Schloegel Design Remodel is awarded a Gold and a Silver

Kansas City Homes & Gardens has announced this year’s winners of the 2010 Remodel of the Year Awards. We are grateful to our homeowners for allowing the SDR team the opportunity to work with them to achieve their remodeling goals, and we appreciate them allowing their projects to be judged within the remodeling industry.

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.

Decorative Crowned Cabinets

Hi Jake,

A friend of mine wants to build 13 inch wall cabinets under a 12 inch flat section of a tray ceiling. Then attach crown to the top of the cabinets that will stick out into the room. Is it possible to do this and have it look nice?

-Linda

Linda,

I wouldn’t like the look.

Ironman visits Schloegel Design Remodel

Here is a photo of our oldest son, Ben along with his dog Sammy.  They dropped by the office the other day.  Ben has just returned from Hawaii where he participated in the world championship Ironman race.  To qualify for this race, Ben participated in the Louisville Ironman where he finished 1st in his age group and 6th overall, out of 3000 racers.

Design-minded drilling

Jake,

I have a saltbox home with a center chimney servicing 3 fireplaces. In the partially finished basement, the chimney is enclosed in cinder block, and my question is whether I could safely drill into that cinder block in order to hang a decorative barn-board and entry way shelf?

- Sara

Sara,

If your fireplace was built correctly, you should be able to penetrate the front surface of the cinder block, as long as you don’t go through the back side of the cinder block.

The affect of efflorescence

Debby Allmon, a certified remodeler and vice president of Schloegel Design Remodel, was recently featured in the Kansas City Star's Handy Man section.

Debby addresses a question submitted by a reader concerning a moisture issue. Here's what the reader had to say:
I have a problem with some unsightly brickwork on the front of my house.

Call SDR For Your Window Replacement And Repair!

Did you know that we do window replacement and window repair work? Well, we do!

In this photo, Henry Ramirez, who has been a lead carpenter at SDR for over 18 years, was captured on film as he replaced rotten trim around a 20-something year old window unit.

Join SDR For Our Scariest Kitchen & Bath Contest

Do you have a kitchen or bath that’s absolutely scary? If so, be sure to enter your kitchen or bath into our Scariest Kitchen & Bath Contest taking place on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Schloegel Design Remodel showroom.

By entering your kitchen or bath into the contest you will get a chance to win a $250 VISA gift card! Submit your scariest kitchen or bath photo by October 25th by e-mail to [email protected]

A week in Wisconsin

Megan and Debby just returned from a great trip in Kohler, WI. Here are a few pictures they took along the way.

This is a picture taken at the Kohler Design Center - a wall of toilets!! The girls toured the Kohler Manufacturing plant and saw actual cast iron tubs and sinks being made – what an amazing process.