The Effortless Hostess Kitchen Design

Do you dream of a beautiful kitchen like the ones you see in the magazines? 

Do you wish you could create culinary magic and be the sublime hostess who creates memorable events? Imagine a light bright kitchen with state of the art appliances, incredible finishes, space to move around, and a place for everything and everything in its place.  

How fun would it be to entertain friends and family, all gathered in you beautiful new kitchen, while you impress them with your remarkable culinary skills. But, right now...

You look around and see dated oak cabinets, laminate countertops, and old outdated and mismatched appliances which are barely functional.  Command central is dreary, closed in, and does nothing to motivate you to cook, much less entertain. 

If you think the outside is depressing, the inside of the cabinets are a jumbled mix of gadgets, dishes and food products, the occasional stray hammer or bottle of nail polish.  Perhaps the most used appliance is the phone--to call for take out.  

You have probably tried...

painting to spruce up the place and maybe some wall covering...which is just not fooling anyone.  You may have checked out kitchen showrooms and their design services. 

It is overwhelming and intimidating just to step foot inside. You may not even know what you need or how you actually use your kitchen. It just seems like they want to sell you everything.  You may not know the difference between a self- cleaning oven and a convection oven.  

There are so many details from hinges and hardware to all the little functional built ins inside the cabinets.  Maybe you have spoken to a contractor but does this guy really know his way around the business end of a kitchen?

I know how it feels.

I have bought houses with kitchens from another era in need of CPR.  The last thing I wanted to do was spend one more minute than necessary to prevent starvation, much less entertain! 

Early on in my wedded bliss, I also decided that I needed to learn to cook officially and properly.  So, while living in San Francisco, I attended a cooking school geared toward home chefs. I was living in foodie heaven and thus began my love affair with cooking and gracious entertaining. 

So, in addition to having designed residential and commercial kitchens, I know how to use them. So, not only do I have thirty years of design experience, but almost as many as a home chef.  My father was a master cabinet maker, so I have been designing custom cabinets and furniture pieces since I was 10.


That's why I created The Effortless Hostess Kitchen Design

This service includes:

--an in-depth needs analysis of what you have, what you need, and what you personal entertaining style is

--design of you kitchen, dining, and/or pantry areas which will functionally and visually reflect your style

--an organization storage plan of supplies, equipment, serving pieces, etc.

-- selection and specification of finishes for your new kitchen including flooring, counters, cabinets, fixtures, hardware, lighting, appliances and accessories

--project oversight and coordination with subcontractors

--oversight of installation 

--and Open House Celebration Party Plan


Here’s what to expect...

We will figure out what you really want and need in your kitchen.  We will define how you work in the kitchen. 

We will figure out your personal entertainment style. 

We will assess what equipment you really need (like the bread machine when you haven’t touched a carb since 2005). 

We will develop plans and elevations of your custom designed kitchen and determine what appliance, cabinets, countertops, finishes and furnishings are needed.

We will take into account the adjacent spaces to come up with alternate entertaining scenarios.  And...

We will always be laser focused on the details.

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”
— Red Adair


If you are ready to start cooking...

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