Covid-19 Update – Home Construction Deemed Essential Business

Covid-19 | Remodeling Project | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Wisconsin is one of the states where home construction has been tabbed an essential, continuing business.

As part of the latest directives from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for controlling the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the construction trades have been designated essential businesses. Remodeling-related businesses come under the heading of Critical Trades. That means your remodeling project can continue as planned in the Madison WI area.

All the specialists related to the remodeling industry – contractors, plumbers, painters, electricians and carpenters – have been setting a standard for jobsite safety for decades. They take protecting employees and the public very seriously. If you’re in the middle of creating a new kitchen or master bath, you don’t have to worry about extra exposure to the Coronavirus from construction.

Why doesn’t construction work increase the risk? Continue reading

The Craftsman-style Home – Reflecting Madison’s Heritage

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Updating this Craftsman-style residence helps it to reflect the welcoming, cozy existence it was designed to represent.

A small cozy home appeals to would-be homeowners in 2020. Combining decades of tradition with modern amenities a Craftsman-style home has earned its place in Madison WI history. Throughout the area you can find hundreds of these unique designs in older neighborhoods. In addition, the styling has renewed interest among custom builders.

What is a Craftsman house design? With their roots in the 1920s signature features include an inviting front porch supported by heavy pillars, a low-slung roof with a dormer or two and the use of natural materials and colors inside and out. There’s a lot of wood trim – or in a modern renovation, wood-look materials. Typical Craftsman colors include browns, greens and other earth tones. Continue reading

Using Texture Adds Visual Interest, Personality To Any Room

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Different shades of brick on the walls, a massive wall clock, whicker tables and area rugs over wood-look tile all project different textures in this contemporary space.

There are dozens of ways to make a home renovation unique and personal. Using texture as a design element is increasingly popular. Textures add to the liveliness of any space and make you Madison WI home remodel stand out.

There are times when even the most complete renovation plan just doesn’t “pop.” All the creative components are there – color scheme, décor items, furnishings, cabinetry, lighting. Yet the combination feels “flat.” What can add the sizzle? Applying texture to the walls, ceiling of floor. Continue reading

Create An Open Concept In An Older Home

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A classic bungle renovation opens up the space for an active family.

Two, three or four decades ago the “open concept” for home design was a radical idea. Walls and separate rooms for everything were the accepted style. The Madison WI area has a wealth of homes built in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, making it ideal for older home remodel plans to expand indoor horizons.

Modern design includes opening sightlines and taking down walls. Cape Cod, Craftsman and contemporary styles in local neighborhoods are ideal candidates to in interior makeover.

If your home has too many walls, too many nooks and hallways, consider the most popular alternative: Continue reading

Attractive Guest Bathroom Caters To Friends & Family

Guest Bathroom | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Unique fixtures and wall treatments make this guest bath a bright spot for visitors.

Kitchen and master bathroom renovations are for you, updating your guest bathroom is for friends and family. A bathroom remodel designed to make guests feel welcome also makes your home more attractive to realtors and potential buyers. In a competitive real estate market like Madison WI, taking advantage of the demand for bathroom amenities makes sense.

Designers across the country report creating powder rooms that are fun for home owners and guest are high on people’s wish list. Your guest powder room is a space friends and family see and use for sure. Continue reading

Professional Painters Access New Paint Colors

Professional Painters | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Many designers expect variations of dark green to be the paint color of the year for 2019.

Professional painters have a wave of new paint colors to choose from for 2019. A new coat of paint is the least costly and most efficient way to give any room in your Madison WI home a facelift and there are more spectacular color combinations now than ever. Whether you’re looking to create drama, enliven a room or just make a décor change, enlisting a team of professional painters is a wise investment.

Color experts at all the major paint companies create palettes of colors each year. The formula for the top paints colors each year is big business – so is picking just the right color to attract buyers. These experts look to other industries – automotive, consumer electronics and fashion – to tap into the hottest color trends. Continue reading

Range Hood Styles Combines Form and Function

Kitchen Renovation | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

This farmhouse-style kitchen features a range hood that blends perfectly with cabinetry and décor.

No matter what the goal for your new kitchen, there’s a modern range hood style to compliment it. Range hoods that blend into the background so you hardly know they’re there, or exhaust hoods that are a focal point in your kitchen renovation. There’s a wide array of sizes, shapes and materials to fit for your Madison WI remodel.

If you’re restoring one of the area’s classic older homes, the original kitchen probably didn’t come with a range hood. Adding, or upgrading is an important step. When you cook, especially if you fry food, smoke, odors and particles are released into the air. They hang around long after food preparation is complete. An efficient range hood literally clears the air. Depending upon the range hood style you choose, this vital appliance also: Continue reading

Basement Finishing – Economically Expand Living Space

Basement Finishing | Home Remodel | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Modern basements are multipurpose areas where the entire family enjoys the expanded space.

Living in an area where a full basement is the norm gives Madison WI residents an opportunity to expand their living space with a basement refinishing project. An aspect of a home remodeling plan that should get top priority is bringing a basement into the realm of everyday use. The basement needn’t be a catchall and storage overflow. With forethought and planning your basement will become an active participant in your family’s routine.

Beginning with a clean slate, what goes into a wise basement remodeling project? Here are six basic considerations to start with: Continue reading

Hire a Professional Painting Contractor – Don’t ‘Paint Yourself Into a Corner’

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Pro painters recommend plastic to cover furnishing and canvas on the floor.

If you don’t have enough stress in your life, take on a major painting project without a professional painting contractor. When you want to refresh your Madison WI area home inside, outside or both without adding stress and a sizeable time commitment, consider hiring skilled painters.

The best reason for skilled, experienced professionals – you get a quality finished job. Paint spills, drips, brush marks and uneven seams and surfaces reduce the appeal of even the brightest new paint. Professionals keep it clean and know how to deliver an even finish.

Painting a room or an entire house is harder than it looks. For amateurs, even a relatively small job can be stressful and time-consuming. Amateur painters often overlook the need for good preparation. Prepping for a paint job includes basicconsiderations like: Continue reading

Creating Kitchen Remodeling Plans to Benefit Senior Citizens

Kitchen Remodel | Kitchen Design Ideas | Madison WI | Westring Construction

Aging in place can mean many things including accessable work spaces in your madison WI kitchen remodel.

A timely kitchen remodeling plan can take advantage of a trend in today’s culture called Aging In Place. The kitchen has always been the spot for the family to gather, and making changes to the kitchen space can greatly increase its usability and the safety for years to come. With even slight modifications, people will no longer have to spend less time in the kitchen as they age. In Madison WI the aging population is looking to “right-size” their homes, and make them more accommodating as their needs and abilities change. Continue reading