Historical Hyde Park Renovation Safe Lead Paint Removal

We began working on the historical Hyde Park renovation a few weeks ago. Since the building was erected in 1921, we followed safe lead practices as required by the EPA which included the isolation of the entire building, removal and proper disposal of all debris.

How do I remove a faux fireplace in my basement?

Dear Jake-

I have a faux fireplace in my basement made of large rocks held together with concrete. I believe behind the fireplace are 2 cracks in the foundation because when it rains water is pouring into my basement out of the rocks of the faux fireplace.

Doing our part

Employees here at Schloegel all contribute more than just the work they do in the office or out in the field. We really value philanthropy and community involvement, and here's a great example of how we do that. Designer Gayle Jagoda has a few words about some volunteer work she's recently started:

Last Thursday I started my volunteer work at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

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.

Lower Level Living Part 2

Our clients remodel their lower levels for various reasons, whether it’s to create an in-home bowling alley, a walk-in cellar or just some extra cozy space for their family. In a previous post we showed you a basement transformation in which the homeowners came to Schloegel Design Remodel because they needed more space to spend time together as a family.

SDR Helps Out NARI

NARI’s (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Kansas City chapter just recently relocated to its new offices to 8015 Shawnee Mission Parkway.  Several Certified Lead Carpenters of SDR volunteered their time in the remodeling of the new office.

Amazing Temple right here in Kansas City – Kansas City Mormon Temple

Jake Schloegel and Brad Scott had the privilege of touring the brand new Kansas City Mormon Temple on April 9th.  They were hosted by DeWayne and Rebecca Andersen, parents of Samuel and Daniel, our Big Splash Custom Bath makeover recipients.  The Temple is available for tours through Saturday, April 28th.

How Do I Remove Soffits Above Kitchen Cabinets?

I am interested in removing the soffit in my kitchen. My first step was to drill a hole to look inside w/a flashlight, but when I tried to do this, I realized that the entire soffit is encased in solid wood w/drywall over it. Do you have any suggestions for removing it or design suggestions where I could use the existing soffit and turn it into storage.