A new purpose for out-of-commission cabinets

This homeowner’s friend in Chicago wanted to remodel her young kitchen. She decided to give the cabinetry and counter tops to her friend in town.

We were able to reconfigure the existing cabinetry and add some new cabinetry to make this remarkable transformation for our client.

Finished Basement Remodel

We have completed the basement work that we blogged about earlier this week.  Here are pictures of the completed television room.

Part of our work included constructing the two areas of storage that are flanking the center television stand.

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.

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.

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.

And The Winners Are…

Our carpenter, Tom, just completed framing out a chalkboard space in this new basement playroom for our clients Katie (6) and Sam (4).  We applied black chalkboard paint inside the frame.  The winning colors for the playroom space have been carefully selected and are Benjamin Moore’s “Rosy Blush” (top left) and “Clearest Ocean Blue” (bottom right).  We divided the room in half just to be fair!

Here's a before and after look at Katie and Sam's basement playroom.

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.

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.