We’ve been busy!

Is it really almost March already? Wow. This year is flying by! We’ve been so lucky to host and be involved in a number of events so far in 2010. Here’s a short recap:

January was an exciting month for us. On top of hosting a seminar on design trends,  Schloegel Design Remodel was also very excited to hear we won eight awards at the 2009 REMYs:

Best of Show $75,000-$150,000: Bath Remodel
Best of Show Under $75,000: Kitchen Remodel
Kitchen Remodel $40,000-$80,000 - Winner & All Star
Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000 – Winner
Bath Remodel over $60,000 – Winner
Lower Level Finishes over $100,000 - Honorable Mention & All Star
Interior Remodel $50,000-$100,000 - Honorable Mention & All Star
Designs and Plans - Honorable Mention

We were also excited to be able to sponsor a team in the Kansas City Children’s TLC Groundhog’s Day run.

Remodeling the Model, Jake Schloegel featured in Kansas City Business Journal

Jake Schloegel redesigned his own business model to better serve his clients in a down economy. New products, new services help redefine his business.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We completed this kitchen remodel earlier this fall and it was such a delight to see that our homeowners are enjoying it and having fun with holiday decorating in their new space!  We love the red décor with the cream/blue/gray colors of the kitchen.

A shocking discovery

You never know what you might uncover when remodeling an old house. Someone decided to chisel out a track for a wire rather than getting the wire back into the wall the way it should have been done. This wire was covered by a mirror which provided some protection against an electrical shock, still not the best way to do it.

A new chapter for this restored tabletop

Homeowners Don and Sally Goldenbaum are thrilled with the outcome of their restored table top, which is now an island counter top.

Sally Goldenbaum, who lives in Prairie Village, is a published author with a series of books about the Seaside knitters.

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 Outdoor Living Space Featured in KCH&G

We’re very proud that our very own, Donna Kirsopp, recently had one of her designs featured on the Kansas City Homes & Gardens website. If you missed the article, don’t worry. We have plenty of great pictures to share with you. And we’ll even share some of the commentary from the KCH&G article.

Q & A With Debby Allmon of Schloegel Design Remodel

Our own Vice President and Certified Remodeler, Debby Allmon, recently contributed to the Q & A feature in Kansas City Homes & Gardens. Read on to see the advice she gave regarding kitchen design and remodeling!

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Q: When it comes to kitchen design, what are some creative ideas you use to distinguish your clients’ projects?
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A: I love to make the hood a unique feature in the kitchen.

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.