How to Build a Great Boathouse

A boathouse that appears to be floating on the water is one of the most romantic and beautiful forms of architecture, but there are many technical and aesthetic complexities involved in building one correctly. That’s why you’ll want to deal only with builders, engineers, and architects experienced in building...

How Much Does it Cost to Build a New Lake Home?

The cost to build a lake home primarily depends upon the size of the home or square footage, the cost of the waterfront land it sits on and how many custom, top-of-the-line features that are selected. Cost overview The National Association of Home Builders periodically conducts “construction cost surveys”...

Lakeside Pergola, Gazebo, or Pavilion?

Outdoor structures by the lake can provide shade, protection from the elements, and a place for outdoor entertainment. The question is, which one is the right for you? Let’s clear up the confusion surrounding these commonly mistaken architectural structures to make sure that you know the difference between a...

Add an Outdoor Shower to your Lake Property

There’s something nostalgic about showering in the great outdoors, something that brings back memories of summers past. Beach trips, summer camp, rustic cabins at the lake and family camping outings are all experiences that evoke a similar wistful longing for seasons gone by.  – by Katherine Fulghum Knopf, Small Home Magazine...