Knowing Your Home Educational Series

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Your home is your most important investment.  There’s no better time than now to take proper care of it, and LakewoodAlive is here to help you every step of the way.

knowhomeKnowing Your Home” is an educational series focused on sustainability and home maintenance best practices empowering homeowners to tackle necessary repairs and improvements.  This series is designed to benefit a wide range of homeowners:

  • Those considering a home DIY projects
  • Those planning to hire a contractor
  • Those simply interested in better understanding how their home works

View upcoming “Knowing Your Home” workshops

The workshops are held at unique locations around the community.  Most are presentation format and those that can be held on location aim to offer a hands-on feel, providing homeowners step-by-step direction on how to complete specific repairs.

The 2017 edition of “Knowing Your Home” features a collection of 16 workshops taking place from March through November led by experts within the industry.  These workshops cover a wide range of topics designed to educate homeowners.  The best part?  Each workshop is open to the public and free to attend.

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Knowing Your Home 2017 Schedule

Topic Location Date
Creating a Sound Investment The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood Thursday, March 2
Flooring Options Cleveland Lumber Saturday, March 11
Managing Pests Lakewood Public Library Saturday, March 25
Masonry Basics 1st Choice Roofing Thursday, April 6
Front Yard Curb Appeal Lakewood Public Library Saturday, April 8
Garage Repair & Replacement Cleveland Lumber Saturday, April 22
Historic Roofing Materials Maintenance 1st Choice Roofing Thursday, May 18
How to Contract a Repair Lakewood Public Library – Madison Branch Thursday, May 25
Windows 101 Nicholson House Thursday, June 15
Stripping & Refinishing Woodwork Sherwin-Williams Thursday, July 13
Windows 201 – Hands-On Repair Lakewood Hardware Thursday, July 20
Electrical 101 Clock Electric Thursday, August 17
Plumbing 101 Turkish Cultural Center Thursday, September 14
Bathroom Remodeling Cleveland Lumber Saturday, October 21
Kitchen Remodeling Cleveland Lumber Saturday, November 4
Waterproofing Basics Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar Thursday, November 16


View recaps from past “Knowing Your Home” workshops

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 In lieu of charging for these workshops, we are asking participants to consider either making a donation to LakewoodAlive or bringing canned foods or other non-perishable items for donation to the Lakewood Community Services Center.  We appreciate your support.


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