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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.
When you build a custom home, you want the best of all worlds, sacrificing nothing except headaches. With multiple common building methods to choose from, it may be hard to know which method is best for your new home. Compare these common construction types to the Wausau Homes panelized building process and see why our time and experience have proven panelized construction is the best option to build your next custom home.
Looking for the perfect floor plan for your forever home? Our most popular Wausau Homes floor plans may be the inspiration you’ve been searching for. Explore the dynamic features and custom options of our top 10 floor plans to find the one that fits your family’s lifestyle.
When you start the process of researching new home construction, the range of options can be overwhelming. There are contractors building homes in every budget, style, and location, and all of them claim that their newest floor plan happens to be your dream home. Of course, you know that finding your dream home is about more than a garage, an entryway, or a backyard. It’s about finding a builder you trust and establishing the place your family’s life will unfold. That’s why homeowners in the Midwest trust Wausau Homes.
The past year has brought many challenges that have changed the ways we interact with our homes. As homeowners continue to work, teach, and entertain from home, the design of their home must meet the demands of their new lifestyle. We can expect to see home design reimagined in 2021 to create a more functional space with comfort, convenience, and versatility. If you are looking to build a new custom home in 2021, consider incorporating these top home trends into your dream home.
What is a functional home design? The COVID-19 pandemic and other factors in 2020 have changed the ways we interact with our homes. If you found your family battling the constraints of your current home, building a custom home designed specifically to meet your family’s needs, might be the solution you are looking for. Consider these pro tips for designing a comfortable and convenient custom home.
Meet our December Vendor Western Building Products. Western Building Products Inc. is one of the largest distributors of millwork products in the Midwest. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Western employs 200 people in three facilities with over 430,000 square feet in office, warehouse, and production space.
Meet our November Builder of the Month, Larry of Wausau Homes Brainerd. Owner Larry Oaks has been a native of Brainerd since he was five years old and has been offering the highest quality in new home construction since the mid 1980’s. With extensive knowledge about building on lake lots, cabin re-builds, local codes and regulations, and unique home customization Larry and his wife Jennifer offer a wide variety of building options from the Wausau Homes Brainerd Design Studio.