Laundry Rooms

5 UPGRADES THAT WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME by Keith Moehle

Remodeling is a tough decision. There are many factors to take into consideration about your home and finances but the final outcome makes it worth every penny!

Homeowners decide to remodel their homes for a variety of different reasons. But if you’re wanting a remodel that will increase the value of your home, here are the top five projects that will do just that.  

Cabinets: Some homeowners would rather give their kitchens a facelift by painting or refinishing their current cabinets. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, you may end up spending just as much to refinish the cabinets rather than order new cabinets by the time you finish filling in the wood grains and then painting over it. But cabinets are definitely not something you want to skimp out on. High-quality cabinetry can earn you a 9.6% premium on the selling price of your home and help to sell your home 45 days faster off the market. If you need a suggestion on what type of cabinets to use, consider using shaker cabinets. They’re clean-lined, timeless and can be used for a contemporary, traditional, or transitional style.

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Subway tile: Subway tile is another ageless look. This is a trend that has been around for a lifetime and it’s not going out of style anytime soon. You can use subway tile in multiple styles, colors, and materials. Subway tile can also be used to match almost any type of design and create a theme or mood for your home. Subway tile will earn a 7% premium and help to sell your home 63 days faster off the market. Click here to see our other blog post on Subway tile.

Sliding Barn Doors: Barn Doors have recently been a new up and coming trend and we can see why. They’re easy to install, they act as a piece of art, and they can be used for modern, traditional, and transitional styles. But barn doors have become such a hot commodity for homes that they can earn a 13.4% premium on your home and help sell your home 57 days faster off the market. Who would have ever thought that a door could make such a significant impact? Check out our recent blog on barn doors for me details.

Quartz Countertops: Usually when you picture a high-end kitchen you mostly imagine beautiful granite countertops. But did you know that granite countertops only give you a 4% premium? With granite being the ideal look for a gourmet kitchen, you would think it would earn you a higher premium. Turns out that quartz countertops are going to give you the most bang for your buck. Quartz countertops will earn you a 6% premium on the selling price of your home.

Farmhouse Sink: Farmhouse sinks are another undying trend. Farmhouse sinks accent beautifully with shaker cabinets for a more modern look. They are part of a chef’s dream because they’re the perfect tool for preparing large meals. They’re very ergonomic by putting less strain on your back and supports better posture. Some of the available finishes are stainless, copper, stone white fire clay, black slate, and granite. If these details don’t get you excited, then maybe the 8% premium on your home will!

Whether you’re deciding to sell your home or give it some sweat equity, these five projects will be sure to give you the most return on your remodeling investment. Call us today at 210-680-5626 to set up your free consultation with our team!

----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!

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!

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!



GET A BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRY ROOM by Keith Moehle

I think we can all agree that no one really enjoys doing laundry. But I can say that I heard fewer complaints in my family when we remodeled our laundry room.

Depending on the size of your family, you could be spending a LOT of time in your laundry room. That being said, you should make it an enjoyable space (even if you don't enjoy the activities you have to do while being in there.)

The way we can do this is increase functionality and make the room appealing to the eye.

Here are some ideas every homeowner can take advantage of in their laundry room:

  • A Fresh Coat of Paint: This can make a huge difference especially if you're laundry room is a cramped area. Light colors can have a relaxing effect which is great for laundry!

  • Open Windows: Make sure you have quality windows and ditch the blinds and drapery. Any natural light that you can bring into this room will be needed when you are trying to get stains out of your clothes.

  • Surface Area: It is so important to have some type of surface for folding and decor to liven up the room.

  • Cabinetry: Don’t forget about the importance of cabinets in this area! People often forget they need somewhere to store dirty laundry, detergent, and other laundry supplies.

  • Doors or an Equivalent: Incorporate some type of door or curtain so you can hide/forget about the loads of laundry when you have guests or are too busy to wash.

If you follow these updates, I promise that you will want to spend more time in your laundry room and hopefully build up less dirty laundry.

----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!