Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Years Resolutions In Your Lakeside Home Gym

With 2019 just around the corner, it's time to stop the Christmas binging and get back in shape. Being at the cabin doesn't have to be an excuse to give up on your resolutions however. With a home gym at the cabin, a brand new you doesn't have to be put on hold whenever you head to Kenora.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Helicopter Hot Tub Install

If you're lucky enough to be in a four season cabin, there's nothing better than facing the ice and snow from the warm waters of a personal spa or hot tub. For one client, getting a hot tub onto their beautiful, cliff-side vista was so important that we had to call in air support.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Winterizing Water Lines

With winter underway and our first big cold front upon us, there's no time like the present to review one of our older articles on how to avoid disaster and keep your plumbing in tact through the winter.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Timbers & Tech: Smart Thermostats

While many cabin goers feel like a weekend at the cabin should be a departure from city life, there are a few pieces of lake friendly tech that can make your vacation time that much more stress free. One of them is the smart thermostat.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Lighting Up A Lodge

With winter on it's way, let's revisit one of our favourite builds - the rustic Mountain Lodge - and how the right lighting can turn it into a warm and cozy winter retreat.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Roofing: Ready For Winter

With winter on the horizon, our crew racing to enclose our current projects in time for winter to enter its full swing.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Construction Challenge: Maximizing Your View

Giving a client everything they wish for in their dream home doesn't always come easily. On this Black Sturgeon Lake build, the homeowners wanted to their lake view with out creating a grass lawn and the suburban, city-slicking upkeep that comes with it.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Interior Ideas: The Farmhouse Sink

Building a dream home is a tricky business, and a dream cabin can be even trickier- especially when you have to include high end finishes without losing a rustic, warm quality.

A great way to have the best of both worlds, in the kitchen at least, is with a timeless farmhouse sink.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Four Season Retreats

With temperatures plummeting and summer cabin traffic well in the rear view, there's no better time to get the lake to yourself than spending the off season in your four season getaway. Below are a few bonuses about turning your cabin into a winter retreat.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Breaking Ground on the Boat-To Retreat

With many of the last years projects coming to a close, our crew now has a brand new slate of beautiful builds and fantastic renovations ahead of us. Up first is the Boat-To Retreat.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Winterizing on the Water

Fall is officially upon us, and soon enough it'll only be the four season cottagers left on the lake. Whether you summer in Kenora, or spend your winters hiking and snowmobiling on Lake of the Woods, getting your cabin, and your boats and docks especially, ready for the winter is essential.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Framed Fireplaces

September is just around the corner, and as we get ready for the fall weather, it's a great time to cozy up around the hearth and look back on some of our best fireplace blogs.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Log Homes

Rounding out our recent review of popular building styles is the log home. Check out one of our throwback articles on this timeless style below!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Black Fox Classics: The Beach House Style

Whether it's big or small, there's no limit to the style in which your cabin is built. One of our personal favorites is the low key, but still luxurious, beach house style.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Black Fox Classics: The Timber Frame Cabin

When it comes to building a cabin, your personal style will ultimately dictate the kind of build that will suit you best. But if the last few years have been any indication, the timber frame cabin is definitely a hands down favorite for Lake of the Woods cabin goers. 

Check out one of our classic profiles on the timber frame (below).

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Balconies

When it comes to blending your cabin's interior and exterior spaces, balconies are a seamless solution.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Vistas & Viewing Decks

With summer officially in full swing, it's time to grab a drink, head outside, and check out one of our classic articles on the building the perfect view.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Boathouse Buffer: Using Lifts To Protect Your Boats

What's the point of having toys at the cabin if you can't keep them in tiptop shape? Today we're going to talk about keeping your boats safe from the elements with simple lifts.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Black Fox Classics: Fire Pits

Lake season is finally in full swing, which means that Kenora residents will soon me illuminating the lake with campfires of all stripes. Check out our tips and tricks on building a great fire pit below!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Roadwork: Putting a Lane on the Lake

Another project is underway on Black Sturgeon Lake. Come check out the very first steps in building your dream cabin!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer Upgrades: Hot Tubs And Spas

If you're looking for an additional amenity to take your  2018 cabin season to the next level, there's nothing quite as relaxing and rewarding as a hot tub with a scenic view.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring Forward: May on Lake of the Woods

May is just around the corner, which means that Lake season isn't too far behind. Here's a look at some of the dream cabin projects we'll be working on this season.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Cabin Style: The Beach House

Whether it's big or small, there's no limit to the style in which your cabin is built. One of our personal favorites is the low key, but still luxurious, beach house style.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Exteriors: Modern Meets Rustic

We're finishing up on the exterior of the Seasonal Sanctuary, with another design that mixes modern techniques with rustic cabin appeal.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Island Addition: Helicopter Arrival

As promised, here's some footage of the helicopter that was used to assist with the stair installation on the Island Addition project. Click on the title for more!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Island Addition: Return of the Chopper

With the Island Addition forging forward this spring, we needed a little help getting one of the biggest remaining pieces across the lake and to the worksite.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New Spec Cabin: The Longbow Beach House

With our last spec build on Black Sturgeon Lake behind us, Black Fox is turning its attention to a brand new project on Longbow Lake.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Renovation on Longbow Lake

Black Fox Construction is pleased to announce that we've begun renovating a brand new spec cabin on Lake of the Woods. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Island Addition: A Sharp Exterior

We're rolling through February, hard at work on our Island Addition project. With the cabin's exterior finally underway, we're able to offer a preview of its sleek, modern design.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Seasonal Sanctuary: Rustic Accents

We've been working hard on the Seasonal Sanctuary on Lake of the Woods, and some of it's more unique features are finally coming together. In this post, we're going to take a look at a few of the warm and rugged wooden features of the cottage.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Winter Workload: Sealing Up the Island Addition

We've been driving the ice roads on Lake of the Woods all month in order to keep the progress rolling at the exciting Island Addition. Check it out below!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Beach House Update: Winter Retreat

Since selling the Boulder Beach House in October, we're happy to report that our clients have settled in and transformed it into their perfect winter retreat. Check out a selection of fully furnished shots here!