Kitchen Design and Remodeling

Kitchen Design

Spice up your kitchen

What are the first things that come to mind when you are thinking about kitchen design? For a lot of homeowners, the basic foundation thought is likely to be the color scheme before going into individual details. For a professional designer, the first thing that will come to mind is the layout of the kitchen. Of all the rooms in your home, the layout of the kitchen has to be the most important.

Effective kitchen design will encapsulate a layout that works for your home, family, and budget so people aren’t bumping into each other while trying to move about the space. The design will help you bring together the various surface materials, hardware, plumbing, appliances, and the most over looked… Adequate lighting! The kitchen is the most task focused area in the home, and being able to adequately see while using sharp objects is imperative! Then lets not forget about mood lighting for when we want to entertain… After all the kitchen is the heart of the home.



Kitchen Remodel

Create my dream kitchen

Remodeling a kitchen is not an easy feat. It is also an expensive undertaking that requires months of planning. There are a lot of things to consider such as selecting the cabinetry, fixtures, surface materials, electrical, plumbing, cooking work flow and kitchen accessories… It can be daunting trying to make sure everything comes together. That is why kitchen remodels should never be a DIY project unless you’re an experienced designer. When planning the kitchen design, it is important to factor in your needs and those that will be using it.

Residential Renovations

Project Management For Your Remodeling Project

If you intend on saving costs for a renovation project, knowing how to manage the project is imperative. It should be noted that managing the project on your own will require extensive planning and you will be required to set some time to oversee the project. This could be challenging if you have a busy life with so little time to do anything else. It is recommended that you’re working with a project manager if the renovation is to be successful.

The most important role that a project manager has to be managing the budget. There are approximates that you’ll be expected to set aside for the whole renovation project. The project manager will look at your drawings to enable us to come up with the appropriate fixtures and finishes. The person is in charge of delivering the project within the stipulated budget and in the right time frame.

Marianne Ashley Interior Designer

Principal Interior Designer + Owner

Kitchen Designer

I am an interior designer who specializes in kitchens, baths, and major remodeling.

As a child, I grew up watching my grandfather building and restoring old homes. I even have memories of being 10 years old, hammering nails into the framing of  my grandparents house they spent 20 years in, so you can say I grew up surrounded by the construction industry. Professionally, I have been a part of our Capital Region and Saratoga’s residential design industry since 2005. This has enabled me to attain so many amazing professional partners and relationships, which means as my client, you, are well taken care of.

I give my customers beautifully customized spaces reflective of who you are while providing unique solutions that are tailored to your individual needs. I listen carefully to your requirement, respect your preferences, and help to think outside the box.


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