Archives for Home Remodeling

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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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 and us being called in to eat. The smells of fried chicken, Sunday dinners and fresh baked bread can trigger our taste buds and hearts for family togetherness and love. 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. So, what’s cooking in your kitchen?

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.

Many homeowners may hesitate to begin a remodel project, thinking it would disrupt the family routine or not be affordable. Roeser Home Remodeling can put your mind at ease. There are many reasons why a remodel is the right choice for your family.

Probably the most obvious reason for a kitchen remodel is that it has become outdated. Not only has the functionality been compromised, but the actual components and hardware may be showing signs of wear and age. This would show in your existing cabinets, appliances, flooring and overall space, and would require much 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 you are considering selling in the future, the kitchen is often the make or break room of the house for prospective buyers. Roeser Home Remodeling can offer a variety of styles and options for your remodeling project that will take your kitchen from boring and drab to fresh and exciting.

Energy saving is important today to homeowners. Not just for the pocketbook but also for the environment. A kitchen remodel can include modern energy efficient appliances, and natural lighting to save on electricity. There are many energy saving options, from smart appliances, solar and skylights to let in more natural sunlight, all saving you money and less stress to the environment.

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 that homeowners reported having more family time, more home cooking, less take-out meals, more entertaining, and general healthier eating habits. A remodel can make everyone in the family happier and excited about spending more time together. Features that can contribute to those feelings are a breakfast bar or island, more cabinet space, more counter space, and built in appliances. 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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PRESS RELEASE: Roeser Home Remodeling – Best of Houzz 2018

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis

Awarded Best of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

St. Louis, Missouri, January 17, 2018 – Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis has won “Best of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The family owned St. Louis based home design and remodeling company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Build it right, build it well and stand behind your word and your work.”

“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year’s recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”

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About Roeser Home Remodeling
We are a family business and take pride in the fact that we now have a second generation working with us. Located in Kirkwood, Missouri, we have been in business for over 30 years. Our company is built on integrity, commitment, and trust. We believe in providing award-winning designs along with simple, straightforward communication.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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Home Remodeling is Not a Game of Chance Roeser Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling is Not a Game of Chance

If Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis told you that your home remodeling project is not a game of chance, would you believe us? Of course, you would. Reputable home remodeling companies do not leave your project to chance. There are certain steps that a home remodeling company takes to ensure the success of your home remodeling or home addition projects.

The beginning of the home remodeling project starts with budget. The homeowner should have a realistic budget in mind, not some phantom, obscure idea that just because you want it, you can leave the budget to chance and somehow, even magically, your project will be exactly like your home remodel vision. Life is not like that, and neither is your home remodel project. It takes various aspects of planning, designing, and a realistic approach to what you want versus what your budget is.

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Red Tape Regulations – Hiring a Professional Home Remodeler Makes Good Sense

What do you think is the worst thing? Getting lost in red tape or falling through the cracks? Either way, the outcome is the same. Getting lost in red tape implies a never-ending spool of confusion, from which you cannot escape. Falling through the cracks is a sure-fire way of never getting anywhere, being invisible, not noticed or cared about.

When it comes to home remodeling in the St. Louis area, you do not want either outcome. Your home remodeling project should not be confusing or make you feel as if you didn’t accomplish what you wanted for your project. Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis can help you sort through these red tape issues while not compromising what you want for your home remodeling project.

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St. Louis Kitchen remodel with washer/dryer - Roeser Home Remodeling

Not Your Grandma’s Kitchen

Most of us have fond memories of our grandma’s kitchen. The smells, the sounds, the interesting never seen before gadgets. Sometimes, even now, I bet a certain smell can take you back to that kitchen again. I still remember sitting at my grandma’s small white porcelain topped table, watching her do her grandma magic, dressed in a frilly white apron. The memories created have been building blocks leading up to what is now a modern super kitchen.

Kitchens today mean more than just making a meal. It’s where families spend most their time. The modern kitchen is the center of family life. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, or newly building one, today’s consumer has a certain view of what they want it to be. While not wanting your grandma’s kitchen, you want the feel to remain the same. Having warmth and the feeling of home is just as important now as it was then.

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Investing in Your Home Through Technology Roeser Home Remodeling St Louis

Investing in Your Home Through Technology

Technology and your home are two things that can merge together as a wise investment. Smart technology today is everywhere. Our phones, watches, cars, personal assistants, and now even our homes can be smart with new technology. Investing in your home’s technology is no longer a thing of the future.

So, how smart are you? We have all heard the saying, “Out with the old and in with the new”. This is certainly true when it comes to home remodeling, and smart technology. Life just became easier with the touch of a button or a voice command. Years ago, we only saw these conveniences in science fiction movies or read about them in books. The future has arrived and it is now. Home technology is a must-have and Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis can make it a reality for you.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis stays ahead of the game with cutting edge trends. By working with technology and wireless integrators, we take the guess work out of it for you. Investing in your home with wireless technology is affordable and easy to retrofit without the need for new wiring. During a home remodel is the ideal time to integrate many of these smart home features.

Whole house automation can manage lighting, camera and security, voice commands and controls, temperature settings, and even alert you to energy consumption. Wireless environmental alarms, shades that automatically close at night, smart appliances, electronic locks that you can control from your smart phone, video doorbells, and even air freshener that evenly disperses into your home are only a few of the newest trends that can make your home more valuable.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis believes your home should be as smart as you want it to be. Let us help you into the newest features of technology in your home remodel project. Turning dreams about your home into today’s realities, we know how to make it happen. When it comes to investing in your home’s technology, “Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.”

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Brandi Ward, Roeser Home Remodeling Forty Under 40

Brandi Ward – Roeser Home Remodeling – 2016 Forty Under 40

Design Specialist – Brandi Ward
Roeser Home Remodeling, St. Louis, Mo.

Professional Remodeler 2016 – Forty Under 40 – Brandi Ward

A love of design permeates all of Ward’s endeavors. From furniture selections to the smallest detail, Ward enlists all the elements of a space to play a role in reinforcing visual cohesion in a project. She brings a flair for working with shape, color, texture, and different materials to all of her projects, and one design discipline informs the other.

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Structural Integrity- Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

Structural Integrity – The Backbone of a Home Remodel Project

Imagine yourself inside your beautifully designed new home addition. As you hang the last picture, you stop to reminisce about how much enjoyment your family will have in the new space. You can see the family gathered around the game table, playing cards, laughing together. Drinks being served and snacks expertly positioned on the new wet bar, so that everyone can relax and have a good time. This home addition was exactly what your family needed.

As you live in your new space, no one will give any thought to the details and work that went into the structural integrity of your new home addition. Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis wants it that way. The structural integrity of your home remodeling project should be expertly completed and not one thought, from you, the customer, ever going to the process.

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Competitive Bidding – How to Avoid the Pitfalls Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

Competitive Bidding – How to Avoid the Pitfalls

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis knows that in today’s world there is competition. It exists everywhere you look… from politics, to sports teams, cosmetics, and internet search engines. Everybody wants to be the best, to be on top, and to be the winner!

The home remodeling industry is no exception. Of course, Roeser Home Remodeling wants to be your first and only choice in a home remodeling project. Does that mean we don’t expect competition? No. We know you want the best value for your home remodeling dollar. You work hard for your money and you deserve the best. At Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis, that is what we strive to give you. The best service, the best workmanship, the best craftsmanship, and the best value, for all your home remodeling needs.

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Pantser or Planner? How to Keep Ahead of the Times Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

Pantser or Planner? How to Keep Ahead of the Times

A “pantser” is someone who has no clear direction or plan. They fly by the seat of their pants. Being a “pantser” makes it difficult to be productive and accomplish tasks on time. What does this have to do with the home remodeling industry?

No home remodeling company starts out by being what is known as a “pantser”. Most home remodelers take pride in knowing their industry. The problem is that the business of home remodeling continues to evolve and change. If a company does not keep ahead of the changes and continue to learn, then they could fall into the trap of being a “pantser”. How, then do you keep ahead of the times in the home remodeling industry?

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Relationships Cemented in Trust Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

Relationships Cemented by Trust

Roeser Home Remodeling in St. Louis, knows how important it is to build trust between customers and business associates. You might say that trust is the foundation cornerstone, or cement for any great relationship. Families, friendships, and business partnerships all need that one element to thrive and be successful. Yet, trust isn’t always easy to come by. It requires hard work and sometimes years to build and maintain. Home remodeling is no different. Trust is a key element needed to accomplish your home remodeling project. Here’s how…

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Did I Hear You Correctly? How to Make a Success of Your Remodeling Project – Through Effective Communication

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis realizes the idea of effective communication is not new. Most of us would agree that for any relationship to be a success, there must be good communication. We must be able to hear correctly.

Take for example a couple who were very different in their communicating style. They even joked that when she heard him talk, all she heard was, Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. When he heard her talk, all he heard was Eek Eek Eek Eek Eek. Was one style of communication any better than the other? No. Each had their own unique style of communication. Did they learn how to effectively communicate even though they were so different? Absolutely. They have been married over 30 years.

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What Makes a Home Remodel Project Successful?

People measure success in various ways. A baby taking its first steps, a child learning to read, a runner in a race placing first, graduating high school or college… depending on who you talk to, accomplishing these tasks can all be considered success. Is success then, a matter of opinion?

How do you measure the success of a home remodeling project? In the beginning, it may be like that baby taking its first steps. Getting the project off the ground might be a little wobbly at first. As the home remodeling project continues, you should be able to see steady progress.

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Are We There Yet? How Long is this Remodel Going to Take? Roeser Home Remodeling

Are We There Yet? How Long is this Remodel Going to Take?

People are impatient. I know, it’s hard to believe. In the real world, people really only want to hear what they want to hear. It is the same in the home remodeling world. It is easy to be impatient. You have a vision of what you want your home to look like. You want it done yesterday. Yes, yesterday.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis understands the frustration that comes with any home remodeling project. 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?

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Mark Talley Makes the Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 List

Roeser Home Remodeler’s Production Coordinator is named a top professional by remodeling industry magazine

The remodeling industry is in constant need of young, talented professionals to take us, our homes, and our profession into the next chapter of the industry.   Every year Professional Remodeler names those who display “sheer excellence” on their 40 Under 40 list.

Roeser Home Remodeling’s Production Coordinator, Mark Talley, earned a spot on the list of 40 Under 40 for the Class of 2015. The national publication cites Talley’s ability to look at a project from all angles, particularly that of the business.  Talley’s success has influenced many of the smaller trade-contractors to run their projects just as efficiently.  Working closely with other team members, Talley has helped to streamline the processes for every project and shares his success with the designer and project manager he works so closely with on a daily basis.

Read Mark Talley 40 Under 40 profile.

Mark Talley said, “It’s an honor to be recognized by Professional Remodeler.  I feel fortunate to work with an office and field staff that cares about everyone they come in contact with.  It is also shows the importance that Roeser Home Remodeling puts on education, leadership, and customer service.  All this has helped me grow as a person and a leader in all areas of my life.”

http://www.proremodeler.com/mark-talley-taking-ownership

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Tear It Up – Home Remodeling

A project brought to you by Roeser Home Remodeling and a group of dedicated partners.

Don’t tear it down, TEAR IT UP!

Our team of experts — a realtor, a loan officer, and a home remodeler — have come together to show homeowners an alternative to the home buying process. Home Remodeling in St. Louis lets you live in the neighborhood of your choice.

The TEAR IT UP-STL team will guide you through the daunting process of buying a home in a neighborhood you love, processing the perfect financial option to fit your needs and creating a home unique to you and your community. Whether you want to tear up one room, three rooms, or the whole house — we’ve got you covered.

 

http://www.tearitupstl.com/

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