Lower Level Living Part 2

Our clients remodel their lower levels for various reasons, whether it’s to create an in-home bowling alley, a walk-in cellar or just some extra cozy space for their family. In a previous post we showed you a basement transformation in which the homeowners came to Schloegel Design Remodel because they needed more space to spend time together as a family.

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.

Ironman visits Schloegel Design Remodel

Here is a photo of our oldest son, Ben along with his dog Sammy.  They dropped by the office the other day.  Ben has just returned from Hawaii where he participated in the world championship Ironman race.  To qualify for this race, Ben participated in the Louisville Ironman where he finished 1st in his age group and 6th overall, out of 3000 racers.

Ask Jake: Working Around Load Bearing Walls

 Jake,

I want to make a large opening between my kitchen & dining room. I do not want to tear down the whole wall. Does it matter if this is a load bearing wall? I'm also worried about electrical wires. My husband is a good handyman, but do you think he should tackle this job?

-Hilda

Hilda,

Yes, it does make a big difference if the wall is a load bearing wall.

Lower Level Staircase Transformation

We recently completed a beautiful lower level remodel. Here are some before and during pictures, as well as an after picture, of how the lower level staircase entry has evolved. As you can see, a person would originally descend the staircase and walk a short hallway to the door into the basement.

Schloegel Design Remodel Teams Up With Arlene Ladegaard

In our previous post, we featured a beautiful lower level remodel in which we did a major transformation on the staircase.

We had a wonderful time working with Arlene Ladegaard of Design Connection, Inc. (pictured below) who introduced us to the homeowners on this project.

SDR Outdoor Living Space Featured in KCH&G

We’re very proud that our very own, Donna Kirsopp, recently had one of her designs featured on the Kansas City Homes & Gardens website. If you missed the article, don’t worry. We have plenty of great pictures to share with you. And we’ll even share some of the commentary from the KCH&G article.

SDR Basement Remodel Featured on Schutte Lumber Co. Blog

Schloegel Design Remodel would like to thank Schutte Lumber Co. for featuring us on their blog site. In their post titled ‘Remodeling Success with Distressed Wood Beams,’ Schutte Lumber Co. featured a basement remodel that was completed by SDR. We actually featured the basement remodel here on our blog back in August in our ‘Lower Level Living’ post.

Which Comes First, The Cabinets Or The Floors?

Jake,

I'm redoing a kitchen. Should the cabinets be installed before the flooring, or should the flooring be installed under all the kitchen area?

-Jim

Jim,

When we remodel a kitchen, about the only time we install flooring before the cabinets is when we are using unfinished hardwood flooring.