Why does no one use this room??? That was the question. Some of the best lake views anywhere on Lake Minnetonka and yet no one was taking advantage!

We identified the problems that made the room not-so-appealing.


PROBLEM: HEAVY wood blinds that blocked the view. The afternoon sun heats the room to nearly unbearable temperatures! It’s like a sauna.

SOLUTION: We replaced the wood blinds with light and airy Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades. They look lighter visually and operate so much better. (Goodbye cords, Hello remote operation!) They provide full or partial blocking of the sun, so you can actually use the room no matter what the sun is up to!


PROBLEM: The furniture was a hodge-podge mix of old reused pieces. They didn’t give the room much of a purpose or create a destination spot anyone actually wanted to be in.

SOLUTION: We selected new seating pieces that are super comfortable. We chose 4 matching chairs, centered around an ottoman. There isn’t a seating group like this anywhere else in the house. The unexpected, intimate conversation area draws you into the space. And the arrangement maximizes the lake views!


PROBLEM: What is the purpose of this room???

SOLUTION: We created purpose with an intimate furniture grouping. But we also amped up the special purpose of this room with a really cool built in bar cabinet. Now the porch is the perfect place for an evening cocktail! And did we mention that the bar cabinet is cool-looking?! It sets the vibe for the room as a laid back lake room for lounging and enjoying the company.