Allison Lockard, NCIDQ
Kitchen & Bath Designer
Norfolk Kitchen & Bath, Salem, NH
With Norfolk: 2 years
Other Design Experience: 4 years in Greater Boston area architectural firms
Awards & Certifications: NCIDQ Certificate #31949 (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
Advice for homeowners when purchasing a kitchen: Purchasing a kitchen can be a very overwhelming and stressful process for a lot of people. It is easiest to take things one step at a time, coming up with a list of must-have. Storage solutions & accessories are a great place to start. Once those functional and detailed decisions get made, it is easier to make more difficult decisions like the door style and color. Walking around our showroom is a great place to find design inspiration!
What I love about designing kitchens: I love designing kitchens because every day is a new challenge, every customer is a new experience, and every kitchen brings a new solution. The kitchen often times is the heart of a home, and helping people fall in love with their kitchen again is a very exciting and rewarding process.
On our new-kitchen journey we came to IKEA, Home Depot, Lowes and ended at Norfolk Kitchen and Bath in Salem NH. We noticed some mediocre reviews but had been pleasantly surprised: Our kitchen designer Allison Lockard helped us in this project from start to finish. She is not one of those associates who took a one-week design class and have watched some videos, she knows her stuff from the ground up you notice this as soon as you start working with her. With her the whole process was very easy for us and she was patient and always listening to all our change requests. During this she took care of design issues other competitors did not even not notice. The delivery and install was on time and she personally appeared twice during the installation to check that everything is right. She resolved all remaining issues which normally show up during those projects and delivered a perfect solution. We are very pleased with her work and the services provided – We absolutely would come to her again, thank you Allie.
Allison Lockhard was our designer from the Salem,NH store. She was great to work with helping us choose products to fit our budget and assisting with ideas to make the design work in our space. We checked a few different places for counters but Norfolk had the most competitive price so we went with it. Everything from the design to ordering and installation went smoothly and timely. I have lived through a previous kitchen remodel but this one was so much less painful and finished much quicker. Overall we were very pleased with our experience with Norfolk and with Allison. She always followed up on questions or any issues we had and had great suggestions. She also clued us in on a sale that helped us save some money keeping us within our intended budget!
I am thrilled with my new kitchen and specifically with the work that Allie did. She paid attention to what I was looking for in terms of price and timing and gave me great feedback on color choice as it relates to my goals and resale value. Allie went out of her way to measure quickly to ensure my install before the holidays. I went to several other places and absolutely made the right choice in selecting Norfolk. I hosted Christmas and all of my guests just could not get over how beautiful my new buffet area was, as well as how Allie optimized the space in my kitchen layout. I am a fan and would recommend Norfolk to anyone.
We had a wonderful experience buying our new cabinets and counter from Norfolk, after we had visited 3 other cabinet stores. Allison in Salem, NH was just a joy to work with. She is a very good interior designer with good taste and recommendations. She paid attention to details, was very patient with us with her reassuring ideas. The showroom is recently refurbished with great selections and makes taking all those required decisions easier. I would recommend Norfolk and Alli to my friends.
I want you to know Allison Lockard is wonderful to work with and an asset to your company.
We were blown away with the excellent knowledge and quality design by Alli. She demonstrated a very high quality of design skills and fully knows the product offered by your business. Alli is an asset that all businesses should have. We had visited other competitors and once we had a chance to visit with Alli we immediately made up our mind. She made that much of an impression on us. The kitchen results are top notch. We are also excited to offer our kitchen for professional photographs to include in Norfolk brochures and advertisements. Thank you Allison for your dedicated hard work and ensuring our satisfaction along the way.