Keeping our children safe one design at a time

Toddlers look at the world as a wondrous place filled with new and exciting adventures around every corner. While a child’s sense of curiosity is one of their most likable traits, it is also what can put them in harm’s way. If you’re moving into a new home or are looking to spruce up your […]Continue reading »

An Estimate vs. Quote

As leaders in the home remodeling arena, we feel it is our duty to educate the public on any potential remodeling scams that may be going on in the community. There is a slew of what we call, “fly by night” contractors floating around our neighborhoods. Their mission is simple: to make a quick buck—no […]Continue reading »

Pinterest: Reshaping the design world

Venturing into the world of home remodeling can seem quite daunting. From selecting a color scheme to choosing between vinyl or laminated flooring—your options seem limitless. Recently, many homeowners have turned to the social site Pinterest for design inspiration.   According to, Pinterest is now the largest social media channel with over 6 million […]Continue reading »

Home Remodeling: Recycling your kitchen cabinets

At the conclusion of any remodeling project, one question always remains: “What are we going to do with the old stuff?”  You could follow the classic method and send everything to the landfill or you could find ways to utilize these old items in different areas of your home. One of the more common pieces […]Continue reading »

The Misconceptions of Building Green

In recent years, sustainable building has become a real hot topic for not only the consumer, but home builders alike. At Riggs Construction & Design, we are proud to say that we have been practicing responsible building techniques since 1959. We know how important “going green” is and what is takes to get there… but […]Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Safety

Who can forget when Clark Griswold’s tree went up in flames, due to Uncle Lewis’s cigar in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? It may have been one of the funniest holiday movie moments of all time, but it also highlights a serious concern for homeowners – Christmas tree fires.   Clark’s tree was “ugly”, except its […]Continue reading »

Remodeling with a Return

Every year Remodeling Magazine produces a Cost vs. Value Report on the top home remodeling projects which offer the best return on investment. As you might expect many of the top ROI projects are home improvements, as opposed to large additions like bedrooms or family rooms. Since the recession, we have seen a shift happen […]Continue reading »

The St. Louis Market’s Ready for Home Renovations

Remember those wavy looking pictures with the hidden 3D images? Well if you don’t, they were called stereographs and were very popular in the 90’s. Besides from the strain of unfocusing your eyes, the background picture was usually not easy to spot. The challenging part was the picture was right in front of you, but […]Continue reading »

Happy Holidays!

It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s and you would think that the remodeling industry in St. Louis, like everywhere else, would be moving at a snails pace.  Who would be calling to schedule appointments the weeks before and after Christmas?  Apparently, everyone!  Last week we had six requests and so far this week […]Continue reading »

Clients and Remodeling

The backbone of any business is your client.  All businesses have the same clients because there are only so many people out there and in essence, we all provide to the same people in some form or another.   But for every business, the client takes on a different personality based on their need and what […]Continue reading »