Working away on a residential greenhouse

Here in the first days of March, Kirkwood Home is working on building a residential greenhouse in Kirkwood. The excavation process is complete and this week we’re on to installing the greenhouse.

Here’s what the ground excavation looked like:

Check back to see progress and the completed greenhouse in the upcoming days.

We’ll be happy to help your own greenhouse or landscape desires!

Just in Time!

The Kirkwood Home crew has the years of experience and education to save your home! Kirkwood Home identified major rotting on a simple siding job. The rotting wood was a result of a poor siding job previously installed. By the time we found it, the rotting had attracted a colony of carpenter ants and would have caused a huge problem for the home owner. Kirkwood Home not only eliminated the carpenter ant problem, but has begun applied the Tyvek house wrap and installed the exterior siding.

Tyvek wrap repels water in the case water gets behind the siding to protect the wood. Tyvek wrap installed properly would have prevented our client’s extensive damage. We got there just in time!

Welcome to Kirkwood Home

Welcome to Kirkwood Home

Specializing in residential construction, remodel and repair to add lasting beauty and value to your home. We are dedicated to bringing every project to a successful completion by carefully planning and managing each phase of construction. Our veteran craftsmen focus on complete client satisfaction and as such we consistently provide the highest standards of quality and cost effectiveness. We invite you to view our Portfolio to learn more about why we are one of St.Louis’ fastest growing residential remodel and construction companies. Call us for all your home improvement needs!

All About Landscape Lighting |This Old House

This winter we’ve been researching and learning the latest and greatest tricks on landscape lighting, 2012 will surely see more landscapes and homes lit up by the joint efforts of Kirkwood Home and Julie’s Garden Design!

Here’s an article from This Old House magazine on the subject of Landscape Lighting.

All About Landscape Lighting | All About Landscape Lighting | Photos | Lighting | This Old House.

Thoughts Before Starting a Project…

Before jumping into a do-it-yourself or home remodeling project, there are things a homeowner should keep in mind.  Often projects are started and before you know it you are in over your head.  It’s important to know your limitations and knowing when to contact a professional when proceeding with your project. Another thing to keep in mind is why you are doing a remodel or facelift.  People sometimes tend to put too much emphasis on increasing their home value, but for most of us we aren’t going to turn around and sell right away.  The reason you really want change in your home is because you want to enjoy the comfort of your home now, and in the future.

Updating your Kitchen

It is probably safe to say that the kitchen is the most used and most popular room in the house.  Whether you are entertaining guests or just making a meal for the family, your kitchen should not only be a place to cook but also designed to show-off.  With the help of our experienced Kirkwood Home team and along with our designer, Marcia Moore Design, we can take your old kitchen and make it into your dream kitchen!  We work closely with our clients to develop a design that truly represents their own style and taste.  If you are unsure what your style is, try taking HGTV’s Quick Style Quiz to get an idea. Also, check out our website’s  Kitchens page to see a few of our other kitchen projects!

Save Money with Water Heater Maintenance

As we get closer to spring, you may begin to do some long overdue household maintenance projects.  One project that should be put on your list is to check out your water heater.  For most people, the water heater is something that we don’t even acknowledge.  We use hot water every day and don’t even plan on any annual maintenance.  But with a couple annual maintenance checks, your water heater could be working more efficiently and be saving you a little money.  In this article, How To Maintain A Water Heater, it shows you how to maintain your water heater, and explains why this should be done.  Good luck!

Handy Apps for your home!

It seems like everybody is equipped with a smartphone now.  Smartphones are where we set our appointments, where we look at emails, and search the internet.  They have become as useful as our home computers.  Now, with hundreds of thousands of apps, our phones can even help us around the house.  In The Best Home Improvement Apps article it showcases some of these handy apps.  There are apps that measure, an app that can level, and even apps that can preview colors on your walls before you paint.  Check out the article and see some of the apps that could help you!