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What We’re Loving: 3 & 4 Season Porches

What’s the difference between a three-season and four-season porch? Besides the obvious answer (one season!) there are a few more details it’s helpful to know.   Here in Madison, WI, three-season porches are typically used from May through October. Screen windows allow breezes and sunshine in while keeping insects and the harsher elements outside. A … Read More

What Can I Do About Window Condensation?

Old Man Winter is here in full force. For us in Madison, WI that means skiing! Ice fishing! Badger Hockey!   And…window condensation.   What causes the pesky moisture build up on our windows? Humidity, water vapor and steam. These forms of water are present in varying quantities in all air. Moisture in wet air … Read More

Home Comfort Holidays

The holidays are a great time to count our blessings. At the top of our “Thankful List” is our business partners.   Each December we deliver a tray of homemade goodies to our Madison-area business partners. It’s one way of letting them know we appreciate their exceptional work and dedication to our customers. This year … 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

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

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

5 Reasons Building New is Better

Full disclosure: I love building new houses. With that said… As a new home builder AND a custom remodeler, I know the first question many home buyers consider is, “Should I build a new home or buy an existing one?” While there are pros and cons for each, below is my list of the top … Read More

Welcome Home – Oak Meadow

One of our latest custom homes built in Fitchburg’s Oak Meadow neighborhood has 3272 sq. ft. of finished living space. We hosted an Open House here during the recent Madison Parade of Homes. Many guests touring the Capitol Heights parade homes in Fitchburg visited us and commented on the efficient use of space and beautiful … Read More

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