Anne Weems has almost 30 years experience with literally thousands of designs. Her kitchens have been featured in Southern Living magazine and she has won awards at the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) show. She listens to her clients first and then meshes their desires with her vast product knowledge for the greaest value. Customers often say "That was a lot more fun than I thougth it was going to be!"
We have been managing kitchen projects in a responsible way since we opened our doors for business. We believe that every customer, and consequently every project, is different. We are service minded and adaptable. We support re-use of materials and prefer to use wood harvested from sustainably managed forests.
Anne usually draws floor plans by hand and then produces color computer renderings with software from 20-20 Technologies. She is recognized for designing kitchens that are beautiful and functional, responsible, economical, and accessible for those with physical challenges. Through our connection with a showroom, in addition to our design work, we can also supply cabinets, countertops and hardware from a variety of suppliers.
Our cabinets are available in wood, laminate, and foil form:
Crystal: a fully custom furniture grade framed or frameless cabinet of superior quality
WW Wood Products: an all wood semi-custom framed or frameless cabinet of high value
Kraftmaid: a high quality semi-custom cabinet with two quality levels
Current: Crystal's semi-custom builder grade product available framed or frameless
Wolf Classic: A good quality economical choice with imited styling
Choice Cabinets: A good quality "Ready-to-Assemble" line for budget conscious Do-it-yourselfers
Aristokraft: a very good in-stock cabinet with three quality levels and traditional styling
Contractors Choice, a more economical cabinet made by Aristockraft
Kitchen Kompact: An economical in-stock cabinet line
Fabuwood: an economical cabinet with an appealing price point.
and several local custom cabinet makers
Cabinets are available in cherry, maple, oak, hickory, walnut, lyptus, alder, birch, pine, rustic woods, with painted, glazed, stained, or natural finish. Don't feel limited by these choices. If you dream it, we will find it. We also design kitchens and baths using IKEA products.
1) Look at pictures here, on the internet, in magazines, and other kitchen and bath publications. Mark the ones you like.
2) Think about how your kitchen or bath is used. Is it a beautiful room or a workshop? How many cooks? Do you entertain? How many guests? Which appliances do you use most often? Do you bake?
3) Make a wish list of what you would like in your new kitchen or bath. Think about how the kitchen fits with the rest of the house.
4) Do your appliance homework. Will you reuse existing appliances? Shop for features, size, availability, and price.
5) Contact a designer. Ask about experience. Typically, the more experience the designer has, the less chance there is for error. Have your pictures and wish list with you when you meet. Your designer will want accurate measurements of the room you are planning. Be creative. Your designer can tell you whether your ideas are too costly to produce and may have suggestions on how to achieve the same appeal and function more cost-effectively.
6)Together we will develop a plan, come up with an estimate for the project, and a list of the tasks needed to see it through to completion. Some of those tasks are definitely ones you will want someone with experience to do. Others can be very well managed by an educated homeowner, if desired.
Homeowners who are available to research appliances or current availability of reusable materials or supply some of the labor will be able to realize substantial savings in the final environmental and economic cost of the project. Plus they'll have a perfectly perfect new kitchen.
Cost of Services
Computer / design work hourly rate is $85 per hour.
Cabinet, counter, and installation/remodeling pricing varies per job.