Owning a lakeside cabin is something many Americans dream of their whole lives, but for you, this dream has come true! Now that you have your lakefront cabin or are building one, you’re wondering what features to include to make the most of your time there. Here are five tips for decking out that cabin at the lake.
It all starts with the view. That’s why you bought the place, right? So to maximize your enjoyment of that lake view, be sure that your bedroom windows at the rear of the cabin stretch from floor to ceiling. Not only will giant bay windows give you an unobstructed view of the waterfront, but they’ll let in all that beautiful natural lighting.
While the view of the lake might have been your primary reason for this location, you probably want to do more than simply enjoy the view—you want to get out on that water! And there’s no better way to do that than by having your own dock. Just be sure to follow local ordinances and building codes while planning it all out. Some areas have strict rules for property owners to ensure public access to waterfronts. You don’t want to overstep your rights and end up having to redo it. A dock construction company like Abbotts’ Construction Services Inc. can be a good resource to look into.
You’ll also want to have a nice deck that wraps around the rear of the home or even goes all the way around to the front. You have a variety of deck design options, including simple DIY designs with weathered wood planks for that classic, rustic look. Or you can go with a more modern look using composite building materials that are designed to withstand the elements. Multi-level decks are also a great way to take advantage of those views.
Nothing beats relaxing around a fire pit on a cool evening with friends and family. When planning your deck, be sure to include all the other amenities you want, such as a fire pit or grills and patio areas. For safety reasons, fire pits will need to be several feet away from any coverings and from the main structure.
As much as you want to get away from modern society with all its stress and headaches, it’s likely that you’ll still want to stay plugged into the rest of the world through cable television and internet connections. If your neighborhood doesn’t have cables for these utilities, then you can install a satellite dish to bring thousands of channels and wireless internet service to your cabin. Keep in mind that satellite service is not as fast as standard cable services.
Get ready to live the dream in your new lakefront cabin! Try including some of these upgrades into your new home’s design so that you can make the most of living on the lake