A Custom Home Family Lake Retreat – Modern Belle

Colby Construction recently completed the final touches on a beautiful vacation home we call Modern Belle. The name selected for the home truly reflects the grace and style of this gem. The simple, clean lines of this home make you feel instantly relaxed. It’s no surprise this will be a ...

Creating Magic with Water Around Your Custom Built Home

Residents of the Lake Country are deeply appreciative of the natural beauty and myriad of recreation the surrounding lakes provide. With plenty of access to the bounty of lakes and streams, enjoyment of the water is not restricted to lakefront homeowners. In fact, many custom home owners prefer to create ...

Well-Reasoned Closet Space in a Custom-Built Home

Well-Reasoned Closet Space in a Custom-Built Home

A well-organized home today often starts with ample, well-thought-out storage space, with closets being the number one consideration. Inarguably, storage needs and the role of proper closets have changed dramatically over the last several decades, as family lifestyles and the accompanying accessories have evolved. For the most part, gone is ...

Adding Life to Your Custom Home with Houseplants

In the midst of frequently gloomy winters in Southeastern Wisconsin, homeowners benefit from adding touches of “life” inside when there seems to be none outside. The increasingly unpredictable weather patterns take away the snow that only temporarily beautifies the dormant landscaping, stripped to a dull, uninspired environment. Evergreens were the ...

Christmas and Winter Holiday Traditions around the World: Part 1

Christmas and Winter Holiday Traditions around the World: Part 1

Christmas time brings with it so many familiar customs and traditions, many of which were handed down within our families. Wreaths, Christmas trees, caroling, yuletide logs, mistletoe, baking cookies, stockings and so many more traditional decorations and activities associated with Christmas are still commonly enjoyed today. How they became popular ...

The Dream Summer Retreat

While the Lake Country area is considered by many of its residents the ideal community to live year round and raise a family, there are many families that choose to find lake homes as a summer retreat, living in urban communities during the school year. With outdoor activities and entertaining ...

When Birds Become a Nuisance Rather than a Welcome Presence in Your Yard: Protecting Your Garden and Keeping them out of Your Home

When Birds Become a Nuisance Rather than a Welcome Presence in Your Yard: Protecting Your Garden and Keeping them out of Your Home

Southeastern Wisconsin is rich in wildlife, with a stunning variety of birds present throughout the year. Residents do not need an extensive yard to enjoy these mostly welcome visitors and provide roosts and baths for their enjoyment. However, homeowners with larger properties have more opportunities to attract a wide variety ...