Door County Cabin Makeover
Before: North Woods basics
Scott and Laura's home was built by an artist who showed paintings in the next-door gallery. When the Humbers bought it, the 1983 modified A-frame had North Woods touches they liked, but it needed updating. A photo of the house before renovations is at left.
The Humbers dismissed thoughts of enlarging the quirky 1,400-square-foot cabin. "We were not looking to spend a lot of money," Scott says. "Our goal was that this would become a very cabin-y, casual, unpretentious home."
The family went to work on the relatively easy cosmetic improvements, such as paint, new kitchen cabinets and updated bathroom vanities. Professionals came in only to install more windows to maximize the Green Bay views that drew the Humbers to the house.