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Building on Family: A gathering place on the Lake Michigan shore

Building on Family: A gathering place on the Lake Michigan shore

During intermission at a weekend soccer tournament, Pat walked by a real estate agent’s office and noticed a home for sale on Lake Michigan. Finding the property, he called his wife, Louise. “If you don’t come up here, you’re not going to see the house I’m going to buy!”

Filed in Feature Homes by on November 25, 2014
Warm Woods & Cool Lake Breezes: Family Retreat on Big Cormorant Lake

Warm Woods & Cool Lake Breezes: Family Retreat on Big Cormorant Lake

Filled with wood, warmth and a breathtaking view of Big Cormorant Lake, Carol and Evan Hass’ lake home is a true haven for a family on the go and on the grow.

Filed in Feature Homes by on November 20, 2014
A Contemporary Cottage: Perfect Style on Lake Latoka

A Contemporary Cottage: Perfect Style on Lake Latoka

Living in a loft in downtown Minneapolis followed by the cozy but constricted space of a two-bedroom cabin on Alexandria area’s Lake Le Homme Dieu inspired the home plans of Ashley and Garret…

Filed in Feature Homes by on October 12, 2014
Prairie Paradise: A timber frame beauty mingles seamlessly with nature

Prairie Paradise: A timber frame beauty mingles seamlessly with nature

For twenty years, Curtis Johnson had a dream of building a private retreat, a home that reflected an appreciation for Old World technique and design…

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on October 1, 2014

Gardening

Three Plants to Bring Holiday Cheer

Three Plants to Bring Holiday Cheer

Blooming plants are welcome at my house during the holiday season. Whether welcome as guests or housemates depends on how easy the plans are to care for after they bloom…

Filed in Gardening by on November 15, 2014
October Blooms: A show-stopping autumn garden

October Blooms: A show-stopping autumn garden

Beautiful autumn flower-gardens are rare. Come September, we look to the yellows, reds, and oranges of turning leaves to bring the landscape to life. The Zimmerman gardens are an exception.

Filed in Gardening, In This Issue by on October 1, 2014
Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards: It's not too late to plant for beautiful blooms next spring

Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards: It's not too late to plant for beautiful blooms next spring

When the Midwest turns red and gold, it’s time to get out a garden spade. Autumn is the ideal time for planting trees, shrubs, and bulbs.

Filed in Gardening by on September 17, 2014

Landscaping

Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Managing storm water is a big deal on lakeshore properties. Excess water running too fast can cause erosion and send pollutants into our lakes.

Filed in Landscaping by on June 30, 2014
Mowing 101: Choosing, maintaining and storing your lawn tractor for years of reliability

Mowing 101: Choosing, maintaining and storing your lawn tractor for years of reliability

Spring is here, and that large patch of white surround your house has turned green. Yes, it’s time to start thinking about your lawn.

Filed in Landscaping by on May 30, 2014
A Bright Idea: Light your way to a perfect patio

A Bright Idea: Light your way to a perfect patio

One of the ideal ways to unwind after a long day at the office (or on the water) is to head out to your patio. Whether you grill and have a glass of wine with friends…

Filed in Landscaping by on May 16, 2014

Destinations

Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

It’s back to the future for Detroit Mountain. With a touch of nostalgia mixed with new technology and an eye on the future, the four-season, 200-acre Detroit Mountain Recreation Area near Detroit Lakes, Minn….

Filed in Construction, Destinations, In This Issue by on October 1, 2014
Ghosts of North Dakota

Ghosts of North Dakota

Empty houses. Abandoned, crumbling buildings. We’ve all seen them around the Midwest. But have you ever wondered about the stories behind them?

Filed in Destinations, In This Issue by on October 1, 2014
White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake

Only 20 miles northeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, White Bear Lake maintains its own small-town character. The community of about 25,000 sits on the lake…

Filed in Destinations by on May 25, 2014

Design & Decor

Backsplash Inspiration

Backsplash Inspiration

Adding a tile backsplash is an affordable, quick and easy way to update your kitchen. These photos are sure to help you find a style, pattern, or material to transform your cooking space.

Filed in Design and Decor by on November 21, 2014
Hottest Fireplace Trends for Fall and Winter

Hottest Fireplace Trends for Fall and Winter

Over the years, fireplaces have been a familiar feature in many homes, however until very recently, they have undergone very little change from the traditional hearth.

Filed in Design and Decor by on November 12, 2014
Setting the Table: Unearth Seasonal Favorites to Create a Festive Feel

Setting the Table: Unearth Seasonal Favorites to Create a Festive Feel

When it comes to setting the table for your holiday feasts, the best rule of thumb to keep in mind is: there are no rules. That’s right, anything goes.

Filed in Design and Decor, In This Issue by on November 2, 2014
Q: How can I bring a pop of color into our relatively neutral lake home? We’ve got a lot of wood, darker or neutral finishes and fabrics, but I’d like to brighten things up a bit with color, any suggestions?

Q: How can I bring a pop of color into our relatively neutral lake home? We’ve got a lot of wood, darker or neutral finishes and fabrics, but I’d like to brighten things up a bit with color, any suggestions?

A: “Having a neutral base is not a bad thing,” says Betty

Filed in Design and Decor, Home Experts by on October 30, 2014

On The Lake

The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Owning a home (or two) can be difficult. There’s knowing what stuff you have, where it’s located, when you acquired it, warranty expiration information, replacement part information…

Filed in In This Issue, Maintenance by on October 1, 2014
Lake and Home Interview: Lifesaver

Lake and Home Interview: Lifesaver

Summertime at the family cabin is typically a dream vacation. But the threat of severe weather can quickly turn that dream into a nightmare…

Filed in Lakeside Living by on August 9, 2014
Materials For Your Dock

Materials For Your Dock

The first walk to the end of the dock at the beginning of each season signifies a fresh start. It’s a fresh canvas for summer memories of swimming, boating, eating, toasting, playing and relaxing with friends and family.

Filed in Lakeside Living by on August 3, 2014

Food & Wine

Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Despite our area having a somewhat strange growing season this summer, our weekly baskets overflowed with fresh, locally grown garden veggies all season long. At this time of year, it’s always hard to say goodbye…

Filed in Food and Wine by on September 29, 2014
5 Must-Have Culinary Herbs: Easy to Grow - Easy to Use

5 Must-Have Culinary Herbs: Easy to Grow - Easy to Use

If you’re an experienced herb grower and user of herbal delights it’s hard to whittle the list down to only five. If you’re new to the herbal scene, then finding a short list of easy-to-grow herbs…

Filed in Food and Wine by on August 11, 2014

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  • Here's a quick preview of the December/January 2015 issue of Lake and Home Magazine. We're kicking off the year with a great issue - Featuring two beautiful MN lake homes, a remodeling section full of everything you need to know before starting your projects - along with some inspiration to get you started, a Kitchen & Bath Booklet brought to you by the best in the business, and we've topped it off with a 2015 Calendar to help you keep all of those projects on track. Look for this issue on stands or in your mailbox the first week in December!


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    Composite Decking Options : Lake and Home Magazine Online
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    A deck is the ultimate symbol of summer relaxation… or is it? If you spent this summer cleaning, sanding, stripping, staining, and sealing your wood deck, you may look at that span of lumber and see chores.
  • Winter has arrived. Does it have you dreaming of a fireplace?

    In this article, Napoleon gives us the latest trends in fireplaces.

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    Hottest Fireplace Trends for Fall and Winter : Lake and Home Magazine Online
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    Over the years, fireplaces have been a familiar feature in many homes, however until very recently, they have undergone very little change from the traditional hearth.