Joseph Douglas Homes is pleased to announce their participation in the Washington County Home Builders Association (WCBA) 2019 Tour of Homes.

Owner Deron Butler would like to invite those in the Greater Milwaukee community who are interested in new home designs to come to view The Wakefield – their elegant 2-story custom home.

2019 Tour of Homes
For those who have been thinking about building their dream home or leaving the city and moving to a place with more land, take the time to attend the 2019 Tour of Homes. Hosted by the WCBA, the Tour is open to visitors beginning on Saturday, July 13, also on July 14, 17, 20 and ends on Sunday, July 21.

The Wakefield

Joseph Douglas Homes’  Wakefield model is an ideal family home with a brand new 2-story design. It has a luxurious first-floor master suite with a huge 2-head shower, a dual vanity, and large walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and a bonus room over the garage occupy the second floor. 2019 Tour of Homes 2019 Tour of Homes WCBA 2019 Tour of homes wakefield model

With a covered entry, visitors will step into a lovely foyer and then turn to a grand living room with a stone gas fireplace. A wall of windows floods the space with natural sunlight. The open concept kitchen is roomy with a work island, staggered cabinets, and a walk-in pantry. The garage entry conveniently locates a powder room and mudroom. The fully exposed lower level overlooks a huge yard as well as stunning sunsets. Even better, this home is built next to a nature conservancy.

The Wakefield is located at W186 N8877 Duke Street, Menomonee Falls in the Christman Park subdivision.

Joseph Douglas Homes
Established in 1998, Joseph Douglas Homes has provided award-winning craftsmanship to every home they build or remodel in Southeast Wisconsin. They are proud to bring their clients’ dream homes to life through superior design and competitive pricing. Joseph Douglas Homes can build from their clients’ ideas, use one of their standard plans, or design a one-of-a-kind home. Additionally, Joseph Douglas Homes has an award-winning remodeling division and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

For more information regarding Joseph Douglas Homes, the Washington County Home Builders Association, or the 2019 Tour of Homes, please contact Deron Butler or Mike Bauman of Joseph Douglas Homes.

MBA Spring Tour

Menomonee Falls, WI March 4, 2019

Love looking at new houses? Thinking of building your dream home? Is a move in your future? Come to the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Spring Tour. The public is invited to view condos, single family homes, subdivisions, and single lots throughout the greater Milwaukee area.

While you’re taking the tour, be sure to stop at the Joseph Douglas Homes’ award-winning model home, “The Bristol.” This gorgeous 3,809 sq. ft. French country split ranch is a show-stopper.

Unmatched Curb Appeal

Visitors are greeted by an impressive roof line and lovely porch. As you step inside the front door, the open foyer leads you to a great room perfect for entertaining. You’ll be surprised by the expansive chef’s kitchen with a large island and plenty of counter space and cabinets. Just a few steps away is a convenient work-in pantry with a desk for meal planning, a second food prep area, and outdoor access.

A bonus room is hidden behind French doors and can be designed as a guest room, home office, or formal dining room. Separated from the other areas is the master suite. This private chamber boasts two walk-in closets, sitting nook, and plenty of space for a king-sized bed. A private master bath offers a shower big enough for two, a dual vanity, and separate water closet.

On the other side of the first floor is yet another bedroom suite with private bath. Nearby is a convenient mudroom, a spacious laundry room, and a powder room for guests. The finished lower level is the perfect place for a teenage hangout or entertaining. It includes a bar, billiards room, and theatre. An exercise room and third bedroom suite with adjoining full bath complete this level.

Want to spend some time outdoors? You’re in luck. Outback, The Bristol showcases a beautiful screened porch, deck, and patio. Put your feet up and toast the sunset. What could be better?

“The Bristol has many amazing features, but you’ll be stunned by the beautiful finishes and quality craftsmanship,” said Deron Butler, founder, and principal architect. He added, “We would love the opportunity to show you this custom home or create a home to meet your specifications.”

Join friends and neighbors for the 2019 MBA Spring Tour. It runs every weekend from noon to 4 p.m. from April 27 through May 12, 2019. Remodeling projects will be featured on the first weekend of May.

The MBA Spring Tour features projects in a wide variety of communities, built or developed by MBA member builders. Best of all – admission is free!

With a Better Business Bureau rating of A+, Joseph Douglas Homes has been voted as one of the finest custom home builders in Southeastern Wisconsin. In business since 1998, Joseph Douglas Homes will simplify the often-complicated process of home building by providing complete base pricing, custom floor plans, and one-stop shopping for selections and finishes.
Contact Joseph Douglas Homes for more information.

Kitchen and bath trends of 2019

Are you remodeling in 2019? Alternatively, have you decided to build that custom home you’ve been dreaming of? Get some great ideas by reading about the top 2019 trends for kitchens and baths. You may not be interested in decorating, by why date your home by five years before you even begin? The last thing you want is to spend thousands of dollars only to discover your house is “old looking.”

Check out what’s in Style in 2019

Granite is Out, and Quartz is In
Since the 90s, granite was the top-of-the-line for counters. However, quartz is now the hottest trend. Like granite, quartz is durable and can be expensive; but has more finish options, colors, and styles. It’ll give a fresh look to your new kitchen or bathroom.

Specialty Sinks
You’ll see beautiful, deep specialty kitchen sinks in brass, bright metallics, and hammered finishes. For bathrooms, intricate designs and details make this kitchen aspect look like a piece of art. Check out Kohler designs and others.

2019 Kitchen and Bath Trends - by Kohler

White Cabinets Are Gone

Although white cabinets will always be classic, many people are tired of having a kitchen or bathroom without any color. The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, so give it some life. Consider wood tones in warm chestnut, pale ash, or painted in pale or dark turquoise, blue, green, or even black. Another trend is to use a dark color on base cabinets and lighter shades on the uppers.

Speaking of Cabinets
Another new trend – but one that is gaining more popularity – is to eliminate the upper cabinets. As people head toward the minimalist movement, fewer cabinets make a kitchen look cleaner and more open. If you add a walk-in pantry or antique armoire, you can balance the lack of storage. Some clients add open shelves, but do it in black metal, not wood – another new trend!

No Subway Tile
Like white cabinets, subway tiles are classic. However, why use what everyone else has when there are thousands of shapes, colors, and patterns from which to choose? Especially in a small bathroom, try something fun. A colorful backsplash can give your kitchen some pizzazz. If you’re afraid of too much color, use an unusual shape or a tile with texture.

Stainless Steel Appliances Are Out
Remember your mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen in the 70s with harvest gold and avocado green appliances? Everything old is new again! Top appliances are no longer stainless, they’re in blue, red, gold, or even painted to look like a British phone booth or modern art. Moreover, don’t worry about matching appliances – get different colors if you want.

Gold Faucets and Handles
For years the trend was brushed nickel, now it’s gold. Not shiny brass – this time it’s rose gold, gold patina, or black golds — a gorgeous twist on traditional.

Colorize Your Decor!

If there’s one trend to remember for the coming year, it’s color! Appliances, tile, cabinetry, doors, and more kitchens and bathrooms are now alive with color. Take your time and choose wisely, but don’t forget to have some fun. It’s your home, after all!

Joseph Douglas Homes
Founded in 1998, Deron Butler established Joseph Douglas Homes as its principal architect and founder. They have been voted one of Greater Milwaukee area’s best home builders receiving an A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau). They can bring your vision to life with outstanding custom designs, quality craftsmanship, and excellent prices. Let Joseph Douglas Homes build your dream home! Contact Joseph Douglas Homes.

The Bristol is a clear winner with both judges and attendees

Menomonee Falls, WI October 3, 2018

On September 28th, more than 300 people gathered at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, WI, for the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Achievement Awards ceremony. The event honored builders who participated in the recent 2018 Parade of Homes.

Joseph Douglas Homes model home, The Bristol, was the clear winner in the Hidden Hills subdivision in Sussex. Among others, The Bristol received the award of “Best in Design” and the highly coveted “People’s Choice – Best Overall.”

In all, Joseph Douglas Homes received a total of 8 awards (out of a possible fourteen):

• People’s Choice Best Overall Home: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC – The Bristol
• Best Overall Home – Silver: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC – The Bristol
• Best In Design: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC -The Bristol
• Best Finished Basement: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC -The Bristol
• Best Kitchen: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC -The Bristol
• Best Family Living Area: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC -The Bristol
• Best Master Suite: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC -The Bristol
• Best Outdoor Living Area: Joseph Douglas Homes & Remodeling LLC -The Bristol

The awards were determined by a panel of judges selected from members of the Madison Area Builders Association (MABA). Also, during the Parade, the public was invited to tour the homes and vote on which was their favorite in each subdivision. The selections with the most votes received the People’s Choice Award for Best Overall Home. Developments in Sussex, Brookfield, and Summit were chosen to take part in the 2018 Parade of Homes.

“I was very excited to be honored with so many awards in front of my peers,” said Joseph Douglas Homes founder and principal architect, Deron Butler. “This is a friendly competition between all of the builders and it inspires us to strive for excellence.”

The Bristol

In the Sussex subdivision, Joseph Douglas Homes built a popular split bedroom ranch. With many custom features, the 3,809 sq. Ft. French country residence has an impressive roof-line and a grand porch. The entry opens to a stunning great room, perfect for entertaining. A large kitchen with a generous island has plenty of storage and counter space, with formal dining nearby.

The master suite is separated from the other bedrooms by the center living areas. The luxurious suite boasts plenty of space for a sitting area, king-size bed, and two walk-in closets. A private bath offers a dual vanity, a shower big enough for two, and a separate water closet.

The other end of the first floor has yet another bedroom suite with private bath. A spacious laundry room is nearby, plus a guest powder room and convenient mudroom. The finished lower level is the perfect place for a teenage hangout or party overflow. It includes a bar, theatre area, and billiards room. The lower level is completed by a third bedroom suite with full bath, and an exercise room.

Joseph Douglas Homes

Joseph Douglas Homes is one of Wisconsin’s best custom home builders. With a Better Business Bureau rating of A+, Joseph Douglas Homes has been building unique, quality custom homes in Southeastern Wisconsin since 1998 and is featured every Saturday morning on the network tv show Builders Showcase Television.

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Custom home builders

 

When you picture your dream home, what do you see? Is it a ranch style with an open and floor plan? Maybe it’s a two-story colonial like the one you grew up in. Does it have three bedrooms or four? Are you thinking about a luxurious master bath? Or a mudroom near the back door to hold all of the jackets, boots, and school backpacks? How about adding a deck? 

 

Now think about your needs. How many family members are currently living with you? Will you need extra room in a few years for your parents? What would make this home perfect for you, both now and in the future?

 

If you’re considering building a custom home, just how custom can you get? In this competitive industry, many builders claim to be “custom home builders”. However, they may only offer a few cookie-cutter floor plans and consider just slight changes to their designs. They may lack the experience or the ability to make significant floor plan modifications for their clients. The builder may not be able to offer the same options or quality as a company with more experience. 

 

Standard vs. Custom Features

Custom features mean more than just choosing kitchen cabinet knobs and paint colors. Customizing means being able to incorporate or change structural elements. When building your custom dream home, this is your opportunity to choose everything you want and need. A builder should be able to design something to suit your lifestyle. (After all, it’s your home!) If not – ask why. Determine whether it’s because of the size of the lot, building codes, or the company itself.

 

To begin, find a standard floor plan with a layout closest to what you’re looking for. Be sure to talk openly with your builder about your budget because every change may cost money. For example, it may be standard for the home to have wall to wall carpeting. But, if you want oak flooring, you have to say so up front. A standard feature may be a half bath off the kitchen. If you prefer a full bath, the walls will need to be moved to accommodate a bathtub, plumbing will be added, etc. However, there may be an increase in cost to make these changes.

 

While studying the floor plan, make a list of your changes. You might wonder if a room could be made larger, a walk-in pantry could be added, a wall taken down for a more open concept, etc. Think about special features you’ll need: a nook for your bell collection, a home office with floor to ceiling bookcases, an extra bedroom, and bath for visitors. The list goes on. Custom changes can generally be made as long as the structural integrity of the home is not compromised.

 

Build Your Home Your Way

Don’t settle for something “close” to what you want. Get exactly what you’ve been dreaming of. Make the perfect choice with an experienced custom home builder and a custom home plan.

 

Joseph Douglas Homes is your custom home builder offering the best custom and semi-custom homes in southeastern Wisconsin. With in-house designers and more than 20 years of building experience, Joseph Douglas has the expertise and the knowledge to get your dream home built. We’ll design your new home your way!

WCBA Tour of Homes: Features Wakefield Model

Joseph Douglas Homes Featured at WCBA Tour of Homes

Menomonee Falls, WI    June 18, 2018 – Joseph Douglas Homes will be one of several featured home builders in the 2018 Washington County Builders Association (WCBA) Tour of Homes. The Tour will be held for two weekends in July – the 14th and 15th and the 21st and 22nd from 1 pm to 5 pm, as well as July 18th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Stop in and visit Joseph Douglas Homes’ newest design, The Wakefield. This model home is a modest, but beautiful, 1,955 square feet in total, with 1390sq.ft on the first floor with 565sq. ft. upstairs. Although this home can be designed for and built on a smaller lot, it still has all of the amenities you want and expect from Joseph Douglas Homes.

The covered porch entry opens into a two-story foyer and lovely staircase. The main floor hosts a great room and comfortable dining area and kitchen. Large windows on either side of the fireplace and along the back wall allows natural sunlight to stream in. Behind the kitchen is a cozy master suite featuring a spacious walk-in closet and large bathroom with a two-person shower and double vanity.  A laundry room, mud room, and a half bath complete the first floor.

On the second floor, there are two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets, a full bath, an enormous storage closet, and a bonus room over the garage. 

 

“With all of the great features of The Wakefield, one of the best is that the lower level opens to property which Menomonee Falls has slated for a future park.”, said Deron Butler, founder and principal architect. He added, “We can finish the basement for you, or it’s a perfect project for the do-it-yourselfer.”

Founded in 1998, Joseph Douglas Homes maintains an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has been voted as one of the best home builders in Southeastern Wisconsin. They set the standard for simplifying the sometimes-complicated process of home building by providing custom floor plans, one-stop shopping for selections and finishes, and complete base pricing.

This is the Washington County Builders Association’s forty-eighth year of hosting The Tour of Homes. Potential buyers can tour a number of newly constructed homes throughout Washington County. Learn about the latest decorating trends, discover landscape design ideas, building techniques, and more. Talk to several builders and turn your dream into your new home with quality craftsmanship, beautiful designs, and great pricing.  Admission to the Tour is free.

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