November 2018

November 2018 Issue
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Stoughton Hospital Practices Intuitive Design

Stoughton Hospital
Photograph by Kyle Jacobson

Throughout my childhood, hospitals often held a heavy fog of sterile. White floors, white walls, everything shiny and porcelain. The pediatrician was an exception, as was the occasional carpeted waiting room, but exchange the white wear for hazmat suits and it’s E.T. without Reese’s. Everything else felt like a social experiment where I had to guess what all the other patients were in for and sit farthest away from the most contagious. Or if I was contagious, sit away from the children and elderly.

Planning Your Garden to Make a World of Difference

Rusty patched bumblebees (endangered)
Photograph by Jane Graham/The Prairie Enthusiasts, Empire-Sauk Chapter

Chilly days are great times to curl up with a hot cup of tea and a seed catalog to plan next summer’s garden. Why not choose a low-maintenance option that supports the wildlife pollinating our plants?

Using the Equity in Your Home

house

As the housing market continues its recovery—and indeed, heats up in some markets—home values are rebounding. One advantage of increasing home values is that for many homeowners the equity in their homes has also increased. Utilizing the equity can be an effective tool with a variety of uses.

Brass is Back

Brass hardware
Photograph provided by The Hardware Studio

Though this time, it’s less brassy. The new finishes are richer and more luxurious, embracing natural, tarnished, aged, and antiqued patinas under polished, satin, and brushed finishes. Though lacquered pieces capture the beauty of the chosen finish, going unlacquered allows the piece to change with the environment over time.

Decorating Your Holiday Table

Holiday items from Convivio
Photograph by Mary D'Alton of Convivio

Just a bit of sparkle makes everything festive.

Shop Like a Chef

kitchenware
Photograph provided by Kessenichs Ltd.

Due to a shortage of available properties, homeowners are electing to stay in their homes and invest in updates to meet their needs as they age instead of automatically thinking about moving. They’re getting creative about how to adapt their existing residence and investing more in interior cosmetic updates that will make their home feel like new for years to come.

After: An Exterior Makeover

Stone path
Photograph by Eric Tadsen

The project we introduced to you in May is complete, and the warmer seasons life at the home is greatly changed because of it.

Bathroom Trends The Spa Feel in a Smaller Space

Bathroom remodel
Photograph provided by Washa Remodeling & Design

There are many homes with medium-sized bathrooms with outdated fixtures and décor from the 90s that are in desperate need of a facelift. Our project homeowners were hoping for a spa feel without changing the basic footprint of the existing bathroom. The focus of the project was to replace a jetted bathtub (with moldy jets) with a more modern tub as the visual centerpiece, and to update the shower both cosmetically and functionally.

Cook Residence

After kitchen remodel
Photograph by Dale Hall Photography

The project scope was to assist the homeowner in restoring their 1930s home on Madison’s near west side to reflect its original character, style, and charm. The young family who calls this house their home consists of two working parents and two elementary-aged children.

Love Your Fireplace

Exciting new home construction.
Photograph by homeowner Amy Reiter

You have a fireplace in your home, but do you know how to use it? Or does it simply exist? Do you like it or do you wish it was a different design? Many homeowners don’t even know what kind of fireplace they have, never mind that they can change the way it works and the design. There are many options that can make your fireplace more energy efficient and appealing.

Issues

November 2018

Business Design
Stoughton Hospital Practices Intuitive Design
Community Initiatives
Planning Your Garden to Make a World of Difference
Financial
Using the Equity in Your Home
Furnishings & Accessories
Brass is Back
Decorating Your Holiday Table
Shop Like a Chef
Landscape
After: An Exterior Makeover
Remodel/Renovation
Bathroom Trends The Spa Feel in a Smaller Space
Cook Residence
Love Your Fireplace

August 2018

Art
Becoming an Art Collector Can Sneak Up on You
Business Design
Foundation in Aesthetics—Pasquals Cantina
Community Initiatives
Common Wealth Development
Home Repairs
Is Your Home Breathing or Suffocating?
Landscape
Moving to the Country
Remodel/Renovation
A Home that Works!
Middleton Hills
Technology
Electric Vehicles

May 2018

Art
Mixing the Highs and Lows
Community Initiatives
Road Home
Home Furnishings & Accessories
Chicken Coop: Movin on Up
Landscape
Before: An Exterior Makeover
Remodel/Renovation
Changing the Game in the Kitchen
Cooking Out: Modern Wisconsin Style
Foundation of Quality
It's Not Just Where You Park Your Car

February 2018

Art
Creating Art Part II
Home Furnishings & Accessories
Creating a Home with Useful and Beautiful Things
Decorate with What You Love
Illuminate Your Home with Lighting
Landscape
Returning to the Garden: A Progress Report
Nonprofit
Housing Initiatives
Remodel/Renovation
Kitchen Renovation
Service
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

November 2017

Art
Creating Art
Home Furnishings & Accessories
A Better Way to Sleep—Naturally
Energy-Efficient Homes: A Look at Our Windows
European-Inspired Living Walls
New Home
Enjoyable (yes, enjoyable!) Homebuilding Process
Nonprofit
Wisconsin is Getting Grayer and Greener
Remodel/Renovation
Remodeling for the Future: Preventing Basement Water Damage
Service
Three Important Questions Youre Not Asking Your Insulation Contractor

August 2017

Art
Sculpture in Your Outdoor Design
Landscape
Bringing the Beauty Inside
Remodel/Renovation
Convenient, Current, and Clean
Granite vs. Quartz
Helping People Stay in Their Homes
Lake Mendota Classic Reborn
Service
Sustainable Moving

May 2017

Art
Custom Art Glass
How and Why to Live With Sculpture
Furniture & Accessories
Sit, Stand, Repeat!
Landscape
Creating a Suburban Oasis
Remodel/Renovation
Blue Kitchen
From Drab to Fab
Technology
An Automated Life
Energy Efficiency

February 2017

Art
Hands of a Designer
Financial
Finessing Your Financing
Interior Design
Salvage Style
Landscape
A Backyard Transformation
A Garden to Grow With
Remodel/Renovation
Accessible Home
Complete Remodel
Design Process Measures Up
Remodeling Done Right



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