Design ideas

What Would We Do Wednesday - Pinterest Edition

You want to hear something that I never thought I would stay. I like Pinterest. There, it's out in the open and on the internet and therefore cannot be taken back. No seriously, it's true. I like it. I feel that most people (guys) think that it is for girls to get hair ideas, or what kind of dried out flowers to use for potpourri, or maybe how to design cupcake frosting, stuff like that. It's SO MUCH more than that. We at KC Home Solutions want to officially apologize to Pinterest, ok, so not so much KCHS as the individual writing this. KCHS has had a Pinterest account for a while...anyway.

So why the sudden change of opinion? Well, simply put, it has allowed us to become better at our job. Particularly it has allowed us to be able to crawl into the mind of a client and see exactly what they are trying to describe before we even start a project. Plus, well, there are so many great design ideas out there how can you not enjoy the website. Check out a few things we have pinned.

I'm still waiting for someone to request that we build them this shower. Any takers?

Ignore the decor. We would love to see someone go with a design similar to this full wall window. Probably needs to be a shaded and secluded side of the house, but how cool!

The golfer in us really want to see this basement come to life! Of course you may have visitors in your basement all the time, particularly us.

There are so many great ideas, from small design options to full remodels like the pictures above. To not use Pinterest to get an idea or inspiration is like not using a cell phone, it just makes things easier.

Feel free to follow us on Pinterest. We do our best to update our various boards when we come across cool things we see. We also want to follow you, so if we aren't, well tell us! The more ideas going around the better.

What Would We Do Wednesday - Trend Setting

It wouldn't be fair to say that we at KC Home Solutions are setting trends in design and residential construction, but it would be 100% accurate to say that we love helping people who want to be trend setters! We absolutely love when a client says that they want to do something that they found on Pinterest (check out our account and follow us please), or that they have an idea and want to know if we can do it. 

So what are we seeing and getting requests for recently? One would be an idea similar to the picture above. Dual purpose or multi-use garage design. We have had a few requests to enlarge garages recently, add custom upgrade cabinets for storage, one with a wet bar and always with great flooring. For those that like to entertain in many more places beyond just the back yard and basement.

Non-traditional kitchens with a TON of storage space are starting to become popular. People want to hide all of the appliances and remove the clutter that kitchens are known to have. These new designs are all about being functional and great livability. Entertaining is becoming much more of a "get people around the kitchen" and less about sitting around a couch and coffee table.

Under stairs storage options and custom reading nooks with lights are starting to trend upward in home remodeling ideas. There are so many different ways to arrange and set up various storage solutions from custom built in shelving, pull out drawers, and hidden options that only you would know about. Reading nooks can be great, especially if there is a way to include natural lighting options. 

From custom garages to reading nooks, run your ideas by us and we'll do whatever we can to make your dreams a reality. We look forward to hearing what you want to do!

I. Don't. Know. What. To. Do!

Is the picture above your reaction when someone asks what you are planning on doing with your remodel? Do you know that you want to finish your unfinished basement but you have basically no idea where to start? Don't worry, we get that all the time.

Most people claim that they have done a lot of homework, but I would guess that the majority of people simply know that they want to change or add something, they just aren't sure what. Guess what? That's okay! No really, it is. You aren't, "wasting our time" and you shouldn't be "really sorry that I'm not sure what can be done with this space," it's OKAY!

KC Home Solutions is proud to announce that we now have an Interior Design Specialist on staff! Let's first break down what an Interior Designer does. Interior designers identify, research, and creatively solve problems related to the function of interior environments in order to enhance quality of life and protect public health, safety, and welfare. Interior designers perform services such as programming, design analysis, spatial design, specifications of furnishing and materials, construction documentation, and construction observation.

So what does that mean for you? It means, once again, that if you don't know what a space can handle, you're good. If you don't know where a bathroom can or should be placed, no worries. If you have a space and you want an idea for it, you came to the right place. Our designer can help, right along with any of our other staff members. We want to do everything we can to make your project come out just how you want, even if you don't know what you want!

So no more of this guy ^...

And a lot more of this guy ^. We've got your back!

KC Home Solutions - What Would We Do Wednesday (bathroom edition)

One of the coolest things about working for KC Home Solutions is that we get to see and hear about all of the trends in designs. We do our best to stay out in front of them as we can, but going to homes and hearing what customers want and their ideas can be really cool! 

The picture above reminds me of an estimate visit that we went to literally yesterday. The homeowner has a very small bathroom space and it is tucked in to an upstairs corner. Because of that the ceiling has a similar feel although a different angle. They are wanting to do a redesign of the space, making the room a touch larger. What I like about the above bathroom is the tile matched all the way around including the ceiling and the glass built in frame and door. Just proves that a small space doesn't mean that you have to settle for plain or ordinary.

Another trend that appears to be making a return is the dual fireplace between the master bathroom and bedroom. Can be both functional and artistic. I also really like the custom deep soaker tub and matching tile down the sides and walls. 

This last picture I wanted you to see is primarily for the flooring. Luxury vinyl flooring has become a request that we are now hearing a lot. It is completely waterproof and can provide the look of wood without the pain of upkeep. You can place this in any room and run it throughout the entire house to provide a seamless design look that ties the home together.