Monthly Archives: October 2010

What Inspires Merejo Dussair

Posted on October 27th, 2010 by

Design Build Teams’ Merejo Dussair was a top-100 finalist for Design Sherpa’s “What Inspires You?” contest.  The nation-wide contest asked individuals to submit an image and write in a 100 words what was inspiring about it. Below is Merejo’s submission.

vista trees and sunlight


An opening in the trees to a distant point — a vista. Perspective draws the eye from large shapes in the foreground to gradually smaller shapes at greater distance.

Framing a view, or vista, should be part of our homes. There is something that happens in our hearts and minds when we live with vistas. We are drawn out to something bigger than ourselves. Living large in a small space is possible with vistas incorporated in the design.

Focal Points

How about just one beautiful object in the line of sight, or an arrangement taking into consideration the design relationships 1:1.613?


Our eyes and our brains, they are amazing creations that like repetition – marching, the repetition is comforting.

Better yet is a perspective repetition leading the eye to a vista or a focal point in the distance.

Congratulations Merejo!

Design Build Team is honored by Ingram’s Magazine

Posted on October 25th, 2010 by

We were recently honored to be included in Kansas City’s premier business publication Ingram’s Best of Kansas City 2010 issue. Ingram’s Magazine’s Best of Kansas City recognizes companies, organizations and communities in the metropolitan area for their excellent service. This is the 3rd year that we have been featured in their Best Home Builders category. The winners are chosen by the readers of Ingram’s Magazine. Ingram’s writes that “Design Build Team, formed in 1975, boasts full architectural service with complete building expertise.”

Thank you to Ingram’s Magazine and their readers for voting for Design Build Team!

Congratulations to all the winners of Ingram’s Best of Kansas City and below is a complete list of those business honored.

Kitchen Design Tips from Design Build Team

Posted on October 21st, 2010 by

Here at Design Build Team we have transformed our share of kitchens for our Kansas and Missouri clients. The kitchen, one of the most remodeled rooms in the home, is central command for most families. It is important when remodeling your kitchen to try and blend the convenience of modern day appliances with a timeless design that will still be chic for years to come.

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We love giving our kitchens a open, airy look complete with as much natural light as possible. An open layout for the kitchen allows the chef in the house to cook without restraints.

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When renovating a kitchen in a historic home we try and embrace its original architectural elements. It adds some character and authenticity to the home.

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For more information on how Design Build Team can renovate your kitchen please give us a call at 913.722.1443 or visit us online at