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Kate Apablaza, Kitchen & Bath Designer at Norfolk Kitchen & Bath Framingham

Kate Apablaza

Kitchen & Bath Designer

Framingham Showroom

Phone: (508) 848-4290

Email: [email protected]

About Kate:

Designing Since: 2011

Awards & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Architectural Studies from Tufts University, Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Sophia University, Certificate in Kitchen & Bath Design from Century College

My Background: I began my career selling and designing walk-in, reach-in closets and storage solutions for Closet Factory in 2011. In 2022, I graduated from Century College, specializing in Kitchen and Bath design, an NKBA sponsored program. During and after my education, I had the opportunity to work for some award-winning kitchen design companies and learn from some of the best designers in the business.

What I Love About Designing: I love helping clients envision the space, helping them identify design ideas that inspire them and bringing it all together for a beautiful end result. I love it when my clients say, “WOW, that’s amazing! It’s more beautiful than I had imagined.” It’s all about creating spaces that inspire clients to allow them to fall in love with their home again, want to spend more time at home and create lasting memories with friends and family.

Advice For Homeowners Purchasing A New Kitchen/Bath: My advice is to create a vision board or scrap book! Spend some time on Pinterest and Houzz to really get an idea of what styles, appliances, accessories and colors that inspire you. Having an initial vision is essential to communicate your dream kitchen to the designer, establishing a realistic budget. Your vision helps the whole process run more smoothly.

Fun Fact: I grew up on a horse farm high up in the mountains of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I loved waking up to the smell of bacon and pancakes cooking on a wood stove! Vermont’s maple syrup is still the best!

Customer Reviews

Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful design you did for our new bathroom. We are crazy about it! We would never have designed the bathroom ourselves and we greatly appreciate your eye and talent. You were a joy to work with!

Patti & Tom V.

Medway, MA

We had a great experience with our designer Kate Apablaza. Our bathroom remodel turned out beautiful! Kate was very helpful in the design process. She understood exactly what we wanted. We were very happy with the quality of the materials and work. Kate and Dan were available to answer any questions any time. Chris was also helpful in planning the project. We felt secure that they were doing all the right things and we had confidence throughout the process.

Ellen D.

Southborough, MA