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Refinance and Remodel: Lakeside Cottage Turned Into Year Round Home

Refinance and Remodel Lakeside Cottage Turned Into Year Round Home

A lake house is the perfect place to get away on weekends and summer holidays. In fact, it can be so perfect that you may want to turn that second home into your only home. But how does a homeowner go about turning a seasonal house into a year-round home?

Join us for a walk-through of a vacation home remodel that turned a lakeside cottage into a permanent, year-round home for the homeowners.

Sondra Phillips of Interior Design Schemes shows us how a lake house renovation project can be the inspiration for our do it yourself home remodeling projects. You can do the work yourself or you can hire a professional contractor to do the work. With adding a second story to this lake house, Sondra shows how planning and designing can be a vital component of the process.

From cash to a home equity line of credit to a home improvement loan like the FHA 203k, how you pay for the remodeling is up to you. Sondra show us how interior design schemes can help save money over hiring an interior designer (and Sondra owns an interior design company!).

See the embedded video here - Lakeside Cottage Turned Into Year Round Home: Remodeled

If you'd like to learn more about how to finance a remodeling project like this, download our free eBook below. "The Ultimate Guide to Home Improvement Loans" can help you understand your options, whether you're buying a house or you want to refinance and remodel. get your copy today, and let us know if you have any questions.

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