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How to Start Winter in Style

By Rebecca Brown, Interior Design Manager

Seasonal change calls for an update to your interior design style. But there’s no reason it has to be a big deal. Here are three easy ways to embrace the weather and style for winter.

3 Home Design Choices for Entertaining

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

When you’re entertaining, you already have enough on your plate without your home working against you. Bielinski homes are designed to make your life easier every day, including days when you’re playing host. Here are three ways how.

What Siding is Right for You?

By Steve Bielinski, COO

We offer two options when it comes to siding. Simple choice right? Well, it is if you’re well informed. Here are the differences between vinyl and cement board siding, and how you can determine which option is best for your lifestyle, your budget, and your home. 

Lighting Fixture Advice from a Pro

By Rebecca Brown, Interior Design Manager

Overhead lighting isn’t the foundation of your interior design style, but don’t ignore how important it can be in making your look come together. In this blog, I’ll walk you through how Bielinski makes choosing your lighting fixtures as easy (or as complicated) as you want, some simple things to remember when choosing a style, and other trends to watch. 

A Few Thoughts on Basements

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

The lower level might not be the first thing on your mind when you start planning your future home, but a finished basement shouldn’t just be an afterthought. Here are two things to consider about basements when building a home.

The Things We Learned About Working From Home

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

If you could go back in time and give yourself some tips about working from home, what would you tell yourself? Well after well over a year of experience, here are the things that I’ve learned about making remote work work.

3 Reasons the Modern Barn Door is so Popular

By Rebecca Brown, Interior Design Manager

The modern sliding barn door has become a popular addition to the interior of new homes everywhere. Just look at our entry into the 2021 Parade of Homes. But what about this look made it take off? Here are three reasons why the modern barn door became popular.

How to Style Series: Modern Prairie

By Rebecca Brown, Interior Design Manager

When I begin to select products in a home, I take a lot of inspiration from the exterior design. Certain looks just work with certain home styles. In this series of blogs, I’ll be explaining how I would go about product selection for different styles of homes. This month we’re going to focus on the Modern Prairie.

Bringing Home Design to the Online Age

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

The world has gone digital and at Bielinski, the design process has too. Our Online Design Studio is the only one like it around and can help you not only design the exact home you want, but stay within your budget while doing it.

Three Things to Remember When Designing Your Kitchen

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Whether you’re an amateur home cook or a certified gourmet, your kitchen is the heart of your home. So if you have the opportunity to make your kitchen better, you better make the most of it. Here are three important things to remember when designing your kitchen.

 

Top Three Master Bathroom Trends

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

The master bathroom is one of the most important spaces in your home. It’s the first room you walk into to start your day, and the last room you walk out of when it’s time for bed. And it deserves some love. Here are some of the master bathroom trends that we’re seeing in 2021.

 

Tips for Stress-Free Design

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Your home should be your place of zen. But sometimes choices made when building can lead to headaches in the future. Here are some design tips to make sure your home is always a place of comfort and relaxation. 

 

How to Style Series: Modern Farmhouse

by Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

When I begin to select products in a home, I take a lot of inspiration from the exterior design. Certain looks just work with certain home styles. In this series of blogs, I’ll be explaining how I would go about product selection for different styles of homes. This time we’re going to focus on the Modern Farmhouse.

 

How to Prepare for Your Design Studio Meeting

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

You’ve picked your plan. You’ve found your lot. You’re ready to build. It’s time to get with the experts in the Bielinski Design Studio and bring your vision to life. It’s one of the most exciting parts of the building process, but it can be overwhelming to some. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your Design Studio meeting.

A Few Front Porch Design Tips

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

You only get one chance to make a first impression. So make it a good one with some seasonal styling for your front porch. Here is some inspiration to bring summer to the entrance of your home.

Benefits of Upgrading to USB Outlets

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

In the always-on world, it’s important that you’ve got the juice to get through the day. But this small upgrade to your home can make it way easier to stay connected and productive at home. Here’s how USB outlets can help.

The Ever-Evolving Garage

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

When my father and uncle started building together in 1960, they built detached garages. Now, over 60 years later, we’re still building garages, they just look a lot different. Here’s a quick look into how we’ve evolved the garage over the years. 

How to Style Series: Transitional Home

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

When I begin to select products in a home, I take a lot of inspiration from the exterior design. Certain looks just work with certain home styles. In this series of blogs, I’ll be explaining how I would go about product selection for different styles of homes, starting with Transitional.

A Well-Built Wall

By Steve Bielinski, COO

You might think that all walls are built the same, but here at Bielinski Homes, we build it better. Here’s how we go above and beyond to create a sturdier, better-insulated home for you and your family.

 

Thinking Outside the Home

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

After a cold winter of isolation, virtual schooling, and working remotely, we’ve all grown much more intimate with every single inch of our homes. But as spring arrives and the weather changes, a whole new world opens up to us again: outside. Here are some benefits of having an outdoor living space, as well as the ways Bielinski plans are designed to make the most of your outdoor space.

The Power of Powder Rooms

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

The powder room has gotten the short end of the stick for too long. Often overlooked, forgotten, or even hidden. Well, I say no more. Powder rooms are having a moment, here’s why.

How To Do Colored Cabinets Right

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

It’s no secret that colored cabinets are very much in. If you’ve read any of our previous blogs, you’ll know that we’re very much on board. (And if you haven’t read any of our previous blogs, what are you waiting for?) Here are some pointers on how to get the most out of this trend.

 

Featured Neighborhood: Chapman Villas in Mukwonago

By Jackie Johnson, New Home Consultant

In this month's Featured Bielinski Neighborhood, we’re taking a look at the condominiums of the Chapman Villas neighborhood in Mukwonago. 

Condos: Your Right-Sizing Solution

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Is your house starting to feel a little too big? Have you been thinking about right-sizing into something a little more manageable? Did you know that we’ve got a solution that’s perfect for you? Bielinski Condos are the perfect solution for when the kids have moved out and you’ve suddenly got too much home. Here’s what you need to know.

What Type of Flooring is Right for You?

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

When building a home, the toughest decisions can be right under your nose… or your feet, rather. We’re talking about flooring. Do you go with hardwood? Luxury vinyl plank? Carpet? Tile? We’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know about flooring.

Top 3 Interior Home Design Trends for the New Year

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

Last month we discussed new exterior home design trends for 2021. This month we’re bringing it inside. Here are some of the colors, materials, and styles that are trending this year in interior design.

Exterior Home Design Trends for the New Year

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

The start of a new year is the perfect time to look into the future and think about what the next 12 months have in store for us. So whether you’re building a new home this year or just planning on repainting the home you have, here are the new exterior home design trends to look out for 2021.

Adapting Floor Plans For A Changing World

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Change is inevitable. Whether it’s new technologies, new trends, or new demands, Bielinski Homes has been adapting to change for over 60 years. Here is how we’ve used our experience as home builders to create and adapt floorplans for the modern world.

60 Years of Wisconsin Homebuilding

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

In 2020, we celebrated our 60th year in business, and as the year comes to an end we’re all feeling a little nostalgic for everything that got us to where we are, we’re optimistic about what’s to come. Let’s take a look at the past 60 years of Bielinski Homes.

Designing for the New Year

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

As the year is coming to a close, let’s look at some of the trends that are on the horizon.

3 Golden Design Tips

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

Gold has always held an allure that sets it apart, especially in home design. But a little gold can go a long way. Here are 3 tips that can help you strike it rich with a healthy balance and bring gold into your style.
 

Raise the Bar with Coffered Ceilings

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Want to take your new home’s design to new heights? Try a coffered ceiling. Don’t know what that is? Read on to learn more about what a coffered ceiling is, why you should love it, and more.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

2019 Trends Check In

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

In January we shared some trends that we thought would show up in 2019 Let’s look back and see which ones made it big, which ones have evolved, and which ones are on the rise.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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 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.

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!

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?

February Inspo

It’s February and we’re looking at paint. Here are three easy and inexpensive trends we’re into this month.

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