Dramatic Bathroom Makeover!


Wow what a dramatic bathroom makeover from Schloegel's One Week Bath!  The old pink tile and pedestal sink came out in this bedroom bath and was replaced with classic white subway tile and a furniture style cabinet with Carrera marble top.

Historical Hyde Park Renovation Safe Lead Paint Removal

We began working on the historical Hyde Park renovation a few weeks ago. Since the building was erected in 1921, we followed safe lead practices as required by the EPA which included the isolation of the entire building, removal and proper disposal of all debris.

A troubled tub

In this before picture, you can see a really dated jetted tub. This tub was never used because the first time it was turned on the water turned black from the residual that was in the jets—YUCK! The white tile tub deck and backsplash, as well as the polished brass hardware (that has oxidized), makes this tub replacement a must.

A family that runs together

The Allmon Family (Debby in the Schloegel shirt in the middle, Mike, Mary and Robert) participated in the annual Amy Thompson Run on Memorial Day in Loose Park. This year, the Jake Clough Headstrong Foundation was there to properly fit and distribute bike helmets for kits – Robert Allmon is proudly showing his new one in this photo!  It was a beautiful day for a run, and luckily all of the Allmons completed the race!

Insulating Troubles in Chicagoland


We are converting our screened-in porch (12x13 ft. on the existing 4 ft. deep concrete slab) into a 3-season room (with insulated windows, 3 ft. wall, and an insulated door.) The enclosed porch has a flat roof with deck (balcony) on top. We live in the extreme weather (heat/humid/wind/cold) of Chicagoland.

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.

How Do I Properly Remove Damaged Floor Joists?

I have a twelve foot span. The floor joist are damaged. How far do I have to sister the joist to make them structurally sound?


I can't answer this without seeing your situation.  There is no code written to deal with this type of problem.  Each case is different.

Excited about the new Kohler collection

We always love to see what Kohler introduces each year at the product launch at KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show). This year, they introduced a very modern faucet collection called the “Stance” collection. Wow! We can’t wait to use it!

Schloegel Design Remodel Wins KCH&G Awards

Kansas City Homes & Gardens recently hosted their 2010 Remodel of the Year awards. We are pleased to share with you that Schloegel Design Remodel won the 2010 Gold Remodel of the Year Award for Best Kitchen Remodel and also the 2010 Silver Remodel of the Year Award for Best Whole House Remodel!

Our project that won the Gold Remodel of the Year award for the best kitchen remodel category featured a 1980s era kitchen.