Remodel Like a Pro

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

Keeping a Wood Deck Maintained

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

Taking Your Deck to the “Next Level”

deckThe 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

Your Wood Deck Made Tougher

TimberTechIf you’re waiting to build a deck for the summer, while there is still time, you’re losing daylight fast. We are continuing to look at decking with another of our partners, TimberTech. The composite material decking from TimberTech makes your deck look like it’s built with wood but will last you at least 25-years. Continue reading

Create Your Outdoor Living Room

outdoor 1For Wisconsinites, the summer is more than just a season. It’s a celebration of getting outdoors after what was, more than likely, a rough winter. Are you one of those folks right now staring at their boring porch or humdrum deck, thinking “if only…?” Let’s talk about creating your outdoor living space and moving your living room outside! Continue reading

All Decked Out

You might have that pair of jeans you just can’t part with. You know, the ones that are a bit beat up but they’re just so comfortable. There is just too much life left in them it’s hard to justify throwing them away. With a little thread and needle work you may be able to get some more use out of them. Continue reading

Dreaming of Deck Season

Deck1-Man-HappyHour-No-TalentA small breeze floats through the leaves, tiny wings propel the neighboring birds to and from the feeders, and off in the distance the sun is tucking itself in for the night. The fresh smells of summer surround you as you lean back, and soak it in. There’s nothing quite like relaxing on the deck. At this point in the winter you may have started dreaming about some quality time outside. Whether or not you have a deck that just needs a few repairs, or you’re looking to build one this summer, Brunsell is here to help. Continue reading

Planning for Your Dream Deck

Decks are everywhere these days. You see them now on the backs of offices, duplexes, and even mobile homes. But let’s be honest. Most of what you see are just hard, level surfaces to have underfoot and over a portion of the yard. They can in some instances appear a bit cookie-cutter, and simply not given the same design attention that home interiors are given. Continue reading