Prairie Village Kitchen Remodel – Week-By-Week Week 1

Every opportunity we get, we like to share a project we are working on to give you an inside view of what it is like working with Schloegel’s expert design and contracting team. Over the next few weeks, we’ll check in on our clients Brook and Chad as we help them build their dream kitchen in their home in Prairie Village.

The Vision

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Interior Before

Brook and Chad contacted Schloegel this summer with a dream of a new kitchen. When they bought their beautiful home in Prairie Village, they knew that eventually they’d need to expand their kitchen to fit their needs. They wanted a space they could all share together, somewhere they could entertain, enjoy casual meals or finish homework. With 2 active young girls, the walls of the kitchen were just too restricting for it to be a pace for their entire family to enjoy.

 

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Kitchen Interior Before

Our design team worked with Brook and Chad to design a whole new kitchen including all new cabinetry, countertops, backsplash, lighting, and flooring. The couple wanted a more open-concept design, something they’d been dreaming about and planning for months. Most importantly, the family wanted to add a splash of color and brightness to the space.

 

 

Week 1 - Demolition

Once the design was complete, the Schloegel team of Sam and Ben began the process of demolition. The team came in to find a beautiful hand-drawn mural, by the couple's children, on one of the walls that was to be removed. It was almost too cute to tear down!

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Mural from the family's children on the wall to be removed

The team began by first removing all of the appliances, then began pulling down the existing cabinets and removing the old tile floor all while the homeowners were away. So much was done on day one that Brook hardly recognized her kitchen when she got home!

"I got home last night around 5:20 and Sam and Ben were just leaving.  They gave me a tour of the cabinets that came down and all the tile (floor and backsplash) came up because it had lead in it.  I can't believe it's the same house.  Everything was super tidy when they left and I really appreciated how much effort they went to keep it all neat so we could walk through to the other rooms.  Our dog did fine as well.  They didn't hear from her all day and went to check on her to make sure she was still back there. We have a good set up in the basement so we are moving along smoothly in the mornings and evenings.  Thanks for everything.  Wall is coming down today and I can't wait to see what it looks like.  Super excited."

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The Schloegel crew then turned their focus to the walls. By the end of the week, the wall had been taken down, a temporary support wall was put in place, and the outdated cobblestone fireplace façade had been removed.

 

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New temporary, structural wall

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Kitchen wall

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Removing stone around fireplace

 

Next week, we will begin to install new windows and other structural features to add some more light to the space.

Until next time!

This is part of an ongoing remodeling project administrated by Megan Bringman, Design Consultant 

Megan holds an Interior Design degree from Kansas State University and has several years of experience working in the Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Industry. She is a member of the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) and is a Certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) Megan enjoys community involvement and does volunteer work with the Kansas City Affiliate for Susan G Komen for the Cure and Habitat Restore.