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Let Stone inspire your Home Exterior Color

Posted on February 17th, 2013 by

Stone usually blends several hues and provides an interesting palette of colors that does not seem forced. As a homeowner you can use an existing stone structure for inspiration when updating exterior color. You can also add stone features to the porch or supporting structures of the home that can be easily remodeled. Below are tips on including stone in a home design project:

  • Design Build Team

    Let stone show off the beauty of your home exterior.

    Many stone blends include neutrals like gray and brown paired with a deep colorful hue. It’s very simple to customize your home’s exterior to bring out each color represented in the natural stone. Neutrals such as gray or brown are perfect for the garage and exterior doors. The deeper color can be used to paint the exterior of the house.

  • Many home exteriors employ various colors for the major exterior portions, but use white trim. Exterior designers can provide a contrast by using stone as an inspiration for the home’s trim. A rich eggplant, warm beige or other neutral will provide a distinctive accent to your home’s exterior.
  • Using natural wood is a great complement to stone. It works well in bringing out the brown and beige hues. Choose a wood that complements the stone, or perhaps a darker wood for a deep contrast. In addition, selecting one or two colors from the stone palette and using this duo to line the entire exterior will thoroughly complement the stone structure.

When you are ready to begin planning the remodel of your Kansas City home, contact Design Build Team at 888-570-1828.

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Remodeling Month Tip #1: Staying within Your Budget

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 by

Are you currently looking into remodeling your home? Well you’re in luck because the National Association of Home Builders has declared May as Remodeling Month. As members of the NAHB we are going to celebrate by providing you the need to know information about remodeling. Each week will present a new tip on remodeling. To begin we are going to share insight on how you can successfully stay within your remodeling budget.

  1. Set a realistic budget. Know what you can and can’t afford and how much you are or aren’t willing to spend on your project upfront.
  2. Prioritize. Decide what needs to be done first before taking on additional wish list items.
  3. Incorporate extra money in your budget. Plan on spending an estimated 80–85% of your budget at the beginning on what you can afford, with the remaining 15–20% for any unexpected expenses.
  4. Pay attention to the detailed cost estimate. Review the details of your cost estimate prior to any work being done to make sure everything is in order. Anything not included in the original contract will cost extra, which may put you well over your budget.
  5. Stay focused on the task at hand. Stick to the project you have planned before deciding that now is the time to completely remodel your entire home.

If you are in the greater Kansas City area and would like to discuss the remodeling options for your home more in depth, call Design Build Team at 913-722-1443.

The 2011 Spring Homes Tour is Underway!

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 by

There is no better way to get ideas about your new home or remodel than by actually witnessing the latest options available in home design. For 49 years the tradition of the Spring Homes Tour has been helping buyers find their dream home, and inspiring current homeowners looking to renovate. The 2011 Spring Homes Tour presented by the Home Builders Association of Great Kansas City kicked off April 16th and will run until May 1st.

This year’s home tour includes 246 homes located throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, so whether you are looking for ideas for a single family home, or a multifamily dwelling there is something for everyone. The homes will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission, with tour guides available at the Home Builders Association located at I-435 and Holmes.

For additional information on the 2011 Spring Homes Tour visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City website.