Designing Since: 1987
Awards & Certifications: NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer since 1997
My Background: Studied Architecture at SUNY at Buffalo in 1981 and the Historic Preservation at Roger Williams College in 1983 where I developed my passion for traditional design. I have been a Certified Kitchen Designer since 1997 and I have helped clients organize their lives with cabinetry since 1987 (30+ years!). When I started, I used to draw by hand with pencil & paper to create working plans for clients. We offered a choice of 3-6 oak cabinet door styles in one brand of cabinetry. Things have come a long way since then!
What I Love About Designing: I enjoy helping my clients navigate their choices of almost unlimited options for cabinetry, countertops, tiles, hardware, lighting, and more! I especially like planning the space that meets the client’s storage needs in their homes. I have helped clients up and down the East Coast planning their projects and have even shipped a kitchen all the way to Ghana, Africa. I look forward to helping more clients plan their cabinetry projects for any room in their home!
Advice For Homeowners Purchasing A New Kitchen/Bath: One of the biggest goals of my work is to help my clients avoid wishing they had done something different after they have completed their projects with such a large investment of money, time, and effort! Therefore, I recommend they invest the time to really look at everything that is available for kitchens and baths nowadays before making their final decisions, and also listen to their designer’s recommendations on what is up and coming in the field of design. Good design is well thought out and does take time to plan properly!
Fun Fact: In 2004, I redesigned the new kitchen to replace “America’s Ugliest Kitchen” on a 6-episode television series on TLC with Trading Spaces Interior Designer, Doug Wilson. My good friend Mark Johnson also helped do the remodeling on the show whereby we demoed the old kitchen, installed the new kitchen including new cabinetry, appliances, granite counters, oak flooring, & painted walls in Dudley, MA in a 2-week timespan w/ a Hollywood production crew!