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Annual Milwaukee/NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes to Feature Three Brookfield Homes

April 24, 2014

Brookfield residents will have an opportunity to “Explore Remodeling’s Finest”, with three recently completed renovation projects in the city part of the 15th annual Milwaukee/NARI TOUR of Remodeled Homes, Sat., May 17 – Sun., May 18, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.

The TOUR of Remodeled Homes is produced by the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., and sponsored by Kohler Co., First Supply, a leading Kohler wholesale distributor, VerHalen, The Pella Window Store, and Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc. The event will allow attendees to view 21 recently completed remodeling and home improvement projects from Milwaukee/NARI contractors at homes throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

The TOUR of Remodeled Homes will feature the following renovation projects in Brookfield:

• Burback Builders: Kitchen Remodel • 18345 Midland Place
Even without moving any walls, this dramatic kitchen transformation creates an area that is open and inviting to the interior while embracing the views to the exterior of the home. By removing all the dated oak cabinets and eliminating the confining layout, the new kitchen now stars as the center of the house. A large two-level center island is the focus of the new layout, which features cherry cabinets, custom multi-piece crown moldings, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. New flooring and first floor bathroom upgrades round out this project.

• Quality Remodeling Specialists: Whole House Remodel • 18155 Kestrel Court
The kitchen was isolated from the living room and dinette; the goal was to open it to both areas. Completely re-designing the space leaves the kitchen spacious and features a granite-topped island and a stone wall bar designed for everyday living and entertaining. Adjacent to the kitchen, the first floor bath was completely gutted. It now displays a furniture-style vanity with vessel sink and a glass-enclosed tile shower. The master bath has a fully custom walk-in shower with nine showerheads, all digitally controlled. A double vanity and linen cabinets float on the opposite wall. Stacked stone on two of the walls is reminiscent of the materials used on the first floor, while 24” X 48” ceramic floor tile accentuate the room size. The balance of the master suite work included expanding the walk-in closet, a new fireplace and full home theater in the bedroom, and sliding barn-style doors in the entryway. The second floor main bath received a face-lift, with 20” ceramic floor tile, a granite vanity top, and new fixtures. Cherry cabinets with furniture legs and custom cherry tops, along with new lighting, update the dining room. The home now features fully automated lighting, blinds, and audio and video, controlled from the owner’s phones or the wall-mounted keypads.

• Refined Renovations: Kitchen, Laundry, Mudroom, and Powder Room Remodel • 21340 Talbots Lane
The homeowner, tired of her inefficient and cramped kitchen, had an extensive list of well thought out requirements for her new kitchen. Function and form went hand-in-hand while creating a space tailor-made for cooking and entertaining. Eliminating the hallway was the key to making the space possible without building an addition. Other intuitive design ideas were incorporated to make the space feel larger and improve traffic patterns, such as expanding the windows and adding another doorway into the family room. The island was designed with ample seating and workspace in equal measure, plus a quartzite Fusion countertop. This countertop became the inspiration for the rest of the space and influenced everything from cabinet species to paint colors. Custom cabinetry in both complimentary lighter finishes, as well as contrasting stained black walnut, makes the space come to life. An adjacent buffet area further facilitates entertainment. Additional details include double ovens, a prep sink, and accommodations for a footstool.
An added attraction for the 2014 TOUR of Remodeled Homes is an opportunity to win a 2.5 bath and kitchen Kohler Alteo faucet package in chrome polish valued at more than $1,000. Patrons that visit at least six of the project locations will be eligible to register to win the prize package.

TOUR of Remodeled Homes admission is $4 in advance, and $7 at the door of the projects. Through Fri., May 16, advance tickets can be purchased between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council office, 11815 W. Dearbourn Ave. in Wauwatosa.
Attendees that bring two, non-perishable food items to the door of the first project they visit will receive a $2 admission discount, with the food items to be donated to The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County.

For more information on the Milwaukee/NARI TOUR of Remodeled Homes, visit or call 414-771-4071.

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