Wauwatosa is soundly represented at the 18th annual Milwaukee NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes.
The tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.
The event will allow attendees to view 16 recently-completed remodeling and home improvement projects from the Milwaukee National Association of the Remodeling Industry contractors.
The home at 2553 N. Swan Blvd. was completely remodeled after Nancy Lehninger and her family lived there for 28 years. Lehninger said Story Hill Renovations did work on the home next door and they were on the tour in 2016. She liked what she witnessed and hired them for her project.
"I watch a lot of HGTV," Lehninger said. "We now have a new house and get to stay in our old neighborhood."
The Tour of Remodeled Homes includes seven in Wauwatosa and others in Waukesha, Mequon, West Allis, Fox Point, Elm Grove, Greendale, Muskego and the North Shore area.
The tour of homes will include the following renovation projects in Southeastern Wisconsin as attendees have an opportunity to “Explore Remodeling’s Finest.”
The remodeled homes selected in Wauwatosa:
2553 N. Swan Blvd., - The work was done by Story Hill Renovations and was selected for its whole house remodel.
"No wall went untouched in this remodel, with a goal to produce a greater connectedness between rooms," Lehninger said. "Two headers were buried within the attic space to open up and enlarge the kitchen area into the existing living room and bedroom hallway. The three bedrooms were redesigned to accommodate for an extra full bath within the space. A master bath and closet were designed within the master bedroom. A window was removed on the backside of the house and in its place, a patio door leading to the backyard was installed. The kitchen features maple cabinets, quartz countertops, tiled backsplash, stylish light fixtures, new appliances, and two islands for food prep and entertaining. New hickory floors were also incorporated into the space."
8725 Jackson Park Blvd., - The work was done by Advantage Remodel and was selected to represent a first floor remodel. It included a mud room addition, kitchen, and powder room.
"The kitchen and powder room were gutted to the studs, allowing a structural beam to be pushed flush into the ceiling, opening up a walkway and allowing for taller cabinets," a release from NARI said. "The semi-custom cabinets were replaced with custom cabinets, granite countertops and a hand painted backsplash tile."
8330 Jackson Park Blvd., - The work was done by Allen Kitchen & Bath and was selected for its kitchen remodel.
"An "eat-in” kitchen was a must for the homeowners," the release said. "Designing a built-in table allowed seating for three and doubles as extra counter prep area when needed."
7832 Warren Ave., - The work was done by Bartelt The Remodeling Resource and was selected for its kitchen and family room remodel.
"In the kitchen, soffits were removed and the ceiling height was raised, improving the overall flow of the room and giving it a more open feel," NARI said.
6170 Washington Circle, - The work was done by Cream City Construction and was selected for its kitchen and bathroom remodel.
"The kitchen and bathroom were completely gutted and in the new design, the function of each room was updated to maintain the home’s Tudor style," the release said.
2444 N. 88th St., - The work was done by S.J. Janis Company and was selected for its two-story addition; including a second floor master suite, the kitchen, family room and mudroom.
"The first-floor features an open concept kitchen remodel, including a large granite island with seating, breakfast bar, and integrated banquet for plenty of family space," NARI said.
2123 N. 89th St., - The work was done by Klassen Remodeling & Design and was selected for its kitchen and bathroom remodel.
"In the new layout, the glass shower enclosure and the bright colors make the bath feel large and open, while the addition of the heated floors makes the space cozy," the release said. "The new kitchen, providing plenty of space for meal prep and entertaining, features granite countertops, an elegantly simple backsplash, and a feature wall highlighting a chimney-style hood."
The other nine homes are:
- S20 W27386 Fenway Drive N, Waukesha - first floor remodel.
- 7815 North Boyd Way, Fox Point - kitchen, bathroom, dining room and living room remodel.
- 6317 Root River Drive, Greendale - first floor remodel.
- 6030 Doyle St., Greendale - interior and exterior remodel.
- S74 W13048 Courtland Lane, Muskego - first floor remodel – kitchen, entryway, and fireplace.
- 810 S. 89th St., West Allis - entire home remodel, including lower level, outdoor living area, and garage.
- 214 E. Beechwood Court, Mequon - kitchen and mudroom remodel.
- 865 Kurtis Drive, Elm Grove - sunroom addition.
- 4908 N. Woodburn St., Whitefish Bay - whole house remodel.
If you go
WHAT: The 18th annual Milwaukee NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21
WHERE: At 16 homes with recently-completed remodeling and home improvement projects, including seven in Wauwatosa
TICKETS: Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door of the projects, with proceeds benefiting the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. Through May 19, advance tickets can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee NARI office, 11815 W. Dearbourn Ave., Wauwatosa or online at www.MilwaukeeNARI.org.