We gave our tiny cabin an exterior makeover on a budget and I’m so excited to show you! Read on for some DIY curb appeal inspo that doesn’t have to break the bank.
This past May, I introduced our latest project to you: the Tiny Lake House renovation! Then, I answered some FAQs you had about the cabin, and in June I shared our demolition progress and what we found behind the cabin walls.
Since June, my husband Sean has completed all the rough-ins in the cabin like plumbing and electrical wiring. We also had a sewer tank installed, added new windows & doors, and hired a company to install spray foam in the cabin. With Sean’s truck breaking down and things being exponentially more expensive + harder to find than last year, this has been a challenging renovation.
SO, I’m very excited to say we’ve passed all of the rough-in inspections and we’re FINALLY ready to drywall and finish this place! PLUS?! We’ve made over the cabin’s exterior and I get to share our first official BEFORE & AFTER of this little house. Hooray!
Here’s how the tiny lake house exterior looked BEFORE:
And here it is NOW:
We still have a lot of landscaping to do, but I love how this tiny lake house now has so much more curb appeal!
Here’s what we did to pull off this exterior makeover on a budget:
- Installed new shingles in a slate colour
- Installed new windows and doors (budget-friendly selections in stock at Home Depot Canada)
- Scraped, sanded & power washed the old wooden siding
- Painted the siding in Behr Alpine Trail
- Used hardwood boards like this to make wide white trim around the windows and doors
- Used MicroPro Sienna treated lumber (gifted) to create a new porch and railings
I’m obsessed with how the warm brown colour of the porch plays with the deep green colour of the siding. I still want to paint the front door a mint green colour, but I do love it in white too!
Watch my video to see how we did this exterior makeover from start to finish:
This makeover was just the boost we needed to keep going on the interior renovations. We hope to have a completed tiny cabin room makeover for you soon!
Tell me: What do you think of our tiny cabin’s exterior makeover?