Us Wisconsinites, along with so many others living in the upper Midwest, are bracing ourselves for some record-breaking cold coming our way this week. I’m not just talking the type of winter temps that we should all be accustomed to from living in our state… I’m talking REAL cold, like the kind that I thought only existed in the North Pole. My weather app right now is showing a low of -29 degrees on Wednesday night after a balmy high of -13 degrees during the day. And these a
If you ask me, choosing a kitchen countertop for your new home or your remodel project is exciting. A countertop can totally set the tone for the style you are going for in the kitchen. It’s also a part of your house that you will literally use and look at multiple times a day. Unless you’ve really spent the time doing research, it’s hard to know what kind of kitchen top will be the best for you. It’s super common for our clients to ask for a little help with this category an
Designing your new home can be fun for everyone in your family – even the kids! A goal that I had in mind as we were building was to purposefully create areas throughout the house that were kid-friendly. When you have little kids, of course your WHOLE home has to be kid-friendly… but I loved the idea of making a few areas special to them while still having these spots blend into our home’s overall look and décor. After living in our house for about a year now, I am so glad th
When it comes to home building, nobody likes feeling any regret. I think part of the anxiety that comes along with building a new house is wanting to make sure that you get every single thing right, right from the beginning. There are so many decisions to make, so many options that you could choose from, and so many things you could splurge on! In our tech-savvy world, we’re surrounded by all of these amazing home ideas and it’s tough to figure out which are the best for you.
It may sound cliché, but starting your home on a good foundation is a crucial first step in building. This means making sure that your house gets placed according to plan on the lot, that it’s set at the correct elevation, and that all of the walls are square. It sounds easier than it really is. Before building my own home, I had no clue what all went into building a foundation. This may be a step of the building process where you rely heavily on your builder to make sure tha
First things first, I want to introduce myself. My name is Erin Weberpal. I’ve been working at Sockness Builders part-time since 2011 when I left my full-time marketing job to split my working hours between helping out at the Sockness Builders office and also pursuing my photography career. My parents started Sockness Builders all the way back in 1986, which also happens to be the year I was born. My childhood memories are sprinkled with those of the business… from my parents