Home Refresh

Breathe new life into overlooked areas in your home with a stylish remodel.
Dream House Dream Kitchens

DREAM HOUSE DREAM KITCHENS

Experience Matters
Take the stress and worry out of your home remodel when you use the trusted team at Dream House Dream Kitchens.

With a reputation for exceptional craftsmanship and customer service for more than 35 years, Dream House Dream Kitchens can help you refresh the most important rooms in your home to be stylish and functional.

Jerry Schmidt, Dream Team sales director, says clients can expect to work closely with their skilled in-house experts for every stage of their project.

“That offers accountability, and it brings consistency and quality to the project,” Schmidt says.

Sales and design team members will go to clients’ homes to talk through every detail of the project while looking at the best ways to fit their upgrades seamlessly in the available space. Clients can show pictures of styles they like to the designers to help get design planning started, or if they need a few ideas and inspiration, the expert design team can offer their suggestions on colors, fixtures and features that would complement their taste and other rooms of the home.

Schmidt says clients will be able to see floorplans and 3D color mock-ups to preview what the redesign would look like and ensure it fits their vision before any construction work begins.

“Short of a completed project, this is the best way to see how it will look,” he says of the renderings.

While Dream House Dream Kitchens has built a solid reputation for quality kitchen projects, the firm also is skilled in refreshing other aspects of your home, including closets and home offices. Dream House Dream Kitchens offers smart storage solutions that are customized to your needs and style.

To get started on making your dream remodel a reality, as well as see photos of satisfied clients’ work, visit dream-kitchens.com.

Floor360

FLOOR360

New Floors are In This Year
Ready for a home improvement or renovation project in 2022? Flooring is the design foundation for any room, and the place you’ll want to begin.

The idea that a new year equals new house projects may feel daunting in terms of New Year’s resolutions. But the team of interior designers at FLOOR360 are prepared and qualified to give homeowners advice on every aspect of their new flooring projects. “Our designers can provide guidance on color palette, furniture placement, optimizing room function or details like pulls for your cabinets,” says Jen Fickling, director of sales. “We can provide you with timeless design — or trendy design advice if you’re feeling adventurous — but we always listen and offer a design plan customized to your perfect style and budget.”

The customer experience continues in a private design consultation within a revamped showroom set in a vibrant collaborative space. There, designers will present personalized selections based on their in-depth knowledge of unique design-driven inventory, answers from the discovery process or inspiration photos provided. Plus, you can discover all the upcoming fashions. This year, you can expect to see the color trend in hard surfaces going toward lighter shades of oak wood colors and wider and longer planks. “Meanwhile, small bathrooms are going dark,” reveals Fickling. “Dark color tile will be covering powder rooms floor to ceiling. Homeowners gravitate to a dark monochromatic look in small rooms because it’s a brave design choice that works well in a small space.”  

FLOOR360 offers extra peace of mind to homeowners. “We have dedicated project managers and a service department to ensure success before, during and after installation. Project managers are on-site during every phase of the project to monitor the accuracy and quality of the installation,” says Fickling. FLOOR360 takes photos and sends real-time progress reports to proactively address any issues that may arise. “Our design team has a thorough understanding of the home-remodeling process and is more than capable of providing expert advice for the size and scope of your project.” 

Selecting a Custom Carpet

  • Choosing custom carpet for a stairway is an exceptional design solution. It also provides comfort, safety and noise reduction in
    the home.
  • Opt for a bold-pattern carpet for a staircase “if it’s located near the front entrance,” says Fickling. “This makes a strong first impression for visitors and sets the design tone for the home.”
  • Bring your chosen design to life with a professional like FLOOR360’s in-house carpet fabricator, who will cut and customize the selected carpet. Stairway installation is one of the team’s in-demand specialties.
  • FLOOR360 offers extra peace of mind to homeowners. “We have dedicated project managers and a service department to ensure success before, during and after installation. Project managers are on-site during every phase of the project to monitor the accuracy and quality of the installation,” says Fickling. FLOOR360 takes photos and sends real-time progress reports to proactively address any issues that may arise. “Our design team has a thorough understanding of the home-remodeling process and is more than capable of providing expert advice for the size and scope of your project.” 

    Marling Lumber

    MARLING LUMBER


    New Year, New Kitchen
    As the heart of your home, the kitchen is a great place to start a new remodel project. A family-owned lumberyard and design center, Marling Lumber and HomeWorks has served Wisconsin for more than a hundred years. With its own lumberyard and design center on hand, Marling has everything you could want for your dream kitchen. In fact, Marling has expanded their design services for new construction as well as remodeling projects to give clients even more resources. Now with 3D renderings of your designs available at Marling’s design center, you can visualize the exact right combination of colors, materials, and styles that work for your kitchen’s cabinets and countertops.

    Each Marling location has top rated and high-quality products at a range of price points. With this added flexibility, clients can truly find the products that work for them and their budget. If you can imagine your dream kitchen, the experts at Marling have the know-how and the resources to help with a variety of projects, from helping find the perfect roll-out drawers to help smaller kitchens in need of additional storage space to dreaming up the most gorgeously stained wine racks or other displays.

    In terms of kitchen trends, Marling has everything to design your ideal kitchen space. While blue and gray have become almost neutral colors in the kitchen, the experts at Marling note that black has become the hot trend in many kitchens, expecting to see the hue staying current well into 2022. On the other hand, dark accent walls are gaining in popularity as well. Meanwhile, cooler shades like white have become a mainstay in marble countertops.

    Check out these and more in Marling’s ample displays to gather inspiration and to see what style best fits the look you are going for. Designers can help with the selection process, making your kitchen renovation easy and enjoyable. For those who would like to shop from home, Marling also offers virtual appointments to keep everyone safe during the design process.