Milwaukee Updates

Visit this webpage often to get Milwaukee Updates and news coverage about Design for a Difference-Milwaukee. As FLOOR360 brings the interior design community and area businesses together to provide a free makeover, you will meet everyone involved and find out what steps they are taking to create a great space for a special place in our community.

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project completed - arch

The completed 3,800 square foot interior design project was revealed on April 25 to the leadership team at ARCh. Among the improvements were way finding signs, entry ways that accommodate people with mobility issues, a calming room for people with sensory issues, an executive conference room for board meetings, soothing intake rooms for families seeking assistance. 

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finishing touches - arch

When the furniture was delivered and paint was dry it was time to arrange the furnishings and stage the rooms. Hanging the framed photos and artwork was the finishing touch. Way finding signs were placed everywhere with braille to accommodate those with sight impairments. 

Design team prep and paint - ARCh

Work began inside Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps in Waukesha on March 18, 2024. Beginning with demo and painting preparations. 

Makeover reveal day - Grand Avenue club

(October 2022) The staff at Grand Avenue Club saw their new focus meeting room area for the first time on October 18, 2022 after moving out of the space and not seeing it since September 23! FLOOR360 Kashou Design Studio Manager Kelly Kuehn guided a group of about 25 through the doors with their eyes closed and led them into the room. Then Kelly said the magic words “open your eyes” and you could see and feel the happiness from everyone in the room. Milwaukee Magazine was there to cover it as sponsor of Design for a Difference along with local television stations, CBS58, TMJ4 and FOX 6. The design team used elements that were meaningful for the organization, added new paint, new luxury vinyl plank flooring, and new furnishings with work stations and conference table. The value of the makeover was over $200,000 in donations from the Milwaukee community and businesses – THANK YOU

Photo Quentin Ware-Beya
Photo Quentin Ware-Beya
Photo Quentin Ware-Beya
Photo Quentin Ware-Beya
Photo Quentin Ware-Beya
Photo Quentin Ware-Beya

Design team painting

(October 2022) Kelly Kuehn the FLOOR360 Kashou Design Studio Manager and Director of Design for a Difference leads a group of interior designers to makeover the inside of Grand Avenue Club on Michigan Street. Peg Cumbie and Julie Taylor – FLOOR360, Tami Gilanyi and Alaina Bernarde – Design 2 Construct Development Corporation, Mags Miller – Interior Designer. They’ve been putting in their sweat equity whatever needs to be done to make the transformation happen!  Since all the details of the makeover are a secret until the final result is revealed, photos will be in black and white to preserve the surprise.

Shopping with a generous donation

(August 2022) Design for a Difference Milwaukee and FLOOR360 received a generous donation from Bilt Rite Furniture to buy furniture for the free makeover at Grand Avenue Club this September and October. The reason they were so generous is because Bilt Rite Furniture employs members of the Grand Avenue Club, so they are very familiar with the good work they do and services they provide. 

Grand Avenue Club poster at Bilt Rite Furniture

The specific things the design team was shopping for inside Grand Avenue Club needs to remain a secret until Reveal Day this October. This group of interior designers who are volunteering their time and talents have been planning their designs since June. Now it’s a matter of gathering the donations to make their plans a reality. Design for a Difference makeovers rely 100% on donations from the Milwaukee Community! Fill out the donation form or visit the Amazon Wish List

inside the Grand avenue club milwaukee

(July 2022) Built in 1856, this building was known as the Insurance Exchange Building for many years.  The mission of the Grand Avenue Club is to provide adults who have experienced mental illness with pre-vocational training, paid employment opportunities, supported education, and enriching evenings/weekend/holiday programming. 85% of people with a serious mental health issues are unemployed. Grand Avenue Club seeks to assist and collaborate with this population to achieve individual and organizational goals. The Design for a Difference Makeover will take place in a 3,000 sq ft space in the main level where the staff and members process clothing donations for their second hand boutique. The space also includes The Lincoln Room and a conference meeting area. 3

Grand avenue club receives a makeover

(June, 1 2022) Between March and May, people submitted nominations of non-profit facilities to be considered for a free Design for a Difference makeover in 2022. After reviewing all the nominations of deserving non-profits requesting a makeover, FLOOR360 and Milwaukee Magazine made site visits to a few finalists. The final selection decision was made soon after, and on June 1, 2022 a delegation from FLOOR360 and Milwaukee Magazine gave the news to Rachel Forman, Grand Avenue Club Executive Director that her organization was chosen. Their focal meeting area on the main floor will be transformed through the power of design by volunteers and donations from the interior design and business communities. Keep checking back for updates.

CBS58 Sunday Morning Feature

(MILWAUKEE, November 2019) – It’s a creative collective of businesses that want to help. Volunteers and designers recently unveiled a revamped and refurbished group home for troubled youth in Milwaukee. The floor to ceiling redesign was made possible through the efforts of Design for a Difference. Watch Story



2019 Makeover is Complete!

(October 13, 2019) – The completed Design for a Difference interior makeover of Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center was unveiled to the leadership team and volunteers for the first time! It was an emotional and exciting day for both the design team who planned and executed the makeover as well as the leadership team and volunteers for the non-profit. FLOOR360 and Milwaukee Magazine are very proud to bring the Design for a Difference movement to the Milwaukee area. The local interior design community came together in June to start planning, then used their business connections to receive donations and installed their designs over two weeks while the Walker’s Point staff moved out. Everyone who works at FLOOR360 put in volunteer hours to make it happen especially Bob Kashou FLOOR360 carpet consultant and Kelly Kuehn the project leader and manager of Kashou Design Studio inside FLOOR360.


Volunteers are Making a Difference 

(Summer 2019) FLOOR360 is forever grateful for the dedicated interior designers who have been planning the makeover of Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center for the last six months. Everyone inside Walker’s Point moves out for two weeks so demolition, installation, painting and decorating can be completed. That’s where volunteers and area businesses donate their materials and skills to make the space special. 



Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center Receives Makeover

Spectrum News1 WI (Aug. 14) “Our shelter does great work, but our shelter also looks like it’s been doing great work with teenagers for 40 something years,” O’Connell said.

Soon that will change. A Wisconsin organization called Floor360 will soon renovate the house.

“So what we can do is at least give them a space that is uplifting, something that is fresh and new to help them feel relaxed and comfortable in their space,” said Kelly Kuehn, a design studio manager for Floor360 in Milwaukee. Watch Story


About Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center

(From their website

Teens who come to us for help are usually doing so because they are having serious problems at home. Many leave home because of reported physical or sexual abuse or neglect. Many of these teens also come from alcohol or drug addicted families.

In recent years we have noted a major rise in homeless youth needing services. Our goals are to encourage families to work out their problems , help youth to decide upon a positive course of action and ensure a more stable living environment for youth.

It is difficult to get a full sense of the size of the homeless youth population in Milwaukee, as these vulnerable teens tend to stay out of the public eye.   Yet according to the national runaway prevalence study from the Urban Institute in 2010, one in five youth run away from home before reaching the age of eighteen, and that half of these run away two or more times.  Reports of child abuse and neglect, a common issue cited by youth in emergency shelter, have also been at very high levels.

Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center is licensed as a child welfare agency by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.  The Runaway and Teen Crisis shelter is a state licensed group home. Read more about the Youth & Family Center


Design for a Difference Design Team Meets On-Site

(July 30, 3019) The Design for a Difference-Milwaukee team met together on-site at Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center. This was the first time the interior design professionals who are donating their time and talents have seen the space. The most important meeting in the process is when the design team meets with the people who use the facility day in and day out. The design team learns how the spaces are currently used, and what the staff hopes for the space in the future. 

Below is a photo of some members of the design team with a list of all the members.

Amy Seckinger – Amy Seckinger Designs

Sally Lyons – FLOOR360

Kelly Kuehn – FLOOR360 and Design for a Difference – Milwaukee Project Leader

Bob Kashou – FLOOR360, Kashou Design Studio

Chelsea Puetz – KR Schaetz

Katie Ryan – Kreativ Stone & Design

Natalie Blais – Milwaukee Magazine

Katie Williams – Milwaukee Magazine

Natasa Jones – Natasa Jones Interiors

Christine Mutschler – Office Furniture Resources

Anna Janke – Peridot Design

Lin Linder – Terra Domus Design Group

 Shalina Ali – True Skool

Fidel Verdin – True Skool


Design Team Meeting #1 

(July 19, 2019) Milwaukee Magazine as our partner, offered to host the first design team meeting to review floor plans and photos of Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center, the recipient of the 2019 Design for a Difference-Milwaukee makeover. FLOOR360 Milwaukee / Kashou Design Studio Manager Kelly Kuehn is the design team leader for Design for a Difference- Milwaukee. Kelly organized a meeting of the interior design professionals who are donating their time and talents from July through October to plan, design and execute the makeover inside Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center. The objective of the first meeting is to inspire each member of the design team to commit to one area inside the non-profit that they will be responsible for designing. 


Sharing the Good News

(July 10, 2019) The Design for a Difference-Milwaukee selection committee comprised of FLOOR360 and Milwaukee Magazine representatives, requested a meeting with the leadership team at Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center in Milwaukee on July 10. Before that time, the selection committee had decided that the recipient of the 2019 Makeover will be Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center. The selection committee had the pleasure of surprising Executive Director Audra O’Connell and Director of Housing and Crisis Services Ryan Miller with the good news that their non-profit had been selected this year. 

Announcing the first Design for a Difference-Milwaukee Makeover

Written by Chris Drosner

Milwaukee Magazine (July 10, 2019) Design for a Difference, a national movement that provides a professional makeover of local nonprofits’ spaces free of charge, is stepping in to make that happen. The initiative, spearheaded locally by FLOOR360, has selected Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center as its first recipient in the Milwaukee area. Over the next three months or so, a volunteer team of designers will work with suppliers, installers, painters and other volunteers to plan and execute the renovation using donated furniture and materials. Read more about the initiative


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Madison, WI
December 6, 2017

I'm a kitchen and bath designer in the Madison area and have collaborated with Jennifer on a number of projects. When it was time for new carpeting at my own home, I knew that Floors360 was the showroom to visit. Jennifer was very helpful from product selection to installation. The project moved along efficiently and we're very happy with the final results. 

Madison, WI
February 5, 2018

Very pleased with Floor 360 staff and product design team

Madison, WI
April 7, 2019

Best Staff on the planet. Best in Madison

Madison, WI
May 19, 2019

The staff was brilliant. Couldn't be happier.

Madison, WI
June 14, 2019

We were so impressed with our sales rep Katie and our install team. We're thrilled with how it all came together. Thanks Floor360!

Madison, WI
August 17, 2019

The floor is great. the installers were the nicest men. Allison did a great job.

Madison, WI
August 29, 2019

Everyone involved in our carpet 360 experience was fantastic! From choosing the carpet to the expert installation it was a delightful experience.

Madison, WI
September 20, 2019

Alyssa was very helpful! Coordinating our backsplash along with the hardware to go in our kitchen. Alyssa took the time to meet with me at Home Depot to pick the hardware to go in our kitchen. We are pleased with the results.

Madison, WI
September 23, 2019

Floor 360 did our floor tile and tub surround tile during a bathroom remodel. Daniel and his crew were awesome with their work being prompt and meticulous. We encountered one small glitch with tile at a threshold that was promptly remedied. I would not hesitate to hire them for any work in the future and to also recommend them to anyone looking for superior quality work.

Madison, WI
September 28, 2019

I commend the Service Department for for their prompt and courteous attention to a problem I had with my hardwood floor. A competitor had installed the floor five years ago, but never responded to my email about the gap in the floor. Ruth Roper at Floor 360 responded quickly and sent Scott to fix it. The next time I need floor covering, I will be shopping at Floor 360. They provide excellent service! Thank you to Ruth and Scott!

Madison, WI
October 3, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Autumn and Floor 360 for the flooring of our new home. During the designing process, I would show Autumn a picture from Pintrest and she was able to bring me 2-3 options to choose from that would suit my style. She gave me sound advice when I was feeling overwhelmed with the many choices while building, and she even helped me pick out paint colors to coordinate with our furnishings. We absolutely love how everything turned out! In addition, we had started with a different flooring company, but their pricing turned out to be much higher than Floor 360's. It was definitely a win, win experience!

Madison, WI
October 23, 2019

Working with Courtney has been an absolute joy. She's been flexible with our schedule (and our tag along baby!). She's extremely knowledgeable and very responsive. The store itself had great selections, we found things that fell in both my husband and my taste which can be a stretch at times. Courtney was also very helpful in searching out options that they did not have in store, but could be ordered. A great experience thus far!

Madison, WI
February 15, 2020

Fun place with a wide variety of things

Madison, WI
June 20, 2020

Daniel Calvillo and his team installed tile for our bathroom floor as well as our new shower. Amazing experience! Very professional, polite and did an amazing job. Pleasure to work with. Love our beautiful new bathroom.

Madison, WI
October 9, 2020

Daniel Calvillo and his team recently finished the tile install in our basement bathroom. The quality of work, professionalism, expert opinion and timely manner in which the job was done was incredible. Daniels attention to detail sets him apart and we would love to have him for our next project.

Kitchen backsplash
October 19, 2020

Want to reiterate the positive reviews for tiling. Saul, Gabriel, Christian and Daniel did an outstanding job on our kitchen backsplash. Incredible attention to detail and professionalism. Saul told me they wanted to treat my house as their own; you did it! Thanks!

November 12, 2020

Great place with good prices and service!

November 12, 2020

Our overall experience has been terrific Autumn is outstanding.

November 12, 2020

Customer oriented, good product choices and quality installation with attention to detail.

November 12, 2020

Very knowledgeable and friendly

November 12, 2020

Courtney is the BEST! She helped us make great choices without getting overwhelmed by all the options

November 12, 2020

It was Courtney who helped us and she preselected some options for us based on the style I described to her, which made the process super easy and efficient.

November 12, 2020

I’m so thrilled with how my bathroom flooring turned out! So glad we did the herringbone installation for that one.The kitchen backsplash also looks incredible.

November 12, 2020

My bathroom niche height had to be adjusted and my concern was taken care of quickly and efficiently

November 12, 2020

Could easily have been overwhelming, but again, Courtney acquired a cabinetry sample & chose very appropriate samples

November 12, 2020

I have had two wood floor repairs done in the last 6 months. These were done by Daniel Calvillo. Daniel is a installation team leader. He has done outstanding work. Daniel was on time, polite and very professional. He is a credit to your team. His work was completed in a timely manner and the area was left spotless.

March 29, 2021

The backsplash is absolutely beautiful, and we are so happy with it. Love the grout you recommended. Just as importantly, it was a pleasure working with Isaac. His work and demeanor were so skilled and professional. Thank you for sending him our way. 

March 29, 2021

I have been working with Alyssa and it has been a pleasure. She helped me with a few large projects. A bathroom full remodel . Helped me pick floor tile and shower tile. Then hardwood in the entire home. Also a large tile foyer. We also gutted and are putting in a new kitchen. She helped me pick the tile backsplash which will cover almost all the the wall area in the kitchen that does not have cabinets. Very pleased with FLOOR360.

March 29, 2021

We are extremely happy with the way it looks. The entire FLOOR360 team has been amazing, thank you for all your help! We will be highly recommending you guys. 

March 29, 2021

We did a flooring project at our house a couple month ago with FLOOR360, we worked with Amanda and I have to say she was remarkable!  She was knowledgeable and provided great guidance on product and install, prompt and just an overall pleasure to work with.  Kudos to her and the team; the project ended up great!

March 29, 2021

Thank you for scheduling our carpet install for last Friday. The installers did a great job. We are very happy with it. 

March 29, 2021

Excellent job! Bob helped me to pick out the best pattern for a runner. So professional to work with. It turned out beautiful - happy customer.

September 28, 2021

We are so impressed with Floor360! From start to finish, the Floor360 team was attentive to our needs--- from Jen having fabulous samples ready to discuss in the showroom, to Kevin and Matt's team of installers being flexible with pushing back the installation date, to Janna arranging for final touches! We could not be more pleased with our ceramic tile, LVT, and plush beautiful carpet! THANK YOU Floor360 Superstars!

September 28, 2021

I worked with Alyssa at the Madison store. She was great. Always patient with my questions. I had a lot of delays which prevented flooring installation in the kitchen and bathrooms. Flooring 360 did not have an issue with that and worked through it. The installers were courteous,
efficient and professional.

September 28, 2021

Daniel’s team laid a beautiful floor. All my questions and concerns I raised were answered to my complete satisfaction. I was not satisfied w the standard door threshold and Daniel customized a threshold connection for me. My neighbor loved it so much he contracted w Daniel to build a threshold for their wood floor . His team members were kind and polite. They cleaned everything up. They even asked for paint to touch up the floor board in one area which they did not have to do. Daniel refused to accept a tip

September 28, 2021

Great place to learn and choose different types of flooring and carpets, tiles. Nichole is the best designer to work with. Recommended and will be back with more creativity

September 28, 2021

Working with Floor 360 during the remodeling project in my basement , has been a pleasure and has gone super smooth, each step of the way. From my initial consult with Kelly to the installation of the final product, everyone was professional, prompt and thorough. I had an idea as to what type of carpeting I was looking for and Floor 360 has so many options that it was easy to find and pick out exactly what I wanted. I couldn't be happier with the new carpet in my basement. Thank you to everyone at Floor 360 who made this an exceptional experience !

September 28, 2021

Great service and communication. I thought the price was fair and my floor looks terrific. I've been having a lot of work done on my house and their have been frustrations but thankfully the flooring went well.

September 28, 2021

Great team did an awesome job tearing out all my old tile and leveling the floor so we could have beautiful lvp flooring the install team even stayed a little later to make sure every aspect of the install was not only right but beautiful they really take the time to make sure your happy satisfied and content I will defiantly be using them when we get ready to do our other rooms

September 28, 2021

Floor looks beautiful. Installers did a great job matching up with existing wood floor and transition to other floors.

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