Remodeling with Schloegel, A Quality Experience

kitchen remodel

Have you ever heard a remodeling horror story? Or watched anyone attempt it on their own on HGTV? Remodeling your home shouldn’t be scary, and shouldn’t blow your budget and time frame. At Schloegel, we communicate throughout the process and give you realistic expectations up front, so that you know what you’re getting into. And more »

Schloegel Lead Carpenters Receive Certification

June 15 Lunch 034

Schloegel Design Remodel recently had two of their Lead Carpenters receive their Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) designations. The CLC designations are awarded by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).  To achieve these designations each applicant, along with a minimum amount of time in the role of a lead carpenter,  must successfully complete a more »

Just Ask Jake: Can You Paint Over Existing Tile?

Schloegel Designer, Megan Bringman, AKBD

A Bathroom Remodel Question Designer Megan Bringman Answers Whether Painting Over Existing Bathroom Tile is a Good Idea   Dear Jake, Is painting bathroom tile a good solution for tile that is in good condition but not a desirable color? Patty   Dear Patty, I have asked Megan Bringman, one of our award-winning on-staff designers, more »

Just Ask Jake: Is It Time For New Windows?

Jake Schloegel, CR
President and Founder

Homeowner Wonders When You Should Replace Your Windows Jake Offers Tips When Considering Replacing Your Old Windows   Jake, How do you know when it’s time to replace your windows? Mine are probably 30-40 years old, but they have storm windows over top so I think it’s helping keep the heat in. I know buying more »

Just Ask Jake: Hardwood Floor Issues

How Do You Fix a Creaky Hardwood Floor? Jake Turns to Handyman Charlie Schloegel For Tips on Quieting a Squeaky Floor Jake, I live in an older home with a lot of character, and hardwood floors throughout. Is there something I can do for my creaky, poppy hardwood floors without replacing them? Susie Q   more »

Shower Touch-Ups Reveal a Bigger Problem


Out in the Field with Handyman Don A Simple Grout and Caulking Job Leads to a New Shower This Northland customer needed some simple caulk work and grout repair around the shower. Unfortunately when we started the work, the tiles fell off the wall. What was found was improper installation of drywall in a shower area more »

Jake Schloegel Speaker at Kansas City-NARI Meeting

Gene Bosley, far left, President of KC-NARI chapter, is pictured with (l-r): Brendan Sweetman PhD, Turner White, and Jake Schloegel

Jake Helps Host a Panel Discussion at Meeting Jake Schloegel helped host a panel discussion on Business Ethics at the Kansas City-NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) May monthly meeting. The other members of the panel included Turner White and Brendan Sweetman, PhD,  both professors at Rockhurst University. Over 150 NARI members and guests attended more »

Just Ask Jake: Preparing For a Remodel

How To Avoid Certain Surprises in a Kitchen or Bath Remodel Jake Offers Tips For Home Remodeling Dear Jake, I am thinking about remodeling my kitchen and possibly my bath. What is the biggest “surprise” that customers experience when doing a kitchen remodel and how do I avoid them? B. Dear B., Remodeling your kitchen more »

Just Ask Jake: Damp Basement Floor Woes

Cold, Damp Basement Floor Has This Homeowner Perplexed Jake Answers How To Deal With Concrete Slab Basement Dear Jake, What is the best flooring for a cold, damp basement? There is existing carpet over a concrete slab. Any advice is appreciated. Homeower   Dear Homeowner, If I had a cold, damp basement I may be more »