Style & Structure: "If Walls Could Talk"...chronicles from behind the build
By Danielle and Joe (Style & Structure)
Style & Structure: "If Walls Could Talk"...chronicles from behind the buildMay 12, 2023
EP 119: Flooring w/ Claire
Our designer Claire is back in the studio with us to discuss flooring in your home. She has been through hundreds of builds, and is here to discuss the right flooring options for your needs.
EP 118: Painting w/ Mike from Cityscape Painting
We have Mike in the studio today talking to us about the painting process we use during a new construction home build. It is such an important part of the building process. We are going to discuss the in and outs of why hiring professionals for your next project is the way to go.
EP 117: Windows w/ Greg from Andersen Windows
We have Greg from Andersen Windows in the studio with us today talking all about the right window design for your home. Andersen Windows is a national company, but we are so lucky to have them as our neighbors right here in our hometown of Stillwater, MN. They have their headquarters and beautiful showroom minutes down the street from us on the St. Croix river. Listen to Greg talk about the process of ordering windows for your project, window trends and new products that are coming out.
EP 116: Home Exterior
Joe and Danielle are going through step by step of building a new custom home with Style & Structure. We are taking you through our checklists, and everything we have to do throughout the build. Today is all about the exterior finishes, and what challenges we face being a Midwest builder. We are also talking about materials and our favorite features and trends of the home exterior. Listen along as we take you though the build.
EP 115: Low Voltage w/ William from HMI
We have a guest in the studio today, William Denzer from HMI. We have partnered with William from the very beginning of our company and we are excited to have him teach you a little more about what goes into the electronic side of your home. He is a wealth of knowledge, so listen along to learn more and get pro tips about the low-voltage stage of a new home build.
EP 114: Electrical, Heating & Plumbing
Follow along the journey of building a custom home. Danielle and Joe are discussing the electrical, heating and plumbing phase of the build. It is what makes your quality of living more comfortable and they are going to let you know what you should be thinking of as you build. There are many things people hold off on because of cost, but there might be things that you can prep for down the road when you do decide to add things later.
EP 113: Framing the House
We are at the framing stage of our build! Danielle and Joe are going to go through what you can expect during the framing stage of your build. It's a fast phase, and the structure of the home goes up quickly! Follow along each week as we take you on the journey of building a new construction home.
EP 112: Foundation & Waterproofing
We are in the foundation and waterproofing stage of our build. Danielle and Joe will be discussing different types of foundations, building codes and climate conditions. Being a Minnesota builder, the weather doesn't stop the building process in rain, snow and freezing temperatures. Listen along to our podcast as we go through the journey of building a custom home.
EP 111: Managing the Build w/Eric
Building a home is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming (especially if it is your first time building a home). At Style & Structure, we have a new home specialist be your point of contact every step of the way. Eric is one of our new home specialists at S&S, and he is going to dive into how he holds the customer's hand along the home building journey. Every house has a ton of people working on it, and we don't want people to feel like they are handed off through the whole process. Having one point of contact helps the customer feel taken care of. Listen along as we continue the journey of building a new construction home.
EP 110: Reggie Award Winners!
We had to take a little break from our build to talk about our award-winning Dream Home! Here in Minnesota, we have an awesome event called Parade of Homes that happens twice a year. This Spring, our home was selected to be one of the five Dream Homes. There are about 400 homes every parade season that enters, so it was such an honor to be selected. Everyone in the parade also has the opportunity to win the prestigious Reggie award in their price category, and we just received the amazing news that we won!!! Danielle and Joe are going to discuss our experience being the Dream Home this parade season and a little more about this amazing custom home.
EP 109: Organizing the Build w/Heather
We have Heather as our guest today discussing how we organize the build at Style & Structure. She takes the entire schedule of the build and breaks it down for everyone on the job site and for the homeowners. Listen along as we take you through the entire process of building a new construction home.
EP 108: Dig Day!
Dig Day is finally here and we are going to take you through what to expect on this day. Danielle and Joe will also share some exciting news that Style & Structure has, so listen along.
EP 107: Designing w/ Claire
Designing your home should be fun and as unique as you are. We have our Interior Designer Claire in the studio with us today to discuss one of everyone's favorite parts of the build...selections! Claire is going to dive into everything design. We will talk about past and current projects and how we can help you with designing your home.
EP 106: Parade of Homes *Dream Home*
We are talking a little break from the home building process to talk about the Minnesota Spring Parade of Homes. It is a month-long event where people can tour gorgeous homes throughout the Twin Cities. This year Style & Structure was selected to be a Dream Home, which is such an honor for us. Danielle and Joe are going to talk all about their years of experience with the Parade of Homes and about Style & Structure's featured home in the parade. We have special guest Lindsey in the studio.
EP 105: Behind the Scenes (Prepping for Dig Day)
I'm ready to build, what's the hold up?! Danielle and Joe are the owners of Style & Structure, a custom home and renovation company in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are going to take you though exactly what goes into getting ready for a build before a shovel even hits the ground. There is a lot that goes into getting the lot prepped, permits, bids and trades together. As a homeowner, it can be frustrating not knowing why it is taking so long to start, and it doesn't mean there isn't a lot of work being done behind the scenes. Follow along as they take through through every process of the build in this podcast.
EP 104: Design Mood Boards w/ Lindsey
There isn't a single interior designer who hasn't struggled with communicating their design ideas to clients. Where words can be misinterpreted, mood boards are a visual where clients can truly see their project come to life. Using them in the early stages of a project can help get everyone on the same page. Creating mood boards allows you to collect thoughts, ideas, and color pallets all in one place and define a coherent design concept without the risk of losing sight of the bigger picture. Lindsey is joining us today to share how we use mood boards at Style & Structure in our build process to get the clients excited about their build and help them with the overwhelming idea of designing an entire home. We like to be design forward on every project, but also have a lot of fun along the way.
EP 103: Designing the Floor Plans w/Justin
We have a guest joining Danielle and Joe today for this episode. Justin is our in-house architect and also works hand in hand with our pricing department. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to designing your home and staying in budget. We will talk all about what goes into designing your perfect floor plans.
EP 102: Purchasing Land to Build Your Dream Home
Danielle and Joe are going to take you through step by step of the building process. First on the list, buying land. They are going to go over 6 steps on what to look for when purchasing land to build a home on. Go to our website to download our checklist.
EP 101: How Style & Structure Was Founded
We are going to introduce Danielle and Joe, the owners of Style & Structure, and dive more into how they met and started their business. Style & Structure is a custom home builder and renovator in MN and WI. Together they have over 30 years of experience in the industry. Danielle brings the "STYLE" and Joe brings the "STRUCTURE".
Meet Danielle and Joe, business partners and owners of Style & Structure
Introducing Danielle and Joe, the owners of Style & Structure. They build and renovate custom homes, and they are going to talk about everything that goes into the buying, building and design process of a home. Danielle is the "Style", leading her team of experts in real estate, design and marketing. Joe is the "Structure" and has been in the building industry for over 30 years and has a trusted team in construction. Together they work side by side and have built award winning homes together. Now they are sharing what they have learned throughout the years, and they are holding nothing back!