Remodeling Tips

MILLENNIAL MUST-HAVES FOR BATHROOM REMODELING by Keith Moehle

It may sound surprising, but more than a third of the homeowners in America are millennials! The 90 million millennials (1981-1996) will continually increase in dominating the housing market, and we’re excited to help this new demographic in their remodeling needs.

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Our Designers are always excited and open to our client's research because it gives us an idea of your style preference. It also gives our Designers room to guide you to alternatives or better products for the space you are working with.

Here are a few bathroom remodeling products that millennials find desirable:

  • Digital thermometer-app for shower water

  • Bluetooth enabled fans

  • A showerhead that plays music

  • A charging/landing station for mobile devices near the toilet

  • Medicine cabinets with integrated TV's

With all these new tech gadgets, it will be more fun to get ready in the morning knowing that you can enjoy getting ready in a new and improved bathroom thanks to innovative products!

New products will always come up, so we continually stay up-to-date to be ready to help you when you find out about a new tech product for your bathroom or any other area of your home!

Keith is always excited to install innovative products to bathrooms and throughout your entire home, so give us a call at 210-680-5626 to find out how to make your bathroom a little smarter with technology.

----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!

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR WITH FREE ESTIMATES by Keith Moehle

When homeowners are ready to start their remodeling project, they begin by searching for a great contractor. The remodeling industry typically gives estimates before you start a project, but KM BUILDERS knows you're wasting your time if you receive a free estimate.

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This may seem like a bold statement since remodeling and free estimates seem to go hand-in-hand, but what we are trying to explain is that the phrase "you get what you pay for" applies to remodeling estimates as well.

The phrase "free estimate" is really a "guesstimate." It gives the homeowner no idea of what the price of the project will actually cost them.

So when a potential contractor advertises that he gives out free estimates, he isn't leading you to a truthful path. Whatever number he comes up with will probably be attractive in price because it isn't reality. He hasn't taken exact measurements, done an in-depth evaluation of your home, or sat down to crunch the numbers to get a proper understanding of the cost. This means that you can end of paying 15%, 30%, or more by the time the project ends.

For this reason, why we NEVER give out free estimates. We offer potential clients an exact quote with a small investment so that they know exactly what they are getting in to. When you sign with KM BUILDERS you will know precisely how your money is being used and how much you will pay at the end of the day; something that you would not know if you choose a general contractor with a free estimate.

If you want to learn more about KM BUILDERS' processes, contact us at 210-680-5626 to set up a free consultation and stay away from the "guesstimate" that contractors will try to offer you.


----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!



Energy-Efficient Windows: Heat Stays Out, Savings Come in! by Keith Moehle

Spring is here and I know I'm not the only one starting to feel the Texas heat starting to creep into my home! 

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I'm sure San Antonio is welcoming the heat because of the cold winter we had, but 100-degree Summer days are coming and you'll want the heat to stay outside of your home. We’re happy to say we have the solution for you!

A great stand-alone project to invest in is energy-efficient windows! South Texas is known for being one of the hottest places in the country, so if you don’t already have energy-efficient windows your electricity bill and the temperature in your home will be rapidly rising! 

Energy star qualified windows can save you up to $465 a year on your electric bills while conserving energy, which is a great feeling!

These windows will also prevent UV lights from coming into your home, which dulls your flooring and makes your cabinets fade!

We can also install shatter-proof glass to prevent break-ins. Shatter-proof glass also makes the house significantly quieter which is great if you live close to the airport or if your neighbor’s dog is obnoxiously loud!

Call us today at 210-680-KMCO so we can have your windows installed before the 100-degree San Antonio weather comes around!

----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!

IDEAS TO UPGRADE YOUR CURB APPEAL by Keith Moehle

The exterior of your home is what gives any visitor a first impression. It’s also where you can spend some time outside and get some well-deserved fresh air. That is why it’s important to not forget about this key part of your home.

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So we want to give you a few ideas for exterior and outdoor projects! Whatever you choose from the list it will be sure to brighten up your cold appeal!

Paint your front door: This can create a great pop to your home and make a bold statement.

Siding: We can replace any rotting fascia or old siding with either Hardie Plank or Celect Siding. Both are great products for the exterior of your home!

Landscape: Landscaping elevates the exterior of your home and you can also enjoy the nature around you. San Antonio is a great place for zeroscaping so you don’t have to worry about flowers being eaten by deer or dying in 100-degree weather!

Audio & Lighting: There is so much that can be done in this category. You can have a simple porch light installed or upgrade to automated lighting that can be controlled straight from your phone. You can also entertain by installing Bluetooth speakers outdoors.

These are just a handful of projects we can for the exterior of your home! Call us at 210-680-5626 to get a free consultation scheduled 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!



A SUNKEN FLOOR CAN BE A GREAT UNIVERSAL DESIGN PROJECT! by Keith Moehle

Sunken floors were very popular in the past and can present a grand design element in a home. However, it can be stumbling block to get around now and the future. This is why it’s a great idea to re-level your home for a universal design project.

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This is the type of project that you don’t think of doing until it’s a problem. If you are living in your forever home or will be having an elderly parent move into your house in the future, it’s a good remodeling project for you to start!

Here are a few reasons why you might consider re-leveling a sunken floor:

  • More of an open-concept feel: Having a sunken floor can make your floor plan look closed off. Leveling your floor will highlight the open floor plan.

  • You or your guest won’t trip: It can be more than annoying when you are continually tripping down the stairs or on the edge of your sunken floor (depending on how deep the level is.)

  • Wheelchair/walker accessible: Typically a sunken floor is in the living room. This could mean that you are excluding family members and friends from this area, which is unfair to everyone.

  • An up-to-date layout of your home: Leveling out your flooring can make your home feel up-to-date since a sunken floor is found in a lot of older homes. It will increase functionality & aesthetics simultaneously. It’s a win-win situation!

Although sunken floors may give a certain visual appeal,  it’s not worth the risk of a fall or inconvenience of stairs worrying that you might trip! The negatives definitely outweigh the positives of keeping your sunken floor! Call up KM BUILDERS at 210-680-5626 when you are ready to relevel 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!



WHAT TO DO WITH AN UNUSED DINING ROOM by Keith Moehle

A formal dining room is usually a room that is out of the way and stays nice & neat. This makes sense because it is only used a few days in the entire year. Wouldn’t you want to utilize this square footage better?

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Formal dining rooms have so much potential when we are looking to maximize a house’s square footage. Most homeowners are looking for more room in the house and this is where we can find it. There is a handful of options you can choose from when you want to convert your formal dining room you just have to decide what’s best for you!

Here’s a short list of ideas to think about!

Office Space: We can close off this space with French doors and even build custom shelves for a great office space!

Guest bedroom: Depending on the placement of your dining room, you may want to close it off to make a small bedroom. We can install a murphy bed close off walls or install windows to brighten up the room.

Hobby Room/Exercise room: Many of us have a special hobby where we don’t have a place to store equipment. Whether our hobby is painting or working out we can convert this space into your own personal sanctuary.

Open-Concept layout: An open-concept layout is on many wishlists. We can make it a reality by converting your current formal dining room to become part of the living area.

Playroom: If you have kids or grandkids you know that toys can be messy! Make a specialized area to play with your little ones and as they grow and we can install amazing floating shelves for all of their book collections!

Expand Your Kitchen: The formal dining room is typically right off of the kitchen. This gives you the opportunity to knock down walls and expand your kitchen!

These are all great ideas, but you have to decide for yourself what is going to be best for you. Once you determine what you need that’s when we can convert this space into something you can enjoy 365 days a year.

----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!