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Philosophy

The kitchen truly functions as the heart of the home, and as such, should be both highly functional but also a reflection of both home and homeowner. As a designer, I strive to design the kitchen that complements perfectly your personality and lifestyle, while respecting your home’s architectural integrity.

I have a genuine belief in a design ideal and will offer you an honest appraisal of your ideas. My goal is a plan that extends beyond the immediate kitchen area to achieve a contemporary living space where you can enjoy cooking, entertaining and relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

 

Process

I care about good design and would like every one of my kitchens to not just meet but to exceed your expectations for beauty, functionality, comfort and organization. When redesigning a space, I try to encourage my clients to stand back and consider all their options.  

As Principal Designer and a solo practitionerI will handle all aspects of your kitchen design, from architect’s meetings, initial drafting and planning, on to deliveries and supervision of the installation.  I can be reached via cell phone, text and email almost anytime to answer questions and coordinate with your team on project details. 

I welcome the opportunity to work with your architect, interior designer or builder. As kitchens are a very specialized area of design and construction, our clients are best served when we collaborate in partnership with other design professionals from the earliest stages of project planning. If necessary, I can recommend other trade professionals (including architects, general contractors, and interior designers) who are a good fit for your project. 

The design process begins with an assessment of your space and discussion about your vision, must-haves and dreams for your new kitchen. I use both CAD and 3D drafting programs to help you visualize the aesthetics and functionality of your cabinetry and kitchen flow. 

After developing a very preliminary floor plan, I will overlay your unique storage considerations, design preferences, and family habits to refine the plan until it feels just right. Millwork options will be discussed and refined using 3D renderings so you can visualize and personalize your new space. 

Although I am happy to collaborate with your interior designer on finishes, I can also assist with design decisions such as selection of countertops, appliances, tile, fixtures and hardware for those homeowners taking a DIY approach to design. 

Don’t forget to ask me about other rooms in your house!  I can also design and produce cabinetry and built-ins for other spaces, frequently helping with bath vanities, mudroom storage, laundry rooms, home offices and family room built-ins as part of a larger home renovation.  I am passionate about organization, and can help you develop storage for nearly any room!  Let’s get started!