Overland Park

Houzz Your Project Design Going?

As we meet with new potential clients, one of the things we always talk about is design and ideas. It doesn't matter what project they are looking to take on, kitchen remodel, home addition, basement finish, master bathroom, mudroom, everyone tends to have at least some idea of what they would like to see. Of course there are a few occasions where that's not the case.

So what options do you have if you don't know what you want your project to look like. I've got your place to start. You may have guessed it based on the name of this post and the picture it started with. Houzz.com. So what is Houzz? Houzz is a website and online community about architecture, interior design, interior decorating, landscape design and home improvement. Almost everyone knows about pinterest. Well Houzz is pinterest on steroids but dedicated specifically to the things mentioned above and that's it.

A remodeled sitting room idea, picture from houzz.com.

So you see, Houzz is the perfect place to go when you don't know where to start. If you don't know what "your style" is. If you're not sure what's trending in design. If you just want to see some really great remodeled or new rooms. If you want to be sucked in, blink once and wonder where several hours of your day just went...happens to me all the time, it's totally worth it.

We would encourage you to check out Houzz. While you're there setting up your free profile, make sure to swing by our profile and click that Follow button! We are always updating our completed projects, uploading before and after pictures. You can also collaborate with us using an Ideabook for your project.

Oh that thing? Yeah, the Houzz community voted and we won this award. 

 

The ideas are limitless, so don't limit yourself. See yourself in a new space and don't settle for DIY ideas on other websites. Let us help make your home show room perfect! PS, that sitting room picture attached above from Houzz? Yeah, that was us. 

What Would We Do Wednesday - Deck Edition

Decks are a great way to add outdoor living space to your home. There are many different options of materials and designs that someone could go with. From composite material to natural wood, stained to painted, rock features to built in kitchen spaces.

The picture above is a deck that we installed for a homeowner. They had an interesting problem. The original deck was very similar in design and they used composite materials. We were called because the composite material they used actually broke down and degraded. Fortunately, the manufacturer paid for a replacement cost of the material and we were able to come back in and rebuild the deck as necessary with natural cedar wood.

A picture of the old composite deck material. Some of the original composite materials were made of pressed and glued sawdust. Over time it broke down. If your composite deck looks like this you may have a warranty claim option with the manufacturer.

View underneath the decking. You can see the breakdown material and it running from rain. 

The rebuilt deck and pergola.

The rebuilt kitchen/grill space with natural stone top, sink and additional storage space.

We were glad that we could come in and help turn a problem in to a great solution and fix. This is a space that will be used for years and years to come, and with proper maintenance will stay beautiful for a long time. We love stuff like this!

W.I.P. (Work In Progress) - KC Home Solutions

We thought it would be fun to give you all an idea of what projects we have going right now. The boss likes to call it W I P, work in progress. Sometimes knowing where you are and what you have going can be a great way to help get an idea of what you can and cannot do. As you all know, it can be easy to over-extend yourself on projects, that certainly includes our industry. So what's our WIP? 

Here's the list of towns and projects going on currently in each one.

Kansas City, Missouri has three projects in process currently. The scope of work for each is nothing like the other. One project is a complete master bathroom remodel. We completely gutted the existing space and started over from scratch for this homeowner. One project is an office space/show room for a designer we use from time to time, her new location is being completed on The Plaza. The third project is a remodel of all three bathrooms in a home. 

Overland Park, Kansas has two projects in process currently. One is a complete basement finish from scratch. The other project started as a wood rot repair but ended up being nearly a complete rebuild of a large corner of the house. As we got in to start the repair we found that the home was significantly more damaged than what showed on the exterior. It was a surprise to the homeowner but doing the job correctly was the priority. As this project completes we'll pass along pictures.

Belton, Missouri has one project. This is also a complete basement finish. The basement is approximately 1,250 square feet. We look forward to being able to share the pictures of this finish with you guys.

Spring Hill, Kansas has one project. We are working on building a brand new home. The home is scheduled to start framing next week once the foundation clears code approval and the weather permits. Things are going to be moving quickly there and we are excited to share the phases of work with you.

Lastly we have a project in process in Prairie Village, Kansas. A homeowner contacted us a few weeks ago to take over their project when the ball was dropped by a previous contractor. Fortunately we have been able to help them out. The owners have a very modern design and are using really cool materials, we look forward to seeing this one finish so you all can check it out!  

Several of these projects are at or nearing completion. We have several that are in the process of getting started. We also have many bids out that are going to be hopefully accepted. It's a great time to be a part of KC Home Solutions and we are thankful for each and every person that choose us to be a part of their project(s)!