Regretting your design? Consider remodeling.

There are a million different reasons to redesign a space. We recently read a blog that reminded us of one of the most common reasons: functionality. Does a wall in your home just not make sense to you? Or maybe a closet could be better placed somewhere else to open up a room.

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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.

Getting a feel for hardwood flooring

Jake,

I'm ready to lay hardwood flooring. It says to lay felt underneath. Is this the #15 tar paper felt used in roofing?

– Terry

Terry,

There are several reasons a felt type paper is installed below hardwood floor.  The paper helps control sound, adds a softening to the floor and acts as a vapor or moisture barrier.

Proof of proper insulation

This photo is of a house Schloegel Design Remodel recently remodeled. We converted the attic space on the left side into a bedroom with a full bathroom. Notice the snow on the roof that is still present. The right side of the roof, which covers finished space as well, is free of snow.

One-Week Bath: Round 2

This is a photo of our lead carpenter, Ted Kincaid, working on installing a tile floor in one of our bathroom remodels.

This complete, custom bathroom remodel was completed in 6 days in an 80+-year-old house.  This is the second One-Week Bath bathroom we have completed for this homeowner.

Baseboard burden

Jake,

I have a living room that has two walls that are painted over plaster, and two walls that are wood paneling. I want to take up the carpet and put down laminate. Then I will need to add baseboard around the edge. Do I paint the baseboard to match the painted walls or stain it to match the paneling?

– Leta

Leta,

I think the base should all be the same color.

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.

Floor plans from our Bathroom Design Challenge

Kansas City Homes and Gardens' blog recently posted a bog about our design challenge earlier this year and included our floor plans. For those of you who haven't seen them, we thought it would be cool to show you how the teams approached the bathroom design.