November 2021

November 2021 Issue
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Reach Dane's Healing Space for Kids and Families

Rolling hills of turf and adventure play offer the kids sensory experience, as well as much-needed occupational therapy outlets.
Photograph by Chad Renly: C|R Prints & Photography LLC

Feeling safe and secure in our homes and workplaces is of utmost importance. And when an organization’s clientele are infants and children—some of which are experiencing homelessness or trauma—it’s even more crucial to design calming, protective spaces.

Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Kitchen Renovations

kitchen island

Kitchens are an important part of any home, but if you’re thinking about selling, an attractive, functional kitchen is essential. “Right now, people are trying to modernize their homes and also make their dwellings sale ready in case they decide to go down that road,” says Josh Fetting, consumer lending sales manager with UW Credit Union.

Allergen-Free Sleep

pillows
Photograph provided by AmeriDown Factory Outlet

It’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergies. That’s more than 50 million Americans, ranking allergies as the sixth leading chronic disease in our country. Over 35 percent of people living with allergies report disturbed sleep.

The Right Bathroom for You

bathroom remodel
Photograph provided by Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens

Who doesn’t like showing off work they had done on their house? New countertop, taking out a wall, changing up the flooring, it’s exciting. But not every room is something other people can appreciate. For instance, the owner suite. “Essentially, it’s a very private area,” says Chris Schmidt of Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens. “You’re customizing it to accommodate you.”

Turning Nasty Nature into Dreamy Reality

Backyard landscaping
Photograph by Garden Search & Rescue

There are too many reasons why a landscape or yard can become overgrown and unsightly. Depending on the duration and the kinds of plants that make our yards their home in that time, gaining ground can be challenging and daunting. So what do you do when your goals include things like not using chemicals, creating a birding and flower oasis, and giving yourself somewhere to land in that space? Welcome to one such story that started just as gnarly as they come.

Bringing Up the Past

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

John and Amy bought a century-old Craftsman home in the heart of DeForest. The location, lifestyle, and beauty fit right in with their love of old houses. After living there for about a year, they were ready to turn the house into their dream home—into a new version of itself. The house needed a total exterior makeover as well as a new main-level floorplan on the interior.

Spray-Net: Cabinet Transformation

Kitchen cabinets
Photograph provided by Spray-Net

Refinishing your kitchen and bathroom cabinets is one of the most cost-effective ways to update and boost your home’s value. After all, it’s been said that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes.

Sustainable Living: Heat Your Home Efficiently This Winter

MERV: Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values
Photograph provided by MGE

If you want to take a bite out of your energy use this winter, it makes sense to attack one of your home's biggest energy users: heating.

Issues

August 2022

Business Design
A Kid-Friendly Hangout
Environmental/Sustainability
Don't Throw it All Away
Furnishings & Accessories
Making it Make Sense
Patio Warehouse
Landscape/Gardening
Lawn Alternatives
Remodel/Renovation
Exterior Painting Spray-Net
Ramping Up
Stunning & Serene Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

May 2022

Business Design
EVCO Plastics' DeForest Headquarters Undergoes an Eye-Catching Makeover
Furnishings & Accessories
Going Frameless
Home Repair/Maintenance
Spring Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Floors Looking Beautiful
Landscape/Gardening
How to Turn the Brown Season Around
Pets
A Home for Sparky, Whiskers, and Buster
Remodel/Renovation
An Indoor Oasis
What's the Best Exterior Paint
Technology
Sustainable Living­­: Windows of Opportunity

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



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