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No Place Like Home
Forget national chains. Outfit your house or condo with furnishings made right here in Wisconsin.
Pointing to your 60-inch Wolf Appliance cooking range and proclaiming it was manufactured in humble Dane County, Wis., has a certain cache. Many high-ticket items for the home are made thousands of miles away, but enough are assembled in this state, steeped as it is in manufacturing, that there are plenty of opportunities to invite the buy-local movement into your abode – right down to the fireplace screen and the bathroom sink.


Glass Fireplace Doors 
Varies by dealer / Design Specialties, Milwaukee
Keep it cozy this winter with fireplace doors made on the city’s Northwest Side. Styles include satin nickel and a wine-grape motif. The company also makes screens and other fireplace accessories. glassfireplacedoors.com

Prairie Style Long Sunrise Bath Bar 
$515 / Brass Light Gallery, Milwaukee
This bathroom light fixture crafted by a Menomonee Valley company features an antique-nickel finish and white-opal glass. As with Brass Light’s other products, buy one and the manufacturer will send a (qualified) rep to your home to ensure the bath bar is a good fit with your decor. newclassicsbrasslight.com

Kohler Colors Bath Sink 
$174-$1,090 / Kohler Co., Kohler
Maker of some of the classiest loos around (witness the $6,400 Numi toilet that plays music), Kohler’s plant in its namesake village on the outskirts of Sheboygan recently rolled out this new line of colorful kitchen and bath sinks designed by Jonathan Adler, lead judge on Bravo’s “Top Design.”  kohler.com

36-inch Dual Fuel Range/Oven
$9,015-$9,965 / Wolf Appliance, Fitchburg
Choose from either six-burner or four-burner models. The latter may also be equipped with a char-broiler or griddle to fill the extra stovetop space. Wolf’s ovens, with their stainless steel finishes and cobalt interiors, have long been the envy of home chefs. The Fitchburg facility also makes lines of rangetops and warming drawers. subzero-wolf.com

H3 Double-Hung Windows
From $270 / Hurd Windows and Doors, Medford
These energy-efficient windows have proven popular with architects and homeowners alike. Hurd makes them at facilities in Medford and Merrill, along with a variety of doors and wooden windows. hurd.com

Wine Captain 
$1,359-$3,739 / U-Line, Milwaukee
Wine snobs need not fret when stowing away precious bottles of Napa nectar if they’re using these captains capable of holding vintages at between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Each model from U-Line stores between 24 and 62 bottles, and some feature snazzy design elements such as theater-style LED lighting or beech wood. u-line.com

Organic Wool Mattress
$1,969-$2,469 / Wool Bed Co., Ashippun
This shop located on a farmstead crafts mattresses using wool sheared from sheep that graze less than a mile away. Styles range from firm (Surround Ewe) to very soft (Surround Ewe Signature) and thicknesses from 10-14 inches. No latex, wood, metal, foam or chemicals are used during production. surroundewe.com










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