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Great Winter Remodel Projects

January is a great time for winter remodel projects. In fact, once the holidays are over and the decorations stowed away, you might be ready to work on something fresh and fun for the new year. Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean your home improvement projects should come to a halt.

Winter remodel projects also usually come with a smaller price tag. Contractors generally have a lot of down time during the winter. This means they have greater availability and lower rates, which saves any homeowner valuable time and money.

Of course not every home improvement project is well-suited for cold weather. Here are four ways you can tackle common home improvements this winter.

Basements Make Great Winter Remodel Projects

One of the reasons remodeling isn’t too popular during the winter is because many projects expose the interior to the elements. Instead of getting a new roof, then, it makes sense to turn your attention toward your basement.

Maybe you want to create a space for grandchildren, or an in-law suite. Or this might be the time you create the home office you’ve always wanted. Even just adding built-ins can give a fresh look to a space you already love.

There are several benefits to remodeling a basement in the winter. Since it is underground, almost all of the work can be done inside. Additionally, rates are lower and contractor availability is greater, meaning installations are more efficient and affordable than any other time of year.

Enhance your home’s insulation

Insulating before the weather turns harsh could save you big on your electric bill. The benefits of increased insulation continue past the winter and into the summer, too. The most common areas in need of insulation are typically attics, basements or crawl spaces.

Before you make adjustments, though, you’re best off having your home evaluated by a professional. Experts can accurately pinpoint the areas of your house that are surrendering the most amount of energy. That way, you’ll get the most out of your improvements.

Install hardwood flooring

Have you been thinking about installing hardwood floors for a while? Winter introduces the perfect weather conditions for new hardwood floors.

You are less likely to experience any gapping between newly laid boards. The decreased humidity also decreases your chances of experiencing any water damage. Finally, any adhesive used during the installation faces a quicker dry time due to the air quality.

Hardwood floors add value to your home. Whether you are replacing carpet or old floors, you are guaranteed to have a fresh new look. New wood floors also increase insulation so your home feels just a little more cozy.

 

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Bathroom remodel – St. Louis Roeser Home Remodeling

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Make Your Bathroom a Winter Remodel Project

This is an excellent project once the winter months have arrived. If you’ve grown used to cracked or moldy fixtures, now may be the time to replace them. This can also have the benefit of adding to your bathroom’s efficiency if the new models are a drastic improvement.

Also, for reasons similar to the addition of hardwood floors, laying new tiles is easier when the weather is cooler. It may be a bit of a commitment, but a simple tile project can reinvigorate your bathroom.

Whatever your remodeling needs, we’d love the opportunity to lend a hand. Since 1985, we’ve made it our goal to provide excellent and honest customer service. If you are in need of professional input, please don’t hesitate to contact us or schedule a consultation.

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Kitchen Remodel Timeline

What is the remodel timeline for a kitchen renovation? It’s one of the most common questions we hear from clients. Whether you want to know so you can plan an event, or you simply just want to know when your home will be back to normal, here are a few guidelines that can help.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis understands the frustration that comes with any kitchen remodel timeline. Let’s face it. This is our business and we are excellent at what we do, but this is your life, your home, your peaceful abode, even your sanctuary.

So, what’s the bottom line? How long is your home remodel going to take?

Every Project Has a Different Remodel Timeline

At Roeser Home Remodel, we know that you work hard for your money. It will not be wasted and no matter how large or how small your home remodel project, value will never be compromised. With that being said, it only makes sense that a home remodel project with an estimated cost of $100,000 vs a project estimated at $400,000 will have different timeframes.

General Steps

Planning

The most fun you’ll probably have is planning your new kitchen and how you want it to look. The design phase allows you to pick and choose your new appliances, flooring, countertops, paint colors, and one of the best parts, new kitchen cabinets.

Think about it. You know what you want and you want it yesterday. The reality of it is that once your home remodel vision is conceptualized and the design begins, you got it.

But remodeling inventory that is in stock vs. custom order materials obviously will have a different timeframe. For instance, if your home remodeling dream is custom kitchen cabinets, made to order, then it will take longer to achieve the dream.

Permitting

No matter where you live, and St. Louis is no exception, if you begin a kitchen remodel project, there will be permits involved. Roeser Home Remodeling will work with you and make sure all permits are acquired in a timely fashion. We want your kitchen remodel timeline to stay on track.

The variable here is you are working with city or county government employees to obtain the necessary permits. Many times there are homeowners’ associations that will also need to give the go ahead for a home remodeling project.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis believes that the best way to deal with variables and complete your kitchen remodeling project in a timely fashion is to be simple and straightforward with our clients. We are polite, professional, and accommodating to your needs as a homeowner. After all, this is your home, where you live and spend quality family time. We do not want the home remodeling project to take one minute longer than necessary.

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Kitchen Remodel Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

In general, the steps are usually the same for most remodel projects. Here’s a general outline of your kitchen remodel timeline.

Removing Your Kitchen

The first step after you have made all of your design decisions is for the existing kitchen to be taken out. This demolition phase includes removing your existing cabinets, flooring, countertops, and appliances. This process prepares your kitchen for your new look.

Mechanicals Installation

This part involves the installation of the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.

Flooring and More

Next is the installation of the insulation and drywall. The drywall is prepped, installed, and primed so that your kitchen is ready for the next phase of the remodel. Your new floor is also installed during this phase.

Countertops and Cabinets

Now it’s time for one of the most exciting parts of your kitchen remodel and this part means you’re nearing the end and almost ready to be finished. The cabinets are fitted to make sure they’re perfect, without gaps or unevenness.  Head to Wellborn Cabinetry’s Inspiration Gallery for more ideas.

If you selected granite countertops, they are fabricated, which takes around 10 days. Once they are fabricated, the slab is created, delivered, and installed.

Almost Done

Now comes the part where your hardwood floors are finished, the plumbing fixtures are completed, the final trim and your backsplashes are done, and painting is started and completed. Your kitchen remodel is now in the homestretch and it’s almost ready for you to use.

Final Phase

The final phase of a kitchen remodel includes the installation of your electrical fixtures and new appliances. Once that is done, the cleanup is completed and you can finally use your new kitchen.

 

Keeping it Stress Free

We suggest making some other arrangements during the construction phase of your remodel. Expect more microwave and takeout meals.

Keep an open line of communication. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis believes that the best way to deal with variables and complete your home remodeling project in a timely fashion is to be simple and straightforward with our clients.

We are polite, professional, and accommodating to your needs as a homeowner. After all, this is your home, where you live and spend quality family time. We do not want the home remodeling project to take one minute longer than necessary.

Even in the best of circumstances, your home remodel will take time. So let’s talk about your expectations. Roeser Home Remodeling does not want to leave you in the dark. The dark can be scary. We believe in open, honest communication.

Variables

When it comes to a kitchen remodel timeline, no matter if you live in St. Louis or the surrounding areas, there is one word to keep in mind. Variables. In the home remodeling world, this word means change. There are certain things that can change and affect the timeframe of a home remodel.

The three most common variables are project design, budget and permitting. Our team will be in communication about any changes in the timeline, as the project moves forward.

How Can a Homeowner Help?

As a homeowner, there are certain steps that you can take to expedite the kitchen remodeling timeline.

This includes:

  • Having a clear vision of what you want.
  • Being as detailed as possible.
  • Minimize any changes once the home remodeling project has begun.

Anything that is changed once the work has started will cause a delay to the final timeframe. Insist on deadlines and weekly project updates.

Are we there yet? You won’t even need to ask. As a customer of Roeser Home Remodeling, you will already know. Your home remodeling project might not be done yesterday, but it will be completed in a timely fashion, with professional, courteous and skilled craftsmen, giving you the home remodel of your dreams…even with all of the variables!

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Kitchen Island Benefits

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If you love to cook for your family or entertain, or both, you know kitchen storage is always a problem. The addition of a kitchen island could be the solution. Kitchen islands can be customized with drawers, cabinets, shelves and amenities.

Not only is an island a beautiful addition, it will also help you organize your kitchen. Islands are the perfect place to hide away the usual messiness of cooking, as well as things like trash cans, cleaning or kitchen tools that don’t fit easily into cabinets and drawers.

Here are some other benefits of adding a kitchen island.

Room to Prep and Cook

The most common reasons people choose to add an island to their kitchen is because it creates additional cooking space. This is especially important in homes with little counter space.

Furthermore, no matter the amount of counter space you have, additional cooking space can be invaluable for the family that loves to cook together. It can provide the room needed for everyone to work together in the kitchen at the same time.

A Gathering Point

If your home is the “hub” on your block or in your family, an island can be a great point for people to linger. Adding bar stools at the island can create a space for family and friends to gather, talk, eat, and relax while you are cooking. It also makes your meal prep a communal experience.

Island seating can also serve as a study station where kids can work on homework or craft projects. It’s also a great landing spot for having a cup of coffee with a friend. Islands bring people together.

Kitchen Island Amenities

Islands can also add additional amenities to your kitchen. An island is the perfect place to add a wine fridge. Even if you are not a wine connoisseur, a kitchen island is a great, out-of-sight place to add a beverage fridge or pull out fridge/freezer drawers for additional storage space.

You could also consider adding a prep sink in your island to increase its functionality. An additional oven or a warming drawer for large get-togethers are also great choices.

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St. Louis Kitchen Remodel – Roeser Home Remodeling

 

Kitchen islands are easily customized to your lifestyle and preference. There are a wide variety of amenities available that will increase functionality and usability of your kitchen.

When remodeling your kitchen, it is important to consider additions that will increase your kitchen’s functionality. For many homeowners, adding an island to their kitchen allows them to better utilize the space they have. An island can improve the way they use their kitchen.

While we have highlighted a few of the benefits of adding an island to your kitchen, there are many more reasons to consider doing so.

Contact us to find out more about the many benefits of installing an island in your kitchen.

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Laundry Room Makeovers

Improving your laundry room is a great way to add freshness and functionality to your home. Whether your laundry room is in the garage, basement or closet,  an upgraded laundry room can make you feel differently about your entire home–maybe even about your laundry.

Where

If you don’t already have a separate laundry room, choose your location carefully. Set up your laundry close to where dirty laundry collects, or near the bedrooms where clean laundry goes. Here are a few options to consider when thinking about location:

  • Near the back door
  • Kitchen
  • Closet
  • Bathroom
  • Mudroom

Waterproof floors under the washing machine are essential, as unexpected flooding can occur. This is especially important if your laundry room is located on the second floor.

The vibration of the washing machine can create unnecessary noise. If your placement options are limited, we may use some materials to limit machine noise.

Here are some simple laundry ideas to organize, add value and refresh your space.

Add Some Color

Paint is a simple way to update your laundry area. Our decorating team can help your choose themes of bright colors that will raise your mood. Don’t forget the interior of the laundry closet. This is a great place to add some color or a fun wallpaper.

New Counters

Counter space is key in the laundry to make sorting and folding laundry easy work. Create a custom laundry room design by adding a counter over your side-by-side washer and dryer.

If you have the square footage, add an island to your laundry room to increase counter space.

Built-In Cabinets

Want to take your laundry room to the next level? You might consider installing kitchen cabinets around your washer and dryer. A simple cabinet contrasted with a bright wall color or paper is a fun combination. Changing out hardware and adding a shelf or towel rack is a great way to add a little style.

Creative Washer and Dryer Mounting

If you don’t have enough space to keep your washer and dryer side by side, stack them vertically. This is a great way to work with smaller spaces while still having a functional laundry area.

Enhance your washer and dryer area by eliminating bending to load and unload the washer and dryer. Create a storage area in the space under the washing machine and dryer. Some manufacturers of washing machines and dryers offer elevated storage units on matching electrical surfaces.

Extra Storage

Wall cubicles, floating shelves, baskets and clothes bars are all good storage options in a laundry room. Be sure to add a dirty laundry sorting system to save time when doing laundry.

Upgrade Lighting

Laundries are often found in dark spaces or rooms without windows, so good lighting is important. Add lighting under the cabinet or large top lamps to illuminate and expand the space. Good lighting will also make it easier for you to see what you are doing.

Beautiful lighting fixtures are not only practical, but they enhance the design of a laundry room.

Accessories That Hide Laundry

A wall or cabinet mounted drop-down ironing board is a great way to hide clutter. Most designs not only hide the ironing board away, but have enough room for storing your iron and laundry supplies. A wall-mounted drying rack is another smart option for air drying delicates like lingerie or sweaters.

Multi-purpose Laundry Room

Of course you don’t have to use the laundry room for just laundry. Creating a Multi-function laundry room is a great solution if you have limited space. Here are some other ways you might share your new laundry space:

  • Mud Room
  • Craft Room
  • Household Storage
  • Sports Equipment Storage

Ready to Make a Change?

Are you ready to do something new and fun with your laundry space? Contact our design team and start sharing your ideas. Then let us take it from there.

 

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Designers In Demand – Brandi Ward

We’re celebrating another accolade for the Roeser Home Remodeling design team. Here’s what St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine had to say about Brandi Ward, our Director of Design, in their “Designers in Demand” section.

“Our special Designers in Demand section introduces you to local designers and tastemakers who can help guide you through the exciting world of interior design. With their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not, they bring you the newest and greatest products, looks and designs for your home.”

Design Career

Brandi’s career has been marked by success. She began her career by representing Columbia College Chicago with the honorable Driehaus Award. She was also named Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 for 2016. She is an amazing talent. Her love of design, from selection of furniture to the smallest of details has made Brandi an outstanding member in the St. Louis Business community.

She has also earned two certifications– CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) and CGP (Certified Green Professional). And she is a member of the PWBC (Professional Women in Building Council) at our local Home Builders Association.

Learn more about this skilled, talented, award-winning designer.

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Home Office Design in 2020

Home office design promises to be a big area of growth for interior designers in 2020. More and more freelancers, contractors, entrepreneurs and professionals are working from home. Once a temporary solution to an overcrowded office or a matter of convenience for a regional executive, today’s electronics allow us to stay “plugged in” from our dining room tables.

More and more home commuters are becoming more and more permanent. Therefore, the corner of the dining room table just doesn’t work very well anymore as a home office.

Carving Out a Home Office Space

Different jobs require a different kinds of work spaces. Think about what you need to do your job, and also how you might want it to look. Good design is not only functional, but also beautiful.

Think about your work tasks and figure out what works best for you. Is your job creative? If so, perhaps you need a space next to a window. Do you work with numbers, legal or medical issues? These types of jobs might require areas that are more private and quiet.

If you don’t already have the right kind of physical space needed for your home office, the team at Roeser Home Remodeling can help create one. Our Roeser team can build rooms or dividers to provide the level of privacy and quiet you need to be productive. We can also create a private entrance for home commuters who occasionally meet with clients at home.

Aesthetics Matter

Mindfulness in Home Office Design

Our lives are moving faster and growing more complicated by the day. Trend reports from Pinterest say there was a 200% increase in the term ‘mindfulness’ in searches related to decor during the last year. So it’s no surprise our clients are looking for ways to create spaces that celebrate and protect their quiet time.

Nowhere is this more important than in a home office design. Minimizing distractions is key whether you work from a corner in a brightly painted bedroom, or from a hideout in a revamped basement bedroom.

The Disappearing Home Office

A disappearing kitchen is a trend in modern home design. The idea is that after dinner, everything is cleaned up and stored away in very simple cabinets. The kitchen “disappears.” The same concept can be applied to a home office. Files can be tucked away in cabinets. Office tools can stored in drawers. Even the desk can be folded into the wall at the end of the day. This particular style can be very popular for those who prefer minimalist living.

Home Office Lighting

Whether you want to open up a room to more natural light, or add more focused overhead lighting, the right lighting can have a huge influence on your productivity.

Color

New Colors

IN 2019 PPG paints announced Nightwatch as their color of the year around the same time as Pantone announced Living Coral as theirs.

According to experts, the next year will make popular a fresh shade of green that brings together technology with the outdoors. ‘Neo Mint’ is predicted to popular choice in 2020.

The most important thing about color is that it feels good to you. While largely a matter of personal preference, there is some science behind the ability of color to affect our mood and level of concentration. Our professional decorating staff can answer your questions about color and guide you to some choices you will love.

Storage Re-Imagined

Thoughtful storage in a home office is about more than just hiding things from view. It’s about organizing your work in a way that makes sense for you. It’s about supporting your workflow so you aren’t always tackling or avoiding stacks of papers. Your home office shouldn’t be a place from which you need to escape. It should include function that supports your livelihood  and design that reflects your personal taste.

New Tools

The way we used to store our media has changed our homes and our lives. We don’t need storage containers for DVDs, CDs or even TVs. All these things are smaller or perhaps obsolete. Music, movies and TV are all accessible through mobile devices. The tools we use in our home office are different and usually smaller than than the ones we used ten years ago. Our home office designs need to reflect that change.

Some storage will always be needed. You need a place for some paper files and supplies. But most home commuters want a clean, well-lit workspace, clear of distractions.

If you’re ready to start 2020 with a fresh new home office, contact our Roeser Home Remodeling Design Team to discuss the possibilities. We are happy to take your questions.

 

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Plan Your Winter Remodel Now

It may seem too early to think about a winter remodel. It’s difficult to think about snow and ice when we’re still spending weekends at the pool. But in terms of planning, scheduling, and sourcing materials, winter is just around the corner.

If you’re considering some home improvements this year, there are some projects that are ideal for cold winter months. Whether you are planning a complete overhaul or some smaller improvements, Roeser Home Remodeling can guide you through the process from design to completion.

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchens are the most important room to most homes. We spend so much time in the kitchen. Whether you are staying in your home or planning to sell, a kitchen remodel is always a good investment.

Usually a kitchen remodel includes new cabinetry, flooring, countertops or other features. It can also include changing walls and opening up a room, or adding a window for more natural light. If you prefer materials like granite or marble, it might take some time to source these.

Do you want to completely redesign your space? Even if  you’re just looking for a cosmetic upgrade, beginning the planning process now is a great idea. There are so many choices when it comes to building materials. You’ll want some time to really think about your style choices before they become permanent.

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodels are another way to give a home a fresh new feel. If you want to transform your bathroom into a spa, or you want a more modern space for your family, you will need time to select the vanities, flooring, and fixtures.

As you begin your winter remodel planning, you can use our award-winning design staff at Roeser Home Remodeling, or you can research your own ideas. The Roeser team can then provide expert recommendations and work your ideas into a plan that will thrill you. If you like, we can show you what we’ve done in other homes. Take a look at our portfolio to see some of the remodeling projects we’ve completed around the St. Louis area.

Home Additions

Creating additional storage space is a common request. Have a look at our gallery and some of the projects we’ve done. We’ve created beautiful storage solutions and closets you’ll never want to leave. We’ve also added on porches and family rooms. We’ve moved walls to create new living spaces.  When considering additions, here are some of your remodel choices.

  • Sunroom Addition: Sunrooms allow you to enjoy the outdoor while being protected from outside elements.
  • Second-Story Addition: This will give you the ability to double the size of your home without exceeding the existing footprint.
  • Bump-Out Additions: Expand your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room.
  • Two-Story Extensions: If your home is already two-story and you want to extend the living space on the first and second floors.

Planning Your Winter Remodel

Spring is one of the most popular times of the year for home renovations, but we are busy in every season. Schedule a consultation now to get a jump on the winter remodel schedule. Our calendar usually books through the winter for spring construction. Whatever time is most convenient for you, it doesn’t hurt to start planning early. Six months is not too much time.

Roeser Home Remodeling has a team of experienced and certified professionals who have completed award-winning remodel projects.

For more information on our services or about a winter remodel, contact us today. We’re happy to answer your questions.

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Spa Bathroom

What do the words “spa bathroom” bring to mind? Soft music, low lighting and a massage or facial? Spas are places to rejuvenate our bodies, minds and spirits. We don’t always have time to go to a spa but we can get many of the same benefits at home when we create a serene space for ourselves.

Whether your bathroom is a standard 8’x5′ or something significantly larger, you can have a bathroom that radiates luxury. That’s because a spa bathroom is more than the amount of square footage you have. It’s about the types and quality of the materials you use and the design of your space.

Below are some ideas to consider when planning your next bathroom remodeling project. What and how much you choose to use will depend on your budget and space but many can be incorporated in any home.

Use Natural Materials

The overarching aesthetic of many spas is in their natural textures. Two of the best natural floor and wall options are ceramic or stone tiles. Grout seals the seams from moisture. Some tiles and grout are available that are designed to repel water.

Bamboo is popular for it’s hardwood floor look but there are concerns using it in a bathroom. Purchase a high quality bamboo and be sure to seal it well, otherwise, the grass fibers of the bamboo will absorb water. The fibers also are susceptible to water damage from excessive humidity over long periods of time.

Separate the Tub

Separating the tub or shower from the rest of the room will give you a more private place to soak away your cares. Consider using an alcove if there’s one in place already. Enclosing it with a half wall is another way to give the tub a separate space with making it feel confined. Even a 3-panel room divider can give you a place to retreat behind. 

Add Shower Amenities

If your bathroom has a shower only – or a shower/tub arrangement – and a divider just isn’t an option, choose an opaque sliding door or curtain. This will give you the privacy you crave. Adding a rain shower head will bring the feeling of showering in the rain indoors. If you have a walk-in shower, a teak stool gives you seating for accessible showering or just a place to hold shower supplies.

Opt for a Calming Color Palette

There’s a reason bathrooms walls are often painted blue or green. The natural elements of water, light, sky and air support wellbeing. Their colors fall in the cool spectrum and are relaxing and subtle. Choose paint, furnishings and textures in these colors. Add a pop of red or orange for a little excitement.

Choose the Unique

Spas often have interesting and unique furnishings such as sinks that are leaf-shaped or geometric mirrors. A natural stone sink makes use of a natural material if it isn’t an option for your flooring or walls. Plants bring the outdoors inside. Bamboo has an exotic look to it. Or choose a humidity-loving plant.

Set the Mood with Light and Scent

Good lighting is important for applying make-up and other personal care tasks. But lights installed on dimmers let you to set the mood for a long soak in your tub. Another way to soften the lighting so you can relax is with candles. Wall niches keep candles tucked out of the way of shower curtains. Or place a reed diffuser there with essential oils for aromatherapy. 

No wall niche? Create a tablescape with some of these same elements. Fill a tray with fine sand, tuck in a few scented candles with decorative pebbles or pieces of glass and you’ve added one more element to create your spa bathroom. 

Let Roeser Home Remodeling Help

Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? Look through home decorating magazines and online for inspiration. Take or save pictures of the design ideas you like.

Then, when you’re ready to turn your ordinary bathroom into your home spa, call Roeser Home Remodeling. We can help you determine which design elements will work for your home and budget and assist you in creating a beautiful space for privacy and relaxation.

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Roeser Remodeling Team Receives Accolades

We have news!

Katie Hoffman (Our Director of Operations) was recently featured in Professional Remodeler’s Forty under 40 April 2019 issue.  She was nominated and honored under the leadership team category.

She follows in the footsteps of Mark Talley (Director of Production) who won 40 under 40 in July 2015  under the Production category, and  Brandi R. Ward (Director of Design) won 40 under 40 in May 2017 under the Design category.

Roeser Home Remodeling is in good shape for the future with these nationally recognized young leaders like these at the helm.

Always Learning

Continued education is always a focus at Roeser Home Remodeling and is proven that we are never too old to improve on what we think we already know.

Joe Roeser (President) just finished his last class and is officially a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR). CGR requires a 10 class total- two classes in each category; Marketing and Sales/ Business Administration/ Design, Estimating, and Job Costing/ Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management/ Project Management.

This requires travel to find when and where these classes are offered. Completing these requirements demands commitment and is a Nationally recognized designation.

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Kitchen Sink

A kitchen sink may not be your first thought when considering a kitchen remodel. Let’s face it, when someone walks into your kitchen, the sink is probably not the first thing they notice. If you have your kitchen remodeled, you may lavish over cabinetry, flooring or appliances. Rarely, do you give first thought to your kitchen sink.

Yet, in today’s modern kitchen remodel, with so many options, the kitchen sink deserves more than just an afterthought. It truly is the focal point of a modern Kitchen remodel and design. It is the necessary prep and clean up item that deserves not just great design and functionality, but also quality of material substance.

Choosing a Kitchen Sink

In every kitchen, the sink is, no doubt the most used item. It is used every day by multiple members of the household. Today’s kitchen remodels often include built-in items such as cutting boards, utensil trays, tea drawers, drying racks and colanders.

Therefore, kitchen design, including kitchen sinks have become just as popular as the other items associated with a kitchen remodel. With all the different designs, how do you decide which design is right for your kitchen remodel?

Roeser Home Remodeling Can Help

Roeser Home Remodeling can help you make the right decision regarding style and design. You want your kitchen sink to fit the style of your kitchen remodeling project, while still providing the best function and form. So, what are your options?

In the St. Louis area, while there may be overall popular kitchen remodel designs, including kitchen sinks, there are many designs that deserve your attention. What’s “popular” may not be entirely what you have in mind, or work for your lifestyle. Many homeowners are opting for larger single-basin sinks that make room for the clean up of bulky pots and pans. Often, these larger single-basin sinks are accompanied by smaller prep sinks that allow for easy clean-up of fruits and vegetables.

Kitchen Sink Design

There are several types of designs from which to choose. Let’s consider just a few.

Self-Rimming –  are durable, affordable and easy to clean. The most popular material for this sink is usually stainless steel.

Undermount – are installed below the countertop for a sleek seamless look. This type of kitchen sink design makes countertop clean up a breeze. This sink is usually made of enameled cast iron.

Apron – are designed with the country farmhouse look in mind. Historic, timeless, and designed to take you back to your roots but with a modern flair. These apron sinks come in porcelain, stainless steel, and copper. An added modern twist is also the incorporation of bamboo into the ageless apron sink giving it a new look and design aesthetic altogether.

Prep – were already mentioned regarding a supplement for a larger capacity bowl type sink. What wasn’t mentioned was that prep sinks come in a variety of shapes, styles and materials. Prep sinks are a great addition to your kitchen remodel regardless of the type of larger sink you decide upon. Think functional.

Integrated – are mainly designed to flow with the look of your countertops. Today’s modern integrated sinks are usually seen in conjunction with sleek modern styles of Quartz or Marble countertop materials. Many times, integrated sinks are considered high-end regarding kitchen beauty and functionality.

Island – have gained in popularity because you can add more functionality and space with this type of sink. Use of heat-resistant countertop materials and copper sink add to the overall beauty of the design.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis hopes this gives you some food for thought when it comes to choosing the best kitchen sink for your family and lifestyle. Function, beauty and style does not need to be compromised just because your kitchen sink is the most used item in your kitchen. Call us today and let Roeser Home Remodeling help you with options for the best kitchen sink to fit your needs and style in your kitchen home remodeling project.

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