Debby Allmon on removing wallpaper

Debby Allmon answers a Kansas City Star's reader question about removing wallpaper. Read all about it.

Q. We have a house that was built in the ’60s. Most of the rooms and hall have one or more layers of decades-old wallpaper. One bedroom has bedroom walls painted over the wallpaper.

Debby Allmon on Cold-Stone Solutions

Q: The cold months are slowly killing the stone on the exterior of my house and the outdoor fireplace original to my home, built in the 1920s. Is there anything I can do to winterize the stone to protect it from crumbling?

A:  Since your stone fireplace is always subject to the elements, the stone will suffer from time and wear.

Debby Allmon on long-life bulbs for ceiling fans

Debby Allmon answers a Kansas City Star’s reader question about what kind of long-life bulbs to use in a ceiling fan. Read all about it.
Q. I’d like to know what kind of long-life bulbs to use in a ceiling fan. We bought dim-able compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and they did not last long.

Debby Allmon on driveway repair options

Recently, Debby answered a reader's question in the Kansas City Star's Handyman section:

Q.: I have a concrete driveway that will need to be resurfaced. It is pitted and flaking. What are the pros and cons of the common methods of driveway repair? I would like stamped concrete that looks like pavers, but I think it will be expensive.

The affect of efflorescence

Debby Allmon, a certified remodeler and vice president of Schloegel Design Remodel, was recently featured in the Kansas City Star's Handy Man section.

Debby addresses a question submitted by a reader concerning a moisture issue. Here's what the reader had to say:
I have a problem with some unsightly brickwork on the front of my house.

Debby Allmon Recommends Safe Way to Remove Mirrors

Debby Allmon was featured in this past Sunday’s Kansas City Star answering a reader’s question about the safest way to remove floor-to-ceiling wall mirrors.

A Message from Jake Schloegel

One of the best parts of my job is visiting a completed project a few months after we have finished.  The homeowners have been enjoying their newly remodeled space and are usually eager to have us take some photos of it so we can post them on our web site.

Schloegel Design Remodel Supports the Susan G. Komen Foundation

On Sunday, August 8, 2010 Kansas City hosted the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The event was a big success as 27,000 participants ran in this year's race and raised over $1 million.

Schloegel Design Remodel is a huge supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Call SDR For Your Window Replacement And Repair!

Did you know that we do window replacement and window repair work? Well, we do!

In this photo, Henry Ramirez, who has been a lead carpenter at SDR for over 18 years, was captured on film as he replaced rotten trim around a 20-something year old window unit.