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 […]

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 […]

EZ Kayak Launch – Revolutionizing the Way You Kayak

Greater Stability, For Any Ability What’s standing between you and the open water? Inexperience? Cold weather? Remove barriers and launch with confidence anytime with this new EZ Kayak Launch. Using their innovative floating dock design, they’ve engineered a flexible, easy-to-use launch that makes getting into your kayak or canoe quick and simple. No matter if you’re […]

Choosing the Best Dock For the Cabin

Expert tips for choosing the right deck for your waterfront. By Brent Coleman & Ernest Lorensson, Cabin Living Magazine Lakeside living is great, but most people agree that actually getting out onto the lake makes it better. Landscaping a lakefront cabin typically includes putting in a dock that will help you reach deeper water to allow […]