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Meet Our Team: Interior Design Manager Rebecca Wardon

We want you to get to know Bielinski Homes better, not only as home builders but as people. Our second Employee Feature is a name you’ll recognize from many of our design-related Bielinski blogs, Interior Design Manager Rebecca Wardon!

Easy DIY Home Décor

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

Looking around your home and seeing that you’re needing some new décor? You can make it yourself. I want to share some easy do it yourself ideas that you can do at home.
 

Meet Our Team: New Home Consultant Jackie Johnson

We want you to get to know Bielinski Homes better, not only as home builders but as people. So, to kick off our Employee Features, meet New Home Consultant Jackie Johnson!

Design Trends (PT. 2) Interiors

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

Home design trends can come and go. We’re here to help you decide what’s a flash in the pan and what’s here to stay. Last month we talked about trends in exterior home design. This month we’re going to talk about trends in interior home design.

Floor Plan Modernization Benefits You

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Even in our 60th year as homebuilders, it’s important for us to continue evolving. That’s why our new Harmony line of floor plans takes older Bielinski designs and modernizes them to meet the needs of today’s homeowners.

One Thing That Will Never Change is Change

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Times change. As a homebuilder, it’s our job to change with them. Since 1960 we’ve been evolving Bielinski to better serve Wisconsin families and it’s no different in 2020. These are some of the ways we are adapting our business for both our employees and customers.

Design Trends (PT. 1) Exteriors

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

You can never make a second first impression, and the exterior is how the eyes of the world first see your home. It’s important to make the right choice when it comes to exterior home styling, and we’re here to help.

Visualize Your Next Home

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

Can you picture your next home in your mind? Well, now you can do it online, too. We are rolling out a new online room visualizer to help you preview all those design details you usually could only see in the Bielinski Design Studio. Here’s what this new technology means for you.

Breaking Down Our Walls

By Steve Bielinski, COO

A wall is a wall is a wall… or is it? You might think building a wall is pretty simple, but we at Bielinski Homes put a lot of thought into making the best walls we can. Here are some examples of wall techniques and how we do it here at Bielinski Homes.
 

2020 Color of the Year

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

With every new year comes a new color of the year. Let’s take a look at some of the major paint suppliers’ color choices and talk about how you can best use these hues.
 

Looking Back, Looking Forward

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Happy New Year everyone. 
 
First of all, we’d like to thank all of our staff, customers, and partners that made last year so successful. 2019 was a year of positive change and your support had a lot to do with it. We appreciate all of you and we’re excited to move into a new decade together.
 
As we move into 2020, I wanted to take a moment to talk about all the great things that happened in 2019 and also look towards the future of Bielinski Homes. 

Digital Design Studio

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

At the Bielinski Design Studio, you can come meet design experts (like me!) and see product and design choices for your new home in person. Now we’re taking it online. Introducing the Digital Design Studio, where customers are able to view different product selections online. “How is this a game-changer?” you might ask. Here’s how.

All About Windows

By Steve Bielinski, COO

When you’re thinking about building a new home you imagine the counters, the cabinets, the flooring, but do you think about the windows? Windows aren’t the most glamorous part of a home, but they’re definitely one of the most important. They keep the elements out and let the light in. Here’s how you know your windows are right for your home.

60 Years of Bielinski Homes

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

Since 1960 we’ve been building homes in southeastern Wisconsin, and if your mental math is any good you’ll know that means Bielinski Homes will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2020. Before we turn 60, let’s take a look back through the years.

Making of a Homemade Floor Plan (PT. 5)

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

Much like our homemade floor plans, every single Bielinski Neighborhood is planned and named right here in our offices. But the naming process is a little different with our neighborhoods than our homes. Here’s how we do it.

Preparing for Winter

By Steve Bielinski, COO

Love it or hate it, Wisconsin winters can be harsh, Wind, snow, sleet, hail, and subzero temperatures are definitely not the most ideal conditions for the health of your home. But a little preparation in fall means you won’t be scrambling around in the cold. Here are some tips for getting your home prepared for winter.

Holiday Home Decorations

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

The holidays are right around the corner and we are already feeling jolly. But sometimes decorating can feel more like a chore than a celebration. Here are some simple tips for holiday decorating for a headache-free holiday season.

How does Bielinski Build Efficiently?

By Steve Bielinski, COO

How can Bielinski Homes build such well-crafted, affordable homes without cutting corners? It’s all about efficiency. Here are two examples of areas in our design process where we reduce on building waste and therefore home cost.

The Making of a Homemade Floor Plan (Pt. 4)

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

Every Bielinski floor plan is homemade by us, and some of them are so popular that we make them again! We recently unveiled The Harmony Series, which is the modernized version of some of our floor plans. Here’s what goes into that process of modernization. 

 

Change is Good

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

Bielinski Homes has been building homes in Wisconsin for a long time. One of the reasons our business has been so successful for so long is our ability to adapt and evolve to stand out in an ever-changing industry.

We know we deliver a great product at fantastic value, but we want our customers to enjoy the process along the way, so here are some recent changes we’ve made to ensure that happens.

Build It Forward

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

This is something I’m so proud to announce. We’ve recently started a new community giving program here at Bielinski Homes called Build It Forward. Here’s what that means, and why it means so much.

My Bielinski Home Building Experience, PT. 5

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

Last year, I built a new Bielinski home! And if that wasn’t exciting enough, you all got to follow along. In this five-part series, I shared what that process looks like. In this last installment of my home building experience, we’re looking at the warranty process.

Does the Size of Your Home Match the Size of Your Life?

By Jackie Johnson, New Home Consultant

Life changes are one of the main reasons why families start looking for a new home. Here are some ways to make sure your home is the right size for your life.

When Does a Bedroom Become a Retreat?

By Jennifer Durand, New Home Consultant

The owner’s retreat sounds like just a fancy way to say master bedroom. So what sets a Bielinski owner’s retreat apart?

The Making of a Homemade Floor Plan (Pt. 3)

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

What’s in a name? All our floor plans are homemade, and that means all our floor plans’ names are thought up right here in the Bielinski office. Here’s how we do it.

A Perfect Solution for Home Buyers

By Paul Bielinski, CEO

Can’t find the right home? Is building not currently an option? We’ve got the perfect solution: Bielinski RediHomes®.

The 411 on HOAs

Are you moving into a new neighborhood and aren’t exactly sure what a homeowners association is? Here’s a quick guide about what you can expect.

The Future of Green Building

By Steve Bielinski

At Bielinski, we believe that companies like ours have a duty to take on a larger role in protecting the environment. So for the past 11 years, we’ve done just that. Here are some of the ways we build green as well as a look into the future of green building.

How to Start Planning Your Build

By Jennifer Durand, New Home Consultant

If you want to get into a new home, here are the first steps you should start taking today.

June Inspo

By Paul Bielinski

Did you know that all of our floor plans are made in-house? Here’s how Frank, Steve, and I approach the design process.

Plan a Staycation

By Paul Bielinski

Are you too busy for a proper vacation? Maybe you’re just trying to save some money. Or maybe you just have a weekend off. No matter your reason, if you love where you live, try a staycation.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Is a new home in your five-year plan? Who would know better how to get you there than our New Home Consultants? Here’s what they say you should be doing to prepare.

Tips for a Healthier Lawn

By Steve Bielinski

Summer is better with a healthy lawn, and a healthy lawn takes a little bit of work. Here’s some advice to make sure the grass is greener on your side of the fence.

How to Bring the Spring Season Inside

By Rebecca Wardon

It’s finally feeling like spring. Do you ever wish you could take those good vibes and bring them inside? Well, here’s how you can.

The Making of a Homemade Floor Plan (Pt. 1)

By Paul Bielinski

One of the many things that sets Bielinski Homes apart from the competition is our homemade floor plans. But what exactly does that mean for you? We’ll be checking out how we make our homemade floor plans in this Floor Plan Friday blog series, but first, let’s learn a little more about the basics.

April Inspo

By Steve Bielinski

Is green building just another buzzword? Here’s how eco-friendly techniques are helping builders like us, make better homes for you.

How to Extend the Life of a Kid's Room

By Rebecca Wardon

Your kids’ rooms can go through styles faster than your kid goes through shoes. When it comes to extending the life of a kid’s room, there are two rules you have to follow.

Is it Time to Build Your Own Place?

By Paul Bielinski

Building a home is a big moment in anyone’s life, but how do you know when that moment has arrived? Let us try and help you answer that question.

Morning Room Musts

By Paul Bielinski

It’s important to start your day right, and what better way than in a Bielinski morning room? Here’s some information that can turn your good mornings into great ones.

Cooking Up A Home

By Paul Bielinski

Building a home is just like cooking a satisfying meal, it all comes down to ingredients, technique, and organization.

Your Master Bathroom Deserves More

By Paul Bielinski

Your master bathroom is the most important room to invest in, outside of the kitchen. A modern master bathroom will improve your home’s resale value. Here are some great options if you’re looking to add a little luxury to your bathroom.

What’s the 2019 Color of the Year?

By Ann Bielinski

New Year means new trends. We took a look at different “colors of the year,” and picked some of our own. Here’s your palette inspiration for 2019.

Why is it called "Right-Sizing?"

By Paul Bielinski

Sometimes you get to a point in your life when your home feels too big to live in or too much to take care of. A lot of people call the next step “downsizing.” We like to call it rightsizing. Here are the answers to some common questions we get about rightsizing.

What Can I Do About Window Condensation?

By Steve Bielinski

Window condensation, we’re all familiar with it, but do you know why it occurs and how it can harm your home? Let me break it down for you.

4 New Home Interior Color Trends

By Rebecca Wardon

As we enter a new year let’s take a look at some new trends. Get inspired by these 2019 looks.

How It All Began, With Frank Bielinski

By Frank Bielinski

We sat down and spoke with one of Bielinski Homes co-founders, Frank Bielinski, to learn about how it all started.

Winter Home Energy Efficiency

By Steve Bielinski

Winter is around the corner and the mercury is plummeting, is your home ready for the Wisconsin cold? Bielinski homes sure are, here’s why.

What Would I Bring to a Desert Island?

By Paul Bielinski

It’s the age old icebreaker. If you were marooned on a desert island, what would you bring to help survive or just pass the time? Well here are my answers.

November Inspo

Wait, it’s November?! How does the holiday season surprise us every single year? Guess it’s time to start getting ready! In the familial spirit of the coming holidays we asked members of our Bielinski Homes family to share with us their advice on how to skip the holiday stress this time around. Here’s what they had to say.

The Right Tools For Your Kitchen

By Paul Bielinski

As a home builder and a home cook, I know the importance of a well-built kitchen. But the craftsmanship and design are just the start, you also need the perfect tools. Here are some tips for making sure you’ve got the right equipment for every recipe.

My Bielinski Home Building Experience, Pt. 4

By Paul Bielinski

I’m building a new Bielinski home! And if that isn’t exciting enough, you all get to follow along. In this five-part series I’ll share what that process looks like. This month we’re on to construction!

Making the Most of Your Basement

By Paul Bielinski

A great basement has a lot of potential, so here are some ideas of how you can make the most of it.

5 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

By Steve Bielinski

Summer is over. Fall is here. Winter is right around the corner. Don’t get distracted by the changing colors, it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the cold. Here are some summer-to-winter maintenance tips.
 

My Bielinski Home Building Experience, Pt. 3

By Paul Bielinski

I’m building a new Bielinski home! And if that isn’t exciting enough, you all get to follow along. In this four-part series I’ll share what that process looks like. It’s part three and we’re going to look at pre-construction.

Decisions, Decisions!

By Rebecca Wardon

Building and designing a new home can seem like tough decision after tough decision after tough decision. As a design expert, here are three ways I help our customers maneuver through the sea of choices.

Understanding the Cost of Building a Home

By Steve Bielinski

When you’re building a new home, there are four main costs that you will need to take into consideration: the lot cost, home site improvements, the home base price, and options and upgrades. That might sound intimidating, so let me break it down for you.

Decorating Your Home for Fall

Check out what our very own design expert, Rebecca Wardon, has to say about seasonal style and decorating for fall.

How do you want your home to feel?

By Rebecca Wardon

Sometimes it’s better to stop thinking about the specifics, and instead think about how you want your home to feel.

My Bielinski Home Building Experience, Pt. 2

By Paul Bielinski

I’m building a new Bielinski home! And if that isn’t exciting enough, you all get to follow along. In this four-part series I’ll share what that process looks like. This month we’re talking about style.

Right-Sizing Your Life

By Paul Bielinski

Is your home feeling a little too big for your lifestyle? Don’t think of it as downsizing, think of it as right-sizing. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to make sure right-sizing is the way to go.

How to Use Matte Black in Your Home

It’s a new month, and that means a new home inspo blog! We’re back with Bielinski Homes designer Rebecca Wardon, and she’s filling us in on the darker side of style: matte black.

My Bielinski Home Building Experience, PT. 1

By Paul Bielinski

I’m building a new Bielinski home! And if that isn’t exciting enough, you all get to follow along. In this four-part series I’ll share what that process looks like, starting with the floor plan.

How to do Mud Rooms

By Paul Bielinski

No matter the season, as long as the planet you live on is literally made of dirt, a mud room will always be a great addition to your home. Here are some ideas for making the most of this space.

Quality Craftsmanship in Homebuilding

We’re back with some home design inspiration. But this month we’re gonna skip the style and go straight to the substance. We sat down with Bielinski Homes COO, Steve Bielinski, to find out what quality craftsmanship really means.

How to Finance Your Homebuilding Project

Building a new home is quite the undertaking. And often it all boils down to dollar bills. But a number of our clients don’t know exactly how to go about financing their homebuilding. So here are the basics.

What To Do With An Empty Wall

By Rebecca Wardon

There’s nothing more exciting than a bare wall. It’s a fresh start. It’s a blank canvas. It can be turned into something beautiful. But where to start?

Is Your Home Making You Sneeze?

By Paul Bielinski

It’s allergy season. But don’t just blame the pollen for your "achoos," your home might be one of the culprits. Here are some ways to kiss your gesundheits goodbye.

Designer Tips on Window Colors

What's trendy this month? Window colors of course!

Finding Land to Build On

By Paul Bielinski

When it comes to your dream home, you know the what, but how about the where? Finding land to build on doesn’t have to be so hard. Here are some different ways to find the perfect lot.

Why Us?

By Paul Bielinski

A new Bielinski home is the stress-free choice, and here are three reasons why.

April Inspo

The trend you should be keeping an eye on.

March Inspo

For this month's home inspiration, we talked to Bielinski Homes Interior Design Consultant Rebecca Wardon about what trends to look out for in March. What trend should we be keeping an eye on this month?

Childproofing Your Home

What’s scarier than being a new homeowner? How about being a new parent? Start preparing your new home for your newborn with these easy tips.
 

  • When we rightsized from our home of 43 years to a Bielinski Condo in Bay Pointe, our New Home Consultant answered all of our questions and communicated with us the entire way. We’re fully enjoying our beautiful new home and the condo community.
    John and Jean Jones
  • I’ve been so impressed and completely satisfied with the entire Bielinski building experience. From the initial sale and throughout the construction process I have appreciated Bielinski’s professionalism, craftsmanship, and follow-through.
    Heide Hamilton
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    Deborah and Brian Blackney
  • We chose Bielinski because they are a family-owned business and have been building in the Pewaukee area for a long time. The Clemont floor plan is just perfect for all of our family events and Packer parties.
    Bob and Darla Landgren
  • We couldn’t be happier with our new home! The entire process was fantastic. Everyone was so responsive and quick to help. Bielinski’s knowledge of the industry was invaluable. We recommend Bielinski to anyone looking for their next home.
    Mike and Kristin Smith
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    Peter Holzwart and Therese Gaynor-Holzwart
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