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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.

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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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