Kansas City Contemporary Home Renovation – Wk 3

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Last updated on September 22, 2023

This is week 3 of the Kansas City Contemporary Home Renovation Series. Just in case you missed it, here’s Week 1 and Week 2.

Framing, insulation, and drywall phases of the home remodel.

With the framing of the project near completion the team started to tackle the insulation and drywall. They also worked on some structural changes to the laundry room and more MEP work.

Gallery Wall

There was no shortage of drywalling in this home renovation. Billy and his team started hanging the drywall in the family room on the art gallery wall. The wall is a work of art within itself. The niches were designed for specific art pieces so they needed to be just the right size. Additionally, each niche required electrical work for its own specialized light. The right tv wall mount was required to ensure the tv hung correctly within its niche.

Kitchen Drywall


The team also started the insulation and additional drywall. Schloegel always achieves to do a remodeling project to the highest standard which often means adding more insulation than required. This ensures that not only are the remodeled spaces comfortable temperature-wise but they also are quieter. Insulation was added to the floors and walls, where necessary, and the team started hanging the drywall in the kitchen, fish tank wall, and new bathroom.

Moving walls and installing structural headers for proper support

The homeowners decided they wanted to expand the laundry room and eliminate a walk-in closet which backed up to the new laundry room. In order to support this change to the laundry room, structural headers were needed to support the second-floor load. The plumbing was run to accommodate the addition of a sink and closet steamer. Additional plumbing drain lines needed to be added as well because the planned location for the washing machine sat directly over a beam in the basement. Once these changes were made the team hung the drywall in the laundry room.







This week brought in the finish of the rough electric and with most of the drywalling done the project really started to take shape. It was easy to see the changes within the home renovation and start to see how the home improvements were going to look.

Continue to check back as more of the project unfolds including the story about the live edge wood, the unique dining room hardwood pattern and how in the world you support a 200-gallon fish tank inside a bar.



Donna Kirsopp has been with the SDR team since 1999 and in the industry since 1982. Donna has been recognized by NARI and KCH&G as an award-winning designer for 15 consecutive years. “I am so fortunate to get up every morning loving what I do.” Donna, a native of Pittsburgh PA, has one grown daughter. “In my spare time, you can find me in my garden or on the golf course.”

Are you thinking of renovating your home? Contact us today to speak to a Schloegel expert!