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May 31, 2012

5 Buildings in Disguise

Have you ever wished you could disappear? Or maybe just your home so those annoying neighbors would stop bugging you. Well thanks to these ingenious designs, now you can. Here are 5 buildings that virtually disappear into their surroundings. Casa do Penedo, Fafe Mountains, Portugal Built in 1974, Casa do... Read More »

May 21, 2012

Cool Your Home Without Melting Your Wallet!

5 Easy ways to save money and keep your home cool this summer! Everyone wants to keep their home cool during the summer months, but always dread the expensive electric bills that fallow. Here are five ways to help keep your home and your family cool this summer while saving... Read More »

May 4, 2012

Build Homes that “Pinterest” You

Are you trying to find new and exciting ideas for your beautiful new home and don’t know where to look? Pinterest is a new and increasingly popular website that allows you too look at exciting and fun ways to better your life. This post will explain how to get get a... Read More »

March 27, 2012

Home Security for You and Your Loved Ones

Whether you have just purchased a new home or have been living in the same home for years, home security should always be a priority. Cypress Homes knows the importance of keeping your family and possessions safe.  Protecting you and your family from carbon monoxide, burglary, fire, and floods can... Read More »

March 26, 2012

Outdoor Living Trends in Wisconsin

Outdoor living areas are becoming increasingly popular, even in Wisconsin.  Regardless of our fluctuating climate, many Wisconsinites are making their home welcoming and comfortable both inside and out.  Here are some outdoor living trends that are possible and popular in Wisconsin! Electronics According to the 2011 American Society of Landscape... Read More »

March 13, 2012

Plan Your Retirement House

Hey baby boomers! Retirement isn’t too far down the road.  Even if you aren’t planning on retiring anytime soon, it is never too early to start thinking about the home you’ll retire in.  Where do you want to live when you retire?  As a custom home builder, we have some... Read More »

March 7, 2012

Easy Tips to Make Your Home Safer for Children

If you have children or are planning on having them, home safety measures are something you need to think about. Household injuries are one of the top reasons kids under 3 years old visit the ER.  Try viewing your home from a baby’s perspective and think about what home features... Read More »

March 6, 2012

Save on Energy Bills with a 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Extremely cold Wisconsin winters and hot humid summers can cause your electric bills to sore through the roof. The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on these energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. At Cypress Homes Inc. our Focus on Energy certified homes... Read More »

February 11, 2012

New Building Trends

At Cypress Homes, we pride ourselves on staying up to date with the latest and greatest building trends.  In fact, we just learned tons of new ideas at the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, Florida.  We can’t wait to bring this learning experience back to Wisconsin and improve our services... Read More »

January 31, 2012

Add Flare to Your Kitchen with a Backsplash

Backsplashes have always done a great job of protecting the wall behind your counters but they are now becoming a popular trend to add a little flare to your kitchen.  At Cypress Homes, we are building custom backsplashes into many new homes to give each kitchen a creative and unique... Read More »

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