Remodeling Trends

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!

SHAPE UP YOUR CEILING! by Keith Moehle

When you consider remodeling your home, remodeling your ceiling is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. Modernizing your ceiling can give your home an updated and elevated look that you never knew you needed!


Here at KM BUILDERS, our Designers keep up with the latest remodeling trends. One of our favorite trends recently is updating the ceiling!  Now you might be thinking, why in the world would I need to update my ceiling? An updated ceiling can add a fresh perspective to any space as well as add a unique focal point to the room.

Here are some of the ways our Designers can update your ceiling:

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  • Use Bold Paint Colors

  • Using Wallpaper

  • Adding Intricate Moldings

  • Adding Fabric

  • Installing Wooden Beams

  • Installing Wood Paneling

  • Installing Shiplap

  • Installing Sky Lights

When you look at your room, it’s not just four walls. Your ceiling acts as a fifth wall, like a blank canvas waiting to be transformed into a new masterpiece! No matter which upgrade you choose, it’ll be sure to give your room a unique focal point that will draw your eyes upward making the room feel larger than it appears. Not to mention it will also make your room more interesting too!

So what are you waiting for? If you are ready to upgrade your ceiling, call KM BUILDERS today at 210-680-5626 to schedule a free consultation with Keith!

----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!

MIRRORS IN THE KITCHEN by Keith Moehle

Mirrors are a popular accessory for nearly every room of the house, so why stop when it comes to the kitchen?

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Most people don’t incorporate mirrors in their Most people don’t incorporate mirrors in their kitchen when it can be a great feature of the room. Mirrors can reflect light, make a room look larger than it is and accentuate a particular area of the room.

Here are a few tips & tricks when hanging a mirror in your kitchen!

Above the Sink: So you don’t have a window over your kitchen sink? No problem just install a mirror to create an illusion of a traditional window.

Mirrored Kitchen Backsplash: This makes for a stunning kitchen that doesn’t require a ridiculous amount of upkeep. However, if you do choose this project make sure your contractor is installing tempered glass! Regular mirrored glass can easily crack from heat exposure or an accidental strike with a heavy pan or object.

On a Shelf: You can place a mirror on top of an open shelf and tilt it slightly downwards. That way it can reflect the room’s design elements such as light fixtures, a beautiful backsplash or cabinetry instead of a view of the plain ceiling.

On Cabinetry: Another option is to install mirrored cabinetry. This is very unique and will reflect light, make the kitchen appear larger.

On Walls: You can have mirrors lining paneled walls to give a closed-off kitchen the appearance of being larger if opening up your kitchen isn’t in your budget.

These are a few tips & tricks you can play around with in your kitchen! If you are ready to take on a larger project involving mirrors in your kitchen contact KM BUILDERS for a free consultation at 210-680-5626 to have Keith come out and figure out the best remodeling project ideas for your needs!

----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!

DID SOMEONE SAY SMART HOME? by Keith Moehle

It is 2019 and we are now living in the future with smart homes, flying cars, and we can book trips to the moon! Okay you caught us we don’t have flying cars or leisure travel to the moon, but we can attain a smart home!

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The advancement of technology in the past 10 years has been extraordinary and it has been making leaps and bounds to make the homeowner’s daily life a lot easier. There are dozens of potential projects you can undergo to create your own custom smart home and we want to highlight a few for you to think about.

Audio/Visual: There are so many different elements and cool things you can do with audio & visual. You can have different moods preset from a remote, your smart home speaker, or a light switch in your home! But you can also just opt for having a universal remote that you know how to work instead of trying to find all 6 of your remotes and wondering how to turn on your Blu-Ray. Wherever you fall in this spectrum we can make it happen!

Lighting: One can typically see different lighting features in smart homes that can be easily controlled and is great for the evening when you don’t need too much light.

Door Camera: Safety and security are very important to any homeowner. With new technology, you can see who is at your front door on any smart device wherever you are.

Thermostat: You can also purchase a smart thermostat that will help save money and increase comfort! You can set up geofencing so that your thermostat will turn off when you leave for work and turn back on as soon as you are getting close to home! The temperature can also be controlled through a smart device.

Voice Technology: Voice technology can be used in any of the above ideas for home automation! It all comes down to syncing everything up and you can control so many aspects of your home at the command of your voice!

All of these are great ideas to include in your home and makes day-to-day tasks simpler in the hectic world we live in.

We work with Ronnie Canedo from Sterling Technology to help create a smart home you may have never imagined you could have! When you decide what is going to be best for you contact us at 210-680-5626 to get your own smart home 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!





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!

SHE SHEDS... THE LADIES VERSION OF A MAN CAVE by Keith Moehle

This blog is for all of the ladies out there that are in search of a retreat center of their own. The answer is right in your backyard...no seriously you can make it happen in your own backyard.

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She sheds are the answer to a getaway in the comfort of your own home. They are becoming more popular, so you can have the girl version of a “man cave” in your backyard. This is a space which has limitless potential and allows us ladies to find a hideaway from the daily grind of life.

This can be a simple shed that is just a place to read, but if you plan accordingly, you can have central heat & air and plumbing installed in your She Shed. The way we do this is we lay the foundation with plumbing (which typically is a few hundred dollars more) and then we build from there. If you want to construct it all at one time we can, but you can also make it a gradual investment throughout the years.

Here in South Texas being open to central heat/air is ideal so you can still enjoy your She Shed in the blazing Summers.

If you have your own bathroom, you can also convert your She Shed into an Airbnb when you aren't using it, or have it as a mini guest room.

If any of this sparks your interest to have your private area to enjoy yourself and the outdoor beauty get in contact with us so we can get started on a reclusive spot for all the ladies that need it!

----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!