Enjoying Outdoor Living in the Texas Heat! by Keith Moehle

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Summer is one the most beautiful times of the year in South Texas, so don’t let the heat come between you and summer fun for your friends and family!

Anything involving outdoor living is part of KM BUILDERS all-time favorite projects to do for our clients! We love bringing a relaxing environment for your outdoor living space and an essential part of this is staying cool on 100 degree days!

Let’s go over some options KM BUILDERS offers to keep you cool for the summer:

Installing Fans:

This is a simple, yet effective way to keep cool! We can mount outdoor fans to the wall or ceiling. Hint à We can install those HUGE fans in your own home to keep you just as cool as in a restraint patio!

Incorporating Shade:

Building an awning against your existing house or investing in a permanent patio cover or a cabana are both excellent ways to increase the shade in your outdoor space.

Misting Systems:

Misting Systems are one of our favorite outdoor living products! It provides a refreshing, cool mist which will make you want to stay outside forever! There are even systems that ensure that all moisture is evaporated! These systems can lower the ambient temperature up to 20 degrees!

Outdoor Rooms:

Outdoor rooms are amazing! We can install roll-up doors or accordion style doors to let the outside in. This type of enclosure allows for central heat/air to be installed making it the ultimate upgrade in regards to outdoor living comfort!

These are just some of KM BUILDERS solutions to keep our clients cool and refreshed under the Texas summer rays.  There are countless options for outdoor living and a professional designer like KM BUILDERS is aware of the latest and greatest products on the market as well as the pros & cons of each.

Call us up at 210-680-5626 to get started on your outdoor living projects 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!

Dual Master Suites by Keith Moehle

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In 2018, there has been an increasing demand for Dual Master Suites! Whether your parents or are moving back in, or kids are moving back into the house and they need their own space…so how do you do it?

Many homeowners are running into this same problem which can be solved with a Dual Master Suite which includes:

  •  A Restroom
  • Closet(s)
  • A Sitting area
  • A Bedroom
  • A kitchenette (optional upgrade)

Dual Master Suites are becoming more popular because so many Americans that need more space for parents or children moving back home for a while. Dual Master Suites can also work great for two parties with different salaries buying a home.

Dual Master Suites are the best of both worlds because both parties are able to have their own separate living space for privacy and peace of mind, but also are able to have places in the home where they can share each other’s space and spend time with each other!

If you are interested in adding a Dual Master Suite to your existing home call KM Builders today so we can talk about if it’s the right decision for 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!

What is a Design-Build Contractor? by Keith Moehle

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KM Builders is a Design-Build contractor… but you may not know exactly what that means, so let’s break it down for you!

A Design-Build construction company basically means that everything is done under one roof from designs, construction, contracts and everything in between. This allows all parties to work in coherence with each other which directly relates to making your project happen with speed and open communication with everyone involved!

Another benefit of choosing a Design-Build contractor is that you will get your space professionally designed by licensed architects, interior designers & cabinet designers! With all these people working on the same page your remodeling project is going to look like an HGTV transformation!

We want your new space to be breathtaking, but we also want to keep you in the budget you have set! So we create a menu-based pricing with the base price and also a list of additional items that you can add if you have them on your wish list! We break everything down so you know exactly what you are investing in without any surprise costs once we have started your project!

Our goal is to give each of our clients’ the best remodeling experience which can only be guaranteed with a full in-house staff which we offer here at KM Builders since 1985! You can have someone else design and build your home, but then you’d have to live in 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!

3 Major Reasons to Have Your Remodeling Project Professionally Designed! by Keith Moehle

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You may think you don't need a design for your project, but most of the time you are wrong…that may seem like a bold statement but we can explain ourselves!

Here are the 3 TOP REASONS to have your space professionally designed:

1) Selection Process- At first you may think your project should be pretty simple to do. This is because there are so many questions you do not think of beforehand which can all be solved with a professionally made design specifically made for your project!

Let’s take a powder room for example. You may know what tile you want, but is it water resistant? What type of grout do you need? Do you want heated flooring? Will you install any cabinets? How about the sink fixtures? How about paint color and crown molding? And the list continues.

If you have the space designed licensed architects, interior designers and cabinet designers will present you with all these options to make it an exciting experience instead of a stressful one!

 

2) Your Budget – Keeping you within your budget is one of our main priorities while designing your project! This is why we give you a base price and then give you a list of extra features which you can add. We break the costs down with a menu-based pricing, that way you know exactly how much everything costs which will help you decide what you really want in your project and you won’t be surprised by any hidden fees!

 

3) Speed- Having a professional design for your remodeling project will speed up the project significantly! Everyone involved knows exactly what has been selected for every aspect of the project, so supplies can be ordered on time to get you into your dream space ASAP!

Whatever size your project is, a design will bring the space to life and maximize your investment because you can be positive it will be done correctly! Don't we all want that assurance for our dream space!

----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!

Treat Your Guests with Southern Hospitality…and Get Something Yourself Also! by Keith Moehle

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Here in the South, we are known for our hospitality. However, if you own a smaller home it can be hard to host guests from out of town unless you throw them on the couch or an air mattress…and no one enjoys that!

KM can maximize your current space can always be enjoyed and functional for you and your family and friends when they come from out of town! The above picture shows a beautiful example of a custom Muphy Bed courtesy of Pintrest...such a Inspiration!!!

KM Builders can build a custom built-in that can serve TWO purposes:

1)    A space for you for storage, a small office, or entertainment (Whatever you want for your space really!

 2)   A murphy bed which can be tucked away but brought out easily for your guests!

We can make the space flow seamlessly so that it doesn't necessarily look like you have a murphy bed tucked away! That way the space will be taken to the next level with a custom built-in on display and you can go ahead and throw out that old air mattress that everyone hates!

If you need to maximize the space you have to accommodate your needs and still be able to provide Southern hospitality to your guests, contact KM so we can start on your custom space 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!

Room Additions: Can I Build a 2nd Story to My Existing Home? by Keith Moehle

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Room additions are a great option for homeowners that need extra space, but don’t want to leave their current home!

Clients are always excited to begin room additions because they are getting substantially more square feet, which can’t be done in any other remodeling project.

There are many different types of room additions, but the more traditional ones include:

  • Building a second story above the existing first story
  • Expanding the floor plan of the first floor
  • Expanding the floor plan of the first floor and build a second story to that as well.

 

However, when adding a second floor to an existing home some clients are concerned that 1) it won’t look good or 2) they will have foundation problems.

Let’s break down both of these myths:

1)    Our clients are always surprised on how natural adding a 2nd floor actually looks. A second story addition will flow seamlessly with your existing home and will look like it has always been there!

2)    If you are worried about the foundation, the standard for 1-story and 2-story houses are the same! So we are able to build right on top of your existing first floor without you worrying about any future foundation problems. 

Call KM Builders today, so you can be a part of the next addition project and get the space you need! We are the experts in our field and will make sure to take care of your home in the remodeling process!

----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!