Saturday, December 30, 2017

Hot Tub Tech: Electric Spas

If you're in the market for a cabin hot tub, there's a host of hi-tech home spa options that will have you luxuriating lakeside in no time.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hot Tub Tech: Wood-Fired Tubs

Few lake country amenities can measure up to a hot tub. But while a hi-tech tub has its benefits, there's an old school alternative that will simplify the TLC required to maintain a four season spa.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Winterize Me: Windows

Whether you're converting your summer escape or building a four season retreat from scratch, one of the most important upgrades your cabin can receive is the right set of windows.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Winterize Me: Water Lines

There's a lot more to winterizing a cabin than keeping the fireplace stoked. Keep your water flowing in all four seasons with a few helpful winterizing hints.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Winterize Me: Boats, Docks, and Boathouses

Winter is on its way, and even four season cabin owners on Lake of the Woods have a long and important checklist when it comes to preparing your cottage for winter. First, we're taking a look at boats, docks,and boathouses.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Creating A Window Workspace on LOTW

With temperatures dropping on Lake of the Woods and lots of hard work on the horizon, it was important to get our clients' projects sealed off as quickly as possible.

Four Season Fun On LOTW

Summer may be behind us now, but that doesn't mean that the cold weather has to stop you from making the most of your favorite Lake of the Woods area retreat.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

SOLD! The Boulder Beach House

Only a few weeks after hitting the market, the Boulder Beach House has already found a buyer!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Beach House For Sale

Come check out this listing for our brand new, four seasons cabin on Lake of the Woods, available now!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fall On LOTW

Although the weather is still beautiful, Summer is officially over on Lake of the Woods. Here are a few of our projects that are still underway in the Kenora area.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Four Seasons Beach House For Sale

With our Indian Summer in full swing, there have been plenty of great weekends out on the water in 2017. Take advantage of all four seasons in the Boulder Beach House- Black Fox Construction's nearly completed, final spec cabin on Black Sturgeon Lake.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Black Sturgeon Lake: Last Cabin For Sale!

Located just 15 minutes north of Kenora, Black Sturgeon Lake is a quiet, peaceful body of water that easily accesses Lake of the Woods by both land and water. For these reasons and many more, we chose Black Sturgeon as the site for our first ever subdevelopment. 

Now, our final spec cabin is finally for sale.

Here are a few details from the cabin listing:

A lakefront beach house with a southern exposure, this lot is nestled into a serene bay (seen below) and is only steps from the water. The property itself boasts over 200 ft of lakefront and 2 acres plus of land.

At approximately 1500 total sq ft, the Boulder Beach House is a three bedroom cottage complete with a matching bunkie and includes in-floor heat, a huge deck, and an attached weather wall gazebo.

The cottage is brand new and in the finishing stage. It has a shiplap interior, a custom kitchen/bar and is finished in white and off white beach house tones. 

Septic, electrical and propane all hooked up and ready to go. It's even built to have a hot tub on the deck should you choose. In addition, there is a brand new dock and deck by water to make the most of sunny afternoons by the bay. 

If you're in the market for a cabin, make sure to act quickly and reach out to Bill Scurfield before you miss out on Black Fox's final cabin on this beautiful subdivision.

Have questions about Kenora builders, contractors, or interior cottage design? Please contact Bill Scurfield at or visit our website

Thursday, August 10, 2017

KENORA CABIN FOR SALE: The Boulder Beach House

We're happy to announce that the final lot for sale on our beautiful Black Sturgeon Lake development has officially hit the market!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Bathrooms: Finishing Fixtures

No dream home is complete without a stunning master bathroom. When it comes to your cabin's finest commode, it all comes down to the fit and finish.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lighting Up The Bigger, Brighter Cabin

Few things impact the warmth and personality of a cabin like great lighting. When it came to lighting up the Bigger, Brighter Cabin, we knew we needed a few fixtures that stood up the name.

In the Bigger, Brighter Cabin, the scale of the great room's open concept and vaulted ceilings are highlighted by the massive central fixture that illuminates the entire space.

That mantra even carried over to some of the (relatively) smaller fixtures in the room. The dining table fixture, for example, descends all the way down from the vaulted ceiling above.

The same warm, rich colors of the main fixtures can be seen in the sconce-style lights in the home as well, lending a feeling of continuity throughout the 5,000+ square feet of the cabin.

Have questions about Kenora builders, contractors, or interior cottage design? Please contact Bill Scurfield at or visit our website

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Movin' On Up: Staircases and Walkways

At the lake, there's nothing better than taking in a beautiful, sweeping view. However, it's often the case that a bigger view of the lake means you're that much further from the water.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Big Views at Paradise on the Point

As we've discussed before, any little, unforeseen eccentricities in your cabin plan are forgivable as long as you nail down all the cottage essentials. Chief among those is making sure that you have a beautiful view.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Island Addition: Framing Up

The weather may not have totally been on our side in the first few weeks of June, but our crew is still soldiering forward on the beautiful Island Addition project on Lake of the Woods.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Finishing Touches: Paradise on the Point

Summer is only a few days away, and our client have begun the move into their brand new, lakeside dream house. With only a few finishing touches remaining, the wait is over for our clients' young family!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beautiful Boathouses: Paradise on the Point

Summer is nearly here and construction on our ambitious Paradise on the Point build is coming to a close. One of our favorite elements of the build is the cabin's totally unique, two-tiered boathouse.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Coming Soon: The Boulder Beach House

With summer on the horizon, one of our most exciting projects is only a few months away from hitting the market.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Island Addition: All Hands On Deck

With May Long just around the corner and the ice fully melted, it's time to get to work outside and take full advantage of the weather.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Eclectic Accents

When building a cabin, the design choices can feel endless, and making them all work together almost impossible. However, letting a few design elements carry through your cottage will let your home feel cool and collected instead of cluttered up.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Countertop Questions: Quartz vs Granite

When it comes to designing a high end kitchen, a beautiful, one-of-a-kind stone countertop is almost always near the top of a client's wish list.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Paradise on the Point: Spring 2017

Summer is on the horizon, and work on our most ambitious cabin project to date is drawing to a close.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Canadian Construction: Ice Roads

Building a dream cabin in a Canadian climate presents a lot of challenges. However, when building on an island, harsh winters can actually work in our favor.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

New Project: The Island Addition

Every project is different, so when a client asked us to double the living space in their aging island retreat, we were happy to step up to the challenge.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Preview: Spring 2017

Spring has officially sprung. Whether it's a massive addition, getting a brand new cabin ready for sale, or finishing up a clients' dream home, Black Fox Construction is ready for our busiest season yet.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Electric Accents: The Importance of Lighting

When looking at the Mountain Lodge cabin, it's easy to focus on the big details like the large vaulted ceiling,  massive, rustic beams, and enormous windows that fill the home with natural light, to only name a few. However, with cottages and cabins of all sizes, the overall impression of a home is just as much about the little details as it is about the big ones.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Paradise on the Point: Stainless Steel

While the Paradise on the Point cabin is starting to come together rapidly, the fine finishes are starting to come into play. This week we're working on installing the high end kitchen appliances.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Building the Boulder Beach House

It might be winter on Lake of the Woods, but our crews are working harder than ever on our clients' dream cabins. Nestled into a tranquil bay, one cottage that's progressing quickly is our very last spec cabin on Black Sturgeon Lake.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Decks: Building a Beautiful View

When building your cabin, there are a lot of details to consider, both big and small. However, no matter what your choices are, living on Lake of the Woods is all about beautiful views, especially when enjoyed on the deck.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Home Gyms

The cottage may be a place to rest and relax, but if you're planning on making your favorite place into a forever home or even just a multi-week summer retreat, a home gym is the perfect way to keep yourself in tip top shape between dockside parties and holiday retreats.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Warm And Rustic: Wood Accents

Our Paradise on the Point build is one of our biggest, most ambitious cabins to date. Just because the scale of the cabin is so large however, doesn't mean that the owners shouldn't be able to feel right at home in a warm, comfortable cottage.