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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.
Summer is just around the corner. Everyone knows you are ready for a vacation, but what about a vacation home of your own? It's the time of year when most people dream about their vacations and plan for them in advance. What if you could design your future vacation spot today? What if you could have a vacation home to come back to, no matter where life takes you next? What if you never had to book in advance because it is yours and it is always available? A custom-built Wausau Homes vacation or second home is just the thing that can make all this possible!
An elegant and sophisticated farmhouse design is a beautiful way to add character, warmth, and charm to building a brand new custom home. A modern farmhouse’s key elements are clean lines with an industrial twist that features open floor plans and soaring ceilings. Let's explore some of these key elements that make up a modern farmhouse design.
Building a house is no easy task. It's even harder when you have to bring all the materials, tools, and people to your property to do it. Most builders don't frame homes in 5 days or less, but Wausau Homes can because we are panelized construction experts with professionally trained set crews, subcontractors, and builders who know how to get the job done right. We'll be there every step of the way from framing your home on day one until we hand over your keys at closing so that you can move into your new home faster than anyone else in our industry.
Are you planning on building a new custom home? If so, it may be time to start thinking about storage solutions. A modern house can easily have upwards of 10 closets and compartments, but with all the furniture and belongings that go into your new home, there's bound to be some clutter.
A roof is one of the essential elements of any home. When building a new custom home, you’ll want to choose a roof that not only fits your design preferences and budget but also provides lasting value and protection. We will go over some key points that you should keep in mind when selecting your new roof.
Choosing the right home can be both an exciting and stressful process, especially if you are looking to make it your forever home. As a family grows, their home should grow with them. If you have children or would like to raise a family in the future, several factors should be considered when designing your living space. While square footage is essential, adding features like extra storage and play spaces can create more room for your family over time.
You have already decided on WHY you wanted to build a custom home, but now comes the HOW. Good thing for you, this isn’t our first time! With over 60 years of experience, we have built the perfect home for more than 200,000 satisfied families. We have simplified and systematized the custom design process so the vision you have in your head will come to life. We’re pulling back the curtain to show you how our custom design process works in just three rounds for your knockout dream home.
Energy-efficient homes are the future. These homes will enable people to save the planet while trimming expenses from their utility bills. When it comes to energy-efficient home building, experts follow many different design principles. Some builders might tackle various issues homeowners want to address, such as passive cooling in Kentucky or natural lighting in Minnesota. Our talented Wausau Homes builders can take even the most complex concerns and turn them into a home you feel proud to call your own. Here’s how we build energy-efficient Wausau Homes.
Few things are more important than your floor plan when you are preparing to custom build your next home. The right floor plan design makes all the difference to you and your family. Think about the following when making decisions about your future home:
Are you considering building a custom home for the first time? Building your home from the ground up can be an incredibly rewarding experience. You can tailor your home to meet your needs both now and in the future. But if you have ever watched any home building show, you’ve seen it can also be a stressful and time-consuming process. For many, the biggest obstacle to making this decision is understanding how the process works.