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

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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 »

Congratulations Jake!

Jake Schloegel Appointed to Remodeling Industry Board Congratulations to our President and Founder, Jake Schloegel, who was recently appointed to serve on the Certification Board of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Jake, who has been a NARI member since 1987 and a Certified Remodeler since 1996, will serve on the Board for a more »

Remodeled Homes Tour, Stop #8

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A Brookside Kitchen Remodel for the Homes Tour Schloegel is Pleased to Feature Two Remodels in this Year’s Tour The charm of this Brookside home is restored in this spacious kitchen remodel, our second featured on the KC Remodeled Homes Tour. A wall separated the kitchen from a hall leading to a powder bath, side more »

Remodeled Homes Tour, Stop #3

After, a Beautiful Bright Kitchen

A Hyde Park Kitchen Remodel for the Remodeled Homes Tour Schloegel Design is Pleased to Have Two Home Stops on This Year’s Tour Kansas City NARI’s 18th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour is happening April 25-26, 2015, and Schloegel Design Remodel has two homes on the tour. The Remodeled Homes Tour is a great way to get remodeling ideas, more »

A Problem With Grout

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Handyman Helps This Kansas City-area Homeowner With Grout Problem A Shower Makeover Takes Away the Headache of Grout Cleaning Do you ever find yourself saying you hate grout in your shower or tub? If so, Schloegel Handyman Services can help. Recently, we had a customer contact us; they hated their circa 2000 tile shower with more »