Archive for February, 2014

Dream Fulfilled

Filed in Feature Homes by on February 14, 2014
Dream Fulfilled

Warm and comfortable, John and Carol Gaetz’s river home is pleasurable and gratifying. “This is home” they both enthusiastically agree.

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Idyllic Retreat

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Idyllic Retreat

When artist Mary Jo Wentz wants to recreate her childhood, it’s easy. She simply stays at home. Since 1955, Mary Jo has been coming to Blanche Lake like her grandfather, father and uncles before.

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Timber Frame and Traditional Finishes

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Timber Frame and Traditional Finishes

The ideal home fits the owners’ lifestyle and meets their every need. But how does one get there? Lists are made, ideas are collected…

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Hilltop Lumber’s Kitchen Divas

Filed in Design and Decor by on February 14, 2014
Hilltop Lumber’s Kitchen Divas

The Kitchen Diva’s at Hilltop Lumber have designed kitchens for homes of all sizes, styles and budgets. Their designers all hold Interior Design degrees from Alex Technical and Community College.

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What feature is in every room we design and yet often ignored?

Filed in Design and Decor by on February 14, 2014
What feature is in every room we design and yet often ignored?

If you said the ceiling, you’re right. The most expansive part of a room is the ceiling yet people seldom consider options for making it a focal point or even part of the theme of the house. The options are endless, but what most homeowners hear when they build a home is “how much texture […]

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Q: Are Community Solar programs a good way to purchase solar energy?

Filed in Construction, Home Experts by on February 14, 2014
Q: Are Community Solar programs a good way to purchase solar energy?

A: Dan Husted of Lake Region Electric Company says, “Yes!” Utility-based Community Solar programs allow customers to buy the output of a solar photovoltaic (PV) panel that’s owned and operated by the utility. It’s a simple, affordable way for customers to choose clean solar energy without the hassle of installing, maintaining and insuring their own […]

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Q: What kinds of window treatments fit a lake cottage?

Filed in Design and Decor, Home Experts by on February 14, 2014
Q: What kinds of window treatments fit a lake cottage?

A: First off, you don’t want to impede your view of the lake, say the designers of Ravnik Interior Design and The Interior Shoppe. Blinds and shades are common choices; products like the Silhouette shades allow you to see out while still filtering sunlight and offering privacy, says Ashley Trousil. Textural shades or woven woods […]

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A Gallery of Homes from bhhPartners

Filed in Design and Decor, Video by on February 3, 2014

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Outdoor Spaces Gallery

Filed in Landscaping, Video by on February 3, 2014
Outdoor Spaces Gallery

Looking for some ideas on creating a beautiful outdoor space? Check out some the great ones from the pages of Lake and Home Magazine.

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Ravnik Interior Design

Filed in Design and Decor, Video by on February 3, 2014

Ravnik Interior Design is a full-service residential and commercial Interior Design studio. From simple to elegant, they transform living and working spaces to meet the functional needs and style of their clients. Their Designers are certified professionals, each with 20 years experience including work with some of the top design and decorating firms in the Midwest.

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