Design for a Difference charity makeover reveal

September 10, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Kelly Kuehn, FLOOR360 Kashou Design Studio Manager
Design for a Difference Project Manager


FLOOR360 begins makeover work at Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center  on September 29, completed space reveal is October 13
MILWAUKEE, WI (September 10, 2019) – FLOOR360, leading provider of design-driven flooring announced that the staff and board of Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center will see their ‘new’ facility for the first time during a private event on Sunday October 13 after receiving a charity Design for a Difference Makeover sponsored by FLOOR360 & Milwaukee Magazine. The Design for a Difference Milwaukee design team with the generous help of area businesses will begin installing flooring and their top-secret designs on September 30, and work around the clock every day until October 13. 
“FLOOR360 is looking forward to providing the first makeover to a Milwaukee area non-profit through our sponsorship of Design for a Difference, but we couldn’t do it without the giving spirit of the design community and area business donors” said Kelly Kuehn, FLOOR360 Kashou Design Studio Manager and Project Manager of Design for a Difference-Milwaukee. Audra O’Connell, Executive Director of Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center commented, “The staff can’t wait to see the transformation and provide a new, comfortable and peaceful space to Milwaukee teens and families in crisis.”
The makeover process began in June 2019, when FLOOR360 announced that Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center would receive a free interior makeover of their facility. Soon after that, volunteers from the interior design profession met and volunteered their skills to help re-design the facility. The project goes through four phases and the design details are kept secret until reveal day on October 13:
  • Planning – June 
  • Designing –July and August
  • Procuring Elements – September
  • Installation – October
FLOOR360 in Madison has provided four free makeovers to local non-profits since 2015 through the Design for a Difference movement. When the doors opened at the new FLOOR360 location on Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee, it was time to launch Design for a Difference Milwaukee, and select a local non-profit to receive a charity makeover in 2019.  It is the intention of the company to provide one makeover per year to a Milwaukee non-profit indefinitely.                                                                           


FLOOR360 uses design to make a difference in your home and in our community. The design and installation professionals at FLOOR360 utilize comprehensive processes that ensure a high level of satisfaction at every stage of the buying process. FLOOR360 sponsors the only design-driven movement in Milwaukee and Madison, Design for a Difference, that brings interior designers and local businesses together to makeover much needed spaces at local charities. For more information, visit for more information.


Design for a Difference was launched as a contest in 2013 by the International Design Guild, an alliance of upscale flooring showrooms in United States and Canada. Every year since then, participating locally owned and operated showrooms have sponsored makeovers of non-profit facilities in their own communities and shared the joy of giving with people who share a passion for making great spaces for special places.