What Does Custom Really Mean?


Building a custom home is a very personal experience. You get to live in this balance of building the home of your dreams while also remaining within budget. Many people mistakenly believe that the question of "How much does it cost to build a custom home?" can be answered with a simple calculation based on square footage. However, this could not be further from the truth! We will discuss some of the factors that go into pricing a custom home, and how our ballpark pricing method can help you get an accurate estimate of what your dream home will really cost.


Meet our 2022 Builder of The Year, Jason Wanke of Wausau Homes Medford. A builder who is known for consistently achieving success, winning this prestigious award for the fourth time since 2011 and becoming the first builder in Wausau Homes history to win this award in back-to-back years. Jason and his team have worked hard to build a company that is dedicated to quality custom homes and top-notch customer service. Get to know our Wausau Homes Medford team in more detail with our Q&A.


Imagine saying to your friends, "We're headed out of town this weekend. We're going to our chalet." They would think you are off to the Swiss Alps and would most likely be envious. But, in reality, your chalet is right here in the good ol' USA, and it's a custom-built home from Wausau Homes.


If you're looking for ideas to design your new custom home, we've got them. Consider incorporating these 6 top home trends of 2022 and beyond.


From ice dams to freezing pipes, harsh weather conditions can cause serious damage to your home if the proper precautions are not taken during the building process. Here are some expert building tips for homebuyers who want to build a house that can withstand harsh winter weather.


Building your dream home and living happily ever after should be an exciting experience. We have created this guide to help you understand and anticipate potential lot costs associated with building a new home.


The weather outside may be frightful, but winter is the perfect season for rebuilding your vacation home! You may think building in the winter is out of the question due to the harsh weather, but you may be surprised to hear that Wausau Homes can get the job done. Your local custom home builder can create a safe, efficient worksite throughout the winter, and you can take advantage of this convenient building schedule. Here are three reasons you should rebuild your vacation home this winter.


People often ask how long it takes to build a new custom home with Wausau Homes. We are here to tell you that after 60+ years, our process is what makes us stand out from other builders in the industry. With our construction timeline, you will see that we can get people moved into their new homes faster than any other builder out there!


The process of building a home and finding the perfect lot can be an exciting but also a tedious project. This is mainly due to the shortage of developed lots and the rising prices of outdated homes. This makes the option of buying a new lot to build on your land much more attractive.


The great floor plan debate: open concept vs. traditional. You've probably seen countless articles about open concept floor plans, and you know that it has been a popular trend in home design over the past decade.


What is the perfect size for a house? It depends on what you need. If you have a large family with lots of children, then it's important to take into account how many bedrooms your family needs in order to accommodate them as they grow up. If you are approaching retirement and are in the realm of downsizing, space requirements will be different. You may be trying to make room for guests, or those beloved furry friends we call our pets.


How much money will building your new custom home cost? This is a question that many people ask themselves when they are planning to build their dream house. There are so many factors involved in the process of estimating the costs of building a custom home, but it's essential that you calculate what this number would be before starting construction.


When building a custom home, there are many different factors to consider. One factor that is often overlooked when building a new home is the type of siding on the exterior of your home. Siding can add beauty and value to your property while also protecting it from elements such as rain, snow, sun rays, or the occasional foul ball from your kids.


You have made the investment of your life in purchasing your dream custom home. It needs to be maintained just like any other investment, so you can enjoy maximum comfort for years to come. For many people, this is the first time in their lives they have owned a home! The key to making your dream home work for you starts with maintaining it properly. Learn how to maintain your new custom home with tips from our experts.


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