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Give the Gift of a Remodel

Giving the gift of a remodel is a great idea. Sure, it’s nice to give something all wrapped up in paper and bows, but the gift of a remodel is a gift that will be celebrated throughout the coming year.

Kitchens and bathrooms get so much use. The fixtures and function can wear out quickly with the heavy traffic of family and guests. These rooms often show signs of wear much sooner than the rest of the house. So they often need to be updated more frequently. But there are lots of other options when it comes to remodeling your home or expanding your living space.

Kitchen Remodel - St. Louis Roeser Home Remodeling

Kitchen Remodel – St. Louis Roeser Home Remodeling

Who Needs the Gift of a Remodel?

  • A young family with small children might like a redesigned play area or nursery.
  • Create a spa bathroom where a mother of small children can “get away” for a few minutes of solitude.
  • Give dad the man cave he’s always wanted.
  • Finish off a basement for entertaining.
  • Grandparents might like a space for visiting grandchildren.
  • Re-decorate a bedroom for an aging live-in relative.
  • Plan a complete kitchen redesign, the nerve center of every household.
  • Design a room for a specific hobby could be a fun choice.
  • Change the life of a busy parent with a remodeled  laundry area.

Remodels don’t just change the way something looks. Remodels change the way we live. The possibilities are truly endless.

The gift of a remodel is definitely the out-of-the-box choice that is sure to please. It is both generous and highly personal, since it requires the giver to know the habits, needs and lifestyle of the recipient.

 

A remodel is something you might also considering giving yourself. Maybe it has become increasingly clear that the amenities in your kitchen no longer meet your family’s needs. Maybe your bathroom and closet need more space. Kitchen and bathroom remodels yield the best return on investment for the value of your home. It’s also the best way to enhance the aesthetics of your living space.

Holiday entertaining can be so much more fun, when you you don’t have to fight for oven or counter space. Consider some new amenities, like an extra wall oven or an island for potluck dinners. Imagine your family and friends together in a home that accommodates everyone comfortably. Adding a half bath or a family room can make all the difference when your guest list includes several families.

Kitchen Remodel Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

Kitchen Remodel Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

While well-planned remodels take time, it’s never too soon to begin visualizing. Keep a running list of the things you would like to change and bring it to the Roeser Home Remodeling team. We can walk through your options and discuss materials and choices that will fit both your taste and your budget.

master kitchen remodel - Roeser Home Remodel St. Louis

master kitchen remodel – Roeser Home Remodel St. Louis

The gift of a remodel, big or small, is actually a great idea. Just wrap up a Roeser appointment card and tuck it under the tree.

The way we move about and live in our home affects so much of our lives. Our surroundings influence the way we think, our mood, our ability to organize and work, even the way we sleep. When you give the gift of a remodel, you are saying you care about someone’s environment and well being. Nothing could be more personal or more thoughtful.

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Personality in Bathroom Trends

Bathrooms are personal. It’s a private space designed especially for our personal care. It’s our personal space, or sanctuary if you will.

Before

Of course, you may have a vision of what you want your bathroom to look like, but maybe it isn’t quite there yet.

The best bathroom designs should be functional but also stylish. There should be balance but also some pizzazz, a little spark that says, ahhh…. now I can relax!

In keeping with practicality, your personality should shine through in all its glory. Your bathroom should be the space to get-away, a retreat where you can relax and be yourself.

That is where Roeser Home Remodeling comes in. We are design and build experts when it comes to bathrooms and remodeling of bathrooms whether your bathroom is brand new or in need of a makeover.

What’s Your Personal Style?

So, what’s your style? There are many to choose from. Hot trends in bathroom design and remodeling are always changing. Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis stays on top of the trends. Our design and build concept brings all the elements of bathroom remodeling right to your doorstep. What is your dream bathroom retreat?

Spa Bathrooms

Spa designed bathroom remodels are one of the hot trends for this year. Clean open space with white walls along with natural wood and sleek, minimalistic elements will make you feel like you’ve walked into a spa retreat. Designed to be relaxing and pampering, this bathroom remodel will have all the benefits of a spa in the comfort of your own home.

Contemporary designs are popular for adding luxury along with warmth in your bathroom design. Modern stainless-steel trim along with stainless sinks and metal accents give a sleek design that is very up to date. Mosaic glass tile and eccentric lighting adds warmth and interest to this bathroom style.

Traditional style bathrooms and remodeling elements are always in style. To update a traditional style bathroom, the trend is to open more space, use

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elegant and soft tones, including cabinetry and vanity areas. Marble, mirrors, and polished nickel plumbing fixtures all add to the elegance of a traditional bathroom remodel. The idea is to keep a simple design but add elegant accents.

Another hot bathroom trend is to replace the existing tub with a larger, perhaps dual shower enclosure with a seating area. This is an excellent way of opening space and allowing the bathroom area to be more functional.

Recommendations in the home design industry shows that there should at least be one bathtub in the home however, to retain resale value. Freestanding tubs with a nearby seating area is one way to update a look and retain functionality. Roeser Home Remodeling can make recommendations in harmony with all these factors.

Homeowners today that are considering bathroom remodels have myriads of options to consider. Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis can take the guesswork out of the bathroom remodel and design your bathroom, turning it from a dream into a reality. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Dreamy Closet and Bath Transformation by Roeser Home Remodeling

Closet Transformation

The Fall cleaning season is upon us. Cleaning out a closet can be intimidating and exhausting. When you open your closet, do you see order or chaos? If your closet could use a little more style and organization, it might be time to take it from a dressing room disaster to a gorgeous garment sanctuary.

Closet Before

Dressing must be a consideration in any master suite design. Roeser Home Remodeling offers a completely personalized experience for designing, building, and remodeling your closet and bath. All of our remodels are designed to accommodate your unique taste and lifestyle. You’ll be amazed at the difference a custom-designed space can make.

Visit our Roeser Home Remodeling showroom, conveniently located in the St. Louis area, and start your dream remodel project. Whether you prefer the natural tones of rich, dark wood, or prefer crisp, opulent white, we’ll build a closet and dressing area that will leave you inspired and organized.

Design Details

There are so many options. We can design and build a variety of specialty storage accessories and closet islands. Traditional moldings and beautiful pristine lighting, (as seen in these photos), can take your closet from a mere storage space, to a private dressing sanctuary. Whatever your taste, the award-winning team at Roeser Home Remodeling will bring your ideas to life, all the way down to the hardware selections.

Bathroom Remodel

In addition to the marvelous makeover of this delicious dressing room, this project also included a total bathroom remodel. Bathroom remodels are frequent requests from homeowners. Transforming the space where you spend your most private moments can be a cleansing process.

This master bath and closet are an exercise in traditional design. The bright light and clean lines make for a light and airy space. Contact our design team to see what kind of transformation we can make in your home, and in your life.

Walk-in Shower

Bathroom Before

A custom designed walk-in shower is becoming a more personalized decision. Homeowners are asking for spacious, spa-like showers. In addition to dimensions, there are many other choices when it comes to showers. They can be outfitted with features like massage jets, or rainfall ceiling shower heads. Large shower heads and multiple shower heads in the same shower are common selections, as homeowners are choosing to make their showers more comfortable and personalized. Special seating is also an option.

Your Bathroom Should be an Oasis

At Roeser Home Remodeling, we create relaxing, bathroom sanctuaries from ordinary spaces. We begin with architecture, which is so important when considering the overall feel of a remodel. Thoughtful construction can bring new light into a room or even change the way the air moves through a home.

While architecture is important for function and design, the beauty of every remodel lies in the details. Hours of thought goes into the careful selection of tile, counters, hardware, lighting, the role of color and other details of each project.

If you’re ready for a bathroom remodel, but don’t know where to start, feel free to contact us with your questions. The Roeser Home Remodeling  team is your premiere bathroom remodeler in the St. Louis area.

When you hire the Roeser Home Remodeling team for your closet and bathroom makeover, or any other remodeling project, you’re hiring local, talented master craftsmen with a lifetime of experience. You’re also hiring talented artists who have designed some of the most exquisite living spaces in the St. Louis area. We think our work shows our commitment to excellence and our commitment to our customers. Take a look at our portfolio to see some of our recent projects. Or call us today at 314-822-0839.

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Personality in Bathroom Trends

Bathrooms Are Personal

A bathroom is our own private space designed especially for our own personal care. It’s our sanctuary, if you will. It makes sense then, that when it comes to bathrooms and remodeling choices in bathroom design, personality is the first consideration.

Of course, you may have a vision of how you want your bathroom to look, but maybe it isn’t quite there yet. The best bathroom designs should be functional but also stylish. There should be balance but also some pizzazz, a little spark that says, ahhh…. now I can relax!

In keeping with practicality, your personality should shine through in all its glory. Your bathroom should be the space to get-away, a retreat where you can relax and be yourself. That is where Roeser Home Remodeling comes in. We are design and build experts when it comes to bathrooms and remodeling of bathrooms; whether your building a brand new bathroom or in need of a makeover.

Bathroom Trends

So, what’s your style? There are many from which to choose. Hot trends in bathroom design and remodeling are always changing. Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis stays on top of the trends. Our design and build concept brings all the elements of bathroom remodeling right to your doorstep. What does your dream bathroom retreat include?

Spa designed bathroom remodels are one of the hot trends for this year. Clean open space with white walls along with natural wood and sleek, minimalistic elements will make you feel like you’ve walked into a spa retreat. Designed to be relaxing and pampering, this bathroom remodel will have all the benefits of a spa in the comfort of your own home.

Contemporary designs are popular for adding luxury along with warmth in your bathroom design. Modern stainless-steel trim along with stainless sinks and metal accents give a sleek design that is very up to date. Mosaic glass tile and eccentric lighting adds warmth and interest to this bathroom style.

Traditional style bathrooms and remodeling elements are always in style. To update a traditional style bathroom, the trend is to open more space, use elegant and soft tones, including cabinetry and vanity areas. Marble, mirrors, and polished nickel plumbing fixtures all add to the elegance of a traditional bathroom remodel. The idea is to keep a simple design but add elegant accents.

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Creating a Space for Grandchildren

Home Away from Home

There are fewer joys in life than welcoming a new grandchild into the family. Most grandparents look forward to that time of their life with open arms and eager anticipation. It is a new chapter in life. New beginnings are new adventures. But new grandparents soon realize that new additions to the family may also mean a new addition or remodel to their home.

Today’s grandparents want to create a fun and nurturing environment for their grandchildren, which includes wanting them to feel safe and comfortable when they come to visit, feeling like it’s their “home away from home”.

Where to start

So, what are some home remodeling projects that will make your living space more inviting to grandchildren and the joys that come with grand parenting? Roeser Home Remodeling can make recommendations and offer ideas for a remodel of your home that will accomplish this purpose. 

Of course, each family has a unique vision. The first plan of action would be to have a clear idea in mind. Do you see yourself cuddling and reading stories? Maybe you would want to add a library area such as a reading nook or private corner area? Is it your dream to teach your grandchild how to sew or make special gifts for others, thereby nurturing the joy of giving?

Whether you want added space for crafting, reading, or playing games, the ideas are endless. Have you always dreamed of having model trains and a track in open area? Maybe you envision doing other hobbies with your grandchild, such as painting or sculpting? Whatever your vision is, in St. Louis, Roeser Home Remodeling can help you make it a reality.

Basement Remodels

Added space for entertaining grandchildren can sometimes be obtained by a basement remodel project. Adding texture and color to an existing space can make it more fun and appealing to the young eye, while preserving the aesthetic. You may want to add additional storage areas to your basement remodel along with built-in bookshelves and a media area for television and movie snuggles. Additional storage can be used for storing toys, games and books, along with supplies for craft and hobby projects.

Another remodel project that is popular is the conversion of a living space into a game room. Arcade type games such as Pac Man and Foosball, ping pong or table pool will make hours of fun for you and the grandkids. Of course, it isn’t always fun and games. You may want to remodel an area to give more space for cooking family dinners and quiet conversation. Roeser Home Remodeling can make suggestions and show you how to accomplish this in your home remodeling project, as well.

Multi-generational Designs

In today’s age many home remodeling projects are being designed as more multi-generational. Especially if you foresee a need for hosting family for an extended stay. Adding space with the expectation of accommodating family, whether grandchildren, aging parents, or in-laws just makes sense. In addition to home remodeling existing areas, Roeser Home Remodeling can show you how to add space to your home for these additional needs. Call us today for a no cost evaluation of your home remodeling projects, and let us show you how you can create a “home away from home” for your grandchildren.

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The Role of Color in Modern Design

Does color even play a factor when it comes to remodeling your home? In the home remodeling industry, talk about design functionality can be endless. We want our homes to be user friendly. Remodeling of your kitchen, bedroom, bathrooms, basement, or even your whole house requires a lot of thought and planning to achieve the desired effect.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis knows that a lot of, and sometimes months of design strategy, go into a home remodel project before the actual project begins. Many choices must be made by the homeowner, including color. Have you ever considered the role that color places when it comes to home remodeling?

Many studies have been conducted on the use of color in all aspects of a person’s life. Color affects a person’s behaviors, mood, thoughts. There are colors that make us happy or bring us down. Color has been proven to calm or excite. At times, color can trigger memories, good or bad, from past events. It is no different when it comes to home remodeling. In fact, every year there are predictions made as to the trending color in home design from Pantone. Designers eagerly await these predictions and incorporate these trendy colors into their home remodel and design projects.

Color of the Year

This year, 2018, the Pantone color of the year is Ultra violet. Here is what is said about it on the Pantone website, “Complex and contemplative, Ultra violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” Sounds great, right?

Of course, Roeser Home Remodeling knows that in this industry, many more factors are considered besides color predictions when it comes to remodeling your own private space. In the Kirkwood and St. Louis area, many choose to add more natural light into their home remodel project. This too can create a mood for the homeowner. Allowing more natural light into a space can improve one’s overall health and mood. Yet, the role of color in everyday life cannot be denied.

Setting the Right Mood

Marketing and branding experts spend much money on the psychology of color and its role in influencing our emotions, moods, spending habits, stress levels, and perceptions. For instance, it is well documented that the color blue is calming, red energizes, yellow creates optimism, orange is a creative booster, and the list continues. The color trend for 2017 was “greenery” which typically denotes natural, organic, and eco-friendly which is indeed appealing when it comes to home remodeling. This is still a popular choice for many homeowners.

The truth of the matter is, we consider color trends because we want our renovations to be relevant and current. But what really counts is how you, the homeowner feels about it. Will we push a predicted color scheme just because we are told it’s the color of the year? Of course not. At Roeser Home Remodeling, our customers are the top priority. No matter what year or what color is popular, it is your home and we will do all we can to make your home remodel one that will invoke in you a sense of pride and success. Call us today and let us show you how adding more natural light and color to your home remodeling project can be accomplished.

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Roeser Home Remodeling Named 2017 HBA Sales, Marketing and Construction Award Winner

Winner of – “Remodeling Project of the Year in Overall Design, Over $400,000.”

 On Thursday May 10, 2018 the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri (HBA) Sales, Marketing, and Construction (SMAC) held their annual Award Ceremony at the Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood, Missouri. The SMAC Awards honors excellence in the home building industry and are divided into three categories:

Homes of the Year

Marketing and Advertising

Personal Achievement

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis was honored to receive this year’s prestigious Award for Remodeling Project of the Year, Overall Redesign, over $400,000.

Joe Roeser, President of Roeser Home Remodeling was quoted as saying, “Brandi Ward, our Director of Design and I worked very closely with the homeowners to try and make sure every want and need requested was met in designing their addition – along with re-designing the existing space.” He continued by saying, “However, it is always a team effort to bring what’s on paper to life. Starting with our Architect, Ann Begemann, Project Manager, Steve Lauer and our entire team at Roeser who all care about how the end product is not only functional but holds high standards to maintaining craftsmanship that is beautiful and long lasting.”

The HBA SMAC Awards were judged by members of the Women’s Council of Realtors and St. Charles County Association of Realtors.

Roeser Home Remodeling: Serving your construction needs with family-owned pride, exceptional craftmanship and professional integrity.

“We Build to Bring Your Vision Home”.

 

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Roeser Contributing Sponsor for “Competition in a Box”

(Pictured from left to right) Eva Fryer-Payne, Family Homes; Trisha McConkey, Associated Bank; Cindy Roeser, Roeser Home Remodeling; Christy Nalley, Metro Electric Lighting; Jan Hibbs, Hibbs Home; Thiessa Schmittgens, Pella Windows and Doors; (Not pictured but on the Sub Committee) Kathleen Crowley, Spire; Sally Hentz, Benton Home Builders.

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis hosted a student chapter “Competition in a Box” for some local area participating schools. There were three schools and six teams of three students involved in the event this year. The goal is to encourage more schools and students to participate in the coming years.

This event is a one-day competition designed to provide tech students, already semi-skilled, an opportunity to develop and showcase many needed skills in the home building industry. The “Competition in a Box”  was designed in multiple choice format with participating students answering questions about blueprints and construction methods. They were not easy questions and it really helped the students to see the home building industry can be both challenging and rewarding.

In addressing the nationwide labor shortage, it is important for young students to realize there are many rewarding careers in the Home Building Industry. Events such as “Competition in a Box” are designed to help make the students aware of all the different careers and opportunities available to them after graduation, along with providing many with needed connections to local businesses and HBA members.

There were many contributors at this year’s event. Cindy Roeser of Roeser Home Remodeling in St. Louis contributed by helping grade student papers along with Trisha McConkey of Associated Bank. Roeser Home Remodeling also helped sponsor the event by providing nine $20 gift certificates to QT that were put in student bags. Atlas 46, DeWalt Tools, Home Depot, and St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council sponsored prizes for the winners of the competition. Other sponsors included ABF Security, Spire, and Associated Bank. Members of the HBA’s Professional Women in Building Council also donated gift cards and other items for participating students.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 companies representing the residential construction industry. The goal for the local St. Louis student chapter is to connect members with students to provide job shadowing, internships and opportunities after graduation.

Click here for more info about this event.

(Photo shared with permission from stlouiscnr.com)

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What’s Cooking in Your Kitchen?

In today’s modern family, the kitchen serves many more purposes than food preparation and meals. Maybe we have pleasant memories of momma cooking in the kitchen. The smells of fried chicken, Sunday dinners and fresh baked bread can trigger wonderful memories family togetherness. We want to share those feelings and continue to make more memories for our families. While the kitchen of today is still built on the needs of family and functionality, the styles and purposes have transformed and evolved to meet today’s busy lifestyles.

When it comes to home remodeling, the kitchen is often the first place to start. In the St. Louis and Kirkwood areas, there are many beautiful homes that were built just long enough ago that doing a kitchen remodel just makes sense. Young families of today make this room the center point for daily activities and family bonding. A remodel can open-up an area and add more useable space.

Homeowners often hesitate to begin a remodel project, thinking it would disrupt the family routine.  Roeser Home Remodeling can put your mind at ease. There are many reasons why a remodel is the right choice for your family

Functionality is Key

Probably the most obvious reason for a remodel is that it has become outdated. Perhaps the functionality is compromised. Maybe the actual components and hardware are showing signs of wear and age. Correcting this would require  more than another coat of paint.

An updated kitchen adds value and marketability to your home. Even if you are planning on staying in your home, a remodel can put the value of your home where it needs to be. If considering a sale, this room is often of critical importance to buyers. Roeser Home Remodeling can offer a variety of styles and options for your remodeling project. Let us take your kitchen from boring and drab, to fresh and exciting.

Energy savings is important to homeowners, for economical and environmental reasons. A kitchen remodel can include modern energy efficient appliances, and natural lighting to save on electricity. There are many energy saving options, like smart appliances, solar and skylights to let in more natural sunlight. All will save you money and stress to the environment.

A Kitchen Remodel Can Change How You Live

A remodel can add to the overall health of your family. A third of home-owners report they are leading healthier lifestyles after having their kitchen updated, according to Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017. This study showed homeowners having more family time, less take-out meals, more entertaining, and healthier eating habits. A remodel can make everyone in the family happier and excited about spending more time together. Features like a breakfast bar or island, more counter space, and built in appliances can encourage family members to linger. Whatever the motivation for a remodel, Roeser Home Remodeling can turn your dreams into reality. Call us today for a kitchen remodel consultation.

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Is Your Home Having a Midlife Crisis?

How to Know When It’s Time to Intervene

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, or your whole house, Roeser Home Remodeling knows that sometimes it’s hard to figure out when and where to start. Many neighborhoods in St. Louis and the Kirkwood area have classic design homes that have been standing for years. No doubt you have come to love your neighborhood and have gotten comfortable in your home. Our homes become our havens, our places of refuge. For many homeowners, change comes with uncertainty and a level of apprehension. So, how do we know when our home is having a midlife crisis and decide that it’s time to intervene?

The first obvious sign that your home is having a midlife crisis are age and wear. Look around your home. Notice your cabinets, appliances, flooring, and faucets. Are they old and in need of repair or replacement? Do they look out of date and drab? What about your countertops? Are they cracking or peeling? Of course, the need for a home remodel is usually more important than just cosmetics. What is behind the walls? Are the water pipes showing signs of wear? Is the electrical system and design of your home up to current code? There are many factors to consider. So, how do we know when it’s time to intervene and begin the process of remodeling our home?

One suggestion that has been helpful to homeowners is to make a checklist. A checklist can be helpful in several ways. It can identify what you love about your home and what you would want to change. It also can give you answers as to why. Why do you need more closet space? Why do you need an additional bathroom or bedrooms? The answers to the “why” questions can put your mind at ease and help you determine what you want to get out of your home remodeling project.

Let’s consider a few reasons why a homeowner would decide it’s time to start a remodeling project.

More Space

One of the number one reasons homeowners begin to consider remodeling their home is the fact that they need more space. You come to realize that you have just outgrown your home! Maybe it was just the two of you at first, then your family began to grow. As time went on, you may have added children and pets to your cozy home, yet you need something different, something that fits your growing family better and gives everyone more room. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you envision an open floor plan, perhaps revolving around the kitchen or living areas adding an easier flow to the home. Larger family dinners, homework space, quiet conversations and general family time together may be easier with open floor plan areas that give you more space. More people in the family can also mean that you now may need more closet space, counter space, cabinet space, and overall floor space for your family. It could be that the number of bedrooms and bathrooms may no longer be adequate. Or maybe you want to be able to entertain more. An added deck, patio or outside living area may be exactly what fits your need. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you make an evaluation of, not only cost, but what areas of remodeling can best fit your family.

Efficiency

Depending on the age of your home, or even to stay on top of current trends many homeowners decide its time to remodel to save energy. Technological advances in today’s home products are designed to save you time and money. New energy efficient kitchen appliances, insulated windows, furnace, air conditioning, water heaters, added insulation and roofing solar panels are of a few of the upgrades that you can decide to install in your home remodeling project.

Aesthetics

Many homeowners decide its time for an intervention in their home simply because the age or lay-out is out of date and drab. Perhaps you love the area, the neighborhood, and the convenience of where you live, but you want a more stream line or comfortable feel to your home. You want your home aesthetic to fit who you are in the life you live. Roeser Home Remodeling stays on top of current trends in the home remodeling industry as an award-winning design company, we can take your vision and turn it into the home of your dreams.

These are just a few of the possible reasons why your home might be experiencing a midlife crisis and need a home remodeling intervention. No doubt you can think of many more personal reasons why now is the time to make the decision to remodel your home. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you every step of the way. Let us show you how we take the guess work out of the home remodeling process and how beautiful your home can be.

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