modern rustic lake house renovation
before and after lake house kitchen renovation laconia nh

Project Description

Location:   Lake Winnisquam, Laconia, NH 03246
Year Completed:   2022
SubcontractorsLauren Milligan Design; ALLC Mechanical; Lakeshore Electric; Pella Windows and Doors; McGann Painting; John Groesser Plastering; Finer Tile and Masonry; Surface Creations of New Hampshire; Quality Insulation of Meredith.
Commercial Photography:   Ridgelight Studio

The transformation of this lake house first floor was centered around making memories. It was extremely important to the homeowner that Lighthouse Contracting Group retain the design and aesthetic throughout the renovation. The remodeled kitchen, dining room, half bath, living room and office area should appear as if it’s part of the original 1966 design.

The Success Story

Modern Rustic Kitchen;

To enlarge the kitchen, a full bath was moved and remodeled to a powder room. This ensured the kitchen became the gathering space of the home.

An open concept design with access to the living and dining room areas. The stone fireplace is the focal point of each space.

One of the favorite features of this kitchen remodel is the custom range hood mantel. We utilized an old reclaimed barn beam that the homeowner found. Custom brackets were also built to support the hood.

The range hood cabinetry and patterned backsplash tile were all designed to fit between the existing beams and columns. Including, the kitchen island.

The windows were re-framed to fit nicely on either side of the new range hood cabinetry. As this space is partly below grade (the ground), framing them created a recessed look. To complete the design, we installed quartz window sills.

The DuraSupreme cabinets and cabinet accessories are designed to maximize space and storage. This ensures the homeowners get the most use and functionality out of the space.

Living Room:

In the corner of the living room a window was removed and a built-in bar area created. Designed with custom cabinetry featuring beautiful leaded glass it matches the modern rustic aesthetic of the kitchen.

The ceiling is wired for in-ceiling speakers throughout the living area. A great feature for entertaining.

The Johnson Hardwood luxury vinyl plank flooring provides a unique reclaimed wood aesthetic while being water resistant and durable.

Office Nook:

What was once a narrow, dark hallway, used for the family’s beverage center, is now a custom office nook. We removed the small window and replaced it with a larger one. This created a beautifully lit space with amazing views of Lake Winnisquam.

The desk area is designed with a custom built, floating Walnut desk. On the wall above are accompanying floating walnut shelves.