February 2022

February 2022 Issue
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By The Book: A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own East Side Location
Photograph provided by Sketchworks Architecture LLC

Perusing a great bookstore can be thrilling—and easy to lose track of time in. And a wonderful, independently owned bookshop that conveys the personality of its community is a treasure. A Room of One’s Own, a queer- and trans-owned feminist bookstore, is one such place that has fiercely forged on for Madison booklovers for 46 years.

Ready to Remodel? What to Consider Before You Begin

paint and tile swatches

With many of us having spent more time at home over the past two years, it’s no wonder homeowners are investing in upgrades. Perhaps you’ve noticed more contractor vehicles in your neighborhood or spoken to your neighbors about the work they’re doing on their homes. Whether upgrading to make better use of their space or preparing to put their home on the market, many homeowners are taking on remodeling projects.

What Makes A Species Invasive?

Yarrow is a biodynamic accumulator.

Bullying and oppression are all too common throughout the planet, especially in our natural settings, where there’s little regulation. We, as humans, are responsible for being the largest spreaders of other species and have the opportunity to understand and help out our terrestrial communities.

Exterior Revival

Newly painted siding by Spray-Net
Photograph provided by Spray-Net

Ah spring. So many highlights, but the snow melts and we’re once again faced with lingering and forgotten projects. If you’ve been thinking you need to replace your serviceable, yet uninspiring siding, think again. Regardless of the material, there still may be a lot of life in your home’s exterior.

Mid-Century Masterpiece

Kitchen and dining room renovation
Photograph provided by Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens

From the paneled walls and reclaimed brick fireplace to the milk-bottle door in the kitchen, nearly all the original materials and fixtures were still in place for this mid-century gem, built in 1966. It tells of the story of its time, and the new owners wanted to breathe life back into each space. Designer Kimberlin Payne of Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens worked with the homeowners to honor the existing architecture while increasing the usability of each space and creating a bright, airy aesthetic.

Paint on Point

Color of the Year 2022: Desire 1219
Photograph provided by Hallman Lindsay

2022 welcomes a new chapter. A collective wish for new beginnings leads us to thoughtful hues that support healing, reflection, and a sense of optimism. Our color of the year, the softly shaded lavender Desireé 1219, is designed to express these hopes and bring dreams of renewal to life.

Wine Cellars

Wine cellar
Photograph provided by Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens

It’s a beautiful thing when a home showcases a homeowner’s hobbies and interests, and for the wine enthusiast, there’s no better way to embrace the lifestyle than with your own wine cellar.

Sustainable Transportation: Driving Electric Is Easy

Electric car at charging station
Photograph provided by MGE

A growing number of drivers have already switched to electric, and many will soon follow suit. Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a serious contender for car buyers nationwide. From convenience and fun to lower fuel and maintenance costs and environmental benefits, EVs have a lot to offer. Today’s models:

Issues

February 2022

Business Design
By The Book
Financial
Ready to Remodel?
Landscape/Gardening
What Makes A Species Invasive?
Remodel/Renovation
Exterior Revival
Mid-Century Masterpiece
Paint on Point
Wine Cellars
Technology
Sustainable Transportation

November 2021

Business Design
Reach Dane's Healing Space for Kids and Families
Financial
Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Kitchen Renovations
Furnishings & Accessories
Allergen-Free Sleep
Right Bathroom for You
Landscape/Gardening
Turning Nasty Nature into Dreamy Reality
Remodel/Renovation
Bringing Up the Past
Spray-Net: Cabinet Transformation
Technology
Sustainable Living: Heat Your Home Efficiently This Winter

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



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