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Outdoor Spaces Can be Functional and Beautiful

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Do you picture yourself sitting on your front porch, watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee in hand? Or enjoying a cool evening breeze as you watch the sunset from your patio? Perhaps you love watching a storm from the safety of your home. Outdoor spaces can add value and beauty to your home.

A deck, patio or porch are all great ways to enjoy your surroundings, relax after work or bring the family together. In addition, an outdoor space can also be an investment. One of the top returns on a remodeling or new construction project for homeowners is a deck or patio. Roeser Home Remodeling can work with you to create a functional and beautiful outdoor living space that fits your budget.

What is an Outdoor Space?

Outdoor spaces can be broken down into types – detached from or attached to the home; elevated or at ground level; enclosed or open. Any one of these can expand your living space and your enjoyment of your home.

When you’re thinking about expanding your home into the outdoors, there are some things you need to consider.

Examples of Outdoor Spaces

Before drawing up any design, first decide how you plan to use your new outdoor space. Here are some ideas.

Decks

step-down wood deck

Create an outdoor living space with a wood deck.

Do you envision entertaining a large crowd, cooking on your outdoor kitchen and dancing under the stars? Or do you prefer more intimate affairs with cozy seating around a fire pit as you and your guests talk deep into the night? Even large gatherings need quiet spaces, so a step-down from the main deck is a great option for both.

If you’ll be spending lots of time on your deck, consider the ages of your family members. Older members would benefit from wider steps with handrails. Having a deck with enclosed rails will keep babies and toddlers safe.

Decks are attached to the home and usually elevated several feet or more. They are made from a number of materials so you’ll be sure to find something that fits your budget. These include treated lumber, composite lumber, composite material, and aluminum. Aesthetically, any of these would work, depending on what you envision for your outdoor living space.

Patios

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A patio can extend your pool deck.

Patios differ from decks in several ways. They are built at ground level and can be attached or detached from the house. Patios can be made with pavers, poured or stamped concrete, salvaged bricks or tile.

Like a deck, a patio can be set up in distinct zones to get more out of your outdoor living space. If you have an in-ground pool, a patio can be an extension of its deck, making a better (and drier) transition from water to home. Adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace will allow you to use your outdoor space long into the cooler seasons.

You could even add a patio away from your home, using it as a foundation for a fire pit with seating.

Porches

Enjoy the sunrise on your porch

Watching the sunrise from your porch is one of life’s small pleasures. But more importantly, a front porch can give your home great curb appeal. A new or remodeled front porch from Roeser Home Remodeling can change the look of your home and add to your investment.

Porches can have any number of designs. It can wrap around two sides of the home with multiple doors leading to interior rooms. Or it can run the length of the front of the house.

Whatever the design or length, your porch signifies a transition from the outer world of public spaces to the home within the house. Make that transitional space uniquely yours with charming touches such as wicker furniture or porch swing, potted plants and a welcome mat or flag.

Enclosed porches/Sun rooms

screened in porch

A screened-in porch lets you enjoy outdoor spaces in comfort

A large deck, patio or remodeled porch might be the perfect fit for your family. However, if you want something that can be used in all sorts of weather, at all times of the year, then an enclosed porch or sun room is a good option.

Screened porches and sun rooms allow you to enjoy the outdoors while avoiding glaring heat, rain or pesky insects. Knowing how you will use the room, and during which seasons you would like to utilize the space, will help you decide which style best suits your family’s needs. If you want to keep bugs out, have a flow-through of air and don’t plan to extend your outdoor living space through winter, then a screened porch is for you.

A sun room is glass enclosed and is usually built on the side or back of a house. This is so the room can catch the southern or western sun, making it more likely to be used all year. Screens and sliding glass doors may also be installed for those who prefer to be able to open up the room and allow the fresh air to filter inside.

Conclusion

Whether you’re starting a project from the ground up or remodeling an existing feature, Roeser Home Remodling will make sure it keeps with the spirit and style of your home’s architectural roots so that everything flows and works together.

Call us today @ 314-822-0839. We can help you bring your vision to life.

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Smart Lighting is a Dynamic Design Feature

One of the greatest inventions of the 19th century was the light bulb. Illuminating our homes without having to light a kerosene lamp was a big step forward in lighting and security.

Conventional lights work by flipping a switch on and off. Sometimes they are hardwired into a dimmer switch, allowing you to adjust the mood and lighting of a room. It wasn’t until incandescent bulbs gave way to LED that changes in lighting technology picked up speed.

Today we have smart lighting, which gives you far more control. With this technology, you decide your lighting needs – from bright lights needed to vacuum to mood lighting for entertaining or movie-watching. And instead of flipping a switch or turning a dimmer, you’ll be able to use your voice or smart device to do it for you. 

What is smart lighting?

Lights are still connected to your home’s power; that isn’t likely to change in our lifetime. But now, smart LED bulbs that contain software can be used for smart lighting. With this smart technology, you can automate your lights or control them remotely.

This dynamic lighting feature is made possible with smart controls. There are two types of controls: voice control and wireless touch pads.

How does this work?

Wireless touch pads

Until now, the only way to get whole house control was to wire each individual switch or dimmer to a central controller. Threading wires through the walls was costly, time-consuming and labor intensive. Today, the switches “talk” to each other wirelessly and this makes the process easier and less expensive. You could do just a couple rooms at first, then finish the rest of your house as your budget allows.

Bluetooth

Your laptop and other devices use wi-fi, but these lighting devices use Bluetooth technology instead. If your internet goes down, your lights won’t.

Voice and smart phone control

Individual devices talk wirelessly to a central controller, basically a router. This controller is linked to a cloud server through the internet. Access your cloud server with a smart phone or voice control device such as Alexa or Siri.

How can I use this?

An app

A phone app gives homeowners ability to control lights from anywhere. This can be useful if you are out of town. You can set the app to turn on the lights in the house at a specific time, then change the lighting sequence a few days later to make it less predictable.

Voice controller

If you have something like Google Alexa, you can program it with specific lighting directions, such as turning off or dimming certain lights. Giving it a simple command such as, “Alexa, bedtime,” will set the program in motion.

Major light manufacturers such as Philips Hue and Ikea’s Trådfri line now integrate with voice controllers such as Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa.

Geofencing capability

Most people don’t like coming home to a dark house. Today’s smart lighting control systems are geofencing capable. This means that your phone can signal the router to switch on the lights when you turn onto your street or into your driveway.

What benefits to smart lighting are there?

Besides setting a mood, using smart lighting will save energy and money on your utility bill. 

Energy efficiency

Once you’ve programmed your lights to turn on and off in various rooms at specific times, you can forget about them until you make a change to the program. And if you’re ever unsure, you can always check it and turn it off remotely.

Smart LED bulbs also last much longer and generate less heat than the original light bulbs, using less energy.       

Automaton

Don’t like waking up to a dark house in winter? You can program certain lights to come on or program your bedroom light to gradually brighten, gently waking you up .

Conclusion

Smart lighting is here to stay. And why not? With the touch of a button or your voice, you can control your lights and save money and energy. If you’re considering a remodeling project, consider integrating smart lighting into your plan. Questions about smart lighting? Contact us here.

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Outdoor Kitchen – Stay in and Grill Out

Outdoor kitchen amenities are growing in popularity. More people are staying in and cooking out.

If cooking in the open air sounds like something you would enjoy, then you should consider Roeser Home Remodeling. We create indoor and outdoor living spaces. Whether it’s a large scale outdoor patio, or just a beautiful urban sanctuary, our team can build exactly what you want.

Are you thinking about an outdoor project? Here are some things to consider.

Outdoor Kitchen – Creating the Plan

When planning any backyard space, hire experts like Roeser Construction who understand the process of designing and installing features and buildings.

Our crew will work with the natural grade and features of your yard to create a seamless design you will love. Before you contact us, make a list with this helpful information:

  • Your Budget
  • Yard Dimensions
  • Must-have Needs
  • Wish-List Items

What dimensions will your project be?

Once you’ve measured your yard, get the dimensions of the area you want to change. Don’t forget to include the proper set-back dimensions from any roads or surrounding properties.

Our design team will need these measurements to draw up plans to scale. The measurements are also necessary to apply for any necessary permits. Having this info will prevent any property disputes later.

What is your budget?

You may not understand all of the factors that go into planning and installing long-lasting outdoor amenities, but having a solid budget will assist our design team in giving you the most for your money. Don’t be afraid to be honest.

At Roeser we’ve worked with all kinds of budgets and all kinds of projects. Communication is so important for a successful project.

How will you use the outdoor kitchen?

There are lots of things you can do with an outdoor entertaining space. Aside from a new outdoor kitchen, you may also want to add a pool, or extend a patio. A fire pit is another popular feature. Adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace will allow you to use your outdoor space all year long.

Take some time to think about how you want to use your outdoor space. Make a list of the features you want the most. Then compare that list with your budget.

What wish list items would you desire?

Our years of experience will help us to make suggestions and create ideas for your outdoor kitchen, or an expanded outdoor space. Thinking about a pool? We can incorporate that too.

Outdoor Design Elements

Design is so important when it comes to outdoor elements. Design will combine aesthetics with usefulness. A superb design will also add value to your home.

Outdoor seating

Comfortable seating for friends and family is a must for your outdoor space. Choosing cozy chairs and tables that can withstand St. Louis weather is essential to keeping your outdoor kitchen area looking fabulous.

When you are planning, make sure you have enough space for the seating you want. Low walls can double as seating, especially around an outdoor kitchen or fire pit.

Create privacy

Lattice panels, pergolas, and decorative fencing can create privacy from neighbors. Plants are another way to add more privacy, as well as color and texture to your outdoor space.

Plan space for traffic flow

Traffic patterns are another consideration. How you and your guests move into and out of the house, and to each section of your outdoor space, should be considered.

We can also mark out the area in your yard so you can get a feel for the natural flow of traffic patterns. This is a great way to get a true feel for the design, and a great time to make any final changes.

Use cabinets to hide utilities and tools

Cabinets can provide storage and save you steps back and forth to your indoor kitchen. We carry NatureKast cabinetry which is specifically designed for outdoor kitchens.

Outdoor cabinetry can also be used to store pool items, lanterns, candles, drinkware, or anything you might want to keep out of sight.

Design for year-round use

Being able to use your outdoor space year-round increases the value of your investment. When designing spaces for an outdoor living pool and patio in St. Louis, you should consider ways to make the space useable even during the colder months.

Outdoor kitchens with a full roof is an excellent way to extend the grilling season. A pergola with a solid cover can protect furniture and guests from the rain. A gas fire pit can heat a seating area on chilly nights.

Our Roeser design team can create ways to maximize use of your backyard space. We will have ideas and tips to expand your outdoor kitchen into a place of enjoyment every month of the year.

Roeser Home Remodeling is an expert outdoor kitchen builder. We would love the opportunity to create your outdoor kitchen. Give us a call to discuss what we can build for you. We will sit down with you and create a design that you will be proud to own.

For homeowners and others in the St. Louis area, contact us at 314.822.0839.

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Our Working Relationship is Built on Trust

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to trust the people you work with. Trust isn’t always easy to come by. It requires hard work and sometimes years to build and maintain.

Roeser Home Remodeling has been in business for 35 years. Our mission hasn’t changed since we started our company – help you create the perfect home for you. As an award-winning company, we’ve gained your trust. You don’t receive those awards without having earned the trust of your clients along the way.

How do we gain your trust?

Trust Builds Confidence

Trust is a key element needed to accomplish your home remodeling project. But before we can build trust with you, we need to have confidence in our business partnerships with the tradesmen and –women who work with us to create your home.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis prides itself on being a top-notch professional in the home remodeling industry. One way we’ve done this is by forming trusted business relationships with other top-notch professionals. These business relationships make us “kindred spirits” because we expect and demand only excellent customer service, product materials, and workmanship from ourselves and our business associates.

That confidence filters down to our clients. We know we can trust our partners and associates to give you their best work.

“Roeser Home Remodeling has done a lot of work for us. A two story

addition, new custom closet and bathroom, and a new front porch

with beautiful wooden doors. I would recommend them to anyone.”

~ Christine Martin

Communication Builds Trust

The success of your remodeling project depends on good communication.

Remember the old telephone game? Someone whispers a sentence in your ear and you pass it to the next person. As the sentence is relayed from person to person, it becomes muddled and the original meaning is lost in translation.

We don’t like that game. We know that for any relationship to be a success, there must be clear communication. One reason that communication breaks down between a remodeler and the client is because they don’t speak the same language.

Like any profession, the remodeling industry has its own language. Permits, load-bearing walls, punch list, general contractor – these are all terms we’re familiar with but the client may not be.

“Roeser kept me informed throughout the project, everything was

completed as promised, and they left the house clean. I have a

beautiful new room. I’m planning to contact them for my next remodel.”

~ Patty R

At Roeser Home Remodeling, we encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns, needs and ideas. We make sure you understand exactly what we’re doing and why. When you’re living among a remodeling project, tensions can rise as you see your home in upheaval. Good communication reduces stress and any concerns before they become problems.

Costs

At Roeser Home Remodel, we know that you work hard for your money. We understand you may be uncomfortable about discussing some financial matters with us. But it’s important that we have a clear idea of what you’re able to spend on a remodeling job.

Budgets Create a Frame

Budgets are designed to be a frame within which a project is done. Without that frame, the work spills over and ends of up costing more than anyone planned. That doesn’t make you, the homeowner, happy. And if you aren’t happy, we won’t be happy.

We promise to watch your pennies as carefully as you do. They will not be wasted and no matter how large or how small your home remodel project, value will never be compromised.

Another 35 years….at least

We take pride in the fact that we now have a second generation working with us in our family business. This generation is just as dedicated to making lasting relationships and shared memories with you. We want you to feel great about your home remodeling project, talk about it and “show it off” to your family and friends. This is the greatest testament to a successful home remodeling project.

And it all begins with trust.

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Ergonomic Kitchen Design

The kitchen work triangle kitchen design is very important in the design of your kitchen workspace. This is a situation whereby the refrigerator, range and sink are positioned 4 to 9 feet apart, forming a more or less equilateral triangle. This kitchen design principle was developed back when a sizable number of families had smaller and closed-off kitchens, where it was the sole responsibility of one person to prepare and clean up meals. It is an orderly way of laying out appliances and the sink in a compact closed or semi-closed kitchen.

What is a Kitchen Work Triangle?

The kitchen work triangle is a concept that was developed back in the 1940’s when kitchens were very compact and appliances were very large. The kitchen was considered a cooking space only. The triangle connects 3 main work areas within the kitchen – the range, the sink and the refrigerator.  A general rule is that the distance between these three areas should be between 4 feet and 9 feet, no more and no less, with the sum of the three sides lying between 13 feet and 26 feet. In a case where the distance is very small, then the kitchen will feel not only blocked, but also cramped. On the other hand, too large of a distance makes the entire cooking process a hassle.

Despite the fact that the kitchen triangle is a 70-year-old rule, it is still something worth keeping in mind when you are redesigning your kitchen. Maintaining an ideal amount of space between the main working areas simplifies cooking while at the same time reducing traffic in the workplace.

Consider how well you move around your kitchen.  What element of your kitchen don’t you like? What causes you recurring problems while you’re cooking? Is there anything that could be added or removed with the slightest of changes using a small budget? Taking your time to think about what bothers you while working in your kitchen will help you figure out the best way to organize your kitchen based on the kitchen triangle format.

The kitchen work triangle was created at a time when kitchen decoration and entertainment were elements not worth some serious consideration. Nowadays, kitchens are larger and have become the focal points of every home, often sharing space with the living and dining rooms for easy entertaining.  Check out these kitchen portfolio pictures for more ideas.

In case you’re planning to redesign your kitchen, it is highly likely that you’re going to factor in elements such as eating, doing homework, and entertaining. By confining your cooking areas to one section of the kitchen, you’ll have adequate space left to use for other important purposes without unnecessary conflicts. If you currently have a kitchen work triangle, take its measurements and identify what adjustments you need to do, to have a more efficient working space. While taking the measurements, always keep in mind that it isn’t a necessity for the lengths of the triangle to be even. The shape of your triangle will depend on the current shape of your kitchen. Apart from the recommended distance between the three points of the kitchen work triangle, it is imperative to ensure that the lines of the work triangle aren’t blocked by things such as trash cans or any other kitchen items because it will only serve to make cooking harder and unpleasant.

You should always take into account additional functions whenever you’re determining your kitchen work triangle. Due to the fact that most modern kitchens are now multipurpose rooms, it’s vital to think about the functions you want your kitchen to serve. Determining whether you need a bar, large island, desk, multiple sinks, homework place and so on can play an instrumental role in helping you figure out the best way to position your work triangle.  Enough prep space is often overlooked simply because it isn’t clearly included when balancing the work triangle equation. Nonetheless, it is advisable to have two prep spaces, one near the stove and another one near the sink. You should always put spices, pots and utensils near the stove to make cooking easier.

Although the work triangle still has a significant role to play today, kitchens currently vary in terms of size and design, which means it is much better to think in terms of work zones rather than work triangles.

What is Kitchen Work Zone Design?

Work zones can be termed as the product of the kitchen work triangle’s natural evolution.  As kitchens enlarged and opened up to other rooms, including the living and dining rooms, it became hard to place appliances in a well-organized triangular layout. Furthermore, apart from the conventional appliances that were synonymous with the kitchen back then, more advanced appliances are now in use, something that has made the shift from the kitchen work triangle to kitchen work zones inevitable. Furthermore, people are socializing and working more in the space than before. Therefore, sectioning off the kitchen into work zones maximizes the efficiency in a larger space. It will be possible to accommodate more cooks and guests better than you can in a work triangle.

In a work zone, it is advisable to group fixtures and appliances according to use. Work zones are pretty easy to set up because you simply have to think about the tasks you perform on a regular basis, such as prep tasks, storing food, baking, cooking, eating, serving, making coffee, chilling wine, cleaning etc. This means each work zone will contain everything you need to perform a specific task. For example, dishwater should be placed near the sink while a compost and garbage bin are placed close to each other to streamline kitchen cleanup.

 

You should also store items at the right places in a manner that makes it possible to access when working in a given work zone.  Apart from grouping fixtures and appliances according to use, always ensure there is enough storage in each work zone to make it easier performing different tasks.

The wood-topped baking zone is ideal for rolling out pizza and kneading bread. The bread-baking and making tools should be stored in the cabinets beneath. This makes it possible for one person to work in this station while someone else prepares food in a different part.

You should also ensure that there are landing areas next to main appliances. Place a counter landing area next to major kitchen appliances, such as the wall ovens, microwave, and cooktop in order to increase efficiency and safety.  It is also important to consider how you’re going to set down something hot without moving halfway across the kitchen to find a suitable area to place it. This gives you another cooking work zone where you can place items such as cutting boards, knives, pans and pots in the cabinets and use their countertops for chopping and cooking prep purposes.

You should also create a kid’s zone in case you’re blessed with children. If you have enough space, set up a zone in the kitchen where the children can do their homework, eat snacks and hang out. This is great in the sense that you and your little ones will be in the kitchen together without them feeling left out.

Check out this article on Kitchen Island Benefits to help you build your functional Work Zone.

Another zone worth considering is the one for your guests. If your kitchen is open and you like to entertain, I bet you understand how important it is for your guests to have a place to hang out and chat while you’re busy preparing a sumptuous meal for them. Having a large island or a peninsula is ideal for such a situation because it can effectively act as a barrier that prevents your visitors from interfering with you while at the same time giving them some comfortable place to relax while you work. You should also consider placing the items you use for entertaining and serving in the cabinets for easy access.

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Choosing Cabinetry

In 1961 at a small cabinet shop in Ashland, Alabama, a small group of skilled experts began to construct cabinets for supply to the local markets.  It was the Wellborn Cabinet Company. More than 50 years later a lot has changed but the commitment to quality at Wellborn Cabinet has remained the same. The family owned and operated company has grown to fill a 1.8 million square foot facility, enabling it to produce a wide range of quality cabinetry options for homeowners.

A combination of advanced technology and exceptional cabinetry craftsmanship, honed in by decades of experience has resulted in cabinets of unparalleled quality for kitchen remodeling projects. There are dozens of finishes, styles, materials and sizes to choose from based on your needs and preferences. In this guide, we will have a comprehensive Wellborn Cabinets review, helping you pick the right choice for your needs.

But before you even start picking your kitchen, basement or bathroom cabinets it is important to understand the things you should be looking for. So we have included a brief guide to take you through all the important decisions you need to make in choosing the right Wellborn cabinets for your home.

Choosing the Right Cabinetry

Cabinetry is a big factor in defining a space. Kitchen cabinets for example, make up a big part of the feel and look of the kitchen. Even more importantly, the cabinets you choose will determine the functional effectiveness of your kitchen, basement, or bathroom. You also need to think about your budget range.

All of these and many more issues need to be considered before you start shopping for your cabinets. Below we expound on this crucial decision-making process, detailing each important issue and the best approach to take on each one.

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Wood Type

The wood used in making the cabinetry goes a long way in determining its style and quality. Wood is generally classified into two groups; soft and hard. Common hard wood types come from broad-leaf trees such as birch, maple, oak and hickory. Soft woods include popular, cedar and pine.

Because of their physical structure, hardwoods are often used in high-end furniture that is built to last for years. Soft wood furniture usually tends to be cheaper and not as hardy as hard wood cabinets. Wellborn Cabinet uses a range of materials to achieve specific styles and looks. Their main materials include:

  • Cherry: Cherry is often used in luxurious furniture. It has a distinctive red hue with small pin knots, pitch pockets and tiny dark streaks of gum. These features add to its uniqueness. Character Cherry, a variation of cherry, is a wood that emphasizes these distinctive features to enhance style. Cabinets made from cherry tend to darken finely in hue with age especially if exposed to sun light.
  • Maple: Maple is best known for its durability and shock resistance, making the wood especially good for kitchen cabinetry. The wood has a straight grain with various distinct marks including mineral streaks, curly grain patterns and bird’s eye marks. For a more dramatic flair, Character Maple is used because it has more noticeable knots, holes, and streaks.  Like cherry, maple can change colors over time.  But it usually turns more yellow.  Maple is commonly used for painted finishes because it is easy to shape and the grain is very fine so you don’t see it through the painted finish.
  • Oak: Although Oak is not as popular as it once was, it is a hard highly durable wood that tends to be more affordable then maple or cherry wood. Wellborn uses original American red oak with a straight grain.
  • Hickory: This hard wood varies in hue from light to dark red and sometimes almost black. Being one of the hardest and heaviest woods around, hickory produces strong and extremely durable cabinetry.
  • Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF): MDF consists of panels made from wood fibers and a wax resin binder. It is denser, stronger and more durable than traditional particle board.  It has become more popular in the past few years because of the affordability and the stability of the material to accept paint.
  • Laminate:  Laminate wood consists of an MDF or particle board core with a resin-saturated printed paper on top. The printed paper can produce the effect of real wood grain or a painted finish.  In the past few years, there has been a resurgence in laminated finished cabinets, but mostly in flat contemporary door styles.
  • Thermofoil: Although not as popular as compared to the 1990’s, thermofoil is not a type of wood; rather it is a plastic finish often applied to doors and drawer fronts. It is strong and scratch resistant.

Related: The Work Triangle vs Work Zones in the Kitchen

The kind of cabinetry you want will determine what type of material is best for you. If you want strong and durable, go for hard woods like oak and hickory. If you want a dramatic effect, then distinctive woods such as hickory and cherry are the best options. For cheaper but durable cabinetry, medium density fiberboard and laminate woods are great choices.

 

Finish

The finish defines a cabinet’s style in a big way. With a particular finish, you can create the exact feel you want for your kitchen, basement, or bathroom. Wellborn cabinets come in a wide range of finishes consisting  of both painted and stained colors. There are hundreds of finishes & applied techniques to choose from, ranging from Thermofoil to glazes, to antiquing.

In choosing the right finish, you need to consider the overall style you want and how well it blends into your existing decor. Do you want luxurious or simple? Antique or vintage? Light or dark? Some of the Wellborn finishes include heirloom, vintage, antique, cottage and brush stroke.

Different finishes are achieved through various methods including painting, staining and glazes. You can take a look at our kitchen remodeling ideas section for more inspiration.  Certain woods such as cherry and hickory have a distinctive enough character that they can be left unfinished and will still look good.

Door Style

The cabinet doors are the most prominent aspect of your new cabinets, making them an important part of the entire design. Different styles will vary in price, with elaborate door styles attracting high price tags.

Wellborn has plenty of cabinet door styles to choose from. Whatever your taste; traditional, contemporary, or country; there is a style for you. Some of the door styles available from Wellborn include:

  • Recessed: This is on the opposite end of the raised panel door and is typically a more simple style. The simplicity of recessed doors ensures that they can match seamlessly with a variety of decor.  The Prairie Door is an example of this style.
  • Raised: If you want to give your cabinets some depth, then go for raised door types. Raised cabinet doors come in a variety of designs consisting of both simple and intricate detailing, depending on the room character you are going for. Raised cabinet doors are especially ideal for vintage, antique, and country decors.
  • Slab: Slab doors are flat, simple and a minimalist look. Slab doors are solid with no framing or panels. This style is ideal for contemporary or modern decor kitchens and bathrooms.

This is just a small sample of the many styles available. Others include inset, louvered, imperial, beadboard and thermofoil. Note that within these styles, there are multiple other sub styles with differing designs.

 

Features

Do not just look at the type of wood or style of a cabinet; also consider the functional features. For example, what sliding mechanism do the drawers use. Basic cabinets have 3/4 extension self closing side mount sliders.

But most cabinet drawers will have some sort of mechanism that makes it easy to open and close. Usually, drawers have slides mounted on the bottom and/or edges of the drawer.

Other features that come in handy include Lazy Susan turntables for deep cabinets, self-closing doors, drawers, silverware organizers, wine racks, and pull out shelves. The more extra accessory items a cabinet has, the more it will cost you.

 

Wellborn Cabinet Lines

In our reviews of Wellborn Cabinets, we are going to look at four popular product lines that we use; Home Concepts, Select Series & Premier Series.  They also provide a high-end Estate Collection.

 

Home Concepts

This is the entry level line of Wellborn Cabinets, ideal for home remodeling and new home construction. With Home Concepts cabinetry, you get high quality at an affordable price point. If you are remodeling on a tight budget, consider Home Concepts. There are plenty of design variations to choose from, ensuring that there is something for different tastes and needs.

Here is what you need to know about this line.

  • There are 10 different door styles to choose from. These styles feature different wood species including oak, maple, thermofoil, laminate and MDF. The most popular door styles are Maple York and Layton.  Both of these have a craftsman look and a recessed center panel.
  • Doors come with a veneered (rather than solid wood) center panel. While this may put off some homeowners, veneer has its benefits. It tend to be more consistent in color and graining.  Its also less likely to warp or crack as some types of wood do. Additionally, it can last just as long and age just as well as solid wood.
  • The Home Concepts line also provides options for all-furniture board and all-plywood cabinets, usually the furniture board tends to be priced better.
  • There are 9 different paint or stain options available.
  • The line offers a variety of cabinet sizes to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Whether you are looking for a small kitchen or a full vanity cabinet for your bathroom, they are available. Remember to have the exact measurements for your space before deciding on the cabinet size. This ensures there will be no issues during installation.
  • Plenty of accessories to choose from depending on which type of cabinet you want. You can have pullouts, pantry racks, sliding shelves, wastebaskets rack, charging bases, and so on.
  • Cabinets in the Home Concepts series come with a one year limited warranty.

When choosing Wellborn Cabinet Dealers, make sure you get those that provide as much variety as possible. This will give you more freedom of choice over what cabinet to buy.

Select Series

The Select Series offers a variety of mid-range cabinets for homeowners carrying out a remodeling or new home construction project. In this series, you will find the perfect combination of style and affordability. You get to enjoy luxury at a price you can afford. These cabinets are pricier than those in the Home Concepts Series, but they come with added customization options and a wider variety of design, style, and wood.

Here are the main features of the Select Series.

  • Buyers of the select series are offered a semi-custom option, where they are afforded some flexibility in design. Although you cannot get an entire cabinet custom made, you can get customized options for certain aspects of the design.
  • A wide variety of stains and paints with a glaze option. Whatever your style preference is or whichever decor you would love for your home, you will find the perfect cabinet in the Select Series.
  • Furniture board and plywood construction options are available.
  • A wide variety of cabinet sizes and accessories to suit your every need.
  • The warranty coverage for Select Series cabinets is much more comprehensive than that of the Home Concepts cabinets. With Select Series cabinets you get a lifetime limited warranty. This provides the assurance that the cabinets are durable and should anything ever happen, there is coverage in place to protect you.
  • Most of the cabinets come with a wood grain printed MDF back with 1/8 of an inch in thickness. All-plywood Select cabinets have a laminated plywood back measuring 3/16 of an inch in thickness.

The select series is for that customer looking for an upgrade in cabinet style without spending too much money. The cabinets are closer to luxury than Home Concepts with only a modest increase in price. Depending on your needs, you can get cabinets for any room including the kitchen, bathroom, basement, bar, or bedroom.

Premier Series

This is the ultimate-luxury series for customers who want great style, quality, and can spend more to get it. The selection in design and style is extremely extensive ensuring that even the most unique of preferences are catered to.

  • Customers are offered a plethora of custom options to increase design flexibility.
  • There are more than 30,000 styles to choose from with a dizzying array of finish, wood, and color combinations. This provides customers with the freedom to buy exactly what they want instead of settling for their second or third choices.
  • Exceptional quality with master workmanship being employed at every stage of production. To back this quality, Wellborn Cabinet Inc provides a lifetime limited warranty for Premier Series cabinets.
  • Cabinets have a 5/8-inch dovetail drawer design to ensure durability. Furthermore, drawers are designed with a soft close mechanism.

Wellborn Premier cabinets are a mixture of style, fashion, quality, and art. They may be some of the priciest among the three lines but they are more than worth it. For these cabinets; quality, reliability, and durability are without question top notch.

Estate Series

The Wellborn Estate Collection is without a doubt, the cabinet line that give you the most flexibility with customizing the cabinetry to fit your needs.  They have the “You Draw It” program that allows clients to bring any concept that can be drawn and turn it into reality.  A truly unique offering that will allow you to transform your space into whatever your heart desires.

The Estate Collection provides “Color Inspire”, which allows for a greater offering of colors from Sherwin Williams, Valspar, and even Benjamin Moore.  It gives clients the full opportunity to get exactly the look and finish that they desire.

 

Lastly, this line of cabinets also has the best warranty that Wellborn offers, which is a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Quality Assurance and Environmental Protection

The experts at American-made Wellborn Cabinet are obsessed with quality. Over the years, an immense amount of work and skills have been poured into crafting the Wellborn name into a brand known for its strict insistence on nothing but the best.

According to the company, there are more than a hundred employees in the Quality Control Team, with over 30 quality control checkpoints. This ensures that every piece of furniture produced meets the highest standards.

In regards to the environment, Wellborn does not take a back seat. They are proactive in implementing environmentally friendly practices within their production and sales process. This includes working with similarly environment-minded suppliers, using the best technology to reduce pollution and striving to be as green as possible in the materials they use.

So whether you buy a Home Concepts, Select, Premier or Estate cabinet, you can be sure that behind it is a team that cares deeply about quality and the environment.

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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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Built-Ins

Built-ins could be the permanent solution for the space you need.

It’s true, all over the globe, when it comes to home design and home remodeling, there is a love affair with built-ins. Many question why. After all, you can’t

take anything built-in with you, if you decide to sell your home. Considering that fact alone makes many homeowners wonder what the fuss is all about.

Yet, once you fall in love with built-ins, it will be hard to ever live without them. The beautiful design to accommodate a built-in and the fact that built-ins add space to your home, make it a permanent solution for hard to find added storage areas.

Planning Your Built-ins

A built-in is defined as something built into the home that becomes a permanent attachment. If you are doing a home remodel to include built-in features, you want to make sure that the built-in meshes well and blends with your existing architectural aesthetic.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis can help you develop a well thought out plan of action. We will take you from idea, to plan, to final solution and design every step of the way. You may be unsure as to how to incorporate built-ins into your home remodel, rest assured that Roeser Home Remodeling will go over every minor detail with you. Since built-ins are a permanent solution for space and will stay with the home through every owner, what are some of the more desirable built-in options?

Bookshelves

The first thing that may come to mind when considering a built-in is bookshelves. Built-in open bookshelves, or bookshelves with drawers, either way, it is a winner. Adding drawers to the built-in bookshelves will give added space to hide away items you don’t want in clear view. It is also a great place to add a cabinet area to store games, craft or school supplies. Built-in bookshelves give a special place to display not just books, but those special mementos and collectible items.

Fireplace

With weather changing the way it does in St. Louis, Roeser Home Remodeling thinks it’s a great idea to add a built-in gas fireplace for those cool and chilly evenings we have. Not only will a built-in fireplace add ambience, but it is functional as well to add warmth and coziness to your family areas.

Window Seat

While thinking of warmth and coziness, how about a built-in window seat? This would be the perfect spot for reading or relaxing on a rainy St. Louis day. An added benefit to a built-in window seat would be to add underneath storage below the cushions. This would be a great spot to store rarely used items such as extra pillows or throws.

Clean Up Your Electronics

When designing your built-in space there is no limit as to what you can do. A perfect solution for extra space is to add a television entertainment area with built-in space to store electronics and charging stations along with routers and computer gear. It is also the perfect built-in space to store DVD’s and computer games.

Divide a Room

Built-in shelves can also be used as a room divider to provide some privacy in open design areas. You can incorporate built-ins for laundry rooms or mud rooms adding built-in coat and shoe racks. In home office areas, adding lofted shelving and cabinets would serve for easy organization and additional storage for office supplies.

Whatever your desire or need for built-in space, Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis can help with your home design project. Built-in designs can be a permanent solution for adding more space. Call us today and our design team can show you how built-ins can be beautiful and functional at the same time while providing you with additional space and storage for your home.

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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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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. 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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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 remodeling - Roeser Home Remodeling

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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