Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hardwood Havens

At Black Fox, we believe that your cabin should be as beautiful as it is cozy and comfortable. Depending on how you and your builder approach them, hardwood floors can offer up the perfect blend of warmth and beauty.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rock Solid: Finishing Your Cabin With Custom Masonry

When building your dream cottage on Lake of the Woods, the devil is in the details. When you're putting the finishing touches on your lakeside abode, one of the quickest ways to make a splash is with rock solid stone features.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Warming Up With Framed Fireplaces

As we've previously explored with the stately masonry fireplace, a cozy hearth is an essential centerpiece of any Lake of the Woods cabin. A framed fireplace offers you the same opportunity to kick your feet up at the end of a long summer day, but at a fraction of the cost. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Great Rooms: The Heart Of Every Home

Whether it's sundown or happy hour, one of the most popular rooms in any cabin on Lake of the Woods is the great room. Ranging from stoic and stately to warm and cozy, your builder can help you create the perfect shared space for your ideal cabin.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Raising The Roof: Building A Beautiful Ceiling

What separates a city home from a Lake of the Woods cabin? If you ask a cottage owner or builder, one of the first criteria is often a cabin's overall rustic, rugged aesthetic. Funnily enough, a feature that best encapsulates a cabin's unique, woodsy appeal is ironically one of its most overlooked- the ceiling.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cooking In The Great Outdoors

When it's summer on Lake of the Woods, any excuse to stay outside is a good excuse. So, when dinner time roles around at the cottage, an outdoor kitchen is a great way to make the most of your evening.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Warming Up With Masonry Fireplaces

Whether you're relaxing by the fire with a drink after a day of snowmobiling, or curling up on a cool Lake of the Woods summer night, a fireplace is a necessary addition to any cozy cabin.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Mixing Style With Safety: Outdoor Stairs And Handrails

As cabin builders, we know that the more time you spend down on the dock, the better.  For some of us,  that might require more than a few sets of outdoor stairs and handrails, but that doesn't mean your walk down to waterside Lake of the Woods can't be as stylish as it is safe.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Mantels: Giving Your Cabin A Personal Touch

In the end, cabins are about family. Nothing beats a cozy weekend on Lake of the Woods with loved ones, and for our money one of the easiest ways to truly turn your house into a home is with a welcoming, one-of-a-kind mantel.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Movin' On Up: Beautiful Custom Staircases

As Kenora builders, we know that certain parts of your dream home can be taken for granted- your staircase being chief among them. However, with the right design and an attention to detail, you can take your stairs from second thought to cabin centerpiece in no time.