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Home renovation season is well underway, and if you haven’t voted in our poll about remodeling, now’s the time!

We’d love to hear more from our readers, so please put your vote in! We’ll announce the results and post a new poll soon.

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Green Ideas For The Kiddies!

As adults, we understand all too well the importance of being Eco-friendly and environmentally conscious. Green living is a part of who we are and we are proud of it. In our many efforts to lead green lives we forget to actually teach our children the reasons behind our green methods and the importance of saving the earth.

Basement Remodel

We are putting the finishing touches on a lower level finish.  Part of this basement was finished years ago by a previous homeowner and we were able to expand on that for an economical addition to this home. This expanded finished area includes a television room, half bathroom and storage closet.

Debby Allmon Addresses Painting Ceramic Tile

Recently, certified remodeler Debby Allmon was featured in the Handyman section of the Kansas City Star. In the article, Debby addresses a reader’s question on the best types of paint to use to paint ceramic tile. Take a look at the reader’s question.

Can I Live Without a Hot Water Tank?

Jake,

I'm just starting to think about options for moving and/or replacing my water heater. I'm fascinated with the idea of "tankless" systems. Is it really possible to have an entirely "tankless" house? Or must I still have a traditional water heater as well as the individually positioned "boosters" at each water point? I lived in China for a while and I did quite well without a central water heater and only a water heater for the shower.

SDR Helps The Children’s Place in Kansas City

Recently, a group of KC NARI members held a “virtual shower” for The Children’s Place in Kansas City. Schloegel Design Remodel team members Debby Allmon, Megan Lynch and Donna Kirsopp were part of the planning and execution of this event and are pictured below with other NARI members who delivered the gifts on Friday, November 19th.

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.