HOW TO GET THE MOST RETURN ON INVESTMENT by Keith Moehle

One of the most popular questions we get is “what will be my return on investment” or “will I get my money back when I sell my home.” These are great questions that we want to break down for you!

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One of the most popular questions we get is “what will be my return on investment” or “will I get my money back when I sell my home.” These are great questions that we want to break down for you.

First off, return on investment is not just about the monetary value (even though that’s the first thing we think about.) There is also the value of spending time and enjoying a new way of life in your remodeled home!

If you are doing an extensive remodel we recommend that you stay in your home for at least 5 years so that you get the true value on it when it comes to enjoyment and monetary value. Once you put your house on the market, home buyers are willing to pay you back for the work you have done because they would rather buy a remodeled home with no problems versus a home that needs work. It takes time and effort to have your home remodeled and buyers recognize that when they are considering purchasing your home.

This is proven in the annual Cost vs. Value Harvard study. In the 2018 study for the city of San Antonio, homeowners get a 96% return on investment if they would turn around and sell their house right after the remodel was complete. Keep in mind though, that the longer you stay in your home the monetary value increases.
Remodeling prices tend to rise every year, so the sooner you start a project the better return on investment you will have in the long run. Plus the sooner you get it done, the more time you get to enjoy it as well… and who knows, you may end up staying there indefinitely!

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!

ESTIMATES, PRICING, AND THE KM PROCESS by Keith Moehle

Keith and the KM BUILDERS team are always excited to transform homes into something beautiful. That is why we offer free consultations to get the process started and we can both get acquainted.

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The KM process begins with Keith coming to your home for an initial consultation. He takes a look at your project to assess all the details. He listens and learns all about your dreams for your new kitchen or space. He can give you a range of what your project would typically cost, but remember, this price is not a guarantee because each client and home is different. We have no way of knowing what level of tiles your going to choose or what type of appliance you’re dreaming of. If this all sounds good to you, then we will have you into our offices to meet our teal, look at our processes.

When you come into our office we will have a more in-depth conversation about your project and what you are dreaming of in a remodel. You will be able to talk with our in-house staff of experts to talk about all areas of your remodel. If you are ready for the next step you will sign a design agreement which will kickstart your remodel and give you ownership of all the plans that we will be building for you.

Since you invest in a design agreement which ensures time and effort from our degreed architectural team, design consultants, cabinet designer and estimating team you will ALWAYS have an exact price. We have menu-based pricing, to provide upgrades and you can easily see the breakdown of the pricing.

We have this process because we want our client’s to be happy and feel secure throughout the entire process. Having to pay a small amount upfront to get professionally designed plans and exact pricing is worth it when you can avoid estimates from other contractors that are followed by increasing prices and unwanted headaches throughout your remodel.

If you are ready for guaranteed pricing and team that is ready to take care of you and your home contact us at 210-680-5626 to have Keith come out for a free consultation today.

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!

GET A BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRY ROOM by Keith Moehle

I think we can all agree that no one really enjoys doing laundry. But I can say that I heard fewer complaints in my family when we remodeled our laundry room.

Depending on the size of your family you could be spending a LOT of time in this room, so you should make it a space that you enjoy being in (even if you don't enjoy the activities you have to do while being in there.)

The way we can do this is increase functionality and make the room appealing to the eye.

Here are some ideas every homeowner can take advantage of in their laundry room:

  • A Fresh Coat of Paint: This can make a huge difference especially if you're laundry room is a cramped area. Light colors can have a relaxing effect which is great for laundry!

  • Open Windows: Make sure you have quality windows and ditch the blinds and drapery. Any natural light that you can bring into this room will be needed when you are trying to get stains out of your clothes.

  • Surface Area: It is so important to have some type of surface for folding and decor to liven up the room.

  • Cabinetry: Don’t forget cabinets in this area! People often forget they need somewhere to store dirty laundry, detergent, and other laundry supplies.

  • Doors or an Equivalent: Incorporate some type of door or curtain so you can hide/forget about loads of laundry when you have guests or are too busy to wash.

If you follow these updates, I promise that you will want to spend more time in your laundry room and hopefully build up less dirty laundry.

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!



MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR MUDROOM by Keith Moehle

Fall is here, and soon enough we'll be pulling out the rain boots, extra hats, coats, and umbrellas for every time we walk out the door.

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Fall is my favorite season, but it can be a drag when you don’t have a place to put everything.

That is precisely why mud rooms have started to become more trendy in the last few years in Texas. Mudrooms create a dedicated space for all the belongings you need as you are running out the door or coming home from a long day.

Remodeling is supposed to enhance your way of living by increasing functionality and beauty in your home. Whether you choose to convert a room in your current home or add an addition to make a mudroom, it will make your life easier!

Here are a few things that we recommend you include in a mudroom. These tips will allow you to maximize the space in your mudroom, regardless of the size.

  • Plenty of Coat Hooks: This is essential! You need places to hang all of your jackets, keys, purses & your children’s backpacks so nothing will get misplaced!

  • Storage & Seating: You will be taking off your shoes when you walk in the house, so it’s a good idea to include built-in seating and storage for your family’s shoes.

  • Easily Cleaned Surfaces: This room is meant to get dirty... that’s why it’s called a mudroom! So make sure your selections offer easy clean ups.

  • Cubbies: If you have children this will be a lifesaver! You can add a cubby for each child, so everything they need is right where it should be. You can even make an extra cubby for yourself while you're at it!

  • Full-Length Mirror: This gives you a chance to make sure everything is pulled together before you and your family race out the door.

A mudroom will add value and make your life much easier since you have everything you need in one place before you start your day... and who wouldn't love that?!?

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!



MANUFACTURED VS. CUSTOM CABINETRY by Keith Moehle

A kitchen or bathroom is not complete without cabinetry. There are so many options to choose from, but the first decision you have to make is whether you want manufactured or custom cabinetry.

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Both types of cabinets are great choices, but we want to give you a little more information so you can make an informed decision.

Let’s start off with manufactured cabinetry. Since they are made in a factory, it allows the cabinets to go through a chemical baking process that creates an extremely durable product with a consistent look regardless of the size of your order is. They also can guarantee a  delivery window and have a wide range of selections.

Now let’s move on to custom cabinetry. These cabinets are great but can face a lot more limitations and challenges compared to manufactured cabinets. First of all, these cabinets don’t go through a factory process, so they are susceptible to dust while they air dry. These cabinets tend less durable, and the finish might slightly differ if you order again.

You can have customizations with both types of cabinetry, so it really depends on what you want. At KM BUILDERS we have licensed interior designers to help you choose what kind of cabinets are right for you and to add beauty and functionality in your next remodel.

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!



WHY TO CONSIDER A WHOLE HOUSE REMODEL by Keith Moehle

When thinking of remodeling your home, you may be trying to narrow it down to the one area that needs it the most... but what if you can’t decide because your entire house IS IN desperate need of an update?

This is what a lot of homeowners face. We have worked with several clients who love their home for location, memories, and the potential they see in their current home. It’s a great choice to remodel instead of sell, but where homeowners fail is choosing to remodel one part of their home when the entire house needs an update. Settling on remodeling a small portion of your home will leave you feeling more dissatisfied than before because you will realize the full potential of your house once the small portion is remodeled.

It’s a big endeavor, but it’s something to talk about to see if it’s right for you.

Here are a few positive reasons to consider a whole house remodel.

  • It is actually cheaper to do one large remodeling project than 2 small ones.

  • A lot of our clients regret passing up extra work once the remodel is complete.

  • Time = Money. We love working with our clients and seeing them, but I’m sure you want us out of your home ASAP. A whole house remodel will not take as much time as two smaller projects.

  • You should remodel the spaces you spend the most time in!

  • If you are the entertainer in your family or friend circle, you will be spending tons of time in the kitchen, game room, living room, & outside. So take these areas into consideration.

  • Invest in your lifestyle. Remodel the spaces in your home that you want to elevate enjoyment or see potential in. This can be the place you need more relaxation or spend the most time in whether it be your kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom.

  • If you want a dream area, you’ve never had let us create it for you! Whether that be a secret room, custom bar, or a home theater.

Whole house remodels are breathtaking once completed If you are ready to invest in your lifestyle call us today at 210-580-5626, so we can talk about the potential in your home!

----KM Builders is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!