LakewoodAlive Unveils “Knowing Your Home” Schedule For 2019

LakewoodAlive's 2019 Knowing Your Home Series kicks off on March 7 with "Creating a Sound Investment."

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.

LakewoodAlive announces the schedule for the 2019 edition of “Knowing Your Home,” a free educational series focused on sustainability and home maintenance best practices empowering homeowners to tackle necessary repairs and improvements. Orchestrated by LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program, this series is designed to benefit a wide range of residents:

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

The sixth year of this popular home maintenance program features a collection of 15 workshops taking place from March through November led by experts within the industry. These workshops will cover a wide range of topics designed to educate homeowners regarding improvements and best practices for their homes. The best part? Each workshop is open to the public and free to attend.

The 2019 season commences with “Knowing Your Home: Creating a Sound Investment” on Thursday, March 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood. This kickoff workshop consists of a panel discussion addressing the process for tackling major home improvement projects. Panelists will share wisdom and insights to make the construction process more streamlined and effective, saving you time and money.

Moderated by Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive, the panel of experts for “Creating a Sound Investment” consists of:

  • Bill Gaydos, William J. Gaydos & Associates, LLC
  • Chuck McGettrick, Architects C.A. McGettrick, Inc. 
  • Chris Parmelee, City of Lakewood
  • Dana Paul, Prairie Stone 
  • Mike Quinn, Cleveland Lumber Company

To reserve your free spot for “Creating a Sound Investment,” visit or call 216-521-0655. 

“We are thrilled to announce our 2019 season of Knowing Your Home workshops,” said Allison Urbanek, LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach & Internal Operations Director. “This workshop series is near and dear to us at LakewoodAlive, having grown considerably over the course of more than 65 workshops hosted during the last five years. We truly hope this free series is able to provide something useful for every Lakewood resident.”

Now entering its sixth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually. Visit to learn more. Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens BankCity of LakewoodCleveland Lumber CompanyFirst Federal LakewoodRemax Beyond 2000 and Third Federal Savings & Loan.

2019 Knowing Your Home Series Schedule





March 7

Creating a Sound Investment

7 - 9 p.m.

The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood

March 21

All About Fireplaces

7 - 9 p.m.

The Hearth Shop

April 25

How to Contract a Repair

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Lakewood Public Library

April 27

Step Repair & Replacement

10 - 12 noon

Cleveland Lumber Company

May 16

Meet & Greet with a Building Inspector

6 - 8 p.m.

Western Reserve Distillers

May 30

Solar 101

7 - 9 p.m.

Buckeye Beer Engine

June 6

Bringing Universal Design to Your Home

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Lakewood Public Library

June 22

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling

10 - 12 noon

Cleveland Lumber Company

July 18

Deck Refinishing

7 - 9 p.m.

Sherwin-Williams Lakewood

July 20

Garage Repair & Replacement

10 - 12 noon

Cleveland Lumber Company

Sept. 14

Weatherization Basics

10 - 12 noon

Cleveland Lumber Company

Sept. 19

Cabinet Refinishing

7 - 9 p.m.

Sherwin-Williams Lakewood

Oct. 10

How to Stock Your Tool Box

7 - 9 p.m.

Lakewood Hardware

Oct. 17

Moisture & Ventilation

7 - 9 p.m.

Clock Electric

Nov. 7

Home Maintenance

7 - 9 p.m.

Clock Electric


Matt Bixenstine

I am the Marketing & Development Manager for LakewoodAlive. I enjoy all things Lakewood, especially walking my basset hound through Madison Park.

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