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Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

NARI Honors Transformational Remodeling Projects National Home Improvement Month is here, and that means the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is celebrating.  Nari of Northeastern Wisconsin—NEW NARI—is one of three chapters in the state that serve homeowners by forging connections with home improvement contractors, various trade professionals, suppliers and retailers who uphold their READ MORE

Expanding Home with Hardscape

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022 by Andy Draheim

Home is not contained within the walls of a house. Something as simple as a well-placed, charming feature or even texture in an outdoor space can be enough to lure us away from the cooped up essence of daily life. Our patios, pathways or pergolas provide a small gateway to nature, which imparts a wholly READ MORE

A fresh take on beautiful bathrooms

Posted on Feb. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

2022 trends for this year and beyond  There has been a noted surge in home improvement projects in the last couple of years, much of it attributed to increased time at home to envision projects and assess what’s missing to transform living spaces into dream homes.  Bathrooms, specifically, have seen an uptick in attention. The READ MORE

Living large in small spaces

Posted on Jan. 2, 2022 by Grace Olson

Clever apartment styling and décor They say good things come in small packages, but when the “thing” is your living space, it can be a challenge to appreciate and utilize. Yet almost 39 million people in the United States currently live in apartments. So how do you maximize space and make apartment living feel cozy, READ MORE

Choosing a fireplace

Posted on Dec. 1, 2021 by Grace Olson

What you should know about safety, efficiency and heat Hello, winter. The season has officially turned and we’re in for the long haul in the Fox Cities. Undoubtedly, when it’s cold outdoors, we crave warmth and coziness inside. Perhaps the most iconic combatant to the frigid temperatures and mental fatigue is the fireplace. They add READ MORE

A place at the table

Posted on Oct. 31, 2021 by Grace Olson

Elevate entertaining and sit down to inviting decor “The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” —Terri Marshall Regardless of age, the holiday season feels as if it holds a magical secret—the comfort of gathering around a Thanksgiving table, READ MORE

Kitchens of the Future

How to be more eco-friendly in the heart of your home The “go green” movement has taken residence in our home-improvement vernacular, as companies and homeowners try to find ways to use sustainable, more energy-efficient materials and appliances for their new or remodeled kitchens. LED lighting, quartz countertops, recycled-glass tile backsplashes, cast-iron sinks, and bamboo, READ MORE

The Art of the Entryway

As the popular adage goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is not only applicable in how we represent ourselves through dress, attitude and appearance, but also to the outside world through the aesthetic of our homes.  The entryway of the home is the focal point for visitors and READ MORE

Get Lit

From tables to torches, creative fire features extend the outdoor living season Wisconsin’s short outdoor season demands to be extended, and homeowners are doing so by adding warmth with creative fire elements like custom-built fire pits, fireplaces, tables and lanterns. “Outdoor fire features have become more popular every year over the last five years,” says READ MORE