Kitchen Design Ideas

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Photo credit: Andrea Rugg, for Building Design & Construction

You aren’t alone if you hate your kitchen. It is one of the rooms in the house that nearly everyone spends the most time in and many find it inefficient and difficult to use if they didn’t design it themselves. This is why most home remodeling projects start with the kitchen and go from there. In a 2013 survey of their readers, Forbes asked nearly 8,000 readers about their plans to remodel. 49% of those who responded said they were going to completely gut their kitchens! If that’s your plan in the coming year, here are some ideas to consider and some to forget. Continue reading

Searching for Replacement Windows

Most people think the most important thing to look for when searching for replacement windows is how much can the energy bill be lowered. While this is very important, it should never be the most important reason. It could take years to actually recoup all the money spent on your replacement windows via your energy savings. Here’s what we believe you should be considering WITH the savings when looking for replacement windows. Continue reading

Get the Kitchen You Want Before the Holidays

It happens every year, right at the start of January as you are clearing out the holiday decorations and thinking about the magic that was Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve and then you think, “so many people were cramped into my kitchen and I hate it!” It might not be the exact quote, but you are not alone when it comes to people who hate their kitchens and wish they had done something about it BEFORE the holidays. But the year slips by and here we are…in September. Well, let this blog remind you to get to it NOW if you want to make some changes to the kitchen…and remember that Brunsell is here to help! Continue reading

Time for Replacement Windows

Replacement_WindowsMaybe some of the summer heat got in and reminded you about your windows. Maybe you are thinking about winter and staring at your windows wondering if you can last another cold snap. Maybe you think you should get replacement windows but aren’t sure. Years of use can certainly cause your windows to “wear out” and while some might say they are reparable, here’s when you should look into replacement windows. Continue reading

Wisconsin Welcomes You

Wisconsin_Welcome_SignsThey are as iconic for Wisconsin as the Packers, cheese, and beer. Thousands of visitors and residents stop to take a photo next to them when they are driving into the state and they are posted all over social media giving Wisconsin, and Brunsell some great exposure. Although, you probably didn’t know that Brunsell created the “Wisconsin Welcomes You” signs. 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

Choosing the Right Countertop for Your Kitchen

Kitchen_countertopsYou have finally had enough of your kitchen counters and are ready for a change, a jump into the present day countertops where you have more to choose from than the traditional laminates you grew up with (even those have come a long way!). We get it. There are lots of folks who come into Brunsell to look at our selections or to talk about ordering from one of our many vendors. Here is just a small look at the difference between the different kinds of countertops so you have an idea of what to choose from BEFORE you start your project. 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