Category Archives: Building and Renovation

The Buyers Guide to Log Cabins

If you are thinking of buying a new vacation home, you should definitely give a thorough consideration to the beautiful and cozy log cabins. With their unique and warm atmosphere, they provide the perfect get – away place where you … Continue reading

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Bringing the Outside Indoors

When the weather conditions are just right, a relaxing evening spent on the porch or patio is perfect for enjoying good company and the beauty of the outside world. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy these comforts even on those … Continue reading

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Sitting On The Doorstep To Paradise

The winter freeze may have slowed the market down but second home sales are up in Wisconsin according to the Wisconsin Realtor’s Association. The small increase along with a decline in the statewide unemployment rate are positive indicators when considering … Continue reading

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Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

By Sanju Kmr These days, many cabin owners are considering the installation of heat pump hot water systems because they have heard such good things about them. Before you jump in head first, however, it is important that you have considered the … Continue reading

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Using Glass On Outside Banisters For Privacy

by Sanju Kmr There are a number of situations that could call for an external balustrade, including: around your swimming pool (it is actually a legal requirement for spas and pools to be fenced), around balconies, and to separate alfresco entertaining … Continue reading

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Using Sandstone Paving

by Sanju Kmr Those who are not familiar with sandstone paving may wonder whether there is anything to be wary of when using this beautiful natural stone in their homes. It is important to remember that sandstone is actually quite a … Continue reading

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Renovating Your Vacation Home

by Ella Andrews Moving into a new getaway home can be an exciting experience. Your new surroundings provide new opportunities as well as improve your life. Your new location can allow you to have the home you wanted that corresponds your … Continue reading

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Cozy Cabins

The warmth of natural materials, combined with the needs of today’s eco-friendly lifestyles, make these small cabins the perfect getaway. Garden Cottage This little cabin features a covered porch and a double-door entry flanked by pillars.  Finished with cedar shingles and … Continue reading

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The Challenge Of Keeping Old Cabin Charm When Remodeling

By Dale Mulfinger Cabin remodels and additions are as varied as the many existing structures at the lake or in the forrest. This creates a plethora of client goals and constraining budgets. One frequent challenge is what to do with … Continue reading

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What you may not know about building or remodeling on water.

by Wayne Branum  Over many years of practicing architecture in Minnesota and Wisconsin I have been surprised by how many property owners are not fully informed about the issues involved with building new or remodeling their properties, especially on bodies … Continue reading

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