Lake Cabin Essentials

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Lake Cabin Essentials

Having a lake cabin is a dream come true for many people in Brainerd, MN. It's a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the tranquility of nature. However, building your dream lake cabin requires attention to detail. Visions of breathtaking scenery and watchable wildlife are fine – as long as you see to the essentials.

EL Builders knows lake cabins; we’ve built exquisite getaway cottages and summer homes since 2003. With all that experience comes quite a bit of knowledge. While we move mountains to create the cabin of your dreams, we are also careful to include those essential components that make it both livable and comfortable. Here are the five essentials we’re talking about.

Reliable Power

One of your lake cabin essentials is a reliable source of power. Whether it's a generator or solar panels with a storage solution (or both), you need a reliable power source and a backup option in case of an outage. Northern weather can be unkind. This will ensure that you can still enjoy all your cabin's amenities, even when the power is out.

Adequate Heating and Cooling

Another lake cabin essential is an adequately heated or cooled structure. This will ensure that you are comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. A sound backup heating system, such as a wood stove or propane heater, can keep you warm during the colder months and when ice severs the power lines.

Proper Insulation

Proper insulation is also a lake cabin essential, especially near a lake. It will help keep the cabin cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This will make your stay more comfortable and help reduce your energy bills. Maintaining a regular temperature also preserves your interior furnishings and belongings.

Fresh Water Supply

A lake cabin should have an adequate supply of water. You need to ensure that you have a reliable water source for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. EL Builders can work with you to determine if digging a well or installing a water filtration system for local water is the best option to ensure you have plenty of clean, safe water.

Outdoor Amenities

Finally, you must ensure that your lake cabin has adequate outdoor amenities. This can include a dock, a boat, a barbecue grill, an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area, an enclosed hot tub, and outdoor furniture. These amenities will allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the lake and the surrounding nature, and EL Builders can help you select the best amenities to enjoy.

Owning a lake cabin can be a wonderful experience. However, ensuring that your cabin is well-equipped and well-maintained is essential. EL Builders can help you design the ultimate custom lake cabin with all your preferred spaces and amenities while ensuring you also include top-tier essentials for comfort and convenience.

Contact us today, and let’s talk about your dream cabin!