A powder room is a single-user room requiring only a toilet, a sink and a mirror. It doesn’t need the storage or square footage of a full or master bathroom. Because it may be the most minimal room in your home, this also makes it a blank canvas for playing out some of the more daring decorating ideas you’ve hesitated to use elsewhere.

Dare to dream. Make a big impact in a little room!

When your pastime begins to crowd out people or spaces in the home, it may be time to think about creating a special hobby room. Hobbies help reduce stress through creativity and escape, so consider this project beneficial to your overall well being. Here are the key points of planning for a hobby room:
How To Make a Hobby Room in Your Home

When your pastime begins to crowd out people or spaces in the home, it may be time to think about creating a special hobby room. Hobbies help reduce stress through creativity and escape, so consider this project beneficial to your overall well being. Here are the key points of planning for a hobby room:

How To Make a Hobby Room in Your Home

Choosing new countertops is an important kitchen remodeling decision because they need to function properly while adding design personality. You can avoid becoming overwhelmed with choices and details by employing these 5 countertop shopping tips:

5 Kitchen Countertop Shopping Tips

Loving This Right Bath
A Brentwood, MO condo has a brand new bathroom in only 10 business days. She opted for many upgrades from the standard remodeling options, and it looks great!
Learn more about Right Bath at: http://www.rightbath.com/

Can you tell the differences between the Before & After photos? It’s OK if you can’t.
Sometimes an exterior remodel is not about major transformation. Sometimes you just like the way your house looks but still need new siding, roofing and windows.
Here’s the story of completely renovating the exterior of a St. Louis home without altering too much of its style.

Can you tell the differences between the Before & After photos? It’s OK if you can’t.

Sometimes an exterior remodel is not about major transformation. Sometimes you just like the way your house looks but still need new siding, roofing and windows.

Here’s the story of completely renovating the exterior of a St. Louis home without altering too much of its style.

This home was designed and built by the owner in the 1970s. When water leaks appeared and the cedar siding began to fail, Mosby Building Arts was called in to solve the water problems and install all new siding, roofing and flashing.
The original cedar vertical siding was no longer available, so Mosby carpenters recreated it with plywood and cedar lumber, and matched the stain to what the home looked like when it was new. It once again shines like a copper penny!
See more project photos.

This home was designed and built by the owner in the 1970s. When water leaks appeared and the cedar siding began to fail, Mosby Building Arts was called in to solve the water problems and install all new siding, roofing and flashing.

The original cedar vertical siding was no longer available, so Mosby carpenters recreated it with plywood and cedar lumber, and matched the stain to what the home looked like when it was new. It once again shines like a copper penny!

See more project photos.

The Return of the Eat-In Kitchen

We recently completed this kitchen remodel in Des Peres, MO. A 1970s kitchen was overdue for an update, and by removing an extra door to the backyard, the space was enlarged and made 21st century fabulous.

See more photos of this project here.

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St. Louis magazines Summer Days of Giveaways!
For the week of July 14th, enter to win 4 hours of free handyman service from St. Louis remodeling company Mosby Building Arts. Enter for a chance to win at: http://www.stlmag.com/summer-days-of-giveaways


You expect a certain level of satisfactory service from a hotel stay or restaurant meal. Remodeling companies should be held to the same standards, especially because they are working inside your home. Along with quality work for a fair price, look for a company that makes the following part of their remodeling process:
What Kind of Remodeling Customer Service Should You Expect?

You expect a certain level of satisfactory service from a hotel stay or restaurant meal. Remodeling companies should be held to the same standards, especially because they are working inside your home. Along with quality work for a fair price, look for a company that makes the following part of their remodeling process:

What Kind of Remodeling Customer Service Should You Expect?

9s: How do you choose the best home remodelers for a project? 

SCOTT MOSBY: When looking for a doctor, do we shop by price or by expertise and care? Some things – like your health - are just too important to shop by price. Same goes for your house, which just might be your biggest financial investment. So, you need to protect that.

To avoid feeling ripped off, look for quality; because the benefit of paying for quality is that you pay for it once. There’s no value in paying to correct a problem. Bad work requires double the time and money to fix, many times costing you more than the original quote from a company that strived to do it right the first time.

The old saying “you get what you pay for” really applies to remodeling projects. You deserve honest work for an honest price. A quality professional considers all the details to come up with a fair price for the work, which should also be backed with a warranty. You need to feel secure that they will be there in the future to support you. 

 This kind of quality and service usually comes with a higher price tag. But think about the price and quality difference between different models of cars from the same automaker. That same concept applies to the companies you let work on your home.

Read the entire answer at 9s.