wise when considering carpet
rooms focal point traditionally has not been the floor.
That was then. Todays decorating trends start, quite
literally, from the ground upputting emphasis on carpeting
as a rooms main focus.
flexibility, value in area rugs
years, wall to wall carpeting was the floor covering of choice
in homes across the country. These days, people want to show
off their handsome hardwood floors and cover only select
spaces. You can do that beautifully with area rugs, according
to Milwaukee-based interior designer Sally Carson.
at the Astor!
Searles is in the throes of an ambitious plan that is designed
to not only strengthen the Brady Street neighborhood, but to
pay homage to days gone by.
Home! Historic hollow revived
Almost 70 years have passed
since one of Mequons most elegant estates was constructed in a
woodsy glen near Zedler Lane. Horse-drawn carriages once brought
visitors down the winding, one-lane bridle paths that led to a
stable and hunting lodge known as Juniper Hollow. It was the
ultimate gentlemans retreat: a reward for the time spent
working in the city. It was far away from the urban bustle yet
near enough for a days fox hunt.
giving an old building a facelift, contractor Mark Brick of
B&E was awarded the national Contractor of the Year award
by the National NARI organization in the category of
commercial exterior renovation. Although Brick is no stranger
to the honorhes won two times beforehe still believes
that every project gives him an opportunity to learn more
about what he
Helen Sheveland heard company was coming, she headed straight
for the closet. The Shevelands had lived in their Delafield
condominium just a few weeks at the time, but Helen and her
husband Richard wanted to make their home as welcoming as
room, dance studio provide plenty of pleasure
basement doesnt have to be just a concrete box where you
keep holiday decorations. A foyer or sun room can hold more
than just a chair and a small table. With a little remodeling
magic, you can turn any defunct space into a very useful and
integral part of the house.
your living area
often is done when an older home needs updating or enlarging
as a family grows and changes over the years. You may live in
a home that youve loved for a long time and you dont
want to move, or you might be happy with the location of your
home because of work or school considerations. This often is
the case when homeowners hire a remodeling firm to make
to bottom proud
Jim and Elizabeth Neubauer took on the search for their dream
house they were surprised at what they found. Their 1950 Cape
Cod style house located on a quiet street in Whitefish Bay
where they were living had everything they were looking for
well almost everything.
somebody else do the work for you is not your thing, or if your
budget requires that you do the work yourself, planning for a home
office will require even more thought and preparation.
that nobody ever really completely possesses a Cedarburg stone
house. Each resident adds his own history to the building, each
family leaves its imprint, but Cedarburg stone homes survive their
owners. These houses become celebrities in their own right. David
Welkys home has been no exception.
As a quilter,
Nora Rader had been creating masterpieces from shapes for years.
But no project she had ever undertaken matched the challenge of
piecing unusual spaces together to create the home she and her
husband Ken share today. Located in The Arbors in Delafield, the
4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home is an interesting mix of
uniquely-shaped rooms that wraps as comfortably around residents
and visitors as one of Noras colorful quilts.
clear idea and a careful choice
The experts want
you to know there is more than just dreaming involved in doing a
Even on a quick
trip up Waukeshas College Avenue, the Schlieter home catches
your eye. Towering over modern-day condos on either side, the
pretty painted residence behind rambling old shrubbery seems
bigger than life.
I submitted you,
announced Peter Kudlata of Flagstone Landscape Design in a
telephone call to Shorewood homeowner Carmen Haberman. With that
statement, Kudlata started a process that would end with a gold
award in the residential design category in the 2000 Landscape
Awards Contest presented by the Wisconsin Landscape Federation.
denying the charm of an older home. From a Cream City palace to an
elegant Painted Lady, older homes offer a sense of historic
character not often found in new construction.
your log home
must be properly cared for; there are measures homeowners must
take to preserve them.
kid's room into your own special space
your children go off and leave home is hard for any parent.
Whether your first or your last, seeing a child off to college, a
career or his or her own place is a big step for both parents and
children. Though the child may be gone from the home, a new
opportunity awaits what to do with that empty bedroom.
hardware puts distinction in details
cant put your finger on it, but as you walk through theres
just something distinctive about a home.
for original artwork? Check out this cabinet hardware
trend more people seem to be getting a handle on.
texture define outdoor dining
in full swing and summers not far off. Its time once again
to think about entertaining outdoors.
Old & New
Behind the main house on Rocky
and Ellen Cummings Mequon property is a barn with a secret: it
isnt a barn at all; its a recreation center.