Category Archives: Free Basement Estimates

Home Remodel? Check out this rental that we’ve almost finished.

Hello there and good afternoon!

I bought this small house several months ago and every weekend I spend a few hours on it’s renovation.  Here’s a quick snapshot looking through the new huge front window:

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You’d never be able to tell from this picture, but we raised the ceilings to 9′ from 8′ and maximized our look with new door openings and accenting colors.

The tile floor just needs to be grouted and then the finishing touches put on.  This little two bedroom place went from 100 year-old dump to updated and fashionable.  We started by ripping out all of the old plaster and lath, replacing all of the wiring to bring it up to code, installing new plumbing, heat and air-conditioning, then finishing with a new kitchen and granite countertops.

Why not add a little flare with a reclaimed wood wall?  Sure!  There it is on the left and you can see the living room really coming together.

So if you’ve been wondering why my blogging has slowed so much – take a look above.  The pictures don’t do it justice.  It’s not every day that you can see an entire remodel happen but at KC Key Solutions it’s what we do day in an day out.  The exciting part about it is that we see something new every day.  Looking to spice up that 100 year-old beauty that you’ve got?  Give us a call and we’ll be happy to take care of it for you!

Have a good night, Ryan

Cabinets, of course!

Hello there!  Remember me?  It’s Ryan and KC Key and I admit it’s been a while.

Business has been…busy.  I know that I’ve been in this position before but truthfully we’ve been working 14 hour days and a few things just got pushed off.  Like blogging.   It’s always the fun stuff that goes first!

So we finished up a cabinet project for a customer today and it came out great.  We have a lot of new pictures to show you from the last couple of months but let’s start here and work our way back.

Monday we took the cabinets to our warehouse for painting.  Here’s Casey and Adam doing the heavy lifting from our trailer:

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Then we got them sprayed with several coats of semi-gloss paint.  The finish came out fantastic!  This was a remodel and cabinet “match” to an existing kitchen layout.  We worked them into place, yes that’s me hiding behind the door:

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And then the big reveal…the final product after we got both cabinets in with the crown molding and scribe.  they look like they have always been there!

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If you’e got an eye for detail, you’ll notice that we ducted the wall heater register and rerouted it to the bottom of the pantry cabinet on the left.  It was a slick install and the customer didn’t lose her heat in the kitchen.  That’s always a plus 😉

So I’m going to try to get us back on track with a few new blogs each week and I’ve got a ton of tips and DIY stuff that will make you happy.  Need someone to help you with your next kitchen cabinet project?  Call us at KC Key Solutions.  913-686-6278 and we can take care of business for you.  In fact, we’ve got a huge cabinet project coming up.  We are building custom desks for a big client of ours and I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures!

Thanks, have a good weekend.  Ryan

Now that’s a tile floor. Come on man!

Hello there!

This floor was installed for one of my best friends, and it came out AWESOME.  Kyle and his wife picked out the greatest colors and after we finished this basement remodel it was just quite simply stunning.  We are almost done…just a few more details to add to the wet bar and new bathroom…but look at this floor!

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It looks good even before the grout!  Just for reference, here the same basement before we got started:

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There’s a lot more to the amazing new space which has tons of new light, a lot of storage rooms, a wet bar with island social table, new bathroom and closets.  It’s a great example of KC Key Solutions working with great customers like these – the end result was above expectations.

Are you ready for your basement remodel?  Click here to get started!

Have a good weekend, Ryan

Feeling down about your basement or foundation?

Hello there friends!

It’s been a little while- it seems like I say that every time I write a new blog, but KC Key Solutions is proud to bring you a new line of services that we have already begun selling…

We’ve partnered with the best in the business, and if you’re looking for foundation repair in Kansas City, you can count on the professionals at KC Key Solutions to get the job done right. We consider no job too big or too small, and we customize our service to fit your needs. We offer free inspections and cost estimates so you’ll know what to expect.

We have exclusive rights to the lifetime warranty patented pier system by Advanced Systems of Kansas City, and it gives us an advantage over all other foundation repair contractors in the area. We know what to look for, and we know how to solve the problem. Don’t wait, call us today and let us get your foundation back in optimum shape!  We’ll be happy to send out an experienced representative for a free estimate!

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Signs of Foundation Failure:

Inside of the House

– Cracks in drywall

– Doors and windows that stick

– Cracks in floors and tile

– Misaligned doors and windows

Outside of the House

– Gaps around doors and windows

– Cracks in foundation

– Stair step cracks in brick walls

– Fascia board pulling away

– Chimneys tilting or pulling away

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– Separation from door

– Walls rotating out

– Stair step cracks in brick walls

Basement of House

– Walls leaning in or out

– Cracks in the poured or block walls

– Water leakage at base of walls

There are many causes for these issues, but if you live in Kansas City you probably know by now that we’ve got some of the most expansive and unstable soil anywhere…and this is typically the root of the problem.

Soon we will be offering these services on our website…but I was too excited to wait.  I’ll be back soon!

Ryan

 

Bathroom stubs in the basement – we’re on it!

Hello there friends,

We’ve been busy at it remodeling a couple of basements in the area…and recently we needed to do a little extra work and jack hammer out the concrete to get to move the sewer pipes per a customer request!  Here’s a shot ready for our plumber to come in:

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I know that it might be hard to tell, but this will actually end up being a shower drain and we are installing an acrylic enclosure over it this week.  Sometimes our customers don’t realize what it takes to add a shower in a basement…and sometimes it starts with the jackhammer and a little elbow grease.

I’ll take a picture of the shower after it’s installed, and probably take a shower because I’ll need it 😉

Thank you everyone, I’ll be back soon!  Ryan

It’s the busy season for construction.

Hello again my friends…there’s another reason that we’ve been so out of touch lately; it’s because we are admidst the busy season here at KC Key Solutions and we’ve been working 7 days a week to catch up! I decided early this morning that I needed to stop and get in the office to do a few “house cleaning” projects and to write a few blogs.  I like the “blogging” part of the business I need to do more of it.

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Have you seen our trucks running around town?  Out fleet is growing and we are also NOW HIRING.  So if you’ve got a trade that you’re amazing at in the construction industry, give us a call at 913-686-6278 to set up an interview.  We need only amazing people to apply and there is a mandatory drug screening for all new hires.  We don’t do illegal drugs here, the construction site is no place for them, thank you for your understanding!

So we’ll be back out on the road here shortly and if you see us, be sure to give us a wave.  You’ll get a wave and a smile in return.  Until then, I’ll be headed back the the basement in Overland Park we’ve been working on in a few minutes.  These basements that we are working on are looking amazing!

Have a good morning, Ryan

Grand Opening at KC Key Solutions this Friday!

Good morning everyone!

I know that it’s been a little bit since I last blogged…that’s because we’ve been busy gearing up for our Grand Opening that is this FRIDAY right here at the KC Key Solutions office!

We are taking the afternoon off to spend a little time with our customers and friends in Spring Hill at noon – July 22, 2016.  This will mean some good BBQ and maybe even a fun surprise or two.

 

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Stop by and grab a hot dog if you have time!  It’s This Friday at noon at KC Key Solutions in Spring Hill.

123 S. Main Street, Spring Hill, KS 66083 913-686-6278 See you here!

Take care, Ryan