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Letter from the EO Home Building: The ultimate "made in America" product

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Interior Style Hot Design Trends for 2012: MBA interior designers share the latest trends

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Hottest Design Trends for 2012 By Jo Anne Mudry

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the answer seems to be “remodel” more often than not. Many people are choosing to update their homes so they will be ready to sell when the time is right. “Easy fixes” is the trend that Allen and Watson list high on their list for 2012. Together they aim to make a home look fabulous on a small budget. Paint gives rooms a lot of bang for a little buck. Color is in. B & J Interiors’ clients love brown based reds, greens, spa-like blues, and, of course, neutrals with a touch of gold or mocha. After the color scheme is updated, These designers move on to flooring, counters sinks, faucets, hardware, simple panel draperies, and light fixtures to make the room feel like a new space without the expense of a total renovation.

See this trend at Drexel, Inc.’s booth in the Interior Design Village at the Home Building & Remodeling Expo. The booth will feature three different types of cabinetry. A dark, stained knotty alder, showcasing the rustic characteristics of the wood, will be paired with two painted maple areas—a cool gray tone, and a vibrant freshwater blue. Together with the gray granite and white quartz counter tops, these elements will create an eclectic mix. This combination gives a truly personalized feel to the space.

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Personalization is one of the hottest design trends that Drexel, Inc. is seeing from their customers. Homeowners are choosing to stay in their current homes and customize their interiors without being concerned about resale.

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“As designers we’ve seen a lot of big changes in the past few years,” says Joy Allen, of B & J Interiors, LLC. One of the big questions that B & J Interiors clients have been asking themselves is whether to build a new home, or remodel their current one. Lately 6 Abode January 2012

Many homeowners are opting to incorporate bold, bright colors to show their personal style. “Gone are the days when people designed a room around fourteen shades of brown,” says Beth Pautsch. “Today we’re using a variety of products, colors, and textures to enhance our clients’ rooms.”

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Cheri Ware, of Ware Design, tells us that she sees a definite trend toward cleaner, lighter lines. Sofas, chairs and accessories are lighter. Metals are everywhere in her designs, particularly in tables and accent pieces like lamps with stone and metal combinations. Deeper, more saturated wall and accent colors are also receiving new focus. Ware adds detail in her rooms by layering window treatments. both residential and commercial applications. “Customers are asking for, and we’re installing, more and more stone accent walls, candle walls, range hoods, interior columns, room separating brick archways, and lower level European style pubs and wine rooms,” says Podlesnik. Homeowners with new and existing homes alike are opting to make their fireplace a main focal point. Podlesnik says that a good rule of thumb is to use the masonry selected for a fireplace façade in at least one or two more places throughout the home. Some suggestions he offers are a wall in an adjoining dining room, or the base of a kitchen/ breakfast bar island. A stone wall in a dining room or living room is both subtle and inviting. Many homeowners choose to finish the look with a montage of hanging photos above a buffet. Bringing the outdoors in with masonry touches like this gives a home a warm, timeless feeling. StoneCraft Studios was the 2011 People’s Choice Award Winner in the Interior Design Village. This year, Podlesnik’s booth will feature a wine cellar.

“It helps to balance the bold wall colors and pull the look together,” she says.

Certified Aging In Place (CAPS) Exhibit at the 2012 Home Building & Remodeling Expo The CAPS exhibit is designed with the theme of “Designing for a Lifetime.” It is created to show consumers how stylish and hassle-free it is to select universally designed items when remodeling or preparing your home for a lifetime of living that spans the generations. The exhibit will feature examples in the best lighting, surface materials, home automation, hardware, and more for you and your lifestyle – it is intelligent design that is person-centered. A core group of certified remodelers from the MBA’s Remodelers Council, including a Gerontological Nurse Specialist, and members with CAPS certifications, will be available to assist and answer any questions you might have with any of the products.

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Stifled by old-fashioned style? Have a space suffering from excessive ware and tear? When a battle breaks out between vintage vs. ugly and practical vs. dysfunctional, many people opt for re-doing what they have versus buying something new. Kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, and outdoor spaces are often the top facelift contenders. If there’s a remodeling project on your radar, these pointers will help you achieve the latest looks.

1. Work With current square footage

Today’s budget-sensitive homeowners are careful when determining project size and scope, and many wish to maintain their home’s current footprint. Adding on is not as prevalent as it was in the past. Instead, homeowners are working with existing space and putting the punch into materials they select. Incorporating plenty of windows or glass doors can provide the illusion of space by making a connection to the outdoors.

2. use durable and timeless materials

Stone countertops, tile or stone backsplashes, chrome fixtures, and wood floors are all very popular. These quality materials offer long-lived style that gives any home makeover a solid foundation. “Glass tile continues to be a strong design choice as well as granite tops and wood floors in kitchens, but clients want to have them implemented in a unique way,” notes Alan Freysinger, Design Group Three. “Glass tile mixed with stone tile, bathroom floor tiles designed to look like wood, really large tile or very small mosaic patterns, and darker woods for both floors and cabinets are all certainly in style. You can also find many porcelain tiles that imitate natural stone beautifully.”

3. take advantage of unused space

Create useful places the whole family can enjoy by renovating the lower level or convert an attic into a spare bedroom, office, or play area for the kids. Basements should be flexible to accommodate growing families whose needs change over time. “Make it an inviting extension of your main living space and an additional spot to entertain by including a media room, game room, dry or wet bar, ample lighting, egress windows, bathroom, and even an additional bedroom,” says Bill Hicks, Cream City Construction. Design concepts that connect the basement to other areas of the house are in favor, such as opening the stairway at the top or bottom. And there is never too much room for storage.

4. pamper yourself With special amenities

Steam showers, heated floors, upscale appliances, large ranges with griddles, convection ovens, warming drawers – remodeling is about more than merely refreshing the look of a home, but also enjoying luxuries that enhance everyday living. Fitting in features that help manage busy lives is a common request as well. To organize all of the activities and events of a 21st century family, a drop-off zone in rear entries and kitchens is a must-have. Dry erase and bulletin boards help organize the day, while adequate receptacles for charging electronic devices are another essential.

5. kitchens: gut and start over

Completely gutting a kitchen and starting anew means not only getting new cabinets and countertops, but fresh electrical and plumbing too. Gussy up a kitchen with furniture style cabinetry, stone or quartz countertops, tile or wood flooring, double ovens, planning stations, French door refrigerators, full extension soft-close drawers, spice cabinets, mixer/appliance pop-ups that fold away into cabinets, and custom niches for preparing coffee or espresso. Undermount sinks are extremely popular and practical. Few can resist a backsplash made of tile, stone, glass or metal. “The majority of kitchens we do take advantage of the existing footprint, and custom cabinetry plays a big part in this,” says Matthew Griggs, Remodeling Innovations Group. “We can maximize current space by using custom cabinets that are built around the kitchen. Plus, many older kitchens have soffits that once removed, open up another 12 inches that can be used for cabinetry, creating more valuable storage options.” 10 Abode January 2012


6. open floor plans prevail Enclosed kitchens and other boxy areas are being forgotten like wood paneling and plastic wall tile. Homeowners now prefer open floor plans to emphasize rooms and increase social interaction. Removing a wall or two will open uo cramped floor plans. Open floor plans initiate a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s ideal for entertaining, making the kitchen a focal point that doesn’t isolate certain family members.

7. enjoy a “spa” bathroom experience at any age Large soaking and jetted bath tubs are on the decline, while generously sized walk-in showers are taking over. Multiple shower heads, steam, body sprays, handheld sprays, and heated flooring are some of the sumptuous amenities turning up in new bathrooms. Show off a shower’s unique tile work with a heavy, clear glass door and layer the light by providing task, ambient, accent and decorative lighting fixtures. Bathrooms that are easily accessible to all ages are also in demand and include comfort-height toilets, grab bars, and walk-in showers.

8. lights add drama Choosing a unique lighting scheme can greatly impact a home’s look and feel. From LED to low-voltage lights, even small and delicate fixtures give new character to an old room. “The trend is to think of lights like pieces of jewelry,” recommends Freysinger. “Use them to accessorize the space, highlight a focal point, create drama or just be playful.” Recessed lights, kitchen task lighting in the form of under cabinet lights, pendant lights over islands and snack bars, and rope lighting above cabinets are all in vogue.

9. focus on the details Size comes second to style as people hone in on the uniqueness and richness of a space, paying fine attention to the elements therein. Wanting spaces that are simple yet elegant, many desire well-thought-out rooms ruled by timeless style. “Take design cues from the architecture and stick with your house’s current style when selecting materials and colors,” advises Chris Braun, Summit Design Group. “For example, when remodeling a Tudor Revival built in the ‘20s or ‘30s, we’d install oak flooring and millwork with perhaps a dark stain and maybe use quarter-sawn oak cabinetry in the kitchen as it would be very appropriate for that style of home. On the other hand, in a warehouse loft condominium, the possibilities open up to a wider palette of styles and colors. A distressed traditional look works well with exposed brick walls and old wood beams. At the same time, those bare walls and beams set a strong stage for even the most contemporary cabinet styles and colors.”

10. be environmentally friendly Earth-conscious remodelers incorporate materials like recycled glass for countertops and backsplashes, install energy-efficient windows and doors, and use engineered wood instead of cut lumber to make their revamp simpatico with nature.

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Alan Freysinger of Design Group Three, Inc., Chris Braun of Summit Design Group, Bill Hicks of Cream City Construction, Inc., and Matthew Griggs of Remodeling Innovations Group shared their expertise for this article. Photo,opposite page, courtesy of Remodeling Innovations Group. Photos this page, courtesy of Design Group Three, Inc.


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Homes as Beautiful to Look at as They are Comfortable to Live in When award-winning home builders John Stoker, Daryl Prusow, and Dave Pluim created Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc. eight years ago, they considered themselves pioneers in the building industry. Their first challenge was determining how they could cater to buyers with high-end taste and offer them a selection of affordable homes. Victory answered this challenge by including extraordinary design, exquisite craftsmanship, and exceptional features in every home design they offer. They also took it a step further, allowing customization of every model, or completely custom designs for the ultimate in customer satisfaction.

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ictory’s second challenge was creating a shorter build time. Many of their new custom homes are built in about six months. Victory utilizes a team approach in designing their homes. This team approach is key in designing a home with architectural appeal, value engineering, and energy efficiency. Together with their subcontractors and suppliers, Victory creates a schedule for each home. With the help of their trusted team, the job is done right and on schedule.

As the homeowner, the buyer also becomes part of the Victory team for their build. Immediately after contracting a home, the buyer is given complete access to each of the owners, a step that you won’t find with most companies. Daryl & John, along with their professional sales team, carefully listen to each buyer’s thoughts and ideas and help them to prioritize so they can design a home that fulfills their needs while maintaining their desired budget. Victory homeowners then continue to be involved, as partners, in every phase of construction of their new home. This team approach results in a beautifully constructed home, happy homeowners, and a solid reputation. In fact, Victory is so confident in the relationship they build with each buyer that they share their entire list of owners with new customers for references! Without exception, every home that Victory’s trusted team designs and builds is as beautiful to look at as it is comfortable to live in. An in-house designer works with each family to develop creative and unique plans that truly fit their needs, regardless of the home size or budget. All Victory homes are constructed to the highest standards. Homeowners can choose from traditional, stick-built construction or an energy-saving ICF system on any plan Victory offers. Each home features high quality building products plus value-added interior features. Victory’s mission is simple. “We create appealing, functional, and affordable designs for our customers,” said John Stoker, President and co-owner of Victory Homes. “We enjoy working directly with our homeowners to develop creative and unique plans, regardless of home size or budget.”

To experience your own victory in home building, call 866-705-7000 or visit victoryhomesofwisconsin.com 14 Abode January 2012

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Prospective buyers who don’t have a home to sell can enjoy a generous discount on a new Victory home. Visit one of our model homes or contact a sales representative for details.

Your home search begins by browsing through plans, comparing layouts, and collecting your favorites. We’ll have plenty to choose from – right on-site at the Expo! Stop by our booth to browse through dozens of plans and speak with a Victory representative who can turn your next home into the home of your dreams.

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Directions: From I-94 – exit onto Hwy 164 North (exit #294, Pewaukee) and go north approx. 2.5 miles (past Capitol Drive) to Swan Road. Take a right onto Swan Road. Entrance will be on your right. N37 W23532 Broken Hill Circle

Plus a New Model coming in March to Isabelle Farms, Germantown!

We Also Remodel! For years we have been providing remodeling services to Victory homeowners. Now we are extending this service to new clients as well. Call 262-853-8180 to discover how we can create a “Victory feel” in the space you already call home. Abode Special Home Building & Remodeling Expo Edition 15


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special feature

HOMEOWNERSHIP

the cornerstone of the american dream By Natalie Lemke

Homeownership is an important part of the American way of life, and there may never be a better time to buy or build a home than today. Not only is the home entirely made in America, but often, so are the parts that go into it.

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omeownership is an important part of the American way of life, and there may never be a better time to buy or build a home than today. Not only is the home entirely made in America, but often, so are the parts that go into it. New home building is a major driver in the U.S. economy with 15 percent of the economy relying on housing. More than four million jobs are directly related to the housing industry, and for every new home built, three full-time jobs are created! In addition, each new home expands the local tax base. This economic power is why the housing market has always been seen as a gauge to measure U.S. economic performance. In every recent economic decline it has been the housing industry that has spearheaded the return to prosperity. Homeownership not only helps the U.S. economy, but it is also part of the American Dream. For generations of Americans, owning a home means owning your future - where dreams thrive and the future takes place. Buying or building a home is the single biggest investment most of us ever make. Notwithstanding recent declines, 95 percent of homeowners say they are happy with their decision to own a home. Getting home building back on track here in the Milwaukee-area is imperative

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when considering the greater impact it has on the regional economy by creating jobs, increasing the tax base and increasing sales for local companies. It’s a Buyers Market With the country still emerging from the recent recession, many people are wondering if this is really a good time to buy a home. The answer is easy: Yes. It’s a very good time to purchase a home. Even though the housing market is beginning to recover, it is still a buyer’s market. There are many opportunities in today’s market including affordable prices, low mortgage rates and great new homes. But market conditions can change, and these opportunities may not be around for long, so home buyers shouldn’t wait. Great Selection An excellent selection of homes on the market makes today a very good time to buy. A plentiful inventory provides a great choice of homes, and there are builders that have brand new homes that are “move-in ready.” Additionally, many owners of existing homes who postponed trading up or downsizing due to market conditions are now ready to sell. And as employment improves, the number of relocations will increase, bringing more homes into the market.


Attractive Pricing If there’s a silver lining to the recession and the housing downturn, it’s that homes in many markets are more affordable. Prices in some areas have moderated significantly, especially in major markets where they increased the most during the housing boom that occurred in most of the country. Low Interest Rates Like inventory and pricing, mortgage interest rates are still at very favorable levels, but rates are sensitive to market forces and can change quickly. There’s no indication that rates will suddenly surge upward, but even a slight rate increase can push monthly payments to the point that a buyer might miss out on their first choice for a new home. Prospective home buyers also should be aware that lenders are looking more closely at borrowers today than in recent years. To ensure that the process goes smoothly, buyers should consider prequalifying for a mortgage and having financing in place before shopping for a new home. Buyers also may find that some home builders have arranged favorable financing for their customers or offer financial incentives. Greener and Better With energy costs near the top of consumer concerns, it’s good to know that new homes can be more energy efficient than ever. Innovative materials and construction techniques mean that today’s new homes are built to be much more energy efficient than homes constructed a generation ago. Not only can they be more affordable to operate, new homes also are significantly more resource efficient and environmentally friendly. Designed With Buyers in Mind Designed to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles, new homes feature open floorplans, flexible spaces, improved safety features, low-maintenance materials and other amenities that make them more appealing than ever before. And in many areas, prospective home buyers who wish to live in age-qualified

communities for those 55 and older will find a large selection of homes tailored to the evolving lifestyles of the baby boom generation.

in their homes, and for most families, home equity represents the largest share of net worth. There Really is No Place Like Home Although there are many positive financial aspects to homeownership, a home cannot be valued in monetary terms alone. Not only can homeownership be a steppingstone to greater financial wellbeing, it provides a permanent place to call home and great personal satisfaction. Academic research also shows that homeownership provides a wide range of social benefits and strengthens the nation’s people and its communities.

BENEfItS Of HOMEOWNERSHIP Tax Benefits: For Home Owners Only Unique tax benefits that apply only to housing help lower the cost of homeownership. Both mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible. Moreover, for married couples, profits of up to $500,000 on the sale of a principal residence ($250,000 for single taxpayers) are excluded from tax on capital gains. The Advantage of Leveraging Leveraging is another advantage of homeownership. A buyer can purchase a home and receive the full benefit of homeownership with a cash down payment that is only a fraction of the total purchase price. This is called leveraging, and it makes the rate of return on a home purchase greater than on other purchases with the same value, such as stocks, where the buyer must put up the entire price. Building Personal Resources For most Americans, homeownership is a primary source of net worth and an important step in accumulating personal financial assets over the long term. Although property values have declined in many markets, Americans currently have a total of more than $6 trillion in equity

Homeownership is truly a cornerstone of the American dream. Those interested in building, buying or even remodeling should be sure to use Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) members when doing so. MBA

members have met stringent membership eligibility requirements set by the MBA to protect consumers. This includes background checks, financial history, and interviews. References for MBA members are also available through the MBA. For a list of MBA members, or more information about homeownership visit MBAonline.org.

Interior photo courtesy of Halen Homes, LLC. Exterior photo courtesy of Kaerek Homes, Inc. Information retrieved November 14, 2011 from NAHB.org.

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Dear VeteransIt is because of your personal sacrifices and commitment to freedom that all American citizens experience the highest level of liberty known in the world. Freedom isn’t free and it is you the veteran who have gone forward to secure our right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness ensuring that the United States of America continues to be the greatest country on earth. Cobblestone Builders would like to acknowledge your unselfish devotion by offering to you, the veterans a true discount off the entire final cost of your new home built by us. Based on your years of service we make to you this proposal: 1 up to 5 years 1% off the total home price 5 up to 10 years 2% 10 up to 15 years 3% 15 up to 20 years 4% 20 plus years 5% We sincerely hope that you take advantage of this offer and extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for your service and dedication. Best regards, Dirk Wildt, President Stevie Mistele-Wildt,Vice President What do you want from your home builder?

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sustainable living

Sustainable Exterior Materials By Nan Brown

"Green" homeowners often choose low-flow toilets, Energy Star appliances and zero-VOC paints, among other things, in order to be kind to the environment. There are more sustainable choices than ever for home exteriors, too. The word “sustainability” has many definitions, but one that is widely accepted, from a 1987 United Nations Commission, involves “meeting current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” One of the main components of sustainable building is conserving resources. According to the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building Program, this can be achieved by using “materials and techniques such as engineered wood and wood alternatives, recycled building materials, sustainably harvested lumber and more durable products.” Here are some exterior choices available through area suppliers and builders that are both sustainable and attractive.

Siding “We don’t see a lot of cedar being used today, for siding or for trim,” says Ryan Krueger, chief operating officer at L.H. Krueger & Son, exterior specialists based in Waukesha. “Many other materials are more economical, more sustainable and superior in many respects.” Fiber cement is one of them. This siding is a composite of cement, sand and recycled post-consumer waste. Often referred to as Hardieplank, which is the name the James Hardie Co. gave it more than 40 years ago, fiber cement products also are manufactured by Nichiha and CertainTeed, among others. “Fiber cement siding requires little maintenance, is less expensive than cedar, looks very natural with a deep wood-grain texture, and is a green product,” says Linda Heipp, business development manager for Hallmark Building Supply in Waukesha.

It comes in boards or shingles and has a long lifespan – as much as 50 years. Another sustainable choice, L.P. SmartSide, is an engineered siding product that is made of wood strands coated with a resin binder. “It has a skin or coating that gives it the look of wood, but makes it more durable and keeps it looking better longer,” explains Patrick Rogo, manager of BCI Exteriors in Menomonee Falls. L.P. SmartSide also has a 50-year limited warranty. Today’s vinyl siding also could be considered “green,” says Krueger. “Even though it is a plastic-related product, it is recyclable,” he says.

Trim “We are seeing more trim products today that are made with composite resins,” says Krueger. MiraTEC is one of them. “It is made of 70 percent post-consumer recycled content and no formaldehyde,” he says, adding that such products meet the NAHB Green Building Standard. AZEK, a PVC product made from recycled vinyl, is another sustainable trim product that has a 25-plus-year lifespan and can be recycled.

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This expansive patio offers an inviting outdoor living space for entertaining or relaxing with the use of County Materials’ Summit Stone™ landscape units for the fireplace and Lexington Stone® pavers for the patio.

“We can recycle almost everything, so that should be a consideration, too,” he says. As a wider range of products for home exteriors become available, Rogo says consumers are becoming more aware of the options. “They are very educated these days and already have done their homework,” he says. “Many are seeking ‘green’ products and we are here to provide them with a wide array of choices.”

Masonry “By definition, masonry is a very green industry,” says Erin Pederson, sales representative for County Materials Corp., with more than 20 locations including Milwaukee, Oak Creek and Menomonee Falls. The company offers the full gamut of masonry products, including brick, stone, manufactured stone and concrete brick.

recycled some 200 tons of asphalt this year alone, which is turned into asphalt for roads.

Pederson says sustainability is on the minds of consumers and contractors alike.

He says that metal roofing is becoming more prevalent in the Milwaukee area, which has a longer lifespan than other roofing alternatives.

“It is becoming more mainstream, which means both the demand and the products are increasing,” she says.

“They are made from the earth and they naturally withstand the test of time,” she says, adding that there are green attributes to each product.

“The cost is higher, but a metal roof will last 50 to 75 years vs. 30 to 40 years for other products,” he says. “They are made of steel and are completely recyclable. I think we will be seeing more of them in the next 5 years or so as they begin to catch on.”

“Stone is a finite resource, but it can be reclaimed if a building is taken down and can be used over and over again,” she says.

Krueger says that when it comes to sustainability, consumers should think about “what you are putting on AND taking off.”

“There is a wide range of prices, too. So there should be a green option out there for you.”

Patrick Rogo of BCI Exteriors, Inc., Erin Pederson of County Materials, Linda Heipp of Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc., and Ryan Krueger of L.H. Krueger & Son, Inc. shared their expertise for this article. Opposite page, photos courtesy of Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc. This page, photos courtesy of County Materials, and L.H. Krueger & Son, Inc. (bottom).

“Clay brick comes from the ground and is reusable. Concrete brick includes recycled materials to make it more environmentally friendly. And manufactured stone, concrete brick and concrete block all use fly ash, which is a recycled material that is a byproduct of power plants.”

Roofing Asphalt remains a popular roofing choice, says Krueger. “The product itself is petroleum-based, which isn’t green, but asphalt shingles can be recycled.” He says his company alone has

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OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES

Move Your Indoors Out Experience the tranquility and beauty of an outdoor living room made possible with landscaping products from County Materials. Maybe you’re dreaming about a peaceful backyard retreat where you can escape to relax. Or you picture an inviting patio to host family gatherings and cookouts with friends. Visit County Materials today and choose from our large selection of landscape and home construction products to enhance your living spaces and add lasting value to your home.

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The Art of Illumination Properly selected and well placed lighting can transform your home – inside and out. BBC Home Lighting Outlet offers an incredible selection of name brand lights and fixtures at 50 to 90% savings everyday. Our comprehensive selection includes outdoor wall lanterns and post lights, fluorescents and commercial fixtures, table and floor lamps and shades, ceiling fans, bath and kitchen lighting fixtures. From chandeliers to sconce lights, whatever your lighting needs, you’ll find the solution at BBC Home Lighting Outlet.

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special event guide

BUILDING LIFESTYLES

The Foundation of The American Dream Sponsored by Eagle & Weather-Tek Design Center, Inc.

GUEST AppEARANCES: Lori Dennis

Celebrity interior designer, speaker, author, and star of HGTV's "The Real Designing Women"

JAN. 5-8, 2012

Melinda Myers Gardening expert, TV host and author

Plus local chefs from around the area, Bob the Builder, and MBA members speaking on topics such as building, interior and exterior design, remodeling, and more!

FREE LAMERS SHUTTLE BUS TO THE EXPO! Visit MBAhomeshow.com for schedule.

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FEATURES FoR 2012 3RD ANNUAL INTERIoR DESIGN VILLAGE mba members have accepted the challenge of transforming their blank exhibit space into a fully decorated vignette. be sure to stop by and see the beautiful ‘rooms’ that have been professionally decorated. pick your facorite room to receive the people’s choice award. ballots can be found near the interior design village competition area. 2011 Winner, StoneCraft Studios

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Designing for a Lifetime

12TH ANNUAL LANDSCApE pARK this ever-popular competition showcases the latest trends in landscaping design as area landscapers have accepted the challenge of turning a 20x20 plat inside the exhibit hall into a landscaping phenomenon. the contest has showcased the talent of numerous area landscape members since 2001 and has generated excitement among consumers looking for the latest trends and designs in landscaping.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 CHAMBER NIGHT

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 FISH FRY NIGHT

join members of the business community as the metropolitan milwaukee association of commerce (mmac) and visit milwaukee host an all chamber business night. cash bar and hors d'oeuvres provided. general public welcome.

1st annual friday night fish fry at the expo where the first 100 attendees who pay at the gate will receive a coupon for a free fish fry at the expo.

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looking to build in 2012? the mba is adding a neW resource to help you find a lot to build your dream home. featured map and details about the region’s most prominent properties will be available.

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2012 EXpoSITIoN CATEGoRIES Accessibility & Universal Design Services Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com Wallner Builders Remodeling, Inc. 262-754-3770 www.wallner-builders.com Appliances American TV & Appliance/ Kennedy Hahn Contract Sales Division 608-275-7452 www.americantv.com Grand Appliance & TV 414-476-3000 www.grandapplianceandtv.com Architect / Home Designer Countryside Designs, Inc. 262-692-6707 Design Group Three, Inc. 414-962-5560 www.designgroupthree.com Highland Builders, LLC 262-573-9251 www.highland-builders.com Architectural Detail StoneCraft Studios 414-431-3908 www.stonecraftstudios.com Asphalt Wolf Paving Company, Inc. 262-567-3728 www.wolfpaving.com Audio-Visual Installation & Home Theater Grand Appliance & TV 414-476-3000 www.grandapplianceandtv.com Basement Waterproofing Everdry Waterproofing/ WI State Home Service 262-786-4090 www.everdrywisconsin.com Building Contractor Anthony Thomas Builders, Inc. 262-367-8884 www.anthonythomasbuilders.com

Avid Homes, LLC 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com Embassy Construction Corp. 262-241-8510 www.embassyhomes.com Highland Builders, LLC 262-573-9251 www.highland-builders.com IMAGE Custom Homes & Remodeling, LLC 262-628-5074 www.imagehomeinfo.com Krueger Custom Homes 262-677-1180 www.kruegercustomhomes.com Lemel Homes, Inc. 414-228-1800 www.lemelhomes.com Moore Designs, Inc. 262-306-1004 www.mooredesigns.com Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc. 866-705-7000 www.victoryhomesofwisconsin.com Woodhaven Homes & Realty, Inc. 262-392-9197 www.buildwithal.com Acadia Finishers, LLC 262-338-1000 www.acadiafinishers.com Building Materials Bliffert Lumber 414-383-4900 www.bliffertlumber.com Cabinets Campbellsport Building Supply (drexel) 920-960-2549 www.furnishanddesign.com Kitchen Saver, Inc. 414-453-4220 www.kitchensaver.net Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC 262-363-9762 www.mukwonagoremodeling.com Nonn's Design Showplace 262-446-6810 www.nonnsdesignshowplace.com Stone Bank Interiors 262-894-1672 www.stonebankinteriors.com

Carpets Signature Builders 262-691-4440 www.signaturebuilders.com Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc. 262-547-8763 www.schmidtflooring.com Closet Systems Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com Counter Tops Halquist Stone Company 262-246-9000 www.halquiststone.com

Highland Builders, LLC 262-573-9251 www.highland-builders.com Image Custom Homes & Remodeling, LLC 262-628-5074 www.imagehomeinfo.com Imagery Homes, LLC 262-754-9183 www.imageryhomes.com James Craig Builders, Inc. 414-771-5563 www.jamescraigbuilders.com Jeff Horwath Family Builders, Inc. 262-367-0131 www.jeffhorwath.com

Kitchen Saver, Inc. 414-453-4220 www.kitchensaver.net

Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC 262-783-4700 www.josephdouglashomes.com

Nonn's Design Showplace 262-446-6810 www.nonnsdesignshowplace.com

Lemel Homes, Inc. 414-228-1800 www.lemelhomes.com

Wisconsin Granite Depot 414-764-8720 www.wisconsingranitedepot.com

Paradise Builders LLC 262-574-1166 www.paradisebuilders.biz

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Stortz Custom Homes, LLC 262-628-2222 www.stortzcustomhomes.com

Halquist Stone Company 262-246-9000 www.halquiststone.com Custom Building

The Carstensen Group, LLC 414-529-4588 www.thecarstensengroup.com

Barenz Builders 262-253-2282 www.barenzbuilders.com

The Flanagan Company 262-547-5199 www.flanagancompany.com

CastleRock Custom Homes, LLC 414-304-1000 www.createmycastle.com

Trustway Homes Inc. 262-695-6400 www.trustway.com

David & Goliath Builders, Inc./ DG Remodeling 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com

UBuildIt-Waukesha 262-754-0404 www.ubuildit.com

Design Group Three, Inc. 414-962-5560 www.designgroupthree.com Embassy Construction Corp. 262-241-8510 www.embassyhomes.com

Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc. 866-705-7000 www.victoryhomesofwisconsin.com Ware Design LLC 262-303-4935 www.waredesignbuild.com

Halen Homes LLC 414-207-9959 www.halenhomes.com

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2011 EXpoSITIoN CATEGoRIES Anthony Thomas Builders, Inc. 262-367-8884 www.anthonythomasbuilders.com Dehumidification Systems / Ventilation Dave Droegkamp Heating 262-367-2820 www.davedroegkamp.com Doors & Windows Andersen Windows 414-213-6311 www.andersenwindows.com Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com Marvin Windows & Doors 651-452-3039 www.marvin.com Universal Windows Direct 414-67-8255 www.universalwindowsmilwaukee.com Ver Halen-Pella Windows & Doors 262-754-4262 www.pella.com

Faux Finishes Acadia Finishers, LLC 262-338-1000 www.acadiafinishers.com Financial Institution Bank Mutual 414-354-1500 www.bankmutual.com Citizens Bank of Mukwonago 262-642-8456 www.citizenbank.com Landmark Credit Union 262-796-4500 www.landmarkcu.com Flooring Malkin's Carpets, Inc. 262-255-1400 www.malkinscarpets.com Nonn's Design Showplace 262-446-6810 www.nonnsdesignshowplace.com Furniture & Furniture Rental

Weather Tight Corporation 414-459-3888 www.weathertightcorp.com

Boston Store Furniture Gallery 262-827-8898 www.bostonstore.com

Duplex Construction

Geo-thermal Heating

Avid Homes, LLC 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com

Dave Droegkamp Heating 262-367-2820 www.davedroegkamp.com

The Flanagan Company 262-547-5199 www.flanagancompany.com

Lake Country Heating & Cooling 262-593-8300 www.lakecountryhvac.com

Elevators (Residential) & Dumbwaiters

Sam's Well Drilling, Inc. 920-326-5193 www.samswelldrilling.com

Waupaca Elevator Company, Inc. 800-261-0007 www.waupacaelevatorwi.com Engineer Countryside Designs, Inc. 262-692-6707

Government Department of Health Services 608-228-0638 www.dhs.wisconsin.gov Granite Halquist Stone Company 262-246-9000 www.halquiststone.com Stone Bank Interiors 262-894-1672 www.stonebankinteriors.com

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Wisconsin Granite Depot 414-764-8720 www.wisconsingranitedepot.com

Jeff Horwath Family Builders, Inc. 262-367-0131 www.jeffhorwath.com

Green (Sustainable) Building

Joseph Douglas Homes & remodeling llc 262-783-4700 www.josephdouglashomes.com

David & Goliath Builders, Inc. /DG Remodeling 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com Focus on Energy 608-249-9322 www.weccusa.org IMAGE Custom Homes & remodeling, llc 262-628-5074 www.imagehomeinfo.com Krueger Custom Homes 262-677-1180 www.kruegercustomhomes.com PEA Builders, Inc. 262-506-9616 www.peabuilders.com The Carstensen Group, LLC 414-529-4588 www.thecarstensengroup.com Tim O'Brien Homes 262-542-5750 www.timobrienhomes.com Anthony Thomas Builders, Inc. 262-367-8884 www.anthonythomasbuilders.com Gutters Weather Tight Corporation 414-459-3888 www.weathertightcorp.com Hardware Supplier Neu's Building Center, Inc. 262-251-6005 www.hardwaregallery.com Home Building From Models Avid Homes, LLC 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com Embassy Construction Corp. 262-241-8510 www.embassyhomes.com Halen Homes LLC 414-207-9959 www.halenhomes.com

Korndoerfer Homes 262-884-9550 www.korndoerfer.info The Carstensen Group, LLC 414-529-4588 www.thecarstensengroup.com The Flanagan Company 262-547-5199 www.flanagancompany.com Tim O'Brien Homes 262-542-5750 www.timobrienhomes.com Trustway Homes, Inc. 262-695-6400 www.trustway.com HVAC Contractor Dave Droegkamp Heating 262-367-2820 www.davedroegkamp.com Lake Country Heating & Cooling 262-593-8300 www.lakecountryhvac.com Hydronic Heating Dave Droegkamp Heating 262-367-2820 www.davedroegkamp.com Lake Country Heating & Cooling 262-593-8300 www.lakecountryhvac.com Mamayek Heating & Cooling, Inc. 262-250-0713 www.mamayekhvac.com Interior Design / Decorating Boston Store Furniture Gallery 262-827-8898 www.bostonstore.com Ware Design LLC 262-303-4935 www.waredesignbuild.com

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2012 EXpoSITIoN CATEGoRIES Kitchen Accessories Kitchen Craft 352-483-7600 www.kitchencraftcookware.com Landscape & Maintenance M.J.S. Landscaping Services, LLC 262-253-0967 www.mjslandscapingservices.com Landscape Contractor Breezy Hill Nursery, Inc. 262-537-2111 www.breezyhill.com David Frank Landscape, Inc. 262-255-4888 www.davidjfrank.com Trees On The Move, Inc. 262-679-5200 www.treesonthemove.com Log Homes Countryside Designs, Inc. 262-692-6707 Millwork Precise Design Concepts, LLC 920-783-6464 www.precise-dc.com Modular & panelized Building Vertical Works, Inc. 414-762-0950 www.verticalworksinc.com Anthony Thomas Builders, Inc. 262-367-8884 www.anthonythomasbuilders.com Mortgage Lender A+ Mortgage Services, Inc. 262-679-8500 www.trustaplus.com

paint & Wallpaper Supplier the sherwin Williams co. 262-717-9212 www.sherwin-williams.com painting Contractor acadia finishers, llc 262-338-1000 www.acadiafinishers.com patio Doors Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com plumbing Contractor Oak Creek Plumbing 414-762-4060 www.oakcreekplumbing.com Real Estate Sales Point Real Estate 262.424.5807 www.pointre.com Remodeler - Design-Build Anthony Thomas Builders Inc. 262-367-8884 www.anthonythomasbuilders.com Barenz Builders 262-253-2282 www.barenzbuilders.com Bartelt.The Remodeling Resource 262-646-8020 www.barteltremodel.com Cream City Construction 414-774-7870 www.creamcityconstruction.com

Natural Stone

David & Goliath Builders, Inc. /DG Remodeling 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com

Halquist Stone Company 262-246-9000 www.halquiststone.com

Design Group Three, Inc. 414-962-5560 www.designgroupthree.com

No Cost Fleet Fueling Speedway LLC 815-409-2355 www.superfleet.net

E. Miller & Associates, Inc. 262-377-7305 www.milwaukeedesignbuild.com Embassy Construction Corp. 262-241-8510 www.embassyhomes.com

Highland Builders, LLC 262-573-9251 www.highland-builders.com

Connor Remodeling & Design, Inc. 262-251-8400 www.connorremodeling.com

Imagery Homes, LLC 262-754-9183 www.imageryhomes.com

David & Goliath Builders, Inc. /DG Remodeling 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com

J & J Construction Lake Country, Inc. 262-965-3991 www.jjconstruction.net

Embassy Construction Corp. 262-241-8510 www.embassyhomes.com

Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC 262-783-4700 www.josephdouglashomes.com

IMAGE Custom Homes & remodeling, llc 262-628-5074 www.imagehomeinfo.com

Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC 262-363-9762 www.mukwonagoremodeling.com

Kitchen Saver, Inc. 414-453-4220 www.kitchensaver.net

Paradise Builders LLC 262-574-1166 www.paradisebuilders.biz

Lemel Homes, Inc. 414-228-1800 www.lemelhomes.com

Reality Construction, LLC 414-881-3070 www.realityconstructionllc.com

Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC 262-363-9762 www.mukwonagoremodeling.com

Remodeling Innovations Group 262-439-8068 www.rigWi.com

S. J. Janis Company, Inc. 414-259-0300 www.sjjanis.com

S. J. Janis Company, Inc. 414-259-0300 www.sjjanis.com

The Carstensen Group, LLC 414-529-4588 www.thecarstensengroup.com

Stone Bank Interiors 262-894-1672 www.stonebankinteriors.com

Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc. 866-705-7000 www.victoryhomesofwisconsin.com

The Home Improvement Network 847-837-8370 www.findaremodeler.com

Wallner Builders Remodeling, Inc. 262-754-3770 www.wallner-builders.com

Wallner Builders Remodeling, Inc. 262-754-3770 www.wallner-builders.com

Restoration & Refinishing of Wood & Metal

Ware Design LLC 262-303-4935 www.waredesignbuild.com Remodeling Contractor Acadia Finishers, LLC 262-338-1000 www.acadiafinishers.com Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com

Abatron, Inc. 262-653-2000 www.abatron.com Roofing Contractor Allrite Home & Remodeling, Inc. 414-353-6910 www.allriteremodeling.net Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com Weather Tight Corporation 414-459-3888 www.weathertightcorp.com

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2012 EXpoSITIoN CATEGoRIES Siding Contractor

Swimming pools

Allrite Home & Remodeling, Inc. 414-353-6910 www.allriteremodeling.net

Neuman Pools, Inc. 920-885-336 www.neumanpools.com

Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com

Tile & Stone Flooring

Universal Windows Direct 414-467-8255 www.universalwindowsmilwaukee.com

Siding

Signature Builders 262-691-4440 www.signaturebuilders.com

Weather Tight Corporation 414-459-3888 www.weathertightcorp.com

Universal Windows Direct 414-467-8255 www.universalwindowsmilwaukee.com

Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc. 262-547-8763 www.schmidtflooring.com

Window Supplier

Weather Tight Corporation 414-459-3888 www.weathertightcorp.com

Vacation Home Construction

Skylights & Roof Windows Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com SOLATUBE-Brighter Concepts LTD 414-332-9050 www.brighterconceptsltd.com Solar Home Tim O'Brien Homes 262-542-5750 www.timobrienhomes.com PEA Builders, Inc. 262-506-9616 www.peabuilders.com Spas/Whirlpools/Hot Tubs Neuman Pools, Inc. 920-885-3366 www.neumanpools.com

Tim O'Brien Homes 262-542-5750 www.timobrienhomes.com Staircases / Stairways

Ver Halen-Pella Windows & Doors 262-754-4262 www.pella.com Wood Floor Installation Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc. 262-547-8763 www.schmidtflooring.com

Wall Covering Contractor

Signature Builders 262-691-4440 www.signaturebuilders.com

Acadia Finishers, LLC 262-338-1000 www.acadiafinishers.com Water proofing & Damp proofing Badger Basement Systems, Inc. 920-563-6136 www.badgerbasementsystems.com Water purification Equipment

Water Systems

Halen Homes LLC 414-207-9959 www.halenhomes.com

Richards Building Supply Co. 414-302-1285 www.richards-supply.com

Krueger Custom Homes 262-677-1180 www.kruegercustomhomes.com

Culligan Waukesha 262-970-6260 www.culligan.com

Speculative Homes

Stair Goddess 866-507-8247 www.stairgoddess.com

David & Goliath Builders, Inc. /DG Remodeling 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com

Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee 262-522-1001 www.rbamilwaukee.com

Culligan Waukesha 262-970-6260 www.culligan.com

Wood Floor Refinishing Miracle Wood Floors 414-303-3836 www.miraclefloors.net Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc. 262-547-8763 www.schmidtflooring.com Signature Builders 262-691-4440 www.signaturebuilders.com Wood Flooring Miracle Wood Floors 414-303-3836 www.miraclefloors.net

Well Driller

Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc. 262-547-8763 www.schmidtflooring.com

Sam's Well Drilling, Inc. 920-326-5193 www.samswelldrilling.com

Signature Builders 262-691-4440 www.signaturebuilders.com

Window Replacement Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com

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2012 EXpoSITIoN EXHIBIToRS A+ Mortgage Services, Inc. 262-679-8500 www.trustaplus.com

Boston Store Furniture Gallery 262-827-8898 www.bostonstore.com

Donovan & Jorgensen, Inc. 262-784-6441 www.donovanjorgenson.com

Abatron, Inc. 262-653-2000 www.abatron.com

Breezy Hill Nursery, Inc. 262-537-2111 www.breezyhill.com

E. Miller & Associates, Inc. 262-377-7305 www.milwaukeedesignbuild.com

Acadia Finishers, LLC 262-338-1000 www.acadiafinishers.com

Callen Construction, Inc. 414-529-5509 www.callenconstruction.com

Embassy Construction Corp. 262-241-8510 www.embassyhomes.com

Allrite Home & Remodeling, Inc. 414-353-6910 www.allriteremodeling.net

Campbellsport Building Supply (drexel) 920-960-2549 www.furnishanddesign.com

American TV & Appliance/ Kennedy Hahn Contract Sales Division 608-275-7452 www.americantv.com

CastleRock Custom Homes, LLC 414-304-1000 www.createmycastle.com

Everdry Waterproofing/ WI State Home Service 262-786-4090 www.everdrywisconsin.com

Andersen Windows, Inc. 414-213-6311 www.andersenwindows.com Anthony Thomas Builders, Inc. 262-367-8884 www.anthonythomasbuilders.com Avid Homes 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com B & E General Contractors, Inc. 414-351-5558 www.begeneralcontractors.com Badger Basement Systems, Inc. 920-563-6136 www.badgerbasementsystems.com Bank Mutual 414-354-1500 www.bankmutual.com Barenz Builders 262-253-2282 www.barenzbuilders.com Bartelt.The Remodeling Resource 262-646-8020 www.barteltremodel.com

Citizens Bank of Mukwonago 262-642-8456 www.citizenbank.com Clark Design Associates, LLC 414-426-8003 www.remodelwithclark.com Connor Remodeling & Design, Inc. 262-251-8400 www.connorremodeling.com Countryside Designs, Inc. 262-692-6707 Cream City Construction, Inc. 414-774-7870 www.creamcityconstruction.com Culligan Waukesha 262-970-6260 www.culligan.com Dave Droegkamp Heating 262-367-2820 www.davedroegkamp.com David & Goliath Builders, Inc./ DG Remodeling 262-691-8841 www.dg-family.com David Breen Wines

Bath And Kitchen Specialists, Inc. 262-797-9991 www.bathandkitchenspecialistsinc.com

David Frank Landscape, Inc. 262-255-4888 www.davidjfrank.com

Bitter Cube / Rehorst www.bittercube.com

Department of Health Services 608-228-0638 www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

Bliffert Lumber & Fuel Co. 414-383-4900 www.bliffertlumber.com

Design Group Three, Inc. 414-962-5560 www.designgroupthree.com

Joseph Douglas Homes & remodeling llc 262-783-4700 www.josephdouglashomes.com Kitchen Craft 352-483-7600 www.kitchencraftcookware.com Kitchen Saver, Inc. 414-453-4220 www.kitchensaver.net Korndoerfer Homes 262-884-9550 www.korndoerfer.info

Focus on Energy 608-249-9322 www.weccusa.org

Krueger Custom Homes 262-677-1180 www.kruegercustomhomes.com

Grand Appliance & TV 414-476-5395 www.grandapplianceandtv.com

Lake Country Heating & Cooling 262-593-8300 www.lakecountryhvac.com

Halen Homes, LLC 414-207-9959 www.halenhomes.com

Lakeside Stoneworks, LLC 414-354-6100 www.lakesidestoneworks.com

Halquist Stone Company 262-246-9000 www.halquiststone.com

Landmark Credit Union 262-796-4500 www.landmarkcu.com

Highland Builders, LLC 262-573-9251 www.highland-builders.com

Leaf Filter North of Illinois, Inc. 800-290-6106 www.leaffilter.com

IMAGE Custom Homes & Remodeling, LLC 262-628-5074 www.imagehomeinfo.com

Lemel Homes, Inc. 414-228-1800 www.lemelhomes.com

Imagery Homes, LLC 262-754-9183 www.imageryhomes.com J & J Construction Lake Country, Inc. 262-965-3991 www.jjconstruction.net James Craig Builders, Inc. 414-771-5563 www.jamescraigbuilders.com Jeff Horwath Family Builders, Inc. 262-367-0131 www.jeffhorwath.com Jimmy Luvs Bloody Mary Mix www.jimmyluvsbloodymarymix.com Johnson Bank 262-787-4360 www.johnsonbank.com

M.J.S. Landscaping Services, LLC 262-253-0967 www.mjslandscapingservices.com Malkin's Carpets, Inc. 262-255-1400 www.malkinscarpets.com Mamayek Heating & Cooling, Inc. 262-250-0713 www.mamayekhvac.com Marvin Windows & Doors 651-452-3039 www.marvin.com Miracle Wood Floors 414-303-3836 www.miraclefloors.net Moore Designs, Inc. 262-306-1004 www.mooredesigns.com

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2012 EXHIBIToRS Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC 262-363-9762 www.mukwonagoremodeling.com

S. J. Janis Company, Inc. 414-259-0300 www.sjjanis.com

Tim O'Brien Homes 262-542-5750 www.timobrienhomes.com

Wolf Paving Company, Inc. 262-567-3728 www.wolfpaving.com

Neuman Pools, Inc. 920-885-3366 www.neumanpools.com

Sam's Well Drilling, Inc. 920-326-5193 www.samswelldrilling.com

Total Energy Savers 800-765-0161 www.totalenergysavers.org

Woodhaven Homes & Realty, Inc. 262-392-9197 www.buildwithal.com

Neu's Building Center, Inc. 262-251-6005 www.hardwaregallery.com

Satellite Services 262-781-8730 www.satelliteservicesllc.com

Trees On The Move, Inc. 262-679-5200 www.treesonthemove.com

Zach Building Company 262-367-7157 www.zachbuilders.com

Nonn's Design Showplace 262-446-6810 www.nonnsdesignshowplace.com

Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc. 262-547-8763 www.schmidtflooring.com

Trustway Homes, Inc. 262-695-6400 www.trustway.com

Oak Creek Plumbing 414-762-4060 www.oakcreekplumbing.com

Signature Builders 262-691-4440 www.signaturebuilders.com

UBuildIt-Waukesha 262-754-0404 www.ubuildit.com

Paradise Builders, LLC 262-574-1166 www.paradisebuilders.biz

SOLATUBE-Brighter Concepts LTD 414-332-9050 www.brighterconceptsltd.com

PEA Builders, Inc. 262-506-9616 www.peabuilders.com

Speedway LLC 815-409-2355 www.superfleet.net

Universal Windows Direct of Milwaukee 414-467-8255 www.universalwindowsmilwaukee.com

Point Real Estate 262.424.2807 www.rointre.com

Stair Goddess 866-507-8247 www.stairgoddess.com

Precise Design Concepts, LLC 920-783-6464 www.precise-dc.com

Stone Bank Interiors 262-894-1672 www.stonebankinteriors.com

Quality Landscaping 262.376.9999 www.qllm.com

Stortz Custom Homes, LLC 262-628-2222 www.stortzcustomhomes.com

Reality Construction, LLC 414-881-3070 www.realityconstructionllc.com

Swimming Pool Services 262-544-5500 www.swimmingpoolservices.com

Remodeling Innovations Group 262-439-8068 www.rigWi.com

The Carstensen Group, LLC 414-529-4588 www.thecarstensengroup.com

Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee 262-522-1001 www.rbamilwaukee.com

The Flanagan Company 262-547-5199 www.flanagancompany.com

Richards Building Supply Co. 414-302-1285 www.richards-supply.com Rozman Wealth Management 262.798.7979 www.rozmanwealthmanagement.com

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The Home Improvement Network 847-837-8370 www.findaremodeler.com The Sherwin Williams Co. 262-717-9212 www.sherwin-williams.com

Usinger's Sausage 414-276-9105 www.usinger.com Ver Halen-Pella Windows & Doors 262-754-4262 www.pella.com Vertical Works, Inc. 414-762-0950 www.verticalworksinc.com Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc. 866-705-7000 www.victoryhomesofwisconsin.com Wallner Builders Remodeling, Inc. 262-754-3770 www.wallner-builders.com Ware Design, LLC 262-303-4935 www.waredesignbuild.com Waupaca Elevator Company, Inc. 800-261-0007 www.waupacaelevatorwi.com Weather Tight Corporation 414-459-3888 www.weathertightcorp.com Wisconsin Granite Depot 414-764-8720 www.wisconsingranitedepot.com

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The Foundation of The American Dream BUILDING DISCoVERY STAGE Sponsored by American/Kennedy Hahn & timothy j. kitchen & bath

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Chef Karen The Good Life Catering Co.

Chef Natalia Old Town Serbian Gourmet House

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Friday, January 6: 5:30 pm rick bartelt, bartelt. The remodeling resource., people's choice award Winner of the 2011 fall remodelers tour

Lori Dennis Celebrity interior designer,speaker, author, and star of HGTV's "The Real Designing Women"

Saturday, January 7: 11:00 am lori dennis, celebrity interior designer, speaker, author, and star of hgtv's "the real designing Women" 1:00 pm tim o'brien, tim o'brien homes: people's choice award Winner in the 2011 parade of homes – "What Does Green Building Really Mean?" 2:00 pm lori dennis, celebrity interior designer, speaker, author, and star of hgtv's "the real designing Women" 4:30 pm craig podlesnik, stonecraft studios: people's choice award Winner in the 2011 interior design competition – "Benefits of Indoor and Outdoor Masonry" Sunday, January 8: 11:00 am melinda meyers, gardening expert, tv host and author 2:00 pm melinda meyers, gardening expert, tv host and author

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Gardening expert, TV host and author

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your yard by the month yo A YEAR LONG GUIDE TO LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

If there’s ever a time in Wisconsin when you don’t have to worry about doing yard work, it’s January, right? Wrong. Every month of the year offers an opportunity for landscape maintenance. Knowing what to do each month is key to a beautiful yard. We turned to the experts, Jim Kemp of La Rosa Landscape Company and Bob Ackerman of MJS Landscaping Services, and asked them to share their expertise on what yard tasks to tackle every month. Use this handy reference list to keep your landscaping stunning and healthy year-round By Lisa Nieskes

April

January & February • Take down the holiday decorations and properly store them for next season. • Renewal-prune red- and yellow-twigged dogwoods by removing the oldest or most mature stems. Cutting these stems down to the ground will allow maximum nutrient flow to the younger and more vigorous stems. Renewal-prune for size maintenance, increased density, maximum flower production, enhanced fruit production, increased health and appearance. Renewal pruning should be done every two to three years. • Conduct rejuvenation pruning for Spirea and Potentilla shrubs. This type of pruning involves cutting the entire plant to within 6-12” from the ground. Rejuvenation pruning enhances new shoot growth, increases density, flowering, fruiting, health and aesthetics. • Plan your spring landscape installation. Designers and architects are not spending as much time at job sites, freeing them up to focus on landscape design projects. This will allow your project to start fi rst thing in the spring.

March • Finish up the winter pruning. • Start raking up leaves and cut down left over perennials later in the month. • Finalize your spring land scape project if you haven't already done so. Many projects can begin late in the month when the snow typically melts off and the frost begins to break.

• Finish spring clean up. Locate dead plants and make a list of what you’ll need for replacements. Cut back remaining perennials and ornamental grasses at a height of 4-6” from ground level. Remove leaves, covering boughs and debris from landscape beds and lawn areas. Remove and store protective fencing, and don't forget to remove protective tree wrap. • Rake out areas of matted turf and areas of vole damage. • Apply fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide on turf. • Apply a pre-emergent for weeds in landscape beds and tree circles. • Remove the dead or broken branches on trees and deadwood roses to the second or third live outside bud. • If you have an irrigation system, have it inspected and started up. • Plant spring pots for an early splash of color. • Edge planting beds — it’s also a good time to mulch beds that have just been cleaned up or turn over existing mulch.

May • Mow the grass as it begins to grow. • Apply broadleaf weed control and fertilizer starting in the middle of the month through June. • Consider spring aeration and dethatching. This is also a great time to overseed bare areas of the lawn and repair damaged turf. • Apply a fungicide application to crabapple trees to treat for Apple Scab. • Prepare and plant annual beds as well as summer pots. • Work with your landscape designer or architect to change the outside into an outdoor living space that you will be proud of and enjoy throughout the year. fodils, hyacinths and tulips.

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your yard by the month A YEAR LONG GUIDE TO LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

June

September

• Cut back spring flowering plants, such as crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips. • Monitor your turf for color, disease and weed populations. Apply spot treatments as needed. • Trim and shape shrubs that are sheared. You may also want to prune suckers and trunk sprouts from ornamental trees. • Mow weekly, cutting your lawn at 3” to 3.5". Remember to change up your mowing patterns to stimulate growth and prevent rutting. • Keep an eye on your annual plantings as their water needs may change. Adjust frequency and amounts, if necessary. • Deadhead roses as needed. • Attend to weeds, which become more prevalent this time of month. • Think about adding an outdoor kitchen to enhance your entertainment space. It will also help you enjoy the outdoors with your guests.

• Apply broadleaf weed control and fertilizer. • Consider turf repair. • Aeration should take place now or in October. • Touch up, trim and shape shrubs that are sheared. • Watch for Black Spot Leaves on roses and remove. • Mow weekly at 3” to 3.5". • Install fall annuals (such as mums) and harvest displays, late in the month. • This is a great month for plantings, such as a tree line screen or foundation renovation.

July • Apply summer fertilizer and spot-spray weeds as needed. • Monitor your watering schedule to meet summer turf needs. • Watch for Black Spot Leaves on roses and remove. Also deadhead your roses for best performance. • Adjust mowing frequencies to meet turf demands. Continue to mow at 3” to 3.5”. • Pay attention to the lawn. You can do more damage by mowing a lawn that is too dry. The tires from the mower can break the grass blades, leaving tracks in the lawn.

August • Continue similar practices as you did in July. • Watch for plants under drought stress and adjust watering frequencies. • Monitor insect populations and apply a pesticide if needed. • Continue weeding the planting beds. • Conduct a second seasonal pruning. • This is a great time to renovate or install landscape projects. This time of the season has few weather-related setbacks. • Address any drainage problems at this time. Areas with the worst drainage problems are often drier in the middle of summer than during any other time of the year.

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October • Remove spent annuals and turn over beds. • Empty and store annual pots for the winter. • Install spring flowering bulbs. • Remove leaves from turf areas and planting beds as needed to reduce the amount of work required for final cleanup. • Clean gutters if larger trees are near your home. • Schedule any landscape projects you may want completed before the end of the season.

November • Apply winter fertilizer. • Clean up leaves from lawn areas, planting beds and clean gutters. • Use evergreen boughs to protect azaleas, boxwood and groundcovers. • Cut back perennials 4-6" from ground level. Leave sedum and ornamental grasses standing until spring. • Install protective fencing and wrap the trunks of small shade and ornamental trees in areas with high deer populations. • Mark your driveway and walks for snow removal.

December • Plan and install holiday decorations and winter displays. • Mark your driveway and walks for snow removal. • Conduct rejuvenation and/or dormancy pruning of trees and shrubs. • This is one of the best times of the year to plan and schedule your spring landscape installation. Getting on the schedule now insures and early start for your project. Mike LaRosa of LaRosa Landscape Co., Inc., and Bob Ackerman & Mike Steiner of M.J.S. Landscaping Services, LLC shared their expertise for this article. Photos courtesy of LaRosa Landscape Co., Inc.


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he holidays are over. The decorations are down and ready to go back into storage. But why does it seem harder to fit them back into the storage space you had taken them out of only a month or two ago? No matter how large or small your home, storage is always an issue. Even if you’re one of the lucky few that considers yourself blessed in the storage space department, it can be a challenge to keep everything organized and clutter-free–especially when dealing with seasonal items such as decorations, outdoor equipment, clothes and more. “It doesn’t help us here that we have four distinct seasons, and we never really know when one will turn into another,” says Ray Hoffman of Brookfield Home and Idea Center. Hoffman’s solution to seasonal storage is to have one dedicated area, such as a closet, to store those truly seasonal items. “Even if it is just an area in your basement dedicated to the task, life is much simpler when you know where to look for something you haven’t needed in six months,” Hoffman explains. He 44 Abode January 2012

recommends including both hanging and shelving space to make the area more functional for all seasonal items. David Kittleson of Closet Concepts adds that it’s important to have easy access to both store and retrieve the items. He suggests decorations be labeled and sealed tight in containers. Also make sure the area is temperature-appropriate. Clothing should be stored after it is cleaned and kept in a clean container. It should not be stored in dry cleaner plastic coverings since that prohibits the fabric from breathing inside the plastic. The bag traps any moisture and can cause mildew, yellowing and staining. Hoffman adds that storing clothes in the garage or garage attic is also not recommended. The extremes of temperature and humidity are too severe. Brian Hering of Tailored Living agrees. He points out that clothing stored in the garage can get musty and start to smell of automotive fumes. The ideal items to store in the garage are outdoor equipment like sporting

goods, gardening, car care and cleaning items. Just be sure to check whether below-freezing temperatures impact any of those items. If so, store them inside. Hoffman points out that this includes sporting shoes and balls. The cold air will underinflate a ball and make it less elastic. There are a few tricks to maximizing garage storage capacity. Hering points to the ceiling area over the garage door and the wall area above the garage door as areas people don’t often think of for storage. “We can install cabinets above the garage door on the wall if the ceiling height permits,” says Hering. “Most people also don’t realize that the area between two garage doors can be used to hang a bike or two from the ceiling.”


Kittleson agrees. He notes that homeowners can use specific storage racks and slatwall systems to lift items up and off the floor such as bikes, yard implements, ladders and more. Slatwall systems are panels that add a variety of hooks and shelves and are completely customized. Reconfigure the system at any time to adapt to changing storage needs. Hoffman notes that areas above and below windows can also store awkwardly sized items by using racks or hooks. The challenge with garage storage can be accessing all of the space. There are storage systems available that allow for adequate lines of sight and reach so homeowners can both maximize space and easily get items in and out of their storage spots.

Maximize space in your garage by using every open space, including spaces between two garage doors and high on the walls, or suspended from the ceiling.

Maximizing interior space creates another unique set of challenges. While you may feel you’ve found every hidden nook or cranny for storage, chances are there are still ways to maximize it. “The biggest loss of space we typically see is the homeowners with high ceilings not going any higher than they can reach in the closet,” says Hering. “Also, the shear lack of shelves is another common storage misstep. Gaps between existing shelves are too great, and things get piled up on top of each other recreating the mess they are trying to avoid.” Hering also notes that Murphy beds are making a comeback. These fold-down beds can quickly convert a space into a guest sleeping area and then fold away when not in use. There are even beds that fold from a desk to a bed without having to clean off the desk or move the computer. This can eliminate the need for having a room specifically for guests. One of the biggest ways to improve storage space inside your home is to clean out things you don’t use. “Start small, but be brutal,” says Kittleson. Sort things to keep, donate and throw out. Then organize the remaining items in bins by season, label the bins and stack. Install wire shelving and increase hanging capacity by including clothes rods. Not sure where to start, or don’t have the time or patience to do it yourself? Then it’s time to call in the pros. They help you not only maximize your storage, but also make sure it works for you, is made from quality components and

changes with your needs (which is especially important for families). A professionally built storage system can help you remove clutter while creating a system that looks good, which is especially important in more visible or high-traffic areas in your home like mudrooms, laundry rooms, entertainment areas and home offices. Ultimately, it also adds value to your home for both yourself and potential buyers. Best of all, it allows you to not have to think about clutter and focus on the things you want to do. If storage space is at a premium in your home, don’t get frustrated — get organized. Or better yet, get a professional, and start living clutter-free. Rick Goodman and Ray Hoffman of America In-Home, Brian Hering of Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage, and David Kittleson of Closet Concepts shared their expertise for this article. Photo, top of opposite page, courtesy of America In-Home. Center photo courtesy of Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage. Photos this page courtesy of America In-Home (top) and Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage (bottom).

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