Master Suite

PENDANT LIGHTING TRENDS FOR EVERY ROOM by Keith Moehle

Ladies, you know that feeling when you’ve planned the perfect outfit and now you need to find accessories to top it all off? Well, picking light fixtures can feel the same way.

You’ve spent weeks carefully planning and anticipating what your new remodel will look like, and now it's time to pick the finishing touches with light fixtures. Just like planning your perfect outfit, you don’t want your light fixtures to overpower your remodel, but you also don’t want them to be too simple. You want your light fixtures to have a “cherry on top effect” on your newly remodeled space.

Pendant lighting is the perfect solution to get that “cherry on top” effect. You can easily mix and match styles and textures to coordinate with your design. Pendant lighting can also give your space a sense of depth and provide light in hard to reach areas of a room. Finding unique pieces with some of these features help bring some of your personality and aesthetic to your room. 

Here is a list of the most recent trendy pendant fixtures. 

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  • Geometric Designs - An easy way to make your home feel modern is by incorporating sharp angles and geometric patterns. One or two geometric pieces will be sure to make a standout statement!

  • No-Glass Lanterns - No-glass lanterns have become a hot commodity in kitchen lighting. These pendants give a modern twist on traditional lighting by reducing glare and giving your kitchen a modern, open look. 

  • Orb Lights - Orb pendants have become very popular for modern design. Their simple lines and bold yet natural shapes make them the perfect accessory for any modern or transitional space.   

  • Blown Glass - Glass pendants are sure to bring class and a little sass to any style of room. They make for a perfect statement piece that will brighten up any room.

  • Edison Pendants - We all know the Edison bulb. It’s a staple for modern industrial design that gives the perfect amount of a soft glow. Edison pendants can also be used in farmhouse styles to create a cozy ambiance.

  • Vintage Metal - Vintage has grown to become a very popular style. Vintage metal pendants are the perfect match to complete an industrial style or farmhouse style. They also pair great with recessed can lights to make your room feel brighter.

  • Modern Crystal Chandeliers - When we say crystal chandelier, we’re not talking about your grandma’s crystal. We’re talking about today’s modern shaped chandelier paired with modern crystals. Combine this with your vintage dining room set, and you’ll have a room that’s Pinterest worthy. 

  • Golden Hues - In this day and age, gold is the new black. Pendants that have soft gold and burnished hues are great for creating a modern retro look. Gold pendant lighting can also be used as a bold statement piece for a home office or reading room.  

  • Squares and Rectangles - Square and rectangle shapes scream modern. Their simple lines and absence of glass style paired with a wood trim makes for a very popular modern style.

Most of the styles we mentioned are well suited for modern design but there are still ways to incorporate them in traditional or transitional spaces. Pendants with weathered or galvanized finished will blend easily with several different styles. Finding pendants with mixed materials will give your space more of a custom look. Another way to ensure your pendant light matches your personal style is by looking for pieces with unique textures such as antique glass, frosted glass, hammered brass, rubbed bronze, or wrought iron. 

No matter what kind of remodeled look you may be going for, KM BUILDERS can help you get there. With 35 years of expert experience and full staff design team, we’re the perfect solution to all your remodeling needs. Call us at 210-680-5626 to set up 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!

3 REASONS YOU NEED AN IN-LAW SUITE by Keith Moehle

Being a native Texan company, we know that everything is bigger and better in Texas. Bigger and better doesn’t just apply to the food or the scenic views, it can also mean the families too. 


Our families mean the world to us. They’re our first friends, our closest companions, and our biggest supporters. Most days we would do anything for them; we would help them in their time of need, be their shoulder to cry on and be their stand-in therapist when they need it most. But let's face it, when they ask to come and stay with you, the first thing you want to ask is when are you leaving. 

We all have that one family member that asks way too many questions about your personal life like what plans do you have after college, why are you still single, or why the bags under your eyes are so dark. Then there’s the other family member who drives you crazy because they use your stuff without asking and leaves a messy trail behind them wherever they go. 

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. An in-law suite will typically include a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen or kitchenette, and a small living area. In many cases, it might take up an entire floor of a home or it can be added on to the house as an addition. 

Here are the three main benefits an in-law suite provides:

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  • Flexibility: An in-law suite will allow your home to grow with you as your lifestyle changes. It also allows you to have more use and enjoyment out of your home. An in-law suite can have multiple uses. Not only will it come in handy for out of town guests but it can also be used as a rental income. An in-law suite is also an ideal space for your college child coming home for the summers or for the first few months after college. One of the biggest benefits that an in-law suite provides is allowing older parents to age in a place that is familiar and comfortable for them.

  • Value: Anytime you do a remodel to your home that increases the square footage and adds more desirable features, it’s going to increase the overall value to your home. If you ever decide to sell your home, an in-law suite can be very appealing to potential buyers. Buyers are more willing to pay top dollar for the extra bathroom and kitchen space allowing you to earn a higher return on your investment. 

  • Quality of life: The most important benefit that an in-law suite provides is peace of mind. With the ability to have your elderly loved ones close to home, you don’t have to worry as much about how they’re doing. You can check on them and provide them with the best possible home care. When your out of town guests come to visit, they’re able to maintain their sense of privacy when they need it. The convenience an in-law suite provides helps to improve the overall quality of life for those that use it. 


If an in-law suite is high on your remodeling wish list, call our team at 210-680-5626 and we’ll give the peace and quality you deserve. 

----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!

REASONS FOR A DUAL MASTER SUITE by Keith Moehle

Having a dual master suite may seem appealing, but an obvious question can come up “why do I even need a dual master suite?” Well, we are about to tell you the reasons why!

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Dual master suites provide comfort & privacy for those who use the space, but the reasons for use vary for every homeowner. Here are some reasons homeowners decide a dual master suite is the right choice for you:

  • Multi-generational living: There is an increasing number of San Antonio residents that are adapting to this type of lifestyle. Whether it be elderly parents moving back in or boomerang children coming back from college that may be a permanent situation.

  • Two couples purchasing a home/living together: Some people purchase homes with their close friends or their siblings. Having two master suites creates two separate areas for adults to have their own living areas for comfort and privacy.

  • A downstairs master suite: This is an excellent option for health reasons. As homeowners age, you may not be able to use your upstairs master suite. A dual master suite downstairs can be an added benefit to a home rather than to install an elevator in your home.

  • Different sleeping schedules: If a couple has different work schedules, dual master suites can be a great addition to your home! This can change your whole life because you will be getting proper rest!

  • Snoring/sleeping preferences: Although this may sound humorous it can be a serious issue for couples. Some people snore so loud or feel more comfortable sleeping alone. A dual master suite will allow both people to have the luxury of a master suite while getting the rest & comfort of sleeping alone.

Whatever the reason you choose to have a dual master suite, it will definitely pay you back if you ever try to sell your home. Dual master suites are becoming increasingly common, so if you build one or upgrade a guest bedroom into a master suite, it will set your home apart and make it very attractive. If you are ready to kickstart this idea call us at 210-680-5626 to schedule a free consultation!

----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 LOW DOWN ON DUAL MASTER SUITES by Keith Moehle

Most homeowners have a master suite on their bucket list when purchasing or remodeling a home. But lately, there has been an increase in interest for dual master suites.

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A dual master suite is much more than just a guest bedroom with a small bathroom. A dual master suite offers the same amenities as a typical master suite. This means it includes a large bedroom, bathroom and may include some of the following amenities: walk-in shower, walk-in closet, a freestanding tub, double sinks, or a separate entrance from the exterior of the home.

These extra amenities ensure that whoever is staying in this room, whether as a guest or a permanent resident, feel at home and comfortable because of the privacy dual master suites offer.

If dual master suites pique your interest, contact us at 210-680-5626 to have Keith Moehle, the owner of KM BUILDERS, come out to your house for a free consultation to discuss the possibilities in your home for a dual master suite addition or 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!

Revamp Your Master Suite Bathroom! by Keith Moehle

One of my personal pet peeves has to be outdated bathrooms! I want my bathroom to be a clean, large space where I can get ready in the morning and unwind in the evenings. This is exactly why Master Suite bathroom remodels are so popular!

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The shower is usually the main focus of the remodel and some potential features are:

  • Installing multiple shower heads

  • A waterfall shower

  • Accessibility for 2 people

  • Accessibility for a wheelchair

  • Benches and niches

A designer tub also tends to be on our client’s wish lists and we can install a nice claw foot or garden tub depending on your wish list.

The cost of a master suite bathroom typically ranges from the high 20s into the 50s depending on the size and the amenities you want to update or install in the project.

Some common bathroom amenities include:

  • Wall movement

  • New lighting

  • Flooring

  • Mirrors

  • Sconce lighting on the side of the mirrors

  • TV Mirror

  • A coffee bar

  • Heated floors

  • Towel warmers

  • Under cabinet lighting

Our clients can decide what is most important to them when it comes to features & amenities in their master bathroom suite, which will result in your overall price range. Let us help you get started on your relaxing dream bathroom today!

 

-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!