Like a lot of people, I love to check out how Lake Martin home buyers renovate their waterfront homes after the purchase.
I was really excited earlier this summer when I stopped by a lake home in the north Lake Martin area that I had sold a few years ago. The young couple who bought it wanted me to see the results of their remodeling job. They renovated the bedrooms upstairs, and really put a number on the basement!
And wow – the basement (aka lake level) had been transformed! Sometimes the word “basement” makes us think of a dark, damp and dreary space – sort of scary. Nothing scary here!
The previous owners had used the area for storage. While it was easy to see the potential for this large space it would not be an easy project even for the handiest DIYer or professional contractor, yet the buyers performed most of the work themselves. From design to installation of some tricky sheetrock and carpentry, this was almost 100% their remodeling work!
With this renovated lake level area the homeowners have probably doubled the size of their home. They added a finished bedroom in the space and a bright family room with its own door to the lake side deck. The existing bathroom was updated and expanded. The interior stairs were improved and made more user friendly.
The exterior also received some updating. The old single garage door was removed and replaced with two custom wood, barn style faux doors that look amazing and really add to the lake appeal of the home.
Don’t just take my word for it – look at these before and after photos below!
By the way, if you are looking for a contractor or subcontractor to help you with a remodel, renovation, or new construction around Lake Martin, CONTACT ME HERE and I would be glad to make some recommendations.