Summers in Wisconsin are some of the most beautiful you’ll find anywhere. It’s only natural that we want to spend as much time outdoors as possible with winter lurking just months away. But you don’t have to travel to enjoy the outdoors. Your backyard is a canvas just waiting to be utilized! We have a few ideas to make it the party spot of the summer, and a true “stay-cation” destination when you need a break from it all.
Spruce up your backyard!
Take a look at your backyard, is it in shambles? If so, you’ll want to start this project by cleaning it up. That could mean removing shrubs and trees that either aren’t where you want them or they do not provide the aesthetic appeal you seek. This is a great chance for you to create the layout that will best suit your projects. It’s also a time for planting new trees or shrubs that will eventually compliment your projects or create a natural privacy wall or both.
Deck it out!
If your deck situation needs an upgrade or is nonexistent, leave it to our pros to help you design and craft the perfect deck. With their proven expertise, they can guide you to your dream outdoor entertainment area! Some of the best summer parties start with barbecues on deck, so this can be one of the most important upgrades you make.
A backyard deck provides more than just an entertainment upgrade. Outdoor entertainments space can increase your home’s value and set it apart from others when a buyer is shopping. However, this does not mean that you should tailor the enhancements to what a buyer might want. Swimming pools are attractive and sometimes the center of a child’s summer plans. But if you do not swim that often, it’s a pretty expensive addition that can only be used a few months out of the year. It also might scare potential buyers away due to the level of upkeep required.
Your backyard is just begging to utilized, so start planning how you would want it to look and get in touch with us about helping you craft the perfect deck to go along with it!
Fall is in full swing with school, sports, and messy houses! Fall weather means everyone is about to start bringing the outdoors inside. Leaves, mud, snow, salt. How can you eliminate the mess? It’s time to utilize your entryway and mudroom areas. Creating custom storage solutions can make your trips in and out of the house fast, easy, and mess free. Leave the sports gear, backpacks, and boots at the door! Whether you want a complete entryway or mudroom transformation, or just need a few pieces, Brunsell has plenty of options that are right for your family. Continue reading
While some things are often described as having a “timeless” quality, it is more often than not that the description only holds weight for so long. Trends have a shelf life and there are few items/looks that can escape that fate. With the change being inevitable, it’s time to remodel. This can easily become an overwhelming process, especially from a financial standpoint. We’re going to go through a few ways that you can save money when you decide those trends have worn their welcome. Continue reading
So you live in the city and therefore think having a shed is out of the ordinary. While that might be, that doesn’t mean it’s not practical or that others won’t follow in your footsteps when they see how useful and nice one can actually be.
How a Shed can help you!
There are many benefits to having a shed in your backyard. One of the most obvious of those benefits is the extra storage you’ll have now created. This doesn’t have to be dedicated to yard tools and equipment. You can store virtually anything you want in your new shed if it is able to withstand the elements. Continue reading
Decks provide a great outlet for those who like to be outside but still have the amenities of home just a few steps away. In order to keep this a possibility, we must perform maintenance on them from time to time. It might be planned out or it could be a sudden need caused from an accident either man-made or from Mother Nature. A little routine maintenance can go a long way in lessening potential headaches from a lack of upkeep while giving your deck the best chance at a long and sturdy life. Continue reading
A lot of people never consider how much a door can change the “feeling” of a room. As the main entrance or a path to another room, a door is part of the home décor. Unfortunately, many people tend to view a door as just a utilitarian structure; it opens and closes and provides a way in our out. That’s it. Take another look at the doors in your home. Imagine the possibilities with one simple change – the trim.
Trim for the Doors
The doorway trim around the door frame is there for one big reason: it hides construction gaps between the frame of the door and the drywall. Most of the time, builders leave the casing very generic. The border around the door is just that, a border. But, you can install new doorway molding or update the trim you have now very easily. Two things to consider first: joint choice and sizing.
The trend in deck building or deck remodeling is to move away from functional space to entertaining areas. For years, we saw home builders and contractors as well as home owners come to Brunsell in search of decking that would expand their home. Now, we are seeing even more people looking at their backyards and wondering how they can spend more time there comfortably, extending their home for more outdoor activity in the warmer months. Here are just a few of the ways to do that with your deck! Continue reading
We are entering the time of year where all of us will walk outside again and re-introduce ourselves to our neighbors and enjoy some of the warmth that greets us with spring. It’s also a great time to do a few household remodeling projects you might have been putting off. We can help you with a few of those projects. Continue reading
You may have moved into a home that has some minor door issues that have gotten worse over the years or you may have seen issues crop up with the doors in your new home. You know what they are: door squeaks or rattles, the trim now has a gap, the hinges are loose, the wall plates appear to be misaligned, etc. Let’s talk about these common issue and how some can be fixed yourself while others will require some help from our door shop. Continue reading
Do you walk into your bathroom everyday and think, “I hate this room, but it’s so small, what can be done?” For the most part, unless you are going to tear everything down, re-route pipes or enlarge the house, your bathroom, with the toilet next to the sink and the bathtub right across from it, is going to stay that way. BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t remake the way a bathroom looks! Continue reading