Should I Remodel or Move?

Remodel or Move? - That's the age-old question when it comes to fixing up or heading out. In today's post, we'll show you how to decide.

This week, The Wall Street Journal confirmed what we've been feeling as designers and remodelers for some time: people are investing in home remodeling more than they have since the real-estate bubble burst nearly a decade ago.

Lower Level Staircase Transformation

We recently completed a beautiful lower level remodel. Here are some before and during pictures, as well as an after picture, of how the lower level staircase entry has evolved. As you can see, a person would originally descend the staircase and walk a short hallway to the door into the basement.

Debby Allmon Addresses Painting Ceramic Tile

Recently, certified remodeler Debby Allmon was featured in the Handyman section of the Kansas City Star. In the article, Debby addresses a reader’s question on the best types of paint to use to paint ceramic tile. Take a look at the reader’s question.

SDR Outdoor Living Space Featured in KCH&G

We’re very proud that our very own, Donna Kirsopp, recently had one of her designs featured on the Kansas City Homes & Gardens website. If you missed the article, don’t worry. We have plenty of great pictures to share with you. And we’ll even share some of the commentary from the KCH&G article.

SDR Basement Remodel Featured on Schutte Lumber Co. Blog

Schloegel Design Remodel would like to thank Schutte Lumber Co. for featuring us on their blog site. In their post titled ‘Remodeling Success with Distressed Wood Beams,’ Schutte Lumber Co. featured a basement remodel that was completed by SDR. We actually featured the basement remodel here on our blog back in August in our ‘Lower Level Living’ post.

Which Comes First, The Cabinets Or The Floors?

Jake,

I'm redoing a kitchen. Should the cabinets be installed before the flooring, or should the flooring be installed under all the kitchen area?

-Jim

Jim,

When we remodel a kitchen, about the only time we install flooring before the cabinets is when we are using unfinished hardwood flooring.

Leawood Rotary and the Urban Rangers

The Leawood Rotary club recently raised over $3500 in their annual Christmas Auction.  The money was evenly divided between Marillac School, www.marillac.org and the Urban Rangers, www.urckc.org, two very deserving organizations.  The photo shows the two auctioneers, Stu Sharp and Jake Schloegel, demonstrating one of the auction items.

Schloegel Celebrates 2011 REMY Awards

The Kansas City chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) held its annual awards program, REMYs, on January 27th. Schloegel Design Remodel is proud to announce that it won awards in the following categories:

SDR Helps The Children’s Place in Kansas City

Recently, a group of KC NARI members held a “virtual shower” for The Children’s Place in Kansas City. Schloegel Design Remodel team members Debby Allmon, Megan Lynch and Donna Kirsopp were part of the planning and execution of this event and are pictured below with other NARI members who delivered the gifts on Friday, November 19th.

Gorgeous Staircase Transformation

We recently completed a remodel, part of which included updating the main staircase of our clients’ home.

This update included new oak treads and risers, new carpet runner, wrought iron spindles and paint.  The change in this home is so dramatic that it seems difficult to believe that it is actually the same house we originally walked into.