Your Questions Answered – How Do I Get the Best Bid for My Remodeling Project?

The time has come, you are ready to get your much-needed remodeling job done! First things first, you need to find a contractor. While contacting contractors, how do you get the best bid for your remodeling project?

Watch Debby Allmon, a Schloegel Design Remodel designer, discuss how to go about getting the best bid or bids for your project.

A new purpose for out-of-commission cabinets

This homeowner’s friend in Chicago wanted to remodel her young kitchen. She decided to give the cabinetry and counter tops to her friend in town.

We were able to reconfigure the existing cabinetry and add some new cabinetry to make this remarkable transformation for our client.

Finished Basement Remodel

We have completed the basement work that we blogged about earlier this week.  Here are pictures of the completed television room.

Part of our work included constructing the two areas of storage that are flanking the center television stand.

The Importance of a Well-Organized Closet

Over the years Schloegel Design Remodel has been involved in several closet makeovers.  As wardrobes expand the organization of a closet becomes critical.  One needs to look no further than this photo.

To protect the privacy of the owner of these feet, she is an office manager of a local design/remodel company, I will not mention her name.

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.

Finger Jointed Trim

I had my doubts about finger jointed exterior trim when it became common some 20 years ago. I thought at the time that it would be troublesome. I called my millwork provider and expressed my concern. I could see the wood separating over time at the machined joints and moisture seeping in and causing the joint to fail.

Join SDR For Our Scariest Kitchen & Bath Contest

Do you have a kitchen or bath that’s absolutely scary? If so, be sure to enter your kitchen or bath into our Scariest Kitchen & Bath Contest taking place on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Schloegel Design Remodel showroom.

By entering your kitchen or bath into the contest you will get a chance to win a $250 VISA gift card! Submit your scariest kitchen or bath photo by October 25th by e-mail to [email protected]

Schloegel hosts Serbians

Schloegel Design Remodel recently participated in the Community Connections Program of the United States Agency for International Development and World Learning, in which we hosted 10 visitors from Serbia. The Community Connections Program is administered locally by the International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City (KCIVC).

The goal of the KCIVC is to promote citizen diplomacy by person-to-person contacts to help shape United States foreign relations, which is why the ten participants stayed in the homes of local community citizens for 22 nights.

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.