Historical Hyde Park Renovation Bathroom!

Gayle Jagoda had a wonderful time restoring this beautiful duplex in historical Hyde Park.  She has a passion for working towards restoring older properties back to their original splendor and style—whether they are a classic 1920’s duplex or a vintage 1960’s contemporary!

These before pictures show the main bathrooms in this duplex.

Opening Day introduction

This is a photo of Jake Schloegel and his boyhood idol, NFL legend and hall-of-famer, former Kansas City Chief's great, Bobby Bell. Jake met Bobby yesterday at the Kansas City Royals' 2010 season opener.

Bobby and Jake both played outside linebacker at the same time in the late 60's and early 70's, Bobby for the Chiefs and Jake for his high school.

A Year in Review with Schloegel Design Remodel

This past year was one of the most exciting ones that we have ever had.  We loved being apart of all the new

design trends, remodeling advancements, and new home improvements.  The design world sure is advancing, as commented on by a few of the posts this past year.

How do I Modify a Staircase and Add a Landing?

I just looked at a townhouse I would like to buy but…. the stairs are horrible to the second floor straight up and need to be redone. I think it’s worth the investment but have no idea where to start, who to call, or what that calls. Right now its just wood slats that I think are an accident waiting to happen. I want a real staircase with a resting somewhere in mid-flight as I have an older mother who needs to rest somewhere in between. Can that even be done?

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?

Robert,

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.

How do I know if a stone fireplace was built structurally sound?

Hi, Jake.

I bought a house with a second story pre-fab fireplace surrounded by a stone hearth and faced with stone averaging 1 3/4" thick on the sides and front all the way to the ceiling which is vaulted. The fireplace is off center in the room so total height is about 8' on the left edge and 10' on the right.

Kitchen addition

This is a kitchen room addition we are currently working on.  When completed, these homeowners will be enjoying a new kitchen with an expanded living area as part of the kitchen space. As a part of this project, we had to expand the electrical service and relocate it.

And the crown goes to…

"Runnin' crown" is a term used by carpenters when they are installing a head mold of some type on top of cabinets or in any room. There are several type of ceiling-to-wall moldings one can use; crown, cove, bed, picture and flat moldings to name a few.