IMPROVE

At the Ready | Preparing for Natural Disasters and Other Home Emergencies

Everyone hopes they’ll never be victims of a natural disaster or other emergency that affects our homes and families, but unfortunately this is never a “never” proposition. So it just ...
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Get In the Swing | Leave the Ground Without Leaving Your Yard

There’s nothing like a swing to transport you back to childhood. Do you remember racing for the best one on the playground, then careening through the air, pumping your legs, ...
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Great Gadgets | Add Fun and Function at the Lake

As idyllic as life on the lake has already proven to be, there is always room for enhancement. When it comes to entertaining, cleaning and making the most of your ...
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Get Your Shine Back | Tips to Avoid a Lackluster Lakehouse

Maintaining a clean house at the lake can present its own challenges. Between hosting family members or guests, taking part in lake activities, or simply dealing with day-to-day living, things ...
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Dock-Ease | The Latest in Dock Convenience Items

Photography by Craig Shaffer Shorefront property owners at Smith Mountain Lake are dressing up their docks with both high-tech and time-tested accessories to facilitate use and storage of watercraft and ...
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The Details of Decking | Design, Construct, Improve & Enjoy!

If you are going to invest in a house on the lake, then most likely you are going to want a deck overlooking that gorgeous water; a place to enjoy ...
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Keeping Bugs at Bay | Natural Remedies to Combat Common Pests

It doesn’t matter if they have four legs or four hundred, when bugs come around, they bug us. There’s good reason to be irritated, as some species can transmit diseases ...
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Ready, Set, Spruce! |Cleaning Tips for Life at the Lake

Lake life is about friends and family stopping by for a short visit, a day trip, or an overnight stay. We all want to focus on boating, fishing and relaxing ...
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