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Screened-In Porches

March is the month many St. Louisans begin cleaning off their patios and porches. While we still experience some colder days in March here in the St. Louis area, we don’t get bent out of shape. We know warmer weather is just around the corner.

Warmer temperatures means more opportunity to get outside and do the things we love. Roeser Home Remodeling knows one thing our St. Louis friends and family love is screened-in porches.

Porch Ideas

The ideas for screened-in porches are endless but one thing they all have in common is that they are designed to bring our love for the outdoors in, into our homes. If you are considering a home remodel that encompasses your love for the outdoors and are wondering where to begin, Roeser Home Remodeling can help you design a style that fits your home and your families need.

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Beautiful Closets and Storage

Is there anyone who can say they have enough closet space? I don’t know of anyone who has empty closets. It seems that if there is a closet, we find a way of getting them filled. Having them organized is sometimes another story.

Roeser Home Remodeling can sympathize with the frustration of not knowing or being able to find what you need when you need it. We can help you with that! Just because you have a closet doesn’t mean it is functional for what you need as a family. When it comes to home remodeling, closet space cannot be overlooked. Especially if you have a growing family, the need for functional closet space and storage isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.

Whether you are planning a complete home remodel, or the remodel of specific rooms, closet and storage space are an important aspect to consider. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you go from idea to plan and then reality in creating the closet and storage spaces of your dreams.

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Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Roeser Construction of St. Louis, Mo. Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

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St. Louis Kitchen washer and dryer open remodel- Roeser Home Remodeling

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis has won “Best in Designon  Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The  was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” 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.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

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Roeser Home Remodeling has been in the business for 30 years. “The best reason to choose Roeser….your project will be amazing when completed! Anyone can make it look pretty, but it’s what is behind the wall that counts. In order to truly get value out of your project, it needs to look good one year later, five years later, ten years later….we build it right, we build to last.”

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, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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Give Your Porch a Fresh Look

Few of us can think about porch sitting without having sweet memories of our childhood. Perhaps our earliest recollection of porch sitting is at grandma andgrandpa’s house. Those memories of porch sitting are so vivid in our minds that we not only remember the porch but also the sounds, the smells and the company we kept.

Many of us probably had grandparents who had a nice porch off the back of the house. Maybe it overlooked a lawn or garden area. Many precious memories can be made, sitting idly on a porch.

Porches of Today

Fast forward to our day. Now that we are adults with families of our own, we look for ways to incorporate those nostalgic memories into our modern outdoor living spaces, or porches of today. Roeser Home Remodeling loves designing outdoor spaces that bring back those childhood memories of porch sitting and provide the space for your family to make additional memories of your own.

Porch sitting nowadays, has many similarities of porch sitting in times past. Family and friends having sweet tea, lemonade or coffee over conversation while enjoying fresh air and sunshine, an evening of margarita’s, craft beer, or wine tasting, playing cards or board games, or snuggling on the swing, a reading nook, or private area for meditation and contemplation… the list goes on and on.  Not only does porch sitting create memories, but also helps to solidify strong bonds between family and friends.

Modern Porches

Many modern homes have porches designed to provide a beautiful, inviting entrance that says, “welcome” to neighbors and friends. Roeser Home Remodeling can create a porch space designed to have curb appeal and add value to your home while not compromising the welcoming spirit. Sitting areas can be designed and decorated to your taste. Outdoor furniture, while once only consisting of swings, stools or rocking chairs, now includes wicker, treated wood and furniture designed for comfort with padded seats and pillows. Decorating in calming or vibrant colors can add a flare of your personality while giving you an added area to linger and talk.   

There is nothing quite like porch sitting. It is not just an activity, it’s a feeling. A feeling of home, part of our culture as Americans. While once considered a status symbol in America, it has now become something most of us long to have. A way to step back, take a moment to breathe and enjoy our life with the people we love.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis can turn your porch sitting dreams into reality. From idea, to plan, to final solution, your outdoor remodeling project will look amazing when completed and bring back the nostalgia of days gone by.

 

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Kitchen Remodeling With Roeser

Turning Your Ideas Into Your Dream Kitchen

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You know you want a new kitchen remodel. The kitchen you are trying to survive in is just not cutting it. It leaves you feeling isolated. Cut off from other areas of your home. It is small. There are insufficient countertops and cabinets. It is outdated and drab.

You love to cook for your family but find little or no motivation to try new recipes or feel excited about the culinary art. You can’t get organized or find what you need when you need it.

Following New Kitchen Organizing Trends

You’ve tried it the Marie Kondo way and realize that your kitchen just does not spark joy. It is exhausting trying to function in this outdated, drab kitchen! So, you pour over designer magazines and search the internet for ideas, yet you find yourself becoming more frustrated and unsure of what best fits into your family needs, wants, and budget.

After all, you think, how can my existing kitchen ever come near to being my dream kitchen? Even the floor plan is all wrong. It would definitely need a major overhaul. Is there anything that could make it better?

Roeser Can Bring Your Vision to Life

Roeser Home Remodeling in St. Louis can feel your pain. Sometimes, it is hard to see how your kitchen remodeling vision can be brought to life. We speak with customers everyday about how hard the process of kitchen remodeling can be without having expert guidance.

Roeser Home Remodeling has the expert advice you need, and we want to help ease the process. We are a family run business, we value people and care about how you live in your home. Even the drabbest of kitchens can be renewed to a beautiful, modern, functional dwelling space.

How We Can Help

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So, how can Roeser Home Remodeling “spark joy” for you in your kitchen? We begin with your idea and vision of what you want your kitchen to be. Once the idea is in place, the next step is the plan. From the plan, we move to the process of creating the kitchen of your dreams. You are with us every step of the way, and once the project is completed, it will look amazing, be functional and bring you great joy.

It may be that the floor plan will have to be re-vamped. It’s not a problem that the experts at Roeser Home Remodeling cannot undertake. There are also, other considerations in a kitchen remodel. Do you need new cabinets, or should they be painted or re-surfaced?

It’s All About Your Vision

Your vision, the overall quality, and floor plan will be a determining factor. Roeser Home Remodeling will show you all your options. From countertops, appliances, useable space, flooring, cabinets and hardware, you will have many options to achieve your dream kitchen.

Taking the first step, having a general idea and meeting with our design team will put your mind at ease. Kitchen remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Let the experts at Roeser Home Remodeling in St. Louis show you how you can go from drab to fabulous and have a kitchen that invites not only family and friends, but also makes you feel at home and comfortable in your new remodeled kitchen space.

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Give the Gift of a Remodel

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

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

Kitchen Remodel - St. Louis Roeser Home Remodeling

Kitchen Remodel – St. Louis Roeser Home Remodeling

Who Needs the Gift of a Remodel?

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

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

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

 

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

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

Kitchen Remodel Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

Kitchen Remodel Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

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

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master kitchen remodel – Roeser Home Remodel St. Louis

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

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

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Planning a Kitchen Remodel

When you consider planning a kitchen remodel, it might at first seem overwhelming. It might take awhile to make the decision. After all, you have grown accustomed to what you have. You ignore the wear and tear of a busy family. You work around the growing list of small repairs and updates needed, until you just can’t.

The Kitchen Remodel of Your Dreams

At Roeser Home Remodeling, we want to help you fall in love with your kitchen again. You might already be dreaming about how different it could be. Pouring over internet ideas and magazine spreads showing kitchen remodeling transformations can be inspiring. Why just dream when our award-winning team and can make your dreams a reality?

Skeptical? Don’t be. We’ve created show-stopping remodels in the smallest of spaces and under some very challenging circumstances. Our team has both the creativity and the master constructions skills required to turn your kitchen into a space where you will love to linger. 

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis wants you to know that your kitchen can experience a miraculous transformation and still be precisely within your expectations and budget. When you finally say, “enough is enough” Roeser Home Remodeling is here to help you every step of the way.

Ideas Come From Everywhere

Internet ideas? Great. Magazine spreads? Of course! These are two resources that can be used for inspiration. Roeser Home Remodeling will sit down with you and look at your inspired ideas. We will offer input and make sure that your kitchen transformation is not only miraculous, but trendy, beautiful and functional. Everything will be planned, down to the smallest detail.

We will also discuss lifestyle and what your expectations are regarding your kitchen remodel.

Your Personal Style

You may already have a style in mind. Perhaps you want to keep with the overall theme of your home while adding a modern flair. Many looks can be achieved by adding a trendy food prep area with a modern tile backsplash. This adds functionality with eye appeal. 

You will probably want to update your old cabinets. In addition to new cabinets, hardware can also add to the miraculous transformation of your kitchen remodel. Today’s hardware choices are infinite, and you will definitely find the perfect fit for your style. Roeser Home Remodeling with go over every detail with you and help you make your choice.

Depending on the style of kitchen remodel you are going for, you may dream of a functional but space-saving kitchen island. Today’s kitchen islands are great additions for added prep space and added storage space. These kitchen islands can really make your kitchen remodel into an oasis for entertaining guests as well.

If you have a large family or enjoy entertaining guests, the idea of a little breakfast nook or open area for dinner that leads out to a patio, might be the perfect solution. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you see how this transformation will fit any expectation when it comes to kitchen remodeling.

Of course, with any kitchen remodel, there are standard kitchen items that will undergo change. We’ve already mentioned cabinets and hardware. Attention will be given to appliances, wall and flooring as well. Call Roeser Home Remodeling and let us show you how your kitchen can undergo a miraculous transformation…one that will meet and exceed your expectations.

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Personality in Bathroom Trends

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

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

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

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

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

What’s Your Personal Style?

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

Spa Bathrooms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Creating a Space for Grandchildren

Home Away from Home

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

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

Where to start

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

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

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

Basement Remodels

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

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

Multi-generational Designs

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

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Roeser Contributing Sponsor for “Competition in a Box”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more info about this event.

(Photo shared with permission from stlouiscnr.com)

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Hunkering Down for Winter?

Four Home Remodel Projects that are Perfect for Colder Months!

When colder weather arrives to town, there are several things that readily come to mind. For many, it’s a time for families to gather. Winter coats, mittens, scarves, hot cocoa, and the holidays are a few topics that might be on your mind. Cold, snow and ice tend to make us want to stay home and cozy up by the fireplace, hunkering down for winter. The thought of home improvement projects may make you shiver.

Of course, when it comes to remodeling your home in colder temperatures, you may not want to tear out those outside walls for a home addition or install new windows. You don’t want to sit around your home wearing coats and mittens, letting Jack Frost nip at your nose! So, what home remodeling projects are better suited for the winter months?  Listed below are four home remodeling projects that are perfect for accomplishing in the colder winter months.

Hardwood Flooring

Winter months with colder temperatures are a good time to consider going ahead and installing those beautiful wood floors you have been dreaming of. Especially in the St. Louis metro area, winter brings lower humidity thereby making it an ideal time to enhance your home with hardwood floors. Lower humidity levels will help prevent any gapping of the wood between newly laid boards, and any adhesive used will have a quicker drying time. Hardwood floors add value to your home while giving it a fresh, clean, and cozy feel for the colder temperatures.

Insulation

Adding insulation to your home may seem like a no brainer. Yet, depending on the age of your home and the building codes at the time, many homeowners are not adequately covered when it comes to insulation. You can have the experts at Roeser Home Remodeling do a complete evaluation of what is needed to improve your home’s insulation and bring it up to industry standards. No one wants to throw money away, and if your home is not insulated to its full capacity, then that is exactly what you are doing. Literally, money is going right through the roof. This home remodeling project will improve the value of your home and save you money in heating and cooling.

Bathroom Renovation

Colder winter months are a great time for a bathroom remodel project. You want your bathroom, whether it is your main bath, master bath or spare bathroom to share the same overall design of your home. Roeser Home Remodeling can help you achieve the value and aesthetic you are looking for. Winter months are the perfect opportunity to take care of your bathroom remodel. This remodel can be achieved with minimal upset to your family and dwelling.

Basement Remodel

Basement remodeling is one home remodeling project that is ideal for colder winter months. The basement is usually somewhat cut off from the main living space of your home. Remodeling of this area can be accomplished with minimal impact to your family and your everyday busy schedules. It is the one area of your home that will enhance and add to the quality of your living space. Do you need more bedrooms? Additional bathrooms? A family recreational area? The list could go on and on. Your basement remodel could hold the key to the extra areas you need for your family and the colder months are the perfect time to make it happen.

As you can see, the winter months are no time for hibernation or bunkering down when it comes to home remodeling. Roeser Home Remodeling will be happy to meet with you and discuss your home remodeling desires and how we can help turn your dreams into reality, even in the colder months!

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Roeser Home Remodeling Winter remodel projects

Winter is the Perfect Time for these Four Home Remodeling Projects

Just because winter is here doesn’t mean you need to halt your home improvement projects. These projects are perfect for this time of year.

There is no doubt that summer time is the most popular for most remodeling projects. Thanks to this, contractors tend to have a lot of downtime during the winter. This means they have greater availability and lower rates, which saves any homeowner valuable time and money.

We shouldn’t embark on any old project in the winter though. Some improvements are better suited for the cool months than others are. Here are four ways you can tackle common home issues this summer.

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