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Dry Stack Manufacturered Stone

Many of the social sites, like; Houzz, Pinterest, etc. are showing dry stack manufactured stone applied to the exterior of homes.  It is a great looking application, but, it is not designed for the Wisconsin market.  No mortar is used which causes problems in a Wisconsin application. The manufacturer's, the…
kelladesign
April 7, 2014
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Price Per Square Foot

We are often asked, "What is your price per square foot?" When asked, we always tell any buyer what our cost is per square foot for that model but what is that really telling the potential buyer?  Well, it tells the buyer what the price is when you take the…
kelladesign
August 29, 2013
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Acadia II

The Acadia II model is under construction and making great progress.  The home is being built in Quail Haven subdivision in Menomonee Falls. The new elevation, which can be seen by clicking on the Acadia II house page, has a craftsmen style. The model, though under construction, is available for…
kelladesign
July 26, 2013
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Model Home Furniture Sale

Our Sanibel model in Menomonee Falls is closing and we need to sell the furniture. The Sanibel model is located at: W188 N4970 Red Crown Trail Menomonee Falls, WI The model is just north Lisbon and Brookfield Roads intersection. Our model home furniture sale is:      Thursday, 7/25  …
kelladesign
July 23, 2013
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Framing and Framing Materials

Framing and Framing Materials. When you walk into a finished home, you see the “end product.”  What you don’t see is how the home was constructed.  If the lower level is not completely finished, you can see some of the components the builder used to construct the home. At Trustway,…
kelladesign
January 10, 2012
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Quality Framing?

Recently, we drove around several subdivisions where multiple builders had model homes.  All these builders like to tell buyers they are the highest quality builder in the Milwaukee market. But, are they really? Let’s take a look at one minor facet that we found on all the models we inspected…
kelladesign
December 6, 2011
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Our Foundations

As we all know, homes in Wisconsin come with basement foundations.  It is the base that the home is built on and the quality of the foundation is extremely important.  All foundation companies are not the same and the quality of the foundation walls are not the same either.  We…
kelladesign
July 25, 2011
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Quality Construction

There is not a builder in America that doesn't say they are "a quality builder." But how could this be? Can every builder be a quality builder? Of course not. Newly constructed homes are like every other product or service you purchase. Some products have great quality, while others lack quality.…
kelladesign
May 19, 2011
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Englewood – Update

The new Englewood is a three bedroom single story home.  It has 2855 square feet of indoor living space with an additional 492 square feet of covered outdoor living space, which is screened. Construction has started.  Once the roof has been completed, the model will be open on Saturday's and…
kelladesign
May 15, 2011
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The New Englewood

We have just started construction on our new Englewood model.   The home is located in the Broken Hiil subdivision in Pewaukee.  The home has an exciting new floor plan with a large outdoor living area.  The indoor area can become part of the outdoor area simply by opening the NanaWall…
kelladesign
May 2, 2011