Waukesha County Home

October, 2022

Homes Plus

Issue link: https://www.ifoldsflip.com/i/1481570

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 7

By Eileen Mozinski Schmidt Special to Waukesha County Home A lot is changing within the home building industry. With higher interest rates possi- bly altering the calculation for some buyers and following pan- demic shifts in how work is con- ducted for others, how are home trends evolving? Toby Van Sistine, the director of government affairs for the Metro- politan Builders Association, said homeowners looking to moderate their budgets can find inspiration within luxury trends. "There are different pieces you can pull out and make your own," he said, recommending that home- owners talk to builders for ideas related to their specific project and budget. Van Sistine noted that events like the recent Parade of Homes often feature higher-end components because builders like to show off everything they can offer in those settings. The MBA's Parade of Homes ran from mid-August through Labor Day and featured 15 homes on two sites in the Town of Lisbon and the Village of Merton, according to the Metropolitan Builder's Association website. But "everything you see is scala- ble," Van Sistine said. C O N T E N T S Signs it's time to replace a patio door DIY projects for drafty doors Gardening for wildlife — we moved into their neighborhood, they didn't move into ours A publication of the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise • October 2022 A tailored approach Area expert says home building and projects matching the latest trends possible within varying budgets for those willing to plan Submitted by the Metropolitan Builders Association A home featured in the 2022 Parade of Homes by the Metropolitan Builders Association. Light fixtures are one of the home areas trending for updates, according to Toby Van Sistine, director of government affairs for the MBA. He added that natural wood was featured by builders in some of the new homes. Fall Home & Garden Special Edition Your Guide to Homes, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden & MORE! See TAILORED/PAGE 2

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Waukesha County Home - October, 2022