Waukesha County Home

October, 2021

Homes Plus

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By Eileen Mozinski Schmidt Special to Waukesha County Home When it comes to home projects, one area expert says the wait for new supplies could go on for a while. As supply chain-related delays and slowdowns impact a variety of industries, some types of products for home updates are not immune. Lissa Rolenc, owner and creative director at 4 Design, LLC, said those planning to launch home renovation projects should expect delays for certain items. "Right now, the shortage in raw materials is for paint," Rolenc said. "If anyone is starting a new project, you are not going to be able to paint until February or March." 4 Design LLC is based in the greater Milwau- kee area and has completed projects throughout the United States. It bills itself on its website as a "full service, commercial interior design firm specializing in senior living and multi-family housing." Slowed product distribution and rising prices for petrochemical companies are the result of a C O N T E N T S Healthy habits for a healthier refrigerator When your home needs professional help Getting your home ready for winter starts now A publication of the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise • October 2021 Playing the waiting game See SUPPLY LAG/Page 8 Home staples like paint and furniture hit by supply-chain lag Fall Home & Garden Special Edition Your Guide to Homes, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden & MORE! Eileen Schmidt/Special for Waukesha County Home Paint shortages are being felt in particular by big contractors needing same-colored paint for apartment complexes and major projects, according to an Associated Press report.

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