In May, we celebrate National Home Remodeling Month, which happens to include a three-day weekend for knocking out some of those projects around the house that you’ve been putting off!

You don’t have to remodel the entire bathroom to make an improvement to the space. Here are a few ways to make one change that can make a big difference in your bathroom:

1. Switch to Tile

One of the greatest myths about material selection in the bathroom is that tile is harder to clean and maintain than other materials. The truth is, acrylic and fiber glass suffer from mildew and soap scum in the bathroom just as much as tile and grout. Tile gives you a much broader selection in terms of color, texture, and design.

2. Convert your Bathtub to a Shower

What a lot of people don’t consider is that you can turn your tub or tub/shower combination into a large shower without having to re-plumb your bathroom. The new fixtures and shower heads will need to be roughed-in but the location of the drain can stay the same.

3. Install an Exhaust Fan

Although not required if you have a window in your bathroom, exhaust fans make a huge difference in any bathroom. If you already have one installed, check to make sure that it was put in properly. New code requires that all fans pump their exhaust through the roof to the outside of the home. It used to be that many fans would pump their exhaust into the attic which can cause big moisture and mold problems over time.

Do you have any questions about any of your home remodeling projects? Tell us in the comments below and Jake will answer your questions!

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One Week Bath KC | NARI Remodeled Homes Tour 2012

One Week Bath KC remodeled bathroom at 8115 Roe Ave, Prairie Village, KS

2012 marks 15th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour by the Kansas City Chapter of the NARI

Starting this Saturday April 21st, remodeled homes all over Kansas City will be opening their doors for the 15th annual Remodeled Homes Tour hosted by the Kansas City National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

This year’s tour features 27 homes that have been remodeled by Kansas City area NARI contractors. Of those 27 homes, 3 stops are Schloegel Design Remodel projects, including one One Week Bath!

Tour Admission gets you access to all 27 homes over the course of two days: Saturday April 21st from 10:00am until 5:00pm and Sunday April 22nd from 11:00am until 4:00pm.

 

You can find the One Week Bath KC & Schloegel Design Remodel Team at the following locations:

Tour Project #2: 712 SW Winterstar Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Tour Project #10: 508 Avila Circle, Kansas City, MO 64114
Tour Project #15: 8115 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS 66207

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2-for-1 Admission to the 2012 NARI Remodeled Homes TourSchloegel Design Remodel is offering 2 for 1 tickets if you call Debby at 816-361-9669. A portion of all ticket proceeds will be donated to The Children’s Place Kansas City.

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Choosing a Contractor to Remodel Your Bathroom

March 29, 2012

Jake Schloegel discusses 3 major considerations to make when choosing a company to remodel your bathroom  #1: Product Knowledge Will the contractor or the remodeling company be helping you make all of decisions that are required when remodeling a bathroom? One of the hardest parts of the whole remodeling process is making all of the [...]

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Big Splash Givewaway Celebration

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Last Thursday, we celebrated the completion of the Big Splash Giveaway with a big sendoff and thank you to all of the vendors and sponsors who so generously donated to the cause. Working with the Andersen Family brought an unimaginable amount of joy to all of us here at One Week Bath Kansas City and [...]

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Bathroom Remodeling Trends: Electric Radiant Floor Heating Systems

February 23, 2012

At One Week Bath Kansas City, we regularly install electric radiant heat floors during bathroom remodels. The rise in popularity of heated floors goes beyond the benefit of toasty toes when you step out of the shower in the morning…although we think that most of the time, that’s reason enough! Radiant heat comes in three [...]

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Bathroom Remodeling Trend: 1980′s & 1990′s Master Bath Shower Expansions

January 27, 2012

One Week Bath Kansas City recently completed a bathroom remodel that included the expansion of a master shower.  This particular home was built in the early 1990’s, during a time when larger master bathrooms started to be come more popular in new homes.  These larger bathrooms allow for a more spacious feel and often include [...]

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Big Splash Giveaway Update: Bathroom Remodel Complete!

January 24, 2012

The Anderson Family now has not one but two updated, accessible bathrooms thanks to the Fox 4 Love Fund for Children and Schloegel Design Remodel of Kansas City. A few months ago, Jake Schloegel, owner of One Week Bath Kansas City and Schloegel Design Remodel teamed up with the Fox 4 Love Fund for Children. [...]

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Designing Outside the Box: Bathtubs

December 28, 2011

In the dictionary next to the definition of “bathtub,” you will no longer see a picture of a boring white enamel tub. These days, tubs are created in unique materials, bold colors, and abnormal shapes with textures and designs that are out of this world! Here are a few bathtubs that are anything but run-of-the-mill [...]

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Remodeling Souvenir: The Shelf

December 9, 2011

During the demolition phase of a recent remodeling project, our lead carpenter, Tom Korn, came across some writing on the bottom of a shelf in the daughter’s closet. Recognizing immediately that this is something the homeowners would love to keep, Tom took it upon himself to save the important part of the shelf. Many years [...]

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Featured Kansas City Bathroom Remodel

November 23, 2011

Master Bathroom becomes the focus of one of our recent whole-house remodel. Alongside Schloegel Design Remodel, we’re currently wrapping up a whole-house remodeling project. The home was built in the 1980′s and one of the areas that the owners wanted to put special attention was their master bathroom. The changes included the installation of a [...]

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