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Designers' Showhouse

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In its 39th year, the Designers’ Showhouse is a fundraiser benefiting children by supporting Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas’ mission. It is a creative partnership between the agency, designers and craftsmen that transforms the chosen home for public tours, activities and resale. This year’s house is located in the Indian Woods area of southwest Topeka at 1111 SW Ottawa Trail.

The completed Designers’ Showhouse will reopen for tours April 27 through May 19, 2019.

Hours of operation are:
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for private tours and events.
Wednesdays, 10 AM - 3 PM
Thursdays, 10 AM - 3 PM & 5 - 7 PM
Fridays, 10 AM - 3 PM
Saturdays, 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays, 10 AM - 5 PM

Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 if purchased at a ticket outlet. Find an outlet nearest you by clicking on the Ticket Outlet tab below. They can also be purchased online through April 24. See the Tickets tab below.  

Last tour starts 30 minutes before closing. No children under the age of 8, please.

Learn more about Special Events, Group Tours and how you can RENT the Showhouse by visiting the Events and Group Tours tabs below. 

Click here to view the 2019 Designers' Showhouse event poster!

Proceeds from this annual, grassroots fundraiser will assist with the Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas mission of supporting the development and early education of children by improving access to resources for families, including high-quality child care options.

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In its 39th year, the Designers’ Showhouse is a fundraiser benefiting children by supporting Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas’ mission. It is a creative partnership between the agency, designers and craftsmen that transforms the chosen home for public tours, activities and resale. This year’s house is located in the Indian Woods area of southwest Topeka at 1111 SW Ottawa Trail.

The completed Designers’ Showhouse will reopen for tours April 27 through May 19, 2019.

Hours of operation are:
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for private tours and events.
Wednesdays, 10 AM - 3 PM
Thursdays, 10 AM - 3 PM & 5 - 7 PM
Fridays, 10 AM - 3 PM
Saturdays, 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays, 10 AM - 5 PM

Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 if purchased at a ticket outlet. Find an outlet nearest you by clicking on the Ticket Outlet tab below. They can also be purchased online through April 24. See the Tickets tab below.  

Last tour starts 30 minutes before closing. No children under the age of 8, please.

Learn more about Special Events, Group Tours and how you can RENT the Showhouse by visiting the Events and Group Tours tabs below. 

Click here to view the 2019 Designers' Showhouse event poster!

Proceeds from this annual, grassroots fundraiser will assist with the Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas mission of supporting the development and early education of children by improving access to resources for families, including high-quality child care options.

Volunteer at the Showhouse

Volunteer as a Docent at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse

Would you like to help guide touring guests through the Showhouse while sharing information provided by the designers about the design spaces? Come and volunteer as a docent at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse! There are multiple dates and times available to assist. Click here to view the online SignUp Genius form, see what times and dates are still available, and sign up!

Thank you!  

Corporate Sponsors

ERC Resource & Referral, Inc., doing business as Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas wishes to thank those individuals, organizations and companies whose contributions helped ensure a successful Designers’ Showhouse.

CORPORATE BENEFACTORS
BMW of Topeka
Builder Bees
Capitol Federal®
Community Bank
CWC Electric, LLC
Ed Bozarth Chevrolet #1 Buick GMC
Ernest-Spencer Metals, Inc.
Factory Direct
Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONE Gas
Graystone Painting
Key Staffing/Premier Employment Solutions
Topeka Area Building Association, Professional Remodelers Council
WIBW Channel 13

PRINT SPONSOR
Hall Commercial Printing

CORPORATE SPONSORS OF THE WEEK
DeBacker’s, Inc.
KS Commercial
Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A.

ELITE EVENT SPONSORS
CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Envista Credit Union
GreatLife Golf & Fitness
FHLBank Topeka
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Security Benefit
Wheatland Property Management, Inc.

CORPORATE PLATINUM SPONSORS
Briman's Leading Jewelers
Brookwood Shopping Center
Budget Blinds
Carpet One® Floor & Home
Carpet Plus
College Hill Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Cox Communications
Electronic Life
Long Lighting Studio
Lowe’s® Home Improvement Center
Security 1st Title
ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by NEK
Sherwin-Williams

CORPORATE GOLD SPONSORS
Berberich Trahan & Co., P.A.
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Professional Engineering Inspections, Inc., Julie Lyle

CORPORATE SILVER SPONSORS
Azura Credit Union
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development (EMDB)/GO Topeka
Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply
Landmark National Bank
Midwest Health, Inc.
Polo Custom Products
Sharp Honda
Silver Lake Bank
Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, LLC
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. ̶ Neta A. Jeffus, CFP, Senior Vice President; Jamie S. Botts; CFP, First Vice President

CORPORATE BRONZE SPONSORS
Advisors Excel
Robin Hannegan
Muddy Creek Iron Works

CORPORATE VIP FRIENDS
Alpha Media
AmeriPride Linen & Apparel Services
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
CenturyLink, Jeremy Peck
Clear View Inc.
Custom Neon & Vinyl Graphics
Data-Tel, Inc.
Dillard's
Ditch & Associates Trash Service
Don Brent Photography & Imaging Inc.
Eaton Roofing & Exteriors
Einstein’s Outdoor Outfitters
Engroff Catering
Happy Basset Brewing Co.
Heritage Bank
Iron Rail Brewing
Jose Pepper’s
Lindyspring Water
Norsemen Brewing Co.
On The Boarder
Peterson Publications, Inc.
Skinner Garden Store
The White Linen
Topeka Capital-Journal
Wheatland Pest Control

MANY THANKS
BOK Financial, for many years of providing tours and lunch for clients!
Breaker's Sports Bar & Grill
Capital City Tree Care
ERC/Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas Board & Staff
Fellowship Bible Church
Front Door Catering
Ron Gwaltney
Leah Gabler Marshall & friends, for your assistance with the Patron Party!
Shawnee County

Many thanks to Indian Woods neighbors, for graciously supporting the Designers’ Showhouse!

Many thanks to all the area businesses that supported the Designers’ Showhouse by promoting it on their marquees and attending the event with their staff!

2019 Designers

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 Designers' Showhouse designers!!!

  • Dining Room… Caroline Bivens, CB Designs
  • Kitchen, Pantry & Living Room… Leslie Hunsicker, Jennifer Metzger & Sarah Kellogg, Interior Design Resources, & Thad Wende, Wende Woodworking, LLC
  • Powder Bath… Kelly Schuster, The Linen Tree
  • Den… Carolyn Ward, Simply Staging
  • Laundry Room… Monica Parsel, Winston Brown Remodeling
  • Master Suite… Tammy Thiessen, Thiessen Design Co.
  • 2nd Floor North Bedroom Suite… Chris Page, Chris Page Designs
  • 2nd Floor Center Bedroom Suite… Kelly Ballard, Home Court Designs
  • 2nd Floor South Bedroom Suite... The public via Facebook voting!
  • 2nd Floor Family Room… Jan Hutt, Jan Hutt Interiors
  • Lower Level Family Room… Jan Davis & Katy Nelson, representing the Topeka Area Building Association Professional Remodelers Council
  • Outdoor Living... Aaron Jones, Schendel Lawn & Landscape

Events

Rent the Showhouse!

Are you looking for a special way to treat your staff, clients or group? Rent the 2019 Designers’ Showhouse for a private party!

A limited amount of these exclusive spots are available. Contact us soon at 785-357-5171, opt. 1, for more information or to reserve yours.

Click here for more information!

Back by Popular Demand!

Patron Party

Friday, April 26, 6 - 9 PM
Be among the first to see the completed Showhouse! Join us for an evening of festive celebration as we unveil the 39th annual Designers’ Showhouse.

Advance registration by Apr. 22, 2019, is required. $60 per person.

Click here to register online for the Patron Party!

Thank you to this year's Patron Party sponsors!

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Beer Tasting & Contractors’ Night

Friday, May 10, 5:30 - 8 PM
Sample craft beers from local breweries and tour this year’s amazing home. Many of the contractors and craftsmen who participated in this year’s Showhouse will be on hand to share information on their talented skill, products and more.

Advance registration by May 8, 2019, is required. $30 per person.

Click here to register online for the Beer Tasting & Contractors' Night!

Thank you to this year's Beer Tasting & Contractors' Night sponsors!

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New this year!

Twilight Tours

Thursdays, May 2, 9 & 16, 5 - 7 PM. Last tour begins at 6:30 PM.
Join us for special evening hours at this year’s Showhouse! Tour the home, and enjoy food and entertainment options. Advance registration is not required. Come with your pre-purchased ticket, or purchase one for $12 at the door.

Thank you to this year's Twilight Tours sponsor!

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Special Lunch Events

Fridays, May 3, 10 & 17, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
Enjoy lunch and a fun program with a group of friends! Come early or stay after lunch to tour the Showhouse. 

Advance registration required. Limited seating. $20 per person.

Register online by clicking the date(s) below that you would like to attend!

May 3, 2019- Adam VonDonge with The White Linen will be presenting about Tapas.

May 10, 2019- Dillard's will be sharing the latest fashions available at the store with a Fashion Show.

May 17, 2019- Skinner Garden Store will be offering a Summer Porch Pot Demo over how to pot up your own container to survive the heat. 

Lunch will be catered by Engroff Catering and will include a Santa Fe Chicken Salad with ranch dressing (fajita seasoned chicken strips, tossed greens, black olives, cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, salami and orange slices), Cottage Cheese Dill Muffins with Butter, Chocolate Cinnamon Bars, and your choice of water, iced tea or coffee. 

Thank you to this year's Special Lunch Event sponsors!

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Click here for a 2019 Designers' Showhouse brochure that includes all of these special events!

Group Tours

Are you are interested in booking a group tour of the 2019 Designers’ Showhouse?

Special guided, behind-the-scenes group tours are available on Mondays by appointment. Groups of 8 or more attending the Showhouse together may also enjoy a tour during normal Showhouse hours.

Lunch will be available for scheduled group tours. Advance reservations and payment are required.

Lunch will be catered by Engroff Catering and will include a Sante Fe Chicken Salad with ranch dressing (fajita seasoned chicken strips, tossed greens, black olives, cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, salami and orange slices), Cottage Cheese Dill Muffins with Butter, Chocolate Cinnamon Bars, and your choice of water, iced tea or coffee. 

Click here for more information about group tours!

Click here and complete the online form so that we can contact you with additional tour information.

Rent the Showhouse!

Are you looking for a special way to treat your staff, clients or group? Rent the 2019 Designers’ Showhouse for a private party!

A limited amount of these exclusive spots are available. Contact us soon at 785-357-5171, opt. 1, for more information or to reserve yours.

Click here for more information about renting the Showhouse!

Ticket Outlets

Visit any of the following businesses to purchase your 2019 Designers' Showhouse tickets!

  • Annie’s Place (4014 SW Gage Center Dr., Topeka)
  • Carpet One Floor & Home® (5131 SW 29th St., Topeka)
  • Carpet Plus (1900 SW 41st St., Topeka)
  • Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, Topeka Office (1100 SW Wanamaker Rd., Ste. 201, Topeka)
  • Craftee Crafters (1947 NW Topeka Blvd., Ste. C, Topeka)
  • Dillard’s (Inside Westridge Mall, 1791 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka)
  • Hazel Hill Chocolate (724 S Kansas Ave., Topeka)
  • Home At Last (Inside Fairlawn Plaza, 5331 SW 22nd Pl., Topeka)
  • Hy-Vee, Topeka Location (2951 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka)
  • The Linen Tree (2841 SW 29th, Topeka)
  • Porterfield’s Flowers & Gifts (3101 SW Huntoon St., Topeka)
  • Red Door Home Store (2131 SW Fairlawn Plaza Dr., Topeka)
  • SOHO Interiors, a division of Studio Furniture (3129 SW Huntoon St., Topeka)
  • Topeka Area Building Association (1505 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka)

Tickets

Tour Tickets

Advance Online Ticket Sales are available through April 24, 2019. They can be used anytime during normal Showhouse hours. Your tour tickets will be held at the front door check-in table, where you can give your name to receive your tickets.

Cost: $10 per ticket

Click here to purchase your 2019 Designers' Showhouse tickets.

 

Patron Party at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse

April 26, 2019, 6 - 9 PM

Cost: $60 per person

Deadline to register for this event is April 22, 2019.

Click here to purchase your Patron Party tickets online.

 

Beer Tasting & Contractors' Night at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse

May 10, 2019, 5:30 - 8 PM

Cost: $30 per person

Deadline to register for this event is May 8, 2019.

Click here to purchase your Beer Tasting & Contractors' Night tickets online.

 

Special Lunch Events:

Special Lunch Event #1- Tapas

May 3, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $20 per person (Includes lunch, tour of Showhouse and presentation.)

Deadline to register for this event is noon on May 1, 2019.

Click here to purchase your Special Lunch Event (#1) tickets online.

 

Special Lunch Event #2- Fashion Show

May 10, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $20 per person (Includes lunch, tour of Showhouse and presentation.)

Deadline to register for this event is noon on May 8, 2019.

Click here to purchase your Special Lunch Event (#2) tickets online.

 

Special Lunch Event #3- Summer Porch Pot Demo

May 17, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $20 per person (Includes lunch, tour of Showhouse and presentation.)

Deadline to register for this event is noon on May 15, 2019.

Click here to purchase your Special Lunch Event (#3) tickets online.

 

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Help us prepare this year's Showhouse for the grand opening! We will be listing volunteer opportunities as they come up. Keep an eye out on this section for dates!

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Click here if you are interested in volunteering as a docent at the 2019 Designers' Showhouse! Docents help to guide touring guests and offer room descriptions that are provided to them by the designers. arrow

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