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Interior Design

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.

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.

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.

 

Sneak Peek: Parade of Homes 2021

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

The Parade of Homes is back! With last year’s in-person event having been cancelled (and even though that didn’t stop us from building something special), we knew we had to go all out for the big return. Now, we don’t want to give too much away, but here’s a little teaser of what you can expect from our entry into the Parade of Homes 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.

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.

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.

 

12,000 Homes Built: More Than a Number

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Last year we celebrated our 60th anniversary, and this year we’re celebrating a new milestone: 12,000 homes built. That’s the most homes built by a single builder under the same ownership in the state. And it’s something we’re very proud of. Here’s how it happened and what it means to us.

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.

Smart Tech For a Smarter Home

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Smart home technology is anything but a flash in the pan, and it’s only getting smarter. Here’s how we incorporate smart home tech into new Bielinski homes in order to make your life easier, safer, and greener.

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.

Our Most Popular Floor Plan

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

Our most popular floor plan has gone by many different names over the years: The Shorewood, The Sagamore, The Clemont, and now, The Sophia. There have been improvements made and features added along the way, but it’s always been the same fundamental layout. Here’s why The Sophia is such a hit, how it has influenced our building practices, and a glimpse into what’s next.

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.
 

Fall in Love with the Season

By Rebecca Wardon, Interior Design Manager

Seasons change and so do seasonal styles. Here are some quick tips on easily updating the look of your home to match the look outside.

Say Goodbye to Dining Rooms

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

The days of the formal dining room are over. And, to be fair, it’s typically a room that only gets used once or twice a year. But what’s taking its place? Read on to learn why the dining room is disappearing and some ways that new home design is dealing with it.

How We Designed Our Flagship Model Home

By Paul Bielinski, CEO & VP

As design trends evolve and family lifestyles change, we look forward to showing you cutting-edge home designs. Our flagship model home in Franklin exemplifies how Bielinski homes are built with our customers in mind while staying on-trend with design. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we went about planning our latest model home.

Ask a Bielinski Homes Customer: Luxury Vinyl Plank

By Jordan Allen, Bielinski Homes customer

We’ve been using luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring in our homes for a while now, and our customers are loving it. In fact, we recently had a conversation with a customer who chose LVP in their new Bielinski Home about their experience so far. Here’s what Jordan had to say.
 

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Building a Pet Friendly Home

By Paul Bielinski

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

Home Organization Hacks

Dread cleaning? Make it easier by staying organized all year long. Here are four home organization hacks.

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.

Pet Places

How much do you love your animals? Enough to give them a whole area to themselves? What if we told you that’s not as crazy as it might seem? Here are five tips for giving your pets a place all their own.

April Inspo

The trend you should be keeping an eye on.

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.

February Inspo

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

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.

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.
 

Build OR Buy?

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

How to Build an Interior Color Scheme

Have you been staring at paint chips for weeks and still can’t tell the difference between Desert Taupe and Taupe Gray? Choosing an interior color scheme is tough. We’re here to make it easier.

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.

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.

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    Peter Holzwart and Therese Gaynor-Holzwart
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