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.

Can I Remove and Reuse Old Oak Hardwood Flooring?

Jake-

Our old family home was struck by a tornado and is now condemned. There is over 1000sf of beautiful 60 year old oak hardwood on the floors. Can this be removed and reused? If so, what would be the best way to go about it? We would love to use this wood in our home, both to save money and to remember the old home place.

Kitchen Remodeling in the 1950s vs Design Now

We are having fun with the Ladies Home Journal Book of Interior Decorating which was published 1954.  Gayle found this book while visiting her mother last month.  It is so interesting and so nostalgic to look at the styles and interior design advice from 56 years ago!

We thought it would be fun to share some pictures of what was then versus what is now.

Gorgeous Staircase Transformation

We recently completed a remodel, part of which included updating the main staircase of our clients’ home.

This update included new oak treads and risers, new carpet runner, wrought iron spindles and paint.  The change in this home is so dramatic that it seems difficult to believe that it is actually the same house we originally walked into.

We’ve been busy!

Is it really almost March already? Wow. This year is flying by! We’ve been so lucky to host and be involved in a number of events so far in 2010. Here’s a short recap:

January was an exciting month for us. On top of hosting a seminar on design trends,  Schloegel Design Remodel was also very excited to hear we won eight awards at the 2009 REMYs:

Best of Show $75,000-$150,000: Bath Remodel
Best of Show Under $75,000: Kitchen Remodel
Kitchen Remodel $40,000-$80,000 - Winner & All Star
Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000 – Winner
Bath Remodel over $60,000 – Winner
Lower Level Finishes over $100,000 - Honorable Mention & All Star
Interior Remodel $50,000-$100,000 - Honorable Mention & All Star
Designs and Plans - Honorable Mention

We were also excited to be able to sponsor a team in the Kansas City Children’s TLC Groundhog’s Day run.

How do I adjust window trim for thicker plaster?

I am trying to apply a 2nd layer over the original plaster wall in order to sound proof a room. I was going to use 5/8" Quiet Rock. My concern is how to remove the window trim. Also, if I put a 2nd layer of Quiet Rock over the original plaster will I have to do anything different with the trim to make sure it still fits around the window?  Will the added layer create too much distance between window & trim?

Thanks, Ken

Ken,

Ken,
You are correct in thinking that you will have to make an adjustment to accommodate the new wall thickness.

Kansas City Homes on Ice

I was driving to work this morning when I came across a snowy, icy surprise.  Kansas City had a light snowfall on Saturday night but all the homes, roads and trees are now clear of snow (as you can see from the trees in the background and the bit of the house next door that shows up in this picture).  In fact, in this area of Kansas City, the snow does not even cover all the grass.

Regretting your design? Consider remodeling.

There are a million different reasons to redesign a space. We recently read a blog that reminded us of one of the most common reasons: functionality. Does a wall in your home just not make sense to you? Or maybe a closet could be better placed somewhere else to open up a room.

Remodeling the Model, Jake Schloegel featured in Kansas City Business Journal

Jake Schloegel redesigned his own business model to better serve his clients in a down economy. New products, new services help redefine his business.

More Remodeling Fun from the Past: 1950s Design vs Now

We are having fun with the remodeling and decorating book from 1954!!

In this blog we are showing two “cellar” remodels that were high style in 1954 and one that Schloegel Design Remodel completed in 2010.

Do you think things have changed much?