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Five Compelling Reasons to Buy a Custom-Built Home

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Building your own home can provide a real sense of accomplishment and pride in the finished project. A Wisconsin custom home builder like Lemel Homes can provide the widest array of options to make your new house something truly special. These knowledgeable professionals will work with you from start to finish to create the perfect living spaces for your entire family. They can provide a custom home solution for you if you want to build in an existing neighborhood. Here are five of the most important advantages of building new over purchasing an existing home in the modern real estate marketplace: Continue reading

Six Key Home Maintenance Tasks to Remember this Fall

Home maintenance means checking your smoke detectorKeeping your property in good repair is essential to maintain its value in the housing market. Most Wisconsin home builders and remodeling firms recommend a specific set of fall maintenance activities to ensure that your home stays in tip-top condition throughout the year. Here are six key tasks to perform before winter sets in this year:

Perform a Safety Check

Fall is the perfect time to examine all home smoke detectors, fire alarms and fire extinguishers to ensure that they are in proper working order. Replacing batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can provide a little extra peace of mind during the upcoming winter months. Taking time out to create a fire safety plan and to practice exit strategies can ensure greater safety for your family in an emergency situation. Continue reading

Six Fabulous Features for Your New Custom-Built Home

Creating the home of your dreams is the opportunity of a lifetime. The custom home builders at Lemel Homes can add the finishing touches that can make your home truly special. We have already discussed some of the added features available from our expert builders. Here are six more must-have options for your custom-built Wisconsin home.

Green Building Materials

Making environmentally sound choices in the building materials used for your new home can not only allow you to reduce your impact on the biosystems in your area but can also reduce allergens and irritants inside your home. Biodegradable insulation and green-friendly construction materials can provide added comfort for your family while ensuring that your home is green-friendly inside and out. Continue reading

NARI Welcomes New Certified Remodeling Project Manager


CONTACT:   Sandy Kipp
Vice President, Operations


(Milwaukee, WI), (July 10, 2015) – Lemel Homes Inc. is pleased to announce that Todd DeLonge has recently achieved the prestigious Certified Remodeling Project Manager status.

A Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) designation professionalizes the role of managing a remodeling project. A CRPM has oversight of every aspect of the remodeling project—project planning, com­munications, project cost management, quality assurance, risk management and recordkeeping. Those with this designation will be taught to work toward mastering these project components in order to drive end-customer satisfaction and profitability of remodeling projects.

Todd DeLonge said “During any construction project, the project management skills of the Project Manager are of the utmost importance from the pre-design stage through all warranty stages. The ability to see the scope of work through the eyes of any individual that is involved in the project will allow the Project Manager to have a clear and concise plan for the project that can be communicated to all parties involved. This allows the project manager to deliver a project that meets the customers’ expectations.” Continue reading

Four More Little-Known Extras From Your Wisconsin Custom Home Builder

get a hardwood floor from a custom home builderWorking with an established custom home builder in Wisconsin can provide you with increased flexibility in selecting indoor decor and outdoor amenities. We previously provided information on some little-known features that can add real utility and comfort for your custom-built home. Here are four more little extras and amenities you may never have considered but definitely can no longer live without. Continue reading

Five Fantastic and Little-Known Features for Your Custom-Built Home

One of the most important benefits of building your own custom home is the ability to incorporate added touches to increase livability and ensure the greatest comfort for you and your family. By working with an experienced Wisconsin custom home builder, you can often obtain expert guidance on the most innovative and cost-effective additions to make your new house something truly special. Here are five important amenities that can enhance your enjoyment of your new custom-built home. Continue reading

Financing Your Remodeling Project

dollar-billsDo you love your neighborhood, but hate your home? Do you feel like you need more space, but don’t want to move? Would you like to remodel your home, but feel like you’ll never save enough cash? Then financing a remodel may be the right choice for you. After the project is done, you’ll have increased the value of your property as well as created the home of your dreams. Of course, before all that can happen, you’re going to have to qualify for financing first.

Why should I consider financing my remodel?

A large remodel can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Obviously, most families will struggle to come up with that amount. Financing a remodel, however, can give you access to the cash you need to create your dream house. Of course, you’re going to need to balance the benefits you’ll get from the remodel with the cost of the loan. Continue reading

Five Remodeling Projects to Transform Your Current Home

image of remodeled kitchen by a Wisconsin home builderThe right home improvement projects can provide added comfort and livability for your family home. If you love your home’s location but would like to update or improve other elements of your residence, working with an experienced Wisconsin home builder can help you to identify the best options for your remodeling project to help you get the most from your real estate investment. Here are five ways to improve your quality of life while remaining in your current home.

Room Additions

An extra bedroom can provide much-needed breathing room for growing families and can also serve as a guest room or office. Increasing the space available inside your home can significantly increase its value in the real estate market and can enhance your enjoyment of your current home. Room additions can range from small bump-outs to increase the size of an existing space, or full-scale expansions that add significant square footage to your home. Continue reading