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February Floor Plan of the Month – The Cedar

The Cedar Floorplan is a spacious ranch-style home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage.

Living Room

As you enter the home, you will be greeted by a beautiful open space that includes your living room. This space connects seamlessly with the kitchen and dining area, creating a perfect space for hosting!

Kitchen

The kitchen and dining area features a large island with plenty of storage and cabinets, as well as a huge pantry for all your needs.

Dining Area

The dining area is conveniently located next to the kitchen, making it easy to serve and enjoy meals. This dining area also has large windows that fill the kitchen and dining spaces with natural light.

Master Suite

The master bedroom is another highlight of this floorplan. This room has ample space, bright windows, and a walk-in closet for all your belongings. The master bathroom has a double sink and a standing shower.

Garage Entry

This floorplan also has a handy entry from the garage. This space has hooks and a bench for storing your coats, shoes, or anything else you might need.

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Cedar home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Cedar or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

New Year New Home!

What’s the process for building a new home with Midwest Design Homes?

Building a new home can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also requires planning, preparation, and coordination. Here at Midwest Design Homes we are excited to come along side you through the whole process. We walk through each step with you so you don’t have to worry about any of the building process.

  1. Call us and schedule a short meeting. We want to meet you! We’d love to sit down briefly and talk about what you’re looking for. We can chat about timeline, if you plan to build or buy, and the next steps. We love to meet our potential future home owners!! Contact us here to set up a short meeting to talk.
  2. Find and purchase the lot. You’ll need to find a suitable plot of land that meets your needs, budget, and zoning requirements. There is a lot that goes into this – you’d need to check the availability and cost of utilities, such as water, sewer, and electricity, and obtain any necessary permits from the local government. Luckily, we at Midwest Design Homes know the lots available well. We know the processes and steps, and we will take care of all of this for you. We have lots readily available for you or we can come along side you to find the perfect lot for you. Check out this blog post to dig more into our process of finding a new lot.
  3. Hire the right experts. Midwest Design Homes already has the expert team waiting for you. Our team of professionals come along side you to make sure that your home is done to perfection. Meet our team here.
  4. Start the design process. We will all work together to plan your dream home! We will create a floor plan (or choose one of our many floor plans available), a layout, and a style for your new home. You should consider your lifestyle, preferences, and budget. We will make sure the design meets the building codes and regulations. We will select the materials, finishes, and fixtures for your new home, such as flooring, countertops, cabinets, appliances, and lighting. We walk through these processes together! Having our team of experts beside you takes the stress away from this FUN and ENJOYABLE building process.
  5. Get financing. You may need to secure a loan to pay for the construction and purchase of your new home. You should shop around for the best interest rates, terms, and fees, and get pre-approved by a lender. We talk and work with the best lenders for both construction loans or purchase. We can provide you with some of the lenders that have the best rates and programs for you.
  6. Prepare the site and pour the foundation. It’s time to start building!! We will clear the land of any rocks, trees, and debris, and level the site. We will dig for the basement, and install the footings and the foundation. The foundation supports the structure of your new home and protects it from moisture and soil movement.
  7. Complete the framing and the exterior. We will then erect the skeleton of your new home, which includes the walls, the ceiling, the roof, and the windows and doors. We will install the siding, the roofing, and the exterior finishes, such as brick, stone, vinyl siding and cement board. The framing and the exterior define the shape and the appearance of your new home and protect it from the weather.
  8. Complete the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. Next we will install the pipes, wires, ducts, and vents that run throughout your new home. We will also install the outlets, switches, fixtures, appliances, and equipment for the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. These systems provide water, power, heating, cooling, and ventilation to your new home and make it comfortable and functional.
  9. Install the insulation and the drywall. We will spray foam the spaces between the framing and the exterior with insulation, which helps regulate the temperature and the noise level in your new home. At Midwest Design Homes, we exceed insulation standard to provide comfort and energy savings. Then we will cover the walls and the ceiling with drywall, which creates a smooth and even surface for painting and decorating.
  10. Finish the interior and the exterior. Now it’s time to complete the final touches and details that make your new home unique and attractive. This includes painting the walls and the ceiling, installing the flooring and the countertops, install custom cabinets and the doors, hanging interior doors and trim, and install the hardware.
  11. Conduct the final walk-through and inspection. We check every aspect of your new home and make sure everything is done correctly and according to your specifications. We do a “500 point” inspection at the final walkthrough (we also do inspections at framing and insulation). All our homes are Focus on Energy inspected at different points and test them at the end. We will also have your new home inspected by a professional who will verify that it meets the safety and quality standards. If there are any issues or defects, we will have them fixed before you move in.
  12. Leave us a review. We love your feedback! We’d be so appreciative if you would leave us a review of your positive experience on Google, Facebook, or email us your review for our website at info@jonhuss.com. If you loved working with us, please let us know! We’d love to share your positive experience with our other potential clients.

Congratulations, you’ve just built your new home! 🎉

If you’re looking for a SIGN to start the build process, THIS IS IT! Contact our team today to get started!!

January Floor Plan of the Month – The Clover

Our Clover floor plan features 3 Bed • 2.5 Bath • 3 Garage • 1,971 ft2. 

Living Room

As you step into the living room, you will be impressed by the open concept design of this floor plan! It allows you to move around the house with ease, enjoy the abundant natural light from the big windows, and cozy up to the stunning stone fireplace that anchors the room.

Kitchen

Next to the living room is the kitchen, where you will find plenty of cabinets and counters. The elegant tile backsplash will catch your attention. This floor plan also has a spacious walk in pantry for storing most of your food items!

Dining Room

There is a lovely dining room right off the kitchen and living room so you can sit with your family and enjoy a meal while also being close to the living room.

Master Suite

The master bedroom and bathroom are the final highlights of this home. This room boasts a lot of space, soaring ceilings, and a big window that overlooks the lovely backyard. Moreover, we enter the master bathroom that has two sinks with ample cabinet space, a huge walk-in closet, and a captivating tile shower. This is your sanctuary to relax and unwind.

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Clover home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Clover or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

Understanding the Impact of Humidity  in Your Home

During the colder months, maintaining optimal humidity levels in your house is crucial to prevent the shrinkage of wood. In this post, we’ll explore why wood contracts in low humidity and the importance of keeping levels around 30%.

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, and it affects both your comfort and the health of your home. Wood is a natural material that responds to changes in humidity by expanding or contracting. 

Humidity control is important for your home because it can prevent problems such as mold, mildew, condensation, rot, corrosion, and pests. These issues can damage your home’s structure, furniture, flooring, and appliances, as well as cause health problems for you and your family. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the ideal indoor relative humidity is between 30% and 50% — and must be kept below 60%.

Wood contracts in low humidity because it loses moisture to the dry air. This causes the wood fibers to shrink and pull away from each other, creating gaps and cracks. Wood contraction can affect doors, windows, cabinets, floors, and furniture, making them loose, squeaky, or warped. To prevent wood contraction, you should try to maintain a consistent humidity level in your home, especially during the winter when the air is drier.

Keeping humidity levels around 30% is important for your comfort, health, and safety. A humidity level of 30% means that the air contains 30% of the maximum possible moisture that it could hold. This level is low enough to prevent mold growth and condensation, but high enough to prevent dryness and irritation of your skin, eyes, nose, and throat. A humidity level of 30% also helps preserve the quality and durability of your wood products.

Controlling Humidity in Your Home

There are various ways to control humidity in your house or new construction home. From using humidifiers and dehumidifiers to proper ventilation techniques, we’ll explore practical methods to ensure your home’s humidity stays within the ideal range for wood preservation.

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. High humidity can cause problems such as mold, mildew, pests, and health issues. Ideally, the humidity level in your home should be between 30% and 50%. Here are some tips on how to control humidity in your home:

  • Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air. You can choose a portable dehumidifier for a single room or a whole-house dehumidifier that connects to your HVAC system.
  • Turn up the air conditioner to cool and dry the air. Make sure your air conditioner is well-maintained and has a clean filter.
  • Install vent fans in kitchens and bathrooms to exhaust humid air outside. Run them while cooking, bathing, or drying clothes.
  • Seal air and duct leaks to prevent humid air from entering the house and reduce energy loss.
  • Select houseplants that absorb moisture from the air, such as Boston ferns, peace lilies, or orchids.
  • Open windows or doors when the outside air is drier than the inside air. This can help improve ventilation and airflow.

I hope these tips help you control the humidity in your home and make it more comfortable and healthy for you and your family.

Humidity Management in New Construction Homes

New construction homes offer advantages in humidity control compared to old, drafty homes. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, and it can affect the comfort, health, and durability of your home. Too much humidity can cause mold, mildew, and rot, while too little humidity can cause dryness, cracking, and shrinking of wood. Therefore, maintaining stable humidity levels is important for preserving the longevity of your home’s wooden components, such as floors, cabinets, doors, and furniture.

Modern construction techniques contribute to maintaining stable humidity levels by using advanced building materials and improved insulation. For example, new construction homes often use moisture-resistant drywall, which prevents water vapor from penetrating the walls and causing damage. They also use vapor barriers, which are thin layers of plastic or metal that block moisture from entering or escaping the home. Additionally, new construction homes have better insulation, which reduces heat loss and gain, and helps regulate the indoor temperature and humidity.

Another advantage of new construction homes is that they often come with modern HVAC systems, which can control the humidity level of the home. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and it is a system that provides heating and cooling to the home. HVAC systems can also dehumidify or humidify the air, depending on the season and the preference of the homeowner. By using a humidistat, which is a device that measures and controls the humidity level, the homeowner can set the desired humidity level for the home and let the HVAC system adjust accordingly.

In conclusion, new construction homes offer advantages in humidity control compared to old, drafty homes. By using advanced building materials, improved insulation, and modern HVAC systems, new construction homes can maintain stable humidity levels, which benefit the longevity of the home’s wooden components. This can also improve the comfort and health of the occupants, as well as the energy efficiency and value of the home.

There are plenty of options we can add to control too much humidity or too little humidity.

Call to start building your NEW construction home today! Contact Us Here!

Projects to get your home ready for the winter

There are many projects you can do as you prepare for the upcoming winter. Preparing for winter, especially in Wisconsin is vital for your home as well as your yard.

Some projects you could consider…

  • Caulking windows and doors
  • Adding insulation
  • Sealing any gaps in your home – doors, windows, etc.
  • Weatherstripping
  • Replace windows
  • Check your furnace – change your furnace filter.
  • Finish getting rid of your fall leaves
  • Put your lawnmower away and get out your snowblower – service it if needed to be prepared for the first impending blizzard of the year
  • Check your roof – clean the gutters, check the shingles, etc.
  • Rotate your tires or switch over to your winter tires.
  • Check the heat in your car.
  • Get your car serviced to make sure it is ready for the winter.

These’s projects will help keep you our house warm and energy bills down this winter.

Inside, it’s always a fun idea to add fun winter decor around the house. Winter trees, snowmen, Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, etc.

The best way to be ready for the upcoming winter wonderland is to be prepared!

Some of these items could be crossed off your list with a new construction home😊  

Did you know all our home are Focus on Energy Inspection and typically exceeds energy standards by 30% !!

This saves energy, saves you money and provides a comfortable – cozy living.  Thinking of building a new homes call us to schedule a time to talk more.

December Floor Plan of the Month – The Beechwood

Enjoy spacious living in our Beechwood floorplan, a single-story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage. We LOVE the wood detail throughout this home. The beams, the wood ceiling, the kitchen…it all ties seamlessly together in this elegant home.

The living, dining and kitchen areas are beautifully connected in an open concept space that welcomes you as you enter the home. This space creates a seamless transition between each area, ideal for hosting guests!

A magnificent large island, high-quality appliances, and ample storage solutions, with a pantry as well, make up the kitchen in the floor plan.

The dining area is conveniently located next to the kitchen. This makes it easy to access the kitchen when hosting guests or preparing dinner. The large windows let in beautiful natural light into the dining and kitchen areas.

Next, we have the spacious master bedroom that gets plenty of natural light from multiple windows. The master suite also features a bathroom with a double sink and a standing shower.

Another great feature of the home is the elegant entry from the garage, which is a perfect area for dressing appropriately for any weather. There is a comfortable bench, as well as stylish coat hooks for storage.

This home also features a finished basement with a bathroom, a wet bar, and a bedroom.

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Beechwood home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Beechwood or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

Looking for the ideal lot for your new home?

Midwest Design Homes can assist you in finding the perfect home site and can help design it from the start. We’d love to join you on the lot for evaluation and walk through before you commit to a home site. Midwest Design Homes has years of experience in finding and evaluating land conditions, let us help you locate the best place for your new home with all the amenities you want. We have access and knowledge of the best lots in the valley. 

Our process for finding a lot: 

  • We have the knowledge to find the land in your desired location – We have in house agents to help navigate your lot search and purchase land
  • Evaluate how much work needs to be done & how much it will cost
  • Find a suitable floor plan and design
  • Discuss exposure vs no exposure
  • Consider septic or well requirements and improvements
  • Evaluate potential retaining walls and unique features

You can also pick from one of our lots that are ready to build! These are very desirable lots! The lots are already pre-screened and all the guess work has been completed for you. After finding the land and analyzing it, we discover the ideal location for a house. We take care of the necessary paperwork and requirements. These parcels are prepared for construction, you only have to choose the best floorplan for you.

Locating and evaluating land for your dream home doesn’t have to be stressful. Let us come along side you to help! Contact Us to start the process of finding your perfect lot and building your new home!

November Floor Plan of the Month – The Daylily

One of our most popular floorplans is our Daylily home. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a 3 car-garage, and has 1,892 square feet. This is a spacious and affordable 4 bedroom home that our clients adore. 

This home has unique features and charm. As you enter the home, you will be impressed by the open concept floor plan that connects the main rooms seamlessly. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with a large island, a pantry and elegant cabinets and granite countertops. 

The living room has high vaulted ceilings, a beautiful mantel and gas fireplace. 

On the main level, you will also find a master suite. The bedroom has stunning windows with a view of the backyard. The master bath boasts a double sink and walk-in closet. 

The second level of the home has the remaining three bedrooms and a full bath with a laundry room. These bedrooms are spacious and have ample closet space. 

The Daylily home has a lower level that you can finish as you wish. 

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Daylily  home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Daylily or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

October Floor Plan of the Month – The Spruce

Our Spruce Floorplan features 4 beds, 2.5 baths, a 3 car garage, in 2,389 sq ft of living space.

This home is a perfect blend of comfort and elegance, with high-quality finishes and features throughout.

The interior is spacious and elegant, with 9 ft ceilings that create a sense of openness. 

The Living Room

The living room and the master bedroom have tray 10 foot ceilings that add to the sophistication and style of the home. The windows are large and let in plenty of natural light. There is a beautiful fireplace and mantel.

The Kitchen

The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry where you can store all your groceries and cooking essentials. 

The Master Suite

The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet with wood shelves and a luxurious bathroom with a herringbone tile accent wall. The shower is also large and has a built-in tile shelf for your convenience.

The Main Bathroom

The main bathroom is also roomy and has a double vanity for extra storage and functionality. There is also another half bath.

The Garage

The garage is fully finished, plastered, painted, and has an epoxied floor that is easy to clean and maintain. 

This home features a large patio where you can enjoy the fresh air and relax.

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Spruce home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Spruce or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

Dressing Up Your Home For Fall – Cozy Blankets, Faux Pumpkins & Stems, and More!

Fall is a wonderful season to celebrate the beauty of nature and the coziness of home. There are many ways to decorate your home in a tasteful and festive way for fall. Here are some of the ideas for you:

  • Cozy up your living room with fall blankets and throws. Chunky blankets add great texture to your space but are also perfect to cozy up with in the chilly months. Try adding velvet throw pillows in shades of rust, crimson, and mustard. You can also add som faux fur rugs or throws for extra warmth and comfort.
  • Set up a fall tableau on your foyer table with a mix of glass cloche containers, terra cotta pots, pumpkins, gourds, and candles. You can also add some fresh herbs or flowers for a touch of greenery. If you don’t want fresh, this is a great place to incorporate those faux stems.
  • Add fall plants around your home. Add an autumn wreath to your front door. Try adding faux stems to your vases and pots around your home – they are worth the investment as you can use them year after year.
  • Pumpkins! Think outside the box on the typical “carved pumpkin” that lasts a few weeks before it looks rotten and old. Invest in faux pumpkins and gourds on your front porch and inside your home instead! Use varying sizes, colors, and textures. Don’t be afraid to pack your porch with pumpkins and gourds! 
  • Create a cornucopia with a mix of green tones, white, and flashes of fall color. You can use succulents, artichokes, pumpkins, and gourds to create a modern version of this classic symbol of abundance.
  • Don’t forget the classic mums on the front porch. This is a great way to keep some life in your arrangement while still incorporating faux items as well. 
  • Decorate with apples by filling a large glass vase or bowl with a mix of red and green apples. You can also use apple slices to make garlands or wreaths for your walls or windows.
  • Dress up your mantel with a display of white pumpkins, autumn foliage, and lanterns. You can also add some pinecones, acorns, or nuts for some natural texture.
  • Make pumpkin votives by carving out mini pumpkins and placing tea lights inside. You can group them as a centerpiece or scatter them around your home for a warm glow.
  • Build a tabletop topiary with fresh produce from your refrigerator or farmer’s market. You can use pumpkins, artichokes, herbs, and apples to create a fragrant and colorful display for your kitchen or dining room.
  • Use candles and candlesticks in your decor! They provide a warmth around your home and create a beautiful ambiance. 

If you’d like more information on working with Midwest Design Homes to find or build your dream home, contact us.

September Floor Plan of the Month – The Dalton

The Dalton Floor Plan invites you to enjoy the comforts of 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 elegant bathrooms, and a 3-car garage in 1,816 square feet of living space. 

Bonus Room

As you enter the home, you will be greeted by a stunning walk-in pantry that doubles as a coffee bar! Imagine waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and having a cozy nook to savor it. The pantry offers ample storage and counter space for your coffee essentials and more. You can keep it tidy and out of sight when you are busy in the kitchen.

Living Room

The living room is a warm and inviting space with a beautiful stone fireplace that adds charm and coziness. You can easily access the front and back doors as well as the kitchen from this room. The living room is designed with an open-concept style that allows natural light and air to flow freely, while still maintaining privacy from the bedrooms. This room is one of the many highlights of this floor plan, a great space to relax and entertain! 

Kitchen

From your living room, you can easily access the kitchen to whip up your favorite meal or snack. The kitchen features plenty of cabinet space, a kitchen island with a sink and more storage space, and a large walk-in pantry and coffee bar. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with modern appliances and fixtures. 

Master Suite

The master bedroom and bathroom are large open-concept rooms with plenty of space to add your own personal touches. The master bedroom features a beautiful sliding barn door that leads to the bathroom. The bathroom includes a gorgeous tile shower, dual sinks, and a large walk-in closet. What more could you possibly need? This floor plan is minimal while still holding everything you need within a home & more!

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Dalton  home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Dalton or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

Back to School Must Haves for Your Home

Back to school is right around the corner! Can you believe it? The summer flew by and now it’s time to switch gears and prepare for the upcoming school year. Whether you are a first time school parent this year, a seasoned school parent or an empty-nester, the fall can be a great time to get organized for the upcoming winter.

Here’s a few things that can help with this “back to school” season in your own homes, whether you have school aged kids or not.

A Hanging Area

A hanging area in the front of your home can be very useful for back to school. It can help you organize your backpacks, coats, hats, scarves, and other items that you need for school. You can easily grab them on your way out and hang them back when you return. This can save you time and prevent clutter in your home.

Pinterest

A hanging area can also create a welcoming and cozy atmosphere for your family and guests. You can decorate your hanging area with seasonal items, such as wreaths, flowers, or banners. You can also add some personal touches, such as photos, artwork, or quotes. It can also serve as a reminder of your goals and plans for the school year. You can hang a calendar, a bulletin board, or a chalkboard on your hanging area and write down important dates, assignments, or notes. You can also use it to display your achievements, such as awards, certificates, or report cards.

A hanging area or cubbies in the entrance of your home can be a simple and effective way to make your back to school easier and more enjoyable. Here are a few of our Midwest Design Homes entryways:

Pantry Organization

Pantry organization is a great way to save time, money, and space in your kitchen. By keeping your pantry neat and tidy, you can easily find what you need, avoid buying duplicates, and make the most of your storage space. Some tips for pantry organization are:

  • Use clear containers and labels to store your dry goods, such as flour, sugar, pasta, rice, and cereals. This way, you can see what you have and how much you have left.
  • Group similar items together, such as spices, sauces, snacks, baking supplies, and canned goods. You can use baskets, bins, or lazy susans to keep them organized and accessible.
  • Store your most frequently used items at eye level or lower shelves, and your less used items at higher shelves. This will make it easier for you to reach for what you need and avoid cluttering your pantry with things you rarely use.
  • Rotate your items according to their expiration dates. Put the newer items at the back and the older items at the front. This will help you use up your items before they go bad and prevent food waste.

Back to School Tips

Back to school is an exciting time for students and parents alike. It is also a time to prepare for a new academic year and set some goals for learning and growth. Some tips for back to school are:

  • Get a good night’s sleep before the first day of school. This will help you feel refreshed and ready to face the new challenges and opportunities ahead.
  • Pack your backpack / kids’ backpacks with the essentials, such as notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, textbooks, and lunch. You can also add some personal items, such as photos, stickers, or charms, to make your backpack more fun and unique. If you are packing your kids’ backpacks, have them help you so they know exactly what is in their backpack each day.
  • Review your schedule and plan your route to school. Make sure you know where your classes are, how long it takes to get there, and who your teachers are. You can also check out the school map or website for more information.
  • If you have small school aged children, remind them what the school day might look like and what they can expect.
  • Remember to remind yourself or your children to make some new friends or reconnect with old ones. School is not only about learning but also about socializing and having fun. You can join a club, a team, or a group that interests you or share your hobbies and passions with others.

Have a great 2023-24 school year!

August Floor Plan of the Month – The Salty

Our Salty floor plan features a 2 story open concept home, 3 Bed • 2.5 Bath • 3 Car Garage • 2,019 sq ft

Living Room

The great room is a stunning space that features large windows that let in plenty of natural light. It also has a cozy fireplace with a beautiful mantle.

Kitchen

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a beautiful kitchen island, plenty of counter space and cabinet storage, a gorgeous tile backsplash near the sink, and a large walk-in pantry. 

Master Suite

The master bedroom is a spacious and elegant retreat, with white walls and dark trim. It has a master bathroom with dual sinks, a large shower, and a wonderful walk-in closet.

Bonus Room

This bonus room is a versatile space that can serve as an office, a living room, a kids play area, or anything else you can imagine. It has an open concept design that connects it to the living room and the front door, making it easy to access and enjoy. 

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Salty home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Juniper or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

Fireplaces by Midwest Design Homes

Fireplaces are more than just a source of warmth and comfort. They are also the focal point of a home, where people gather to enjoy each other’s company, share stories, and create memories. Fireplaces add character and charm to any room, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Whether it’s a traditional wood-burning fireplace, a modern gas fireplace, or an electric fireplace, there is a fireplace for every style and preference. Fireplaces are not only functional, but also decorative, enhancing the beauty and value of a home.

Juniper

This mantel is lovely as it stretches the entire width of the fireplace. It sits on top of the wall tiles (cladding) making it a beautiful cap. We love how this fireplace is recessed into the wall in this Juniper home.

Hawthorne

This square firebox makes this fireplace stand out beautifully with the black mantel tying together perfectly with the windows and trim in this Hawthorne home.

Elm

We love the look of this all-black fireplace in our Elm home. The square firebox gives the home a modern feel.

Dalton
Daylily

This Daylily home has a beautiful floor to ceiling fireplace as a center point in the living room. The cathedral ceilings make this room open and airy, and the fireplace adds to the clean and modern look.

Beechwood

These are a few of our homes with these gorgeous fireplaces. They are practical, beautiful, and you can’t help but say “wow” when you walk into a living room with one of these fireplaces.

Contact Midwest Design Homes here. To see our other blog posts, click here.

July Floor Plan of the Month – The Juniper

For the Month of July, we are featuring our Juniper Floor Plan.

Our Juniper floor plan features a 1.5 story open concept home, offering 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and a 3 car garage.

Bonus Rooms

As you step into the home from the foyer, you will find a home office or a flex room on your right. Another wonderful bonus room off of the garage entrance is the laundry room. These extra bonus rooms provide designated areas for laundry, an office, or a playroom. 

Living Room

You will walk into the great room from the foyer, which boasts high ceilings. This space also transitions smoothly into the kitchen and dinette spaces. This creates a seamless space that is ideal for hosting. The living space also features a fireplace and grand daylight windows to brighten up the room with natural lighting.

Kitchen

As you step into the kitchen, you will be amazed by the spacious kitchen island that offers plenty of room for cooking and storing your favorite dishes. You will also love the huge pantry that can fit all your groceries and more. 

Master Suite

The master bedroom is a dream come true, with large windows that fill the room with natural light and a walk-in closet that can hold all your clothes and accessories. The master suite also boasts a double sink vanity with generous cabinets that provide optimal storage for your toiletries and essentials.

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Juniper  home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Juniper or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

The Ultimate Guide for Building Your Dream Kitchen

The kitchen is more than just a place to cook and eat. It’s the heart of your home, where you spend time with your family, entertain guests, and express your creativity. A well-designed kitchen can make your life easier, more enjoyable, and more valuable. But how do you create your dream kitchen? What are the steps involved in planning, designing, and building a kitchen that suits your needs, style, and budget? In this blog post, we’ll show you the ultimate guide to building your dream kitchen and your new dream home. We’ll cover everything from assessing your needs, choosing a layout, selecting materials and appliances, and hiring a professional builder. By the end of this post, you’ll have a clear idea of how to design and build your dream kitchen.

But before we dive into the details of how to build your dream kitchen, let’s take a moment to understand why the kitchen is such an important and used room in the home. The kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms in the home, as it can increase the resale value of your property by up to 15%. A well-designed kitchen can also enhance your lifestyle, as it can improve your health, happiness, and productivity. A kitchen that meets your needs and preferences can make cooking more enjoyable, eating more satisfying, and cleaning more efficient. A kitchen that reflects your style and personality can make you feel more comfortable, confident, and inspired. A kitchen that is both functional and beautiful can make you proud to show it off to your guests and family.

The first step to building your dream kitchen is to assess your needs. This means evaluating your current or previous kitchen and identifying what you love and what you want to change. To do this, you can ask yourself some questions, such as: How much space do you have? How do you use your kitchen? What are your must-haves and nice-to-haves? What is your budget? How long do you intend to stay in your home? These questions will help you clarify your goals and priorities for your new kitchen. You can also make a list of the features and functions that are important to you, such as storage, lighting, appliances, layout, style, etc. This will help you create a wish list for your dream kitchen.

The second step to building your dream kitchen is to choose a layout. The layout is the arrangement of the cabinets, appliances, and workstations in your kitchen. It affects how you move through the space, how comfortable you feel while cooking, and how well your kitchen functions. There are different types of kitchen layouts, such as L-shaped, U-shaped, galley, island, peninsula, etc. Each one has its pros and cons, depending on the size and shape of your kitchen and your personal preferences. To choose the best layout for your dream kitchen, you need to consider factors such as the work triangle, the traffic flow, the storage space, and the style of your kitchen. The work triangle is the distance between the refrigerator, the sink, and the range or cooktop. Ideally, it should be as compact as possible to reduce the steps you need to take while cooking. The traffic flow is how people move in and out of the kitchen. You want to avoid placing major appliances or workstations along busy paths to prevent collisions and interruptions. The storage space is how much room you have for your dishes, utensils, pots and pans, food items, etc. You want to maximize the use of vertical and horizontal space with cabinets, drawers, shelves, racks, etc. The style of your kitchen is how you want it to look and feel. You want to choose a layout that matches your personality and taste, as well as the overall design of your home.

The third step to building your dream kitchen is to select materials and appliances. These are the elements that will determine the look, feel, and performance of your kitchen. You have many options for kitchen materials and appliances, such as countertops, cabinets, flooring, backsplash, sink, faucet, lighting, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc. To select the best materials and appliances for your dream kitchen, you need to consider factors such as durability, maintenance, style, cost, energy efficiency, etc. You also need to make sure they fit your space and layout. You can browse online catalogs, visit showrooms, or consult with a design professional to get ideas and inspiration. You can also look into alternative, eco-friendly building materials and energy-efficient appliances that can save you money and reduce your environmental impact. You want to choose materials and appliances that match your personality and taste, as well as the overall design of your home.

The fourth step to building your dream kitchen is to hire a professional builder. A professional builder can help you design and build your dream kitchen along with your dream home. They can also save you time, money, and stress by managing the project from start to finish. But how do you find and choose the right builder? Let Midwest Design Homes help you design the perfect kitchen and your new dream home.

Building your dream kitchen is a rewarding and exciting project that can improve your lifestyle. By following these steps, you can plan, design, and build a kitchen that suits your needs, style, and budget. Whether you’re starting from scratch working with one of our existing house plans, you can achieve your kitchen goals with the help of a professional builder. If you’re ready to start your dream kitchen and new home, contact us today for a free consultation and quote. We’ll be happy to help you create the kitchen and home of your dreams.

June Floor Plan of the Month – The Elm

For the month of June, we are spotlighting our Elm Floor Plan!

Welcome to this stunning 1.5 story home with an open concept design. This home boasts 4 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 luxurious bathrooms, and a 3 car garage.

As you enter the home through the foyer, you will be amazed by the expansive living, dining, and kitchen areas. This open concept design creates a seamless transition from one space to the next.

Great Room

The living room features a beautiful fireplace that adds warmth and charm to this space. It is the perfect focal point for your family and guests to gather around.

Kitchen

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a large island, high-end appliances, and plenty of storage. You will love cooking and entertaining in this modern and elegant kitchen.

Dining Room

The dining area is conveniently located next to the kitchen, making it easy to serve and enjoy your meals. The large windows let in plenty of natural light and offer a lovely view of the outdoors.

Master Suite

The master bedroom is a spacious and bright retreat with multiple windows that let in natural light. The master bathroom is a spa-like oasis with a double sink vanity and a large walk-in closet.

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Elm home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Elm or would like to see our other floor plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

Welcome Home!

You’ve just decided to build your home near the Fox Valley with Midwest Design Homes. Now What? Here are some fun things to do near your new home around Appleton, Wisconsin.

Appleton, WI is a charming city with plenty of things to do for visitors of all ages and interests. Whether you are looking for culture, nature, history, or fun, you will find something to enjoy in this city. Here are some of the best things to do in Appleton, WI. 

– Visit the Hearthstone Historic House Museum, the first home in the world to be powered by hydroelectricity. You can tour the elegant Victorian mansion and learn about its history and technology.

– Enjoy a show at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art venue that hosts Broadway musicals, concerts, comedians, and more. You can also check out their educational programs and events.

– Marvel at the colorful and delicate creatures at the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin, a seasonal attraction that features over 200 butterflies. You can also explore the corn maze, the fairy garden, and the gift shop.

– Have fun with your kids at the Building for Kids, a play-based museum that offers hands-on exhibits and activities for children aged 7 and under. You can also join their special events and workshops.

– Explore the Trout Museum of Art, a downtown museum that showcases regional and national artists. You can also participate in their classes, lectures, and festivals.

– Learn about the life and legacy of Harry Houdini at the History Museum at the Castle, a museum that features exhibits and artifacts related to the famous magician who grew up in Appleton. You can also see displays on other local topics, such as baseball and motorcycles.

– Visit the Paper Discovery Center, a museum that celebrates the history and science of papermaking. You can also try your hand at making your own paper or origami.

– Check out the views of the Fox River, a scenic waterway that runs through Appleton. You can also enjoy a variety of activities along the river, such as kayaking, fishing, biking, or walking.

– Head to downtown Appleton in August to experience The Mile of Music. The Mile of Music is a free music festival that celebrates original and hand-crafted artistry. The festival features over 200 artists from various genres, such as Americana, indie rock, folk, soul, and more. The festival takes place every August in Downtown Appleton, a vibrant and walkable mile of venues, shops, restaurants, and bars. The festival also offers educational programs, workshops, and special events for music lovers of all ages. The Mile of Music is a unique and exciting way to experience the culture and community of Appleton.

Spring Cleaning – Ways to Declutter and Organize Your Home This Spring

Spring is a great time to refresh your home and get rid of any clutter that has accumulated over the winter. Decluttering can help you create more space, reduce stress, and make your home easier to clean and maintain. Organizing can help you find things faster, save money, and improve your productivity and mood. Here are some tips for spring cleaning, decluttering, and organizing your home:

  • Start with a general tidy-up of each room and make three piles: what to keep, what to donate, and what to trash.
  • Use a spring cleaning checklist to guide you through the tasks of dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and sanitizing each room.
  • Use plastic storage containers, labels, dividers, and organizers to store your seasonal items, clothes, decorations, and kitchen supplies in a clear and accessible way.
  • Clean and disinfect your appliances, sinks, drains, faucets, garbage disposal, and range hood to remove any dirt, grease, or bacteria.
  • Use vinegar and baking soda to clean and deodorize your dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave, and refrigerator.

This list should give you a good head start on your spring cleaning! For a more thorough cleaning, follow the Spring Cleaning Checklist below. 

The Hawthorne – May Floor Plan of the Month

For the month of May, we are spotlighting our Hawthorne Floor Plan!

This floor plan consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is 1,975 square feet. It also features a 3 car garage.

This beautiful ranch-style home features an open concept design. As you enter the front door and walk past the office, you’ll be struck by the home’s elegance.

Great Room

This home is filled with natural light thanks to the cathedral ceiling in the living room and the triple-wide patio door off the dining room.  

Kitchen

The heart of this home is complete with a chef’s kitchen featuring an oversized island and a large walk-in pantry.

Master Suite

The master suite is located in a separate area from the main living space, providing you with your own private retreat. The suite is separated by a spacious mudroom, laundry, bench, and closet.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation. We would love to see you visit our in-house design center. Click here for contact info.

October Floor Plan of the Month | The Day Lily

For the Month of October, we will be spotlighting our Day Lily Floor Plan.

This floor plan features an open-concept 1.5-story home. Offering 4 bed 2.5 bath and a 3 car garage!

Great Room |

When you enter this home, immediately, this gorgeous living room will catch your eye! It has high ceilings, a tall beautiful shiplap fireplace, and a stunning wood mantle. All while allowing you easy access to the rest of this home!

Kitchen |

Moving into the kitchen, the dining area has lots of space for many different types, sizes, and styles of tables to fit your needs! This kitchen features ample amounts of counter and cabinet space, as well as a gorgeous kitchen island and tile backsplash. And the best part is a large walk-in pantry!

Master Suite |

From the kitchen, you have quick access to the master suite! This room features a large space for all of your belongings, a beautiful accent wall, and an outstanding barn door to the master bathroom! The master bathroom features dual sinks and a large walk-in closet.

Bonus |

This floor plan features future space on the lower level with egress windows and a stubbed-in plan! This floor plan also has a large laundry room, and walk-in closets & pantries. As well as having ample amounts of natural lighting throughout the whole home, and that includes bathrooms, laundry rooms, and the basement!

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation. We would love to see you visit our in-house design center. Click here for contact info!

September Floor Plan of the Month | The Dalton

For the month of September, we will be spotlighting our Dalton Floor Plan.

Our Dalton Floor Plan features 3 Bed • 2 Bath • 3 Garage • 1,816 ft2

Bonus Room

This home features a large walk-in pantry with a coffee bar! A great space right in your pantry for all of your coffee needs. This designated area is large enough to fit those needs, but also keep everything out for when you are working in the kitchen!

Great Room

Walking into the living room you will see a beautiful stone fireplace to keep you warm. Easy access to the front and back doors as was as the kitchen. This living room is very open-concept style while staying separate from the bedrooms. This room is one of the many highlights of this floor plan, a great space to relax!

Kitchen

Right from your living room, easily access the kitchen to make your favorite meal or snack! Featuring plenty of cabinet space, a kitchen island where you will find the sink, and more storage space! This kitchen also has a large walk-in pantry and coffee bar!

Master Suite & Bathroom

Lastly, the master bedroom and bathroom, a large open concept rooms with plenty of space to add your own personal touches! With a beautiful sliding barn door, we enter the bathroom. This bathroom includes a gorgeous tile shower, dual sinks, and a large walk-in closet! What more could you possibly need?

This floor plan is minimal while still holding everything you need within a home & more!

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation. We would love to see you visit our in-house design center. Click here for contact info!

August Floor Plan of the Month | The Clover

For The month of August we will be spotlighting our Clover floor plan.

Our Clover floor plan features 4 Bed • 3.5 Bath • 3 Garage • 2,800 ft2

Bonus Room

This recreation room/finished basement allows for many different activities! It is a large space with lot of potential, anything from a workout room, a bonus living room, a space to get away, and the list goes on!

Living Room

Entering the living room, this floor plan does an amazing job with the open concept aspect! Easy access to the rest of the house, large windows for ample amounts of natural lighting, and a gorgeous fireplace made of stone to center the room and keep you warm!

Kitchen

Following the living room, we move into the kitchen. You will see a great amount of cabinet and counter space. Your eye will be drawn to the beautiful black tile backsplash. In addition to everything else, this floor plan features a large walk in pantry for the majority of your food storage!

Master Suite & Bathroom

Last but surely not least, the master bedroom and bathroom. This room includes lots of space, high ceilings, and a large window with a beautiful view of the backyard. Furthermore, we walk into the master bathroom featuring dual sinks with lots of cabinet storage, a large walk-in closet, and an enchanting tile shower, consider this your area to get away!

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation. We would love to see you visit our in-house design center. Click here for contact info!

Midwest Design Homes | Floor Plan of the Month The Salty

For the month of July we will be spotlighting our Salty floor plan

Our Salty floor plan features a 2 story open concept home, 3 Bed • 2.5 Bath • 3 Garage • 2,019 ft2

Bonus Room |

To begin this bonus room could be used for many things, office, living room, kids play area, and the list goes on! This is an open concept room near the front door and next to the living room. Meaning it is very convenient to access while still being able to see what’s going on throughout the rest of the house.

Living Room |

Entering the great room from the kitchen or front door this section of this home features large windows letting in a great amount of natural light. Furthermore this space allows for ample seating and a large fireplace to keep you warm. The fireplace features a mantle which may be used for a tv or simply just décor!

Kitchen |

Moving into the kitchen you will see a beautiful kitchen island surrounded by plenty of counter space, and lots of cabinet storage. As well as a gorgeous tile backsplash near the sink, and large walk in pantry!

Master Suite & Bathroom |

Entering this gorgeous master bedroom, located on the second floor you walk into a nice large room, plenty of space for what you want! Nice white walls with contrasting dark trim. To your left you will see the master bathroom featuring dual sinks, a large shower, and wonderful walk in closet!


If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit our in-house Design Center. Click here for contact info!

Summer 2022 Interior Design Trends!

Natural Wood Tones

As mentioned last year, natural wood tones still place first for our Summer 2022 interior design trends! These tones give off a nice warm summery feeling. Rattan, cane, wicker combined with any bright color can make any space feel more open and welcoming. Resulting in a summery feeling, that is the best time to feel warm and bright!

Bohemian Décor With a Little Bit of Plant!

Plants really do add that little pop of color, while still giving a more nature based look. Plants give us more of a glimpse into summer, no matter the time of year! With plants, bohemian décor helps give off a relaxed yet bold look. In other words, combining many colors, patterns, and textures is the best way to start achieving this look!

Warming Colors

Continuing on, these colors combined give us natural, warm, and summery vibes with some darker hits to add dimension to a space. Notice that these colors aren’t too dark so they still portray that good summer feeling we are aiming for! These colors work great in any area of your home!

Less is More – Minimalism

Continuing the trend from a few years back, minimalism is going strong! As this has changed through the years, you get to see our take for the summer of 2022, keeping the natural greenery and pops of color we have added a few more hints of décor while still keeping it simple! Not too much, not too little. Patterns and textures here and there keep the room interesting and appealing to the eye!

Pattern on Pattern?

Some may think “pattern and pattern?” depending on the type of patterns you are trying to combine, this look gives us more of that bohemian style as mentioned earlier, something for our eye to follow. Patterns on a solid color separate the different variety of patterns within the room. A nice cozy look while still keeping the room feeling open, decluttered, and warm.

We Hope you enjoyed our Summer 2022 interior design trends! We would love to see some of your interior design trends along with how you may have incorporated any of our trends in your home! Tag us on Facebook with #MDHsummertrends visit our website for more!

Showcase & Parade Homes | Midwest Design Homes

It’s that time of year again; the 2021 Showcase of Homes & Parade of Homes events are underway! We wanted to feature some of our past Showcase & Parade homes to kick off these events. We hope you enjoy looking back at some of our homes to get in the spirit!  

Hawthorne | Showcase

This home, our Hawthorne floorplan, was featured in the BCHBA Showcase. This home is located in a great subdivision of the De Pere/ Lawrence area, but it is also in a neighborhood with Harry Potter street names! Our Hawthorne plan features an open-concept ranch. In the second photo, you can see some two-tone cabinets complimented by the unique backsplash. 

Westbury | Parade

This home is located in the Combined Locks area. Our Westbury floor plan features an open concept two-story with cool-toned wood elements, enhancing the traditional style of the home.

Beechwood | Showcase

This Beechwood home is located in the Greenville area, displaying an open concept ranch. While having a neutral color palette and modern light fixtures, this home is a mixture of traditional & contemporary styles.

Westbury | Parade

Our Westbury home consists of a 1.5 story home and traditional themes. This home was a part of the Fox Valley Parade of homes. You will find many wood elements throughout this home that complement the classic style. 

Custom Home | Showcase

Our final home is a Midwest Design Homes custom! We love entering our client’s custom homes into these events because, as a company, we can showcase our custom home-building skills! This beautiful custom home portrays both contemporary and traditional style with its mixture of color palette & wood accents. 

We hope you enjoyed looking back at our past Showcase & Parade Homes! If you would like to see more of these, click here! We also hope to see you at this year’s BCHBA Showcase of Homes & the Fox Valley Parade of Homes. Midwest Design Homes will be featured in both events.

Click here for our 2022 Parade Home | The Day Lily

January Floor Plan of the Month | The Juniper

For the month of January, we are spotlighting our Juniper floor plan.

Our Juniper floor plan features a 1.5 story open concept home, offering 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and a 3 car garage.

Bonus Rooms |

When entering the home from the foyer, there is a home office or a flex room to your right. Another excellent bonus room located off of the garage entrance is the laundry room. These extra bonus rooms allow for designated areas for laundry, an office, or a playroom.

Living Room |

You will enter the great room from the foyer, which features high ceilings. This space also flows nicely into the kitchen and dinette spaces. This allows for a cohesive space that is great for entertaining. The living space also features a fireplace and grand daylight windows to let in that gorgeous natural lighting.

Kitchen |

Moving into the kitchen, you will find a large kitchen island equipped with storage and counter space to accommodate the preparation of meals. Not only that, but there is also a large pantry for unlimited storage.

Master Suite |

Last but not least we have the master bedroom. This space features large windows for natural lighting and great storage from the walk-in closet. The master suite includes a double sink vanity equipped with ample cabinets for optimal storage.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit our in-house Design Center. Click here for contact info!

Buying Old vs. Buying New |

Wouldn’t it be great not to factor in all those concerning variables of buying a used home? We build both custom and new spec homes here at Midwest Design Homes. These options allow you to not worry about the stresses of buying a used home. Read below for other reasons why building or buying new may be the better decision in today’s market.

Unwanted Bills & surprises

As mentioned above, the housing market is at an all-time high for used homes. You are more than likely paying way over what the house is worth and don’t know what kind of surprises that home may hold once moved in. Getting into a remodeling project can go beyond the cost you initially hoped for and surprise you with more things that need fixing or replacing. Building new or buying new would take the stress and worry off completely. Then you would be putting your hard-earned money into a home that will last for years and not give any unwanted surprises. 

Focus on Energy

Our focus on energy program allows you to save money on energy costs, such as monthly electrical, space heating, and cooling savings. Not only that, but we also provide multiple inspections to ensure airtightness and leakage prevention. 

Appliances

There will be no need to replace any appliances such as the furnace, A/C water heater, etc., in your home because we provide the most up-to-date home features in every home we build and all come with a full warranty.

Witness building process first hand

With Midwest Design Homes, we take you through the entire build process of your home from start to finish. Picking out exactly what you want from countertops to paint colors. As our client, you are front and center to all the steps of building your home. 

Home warranty

When buying a used home on the market, you don’t have the warranty to stand by your home to protect you when things go wrong. Midwest Design Homes has a 1-year warranty on the workmanship of the house and a lifetime guarantee on the basement and has extended warranties beyond one year on everything in your home. 

We hope this blog post educated you on how buying new might be a better decision than buying used in today’s market. If you have any questions or would like to contact us, click here for a free consultation! 

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December Floorplan of the Month | The Walnut

For the month of December, we are spotlighting our Walnut Floorplan

Our Walnut Floorplan features an open concept 1.5 story, offering 4 beds, 2.5 bath, and a 3 car garage.

Bonus Rooms |

When entering the home from the foyer, there will be a home office or flex room to your right and a designated laundry room to your left. This flex room is very convenient to allow you the opportunity to make it an office, playroom, reading room, etc.

Living Room |

From the foyer, you’ll enter into the living space of the home. This is a gorgeous open space that flows nicely into your dining and kitchen area, making it a cohesive space for entertaining!

Kitchen |

Moving into the kitchen, you will see multiple cabinets for storage, as well as a pantry. Not only that, but a gorgeous island to accommodate the preparation of meals and storage.

Master Suite |

Last but not least we have the master bedroom. This room features excellent space and natural lighting from the large windows. The master suite includes a double sink vanity equipped with ample cabinets for optimal storage.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit our in-house Design Center. Click here for contact info!

November Floor Plan of the Month | The Cedar

For the month of November, we are spotlighting our Cedar Floorplan!

Our Cedar Floorplan features an open concept ranch, offering 3 beds, 2 baths, and a 3 car garage.

Living Room |

When entering the home’s foyer, you will be welcomed by a gorgeous open space featuring your living room. This space flows nicely into the kitchen and dining area, making it a cohesive space for entertaining!

Kitchen |

Moving onto the kitchen and dining area, you will see the large kitchen island equipped with tons of storage and multiple cabinets, and a large pantry to provide infinite storage.

Dining Room |

The dining area is located directly off the kitchen, allowing easy access when entertaining guests or preparing dinner. This dining area includes large windows that bring natural light into the kitchen and dining spaces.

Master Suite |

Next, we have the master bedroom. This room features excellent space, natural lighting through large windows, and optimal storage with the walk-in closet. The Master suite also offers a double sink bathroom with a standing shower.

Garage Entry |

Another feature of this floorplan is the entry from the garage. This space is an excellent area for coats, shoes, or anything you might need to store since it is equipped with hooks and a bench.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit our in-house Design Center. Click here for contact info!

October Floor Plan of The Month | The Beechwood

For the month of October, we are spotlighting our Beechwood Floorplan!

Our Beechwood Floorplan features an open concept ranch, offering 3 beds, 2 baths, and a 3 car garage.

When entering the home through the front door, there is a gorgeous open-concept space featuring the living, dining, and kitchen. This space allows for a cohesive flow to each area, great for entertaining!

This floorplans kitchen is equipped with a gorgeous large island, high-end appliances, and tons of storage, including a pantry.

Located directly off of the kitchen is the dining area. This allows for easy access into the kitchen when entertaining guests or getting dinner ready. Having those large windows brings gorgeous natural lighting into the dining and kitchen spaces.

Next, we have the master bedroom that provides lots of space and natural lighting through multiple windows. Another feature of the master suite is the double sink bathroom, which also provides a standing shower.

Another feature of the home is the entry from the garage, which is an excellent area for bundling up or down. There is a bench, as well as coat hooks for storage.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the entire floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit our in-house Design Center. Click here for contact info!

September Floor Plan of the Month | The Elm

For the month of September we are spotlighting our Elm Floor Plan!

This floor plan features an open concept 1.5 story home. Offering 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and 3 car garage.

When entering the home through the foyer, you will be looking out to the open living, dining, and kitchen. A great thing about this open concept floor plan is that it allows a cohesive flow from one space to the next.

Another great feature of this floor plan is the beautiful fireplace in the living room. This allows for a statement piece in this space and provides some coziness for your home.

Here you will see the gorgeous kitchen, complete with a large island, high-end appliances, and tons of storage.

Located directly off the kitchen, we have the dining area. This allows for easy access into the kitchen when entertaining guests or getting dinner ready. Having those large windows brings gorgeous natural lighting into the dining and kitchen spaces.

Next, we have the master bedroom that provides lots of space and natural lighting through multiple windows. You can also see a small area in this master suite that can be used as a reading nook. Not only is there a gorgeous double sink master bath, but you will also enjoy a large walk-in closet.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the full floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit our in-house Design Center. Click here for contact info!

August Floor Plan of the Month | The Basswood

For the month of August, we are spotlighting our Basswood Floorplan!

This floorplan features an open-concept ranch. Featuring 4 beds, 3 baths, and 3 garages.

You will see gorgeous cathedral ceilings in the great room that heightens the rear-facing living area when entering the foyer. An open concept floor plan allows a cohesive flow from the living room, dining, and kitchen.

Moving onto the home kitchen, it offers a large island and walk-in pantry for ultimate storage.

The dining area is placed directly next to the kitchen for easy access when entertaining or family dinner. The sliding doors allow for beautiful natural lighting into the space.

This floorplan also features a split bedroom layout with a private suite for the master bedroom. This master suite includes large windows and double sink vanity.

The home also features a home office or bonus room for whatever you choose to use for the room.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information, or want to see the full floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit us at our in-house Design Center. Visit our contact section for contact info.

Click here for our July Floor Plan, The Clover!

The Daylily | A Popular MDH Floorplan

One of our most popular floorplans at the moment is our Daylily home. This 4 bedroom floor plan gives you the space you want and is still offered at a great price point. Our clients love this home, so we wanted to provide the Daylily with its own moment.

So dive into the details of the Daylily home with us.

With a popular open concept floor plan, the Daylily allows the home’s main rooms to be featured when you walk in the door. An open concept allows for a cohesive flow from room to room within the main level. The kitchen offers a large island and pantry for adequate storage and painted cabinets and granite on the countertops.

The main level also features a first-floor master suite. The bedroom features gorgeous windows overlooking the backyard. In addition, the master bath includes a double sink and a walk-in closet.

Moving onto the home’s second level, it features the rest of the bedrooms and a full bath. These 3 bedrooms are a great size with large closets.

The Daylily home also provides a lower level that is ready for finishing. So whether you want to buy or build a Daylily home, the choice to finish the lower level is up to you! With that in mind, if you would like to build a Daylily, there are some add ons you could incorporate into your own Daylily home. For example, if you are fond of fireplaces, here is one of our Daylily homes with a fireplace.

We hope you enjoyed diving into the details of our Daylily home and seeing all the great features it has to offer! If you want more information about building the Daylily or would like to see our other floor plans, don’t hesitate to contact us; click here. Our team at Midwest Design Homes would love to get in touch with you for a free consultation! If you would like to see our other blog posts, click here.

July Floor Plan of the Month | The Clover

For the month of July we are spotlighting our Clover Floor Plan!

This floor plan features an open concept ranch home. Featuring 3 beds, 2 baths and 3 car garage.

When entering the home through the foyer, you will be looking out to the open living, dining, and kitchen. Haveing an open concept floor plan allows each room to flow from one to the next.

Here you will see a gorgeous kitchen featuring a large island and multiple cabinets for storage. As well as a large pantry.

The dining room allows for easy access flowing into the kitchen. With large windows, this brings natural lighting into the dining and kitchen.

The master bedroom provides ultimate space, as well as natural lighting through daylight windows. Not only is there a gorgeous double sink master bath but, you will also enjoy a large walk-in closet.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information & want to see the full floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit us at our in-house Design Center. Visit our contact section for contact info.

Click here for our June Floor Plan, The Westbury!

June Floor Plan of the Month | The Westbury

For the month of June, we are spotlighting our Westbury Floor plan!

This floor plan features a two story home. Featuring 4 beds, 3 baths and 3 garages.

The first floor of the home features the main spaces of the home. You will find a staircase leading to the upper level and a home office from the front door entrance.

From there, you will enter into the great room, which then flows into the dinette and kitchen featuring large windows to let in the natural light. The kitchen also includes a large island and pantry.

Onto the second floor of the home, this floor features the 3 bedrooms, including the master. The master features a large space with a master bathroom.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information & want to see the full floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you visit us at our in-house Design Center. Visit our contact section for contact info.

Click here for our May floor plan of the month, The Day Lily!

Interior Design Trends | Summer 2021

1. Natural Wood Tones

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If one trend were crowned as the queen of 2021 interior design trends, this one would be it. Natural wood tones have been the trend for summer and all of 2021. Rattan, cane, wicker can make any space feel summery and give off that bohemian feel. These specific wood hues add a natural lighting element, while more rich woods can attract a heavy or dark feeling, which is not the goal for summer. Summer is about feeling bright, airy, and all-natural!

2. Rattan Decor

Like I mentioned above, lighter wood tones are all the rage this summer, and so is any rattan decor, whether that is chairs, tables, ottomans, plant stands, anything! This specific furniture is usually associated with outdoor furniture, but it has expanded into interior furniture since its outbreak in 2021. 

3. Soothing Colors

We need something soothing after going through that horrible, dark, and dreary winter. So why not bring that out in your color choice. This 2021 season, we see colors such as taupe, sage green, and dusty blues. We don’t need to remodel the entire home to fit these soothing colors. It could be as simple as swapping some accessories, like your bed sheets, throw pillows, or blankets. These colors can also be incorporated anywhere in your home — kitchen, bedroom, and office to create a soothing workspace! 

4. Less is More – Minimalism

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This trend started its outbreak a couple of years ago and is still going strong into summer 2021! Even though it has been around for a while, the specifics of the trend have changed. At first, minimalism design featured strict clean lines and rhythmic structures. Now moving into 2021, this style has shifted to involving more natural sunlight, pops of color, and natural greenery. This interior style will allow you to enjoy that summer sun! 

5. Natural Elements

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This interior design trend is timeless! The latest obsessions are being obsessed with plants. I’m talking about people buying hundreds of plants for their homes. But what a perfect trend to incorporate some life and nature for the inside of your home. Whether they are the real thing depends on your preference and budget. Either will work just fine to create that gorgeous boho summer vibe that is so fun for the summer of 2021. 

We hope you enjoyed these 2021 Summer interior design trends! We would love to see how you incorporated them into your home if you try any of these. Tag us on Facebook with #MDHsummertrends. If you want to see some outdoor summer trends for your outdoor needs, click here for our blog post on Summer 2020!

If you want more inspiration for your home, check our parent company website.

May Floor Plan of The Month | The Day Lily

For the month of May, we are spotlighting our Day Lily Floor Plan!

This economic floor plan features an open concept two-story home. Featuring 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 garages, and 1,875 square feet.

The first floor of this home features a master bedroom, as well as a first floor laundry & half bath.
In addition, the first floor also features a spacious kitchen with an island and pantry looking out to an open dining & living room.
Moving on to the second floor of the home, this floor features the rest of the 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information & want to see the full floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you come to visit us at our in-house Design Center. Visit our contact section for contact info.

Spring Cleaning | 5 Tips to declutter your home

Check out our tips on how to declutter your home for the Spring/Summer season! With that, we hope these tips make that daunting task a little more simple.

1. Rearrange Furniture

A simple and effective way to have your home feel decluttered is rearranging furniture or taking some furniture away. Not only is decluttering your home about getting rid of stuff you don’t need anymore, but it also allows you to rethink the interior design and layout. Being able to take out bulky items to allow the space to breathe and look fresh is a great way to declutter. Some items can be more useful in other rooms and serve a whole new purpose when put in a different room. 

2. 3-6 months rule

This rule is a good logical way to get rid of things you really haven’t used lately without feeling like you might use them in the future. So, if you haven’t used or even thought about a certain item within the last 3-6 months, or it has been stored away, then it is time to say goodbye. 

3. Obtain a process

Spring cleaning or decluttering in general can seem overwhelming, especially when you are working in many different rooms. Something that can help is to go room by room and have certain piles or categories to allocate to. For example, having a sell, donate or throw away pile, allows you to stay organized and be able to keep unwanted things where they belong. 

4. Organization is key

It is so much easier to stay organized when your space is already organized. While also decluttering a room, it might be a good idea to start thinking up some ways to keep it clean/organized. For example, storage baskets or bins are a great way to keep any space organized. Using storage baskets for a closet or even your pantry allows you to always know what is in there and will ultimately make the next spring-cleaning mission much easier. 

5. Get started!

One of the hardest things about decluttering or spring cleaning is trying to start the daunting task. Which room should I start in? how long is it going to take? how can I organize my overfilling closet? Take a deep breath and realize, no one said you had to do it all in one weekend. Break it up into chunks and it’ll make the task so much easier to accomplish. 

If you enjoyed these tips and are looking for more information about home-related topics, click here for all of our blog posts! We would also be more than happy to speak with you about your dream home, contact us today if you are wanting to make those dreams come true!

Happy Earth Day |

Earth day is a special day when businesses and individuals come together to appreciate the ground we live, work and play on.  Here at Midwest Design Homes, we do the most we can to build our homes by always being environmentally conscious. To do just that Midwest Design Homes is part of the Focus on Energy Certification Program!

Here are some of the ways we implement sustainable practices into our homes:

  • Reduce energy waste | For example, the 827 million kilowatt-hours and 26 million therms saved by Focus on Energy in 2018 could power more than 86,000 homes for one year. That’s a lot of homes!
  • Using less natural resources | When eliminating energy waste prevents the need to purchase coal and natural gas.
  • Energy efficiency | Monthly electrical, space heating, and cooling savings. We provide multiple inspections to ensure airtightness & leakage prevention.

We hope making these changes to the way we build our homes helps sustain our earth. Midwest Design Homes will always be looking to be sustainably conscious, HAPPY EARTH DAY!

April Floor Plan of The Month | The Hawthorne

For the month of April, we are spotlighting our Hawthorne Floor Plan!

This floor plan features a gorgeous open concept ranch. When you walk into the front door, past the office, you will be taken back by the elegance of this home.

The cathedral ceiling in the living room paired with a triple-wide patio door off the dining room, really makes this home bright & inviting.

A chef’s kitchen with an oversized island and a large walk-in pantry complete the heart of the home.

The master suite is separated from the main living space by a spacious mudroom, laundry, bench, and closet. This split bedroom provides you with your own master retreat!

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information & want to see the full floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you come to visit us at our in-house Design Center. Visit our contact section for contact info.

Tips to get your Home Ready for Spring | Inside & Out

The Spring season is the perfect time to change up your home or get it all cleaned for the new season. Here are some great tips for inside and outside your home!

Let in the Air & Natural Light 

Winter and fall are the cozy, get bundled up next to the fire with a nice cup of coffee season but the Spring season is fresh and light. When Spring hits we want to open those windows, breathe some fresh air and bring in that natural light. To achieve that beautiful natural light & fresh air, the windows need to be cleaned and having screens installed will allow for opened windows on those first warm Spring days! 

Add White & Cream 

Not only are white and cream bright and refreshing, but they also go with everything. So, if you’re not wanting to totally change your interior style, just adding some white pillows or a cream throw blanket to make the room feel light & airy will work just fine.

Here are some other ideas | 

  • Sheer white curtains for your windows. 
  • Cream colored pitchers on your dining table that can be filled with flowers to add a pop of color. 
  • A light colored or white rug. 

Rearrange Your Furniture 

Another great way to save money but also makes your home feel like new is switching around the furniture. This is a great way to get your home ready for Spring by not only creating a new space for yourself but doesn’t break the bank. Some ideas could be orienting your view to look out a window, even removing some furniture might make it feel less cluttered. 

Floral Touches 

Adding floral elements to your home allows you to have pops of color here and there around the house without it being too overwhelming.

Here are some ideas | 

  • A floral throw blanket either draped over your bed or on your living room couch. 
  • Floral botanicals framed that you could hang anywhere in your home. 
  • Faux flowers or wreaths. 

Get Something Growing 

Spring is categorized as a new season, a season of rebirth and growth. And what better way to symbolize that then put some beautiful growing plants in your home. This is a great way to fill that garden void when it is still a little too cold to plant outside. 

Here are some ideas | 

  • Getting a house plant (make sure it is by a window)
  • A succulent plant (one of the easiest plants to upkeep, needs a lot of sun) 
  • Buy some herb plants to keep in the kitchen by the sunny windowsill. 

Clean Your Gutters 

Something that isn’t so fun to do to get ready for the new season… cleaning out the gutters. Grab some gloves and a ladder and remove all the debris, leaves and gunk that you’re able to get out. 

Replace Filters 

Did you know that filters such as your water, range hood and air vent filters should be changed every 3-6 months? So, what perfect time to replace them during your Spring cleaning. 

Clean Dryer Vent 

A clogged dryer vent can be a fire hazard. To clean it, disconnect the vent from the back of the machine and use a dryer vent brush to remove lint. Outside your house, remove the dryer vent cover and use the brush to remove lint from the other end of the vent line. Make sure the vent cover flap moves freely! 

Test AC

Once it hits 60 degrees you can test your AC unit to make sure it works. If there is something faulty it’s better to find it early in the season before it gets too hot & everyone is calling for a repair service. 

If you found this blog post helpful & are interested in getting in contact with us, mention this blog post to get a free consultation! Contact us here.

March Floor Plan of The Month | The Dalton

For the month of March we are spotlighting our Dalton Floor Plan!

This Floor Plan features a beautiful open concept ranch. The main floor features a master off the garage entry with a full bathroom and large walk in closet.

The kitchen features a massive pantry, as well as a nice sized island. Vaulted ceilings consist throughout the kitchen, as well as the dining and living room.

A private inviting foyer that leads into the living room, and also provides access to an open stairway leading to the lower level.

If you are interested in this floor plan, want more information & want to see the full floor plan, give us a call and schedule a free consultation! We would love to see you come visit us at our in house Design Center. Visit our contact section for contact info.

Midwest Design Homes | Past Showcase/Parade Homes

Chestnut w/ Lower Level | Ruys Ct Parade

This home is located in the Combined Locks area. It features an open concept two-story with cool toned wood elements, enhancing the traditional style of the home.

Hawthorne | Applewood Parade

This home is located in the De Pere area. This floor plan displays a beautiful open concept ranch with bright white cabinets & subway tile backsplash to add a little modern farmhouse feel.

Chestnut | Andromeda Showcase

This home is located in the De Pere area and was featured in the Andromeda Showcase. With the exterior featuring darker toned brown hues, it becomes cohesive once entering the kitchen where you see the same hues of brown within the kitchen cabinets & hardwood flooring.

Beechwood w/ Lower Level | BCHBA Showcase

This home is located in the Greenville area, displaying an open concept ranch. While having a neutral color palette and modern light fixtures, this home is a mixture of traditional & modern style.

If you are wanting to see one of our homes in person, the 2021 Brown County Spring Showcase of Homes is right around the corner! In this showcase we are featuring a 4 bedroom, open concept 2,786 Sq ft ranch. It will be showing March 6-7 & 11-14 2021. If you would like more information about the event, please visit the Brown County Home Builders Association website!

Visit Our Virtual Home Tours

What a strange time we are all living in right now but that doesn’t mean we have to stop aspiring for our New Home goals. Midwest Design Homes wants you to know that we are doing everything we can to offer comfortable viewing of our homes & floor plans, to ensure that you know exactly what you are looking for when building a home.

Our website offers multiple virtual tours of our floor plans, this allows you to feel just as you would if we were showing you our homes in person. With easy navigation and a real-life setting, there is no better option to view a home than our virtual tours. 

Benefits of Virtual Tours

Convenience: You are able to view these whenever the time is convenient for you. Whether it’s on a weeknight after work or a Sunday afternoon, our virtual tours are available to you 24/7. 

Taking it slow: There is absolutely no rush or pressure to speed through a virtual home tour. You can take as much time as you need to view this floor plan. Taking down notes, things you like, things you don’t like, you are in charge of the time that you need to make sure this plan fits your needs. 

It’s like the real thing: It is kinda scary how realistic our 3D virtual home tours are. It really feels like you are right there walking through that home. It allows you to bring the property and home to scale when using these virtual tours. Not only does that allow the most possible interaction with the home without being there, but it gives you a sense of space and placement of your furniture in the home. 

If you think you would want to visit the virtual tour part of our website, here is a link! It is always available and updated. If after viewing our virtual home tours you want more information, have questions or would like a private showing of one of our homes we would be more than happy to help you.  Any of our New Home Consultants would love to tell you about other options we offer when viewing our homes & floor plans. We hope to hear from you soon! 

2020 End of Year Special

This year we are partnering with Barrier Security Systems! If you sign before the end of the year and start by end of January, you will receive our Custom Security Package! This is an amazing package to have in your home to not only feel safe but it also adds a great resale value! If interested please contact our sales team @920-419-8325!

How to design a home with your builder that will grow with your family.

Designing a home is a huge commitment and so is having a family, so being able to build a home that will not only grow with you as a couple but will also grow with you as a family. It might seem hard to grasp the concept of creating an entire home for only a family of two let alone a family of four. Don’t worry there are many small and big elements that you can implement into your home that can benefit you now as well as in the future. Midwest Design Homes has many floor plans that you can choose from or customize to your needs, so there is no need to feel overwhelmed, we are here to help you every step of the way. 

Number of Rooms for the future

The first thing to think about is how many rooms you want or think you will need. Obviously, a master, a guest bedroom and an office space.  A guest room can easily be turned into a nursery and an office space can also double as a playroom or a quiet space for you and your kids to go to. A great tip is to think of elements in your home that can double as something. An office room for you but also a quiet room or playroom for your future children. Our New Home Design Consultants are more than happy to help figure out exactly what you want & need for your growing family! 

Space for your family

Something else to think about when building your home is building in extra space. With kids comes lots of toys, (adorable outfits to put your even more adorable babies in), shoes, strollers, highchairs and just a lot of extra stuff. So, implementing storage areas now, will help you immensely in the future when your family is growing, and you already have the space you need to keep everyone’s things organized!  

Location of your home

Lastly, something else to consider is picking where your home is located. Picking a home where it is close to a school and also a great school district is something to keep in mind! Our Design Consultants are also very familiar with the areas we build our homes in and can answer any questions you have about the school districts. Another aspect to think of when picking the location of your home is the yard. You want a big enough yard for your kids to be able to run around, have a playset or even have a bonfire pit which is cool for you and them! We have many lots that include a large size yard where your future family can spend so many hours spending time outside together. 

Now that you have some helpful tips to think about when building your home, we would love to help you and your future family grow into a home that is specifically designed for you.  Check out our website to see the process of building a home with us, https://midwestdesignhomes.com

Easy Tips to Transition your decor from Summer to Fall

The leaves are starting to change, the temperature is dropping, so it is time to change from bright sunny colors to embracing the warm, coziness of fall. Don’t worry there is no need to go all out at hobby lobby to get a whole new bucket of decorations. A simple change in color palette from brights to neutrals and adding some simple changes will help you achieve the cozy fall feeling.

Layer Textured Decor

One way to achieve this fall feeling is by layering textures. This will provide a sense of warmth in your home and achieve that cozy feeling we are all trying to acheive in our home. There is no need to go overboard, something as simple as adding a throw blanket onto your couch or leather chair will do the trick. What’s great about decor is that you can add and subtract; moving things around from one place to another gives you the freedom to design what YOU want.

Switch out Fabrics

So instead of buying brand new furniture or getting that one chair that would be great for fall. Incorporate the fabric of your accent decor, such as your pillows, throws or even rugs. Instead of cotton, switch to velvets and knits. These fabrics allow for that welcoming feeling we associate with fall. In addition, this is also an easy way to adjust your color palette from summer to fall. Switching the fabric of your pillows also gives you the chance to incorporate those fall colors!

Add Soft Light

The perfect setting for a cozy fall night always includes candles! Any kind of candle that allows that flickering of soft light will definitely create more coziness! Adding plain white candles is simple and will last you through to late fall combined with your neutral color palette. They also go great with other small decorations to make a center piece for your coffee table or dining table.

Add Soft Whites

Another plus of having a neutral color palette is that it is easy for you to transition from one season to the next. Adding elements of soft whites will allow you to transition from season to season while still having an on trend look in your home. Adding soft whites could go anywhere, dining room chairs, throws over the couch or a table runner! Anywhere you can add this neutral color will allow for other decor to pop against this soft white.

Now that you have all of these tips to transition your home from summer to fall, you will definitely have the coziest and welcoming home on the block! If you are interested to see the home featured within the photos, click on the link below to be brought to our website where this home is for sale! https://midwestdesignhomes.com/homes/1127-applewood-dr-de-pere/

7 Reasons to Buy New

Space

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New homes typically offer higher ceilings, 2x the bathroom space and up to 3x the closet and storage space! If your family is growing. Buy something you can grow in to, rather than out of!

Efficiency

Newly built homes are up to 30% more efficient than homes built only 10 years ago. The savings that efficiency yields is worth it.

Cost

So far in 2020, used homeowners have spent over 1 billion dollars more in home maintenance and repairs than owners of newly built homes.  

Amenities

New homes are built with your lifestyle needs in mind. Let the huge backyard, porch, or outdoor fireplace be apart of your own home! 

Warranty

You’re much more likely to get a home warranty through a home builder as opposed to an existing home seller. In particular our company Midwest Design Homes provides a custom care and warranty. We pride ourselves on the quality of work we do and the continued service we perform, making the customer Number One!

Financing

Many new home builders offer special financing opportunities when working with their preferred lenders. 

Customization

At Midwest Design Homes, we understand that everyone has a different lifestyle and taste; which is why we enable you to customize your home to your needs and wants!  

Now you know the benefits to buying a new home vs. a used one. If you’re interested in doing speaking with us about buying new, mention this blog post for a free consultation! We would love to help you build and customize your dream home.

Gallery of Homes Event

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Join us from May 16th to May 29th for our Gallery of Homes Event! 

For our event this year, we are doing things a bit different with these three great options that will still allow you to see these beautiful homes. 

       ~ Live FaceTime Videos 

       ~ Virtual tours/Vidoes 

       ~ Self-Guided on–site tours of our available homes 

If you have any questions, please email info@midwestdesignhomes.com. Also, if you would like a digital gallery book with all the home info and floor plans please email the address above. Once you have looked at our gallery book and have chosen how you would like to see the homes from our three options, we will help you accordingly! 

Stay safe and stay healthy! 

Focus on Energy with MDH

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Reduce energy waste in your home and save money, with Midwest Design Homes!

Looking to save energy and money and don’t know where to start? 

Let us help you in the right direction. 

Midwest Design Homes is the best place to begin if you’re looking for top home comfort and maximum savings. When working with us you’ll receive a full energy assessment, to ensure your home is as efficient as it can be. 

Thinking of building a New Home?

Consider working with MDH a certified Focus on Energy Builder to do just that. Focus on Energy new homes are built to be anywhere from 15% – 100% more efficient than homes that just barley built to code. Not only can you have monthly savings on your utility bills and have a more comfortable home, you can also enjoy the peace of mind knowing that Focus Energy homes often result in a higher resale value. 

Click here to learn more about building with MDH, a certified Focus on Energy Builder. 

For more information click here for Focus on Energy’s new home site!