I'm looking for recommendations for a kitchen designer for a small kitchen project. 107-year old house, kitchen last updated before 1998 when I bought the house. I'd like to replace the cabinets, add a dishwasher and one upper cabinet, replace countertop, backsplash (very small area) and flooring (there may be hardwood under the linoleum). I'll also be replacing my vintage Wedgewood gas range and refrigerator. No walls will be moved -- much as I would ideally like to claim space from an adjacent kitchen nook, I know that would make the project unaffordable at this time. I have a contractor lined up.
Feb 8, 2023
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We're had a good experience working with Tiffany Schrader-Brown on a similar project.
We worked with Jeffrey at KitchenSync in Albany to help us design the layout of our kitchen and we purchased cabinets with him. He was responsive, thorough and patient.
Cherisse at Shepherd Sterling https://www.shepherdsterling.com/ is amazing to work with. We've used her for a bathroom and kitchen remodel on a similarly aged house, as well as staging for a sale. Really strong balance of design with practicality. During supply-chain disruptions she made sure to source parts that would arrive on time and not risk the overall project timelines. When things did come up, Cherisse was quick to respond and creative with options. Would definitely work with her again!
I highly recommend Crystal Collins of Zeke Design Works in Berkeley. She did an incredible job listening to my needs and desires for the space, and then translated it into a design that honestly was beyond my expectations. She's responsive, collaborative, and has a great eye for the details that have made my new kitchen such a joy for me to be in. I'm happy to share photos of the project if you're interested :) https://www.zekedesignworks.com/