Debby Allmon Addresses Painting Ceramic Tile

Recently, certified remodeler Debby Allmon was featured in the Handyman section of the Kansas City Star. In the article, Debby addresses a reader’s question on the best types of paint to use to paint ceramic tile. Take a look at the reader’s question.

Debbie Allmon on Restoring Mexican Tile

Our own certified remodeler and vice president here at Schloegel Design Remodel, Debbie Allmon, was recently featured in the Kansas City Star, answering a reader's questions about Mexican tile. The reader's asked:
When my house was built, Mexican tile was put in the front hall, in concrete, over a subfloor.

Debby Allmon on replacing a shattered light bulb

Q. A light bulb in our kitchen blew out and shattered above the sink. I want to remove the base and replace the bulb, but I’m a bit nervous. A friend said that happened at his house, and he used a piece of fruit to remove it. Any pointers?

A. Turn off the power to the light fixture at the circuit breaker.

Debby Allmon on bedroom soundproofing

Q. In 2010, I bought a home built in 1956. I love the house, however, there are noisy people who live nearby. They play their music loudly with the bass thumping late at night.

I have been out so many times in the evening searching but have been unable to locate the source of the noise.

Debby Allmon on Insulating a Garage

Our very own, Debby Allmon, was featured in the Kansas City Star's Handyman section talking about Insulating a Garage. See what she had to say about it. Here's the reader's question:

I am interested in how to better insulate my garage so that my master bathroom and closet above the garage can be warmer.

Debby Allmon on fixing a window that can’t be shut

Our very own, Debby Allmon, was featured in the Kansas City Star’s Handyman section answering a reader's question about how to fix a window that can't be shut. See what she had to say about it. Here’s the reader’s question:

Q: The exterior of my home is stucco and has double-hung windows.

Debby Allmon on deck materials

Handyman | Debby Allmon on deck materials
Q. I need to replace my deck. I’m stymied by all the material choices. What type of wood holds up best? Or should I go with a composite? Are there any downsides to metal (aluminum) railings? Help!

A. The best natural wood products would be cedar or ipe (Brazilian hardwood). Cedar is probably the most typical and cost-effective product.

Debby Allmon on covered downspout drains

Our very own, Debby Allmon, was featured in the Kansas City Star’s Handyman section answering a reader’s question about covered downspout drains. See what she had to say about it. Here’s the reader’s question:

Q: We have four downspouts that feed into 4-inch corrugated flexible tubing.