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 on or near the water. By Carrie […]
This Guy Built A Floating Tiki Bar, And Lived Happily Ever After
Don’t be alarmed if you see a tiki bar floating by a river or waterfront, it didn’t get there accidentally. Greg Darby needed to purchase a small boat after his was stolen but he was also planning to set up a tiki in his backyard. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident didn’t need to choose one […]
Should You Build Your Own Dock?
Your official resource to help you replace, complete building plans, or design and build your own dock on-site. By John Tiger at CabinLife.com. Whether your dock is a total wreck or it’s just not your style, there are several resources to help you replace it, from parts, to complete building plans, to folks who will […]
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” to collect information from builders on […]
How to Build an Outdoor Shower
Outdoor showers are an often overlooked luxury. At first glance an outdoor shower may seem primitive, but once you experience a cool refreshing shower on a hot summer day, you’ll never want to shower indoors again. For some an outdoor shower is built for convenience and not wanting to track sand or dirt into a […]
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Dock?
Building a dock is a large-scale project for many homeowners. It involves considerable planning and decision-making prior to starting construction. Choices must be made regarding the type of dock, materials used, electrical capabilities and budget. Other considerations, like permits and inspection, should also be taken into account. Many of these factors will vary considerably. Original […]
Building a Lakeside Fire Pit
by diynetwork.com Backyard fire pits are one of the most popular of all landscaping features. They are attractive, functional and provide an outdoor gathering place, especially when placed at a lakeside retreat! Ideally, a fire pit is constructed from fireproof material on a flat, level area at least 25 feet from a house or tree. […]
How To Build an Outdoor Shower
Posted by Timothy Dahl If you decide to build an outdoor shower its easier than you think. An outdoor shower can complement a lakeside location or just be used as a way to rinse off so as not to track any dirt into the house after a day on the water. Plus, in the summer […]