In order to withstand the weather Mother Nature throws our way, outdoor materials and furnishings are made strong. It's no wonder today's designers are bringing them inside to create durable, modern kitchens and living spaces.
Open concept floor plans have been hot for years, but building trends show homeowners are starting to separate spaces again. Is the open concept on its way out?
As trends evolve and the “in” style changes every few years, one thing is certain in exterior home design — every home built today has origins in the past.
Elaborate outdoor living spaces, enhanced master bathrooms and showers, and strategic lighting are three big trends we’re seeing in upscale home design during 2018.
Our custom cabinetry line, Dura Supreme, is singing praises about the Elevations by WBS design team. Our forward-thinking designers are the perfect complement to this high-quality cabinetry company.
Warmer weather season is upon us, and that means one very important thing in the home-building world — Parade of Homes! Read more to find out where WBS-supplied homes are located this year.
Flexible options and product designs are the hallmark of our private cabinetry label, Northern Classic Cabinets. If you haven’t talked to an Elevations by WBS designer about incorporating this line into your home projects, now is the time to learn more about the benefits.
Like any industry, construction is constantly changing as new technologies are developed. That means it’s important for you to get inspired and stay on top of your game by learning about new products, techniques, and changing safety standards. Learn more
The list of must-have design trends evolves every year, and we love keeping an eye on what homebuyers are looking for. These trends are the result of a desire for homeowners to be comfortable, practical, and live in a functional space. Learn more
Feminine details fill every space of this twin home built on spec in Winona, Minnesota. Lyndsey Kampen, a designer at WBS Onalaska, explains how her design was planned to maximize space and give off a soft, gentle feel.
As time passes by and homeowners spend an increasing number of years living in their houses, needs change. Families grow, and they shrink again. Styles evolve, and function is lost. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help your clients decide whether a renovation or new build is the best way to get what they want and need.
When it comes to kitchens, bigger really is better. The large footprint of this kitchen made way for some supersized design elements, and the result was a space that is worthy of being featured in design blogs and magazines everywhere.
Everyone knows about the Parade of Homes. It is arguably the biggest, most highly publicised event in the statewide construction business. Wisconsin Building Supply is proud to be a supplier of choice for many home builders who enter their often high-end homes into these showcases.
Simplicity and bling. At first thought, those two design elements might not seem to go together. But Elevations by WBS designer Kris Freismuth took her client’s request and wove it together seamlessly in this new construction home in Fond du Lac.
Amped up garages, organized mudrooms, and big pops of color in kitchens are among a few of 2017’s hottest remodeling trends, according to the resource center at HomeAdvisor.com. If your clients don’t know which updates to prioritize, sharing this info could be just what they need to get the ball rolling.
As homeowners turn to sites like Houzz and Pinterest for interior design ideas, it can be challenging for contractors to pull off some of the more trendy finishes their clients see. That’s why UFP-Edge, a brand of Universal Forest Products, recently introduced its own line of Charred Wood shiplap and trim boards.
Building energy efficient homes comes down to much more than outfitting a house with Energy Star-rated appliances and products. While those things definitely help, the procedures and products used during a home’s construction phase are the most important. We talked to John Hofferber of BerHoff Homes in Neenah to learn more.
Kitchens can often be reconfigured during a renovation to create more space, but that wasn’t a possibility at this home in Wauwatosa. So WBS Sussex kitchen and bath designer Alisha Kamuchey helped the homeowners design a kitchen that included an expansion for added storage and working space.
Visualize your next project, see housing cost trends, check out an alternative to poured concrete footings, and learn about the IoT in the building industry
A downtown Milwaukee loft with a view, the latest trends in housing costs, the most innovative building product award recipient and learn about our free online design tool — the Visualizer.
A farmhouse kitchen that’s light and airy, the latest trends in housing costs, the most innovative sliding door yet from Andersen, and supplying materials to a high school home building project.
A basement bar that will wow the crowd, the latest trends in housing costs, fire-rated sheathing, and truly flexible spaces.
A contemporary new build on the Mississippi, the latest trends in housing costs, explaining the true importance of design, and an eco-friendly product that looks to replace traditional housewrap.
The final step in a whole-home updating, the latest trends in housing costs, learning how to continuously improve, and partnering with a local housing authority and high school to build a new home.
A fresh kitchen design in a new home, the latest trends in housing costs, more about our new mobile app update, and award-winning homes from the La Crosse Parade of Homes.
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