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Independence Gained

Creative home solutions promote togetherness and self-sufficiency Whether for aging parents or a dependent child or adult, the latest in creative home solutions offer regained independence, both financial and physical. They’ve also provided an answer for the many families across Northeastern Wisconsin who are looking to join multiple generations under one roof, while still offering READ MORE

Home on the Road

Posted on Mar. 1, 2021 by Grace Olson

Local DIY enthusiasts go the extra mile to achieve their dream campers Travel is a hobby that many consider a favorite. It starts with a spark, something igniting the desire for a change in scenery. Adventure, discovering a new culture, relaxation and a shift in routine all await when wanderlust sets in. This year, simply READ MORE

On the Move

Low home inventory and high demand are expected to persist in 2021 real estate market  Baking bread, mastering TikTok dances and adopting pets have all been popular pandemic pastimes, but home buying may be one of the most popular yet. With mortgage rates at historic lows, and home values at record highs, many buyers are READ MORE

Artful Dwellings

Creative Fox Valley residents treat their homes as a canvas A home’s beauty comes not from the amount of money put into it, but in the soul that is infused by its occupants. Residents of the Fox Cities have an incredible amount of creative energy, and many channel that individual creativity into their homes. There READ MORE

Home IQ

Smart home technologies increase functionality, save energy and create a seamless living environment The definition of a smart home has evolved as consumers’ interests have become more demanding. Smart home devices are designed with convenience in mind and aim to make home life more efficient. A wide variety of smart home technology exists, and in READ MORE

Deck the Outdoors

Spread a little holiday love with a yard that sparkles and shines Christmas lights are getting a workout in 2020. Think back to March when people around the country put up holiday displays to bring a little light to the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, outdoor holiday decor is lifting spirits READ MORE

The Forever Home 

Universal home design reduces barriers to independent living Forty-year-old Ian Sibley is a U.S. Marine veteran who was injured in a motorcycle accident eight years ago while on active duty. The accident left him a quadrapeligic, paralyzed from the neck down. “Ian had to learn how to live again, but he’s come such a long READ MORE

Building the Future of Homes 

Posted on Sep. 1, 2020 by Emily Speers

From antibacterial surfaces to bigger offices, COVID-19 is transforming the way homes are built As the year continues, the effects of the global pandemic are quickly infiltrating every aspect of society, including our own homes. Whether in construction or due to society’s newfound consciousness of home functionality, home design is shifting rapidly to meet new READ MORE

Close to Home

Posted on Jul. 30, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

After months of quarantine, home remodeling is back in full swing  People have spent many extra hours inside their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, hours in which they have begun to notice the parts of their homes in need of updates. While the home remodeling industry was halted during stay-at-home orders this spring, homeowners are READ MORE

An Evening of Excellence

Annual event honors NARI members’ success Across this country, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) serves as a trade association for remodeling professionals. As part of the association, members are committed to integrity, professional education, continuous advancement, ethics and home improvement excellence. The Fox Valley NARI chapter received its charter in March of READ MORE