Traditional Meets Modern, An Award-Winning Home Renovation – Week 3

This is week 3 of the Traditional Meets Modern Home Renovation Series. Just in case you missed it, here’s Week 1 and Week 2. We’re going to share the amazing transformation of the foyer and dining room in this home renovation, this week.
Foyer
As we had mentioned before the floorplan in the home renovation remained essentially the same with a few modifications.

Home Interior Design Display Ideas

Forget the dusty china cabinet at your grandmother's house. With help from Schloegel Design Remodel Designer Megan Bringman, displaying all the serving ware, books and knick knacks you've collected over the years has never looked better.

Custom Wall Art

Whether it's an oversized antique vase or a saxophone you played throughout college, we all have that one item that doesn't make sense anywhere.

Popcorn Anyone? This Media Room is So Inviting!

We recently completed a lower level remodel in conjunction with Design Connection, Inc.  This media room looks so inviting!  What a great place to view a favorite movie or sporting event!  (I’ll take extra butter!)

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.

Arch Dilemma

Hello Jake,

I have bought my first home and in the bedroom is a drywall bullnose arch to the bathroom with no door. I don't really like this. I have tried to find an inexpensive interior arch top door, but to no avail. Ideally, I was thinking arch top white pane glass for light, but it seems now that I have to find another route.

Cabinet Woes

Jake,

Just finished a kitchen remodel, only to find the kitchen designer designed us a flaw. Our top cabinet next to the stove will open to a 90 degree angle but in doing so hits the corner of the stove fan cover. In time I can see the cabinet door ending up with a nice gouge right in the middle of the door.

And The Winners Are…

Our carpenter, Tom, just completed framing out a chalkboard space in this new basement playroom for our clients Katie (6) and Sam (4).  We applied black chalkboard paint inside the frame.  The winning colors for the playroom space have been carefully selected and are Benjamin Moore’s “Rosy Blush” (top left) and “Clearest Ocean Blue” (bottom right).  We divided the room in half just to be fair!

Here's a before and after look at Katie and Sam's basement playroom.

What Are My Options for Removing Leveling Compound?

Jake,

We uncovered pine flooring in our 1859 built house it was covered with carpet and ply wood which we removed to find leveling compound. Is there any way to remove the compound short of just scraping with putty knife?

- Tom

Tom,

I don’t know of any other way of removing leveling compound other than with a chisel and a hammer.