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

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.