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Designer Talk: One Bathroom, Two Budgets

Jillian Brinkman, Mosby Building Arts Designer When considering a bathroom remodel, selecting fixtures and finishes within your budget is the key to a successful project. For this exercise, I chose a look for a bathroom and selected key items to create that look at...

Symptoms of Siding Ready to be Replaced

Being pro-active about your home’s needs is never a bad thing. Waiting for something to go wrong can put you in a bind when repairs are required right away, so getting ahead of the game can pay off. This includes making sure your siding is in good shape or knowing...

Exploring the Variety of Bathroom Vanities

A bathroom vanity serves a few purposes from just pure aesthetics, to storage, and the housing unit for your sink. There are a variety of options to choose from. Let’s explore a few of them. Wood Cabinet Vanity Wood cabinet vanities are great for those looking to keep...

Pro Painter Tips for Choosing Colors

Oleg Podgorny is the Painting Supervisor for Mosby Building Arts. His 25+ years of experience with painting, patching and mixing colors makes his tips on choosing paint colors a must-read. A paint chip is NOT an accurate representation of a color because the quality...

Oh, the Horror: DIY Remodeling Gone Wrong

“Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. “ – Aldous Huxley Do-It-Yourself home remodeling projects begun with the best of intentions can soon turn into a nightmare due to lack of skill or knowledge. To humorously illustrate the...

Designer Talk: Should I Move or Remodel?

 Jake Spurgeon, Mosby Building Arts Designer As a designer, I am often asked by clients if moving is a better decision than remodeling their existing home.  The answer is tricky and different for each individual situation. Moving and remodeling are both emotional and...

What Motivates People to Remodel Their Home?

At some point, every home needs something remodeled. Need, desire and money are tied to making these decisions, but what motivates people to finally pull the trigger and take the plunge? As we have been remodeling St. Louis homes since 1947, we are eternally...

4 Ways To Choose a Fantastic Front Entry Door

Curb appeal is a defining characteristic of a home’s aesthetics and while the interior of the home can be just as interesting, the outside is what makes the first impression. One way to capitalize on the potential of your home’s curb appeal is to create an inviting...

Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

Whether you’ve lived in your house for a long time or just moved in, the idea of updating your home will most likely cross your mind at some point. One of the most popular spaces to remodel is the bathroom.  You spend a lot of time in this space, as do your guests so...

Go With the Flow: Exploring Open Floor Plans

If things feel a little “off” within your home, it might be an issue with flow, or lack thereof. Removing or rearranging walls to create a more open floor plan is often the final link in feeling truly comfortable in your home. Here are two examples of St. Louis homes...

7 Ways to Make a Kid-Safe Pool

Having a pool is one of the great summertime pleasures, but it also makes you responsible for the safety of those using it. Establishing rules for when and how others use your pool is important. When it comes to the children who will use or be near your pool, extra...