“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Amanda and Mike for our basement bar and entertainment center project.
They were very good at listening to our goals and presenting creative ideas for a plan that has worked out great for us. We highly recommend them!”
Redesigning a kitchen in an older home constitutes a unique challenge, especially for kitchen designers and contractors. Many cannot handle these unique issues. However Mike and Amanda outdid themselves in designing a modern, workable kitchen for us. They listened to what we needed, designed around our problems and came up with a one-of-a-kind design that complements our older home. We’ve had nothing but compliments and awe from all who’ve seen our kitchen. It is beautiful, and extremely functional for our family. Working with Mike and Amanda is like starring in your own HGTV show
I have a small kitchen space and Mike managed to wring out an amazing amount of storage--a lot of it dedicated. Kitchen works better than ever!
Mike Flanscha created a unique design for my small kitchen. He incorporated everything I needed to make it a beautiful functional kitchen. He was easy to work with, listened to my concerns, and worked well with my contractor. I am so glad I chose him and his design. I love my kitchen!
Our kitchen is truly the heart of our home. I love to cook and the kitchen is our main gathering place. Mike designed my new kitchen. He made lots of suggestions and showed me innovative designs. The cabinet choices were incredible. My new kitchen is so light, airy and inviting. It is beautiful and extremely functional. Thanks, Mike!
Mike Flanscha helped us with updating our bathrooms, kitchen countertops, and fireplace this past year. I was pleased with the options available, and especially with the prompt, detailed, and courteous service.
We had a wonderful time planning and carrying out our kitchen remodel. It became a modern open plan thanks to the attention to detail by Mike Flanscha. My unusual requests were incorporated so well into the beautiful design plan Mike drew out. The materials used are architecturally pleasing, durable for all uses, and easy to clean. The flow of the kitchen is convenient for one or more chefs cooking for 2-30, which I do regularly. Everyday chores have an element of organization and surprise because of the detail Mike put into the plan. The suggested appliances are a delight to work with. One word that best describes the process and continued experience of this finished project is ‘JOY’!
"We thoroughly enjoyed planning the cabinetry portion of our complete home remodel. Amanda at Benton Building Center was a wonderful listener and educator during the process. We had 110% confidence she kept our needs, wants, budget and lifestyle in mind while helping us plan and purchase whole house cabinetry. The quality and finished look of our bathrooms, home office and kitchen are remarkable. Better than we expected! Crediting Amanda's help with forethought, we can honestly say there's not a thing we would do differently now having lived with our cabinetry almost 6 months. We highly recommend!"
“When it was time to finish off a portion of our basement for an ultimate sports bar, we turned to Mike Flanscha to provide guidance. We had some ideas in advance, but it was Mike’s vision that made the space what it is today. When guests come over, they often state it’s one of the classiest basement spaces they’ve ever seen…thanks to the design that Mike drew up!”
-Matt Bigler, Cedar Falls
“For decades, I dreamed of a perfect craft/sewing room/computer room that would accommodate all of the tools of my creative endeavors. I saw Mike Flanscha’s work and knew he was the guy who could design it for me. He solicited my needs and ideas and then worked miracles! My various format printers and scanners are concealed in beautiful slide-out cabinets with all cords hidden. He designed a moveable storage island and cabinets and shelving for my fabrics and craft supplies. The desk and island were adjusted to my ideal working heights. Beautiful sleek cabinets on the focal wall provide plenty of storage space and the unique shelves that border the fireplace are attractively placed so that works of art can be displayed. He completely transformed an ugly and dated room into a beautiful haven.” If I ever move, I will miss my dream room!
We are very pleased with the redesign of our kitchen; actually, Mike called it a “restoration.” The kitchen in our 1925 arts and crafts bungalow had been remodeled in 1961. It was functional, but not in character with the home’s original design. With Mike’s knowledge things like cabinet-depth refrigerators, he created a design that opened our kitchen up to the dining room allowing the cook to join the fun when we entertain. Best of all, the design restores the original look and charm of the home.
Working with Amanda on our new construction was such a wonderful experience. As the owner and general contractor of our project, her advice on designing our kitchen and bathrooms was so valuable to create spaces that work well for our family and we absolutely love. Our kitchen receives so many compliments on both the cabinetry and overall design. Highly recommended!
The excitement began the day we met with Mike Flanscha to begin discussing the design of our new kitchen. In his down to earth way he was easy to connect with as he began asking us questions about how we visualized utilizing our new kitchen. He asked such practical questions that helped us dream and open our thinking to the potential that our new space could be for us. We had confidence in his design abilities, as we had heard that he is one of the best in the Cedar Valley! He prompted us with regard to timing in ordering our appliances, countertops, flooring and making various other necessary decisions. He thought of the most efficient placement for electrical outlets that have met our needs practically and that have highlighted our kitchen in just the right places. We were never disappointed and actually the finished kitchen was a work of art. We have recommended him to others and will continue to do so in the future!