1960’s Home Remodeled to Enhance and Update its Original Personality

We recently completed a remodeling project in which we updated an entire home that was built in 1964.  This home had never been modernized since it was built, so it had a great personality reflective of the early 60’s.  Our goal was not to change the personality of the home, but to enhance its individuality through updating and enhancing.

Historical Hyde Park Renovation Fireplaces!

The Hyde Park duplex we are working on has beautiful and historically significant fireplaces.  We researched these fireplaces when we remodeled the neighboring duplex last year and were excited to discover that they are actually finished with tiles created by Ernest Batchelder.

Doing our part

Employees here at Schloegel all contribute more than just the work they do in the office or out in the field. We really value philanthropy and community involvement, and here's a great example of how we do that. Designer Gayle Jagoda has a few words about some volunteer work she's recently started:

Last Thursday I started my volunteer work at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Baseboard burden

Jake,

I have a living room that has two walls that are painted over plaster, and two walls that are wood paneling. I want to take up the carpet and put down laminate. Then I will need to add baseboard around the edge. Do I paint the baseboard to match the painted walls or stain it to match the paneling?

– Leta

Leta,

I think the base should all be the same color.

Schloegel Design Remodel Lends A Helping Hand

Schloegel Design Remodel’s team members believe in participating and supporting the communities we work and live in. This photo is a perfect example of the Schloegel team members getting involved.

Doug Drury, a long time Certified Lead Carpenter with us, participated in his church’s community service program.

Our 1960’s Remodel Continued – Master Bath Makeover

We are continuing our tour of the 1964 contemporary home that we introduced to you last week.

To help you understand how the master bathroom was restructured, I have included some before and after floor plans of this space.  The original bathroom was cramped with a double vanity, toilet and tub, all lined up in a row.

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.

Figuring out the proper wood finish

The table's cut-off end has not been presented to Sally for final stain selection. Tony, the painter, should have the counter stained and finished mid next week.

We think it is important to understand the choice you are making when selecting the finish that you will use should you decide on a wood or butcher block counter top

Finishing practices for wood furniture and cabinetry, although very durable, are not considered food safe.

The apple does not fall far from the tree

Donna Kirsopp, a design consultant for SDR, has a history in her field.

“My father was a home builder, remodeler and wood worker.  I developed an interest at a young age while building houses of Lincoln Logs and wooden boats in my dad’s garage.  My father always had a project and he didn’t discourage my interest in it.

Thinking About Green Remodeling?

Green remodeling is an increasingly popular route to take when taking on your new project.  Many people are surprised about how many sustainable design options are out there to choose from, all with an extremely affordable price.  There are advantages to every material that you could pick for your remodeling job.