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Millennials: The Construction Industry Needs You

St. Louis Custom Kitchen Islands | Custom Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands are practically a must-have because they take care of so many needs. But one size does not fit all. Good kitchen island design takes …

3 Surprising Reasons for Waiting to Remodel Your New Home | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

<b>Pictured above is Mosby Building Arts designer Becky Trent and her family on the day they moved into their new home. And, yes, they will remodel it –</b> …

How to search for the history of a St. Louis home

×<p>Photo by Carmen Troesser<p>Every day, Missouri History Museum associate archivist Dennis Northcott navigates an alternate version of St. Louis that …

Kirkwood property designed by famous architect is on the market for the first time

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Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

Mosby Building Arts, a St. Louis residential remodeling design-build firm, has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the <i>St. Louis …

The Workplace

A field trip to a new subdivision, circa 1966

×<p>Photo by Henry “Mac” Mizuki, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum<p>P0374-03099-E28-T5.tif<p>Granite City is named not for the rock but instead for …

A generation raised on the internet seeks authenticity in design

×<p>Photo courtesy of Brooksberry & Associates/Alise O'Brien<p>When Melanie Bernds and her fiancée, Scott Smith, bought their first home last year, they …

The Top 7 Remodeling Trends (so far) of 2017 | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

Designers love to make design predictions for the coming year. But at the halfway point of 2017, we want to summarize the emerging trends we’ve seen …

DESIGNER TALK: When Fashion Becomes Furniture | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

<i>By Laura Powderly, Mosby Building Arts Designer</i><p>Do you have that one piece of furniture that you are obsessed with? A lot of times furniture can start …

The Big Question: Move or Remodel?

+1<p>As a designer, I’m often asked by clients if moving is a better decision than remodeling their existing home. The answer is different for each …

Beware the Culture of Change Orders | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

The remodeling industry is tough on consumers. The Better Business Bureau typically receives more complaints annually about remodeling companies than …

How to Have a Great Career Without the College Debt | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

Job security with good pay is the goal, but you do not necessarily have to incur years of higher-education debt to make a career happen.<p>Carpentry is …

How to Create the Perfect Party Patio | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

Ahhh, warm weather! As we change our gatherings from indoors to outdoors, we long to liven up our outdoor entertaining spaces. My household loves to …

Midcentury modern home with “scotch and music” room and indoor fountain asks $199K

John Randal McDonald designed the home in 1953<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Racine, Wisconsin<p><b>Price:</b> $199,900<p>“This is a natural house for …

Ready and Willing | Town&Style

Ready and Willing By: Paul Doerner Homework0 Comments<p>Dear Homework,<br>This Creve Coeur ranch has served our family’s needs well for the past 49 years. …

Homes with History | Town&Style

Homes with History By: Dorothy Weiner T&S Home Features0 Comments<p>It’s hard to pass the stately homes in the Central West End without wondering what …

Is Your Deck Safe? 9 Things to Look For | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

With the outdoor living season in full swing, we’re bound to hear more stories about deck collapses. In the past 10 years, there have been more than …

Venetian Plaster: An Everything-You-Need-to-Know Guide

A trend we're happy to see on the comeback circuit<p>"Living with lime-plastered walls is like living inside a Rothko painting," says interior designer Leigh Herzig—and anyone who has used it will know she's talking about Venetian plaster. The material, which has been used to finish walls since …

Home Improvement

Big surprise: Millennials start having families, buying houses.

The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an …

Decor Trends That Will Be "Out" in 2017 and Nobody Was Expecting It

<b>Get rid of the awful prints</b><p>At first, it was nice to see the walls covered with cheerful papers, as it was adding a touch of color to the white or …

What is the Cost of St. Louis Curb Appeal? | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

Replacement of your home’s roofing, siding, windows, and doors has the greatest return on investment. This is why, “How much will it cost?” is the …

The House That Sam Mosby Built | Mosby Building Arts | Right Bath | Exteriors by Mosby

<i>A 1954 Webster Groves home designed by architect Erwin Knoesel and built by Sam Mosby.</i><p><i>As part of Mosby Building Art’s 60th Anniversary, we had</i> …