Enjoyed very much finding and reading your blogs on kitchen design.
We are going to remodel our kitchen here in Pasadena and would very much appreciate it if you have a contact you could recommend for the sort of service you offer in SF.
It really would be of help to us if you could and look forward to your thoughts.
Thanks for your kind words Barry.
Too bad I can't be everywhere.
I'm afraid I don't know anyone in your area like me. Maybe one of the Pros who follow my blogs will come forward.
I was one of the first independent kitchen designers. There aren't very many of us at all, and fewer still who sell no products.
Try searching on the web for "independent kitchen designer" and see what pops up in your area.
Good luck, and remember: You can always employ me "long distance".
I often do projects that I never really see in person (The farthest in Guam and Hawaii). It just takes lots of digital photographs, or video, and careful measurements to accomplish.
You see, we kitchen designers are trained to visualize what we can't see. That's what makes us "designers" and you "you" ;-)
Almost all of my communication with clients is by email and phone. Even when they are close by, I like to just do one meeting to photograph and measure the project and exchange ideas.
Reducing meetings to a minimum reduces the cost of design services dramatically.
Email is a very efficient tool for designing kitchens because everything is documented.
Of course, for those clients who need more hand-holding, I am always happy to oblige.
The important thing, in my mind, is to give people the documents and information they need to move forward.
Planning a kitchen remodel is a daunting task.
You will literally make hundreds of decisions in the process - big and small.
Having someone to help lead you through your decisions in the proper order helps you avoid confusion and build a plan for your remodel that has every detail thought through.
Kitschy Kitchens is a blog where I critique the worst of the worst in kitchens. Poor design, an assault on the eyes, wrong colors, wrong materials; they all can be found there. Take an amusing detour to discover what you DON'T want in a kitchen.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009