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LakeLife Homes

We are the Lakes Area Premier Painting and Remodeling Company.
Specializing in Log and Cedar Home Staining, Log Home Maintenance and Repair, and Full Interior and Exterior Finishing.

Is your deck or cabin fading?

We do the job right.

You can expect passion and craftsmanship from everything we do.
Whether it's refinishing your current deck or refacing your deck with composite.


We are specialists in log and cedar home restoration and refinishing. Specializing in log and cedar home staining, log home maintenance and repair, and full interior and exterior finishing.


We always promptly return phone calls and emails, we always are respectful of you and your property, and we always do what we say we are going to do.


You can take comfort in knowing our team of craftsmen is licensed, bonded and insured. With LakeLife Homes you are in good hands.

Services We Offer

We are the Lakes Area’s Premier Staining and Refinishing Company.


Specializing in:

  • Exterior Staining/Painting of Log and Cedar Homes
  • Log and Cedar Home Maintenance
  • Interior Log Sealing and Staining
  • Custom White Cedar Log Railings (Rotted Railing Replacement)
  • Replacing Wood Decking With Composite Decking
  • Window Replacement

To us, it’s so much more than staining and painting. For more than 30 years we’ve brought a passion for woodwork and craftsmanship to projects of every scope, enriching the lives of our customers along the way.

Years of Experience
Cabins Refinished
Satisfied Clients

Ready to start on your next project?

We are ready to get started. Contact us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

We specialize in log and cedar home design, construction, and restoration. These are our main services, but if you have anything else you need feel free to contact us!

  • Deck design/build
  • Screen porch design/build
  • 3-4 Season porch design/build
  • Deck refurbishing
  • Custom pergola design/build
  • Interior shiplap
  • Custom millwork
  • Log home staining
  • Log home chinking
  • Exterior painting
  • Interior painting
  • Interior staining
  • Interior decorating
  • Interior remodeling
  • Kitchen and bath

Do I have to replace my whole deck, or can I just replace decking and railing?

Many of the times we find the structure of the deck to still be solid, and only the decking and railing to be rotting away.  This is a result of the deck being constructed out of green treated material, which lasts longer than the cedar decking. In this case, we can replace the deck boards and the railing, saving you the cost of framing a new deck.

My logs are turning black what should I do?

We see this often in log homes and homes with cedar shakes.  Once the finish has deteriorated, no longer repelling the moisture and the UV rays, the wood will start to mildew.  This is often times what you are seeing with the blackening. It’s important to get as much of the surface blackening removed as possible, using a solution such as TSP to clean and kill the mildew.  If the blackening of the wood has soaked deep in, you may not be able to fully remove that appearance, only stop it from getting worse by killing the surface mildew and then protecting it with a high-quality exterior stain or paint.

Do I need a permit to build my deck/porch?

You should only work with a licensed residential builder in the state of MN.  They should have a license number that begins with BC followed by numbers. The contractor will then be responsible for determining if a permit is needed and if it is submitting all of the necessary information and following the permit process.  If you build the deck yourself without hiring a contractor you will be responsible for the same standards that the contractor would be if hired by you. If you work with a contractor who is not licensed or do the deck yourself without pulling a permit you will most likely be fined and required to bring the deck up to code.

Do you offer design for deck and porches?

Yes, we are a full-service design/build company.  We are happy to build the deck to match your design or work with you to create your dream design.

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We appreciate you considering LakeLife Homes. We invite you to call us at (218) 821-3971 or email us at derekb@lakeliferestoration.com to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection and quote. If you’d like to leave us a message, fill out our contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to working with you!

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