Tag Archives: Kansas City Home Design

Kansas City Homes and Gardens Silver Award For Best Green Home

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by

We wanted to thank KCH&G for highlighting our DeSoto ranch in their recent newsletter. We are proud of the award we received for Best Green Home.

Picture 2

Andrea Darr of KCH&G wrote, “Designed in the Prairie style, this rural DeSoto ranch reached a HERS rating of 61 due to its passive/active solar design and energy-efficiency measures, ranging from rigid insulation under the basement slab and a tight envelope with ERV for fresh air to a high-efficiency wood-burning stove, solar hot water collectors and a ground-source heat pump.”

A special thank you to Andrea for recognizing the hard work that went into this project. We incorporated Aging in Place details so that the homeowners can grow into this space.

What do you think of our DeSoto project.


Popular Home Design Trends Making Waves in 2014

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by

Keeping up with the times has always been a challenge when it comes to home design. With the new year already under way, 2014 home design trends are already making waves in the housing market, and we’re here to help you know what is trending up and what is trending down.

Popular Home Design Trends Making Waves in 2014

The start of the new year is the perfect time to infuse the latest home design trends into your abode. Source: Design Build Team

  • Appliance manufacturers are embracing the open kitchen concept by making their appliances blend in to the rest of the kitchen. Concepts such as the microwave drawer are becoming staples in the modern kitchen.
  • Gone are the bright hues of the 70s. This year, neutral colors rule. Subtle details, such as pops of bright color in pillows or curtains, add a beautiful contrast to a beige or cream wall.
  • While granite has long been a popular choice for countertops, quartz is starting to become a more popular choice. Quartz is more practical than granite and is also highly durable. It resists chipping and cracking and is also non-porous, making it easier to clean.
  • In keeping with the green trend, homeowners are opting for appliances with notable energy savings. Touchless faucets cut down on kitchen mess and water use, which you’ll find apparent in your next water bill.

No one wants to make mistakes when designing or redesigning a home. So, follow the latest and greatest trends in the industry.

For more advice on updating your home and to hire an interior designer, please contact Design Build Team today.

Kansas City’s Power & Light District Offers Something for Everyone

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by

The Power & Light District in Kansas City is the place to be if you’re looking for a fun and excitement. This district in Kansas City offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops, and other entertainment centers.

For the month of February, homeowners and visitors alike can look forward to a range of live shows and concerts at the Power & Light District. Since it is the month of love, various venues offer Valentine’s Day dinners, concerts, and parties.

Come and join the Stupid Cupid Party held at Tengo Sed Cantina or treat your partner to a lovely dinner at Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. Besides cafes, restaurants, and bars, there are numerous boutiques situated in the Power and Light District. Discover a selection of local boutiques that offer the latest trends and fashions from all parts of the world.

Seeing that there are boutiques, salons, and restaurants, women and men can easily get ready for the evening at the Power & Light District. There is no need to go home, as there is a spa to prepare them for a big night out on the town.

So, check out the Power & Light District this weekend! And when you’re ready to move to the Kansas City region, lean on the Design Build Team to construct the home of your dreams.