Bill’s Forest Lake Great Room Remodel

At Lindus Construction, we’re always excited by home improvement trends and eager to embrace concepts our clients are passionate about.  In recent years, we’ve noticed an uptick in homeowners that are making remodeling decisions that reflect their personal tastes, rather than those of a potential home buyer that may not enter the picture for several years.  Our recent client, Bill, chose to do just that.  At times, he’d considered purchasing a vacation home, but ultimately decided to make his primary residence the sanctuary he desired.
rustic great room of Forest Lake home

Building a Stunning Design Concept for Bill’s Forest Lake Home

When Bill first approached us, other areas of his 1980’s home had been updated to give the ambiance of a modern rustic lodge.  However, his great room still needed to be updated with this design concept.  He understood that a project of this caliber required thoughtful planning and ample time to complete the work.  For that reason, he reached out to us over the winter months with the goal of having the project completed prior to the summer wedding he was hosting at his home.

As a custom home remodeling company, our biggest goal was to execute Bill’s vision with enhancements that would appear to have originally been part of the home.

Creating a Statement Fireplace

We updated the room’s existing fireplace with new brown bricks in varying hues.  The original fireplace was extended to the ceiling to give the allure of a chimney.
updated brown brick fireplace

Using Accent Beams to Create a Beautiful Ceiling

Before commencing work on this project, the ceiling had accent beams that certainly contributed to the room’s appeal, but could be improved upon.  We replaced these with stunning logs and configured them in a way that gave them the appearance of support beams.  Reclaimed southern yellow pine that we pre-finished was also added to the ceiling to promote the allure of a log cabin.  The upstairs bathroom was shortened up a few feet to open up the sightline within the loft.
vaulted ceiling of Forest Lake home

carpenters, brick layer and log guys did awesome work.  The work has created a great Northwoods feel to our entire house.”   

Loving the look of the work we’ve done, his next project with us will likely be having the home’s upstairs bedroom ceiling transformed with wood.  This will allow it to match the great room project.

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Reviews From Forest Lake, MN Homeowners:

"I used Lindus to right the wrong of no deck on the back of my house. From working with Dave Anderson on the sales side to Cory Maxon and his build team, every piece of the process was handled with professionalism and care. Cleanest jobsite I've ever seen! I had a great experience working with Lindus!"

Chris B.
Forest Lake, MN
December 12, 2023

"They replaced the windows in my house and did a beautiful job! A year later one of the windows had a leak during a rainstorm. They made multiple trips back to my house free of charge to make sure the window was no longer leaking! I couldn’t be happier with their warranty and services!"

Shane J.
Forest Lake, MN
August 31, 2022

"Placed gutters. Done excellently."

Jennie E.
Forest Lake, MN
November 13, 2021

"Everyone was very efficient!"

Jim H.
Forest Lake, MN
March 16, 2021

"Pete and I were extremely happy with the work and the quality of the windows. It was also reassuring to hear the building inspector state he would only consider 2 contractors to work on his house, and Lindus was one of them! In fact he has already contracted with you for new siding on his house next summer."

Merilee F.
Forest Lake, MN
January 28, 2020

"It went well overall."

Chuck G.
Forest Lake, MN
August 3, 2018
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