BARN DOOR REMODELING IDEAS by Keith Moehle

Sliding barn doors have become a hot trend in the past few years and it’s showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon.


As clients call in to share their wants and wishes for their next remodel, sliding barn doors have been an increasing request. Clients love this upscale look as well as the functionality they provide. Plus, they’re also super easy to install!

But besides their elevated design and functionality, barn doors have several aesthetic benefits.

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Barn doors can be used to:

  • Add character to your home

  • Create a sound barrier

  • Conceal chaos and clutter

  • Give your space a fun pop of color for a chic upgrade

  • Add warmth and charm

  • Act as a piece of artwork

  • Add charisma


The different styles of doors will also create a different look for your space. For instance, metal doors will add elegance to your room, glass doors will make your space feel more modern,  doors with a chevron pattern will add style with a modern flair, and double barn doors will create a more dramatic look.

While most people think of using barn doors for their bedrooms or bathrooms, they can be used in a variety of other places in the home as well. They can be used for pantry doors, laundry room doors, closet doors for small apartments or any small space that needs a door.

One popular way to use the sliding barn doors to create a room barrier. As more homes are being built and renovated to have large open concept layouts, homeowners are using sliding barn doors to create a sense of privacy as needed without permanently closing off the space.

Call one of our designers today at 210-680-5626 to set up a consultation to see how sliding barn doors will fit your 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!

SUBWAY TILE: ALWAYS CLASSIC AND ALWAYS TRENDING by Keith Moehle

Subway tile is like the little black dress of home design. It’s always classy and will never go out of style.

Looking at subway tile in your kitchen or bathroom is like looking at a comforting sigh of relief. It’s a trend that you may have seen in your grandmother’s house, maybe even the house you grew up in, and now you’re looking at adding it to your home. Some might say that the classic white pattern subway tile is beginning to look dated, but there are so many ways you can dress it up!

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Subway tile is not just confined to the timeless white horizontal pattern we’re all used to seeing. Subway tile is simply the shape of a rectangular, brick-like, porcelain tile. Subway tile can be laid down in different patterns and comes in a variety of colors to fit all sorts of styles from traditional to contemporary.

Subway tile can be laid down using a:

  • 90-degree Herringbone Pattern

  • 45-degree Herringbone Pattern

  • Classic Herringbone Pattern

  • Diagonal Pattern

  • Vertical Stack Pattern

  • Alternating Vertical Stacked Pattern

While the classic white subway tile is widely popular, you can also choose different styles, colors, and materials for your kitchen or bathroom design. You can choose from marble, glass, black, grey, green, blue, beveled, and so much more!

Subway tile can be used in multiple ways to accent your kitchen or bathroom. You can choose a darker grout for contrast and visual interest. You can integrate your tile with an accent color to create a mood or theme. Subway tile can give a room depth with subtle texture. You can extend the subway tile past its designated area for a much bolder impact. For example, you could extend it to the outside of the shower and continue the tile throughout the entire bathroom wall or using it as a backsplash and continuing the tile all the way to the ceiling or other parts of the kitchen. You can also mix subway tile with a geometric tile pattern for a more modern and contemporary look.

With subway tile, the possibilities are endless. The good thing though is that it will never grow old. So call one of our Designers at 210-680-5626 to see how we can upgrade your kitchen or bathroom with the tile design of your dreams

----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 HONEST TRUTH by Keith Moehle

Over and again we hear horror stories of how homeowners are ripped off or taken advantage of by other contractors on a remodeling project. This can make it even harder to start a remodeling project because you're just not sure of who you can trust these days. But here at KM BUILDERS, we can assure you we’ll be upfront and truthful from the start.


As a homeowner, it can be so hard to trust someone with the well being of your home. You do your research, you look up reviews, and you ask for recommendations from family and friends to find the best person possible to do your remodeling project. Here at KM BUILDERS, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the honest truth.

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Our team understands the concerns from homeowners as we know they have either heard of a bad remodeling experience or have had a bad remodeling experience themselves in the past. Our team also understands the risks that come with any remodeling project. But we work to assure each and every client that we come in contact with that we will only provide the truth about their project.

At KM BUILDERS, we employ a structured and well-oiled team that cares about each individual client to provide a well-rounded client experience. From the moment you call our front desk, the meeting with Keith, the consultation with our architect and design team, and all the way down to our project managers and trades crews we keep your best interest in mind. We only provide ideas and solutions that are unique to your project. We show you our costs, our profit, and our overhead so you know we’re completely transparent. We won't give you any false or fake information because we genuinely care about you and your home.

Here at KM BUILDERS, our team operates like a family, so we know the importance of family and we care about your family. So call us up at 2120-680-5626 for your honest visit from Keith Moehle and he’ll make sure we get the job done right.

----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!

7 SIGNS YOUR HOME IS READY IS READY FOR A REMODEL by Keith Moehle

As you look around your house, are you starting to wonder if it’s time to remodel? Here are a few telltale signs that your home is ready for a remodel.

Figuring out when to start a remodeling project can be a daunting question. There are all sorts of thoughts racing through your mind like am I actually ready to begin remodeling, does my house really need to be updated, where do I begin, etc. The wish lists begin to pile up but you’re just not sure if it’s the right time to start.

Well here are 7 signs to look out for that your home is ready for a remodel.

  • The paint looks dingy and is beginning to chip: As your home ages and shows signs of deterioration, the interior and exterior paints will be one of the first aging signs. The paint will begin to chip and change color as a result of dirt and grime over the years. A fresh coat of paint on the walls, baseboards, and cabinets can do wonders for your home. A few coats of paint and your home will look brand new!

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  • The floor needs to be replaced: As your home begins to age, you’ll see it start to show in the flooring. The tile in your kitchens and bathrooms will start to detach as a result of the grouting wearing out. The carpet will also show signs of wear and tear. The color of the carpet will fade and begin to look dingy. These are sure signs that your floors are needing to be updated.

  • The roof is leaking: A leaky roof is never a good sign. This can mean one of two things; the roofing installer and service previously used was no good or your home has started deteriorating. A leaky roof can also mean that your exterior paint is starting to deteriorate. A new roof and a new paint job are two remodeling projects that go hand in hand.

  • Your home feels crowded or empty: As your family grows and your lifestyle changes, the functionality of your house changes too. With a growing family, your house may become crowded and you might need to think about creating more space to match the flow of your family. Or one day you might walk into your house and feel that it’s too spacious and is needing to be redesigned to make it feel like home again.

  • You have termite damage: Termite damage will only mean one thing, your home needs a renovation. The presences of pests and termites usually mean that your home has low-quality materials or has deteriorating materials. If you have a pest or termite problem, your home without a doubt qualifies for a remodel.

  • Your house feels dated: If you have an older home built before the early 2,000’s, the styles that were popular then are more than likely not popular now. Older houses will tend to have gold finishes with pink or green tile in the kitchens and bathrooms that are just not appealing in the 20th century. If your home has these features, it’s definitely time to upgrade.

  • The kitchen and bathrooms look old: The kitchen and bathrooms are the most important rooms in the house. If you add a fresh coat of paint and upgrade the fixtures but don’t upgrade your kitchen and bathrooms, your home will still feel old and outdated. Modernizing these spaces will bring your home quickly up to date. There’s never really a good time or bad time to start a remodeling job, but these signs are a great way to get started. You may want to do them in phases or you can do them all at once.

There’s never really a good time or bad time to start a remodeling job, but these signs are a great way to get started. You may want to do them in phases or you can do them all at once.

No matter how big or small your remodel job may be, KM BUILDERS can do it all! Our specialized team of architects and designers are more than qualified to help you start your remodeling project. Give us a call at 210-680-5626 to schedule your free consultation 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!

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR BASEMENT by Keith Moehle

When you purchase a new home and you see it has a basement, doesn’t your mind explode with all the ideas of what you could turn it in to? It could be one thing or another, who knows, the possibilities are endless!

Basements can be seen as an underestimated space in your home. They’re typically dark, cluttered and can sometimes give a dungeon-like feel to your home. You begin to wonder how will you fill the space. If your basement is unfinished, the idea of completing and filling the space can be even more daunting. The basement is usually the last project on the remodeling list because homeowners feel that other projects are more important.

Fortunately for us, our designers have shared their top design ideas for your basement remodel.

  • Man Cave: We all know that every man’s dream is to have their own space to kick back with their buddies and have a cold one. So wives, let's dote on our husbands for once and treat them with a space of their own. A basement allows your husband to fill his man cave with all his hunting and fishing trophies, sports memorabilia, and the best billiards games. And best of all ladies, you won’t have to see it in your space!

  • Home Theater: A basement makes for an ideal space to set up a home theatre. Basements normally have low lighting with little to no windows which give it that perfect movie theatre experience. You can easily set up a home theatre with a few lounge chairs, a popcorn and candy bar, and an easy to install projector and screen.

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  • Home Gym: Health and fitness have become a very important aspect of today’s culture. But the cost of having a gym membership can really add up which makes for the perfect excuse to install a home gym in your basement! You can add equipment that is tailored to your fitness needs.

  • Basement Apartment: If you’re looking to create a rental unit for extra income, turning your unfinished basement into a small apartment is the perfect solution! You can create a small kitchenette with a small island to separate the kitchen from the living space and bedroom with an ensuite. Not only can it act as a rental unit, but it’s also the perfect space for a friend or college kids to stay in while they’re in between living arrangements or jobs.  

  • Mother-in-Law Suite: Everyone loves to have their family visit from out of town or have their in-laws over but not everyone enjoys sharing the same living quarters as them. Creating an extra bedroom with an attached bathroom will allow you and your guests to have your own space, privacy, and comfort.

  • Home Office: Working from home can be both rewarding yet challenging at the same time. Not having a designated space to work and concentrate can become very frustrating. You can easily turn the unused space in your basement into a large home office with plenty of room for you to operate in. Having a designated home office will allow you to have the peace of mind you need to concentrate on your work.

  • Playroom: Basements don’t just have to be for adults, they can also be a large play area for the kids. You can install an indoor playground with a small rock wall, slide, and plenty of built-in storage to hold board games. Some other fun ideas to add to your basement playroom is to paint one wall to become a chalkboard wall for a fun and interactive experience, a reading nook, or suspended swings!

  • Wet Bar: If you’re a homeowner who loves to entertain, a wet bar would be the perfect addition to your basement. You can install cabinetry with built-in countertops along a wall or create an island with under the counter appliances and add cool bar stools. This can be a fun area where you can unwind and kick back with your favorite beverage.

There are so many fun and exciting ways to finish or remodel your basement. You can do one of these ideas or you can combine these ideas to customize your basement.

Call us up at 210-680-5626 for your free consultation with Keith Moehle! He’ll be sure to match you with someone from our talented team to make the basement of your dreams.

----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 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU REMODEL YOUR KITCHEN by Keith Moehle

Having your kitchen remodeled is always an exciting feeling. Everyone wants the latest and greatest in their kitchens to show off to guests and family members. But have you really thought of what part of your kitchen and how you’re going to do it?


When you begin to consider remodeling your kitchen, the excitement of what your kitchen can be transformed to can be overwhelming. You begin to imagine what your family gatherings and celebrations will look like, what kind of memories will be made, and what kind of meals you’ll prepare with the newly renovated space. You can get so carried away with daydreaming that you forget to ask yourself, what kind of kitchen remodel is for me and my house.

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A few questions you should consider when remodeling your kitchen are:

  • How long are you planning on living in your home: This is the most important question to ask yourself. Depending on how long you plan on living in your home can make a big difference in how you decide to remodel your kitchen. If you plan on selling your home in the next two to five years, you’ll want to consider how future buyers will perceive your kitchen. Some of the design choices you’ll want to make may be more modern yet simple and neutral so that future buyers can add their own stamp to it. If you plan on staying in your home for multiple years to come, you may want to invest more into your kitchen remodel to be enjoyed over a lifetime. You’ll have more freedom to choose custom cabinetry with custom colors, a backsplash that fits your style, and a layout that will be unique to your family.

  • Are you respecting the architectural integrity of your home: You’ll want to be leery of changing the architectural style of your kitchen. In your remodel, you’ll want to make sure that the design decisions you’re making are not too modern or out of character with the home. Doing so could negatively impact the equity of your home and create a mismatch feel in your home.

  • Do you really need top of the line: As you get to the finishing touches of your kitchen remodel, this is where you need to ask yourself if you really need the most up to date appliances, fixtures, and finishes. Keeping up with the Joneses can really blow out your budget and it may not even match your personal style.

  • Are you going for a trendy look or a functional look: What looks trendy and modern now, may look outdated in a few years which might cause you to remodel all over again. Be sure to keep the functionality of your home and your family in mind when making the design choices in your remodel. It’s possible to choose in-trend products and finishes that won’t be so out of style in the next ten to twenty years. Mixing a few new trends with a timeless design will give you that perfect balance of new and traditional.


Because of all the reasons above, we use degreed architects and designers here at KM BUILDERS. Our talented team is here to help guide you through these tough questions. They can make suggestions and provide alternate choices that will ensure your home and family is given exactly what they need.

Call us up at 210-680-5626 if you have any questions about your kitchen remodel we will be happy to guide you in the right direction. You deserve the kitchen of your dreams and our team can get you there!

----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!