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!



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!



UPGRADE YOUR ENTERTAINING WITH A CUSTOM BAR! by Keith Moehle

The kitchen is a great space where people can gather, but your bar is where your friends know your name!

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We offer custom cabinetry, wine cooler fridges, wine cellars, and an array of countertops to unleash your inner mixologist for your friends and family. This can also open up more seating with bar stools which is great for watching the big game with ALL your friends.

A home bar should be done by a professional designer because every detail is important. Here at KM, our competitive designer fee is further offset by our buying power. We can purchase the products you want at wholesale price because we are the dealers of these products.

No matter the size, a built-in home bar is a great idea to do in collaboration with another remodeling project on your wish list. San Antonian's typically spend 15k on a built-in home bar. Let us create for you a completely unique section of your home! Whether it's a wine cellar or a wet bar, we can design a space that will have everyone visiting!

-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!

WHY SHOULD I CARE IF MY REMODELER HIRES EMPLOYEES VS. SUBCONTRACTORS by Keith Moehle

Before you sign a remodeling contract, you should find out if the construction workers that will be working on your project are subcontractors or hired employees. This seems like an insignificant question, but the answer can be the difference between a sub-par or high-end finish to your project.

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When your contractor hires subcontractors, he doesn’t have direct control over scheduling, communication and quality control during the remodeling process.  He can’t manage people that aren't under his direct control. However, when you choose a general contractor he has better control over the outcome of your project because he is their direct boss.

Let’s look further into why the following are important!

  • Timing: There are times when your project needs to be a priority. Whether it means getting started or finishing up loose ends, or something goes wrong at the job site, and you need a professional to fix it. If your contractor works with subcontractors, he has no jurisdiction over them, so you have to wait for help because subcontractors have a number of different client job sites they are responsible for.

  • Communication: It is challenging to have excellent communication with a third party. If your contractor hires his own employees, communication can be managed better.

  • Quality Control: KM BUILDERS has a high standard when it comes to all of our projects, which would not be met if we used subcontractors. You can’t force a subcontractor to uphold your own standards which is why we have in-house employees.

Nearly every homeowner fails to ask their potential general contractor whether hired employees or subcontractors will be working on their project. But now you know how important this one question! Now you can find someone that will be genuinely invested in your project and you’ll always find that at 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 archetictural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!