How To Get A Building Permit

In our previous post, we briefly discussed the importance of getting a building permit.  Now we will share with you how to obtain a building permit.  Even if your remodel project is small, it is best that you obtain a building permit.  Getting a permit will save you a lot of time and hassle later during your remodel.

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.

NAHB’s 5 tips to a successful home remodel

The National Association of Home Builders released their 5 tips to a successful home remodel yesterday. It reminds us that Spring is a big time for remodeling, and planning is in full effect. You may even be contemplating a home or room redesign right now.

Historical Hyde Park Project Before

We are really excited to be starting a project in historical Hyde Park.  This wonderful duplex was built in 1921, and still posses many of the beautiful, unique qualities found in buildings built during that era.  The generous moldings, doors and trim are original.

Remodeling the Model, Jake Schloegel featured in Kansas City Business Journal

Jake Schloegel redesigned his own business model to better serve his clients in a down economy. New products, new services help redefine his business.

How do I remove a faux fireplace in my basement?

Dear Jake-

I have a faux fireplace in my basement made of large rocks held together with concrete. I believe behind the fireplace are 2 cracks in the foundation because when it rains water is pouring into my basement out of the rocks of the faux fireplace.

How do I convert a 1/2 bathroom to 3/4 bathroom inexpensively?

Jake,

I have a half bath I'd like to convert to a 3/4 cheaply but still have it add to the home's value. There is a toilet at the far end and a vanity cabinet and sink, all on the left wall as you enter the space. There is not enough room for a 36x36 shower base, nor for a 32" base, to fit in front of the toilet as it faces out, and the floor is tile so I'd rather not tear it up.

2010’s bathroom remodel trends

CBS's MoneyWatch recently posted a really great article about kitchen and bathroom trends.

We at Schloegel Design Remodel and One Week Bath, KC have seen a huge increase in calls from people that want to talk about bathroom remodeling -- so much so that bathroom remodeling is surpassing kitchens and additions by a significant margin.

Photos from the NARI Remodeled Homes Tour

We recently participated in the KC NARI Remodeled Homes tour, showing two of our remodeling projects – a kitchen remodel in Brookside and in Fairway.  Over 300 people visited the homes.

Pictured in the Brookside home is Chris Peterson, one of our Production Managers and in the Fairway home is Donna Kirsopp, the design consultant.

Count on these new Sub-zero columns

Here's a message from one of our Designers, Megan, about a new product from Sub-zero.

I visited Roth Distributing yesterday to take a look at the new Sub-zero columns that have just been introduced to their integrated refrigeration lineup. Currently, they are only available in a 27” width but will most likely be introducing additional sizes soon.