WHY WE RECOMMEND LUXURY VINYL PLANK by Keith Moehle

At KM BUILDERS we only recommend the best products to our clients. At first, you may not think that the word “vinyl” would be in any of our best products, but you would be wrong.

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Luxury Vinyl Plank is a fantastic product that has come a long way from its beginnings.

This is a product that will not discolor, fade, or decompose because it is virgin vinyl. It also is warmer than other flooring and won’t have a clicking sound because it is a dense & solid product which decreases the level of noise.

You can also save up to ¼-⅕  of the cost compared to hardwood floor because you will save on: the cost of demolition (because LVP can be laid on top of your existing flooring,) dust-proofing, hauling, floor preparation, & labor.

If longevity & price aren’t enough to convince you, the beauty of this product will.

It comes in many different styles & colors that you might be overwhelmed by the choices you have! LVP also looks identical to wood and is resistant to scratches and waterproof.

The only decision that you need to make now is deciding when to set up your free consultation with Keith from KM BUILDERS.

----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!

THE BEAUTY & STRENGTH OF HARDIE PLANK by Keith Moehle

Siding makes a home beautiful. There are several different siding products out there, but Hardie Plank Siding is one of the best. That’s why we at KM BUILDERS get called to do so many siding jobs.

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Hardie plank siding is arguably the most popular fiber cement siding in America because of its beauty & strength. It’s a beautiful product that should last you a lifetime...but it MUST have the proper installation.

Here are a few ways Hardie Plank shows it’s beauty & strength:

  1. Heat Resistant: Hardie Plank is a siding that is actually heat resistant. If your neighbor's house is on fire, your home is less likely to catch fire because it is heat resistant! It’s not fire-proof, but it a plus.

  2. Curb Appeal: Hardie plank is beautiful. The closer that you get to the product it more realistic it looks.

  3. Lifetime Strength: If installed correctly, Hardie Plank will last a lifetime! So, you need to make sure you have the right contractor install it for you because it is a complicated process to follow the specifications and guidelines in order to guarantee your warranty.

One of our company values is paying attention to the smallest details. That’s why we have been successfully installing Hardie Plank Siding on homes that are up to the warranty standard. Don't take a chance with your home…call the seasoned professionals at KM BUILDERS to get a free consultation on Hardie Plank Siding 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!

MILLENNIAL MUST-HAVES FOR BATHROOM REMODELING by Keith Moehle

It may sound surprising, but more than a third of the homeowners in America are millennials! The 90 million millennials (1981-1996) will continually increase in dominating the housing market, and we’re excited to help this new demographic in their remodeling needs.

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Millennials grew up with technology, so they are excited to incorporate home technology products into their bathroom to make their lives easier.  

Our designers are always excited & open to our client's research because it gives us an idea of your style preference. It also gives us room to guide you to alternatives or better products for the space you are working with.

Here are a few bathroom remodeling products that millennials find desirable:

  • Digital thermometer-app for shower water

  • Bluetooth enabled fans

  • Shower head that plays music

  • Charging/landing station for mobile devices near the toilet

  • Medicine cabinets with integrated TV’s

All of these tech products enhance how we use bathrooms. This may make it easier to get ready in the morning knowing that you can enjoy getting ready in a new & improved bathroom thanks to innovative technology products!

New products always come up, so we continually stay up-to-date so we can be ready to help you when you find out about a new tech product for your bathroom or any other area of your home!

Keith is always excited to install innovative products to bathrooms and throughout your entire home, so give us call at 210-680-5626 to find out how to make your bathroom a little smarter with technology.

 ----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!

MILLENNIAL MUST-HAVES FOR KITCHEN REMODELING by Keith Moehle

When I think of remodeling, I tend to think of the empty-nesters who are finally getting the upgrade they have been wanting for years. But, according to the Pew Research Center, the Millennial generation (1981-1996) accounted for more than a third of all home purchases in the United States.

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Millennials grew up with technology, so they are comfortable in a tech-based environment. They see the benefits of home technology which make them excited to be a part of the design process because they have done their research and have ideas of what they want in their remodel!

Here are a few remodeling projects that are popular amongst millennials:

KITCHEN:

  • Oversized islands: Millennials love entertaining. So having a large space to prepare meals and gather around is ideal.

  • Appliances that are app and/or voice controlled: New technology can monitor when you need to add things to your grocery list from your fridge or a Samsung smart oven that can be set to preheat from your mobile device.

  • Wall mounted docking station: These are growing in popularity for tablets & phones. It allows you to have your phone conveniently with you while you are being a chef in the kitchen.

  • Touch or touchless faucets: Millennials are all about thinking smarter, which is precisely what a touch or touchless faucet provides when your hands are full in the kitchen.

  • Sleek or attention-grabbing sinks: This can make a perfect statement piece in your kitchen and millennials are taking notice of it!

Even though these projects are popular amongst millennials, they are superb kitchen additions for any age! Whatever you have your heart set on, KM BUILDERS is ready to accommodate any client regardless of demographics!

Dismissing millennials from remodeling is unwise because they are such a dominant demographic that are looking for honest & established remodelers to transform their new homes into something they are proud of!

Call up KM BUILDERS at 210-680-5626 to set up a free consultation and discover what cutting-edge technology can be installed 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!

FUNCTIONAL CABINETS FOR YOUR HOME by Keith Moehle

Cabinets can be your best friend or YOUr worst enemy depending on the style and quality that you currently have. KM BUILDERS will make you fall in love with your cabinets by creating custom designs that will fit all your needs.

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New cabinets will transform the look of your kitchen, but they need to be functional for you to make a real difference in your daily life.

Here a few ideas to make your new cabinets work for you and not against you:

  • Under-Cabinet lighting: This feature can enhance the style, safety & overall visibility in your kitchen. We can’t see a reason not to include this feature in your kitchen remodel!

  • Hideaway solutions: The product hides a step stool that is tucked directly into your cabinets and can be quickly pulled out whenever you need help reaching the top shelf. Check out this product HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LBp16O-RCU

  • A cabinet designated for trash cans: Make sure you leave a space for a trash can in one of your cabinets! The worst thing is to have a completely remodeled kitchen and then have a trash can in the open. It’s a major eyesore that you should avoid!

  • Tupperware cabinet: If you are like me I use a ton of Tupperware and reusable water bottles. Make a dedicated cabinet for these items so you will no longer be searching for a lid!

These customizations to your brand new cabinets will maximize your enjoyment out of them because it makes your life a little bit easier! If you are interested in custom cabinets or adding any of these features into your existing cabinets, call us at 210-680-5626. Keith will be more than happy to meet with you for a free consultation.

----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!

STAY COOL WITH RADIANT BARRIER by Keith Moehle

If you live in South Texas, a radiant barrier is something that you need to know about! IT is installed in your attic to reduce heat expansion which will travel to the cool areas of your home without a radiant barrier.

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A radiant barrier’s primary goal is to keep your house cooler. It is an aluminum-based metal product that is very similar to house wraps because both of these products are reflective. This makes the heat travel out of your house.

It was originally a space age technology that was used on spaceships & rockets to keep the heat out, so it has been tested and proven to work.

There are- 2 different forms of Radiant Barrier: 1) Foil and 2) Spray.

Radiant Foil comes in a roll that is stapled to the underside of the roof rafters in your attic. It can be slightly more effective than spray, but it can't be placed in hard-to-reach, small areas on your roof. So the open spaces will still allow heat to make its way into your home. A downside of foil is if you ever have a roof leak. The foil can be problematic because it will make it difficult to locate where the leak is coming from and you will have to remove the foil and then have it reinstalled.

Radiant Spray is sprayed throughout the entire roof in your attic and can be sprayed in every nook & cranny for full coverage, but it has a slightly weaker heat resistance barrier. If you ever have a roof leak, you will quickly be able to identify where it is coming from, unlike the Radiant Foil.

Whether you chose the foil or spray version of Radiant Barrier, it has the capability of keeping your attic up to 30 degrees cooler which will save you money on your energy bill!

Both of the products have about the same level of effectiveness because the foil has a stronger barrier, but can’t be used in every spot, while the spray can cover every part of the roof, but has a weaker barrier.

We recommend the spray because it is just as effective and you have a leak you won't have to tear out the material to find where it’s coming from.

But at the end of the day, it’s a win-win situation whichever way you go!

Call us at 210-680-5626 to start saving money & get this product installed in your house 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!