Home Design

How to Create the Perfect Work From Home Space

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Now more than ever, people are invested in a comfortable place where they can work from home, whether it’s a desk in the spare bedroom, a converted dining room, or a dedicated home office. Here are some of the ways a Bielinski Homes floor plan makes working from home easier.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Designer Tips on Window Colors

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

Picking the Perfect Bielinski Home

By Paul Bielinski

Many people don’t realize just how many options you have when building a Bielinski home. Here are three steps towards making the right choice for you.

Building a Pet Friendly Home

By Paul Bielinski

Here are some common homebuilding questions we get from pet owners.

Master Bathroom: Design Details

Is there anything more luxurious than a beautiful master bathroom? Here are some helpful tips for making the most out of yours.

Home Command Center Tips

A home has to run like a well-oiled machine to stay clean and decluttered. Take back control with these four home command center tips.

Spring Refresh

Here are three easy ways to refresh your style this spring.

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?

GUEST ROOM ESSENTIALS

After reading this blog, creating the perfect guest room will be easy. Finding the perfect guest? Not so much.

WINTER FLOOR CARE 101

These boots are made for walking. And that’s just what they’ll do. But one of these days these boots are going to track snow and salt into your home and ruin your hardwood floors and carpets.

4 Perfect Playroom Tips

Ah, to be a kid. Legos. Action figures. Dollhouses. Is there anything better than playtime? Here are four tips about creating the perfect playroom.

Choosing the Right Windows

If eyes are the window to your soul, then windows must be pretty important. Here’s our guide to picking the perfect panes for your home.

Build OR Buy?

To build or not to build, that is the question. And we’ve got the answer.

Flooring 101

School’s in session. Today’s class: Flooring 101. We’re going to be breaking down two common styles of floor.

Benefits of Choosing a Redihome

Ready for a home? Here are 10 benefits of choosing a Bielinski RediHome.

Do You Know Your Home Siding Options?

Choosing the right type of siding for your dream home might not be glamorous, but it’s important, and a lot of folks don’t know where to start.

5 Details That Count

Building a new home? Don’t forget about these easily overlooked details.

Empty Nesters: What Should You Do with That Empty Room?

You thought this day would never come. Your kids are finally out on their own and it’s time to turn that empty bedroom into something a little more useful.

Choosing the Right Bathroom Fixtures

Who would’ve thought choosing bathroom fixtures could be so stressful? That’s why we’ve put together a three-step process for finding the perfect fit for you.

In-Home Getaways

Wouldn’t it be great if taking a mini-vacation was as easy as walking down the hallway? Here are three of our favorite suggestions to make relaxation just a room away.

Make Your Home Fur Friendly

Today we’re celebrating all things small and furry! If you think having pets means making sacrifices in design and cleanliness, think again. Here are some tips to make your home perfect for you and your hairy cohorts.

Capable Kitchens

From holidays to birthday parties to regular old family dinners, it all starts in the kitchen. Give some love back to the hardest working room in the home with these simple tips.

Big Ideas for Small Spaces

Even in homes with ample storage it can seem like there’s nowhere to put anything. We’re here to remind you that it’s not always about the amount of space, but how you use it.

Lasting Design Trends You’ll See in 2017

2017 is the year where casual and comfortable finally overtakes formal and fussy, whether that comes through in exciting colors, simplified floor plans, or giving previously overlooked spaces the love they deserve, we can all agree that these four trends are here to stay.

4 Tips For Easy Entertaining

Is your favorite party the one you don’t have to host? The pressure and stress of cooking, cleaning, and decorating can suck the enjoyment right out of planning a soiree. Here are some tips to minimize stress and maximize fun, for you and your guests.

What’s so great about Open Concept anyway?

We sat down with Bielinski Homes COO and fourth-generation home builder, Paul Bielinski, to ask him about one design trend that has become incredibly popular in the past twenty years: open concept floorplans.

Dream Home Splurges

Dream big, that’s our motto. But your dream home is closer to reality than you think. Here are some splurges that are definitely within reach.

  • 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
  • We are extremely happy with our new Bielinski Condo. It’s well-built and full of all the features we wanted in our home.
    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
  • We had a really good experience with Bielinski from start to finish. Everyone was responsive and reliable. Now we are enjoying life in our new home.
    Peter Holzwart and Therese Gaynor-Holzwart
  • Once I got settled in, I knew I was exactly where I belong. Without Bielinski’s knowledge and communication, I would still be questioning whether I should build at all. Thanks to the entire team that made this all possible.
    Barb King