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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.
Reduce your energy bills and enjoy a safe, beautiful custom home with the right window styles. Most homeowners focus on the shape, size, and style of windows for their home, but the number of panes has the greatest effect on your home’s energy efficiency. Explore the pros and cons of single, double and triple pane windows today. Build an energy-efficient custom home with these window options.
Your kitchen design needs a dependable work surface and your countertop can be that finishing touch that brings your entire kitchen aesthetic together. There are many countertop materials available, so it can be difficult to choose the right one for your new custom home. Explore the pros and cons of common countertop materials to choose the right fit for your design and budget.
Finding an ideal lot for a family home or pristine lakeside land for your dream vacation home can be a difficult task, so many home buyers are turning to rebuilding a new home on their existing lot. Replacing an existing home is increasingly becoming one of the most popular methods to gain more space, manage maintenance costs, and save money. Instead of investing in costly repairs and renovations on an older, smaller home, consider working with a professional Wausau Homes builder to design a custom home that will keep your family safe and comfortable. Learn how to determine if rebuilding on your current lot is right for you.
Meet our October Builder of the Month, Ben Fredrick of Wausau Homes Marshfield. With over 20 years in the construction industry and their award winning realtor background, this power couple is incredibly talented. Keep reading to get to know Ben and Ashley on a more personal level with our Q&A.
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 your local Wausau Homes builder can get the job done. Find out how your local custom home builder can create a safe, efficient worksite through the winter months and how you can benefit from this convenient build schedule.
Winter can be hard on homes. Whether you experience heavy snowfall or sub-zero temperatures and a few flurries, it’s important to protect your home from the effects of the winter season. Here are some pro building tips for homebuyers looking to design a home that’s built to withstand the harsh winter weather.
A custom home should be filled with personalized features and quality materials. If you’re considering working with a local Wausau Homes’ Builder to design a new home for you and your family, use this helpful guide to determine the most popular flooring choices for each area of your new home.
Building a custom home is an excellent opportunity for homeowners to decide the details of every inch of their properties. Budget constraints can make it impossible for you to get everything you want. Even so, you can prioritize the areas worth saving on versus the areas you should splurge on. An experienced Wausau Homes builder can review your budget and compare it to your preferences. He or she can then advise you on where you can save money to make room for your must-haves.