Wausau Homes Blog
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HOW WE BUILD ENERGY-EFFICIENT CUSTOM HOMES
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.
8 STEPS TO FINDING THE PERFECT FLOOR PLAN
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:
A 4-STEP GAME PLAN FOR FIRST-TIME CUSTOM HOME BUYERS
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.
4 REASONS WHY PANELIZED CONSTRUCTION IS BETTER
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.
10 MOST POPULAR WAUSAU HOMES FLOOR PLANS
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.
THE HISTORY OF WAUSAU HOMES: 61 YEARS IN BUSINESS
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.
8 HOT HOUSING TRENDS THAT WILL DOMINATE 2021
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.
HOW HOME DESIGN IS CHANGING
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.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT - WESTERN BUILDING PRODUCTS
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.
DECEMBER HOME BUILDER SPOTLIGHT: LARRY OAKS
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.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SINGLE, DOUBLE AND TRIPLE PANE WINDOWS
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.
KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS 101
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.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT - SCHLAGE
Schlage door hardware offers an easy way to enhance the style of a home, keep it safe, and even make it smarter. Trusted in millions of homes, we create stylish, innovative products that bring the possibilities and potential of every door in your home to life.
HOW TO DETERMINE IF REBUILDING IS RIGHT FOR YOU
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.
BENEFITS TO BUILDING DURING WINTER
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.