How Does Amish Furniture Help Transform a Florida Lakehouse?

Wake up to the beauty of a serene sunrise over the water.

Come along with us for a tour of this old central Florida rental house that was transformed into a beautiful, comfortable vacation rental…with the help of Amish furniture.

A Tour of the Renovated Lakehouse

Step in the door to find a living room full of solid wood Amish furniture, all looking out on the lake through the wide glass doors. Sink into the solid oak wood recliners to watch a movie, read a book, or gaze at the water. Float into your dream bedroom, which makes brilliant use of its limited space.

A quick skip down the hall takes us to the guest bedroom and another set of DutchCrafters Amish furniture. This traditional set features matching rounded accents on the bed, dresser, and nightstand.

See how this intimate dining room is enhanced by a cozy breakfast nook.

But where this home really shines is where the sun shines. Dine outdoors on the back porch facing the lake!

Then, stroll down to the lake to find what makes this place truly special—the dock, with its array of comfortable outdoor lounge seating.

A Closer Look at the Amish Furniture

Now, let’s take a closer look at what makes each set of furniture special, starting in the living room.

The Living Room

Enjoy the stately look of these Heartland Recliners.

These are matched by a side table and coffee table in the same wood and finish.

The Amish Heartland Slat Mission Recliner, product 46637, is the most popular recliner at DutchCrafters! It’s made to order in Northern Indiana with several custom options. Customers can order this chair in any of nine wood types, dozens of stain colors, and hundreds of upholstery materials! It features an electric reclining mechanism for extra comfort.

The Contemporary Mission Coffee Table, product 52711, is a convenient, two-drawer coffee table built in a Northern Indiana Amish Woodshop. Its wood type, finish color, and drawer hardware are customizable. Depending on your custom selections, the contemporary mission style of this table can pair well with mission, shaker, or contemporary style seating. A rounded top edge softens its appearance and makes it safer for kids.

The Amish 22-Inch Contemporary End Table, product 52710, is a perfect match for the coffee table. Its 24-inch height fits neatly alongside the armrests of chairs or sofas. Like the coffee table, this end table has a sturdy base consisting of straight, square legs and a low magazine holder.

The Master Bedroom

The bedrooms are full of Amish furniture from DutchCrafters, including the Jonah Poster Bed and Early American Open Nightstand, but the most impressive piece in the set is the extra-wide Mule Chest in the primary bedroom.

The Amish Carlisle Two Piece Mule Chest, product 59314, features a 9-drawer dresser topped with a 4-door armoire. Store your casual clothing, linens, and dress clothes on hangers all in one storage piece! 11 wood types are available, along with dozens of stain colors for each. Upgrade all 9 drawers to Blum soft-close under mount drawer slides, as seen here, for ultimate comfort and usability! A pop-out rail secret compartment is available to hide your valuables. Finally, pick your favorite door and drawer hardware to add the perfect finishing touches to your design.

The Amish Early American Open Nightstand, product 9285, pairs a wavy, formal design feature with the simplicity of a Shaker-style frame. The smooth curves and tapering legs combine to create the perfect, elegant accent tables to frame this bed.

The Amish Jonah Poster Bed, product 58240, is elegant, but approachable. Subtle curves and round cannon ball accents define this bed’s appearance, but there’s no excess formality to it. The Cannon Ball Bed can fit in, either dressed up for a luxury home or simplified for a modest farmhouse, depending on the custom options you select. Order it in 12 wood types, from formal Cherry Wood to Rustic Hickory, with many finish options for each. As with nearly any bed at DutchCrafters, it’s available in the size and mattress platform of your choice.

The Guest Bedroom

The guest bedroom’s furniture set features the best-selling Eden Bed with a matching Canyon Creek Nightstand and Dresser.

The Eden Bed, product 50135, is popular for its simplicity, low price, and traditional style. Turned spindles on the headboard and footboard pair with the curving rounded bedposts to create a formal, yet unassuming, silhouette.

The Canyon Creek Bedside Chest Nightstand, product 45694, offers flat panels, straight lines, and a boxy appearance atop four solid, curvy, turned legs. The flush-mounted drawers and subtle curves create an elegant appearance that exudes quality. This unique nightstand combines rounded wood drawer pulls with breadboard ends in the top panel to create a piece that can fit in almost any bedroom.

The elegant Canyon Creek Seven-Drawer Dresser, product 45696, perfectly matches the bedside chest with a square, flat panel design and flush mounted drawers. An optional mirror is available to top this dresser. Other custom options include the wood type, finish color, and hardware. Lastly, light or heavy wood distressing is available on this piece if you wish to give it a rustic, weathered appearance.

The Amish Hertford Windsor Dining Chair, product 959, is available as an armchair or side chair. The rounded spindles and delightfully-decorated base make this a statement piece. Its steam-bent back curves down to the seat in the side chair version; in the armchair, the back curves forward to create arms on either side. This makes it a fitting addition not just to a dining set, but also to a bedroom or living room!

The Kitchen and Dining Room

In a return to the kitchen and dining area, the Solid Wood Amish Breakfast Nook Set, product 1172, offers dining, seating, and storage in one convenient package. This space-saving design offers storage beneath each solid wood bench seat. The standalone Trestle Table tucks neatly beside the storage benches. And a 48″ Trestle Bench finishes out the seating on the other side…and tucks under the table when space is at a premium.

Outdoor Poly Furniture

Outside, on the back porch, you’ll discover the beauty of poly furniture.

Back Porch Facing the Lake

Set your eyes upon this poly dining set, made with the Antique Mahogany Natural Finish on top and a black poly base. Together, this chair and table combination makes a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the view out over the lake.

The Berlin Gardens 38″ Round Patio Bar Table, product 43022, is highly customizable through the options at Start with your frame color and slat color: the apron, vertical legs, and base make up your frame color while the top and horizontal braces are the slat color. These two options together offer you dozens of color combinations! Next, you can select either counter or bar height. Finally, add accessories in the center of the table such as an umbrella or a fire feature.

Likewise, the Berlin Gardens Comfo-Back Outdoor Poly Bar Chair, product 43026, offers several options and accessories. First, choose your slat and frame colors. Then, add back cushions or seat cushions. Finally, enhance your comfort with a throw pillow, neck pillow, or lumbar pillow. A fabric water repel spray and Xtreme Clean spray are available as well with these poly products.

The LuxCraft Poly Chaise Lounge, product 49483, offers luxurious comfort that’s perfect for a beach, pool, lake, or backyard. This chair’s subtle curves and adjustable back, paired with optional seat cushions give you all you need to relax for hours on end.

Down on the Dock

There’s something for everyone on this large dock, including a boat lift, lounge chairs out in the sun, and a screened-in room complete with a coffee table and cushioned seating.

Catch some rays (and maybe even some fish) from the comfort of the chaise lounge and Adirondack chairs.

The Berlin Gardens Comfo-Back Chaise Lounge, product 8431, much like the LuxCraft Chaise on the porch, offers an adjustable back and an arched leg rest. But this lounge offers the subtle scooped curve and seashell-like design of the Comfo-back as well. This chair offers optional back cushions, seat cushions, throw pillows, a neck pillow, a lumbar pillow, and a cup holder to create your perfect relaxation spot!

The Berlin Gardens Comfo-Back Poly Adirondack Chair, product 6389. The Comfo-back design and smooth poly lumber complement the classic Adirondack Chair shape to create the quintessential seat for a vacation. All of Berlin Gardens’ custom options and accessories are available with this chair, including lumber color, cleaning sprays, cushions, and pillows.

The Screened-in Deck Room

Or retreat to the ultimate relaxation of the screened-in deck room!

Over the water and beneath the ceiling fan, you’ll find comfort in the soft cushions and solid frames of the Classic Terrace set from Berlin Gardens, arranged around a brown poly coffee table.

The Leisure Lawns Outdoor Poly Round Conversation Coffee Table, product 15368, is 38 inches across and stands 20 inches tall. It’s available in a single color or a two-tone finish—the perfect centerpiece for conversation with friends or your morning coffee.

The Berlin Gardens Classic Poly Terrace Club Chair, product 49449, combines the benefits of poly furniture with the comfort of cushioned living room seating. The hefty, sturdy poly frame is durable and available in your choice of frame color. It’s then topped with plush, comfortable cushions covered in your choice of weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric. Finally, add a throw pillow to highlight your color scheme!

The Berlin Gardens Classic Poly Terrace Loveseat, product 48261, features a subtle beauty to match the Club Chair. Its angled backrest is topped with a curled finial; the armrests are slightly arched for comfort; and the front leg pieces angle backwards above the seat to create a curved brace for the arms. These design elements, paired with all the same custom options as the Club Chairs, ensure that you can add the perfect outdoor seating to match your patio, porch, lanai, pool, or dock.

An All New Lakehouse

Outdoor comfort is the name of the game at this beautiful lake house.

With the simple addition of solid wood furniture inside and durable poly outdoor furniture, this modest lakeside two-bedroom has become a comfortable, appealing lake retreat.

So, what can Amish furniture do for your home or vacation house?

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