Floating Shelves For Your Home! by Keith Moehle

A trend that we love to see is custom floating shelves. There are so many potential uses and spaces for floating shelves in your house. That's why we’re going to break it down and give you some great ideas!

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Whether your goal is to add storage space or add your unique sense of style, we want to create floating shelves that work for you. We’ve compiled a list of areas in your home and the potential uses… let’s dive in!

  • Bathroom: You can have extra toiletries or towels on your custom floating shelves. Plus, the ladies can have extra room to store their makeup for easy access.

  • Kitchen: You can display your best dishes on floating shelves. You can also choose a color that will blend in with your current kitchen or select an accent color to make it a central point of the kitchen that pops with color.

  • Laundry Room: I don’t think anyone will disagree that we all need more space in the laundry room. Floating shelves will give that illusion where you can place detergent or leave a floating shelf always clear to put folded laundry on while tackling several loads.

  • Hallway: if you have an empty hallway space you can put in floating shelves as a sort of accent wall! Decorate it with whatever you like, and you can make it more unique than just a picture hanging on a wall.

  • Above TV: this can be an excellent place for your Blu-Ray player or even stack up board games or a couple of great books that you’ll pick off the shelf when there’s nothing on TV.

  • Bedroom: Whether you want floating shelves in your kids' room or your own it is a perfect place to store books, trinkets, or jewelry.

  • Garage: This is another area in your home where you need to maximize your space. Using the walls in your garage can help you sort and quickly see where you placed everything whether it be your toolbox or seasonal decorations.

  • Closet: Floating shelves can be used for purses, shoes, clothes, and accessories!

Regardless of the space you choose to put floating shelves in, KM BUILDERS will install something that you will love! If you have any remodeling projects in mind call us up at 210-680-5626 for a free consultation to talk about an upcoming dream home project!

----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!



Revamp Your Master Suite Bathroom! by Keith Moehle

One of my personal pet peeves has to be outdated bathrooms! I want my bathroom to be a clean, large space where I can get ready in the morning and unwind in the evenings. This is exactly why Master Suite bathroom remodels are so popular!

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The shower is usually the main focus of the remodel and some potential features are:

  • Installing multiple shower heads

  • A waterfall shower

  • Accessibility for 2 people

  • Accessibility for a wheelchair

  • Benches and niches

A designer tub also tends to be on our client’s wish lists and we can install a nice claw foot or garden tub depending on your wish list.

The cost of a master suite bathroom typically ranges from the high 20s into the 50s depending on the size and the amenities you want to update or install in the project.

Some common bathroom amenities include:

  • Wall movement

  • New lighting

  • Flooring

  • Mirrors

  • Sconce lighting on the side of the mirrors

  • TV Mirror

  • A coffee bar

  • Heated floors

  • Towel warmers

  • Under cabinet lighting

Our clients can decide what is most important to them when it comes to features & amenities in their master bathroom suite, which will result in your overall price range. Let us help you get started on your relaxing dream bathroom today!

 

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

SUNKEN FLOOR? GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A UNIVERSAL DESIGN PROJECT! by Keith Moehle

Sunken floors were very popular in the past and can present a grand design element in a home. However, it can be stumbling block to get around now and the future. This is why it’s a great idea to re-level your home for a universal design project.

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This is the type of project that you don’t think of doing until it’s a problem. If you are living in your forever home or will be having an elderly parent move into your house in the future, it’s a good remodeling project for you to start!

Here are a few reasons why you might consider re-leveling a sunken floor:

  • More of an open-concept feel: Having a sunken floor can make your floor plan look closed off. Leveling your floor will highlight the open floor plan.

  • You or your guest won’t trip: It can be more than annoying when you are continually tripping down the stairs or on the edge of your sunken floor (depending on how deep the level is.)

  • Wheelchair/walker accessible: Typically a sunken floor is in the living room. This could mean that you are excluding family members and friends from this area, which is unfair to everyone.

  • An up-to-date layout of your home: Leveling out your flooring can make your home feel up-to-date since a sunken floor is found in a lot of older homes. It will increase functionality & aesthetics simultaneously. It’s a win-win situation!

Although sunken floors may give a certain visual appeal,  it’s not worth the risk of a fall or inconvenience of stairs worrying that you might trip! The negatives definitely outweigh the positives of keeping your sunken floor! Call up KM BUILDERS at 210-680-5626 when you are ready to relevel 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!



Walk-In Closet... Yes Please! by Keith Moehle

Closets can be a nightmare… especially for couples! everyone would enjoy a bigger closet that will bring relaxation instead of frustration every time you walk into it!

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Closets are beautiful projects which can easily be added on to a larger remodeling project. If it is a stand-alone project it tends to be more expensive.

Recently, we built a room addition for one of our clients so they could have a large closet right off of their master bedroom. The couple now has ample space for the couple to enjoy and organize!

Walk-in closets have tons of potential in what you can do in the space!

Some walk-in closet features include:

  • New lighting

  • Mini washer & dryer

  • Custom shelving and paint grade

  • Cabinetry finish level stained - These custom cabinets come in parts and pieces and are installed by a carpenter. This is a luxury item and brings a great look to the bathroom. They are just as beautiful as the kitchen cabinets.

Building a room addition or remodeling a small bedroom into a walk-in closet is an investment that will go a long way for your sanity and help with the resale for future homeowners…because we all love more space!

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

WALL-MOUNTED FAUCETS by Keith Moehle

Many of us still have the traditional faucets that are on our countertops, but wall-mounted faucets can be a great accent piece in a room.

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The sink faucet can quickly become an afterthought when remodeling your home, but KM BUILDERS explores every aspect of your remodeling project when designing it, including the placement of the sink faucet.

Here are some reasons to install a wall-mounted faucet:

First of all, you get to maximize your countertop space! Having the faucet mounted on the wall gives you that little space behind the sink to work with. This may not seem like a lot, but if you are working in a small bathroom or kitchen, every inch can make a difference.

Secondly, it looks clean. This style makes your space look sleek and easy-to-clean when anything gets dirty. It can be challenging to keep sinks, faucets, and the countertop spaces clean. Mounting the faucet on the wall makes for easy access to clean in all areas of the countertop.

Lastly, it is a great accent piece! This style looks great with both modern and utilitarian remodels, but can also be incorporated in all styles. It can be the main focus on plain sheetrock or wooden wall but can also be a pop mounted on backsplash tile.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your faucets or your entire house call 210-680-5626 when you’re ready to have Keith visit you for a free consultation at your home to talk about your project!       

----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!



DOES MY KITCHEN NEED A FACELIFT OR FULL REMODEL? by Keith Moehle

Every homeowner is ready to make some changes in their kitchen, whether it be minor or significant. We want to go over the difference between a facelift vs. a full remodel in your kitchen!

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A facelift consists of removing or updating countertops, backsplash, faucets, sinks, dishwashers, sinks, flooring, paint or adding under cabinet lighting and other light fixtures.

A full remodel would include what goes on in a facelift along with moving around appliances and countertops, adding an additional dishwasher or sink, removing walls, installing brand new cabinetry, flooring and installing windows and much more.

The biggest difference between the two is deciding whether or not you're going to move items around in your kitchen. If you want to keep things in place, your kitchen would only need a facelift which can keep your budget down and make the process go by faster.

However, if your kitchen is not functional at the moment because of cramped space or an awkward layout, a facelift will not be sufficient. It would be the same as getting a brand new paint job on an old car. It turns out looking beautiful, but you’re still stuck with the same old problems.

Take time to evaluate what you really need in your kitchen and give us call at 210-680-5626 to schedule a free consultation with Keith. He can come in with a fresh pair of eyes to see what you will be needing 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!