Count on these new Sub-zero columns

Here's a message from one of our Designers, Megan, about a new product from Sub-zero.

I visited Roth Distributing yesterday to take a look at the new Sub-zero columns that have just been introduced to their integrated refrigeration lineup. Currently, they are only available in a 27” width but will most likely be introducing additional sizes soon.

Vote in our poll!

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.

Also, if there’s a poll question you’d like us to post, please let us know!

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Are you on Twitter?

Are you on Twitter? We are!

We’ve recently joined Twitter, and we’re having a blast with it!

Follow us @SDRKC for the latest updates, links to articles we find interesting and industry information.

We love being able to communicate so quickly and directly with everyone, so send us a tweet to say hi, suggest a list for us to follow, or RT us to your followers!

A new addition

Gabe, one of our Lead Carpenters, and his wife Maggie are proud to announce the arrival of their new daughter, Charlotte Rose. Charlotte joined the world on Monday, May 24th, weighing in at 7.5 pounds. Congratulations to Charlotte Rose, Maggie and Gabe on such a beautiful new girl!

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.

Floor plans from our Bathroom Design Challenge

Kansas City Homes and Gardens' blog recently posted a bog about our design challenge earlier this year and included our floor plans. For those of you who haven't seen them, we thought it would be cool to show you how the teams approached the bathroom design.

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.

2010’s bathroom remodel trends

CBS's MoneyWatch recently posted a really great article about kitchen and bathroom trends.

We at Schloegel Design Remodel and One Week Bath, KC have seen a huge increase in calls from people that want to talk about bathroom remodeling -- so much so that bathroom remodeling is surpassing kitchens and additions by a significant margin.

Are you inspired?

There is only one week left in the Design Sherpa “What Inspires You?” contest. Enter, and you could win $10,000, a 10-day trip to Paris while attending  Maison & Objet along with the opportunity to publish your experiences to a vast professional and consumer design audience!

We're excited to see some of the entries.