YOU DON’T NEED A DESIGNER IN YOUR REMODEL PROJECT: TRUTH OR MYTH? / by Keith Moehle

Most of us like to think we’ve watched enough HGTV shows or have looked at enough Pinterest inspirations to design our own project or tell a contractor exactly what we want in our remodeling projects. But sometimes it takes more than just inspiration to make your remodeling dreams come true.

DIY has become a very popular trend in recent years. Most of us think we can look at any Pinterest picture, find a youtube tutorial for it and put the project together ourselves. Or that we can tell a contractor detail for detail what we want our remodel to look like. While planning out your own vision can cut out the cost of hiring a designer, it can also cause a huge headache. 

As you start knocking down walls and opening up floor plans, you or you and your contractor could start running into problems architecturally. There may have been a load bearing wall you didn't consider, you might have to relocate the plumbing, the AC unit or the water heater which can all turn into added costs to your project. There may be things you or your contractor will not know how to handle. 

But by having both an architectural and an interior designer, you’ll be able to have someone guide your project from beginning to end. Both designers will take time to create a look that is unique to your space and will complement the existing architectural style of your home. Plus, even if you know exactly what you want in the design of your remodel, a designer will be able to tell you if that type of style or design will work for your home or not. If it doesn't, they're able to find and suggest creative solutions and maybe even cost-saving solutions. Designers will point out measurements and architectural details you may not have considered before. A proper designer will also add higher resale value to your home. 

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At KM BUILDERS, we pride ourselves on having a full in-house team of designers that are able to guide and provide custom options for your dream project. So call us at 210-680-5626 to see how our designers can make a difference in 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!