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Muskokify

Boathouse reno turns an extra boat slip into an enticing lakeside lounge

It’s always a nice break in a day of boating, swimming or paddling, to make a pit stop at the cottage for rest and refreshments.

Usually grabbing a snack and a beverage or sitting down to watch the game means heading back into the cottage. But, as Kevin Cardwell of Muskokify notes, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Kevin and his team recently put the finishing touches on a boathouse lounge that sits just above water level, bringing the entertainment space right to the water’s edge.

The lounge features a kitchenette with wet bar, large screen television, Sonos sound system, a kitchen island for entertaining and more.

Kevin says building a lounge like this so close to the water meant ensuring the electrical systems were installed at a good height for safety, as well as using a water-resistant cabinetry.

“Our clients want their own waterside lounge and had an extra boat slip to work with,” says Kevin, whose company also installs screens, blinds and boathouse doors. “We had to plan it properly. We built a wall to separate the boat slips from the lounge, while making large walk-through openings where walls once existed. Then we added motorized screens and shutters to allow for a relaxing atmosphere without annoying bugs getting in.”

Kevin says this is the perfect home base for days spent on the lake – whether it’s boating, paddling or swimming – and allows the owners to enjoy stunning views by the water with the comfort of an indoor space.

“You can jump in the lake on a whim,” says Kevin. “The boats, canoes and kayaks are only a few steps away as well. This setup is sure to make lake living even better for our clients.”

The look of the lounge itself can be described as elegantly rustic. The neat, tight lines of the cabinetry and furniture match up well with the entertainment system; yet the textured pre-finished barnboard on the walls, along with the blue, grey and brown tones give it a natural feel.

“It’s the perfect way to enjoy the day at the cottage,” says Kevin. “You have the best of all worlds.”

www.Muskokify.ca

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