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Traditional Design Is Back!

After two decades of Midcentury modern dominating the design universe, traditional is reemerging as a fresh and time-honored aesthetic.  While design styles always go through cycles, the advantage of traditional is that it’s a classic.  It is often the jumping off point for many other styles, so it blends easily when you are working towards a personally curated look.

Throughout history people are drawn to the familiar for security during uncertain times.  That may be partly responsible for the current resurgence, but there is also a new generation being exposed for the first time to these very livable interiors. Many homeowners were not in the audience to appreciate the classic rooms of Mario Buatta or Sister Parish.  Either way, this design movement is a refreshing way to incorporate planet-friendly elements with vintage and repurposed furnishings.  This is the look that will be known as the New-Traditional or Neo-Traditional for the next decade and beyond.  Sourcing favorites like 1st Dibs can provide unique character for these rooms.

But, just as today’s high waisted jeans are drastically different from 80’s Mom jeans, traditional design has evolved.  We are keeping the comfort and pleasing shapes while lifting the mood with lighter treatments of color, pattern and material.

Elements of the New Traditional or Neo-Traditional Style

Traditional style is timeless and pulls inspiration from the 18th and 19th century.

Architectural details like crown molding, ceiling beams and wood paneling add a determined but comforting mood when applied with a light touch.

Often traditional style will reference European decor in its detailings.   Featured here is one of our favorite homes showing traditional design with a French attitude. Formality can be taken up a notch or calmed down by the choice of furnishings. 

Rooms will often have a beautiful focal point like a stunning fireplace seen above, or even a mantel range hood as show in the kitchen below.

Neo-traditional is certainly not fussy.  In order to keep elements in check there will be a dash of modern with the European viewpoint.  Finely finished pieces can easily co-exist with natural and relaxed materials like linen, bamboo and rush. 

Beyond all visual combinations, the essence is comfort and easy living.

While the details may be finely crafted, the home will always respond to lifestyle demands.

 

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Photography by Shanna Wolf/S.Photography

Lowell Wins Best of Walworth County 2020!

Lowell Wins the Best of Walworth County!

It an honor to be selected again this year as Walworth County’s

Best New Home Builder!

 

We are so grateful to our entire team at Lowell, all of our wonderful homeowners and our friends who participated in the voting!

This makes 4 years in a row that we are honored with the title of Best New Home Builder in Walworth County, with a bonus of runner up for Best Home Remodeler!

We would like to share some of the most recognized homes from our inspiration galleries on the Lowell Custom Homes Website and Houzz

We tallied up the most popular pictures in 2020 and present them here to inspire your next project.

Our most popular picture in 2020 (drumroll please)

this lovely lakefront home in the Queen Ann Shingle style.  You will not want to miss the tour of this entire home here.

Closely followed by two outdoor spaces with stunning appeal.

A beautiful lakeside conservatory, see the entire home here.

And surrounded by nature, this immensely popular screened in room

 

Keeping with the unofficial theme for 2020, comfort-at-home, it is no wonder that these cozy rooms placed at the top of our most popular list.

A beautifully detailed and sunny reading room in the most traditional style, see the full home here.

 

An open concept floorplan that leads to a cozy room with more privacy for reading, study or working at home. View the full home here.

 

And this exquisitely detailed den that is the perfect backdrop for zoom calls, see more here.

 

And finally, because after all we are a community that loves to welcome guests, this whimsical lakefront bunk room just waiting for the right time to entertain.

Thank you to everyone who honored us with your vote for this years Best of Walworth County Award!

You can find the greatest inspiration for your home on our website gallery or our portfolio on Houzz

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 We always love hearing from you and are happy to discuss your personal home projects! Building a new home or remodeling can be an exciting adventure and our team of experts is available to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way!

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Lowell Wins Houzz 2020!

We are beyond excited to announce that Lowell Custom Homes was awarded the Best Of Houzz 2020.

Just 3% of the 2.5 million home design and building professionals on Houzz receive a Best of Houzz Award each year. This is five years in a row that Lowell has received such special recognition!  We thank all of the participants for choosing our projects!

Here are our most loved and inspirational pictures of the year!

A nostalgic Potting Shed using reclaimed material from Heritage Beam and Board

See the full home here.

An Idyllic Screened in Porch

See the full home here.

This Open and Inviting Living Room

See the full home here.

A Home with Street and Lake Appeal

See the full home here.

A Lakeside Conservatory

See the full home here.

This Nautical Guest Bunk Room

See the full home here.

A Chic & Relaxing Library

See the full home here.

This Kitchen Collaboration with Geneva Cabinet Company

See the full home here.

Finally a Basement Renovation with years of popularity on Houzz.

See the full home here

Follow us on Houzz to view all of our custom home and remodeling projects.  Remember to create Ideabooks where you can save your Lowell favorites!  This is our favorite way to fashion a personal Look Book for inspiration with future design and remodeling projects.

Houzz is the largest residential database in the USA and around the world.  They connect millions of people with ideas and resources for their home projects, large and small.  We love being a part of this network and hope you’ll visit our Houzz portfolio right here.

We invite you to also stay in touch by signing up for our blog where we cover the latest design ideas and inspirational projects!

(of course we never share your personal information)

Building a new home or remodeling can be an exciting adventure and our team of experts is available to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way!

Lowell Custom Homes

262.245.9030

 

Lowell Awarded Best of Houzz 2019

We are honored and delighted to announce that Lowell Custom Homes was again awarded as the “Best Of Design” and “Best of Customer Service” by the Houzz community.  Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design providing homeowners with everything they need for inspiration and information about home improvements large and small.   This makes 4 years in a row that we have received special recognition from Houzz.  Over 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community helped us achieve this special recognition from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals!

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

The Best of Customer Service Badge is based on several factors including the professional’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018.

The Best of Design Badge is awarded when the photos of projects done by professionals have become among the most popular on Houzz.

Lake Geneva Remodel wins Best Of Houzz Design

One of our most admired rooms was the result of a stunning remodel in the Lake Geneva, Wi area.  To see this entire project just click here.

We invite you to browse through all of our Houzz portfolios to see our projects.   We would be delighted to have even more of our photos saved to your personal Ideabooks on the site!

Thank you Houzz from all of us at Lowell Custom Homes!

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Lowell Custom Home Lake Geneva Wi Living Room remodeling

Lowell Wins Best of Houzz Awards 2018!

Best of Houzz 2018 Best of Design Award
All of us at Lowell want to thank all of you and the fine people at Houzz for awarding Lowell Custom Homes the Best of Houzz 2018 awards for Best of Service and Best of Design! We were selected by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.Houzz Best of Service 2018

Best of Service

Lowell Custom Homes has been awarded the Best of Service every year since joining Houzz in 2016. We owe that honor to all of our customers who took the time to submit a review about their experience working with our dedicated team.

Best of Design

This is our very first year to win the sought-after Best of Design award! Although Lowell homes have been featured in other award winning portfolios, this year viewers selected their favorites from the many projects we posted on our Lowell Custom Homes profile resulting in this 2018 award!
“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year’s recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”
We invite you to continue to  join us on Houzz where you can view our portfolio of lovely homes.  Be sure to save your favorites to your very own Ideabook for future inspiration!

To learn more about building with Lowell Custom Homes

contact us at 262.245.9030

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