Kitchens

LETS BRING THE OUTDOORS INDOORS by Keith Moehle

Are you looking for a creative way to open up your kitchen space? Connecting your kitchen to your outdoor space can be the perfect solution!


Finding a way to bring the outdoors into your home seems to be a frequent item on our clients’ wish list. Homeowners have been calling us looking for ways to connect their kitchen to an outdoor space or patio. They are also wanting to add entry points from the kitchen to their outside entertainment areas.

Connecting your Outdoor space to your kitchen can have multiple benefits. It will allow homeowners to let in more natural light, create a more open concept aesthetically, and allow homeowners to show off their manicured outdoor spaces. If you’re a homeowner who enjoys throwing a good outdoor party, connecting the kitchen to your outdoor entertaining space can be a total game changer!

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Here are some ways to connect your kitchen to the outdoors:

  • Accordion Doors

  • Large floor to ceiling windows

  • Garage style windows that open outwards

  • Large glass french doors

  • Walls made entirely of windows

  • Adding a covered patio or sunroom



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Our Designers are always ready to help you reimagine your space.


Call us up at 210-680-5626 to start your dream remodel today! We are always excited to transform our client's homes into something they truly enjoy.

----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!

DOES MY KITCHEN NEED A FACELIFT OR FULL REMODEL? by Keith Moehle

Every homeowner is ready to make some changes in their kitchen, whether it be minor or significant. We want to go over the difference between a facelift vs. a full remodel in your kitchen!

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A facelift consists of removing or updating countertops, backsplash, faucets, sinks, dishwashers, sinks, flooring, paint or adding under cabinet lighting and other light fixtures.

A full remodel would include what goes on in a facelift along with moving around appliances and countertops, adding an additional dishwasher or sink, removing walls, installing brand new cabinetry, flooring and installing windows and much more.

The biggest difference between the two is deciding whether or not you're going to move items around in your kitchen. If you want to keep things in place, your kitchen would only need a facelift which can keep your budget down and make the process go by faster.

However, if your kitchen is not functional at the moment because of cramped space or an awkward layout, a facelift will not be sufficient. It would be the same as getting a brand new paint job on an old car. It turns out looking beautiful, but you’re still stuck with the same old problems.

Take time to evaluate what you really need in your kitchen and give us call at 210-680-5626 to schedule a free consultation with Keith. He can come in with a fresh pair of eyes to see what you will be needing in your next remodel!

----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!



SHOULD YOU REPLACE OR REFACE YOUR CABINETS? by Keith Moehle

You have decided to remodel your kitchen and now you are asking yourself “should I paint my old cabinets or get brand new ones?” Let’s talk about it.

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We have made a list of pros and cons of replacing your cabinets for you to evaluate which option is right for you!

PROS

  • You will increase functionality with custom cabinets built for your needs.

  • You will have a lifetime warranty when selecting new cabinets.

  • New cabinetry is not as costly as you may think. It is just slightly more than refacing your cabinets properly.

  • You have dozens of cabinet design, colors and finishes to select from.

CONS

  • Refacing your cabinetry will not provide a lifetime warranty.

  • Refacing your cabinets will not improve the quality or functionality of your cabinets.

  • It is costly to reface your cabinets correctly. It usually comes out to ⅔ the cost of new cabinetry.

  • Some cabinetry cannot be resurfaced in your desired color selection.

There are pros and cons with every comparison, but in this particular situation purchasing new cabinets has a lot more pros than cons. If you need new cabinets because the existing cabinets are low quality, there is no way around it. Refacing your cabinets would be like putting a pretty bandaid on a huge wound. However, if your cabinets are functional, have plenty of space and are in excellent condition refacing your cabinets would be a great option!

When you are ready to get started on your project call us up at 210-680-5626 to get started 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!



OPENING UP YOUR KITCHEN by Keith Moehle

All homeowners spend a significant amount of time in their kitchen. A huge factor of enjoying this space is whether it’s cramped or spacious.

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Today we are going to go over some options you can choose in a remodel that will open up your kitchen and make it more inviting for you and all of your guests.

Here is a list of ideas to get the ball rolling in what you can do to open up your kitchen!

  • Tear walls down

  • Install windows

  • Lighten the ceiling to lighten the look and raise the spaciousness

  • Install a skylight

  • Select lighter cabinets, paint color, backsplash tile and/or flooring

  • Create wider walking spaces

  • Open the kitchen to the family room

  • Add a barstool area to better suit entertaining and casual family meals

  • If space allows install sliding glass doors to a deck to really bring the outside in.

This is not an extensive list, but it gives you some ideas of what you can do in your own home. When you widen up the kitchen, you can display your beautiful cabinets, countertops, backsplash and flooring and tuck away the larger items (refrigerator, oven and dishwasher) to make the kitchen appear larger.

Having a larger entrance also makes the kitchen more inviting to everyone that comes to your home! Are you ready to start your remodel? Give us call at 210-680-5626 to get 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!



MANUFACTURED VS. CUSTOM CABINETRY by Keith Moehle

A kitchen or bathroom is not complete without cabinetry. There are so many options to choose from, but the first decision you have to make is whether you want manufactured or custom cabinetry.

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Both types of cabinets are great choices, but we want to give you a little more information so you can make an informed decision.

Let’s start off with manufactured cabinetry. Since they are made in a factory, it allows the cabinets to go through a chemical baking process that creates an extremely durable product with a consistent look regardless of the size of your order is. They also can guarantee a  delivery window and have a wide range of selections.

Now let’s move on to custom cabinetry. These cabinets are great but can face a lot more limitations and challenges compared to manufactured cabinets. First of all, these cabinets don’t go through a factory process, so they are susceptible to dust while they air dry. These cabinets tend less durable, and the finish might slightly differ if you order again.

You can have customizations with both types of cabinetry, so it really depends on what you want. At KM BUILDERS we have licensed interior designers to help you choose what kind of cabinets are right for you and to add beauty and functionality in your next remodel.

----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!



UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN THE KITCHEN by Keith Moehle

As we begin to age, everyone wants to stay independent. A vital part of keeping this independence is having the ability to be functional in your kitchen which is why Universal Design is essential.

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Choosing Universal Design features allows you to continue to make use of your kitchen with seamless integration in a stylish kitchen. There are several ways you can incorporate Universal Design, but here are a few to consider in your next remodel!

Here is a short list of Universal Design features you can have!

  • A lower range

  • Space beneath the Stove & Sink to allow easy access for wheelchairs

  • Multi-level island/countertops

  • Lighting

  • Microwave Drawer

  • Selecting large hardware for easier grip

  • Knobs on front of range

  • All lower cabinets have drawers for easy access to the back of cabinets.

Choosing a Universal Design remodel is a responsible & smart move for your future, but you need to hire a great designer to help incorporate these features. This is why KM BUILDERS is an excellent choice. We have done countless Universally Design remodels and are happy to help you with yours! Give us a call at 210-580-5626 to find out more details 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!