Keeping the Family in the Family Room

The family room space traditionally translates into the idea of a gathering place for all members of the family to relax and enjoy together. Unlike the living room concept, traditionally designed with a more formal presentation, the family room’s design and mood is typically geared towards comfort and casual living. ...

Preparing Wood Exteriors for Winter Weather

With the leaves mostly fallen and yard clean ups nearly complete, homeowners should take advantage of the fleeting autumn days to inspect, protect and perform any necessary repairs to their wood exteriors prior to the winter freeze. Wood siding, decks, fences and other structures take a beating in every season, ...

A Proper Haunted House for the Beautiful Custom Home

The history of Haunted Houses traces back to the earliest of civilizations, not necessarily associated with the holiday we know as Halloween. Egyptians were familiar with invoking fear through similar techniques employed in modern haunted house attractions, using clever traps, snakes, spiders, mazes and moving walls to deter and scare ...

Is Your Luxury Dream Home Fire Safe?

Chances are that homeowners who have built a new luxury custom home in recent years are less likely to ponder the potential fire hazards that plague older homes and renovated homes; commonly considered hazards include fireplace cracks and old or faulty electrical and lighting. Newly constructed homes, particularly custom built ...

More than a closet

Today’s custom built homes boast many rooms and living spaces that have been redefined or reimagined from the traditional purpose. One of the areas or spaces that has received such a revitalized purpose also happens to be, traditionally, the most utilitarian and mundane space in home, luxury or otherwise: the ...

Leaves are falling on your Luxury Custom Home

With the Indian summer in Wisconsin winding down and a beautiful Autumn approaching, there are a few maintenance items to put on the checklist for the month ahead to tackle before the weather turns inclement. The magical colors of fall in the air and surrounding the property of your luxury ...

Framing the Windows

Windows have a very important function in any home, specifically designed to be the primary source of ventilation and light, perhaps the most valuable contributors to a healthy, ambient home, as well as contributing to sound control. Fresh air and natural light are even more highly valued in regions of ...

Lighting Up Your Luxury Custom Built Home

Custom homeowners today embarking on building their dream home are well versed on how important lighting is to complete their project to their specifications. Lighting can refer to the architectural design allotting for maximum natural light to be present in important rooms, or it can specifically relate to the lighting ...