Home Remodeling Tips

You may have already visualized your dream home remodel, now you're just ready to make your dream a reality.  Before you start your remodel, there are several key things that you should be aware of.  You don't want to start your remodel, only to find out that your project can't be completed within your desired time frame.

Kirei: A Green Material

If you're thinking about implementing Green materials in your home for your next remodel project, Kirei design materials are a great option. Kirei is a natural, sustainable material that can be used for cabinetry, furniture, paneling and much more.

Indicative of it's sustainability, Kirei board is manufactured from reclaimed sorghum straw.

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.

Table transformation

Family history will be preserved in this kitchen makeover. Sally and Don raised their children around this maple butcher block table.

We have planned a new kitchen island that will utilize this modified and renewed table as the new island counter.

Not only are we restoring a piece of family history, but we're also recycling lumber.

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.

Race For A Fallen Brother

I guess you’re never too old to brag on your children. Ben, our oldest son, had such a good Ironman race last Sunday, and he was racing for a very worthy cause. I feel like I need to tell everyone.  So here it is:

Ben raced in the Louisville Ironman this past Sunday.

Schloegel Design Remodel Teams Up With Arlene Ladegaard

In our previous post, we featured a beautiful lower level remodel in which we did a major transformation on the staircase.

We had a wonderful time working with Arlene Ladegaard of Design Connection, Inc. (pictured below) who introduced us to the homeowners on this project.

Excited about the new Kohler collection

We always love to see what Kohler introduces each year at the product launch at KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show). This year, they introduced a very modern faucet collection called the “Stance” collection. Wow! We can’t wait to use it!

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.