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From ice dams to freezing pipes, harsh weather conditions can cause serious damage to your home if the proper precautions are not taken during the building process. Here are some expert building tips for homebuyers who want to build a house that can withstand harsh winter weather.
The weather outside may be frightful, but winter is the perfect season for rebuilding your vacation home! You may think building in the winter is out of the question due to the harsh weather, but you may be surprised to hear that Wausau Homes can get the job done. Your local custom home builder can create a safe, efficient worksite throughout the winter, and you can take advantage of this convenient building schedule. Here are three reasons you should rebuild your vacation home this winter.
People often ask how long it takes to build a new custom home with Wausau Homes. We are here to tell you that after 60+ years, our process is what makes us stand out from other builders in the industry. With our construction timeline, you will see that we can get people moved into their new homes faster than any other builder out there!
The process of building a home and finding the perfect lot can be an exciting but also a tedious project. This is mainly due to the shortage of developed lots and the rising prices of outdated homes. This makes the option of buying a new lot to build on your land much more attractive.
The great floor plan debate: open concept vs. traditional. You've probably seen countless articles about open concept floor plans, and you know that it has been a popular trend in home design over the past decade.
What is the perfect size for a house? It depends on what you need. If you have a large family with lots of children, then it's important to take into account how many bedrooms your family needs in order to accommodate them as they grow up. If you are approaching retirement and are in the realm of downsizing, space requirements will be different. You may be trying to make room for guests, or those beloved furry friends we call our pets.
How much money will building your new custom home cost? This is a question that many people ask themselves when they are planning to build their dream house. There are so many factors involved in the process of estimating the costs of building a custom home, but it's essential that you calculate what this number would be before starting construction.
When building a custom home, there are many different factors to consider. One factor that is often overlooked when building a new home is the type of siding on the exterior of your home. Siding can add beauty and value to your property while also protecting it from elements such as rain, snow, sun rays, or the occasional foul ball from your kids.
You have made the investment of your life in purchasing your dream custom home. It needs to be maintained just like any other investment, so you can enjoy maximum comfort for years to come. For many people, this is the first time in their lives they have owned a home! The key to making your dream home work for you starts with maintaining it properly. Learn how to maintain your new custom home with tips from our experts.
Summer is just around the corner. Everyone knows you are ready for a vacation, but what about a vacation home of your own? It's the time of year when most people dream about their vacations and plan for them in advance. What if you could design your future vacation spot today? What if you could have a vacation home to come back to, no matter where life takes you next? What if you never had to book in advance because it is yours and it is always available? A custom-built Wausau Homes vacation or second home is just the thing that can make all this possible!
An elegant and sophisticated farmhouse design is a beautiful way to add character, warmth, and charm to building a brand new custom home. A modern farmhouse’s key elements are clean lines with an industrial twist that features open floor plans and soaring ceilings. Let's explore some of these key elements that make up a modern farmhouse design.
Building a house is no easy task. It's even harder when you have to bring all the materials, tools, and people to your property to do it. Most builders don't frame homes in 5 days or less, but Wausau Homes can because we are panelized construction experts with professionally trained set crews, subcontractors, and builders who know how to get the job done right. We'll be there every step of the way from framing your home on day one until we hand over your keys at closing so that you can move into your new home faster than anyone else in our industry.
Are you planning on building a new custom home? If so, it may be time to start thinking about storage solutions. A modern house can easily have upwards of 10 closets and compartments, but with all the furniture and belongings that go into your new home, there's bound to be some clutter.
A roof is one of the essential elements of any home. When building a new custom home, you’ll want to choose a roof that not only fits your design preferences and budget but also provides lasting value and protection. We will go over some key points that you should keep in mind when selecting your new roof.