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April 27, 2020

5 Practical Smart Home Upgrades

Smart Home Technology has exploded over the past few years. Everything from appliances to door knobs to showers come with smart home options. At Cypress Homes, we've been incorporating some of the most practical smart home features into our new homes. We've researched hundreds of options and settled on these... Read More »


March 20, 2020

Keeping Your Home Clean & Sanitized

During times of heightened health concerns, it's important to keep your home clean and sanitized.  Sometimes it feels like staying healthy is out of your control, however you do have control over the cleanliness of your home. There are many preventative measures that you can take to decrease the likelihood... Read More »


September 27, 2019

Fall Home Prep Tips For Wisconsin

The Autumn season in Wisconsin is generally a good time to start preparing your home for the inevitable colder climate.  This checklist will help you and your home prepare for the harsh Wisconsin winter. Program Your Thermostat Fall is the season when you’ll stop using your Air Conditioner and start... Read More »


July 3, 2019

Building vs Buying an Existing Home

Is it better to build a new home or buy an existing home?  This is a question many people are facing when looking for their next home. The answer depends on your situation and what you prioritize in a new home.  We organized some of the major factors to consider... Read More »


March 15, 2019

Light Bulbs: Little Details, Big Cost Differences

The type of light bulbs you use in your home can have a big impact on your energy costs each month.  Traditional incandescent light bulbs have been fading in place of more efficient products like compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and light emitting diodes (LED), but what’s the difference? Traditional Incandescent... Read More »


February 15, 2019

4 Home Features That Actually Pay for Themselves

When building a new home, there’s an endless list of potential features. It’s important to factor in the long-term costs associated with the features you choose.  This list shows you 4 of the home features that pay for themselves with energy savings over time. Smart Thermostat Whether it’s a Nest,... Read More »


January 25, 2019

Foggy Winter Windows May Have Nothing To Do With The Windows

  Each year when the temperature dips below zero, we inevitably receive warranty calls about faulty windows. Windows that were performing perfectly well are now covered in condensation. These homeowners don’t actually have a window problem, they have a humidity problem. The extreme cold air outside causes the window panes... Read More »


December 7, 2017

Using Pinterest to Build your Home

Pinterest is great for many things, but one thing that it’s really helpful for is creating a wish list for your dream home! If you plan on building a home, you’ll want to come up with a list of wants, needs and desires. Wants are things that you would like... Read More »


November 17, 2017

Focus on Energy

If you’re familiar with Cypress Homes, you’ve probably noticed that in descriptions of our homes, you will see “Focus on Energy home”, but you might find yourself wondering… What exactly is a Focus on Energy home and what does that mean? Or even more specific, what is Focus on Energy?... Read More »


November 10, 2017

Everyday Energy Saving Tips

New homeowners and old homeowners alike might not know all of the tricks to saving energy in the home. Energy saving not only helps you save money, it also helps the environment, too! This blog will provide a list of ways you can be conscious and live energy efficiently.  We... Read More »


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