August 2021

August 2021 Issue
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From Weary Spaces to Wow-Worthy Offices

Open offices and adjacent supervisor private offices all receive daylighting in this intentional layout.
Photograph provided by Chad Renly: C|R Prints & Photography LLC

Although working from home has become the new norm, it doesn’t mean that working from the office has completely gone away. As the pandemic fog slowly starts to lift, companies are bringing employees back to the office to foster a sense of camaraderie and provide crucial in-person collaboration for teams.

Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Living Spaces

living room/kitchen

If you’re looking to improve your home in a way that will make your experience living in it more enjoyable and provide a solid return on your investment, you may want to consider making an upgrade to your living space. Real estate professionals agree that tackling such a project can pay off—particularly if it adds living space to your home. “A lot of the requests that we get are for improvements of that kind,” says Lori Eberly, consumer lending manager with UW Credit Union, describing the conversations she’s been having with loan seekers in recent months.

Design Services for Every Budget

Living Room
Photograph provided by Waunakee Furniture ETC

Are you building your dream home? Embarking on a remodel/renovation? Overwhelmed by endless choices?

Kitchen Storage

kitchen shelving
Photograph provided by Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens

You don’t have to be a professional chef to take pride in your kitchen. These days, the kitchen isn’t just a room to make food, it’s a chance to show off. Maybe you’re into coffee, so you have an attractive mug rack. Maybe it’s wine, so you display your wine glasses. Ever thought about showing off tableware? These days, people are finding that keeping everything cooped up isn’t just unnecessary, it’s a missed opportunity.

Simplifying Rug Shopping

Rugs
Photograph provided by Iconi Interiors and Consignment

Choosing area rugs for your home often feels overwhelming due to the vast array of choices available to the consumer. Where the perfect rug can be the element that pulls a room together, choosing the wrong rug can throw off the feel and continuity of the entire room. But by taking some basics into consideration, you’ll find the perfect rug to help set the tone and mood you’re looking for.

Trees: What's Going on Down There?

Soil
Photograph by Vanessa Tortolano

What lies below the ground is a complex myriad of networks; communities; exchange systems; and a small constant struggle for space, nutrients, water, and survival. We often think of this as a void with some nonpersonal disregard, almost not really thinking of it at all until we want to move it, use it for our own benefit, or we have a problem with the surface. Once we’ve broken ground, we find roots; small rodents; insects; rocks (cement or debris); nutrients; chemicals, possibly both manmade and plantmade; and organic matter, like twigs, leaves, and decaying plant fragments. Not to mention the millions upon millions of bacteria and fungi greasing the wheels and literally feeding this massive metropolis.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floor in updated kitchen
Photograph provided by Coyle Carpet One

When it comes to livening up a room, nothing compares to the unrivaled beauty and richness offered by hardwood flooring. Still symbolic of luxury and style, hardwood floors have grown in their versatility, able to even more aptly suit any homeowner’s tastes while requiring less maintenance than ever before.

Modern Mountain Industrial

kitchen/dining remodel by Degnan Design-Build-Remodel
Photograph by A&J Photography

As young doctors establishing a long-term career back in their hometown area of Madison, Adam and Brittany Buhalog were still living on the west coast doing medical residency when we first met. While Degnan Design-Build-Remodel has been set up for video meetings for several years, shortly after our first video meeting together, the world was shut down by COVID-19. We knew that this would make the situation more difficult, but we had clients who were moving back to their hometown no matter what with dreams of creating their perfect home.

Sustainable Living: Plan Now to Get Energy Efficient Upgrades

Thermostat in bedroom
Photograph provided by MGE

While you may not be ready to embrace the frigid temperatures the upcoming season will bring, planning ahead is the best way to get your energy efficiency upgrades done before Jack Frost arrives.

Issues

August 2021

Business Design
From Weary Spaces to Wow-Worthy Offices
Financial
Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Living Spaces
Furnishings & Accessories
Design Services for Every Budget
Kitchen Storage
Simplifying Rug Shopping
Landscape/Gardening
Trees: What's Going on Down There? A Glimpse at the Soil Layer and Below
Remodel/Renovation
Hardwood Floors
Modern Mountain Industrial
Technology
Sustainable Living: Plan Now to Get Energy Efficiency Upgrades Done Before Winter

May 2021

Business Design
International Crane Foundation: Cranes of the World
Financial
Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Bathroom Renovations
Furnishings & Accessories
Organizing with Silver Track
Right Upholstery for Everyone
Landscape/Gardening
Trees: The Canopies of Our World
Remodel/Renovation
Back Porch Oasis
Paint on Point: Hope Comfort, and Possibility
Some Reassembly Required
Technology
Sustainable Living: What Contributes to the Energy Bill in Your Home?

February 2021

Online
Sketchworks Architecture LLC
Business Design
Hop Haus Brewpub: A Sequel with Merit
Financial
Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Entryway Updates
Furnishings & Accessories
Large Storage
Personalized Furniture for Every Budget!
Landscape
Creating a Backyard Oasis
Homegrown
Remodel/Renovation
Building a House to Make a Home
Coordinated Appeal
Technology
Sustainable Living: Save Energy with Smart Planting and External Shading Devices

November 2020

Business Design
Dugnadsånd Bygger Livsreise
Financial
Five Experts to Consult When Buying A Rental Property
Furnishings & Accessories
Accessorizing Your Accessorizer
Home Repairs
Impact-Resistant Shingles
Landscape
Mental Health Benefits of Gardening
Prairies In and Outside Town
Legacy
Taliesin Forever Relevant
Remodel/Renovation
A Minimalist Kitchen: Enhanced Function and Efficiency
Technology
Sustainable Living: Make Your Home Comfortable and Energy Efficient this Winter

August 2020

Business Design
Ochsner Zoo: Naturally
Financial
Reasons to Consider New Construction When Shopping for a Home
Furnishings & Accessories
For the Apple of Your Eye
Room to Grow
Landscape
Butterfly Gardens
Perennial Food: What and How to Keep It
Legacy
Education at Taliesin
Remodel/Renovation
Fixed Transition
Technology
Sustainable Living: Seal Air Leaks to Save Energy This Winter

May 2020

Online
Read the Room
Business Design
Contemporary Problems Require Historical Solutions
Financial
Rising Salaries and Rental Costs Mean More Homebuying Among Single Females
Furnishings & Accessories
Custom Furniture is for Everyone
Garages: Get Off the Floor
Landscape
Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Rain Gardens: Practical and Beautiful
Legacy
Beyond Tours: Experiential Tourism
Remodel/Renovation
Inspiring Nirvana
You Get What You Pay For
Technology
Sustainable Living: Windows of Opportunity

February 2020

Business Design
Voices of Garver Feed Mill
Furnishings & Accessories
Add a Little Edge to Your Home
Entryways
Madison Lighting–2020 Trends: Light Changes Everything
Landscape
Don't Rush Your Spring Cleanup!
Legacy
Taliesin
Remodel/Renovation
DIY–It Costs Time to Save Money
Historical Integrity Meets Contemporary Design
Paint on Point
Transforming a Family Home into an Empty Nester
Technology
Sustainable Living–Heat Smart. Cool Smart. Save Money.

November 2019

Online
Linda Snyder–Designing the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
Business Design
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace–A Reflection of Wisconsin Culture
Community Initiatives
Northside Planning Council–Fostering a Stronger Northside Community
Financial
Dispelling First-Time Homebuying Myths
Furnishings & Accessories
Bakeware Trends
Holiday Lighting
Home Entertainment Experience
Kid's Closets
Sleep Allergy Free
Landscape
Houseplants–Natural Air Purifiers
Remodel/Renovation
Current Design Trends Help Reclaim a Kitchen
No Space Ignored–Basement Rec Rooms Featuring Dream House Dream Kitchens
Technology
Sustainable Living–Smart Homes Save Energy and Money



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