Fall Remodeler’s Showcase

Want to see what Inspiration Design Center is capable of?  Check out the Fall Remodeler’s Showcase starting on Friday, September 30th from 1-7pm and Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd from 12-6pm.


The story behind the Inspiration Design Center kitchen remodel in this Showcase goes back to an Ugly Kitchen Contest we ran where the winner received a $25,000 kitchen.


Russell and Melissa Tapper bought a home in foreclosure after losing their daughter Valerie at 24 weeks gestation. Russell noted that the home was a welcome distraction and knew that there were many projects that they wanted to tackle.  Among all of those was a kitchen that needed help.  They replaced flooring and did some painting in the kitchen, but still found that it lacked what the family needed.


Melissa submitted to the contest and told their story.  At the time, she was pregnant with their third son.  She wrote, asking us, “Please help us remodel our kitchen to be something we are proud to call our own.”


After an interview process with three finalists, including the Tapper’s, IDC selected them as the winners.


Fast forward to now and the family really enjoys the end result.  Russell commented on the new space, saying, “We have a huge island where we cook every day and there’s room for the whole family.”


Now you get to check out our handiwork in person as a part of the Showcase.  The Tapper Family is just one of many stories that are a part of this year’s Showcase and we couldn’t be more proud to have played a role in their story.  We hope you get the opportunity to see this realistic solution for a real kitchen in person.