Category Archives: Before & After


Before & After: How to Enliven a Kitchen

A St. Peters, MO homeowner has long lived in the house her late husband had custom-built in 1964. It’s a striking mid-century modern design with good bones and great memories, and a kitchen that has remained unchanged (except for new appliances and flooring) for over 50 years. The homeowner spent years imagining her new kitchen, […]







Before & After: Remodeling a Suburban Condominium

The new owner of a Kirkwood, MO condominium, built in 2002, needed to make some changes. The floors were noticeably uneven, the builder-grade windows were drafty, and the unused hot tub in the master bathroom needed to go. Correcting these issues triggered her call to St. Louis remodeling firm Mosby Building Arts. As she worked with […]


Before & After: Converting a Garage into a Family Room

A split-level mid-century modern home in Webster Groves, MO had a basement that multi-tasked as a one-car garage, recreation area and laundry room, with access to the backyard.  The family wanted this high-traffic space to be a more functional and beautiful lower level, something that matched the aesthetic of the rest of their home, and […]


The Before & After Story of an Exterior Makeover

A Ballwin, MO couple still loved their one-and-a-half story ranch home built in 1978. The location is ideal for them, and interior modifications made over the years provide all they need. The exterior of the home needed some maintenance updates, and this highlighted how dated the look of the home had become (see the photo […]