With the summer months on the horizon, many of our clients are thinking about ways that they can enjoy the exterior of their home during the warmer months. What’s better than sitting out on your deck and enjoying a cocktail, right? Maybe you love relaxing on the deck with your morning coffee while the kids play in the yard? Whatever it is, there’s no doubt that adding a deck to your home will be one of those decisions you’ll be so glad you made. If a deck project might be in
Did you hear the news? Today is the first official day of spring! It’s about darn time if you ask me. It makes me so happy to know that warmer sun, longer days, and the world turning green are just around the corner for us. This is the time of year when homeowners start thinking about getting their yard ready for the summer, and it’s the perfect time to do some pre-planning. Make a plan now for turning your yard green this year so that you can be enjoying a drink on your pati
When it comes to designing your new house or your remodel project, let’s face it – the laundry room probably doesn’t get the attention that it deserves. It doesn’t deserve design attention because you’ll be having so much fun when you’re in there (at least I don’t think so) but considering that it’s a space that you’ll spend time in pretty much every day, I think it justifies a second look. There are lots of great ways to make this room of your home functional, efficient, and
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
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
If words like “backfill,” “zero-step entry,” and “granular fill” aren’t in your vocabulary yet, they will be once you build a home! Looking back, this is an area of the home building process that I knew very little about when we started… but it truly is some important stuff. So, if you’re like me and digging basements isn’t really your thing, then keep reading and you’ll be able to talk with your builder about excavating like a pro. The plan for excavating really starts befor