Boating With Your Dog

Nothing beats a warm summer day with your furry friend! Wind blowing through your hair with your best friend by your side as you cruise around carefree, what’s not to love! Most dogs are instinctive swimmers and love the water… except when it comes to bath time of course! Dogs are an important part of […]

Designing a Lakeside Fire Pit

Picture this: The sun has just set on another perfect summer day of cruising around the lake. You gather with all of your neighbors, friends, and family to sit around the campfire. You are content and surrounded by golden toasted s’mores, campfire stories, and tons of laughter.  If this sounds like pure joy, you’re in […]

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 on or near the water. By Carrie […]

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 pergola, gazebo and pavilion for your […]

Tips on Lake Side Zoning Regulations

Most lakes and ponds are considered “wetlands” and therefore fall under the Wetlands Protection Act. Each town has its own interpretation of this Law in their zoning regulations, therefore you (or your buyer’s agent) need to find out the particulars of the property you are considering purchasing. Here are some general guidelines (applicable to many states […]

Generator Options for Your Lakeside Home

Whether or not you are at your lakeside home full time, it’s best to prepare for unexpected electrical outages with an emergency gas-powered backup generator. By BobVilla.com. A power outage that lasts a few hours is often nothing more than an inconvenience, requiring some flashlights and a little patience. But when a major storm knocks […]