It’s official! The first Design for a Difference Milwaukee charity makeover sponsored by FLOOR360 and Milwaukee Magazine is complete. This project was only the start, as Design For a Difference will be looking for more area non-profits to receive a charity makeover in 2020. For more information about the project, click here.
If you haven’t seen the photos from the Design For a Difference reveal today, you have to check these out! While the leadership team of Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center moved out for two weeks, interior designers, donors and volunteers performed demo and installed new designs. Bright colors, sleek design and resourceful features have turned this shelter into a brand new space. Milwaukee Magazine photo intern Jacquelyn Carter has the photos to prove it:
The transformation, taking place in October, includes lots of painting, laying down new flooring and bringing new furniture into the bedrooms and common spaces.
“I hope it will be inspiring for them,” Kelly Kuehn says.
Today was demolition day for the Design For a Difference crew.
Volunteers stripped the upstairs level of Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center down to its bolts. They removed furniture, pulled out carpeting and preped the walls for painting. The team worked from 8 a.m. into the evening to get the work down.
With demolition well underway, the designers now look forward to the next steps. By the end of the month, this space will be completely transformed and we can’t wait to see the end result.
Are you looking for a way to have an impact in the Milwaukee community? Design For a Difference has a way you can help a local shelter for runaways, homeless and other troubled youth and their families.
FLOOR360 needs your help to finish their donation of a free interior makeover to Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center this October. The team is looking for labor, materials and funds from generous hearts in the Milwaukee community to complete the project.
The design team for the space makeover project walked through Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center on Thursday (July 25). The team is excited to get started on improving the facility.
Meet the designers involved in the project:
Jessika Mische, Bob Kashou, Sally Lyons, Kelly Kuehn
Office Furniture Resources
Natasa Jones Interiors
Terra Domus Design Group
Fidel Verdin, Shalina Ali
Pedriot Design Group
The group toured the center’s youth living space on the second floor. When the project is finished, the area will be completely renovated at no cost to the center.
Here are some photos of what the floor looks like now:
Design for a Difference Milwaukee is pleased to announce that Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center has been selected as the recipient of its space makeover for 2019.
The center shelters runaway, homeless and other troubled youth and their families, providing services to help youth resolve personal and family problems, strengthen family relationships, and support safe and stable homes.
Over the next four months, a team of design professionals led by FLOOR360 will plan and execute a renovation of the center’s youth living space on the second floor of the home at no cost to the center.
Do you know of a great nonprofit that could use some help? We’re currently accepting nominations for the first ever Design for a Difference Milwaukee.
This charitable program lead by FLOOR360 is a community-driven movement that unites socially-conscious, design-driven flooring showrooms with interior designers and other businesses to make over much needed spaces at local charities. Check out this video to see how each charity benefits from this project.
To nominate an organization, head over to FLOOR360’s nomination page. (We’re also accepting donations here). You may nominate an organization you work or volunteer for as well. The Design for a Difference Milwaukee selection committee is accepting nominations now through the end of May.
In June, the selection committee will meet to review nominations, conduct site visits and select one facility in the Milwaukee area that will receive a free makeover this year. Watch the video below to see the impact Design for a Difference makeovers have on people who use the non-profit services and facilities, and especially the people who work to provide those services. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Questions? email Kelly Kuehn – FLOOR360 Milwaukee Kashou Design Studio Manager.
This year, Milwaukee Magazine is partnering with FLOOR360 to make a difference in our city.
FLOOR360’s charitable program “Design for a Difference” is a community-driven movement that unites socially-conscious, design-driven flooring showrooms with interior designers and other businesses to make over much needed spaces at local charities.
This project extends goodwill to local charities who give back to our communities, provides an opportunity for local businesses to be recognized for their charitable contributions and demonstrates how design can positively impact living environments.
In the past, FLOOR360 has expertly renovated spaces for The Rainbow Project, Centro Hispano, and East Madison Community Center. In honor of FLOOR360’s new Milwaukee location (12500 W. Silver Spring Dr.), the organization is renovating a Milwaukee charitable organization for the first time.
Interested in getting involved in this project? We’re looking for any person, business or organization that has the passion to make a difference, including design professionals such as interior designers, architects and design students. For more information, contact Kelly Kuehn, Kashou Design Studio Manager at FLOOR360 Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee non-profit will be selected in June, with the planning and designing taking place over the summer and installation beginning in October. The publicity generated during the makeover process will benefit the people in need served by the selected non-profit as well as its staff and volunteers.
Browse the gallery below to see examples of FLOOR360’s amazing before-and-after transformations and the team of designers who made it possible.
Design for a Difference Before & After Photo Gallery