Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Testimonial: Edward Buss, Madera, CA

I’m very happy with the new look. We have gotten a lot of complements on how different the house looks. I also have noticed the outside noise is less. We really haven’t noticed the difference in comfort yet. It’s been extremely warm here this summer.

We loved working with your sales associate AJ and the crew were wonderfully polite and considerate and really wanted to please.

Thank You
Edward Buus

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

15 Years and still happy!

Just received this letter in the mail today:

Our experience with K-Designers has more than exceeded our expectations. Our first encounter with the company was when we met the friendly and helpful Marketing Director. The exterior stucco was of poor installation and we were needing protection against the rain water leaking thru the cracks. Several of our neighbors homes had there stucco repaired several times by the builder and the water continued to leak thru whenever it rained. Two of our neighbors had their homes painted with a waterproof exterior coating. We didn't think this would last very long as the exposure to the elements and the continued cracking of the stucco would soon need to be repaired again. By addressing the problem with the additional layer of installation and long lasting Vinyl siding we knew we wouldn't have to repaint or seal the exterior for many years. As many of us have had contractors do work around our homes we know this can sometimes be a very unpleasant experience. The professionalism of the installers was a very pleasant surprise. Friendly and prompt along with their knowledge of their trade was gratefully appreciated. During the job there was no clutter left around and throughout the work the area was kept neat, then cleaned up at the end of each day. K-Designers said they guarantee 100% satisfaction and in our experience that's exactly what we got. We choose K-Designers over a couple of other companies because they don't sub contract there installers and guarantee the best value for your dollar. So it only made sense to go with K-Designers and thank goodness we did. 15 years later our home still look like the day it was completed and we still are saving substantial amount of money on our energy bills. Without the added expense of resealing and repainting the exterior.

Jay/Lynene Lindstrom

Thank You Jay and Lynene for reaching out 15 years later to share your experience with us!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Testimonial: Rich and Janice Gardner, Beaverton, OR

We are so thankful to have our new windows already. We were very happy with the quality and the installation. Our neighbors told us right away that they were interest in new windows and were impressed with our new ones.

As a parent I am concerned with security and safety and am happy with how easily the windows open, close and lock. The children are able to lock and open the windows much easier than the old ones we had.

Immediately, I noticed the noise level from the street was much less. My husband also said that it is a lot cooler in the afternoons this summer compared to last year. Now we know we can look forward to a warmer winter with our new windows too.

Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to thank you,

Rich and Janice Gardner

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mixing materials

People have been mixing materials on homes for years. Sometimes it’s a practical decision and sometimes it’s all about style. With the varieties and quality of building materials available now days, more often than not it’s about style. But it all needs to be according to a plan. Homes are built according to design trends and styles both current and historical. Elements of these styles and trends are based on practical construction methods and others are simply aesthetically pleasing to homeowners. If you plan to make changes to your home or are starting from scratch you need to keep in mind these trends. Ignoring them will make the viewer of your home think that something is wrong even if they can’t quite figure out why.

Use elements of your home as transition points from one material to another. Start and stop alternate materials at corners. For instance if you have a portion of your home that bumps out and wanted to highlight that with stone, you would want to start in one corner wrapping the three sides and end in the other corner.

Don’t modify the homes original architectural style so drastically it clashes. Many times you can mix and match bits of architectural elements as long as they harmonize. You wouldn’t create an arts and crafts wood and stone entry area for a colonial style house.

Mixing materials usually means a change in color. You want that change to stand out and be noticed. Don’t choose a color so close to your main house color that your change in material goes unnoticed. At the same time you need to have an overall harmony in the look of your home. You don’t want your neighbors making comments about your house for all the wrong reasons.

Don’t compromise the integrity of your home solely for stylistic reasons. If you intend to use alternative materials or a standard material in an alternative application, make sure it will work.

Breaking design standards and rules might be for you. It’s certainly a way to get a unique look to your home. Just keep in mind not everyone will like what you’ve done. This is especially concerning if you someday intend to sell your home.

If you are planning a remodeling project let K-Designers help. Give us a call 800-728-3902 or visit us online www.k-designers.com we would be happy to help make your project a success.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Testimonial: Sadie Ross, Oakland, CA

Words do not do justice in describing the work performance of K-Designers. Comfort and beauty are the only two words that come to mind. The personality change and the worth of this home are a prayer answered. It is a joy to know that there are still some businessmen operating on sound principles.

Sadie Ross
Oakland, CA