DID SOMEONE SAY SMART HOME? by Keith Moehle

It is 2019 and we are now living in the future with smart homes, flying cars, and we can book trips to the moon! Okay you caught us we don’t have flying cars or leisure travel to the moon, but we can attain a smart home!

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The advancement of technology in the past 10 years has been extraordinary and it has been making leaps and bounds to make the homeowner’s daily life a lot easier. There are dozens of potential projects you can undergo to create your own custom smart home and we want to highlight a few for you to think about.

Audio/Visual: There are so many different elements and cool things you can do with audio & visual. You can have different moods preset from a remote, your smart home speaker, or a light switch in your home! But you can also just opt for having a universal remote that you know how to work instead of trying to find all 6 of your remotes and wondering how to turn on your Blu-Ray. Wherever you fall in this spectrum we can make it happen!

Lighting: One can typically see different lighting features in smart homes that can be easily controlled and is great for the evening when you don’t need too much light.

Door Camera: Safety and security are very important to any homeowner. With new technology, you can see who is at your front door on any smart device wherever you are.

Thermostat: You can also purchase a smart thermostat that will help save money and increase comfort! You can set up geofencing so that your thermostat will turn off when you leave for work and turn back on as soon as you are getting close to home! The temperature can also be controlled through a smart device.

Voice Technology: Voice technology can be used in any of the above ideas for home automation! It all comes down to syncing everything up and you can control so many aspects of your home at the command of your voice!

All of these are great ideas to include in your home and makes day-to-day tasks simpler in the hectic world we live in.

We work with Ronnie Canedo from Sterling Technology to help create a smart home you may have never imagined you could have! When you decide what is going to be best for you contact us at 210-680-5626 to get your own smart home started ASAP!

----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!





Energy-Efficient Windows: Heat Stays Out, Savings Come in! by Keith Moehle

Spring is here and I know I'm not the only one starting to feel the Texas heat starting to creep into my home! 

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I'm sure San Antonio is welcoming the heat because of the cold winter we had, but 100-degree Summer days are coming and you'll want the heat to stay outside of your home. We’re happy to say we have the solution for you!

A great stand-alone project to invest in is energy-efficient windows! South Texas is known for being one of the hottest places in the country, so if you don’t already have energy-efficient windows your electricity bill and the temperature in your home will be rapidly rising! 

Energy star qualified windows can save you up to $465 a year on your electric bills while conserving energy, which is a great feeling!

These windows will also prevent UV lights from coming into your home, which dulls your flooring and makes your cabinets fade!

We can also install shatter-proof glass to prevent break-ins. Shatter-proof glass also makes the house significantly quieter which is great if you live close to the airport or if your neighbor’s dog is obnoxiously loud!

Call us today at 210-680-KMCO so we can have your windows installed before the 100-degree San Antonio weather comes around!

----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!

YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM DOESN’T HAVE TO HAVE BOUNDARIES! by Keith Moehle

Laundry is not fun. It can be especially unpleasant when the laundry room is in an awkward, small, or out of place area in your home! Does this sound relatable?

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Here at KM BUILDERS, we want to transform a frustrating laundry room into a place that is perfect for productivity! We have listed out some helpful solutions to maximize the functionality of this essential room!

Relocating the laundry room: Maybe you absolutely despise where your current laundry room is. It could be oddly placed off of the kitchen or all the way across your house! We can look at relocating your washer & dryer into another area in the home or even your own bathroom or closet for easy access for washing!

Upgrade to a Stackable Washer & Dryer: If space is an issue, consider purchasing a stackable washer & dryer. This will leave room to install floating shelves, a hanger rod, or just room for your laundry basket.

Upgrade to a Smart All-in-One Washer & Dryer: This is new technology that would be ideal for a compact house that needs to utilize every inch of space!

New Flooring, paint & lighting: A room can be transformed with these small updates! It is a small room, so it won’t be costly, but it can make it a place you enjoy being in.

Install a Sink for easy cleaning: Make your life easier by investing in a washroom sink!

Get more great ideas by having the KM BUILDERS owner, Keith Moehle, come to your house for a free consultation! Give us a call at 210680-5626 to get it scheduled!

----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!



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!



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!

IDEAS TO UPGRADE YOUR CURB APPEAL by Keith Moehle

The exterior of your home is what gives any visitor a first impression. It’s also where you can spend some time outside and get some well-deserved fresh air. That is why it’s important to not forget about this key part of your home.

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So we want to give you a few ideas for exterior and outdoor projects! Whatever you choose from the list it will be sure to brighten up your cold appeal!

Paint your front door: This can create a great pop to your home and make a bold statement.

Siding: We can replace any rotting fascia or old siding with either Hardie Plank or Celect Siding. Both are great products for the exterior of your home!

Landscape: Landscaping elevates the exterior of your home and you can also enjoy the nature around you. San Antonio is a great place for zeroscaping so you don’t have to worry about flowers being eaten by deer or dying in 100-degree weather!

Audio & Lighting: There is so much that can be done in this category. You can have a simple porch light installed or upgrade to automated lighting that can be controlled straight from your phone. You can also entertain by installing Bluetooth speakers outdoors.

These are just a handful of projects we can for the exterior of your home! Call us at 210-680-5626 to get a free consultation scheduled ASAP.

----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!