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Nov
13
Builder Basic to Classic Custom

“The details are not the details, they make the design”


~Charles Eames


Every job we do is different, but always has one common thread. To create a space that is a reflection of our client. It doesn’t matter what room we are designing and remodeling we always want it to feel like an extension of the family that will be living there.


Our clients had built their house over 25 years ago and had grown into and then out of the spaces. They were tired and not as practical as they may have once been. Our discussions consisted a lot around giving new life to the same rooms they had been in for years. Better flow, function, and storage were key.


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In addition to completely remodeling the...


Sep
18
Coastal Cozy in the Midwest

I’ll have to say the first time that Stacey and I spoke is not typically how we start our design process. Her and her family were all packed up and driving across the country to move back into their first family home. They had been living away for a few years due to a job relocation and had kept their home and used it as a rental income. Now that they were moving back they had decided to move back to their old home. While talking to Stacey over the phone we were able to make a game plan for our first meeting in a few days when they would be arriving. I knew that we would have to work quickly so that they would be able to get settled in as soon as possible.


Since they had rented out the...


Jul
17
Hidden Potential

Every now and then a project concept comes along that we just haven’t done before. This one was no exception. We needed to create a multipurpose space for a busy mom in a hidden corner of their basement.


We had to


1: Punch through to the finished basement so that this added area seemed like it had always been there.


2: Create a layout that would be an office with a secret craft closet


AND


3: The most obvious of all…..make sure the new space was beautifully designed



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Here is the future office and craft room area. Looking back at the hidden craft room space





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The future office space.





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New office and craft room floor plan




I had so much fun working through all of the design eliminates...


May
15
Loads of space in this Laundry Room Makeover

There was one thing for certain….space was not a problem when redesigning this laundry room.



Our client was a pro at this point in the remodel world having taken on a massive kitchen overhaul with us 2 years prior to beginning this project. So we quickly got to work redesigning the space so that we could utilize all of the potential this large room had to offer.



The current laundry room was dated with sheet vinyl flooring, bright blue and green walls and juvenile border wallpaper. There was a decent amount of storage possibility, but the layout made it impractical for their needs.




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Before: This photo shows the existing cabinets and flooring during the demo phase.



A well organized an...


Mar
20
Let's Mix It Up Mixing Metals


1: Select 2-3 metals that you will be working with


*Chrome


*Satin Nickel, Antique Nickel


*Brass, Antique Brass


*Oil Rubbed Bronze, Venetian Bronze


*Black



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2: You will want to establish one of your metals as the dominate metal and the other as the accent.




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3: Separate metals by likeness, height, or location. The key is to space them out around the room so that your eye can rest on the balance of the metal placement.


For example: Pair the cabinet hardware with the lighting and use a contrasting metal for all of the plumbing.



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3There is definitely an art to mixing metals in any space of you home, but the chic and polished finish it will create is SO worth the time.



Here are some tips to get you m...


Jan
28
A ROOM WITH A VIEW

To me designing a kitchen can be like a dream. A series of thoughts, inspirations and imagination. The kitchen is consistently referred to as the “Heart of the Home”. It can be the space that sets the tone for the entire house and is used by everyone who lives there. The kitchen is THE epicenter of the home.


The first day I rounded the corner of this kitchen I remember thinking that it felt like another homes kitchen had been plopped right smack in the middle of this house.


The kitchen was dark and it just didn’t feel like a part of the house at all. The kitchen cabinets were all very nice and the granite tops were beautiful, but it was so uncomfortably not the kitchen fo...


Dec
24
STOP CRAMPIN' MY STYLE

When I meet one of the Homeownder's, she was just about over her new home. They had recently moved cities and had purchased a home that had a great lot, great amount of space and hands down great potential.


VERY, Shortly after moving in several items started to “die off” in her new house. An appliance here, a hot water heater there, an AC unit EVERYWHERE…….


Her overall remodel budget for the house obviously had to give some at that point. So when we first meet, we took time to walk through the house together. We talked about her wish items and her ideas and needs for these newly acquired spaces. I then got to work divvying out her budget so that we could make the big...


Nov
26
MODERN WHOLE HOME REMODEL




This whole home remodel updated a spacious kitchen, added a focal point to the living room, and gave a facelift to the powder bath and foyer. Winston Brown Remodeling of Topeka and Lawrence, KS worked with the homeowners to discover their needs for the spaces and what their ideal outcome would be. The result is nothing short of a breathtaking transformation.


Before








This large kitchen previously had dark flooring, copper colored cabinets with even darker countertops, and a curved island in the center. The overall effect weighed down the space and hid its true potential.


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After


The updated kitchen boasts rich, dark walnut Custom Wood Products cabinets complete with a sleek stainless-steel accent. S...


Oct
23
SECONDARY SUITE TO MASTER SUITE




After purchasing their home, these homeowners had dreams of reclaiming the secondary suite to create an open and spacious Master Suite. The team at Winston Brown Remodeling of Topeka and Lawrence, KS helped bring this dream to life. With such a dramatic transformation - the homeowners were amazed at how the space had so much more potential than they originally thought and absolutely love the outcome.








Before


The secondary suite was originally outfitted with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, and closet. It had independent access to and from the main home.


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After


Walls were moved to create an entry hall leading to the master bathroom, master closet, and master bedroom. A spacious walk ...


Aug
14
WINSTON BROWN REMODELING NAMED BY REMODELING MAGAZINE TO ITS 2018 BIG50 CLASS OF AMERICA’S TOP REMODELERS

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Topeka, KS (August 15, 2018) - Winston Brown Remodeling has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big 50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.


“To get a sense of how unique this status is, consider there are roughly 98,000 remodeling firms in America with paid staff,” noted Craig Webb, REMODELING’s Edit...


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