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7 Finished Basement Details We Love

When you hear the words “finished basement”, do you picture something that’s not quite as polished as the rest of the house? A basement finishing project does not have to look like an afterthought. It should blend with the feel and the architecture of the rest of the home. With a little creativity and expertise, … Read More

Custom Rustic Wisconsin Bar

  Have we mentioned we love what we do?   Recently we worked with clients who relocated from New York City back to Madison and their Wisconsin roots. They asked us to build a bar in their finished basement. They had two main requirements: 1) They wanted it to have an authentic Northwoods feel, and … Read More

Green Built Home Tour – Capitol Heights

Tour our most recent Green Built home! In our previous post we showed you photos of a home we recently completed in Fitchburg’s Capitol Heights neighborhood, the first entirely green community in the Midwest. This week we invite you to take a virtual tour. Notice the upscale cottage feel with granite counter tops in the … Read More

Custom Green Built Home in Capitol Heights

In Wisconsin, many of us have good memories associated with summertime cottages on scenic lakes. That was the inspiration for our most recent custom home located in Fitchburg’s Capitol Heights neighborhood. The home is an efficient 2222 sq. ft. with an upscale cottage feel. It includes granite counter tops in the bathrooms and kitchen, natural … Read More

Garage Remodel: Before & After

It’s true we specialize in custom homes, basement finishing, patios and screen rooms. However, we occasionally take on other fun projects. This large garage with a 2nd floor loft near Madison, WI, was in desperate need of some TLC. These are the “Before” and “After” photos. They capture the much needed structural upgrade and an … Read More

A Master Transformation

Master bathrooms are the new spa where people can retreat to relax and pamper. When we were asked to update this master bathroom in the Madison area, we kept that in mind… The floor and tub tile were replaced with a contemporary neutral tile. We incorporated a beautiful custom pattern in the shower tile and upgraded … Read More

6 Trends We Love from Madison’s 2013 Parade of Homes

  1. Homey Ambiance We love that people are trading their stainless steel and high gloss for lower maintenance surfaces and a more comfortable feel. From the kitchen to the media room to the landscaping, we’re seeing a return to organic spaces that welcome daily wear and tear.   2. Polished Brass Designers are using … Read More

What’s Hiding In Your Basement?

Families grow. Lifestyles change. Ten years ago many of us simply upgraded to a new home when our current nest no longer fit the bill. However, an uncertain economy and housing market have many people hoping they might find what they need right in their own (unfinished) basement. Could your basement hold one of these eight bonus … Read More

5 Summer Survival Tips For Your Lawn

As we enter the dog days of summer, Madison WI could use a good thunderstorm. My lawn is mostly brown, but conserving water is more important to me than having the lushest lawn on the block. Especially during a dry spell. However, I do want to make sure this lawn I’ve carefully nurtured through its … Read More

Why “Mixed-Use” Is So Hot Right Now

Research three of Fitchburg’s newest developments and you’ll quickly find a common buzzword: Mixed-use. What exactly does “mixed-use” mean and why is it so popular with the south side of Madison? Mixed-use is a term used to describe communities designed for diverse functions. They usually combine commercial and residential development as well as single-family homes … Read More

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