Schloegel Design Remodel Celebrates 40 years

It’s hard to believe it is 2020 and the start of a new decade. We were especially excited to ring in the new year as it marks Schloegel Design Remodel’s 40th anniversary! We will be celebrating this milestone throughout 2020 by sharing memories each Monday as well as highlight 40 past and present projects we’ve had the opportunity to work on.

Debby Allmon on Insulating a Garage

Our very own, Debby Allmon, was featured in the Kansas City Star's Handyman section talking about Insulating a Garage. See what she had to say about it. Here's the reader's question:

I am interested in how to better insulate my garage so that my master bathroom and closet above the garage can be warmer.

How do I know if a stone fireplace was built structurally sound?

Hi, Jake.

I bought a house with a second story pre-fab fireplace surrounded by a stone hearth and faced with stone averaging 1 3/4" thick on the sides and front all the way to the ceiling which is vaulted. The fireplace is off center in the room so total height is about 8' on the left edge and 10' on the right.

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.

Ask Jake: Working Around Load Bearing Walls

 Jake,

I want to make a large opening between my kitchen & dining room. I do not want to tear down the whole wall. Does it matter if this is a load bearing wall? I'm also worried about electrical wires. My husband is a good handyman, but do you think he should tackle this job?

-Hilda

Hilda,

Yes, it does make a big difference if the wall is a load bearing wall.

Home Trends To Expect in 2011

Here at Schloegel Design Remodel, we love helping you transform your home into a beautiful, comforting retreat that stylishly reflects your personality and fits perfectly with your lifestyle. If you are considering doing some home remodeling in 2011, check out this trend forecast for the coming year, from The State.

Adding more receptacles

One of our designers went out to measure a home so she could start drawings for new concepts of the space. Although not unusual of a house build at this time, she noticed they had over 11’-6” of kitchen cabinetry with NO countertop receptacles. There is only one receptacle in the area, and it is off to the side at the light switch location.