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Preparing for winter

Wondering what you need to do to your house to get ready for winter? This is a great resource from Houzz.


Check out the barn door we installed!

The client reused the door from barn doors actually on their property.

We can help you get your home ready for winter with:
repairs, bathrooms, kitchens, windows, additions, master suites, siding, custom cabinetry


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Wade Design & Construction Hires New Designer

Cody Wade has joined Wade Design & Construction as a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Class of ’16) where he majored in Architecture. He will be working with Wade Design as a Designer and an Assistant Project Manager.

new designer cody“Cody is the fourth generation of builders and remodelers in my family and I am very excited that he has decided to continue the tradition. He recently graduated from UWM with his undergraduate degree in Architecture. This experience makes him very well suited to bring a designer’s eye and touch to the remodeling process and improving our clients’ homes,” Michael Wade, President, said.

Originally from Mequon, Cody loves being outside, where he kayaks, bikes and camps. kayaks, bikes, and camps.


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Most, Least Likely Features in Single-family Homes

Using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 meant not at all likely to be included in typical home and 5 meant very likely, builders reported the following as the most likely features to show up in the typical 2016 home:

  • Walk-in closet in the master bedroom (average rating 4.9)
  • Laundry room (average rating 4.8)
  • Great room (average rating 4.7)

Several features that help owners with energy conservation are also likely to be included in new homes built this year: low-E windows, Energy Star appliances and windows, and a programmable thermostat. Other likely candidates: 9+ ft. ceilings in the first floor, a central island and granite counter tops in the kitchen.
On the other hand, builders reported the following features as the least likely to appear in homes in 2016:

  • Cork flooring in the living areas of the main level (average rating of 1.3)
  • Pet washing station (average rating of 1.6)
  • Laminate countertops in the kitchen (average rating of 1.7)
  • Outdoor kitchen (average rating of 1.9)

Source: Qualified Remodeler
Author: Rose Quint