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...

10 Tiny Lake House Designs

If you’ve set up home on a lake, chances are you’re there because you love to be outside. Your days are most likely spent outdoors, so you don’t need much as far as a house goes: a place to lay your head, cook dinner, and seek refuge when the...

10 Questions to Ask Your Lake Home Architect

If you’re hiring an architect to design your lakeside cabin or addition, equip yourself with questions like these: What are important considerations when designing on or near a lake? What are the challenges of lakeside design? How will you gather information about my waterfront needs, goals, etc.? Will I...

Lakeside Living: A Retirement Cabin in Idaho

A retirement cabin dream come true. Story by Melissa Mylchreest, Cabin Living Magazine Photos by Neumann Photography Nestled into the base of the Selkirk Mountains and perched on the northwest shore of Lake Pend Oreille, the little town of Sandpoint, Idaho, truly boasts the best of both worlds. With...