UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN THE KITCHEN by Keith Moehle

As we begin to age, everyone wants to be able to take care of themselves to stay independent and not be forced to continually ask for help. A vital part of taking care of yourself is cooking, which is why Universal Design is essential in the kitchen.

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Choosing Universal Design features allows you to continue making use of your kitchen with seamless integration in a stylish kitchen. There are several ways you can incorporate Universal Design, but here are a few to consider in your next remodel!

Here at KM BUILDERS, we have several recommendations on how to incorporate Universal Design in your kitchen.

Here is a short list of Universal Design features you can have!

  • A lower range

  • Space beneath the Stove & Sink to allow easy access for wheelchairs

  • Multi-level island/countertops

  • Lighting

  • Microwave Drawer

  • Selecting large hardware for easier grip

Choosing a Universal Design remodel is a responsible & smart move for your future. But, you need to hire a great designer to help incorporate these features, which is why KM BUILDERS is an excellent choice. We have done countless Universally Designed remodels and are happy to help you with yours! Give us a call at 210-580-5626 to find out more details 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!

HOW TO INCORPORATE UNIVERSAL DESIGN by Keith Moehle

Universal Design should always be taken into consideration when remodeling, but some homeowners shy away from it because they want a beautiful remodel. Here’s a little secret...Universal design CAN be beautiful.

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When you remodel your home, our goal is that functionality should beI ncre the beauty enhanced. That is why we incorporate Universal Design options in all of our remodeling projects because we are keeping your future in mind. This being said, your remodel will not end up looking like your home came straight out of a nursing home! Universal Design has evolved to include style & elegance to every remodel.

There are several ways to incorporate Universal Design throughout your entire home. But you need to make sure that they meet these criteria to be useful to you:

Flexibility & Use: You want to make sure that whatever is installed can be used by anyone. Whether they are left-handed, right-handed, tall, or short.

Simple & Intuitive: Universal Design is not very helpful if it isn’t easy to use. We minimize the steps that need to be taken for you to have functionality in whatever space Universal Design is incorporated.

Perceptible info: Probably the most important criteria to meet in Universal Design is that it isn’t confusing! Anyone should be able to come into your home and not even know it has Universal Design, because it should all flow together nicely. You shouldn’t need an instruction manual to enjoy your home.

If you meet these criteria you will truly get to enjoy a Universally Designed remodel in your home! If you have the slightest interest in this, contact KM BUILDERS because we are the experts & largest design-build remodeling business in San Antonio.

----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!

SHE SHEDS...THE LADIES VERSION OF A MAN CAVE by Keith Moehle

This blog is for all of the ladies out there that are in search of a retreat center of their own. The answer is right in your backyard...no seriously you can make it happen in your own backyard.

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She sheds are the answer to a getaway in the comfort of your own home. They are becoming more popular, so you can have the girl version of a “man cave” in your backyard. This is a space which has limitless potential and allows us ladies to find a hideaway from the daily grind of life.

This can be a simple shed that is just a place to read, but if you plan accordingly, you can have central heat & air and plumbing installed in your She Shed. The way we do this is we lay the foundation with plumbing (which typically is a few hundred dollars more) and then we build from there. If you want to construct it all at one time we can, but you can also make it a gradual investment throughout the years.

Here in South Texas being open to central heat/air is ideal so you can still enjoy your She Shed in the blazing Summers.

If you have your own bathroom, you can also convert your She Shed into an Airbnb when you aren't using it, or have it as a mini guest room.

If any of this sparks your interest to have your private area to enjoy yourself and the outdoor beauty get in contact with us so we can get started on a reclusive spot for all the ladies that need it!

----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 WE CHOOSE CELECT SIDING by Keith Moehle

We carry several different siding products, but one of our favorites to install is Celect siding because it is a premier product that has an amazing appearance and performance.

Celect by Royal is 100% vertically integrated which results in the highest quality and a greater consistency & dependability in getting your product exactly the way you ordered it. This siding is also a lighter product compared to other siding choices, but don’t let this trick you into thinking it’s weak. It is incredibly hard, durable and has an insulating value to help reduce heat & decrease your energy bill.

But what sells most of our clients is its seamless appearance. Celect siding comes in either 7 inches or 4 inches flat board and requires absolutely no caulking! The flat board siding laps up together and locks into place by using a gravity lock system to make it stackable. This makes it so much stronger rather than just laying it on top of each plank like other siding products.

The locking into place feature allows the homeowners to avoid nails, flashing, caulking and you will NEVER see a gap!

Celect even comes in various colors with Kynar coating to keep the color intact! Houses with Celect siding also held up in San Antonio’s hail storm and the Kynar coating was intact and still looked beautiful!

When you choose Celect, you get a product that has the gorgeous appearance of wood with none of wood’s maintenance demands. This is why we highly recommend Celect Siding to our customers and are happy we can provide a product we have no reservations about.

If your ready for an amazing transformation that will make your neighbors & guests fall in love with your house before they even see the inside...call us at 210-680-5626 and let us take care of you.

----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 SAMSUNG RANGE GIVES US THE BEST OF THE BEST by Keith Moehle

We just remodeled a new kitchen and they decided they wanted a Samsung oven. They made a fantastic choice and selected the Slide-In Dual Fuel Range with Flex Duo™ and Dual Door...yeah we know its a long name, but there are excellent reasons for that.

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This oven gives homeowners the best of both worlds with an electric oven and a five burner gas cooktop.

The electric oven features Flex-Duo™ and Dual Door technology that allows you to cook 2 different dishes at 2 different temperatures simultaneously by inserting the Samsung’s Smart Divider to make two ovens to be efficient and effective. However, you can remove the Smart Divider for one large oven for the holiday turkey!

The gas cooktop has dual power burners and also features a reversible cast iron griddle which is perfect for any time of the day!

This range also has a warming drawer to keep your food hot!

As I said before, this range deserves the long name because of everything it offers. If you have your mind on this Samsung beauty give us a call at 210-680-5626 to get a free appointment.

----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!

Multifunctional Bar for Indoor & Outdoor Entertaining by Keith Moehle

Drinks anyone? Unleash your inner barista and showcase your skills for inside and outside entertainment!

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Having a bar in your own home and a barista spirit is a perfect combination for great entertaining! We offer an indoor/outdoor bar option, so you can expand your entertainment to both the inside & outside elements!  

How does it work?

  • You will have access to the bar from both the inside and outside of your home! It opens from the inside of the house and swings right up with two pistons to allow access to the outside!

  • The counter consists of one slab of leathered granite from the inside to the outside.

  • We also install custom windows that raise right up with no track on the countertop!

Why do you want to add an indoor/outdoor bar?

  • This bar is versatile! You can entertain guests no matter the season. When the weather is nice, simply open the bar up to enjoy indoor & outdoor elements.

  • You can keep the drinks cool inside, but enjoy them outside!

  • Outside living features will always add value to your home! No matter how long you are staying at your home you will be able to enjoy the bar and future owners will also!

Whatever you have in mind for your home bar, we want to make it happen for you! Call us at 210-680-5626 to schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your dream projects.

----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.