Our Kitchen Designers

Whether you’re tackling a kitchen remodel or starting new construction, it is important to work with a professional kitchen designer. An expert will use their education, cabinet knowledge, and experience to help you avoid common mistakes that could cost you time and money down the road.

Professional Kitchen Designers

Our designers will have an initial consultation with you to find out what’s important to you, how they can cater the design towards your wants and needs, and work within your budget. Once your design is complete, they will provide you with a comprehensive design packet including a detailed floor plan, elevations, and 3-D renderings of the expected finished look, along with an itemized quote for all the pieces you will need for your project. Our designers are here to answer your questions, to educate you, and confirm if your expectations are realistic.

Professional Kitchen Designers

Meet a few members of the Team!

Jessica M.

Jessica M.

I graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor’s in Retail Management. A few years later, I opted to pursue a more creative field, and sought my Bachelor’s in Interior Design at The Art Institute of Indianapolis.

I graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor’s in Retail Management. A few years later, I opted to pursue a more creative field, and sought my Bachelor’s in Interior Design at The Art Institute of Indianapolis. While in school, I also worked as a Kitchen Designer for The Home Depot. It was enjoyable and rewarding to help clients with such an important part of their home. After graduating, I designed for custom cabinet shops, freelanced interior design projects, and designed office furniture and commercial spaces. I realized my passion was where I started – designing kitchens and baths. In 2012, I started with Cabinets.com, and began the most rewarding part of my career. Over these years I have had the opportunity to work on many diverse projects and am fortunate to have access to the latest design technology.

My best advice is to hire an experienced cabinet installer. They are the ones who will make sure all the finishing touches are complete, and your project (big or small) has the look that you spent more than you really did!

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Lin Lin on Houzz

We had a great experience with Cabinets.com. I saw the cabinets my friends ordered from them and it was much superior quality than the ones I saw...

We had a great experience with Cabinets.com. I saw the cabinets my friends ordered from them and it was much superior quality than the ones I saw in local stores so we decided to give it a try. Jessica at Cabinets.com was so professional, knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. She was patient with our questions and provided great design options for us to choose. Highly recommended and big kudos to Jessica!

Danny W.

Danny W.

I have had a lifelong interest design and have been designing and selling cabinets for 17 years. My experience includes working for home builders and remodeling companies, managing cabinet design and supervising installations..

I have had a lifelong interest design and have been designing and selling cabinets for 17 years. My experience includes working for home builders and remodeling companies, managing cabinet design and supervising installations. I worked directly with clients, making sure they were happy with the finished product. I was awarded several Best Kitchen Awards in the Parade of Homes. Years later I switched gears to design with Cabinets.com – I believe I’ve found the best place to work in the industry!

My best advice is to hire an experienced cabinet installer. Having an expert will help your project run smoothly and makes the finished product that much better.

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Kenneth W. on Houzz

This will be my third project with Cabinets.Com and Designer Danny W. I’ve done two big kitchen renovations plus a master bath. The customer service has been...

This will be my third project with Cabinets.Com and Designer Danny W. I've done two big kitchen renovations plus a master bath. The customer service has been great. Any time I asked for a change, Danny was very prompt at getting me updated drawings and pricing the same day. I've saved time and money by using Cabinets.com and Danny. I highly recommend them any chance I get. 

Chelsea B.

Chelsea B.

I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management with a focus in Kitchen & Bath design. After graduating, I spent a year at a family owned remodeling firm...

I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management with a focus in Kitchen & Bath design. After graduating, I spent a year at a family owned remodeling firm. I created cabinetry layouts, conducted on-site measures, coordinated with installers, and had on-site meetings with clients. I later relocated to a custom cabinetry design firm in New York where I focused solely on the cabinetry details, design and build specifications. I quickly began to understand the intricacies of designing custom cabinetry and felt I had found my true calling. I could visualize the big picture of the finished project while also zeroing in on the smallest details for how each cabinet should be built. I started with Cabinets.com in 2018, opening opportunities to work with customers from all over the country. This was an exciting concept that was a previous limitation, but it has only led to more opportunity because design styles vary from coast to coast. I can design a modern, monochromatic kitchen in California while also creating a post-war traditional kitchen in the New York in the same day. This may be one of my favorite things about working at Cabinets.com because you never know what you’re going to get to design!

My best advice is to measure twice and order once! Ensuring that you have accurate dimensions can make or break a design and become a costly mistake for your budget and project timeline. Waiting on a new cabinet to be built because of a measuring error may put your project on hold which is the last thing we want to happen! Because of this, I always recommend that clients triple check their measurements and have their installer look over the plans as an extra set of eyes.

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Tammy A on Facebook

Chelsea was an amazing designer to work with during a remodel of a home and needed cabinets throughout the home. She was patient, thorough and gave me...

Chelsea was an amazing designer to work with during a remodel of a home and needed cabinets throughout the home. She was patient, thorough and gave me options that I wouldn't have thought of to make my dream kitchen, baths and laundry room a reality. I would highly recommend Chelsea to anyone that is thinking of designing a new space.

Travis A.

Travis A.

I have been in the cabinet and design industry since 2009, including as a Design and Sales Lead over 9 full-service cabinetry showrooms. In this role I was able to share my passion for design with my customers and I honed my technical design...

I have been in the cabinet and design industry since 2009, including as a Design and Sales Lead over 9 full-service cabinetry showrooms. In this role I was able to share my passion for design with my customers and I honed my technical design skills.

I aim to deliver top notch customer service through my love of design. As a Mathematical Education major, design wasn’t the most natural extension for a career, but it does help with the measuring and quick thinking required when helping customers in real-time. Keeping my clients involved in the process is so exciting and helps me improve my skills and design ability.

My favorite design option is a two-toned kitchen with 2 complimentary colors. This adds so much depth and interest to a kitchen! The best advice I have for a homeowner is to measure-measure-measure. Ensure the measurements are correct prior to ordering.

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Lloyd Anthony on Facebook

Our experience has been wonderful! The navy color is exactly what we were looking for! Travis from the design team was very helpful and drew up beautiful...

Our experience has been wonderful! The navy color is exactly what we were looking for! Travis from the design team was very helpful and drew up beautiful plans taking into account everything we wanted. He made this process flawless. We are just about to install, and we couldn't be more excited. I was hesitant to order something like this online, but the customer service was better than what I received from others in person. Thank you Travis!

Suzanne R.

Suzanne R.

I graduated from the San Juan School of Interior Design in 2004. While in school, I found my passion for kitchen design and knew this was the design specialty I wanted to pursue.

I graduated from the San Juan School of Interior Design in 2004. While in school, I found my passion for kitchen design and knew this was the design specialty I wanted to pursue. Shortly after I graduated, I got a job as a kitchen design specialist. During my sixteen years in the industry, I’ve worked with multiple cabinet lines, from American, European to Brazilian cabinetry. I’ve completed multiple training courses in design programs and toured numerous cabinet manufacturing plants. I’ve worked as a retail kitchen designer, multi-housing kitchen designer, project manager for multi million-dollar projects and as a manager of a talented group of people. I’m also bi-lingual and enjoy helping our Spanish speaking clients.

What I love the most about my job is that every design is different, and this gives me the ability to be creative every day of my life.

My best advice to clients is to work with a designer! Kitchen design has many details to consider and by working with a designer you make sure the space planning is optimized and that the installation process will go smoothly.

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Alison W on Facebook

Once I had ordered my kitchen cabinets, I was filled with doubt as to whether I had made the right decision. It seemed so easy, sent my design idea and floor plan...

Once I had ordered my kitchen cabinets, I was filled with doubt as to whether I had made the right decision. It seemed so easy, sent my design idea and floor plan and Suzanne was amazing and made my vision into a workable kitchen, specifically dealing with the sink plumbing which I was worried about. My fears were unwarranted; cabinets arrived on time in perfect condition and easily installed. I noticed one cabinet was not finished correctly, called customer service and promptly received a replacement door. Cannot be more pleased with the transformation!

Brittany H.

Brittany H.

I attended the International Academy of Design & Technology in 2009 to study for my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. While attending design school, I interned for a local interior design firm and started a part-time job in kitchen design.

I attended the International Academy of Design & Technology in 2009 to study for my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. While attending design school, I interned for a local interior design firm and started a part-time job in kitchen design. I began attending seminars and online classes to learn cabinetry basics as I found kitchen and bath design was my true interest. After a few years of kitchen design, I started in-home consultations for kitchen and bath remodels and became involved in the installation and production process. Using the knowledge gained in that field, I was soon able to manage my own projects and work one-on-one with clients and installers on-site from start to finish. Since then, I have been able to expand my reach and work with clients all over the country as a designer for Cabinets.com. Our online presence gives me the opportunity to design with regional trends based on a client’s location and taste, which allows me to be creative with every design project. I have received multiple industry awards for my design and rendering talents; most recently I won the “2021 Global Design – Voter’s Choice Award” and have become a professional member of the Design Advisory Council by 2020 Spaces. My advice for a client looking to get a great design for their kitchen is to reach out to an experienced designer to help with the layout of the cabinetry to assure the design is fully functional as much as it is aesthetically pleasing. Being able to utilize and function in the space in your everyday life is most important.

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Lois H. on Facebook

We had a great experience designing our kitchen with Brittany’s help. She found solutions for each of our concerns and sent us updated plans quickly each time...

We had a great experience designing our kitchen with Brittany’s help. She found solutions for each of our concerns and sent us updated plans quickly each time we made a change. We would still be agonizing over decisions were it not for her expert help. Thanks Brittany!

Holly K.

Holly K.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. After doing social work for a few years I decided to pursue interior design as I’ve been decorating and arranging furniture since I was very young.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. After doing social work for a few years I decided to pursue interior design as I’ve been decorating and arranging furniture since I was very young.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa in 2007. After graduation I moved to Northern California and worked for a showroom designing high end European kitchens.

After moving back to Florida I worked for local showrooms where I designed more traditional and transitional kitchens. In 2014 I came to Cabinets.com and love that I can design and sell kitchens for clients all over the country!

Some of my favorite design elements are cabinets with glass and backsplash. The backsplash is the jewelry of the kitchen and completes the overall look.

My best advice is to hire a qualified installer and to make sure they follow the design plans to include all the specified details. A good installer is just as important as a good designer.

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Joe on Houzz

Holly is amazing, her designs knock it out of the park every time that we use her expertise. This historic bungalow had a very challenging kitchen layout and it took...

Holly is amazing, her designs knock it out of the park every time that we use her expertise. This historic bungalow had a very challenging kitchen layout and it took a number of attempts to obtain the right feel for the home, and Holly worked diligently to help us devise a kitchen that was the focal point of the home yet maintained the unique character of the house.

Candice W.

Candice W.

I have been in the design and construction industry for over fourteen years. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Capella University as well as my diploma in residential planning from The Art Institute.

I have been in the design and construction industry for over fourteen years. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Capella University as well as my diploma in residential planning from The Art Institute. While starting my career in the home center, I was soon recruited to complete the team of a construction management office for a large hospital in southern California. During my tenure there, I further refined my knowledge base of installation and project management.

Kitchen and bath design has always been my specialty starting as one of my first career opportunities. I have continued to refine my skills with years of experience in the industry. At Cabinets.com I have the privilege of working with clients from all over the country. All of them with a new set of wish lists, need-to-haves, and challenges. It is fulfilling and my passion to work through these needs together and ultimately, design their dream space.

My best advice for clients is to hire a good contractor who has a finish carpenter on staff. And design the space for you. Regardless of whether you’re going to live in it for one year or many, when the project is done, it’s yours and it should be your new favorite thing.

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Jessica T.

Jessica T.

My passion has always been design. I received my bachelor’s degree in interior design from The Art Institute International of Minnesota almost 10 years ago. After finishing school, I worked for a big box store as a designer.

My passion has always been design. I received my bachelor’s degree in interior design from The Art Institute International of Minnesota almost 10 years ago. After finishing school, I worked for a big box store as a designer. I subsequently moved on to work in other areas of design including remodeling of entire homes. This mix of design positions made me realize my true passion was kitchen design. I love being able to help my customer’s vision come to life and for them to finally have their dream kitchen.

We will work together to create a space you will love and be excited to show off to your friends and family. Your space should be a reflection of you and your family.

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Isai O. on Facebook

I recently placed an order via Cabinets.com and wanted to share some deserved feedback: 1. The design process is fantastic; Jessica T. was awesome.

I recently placed an order via Cabinets.com and wanted to share some deserved feedback:

  1. The design process is fantastic; Jessica T. was awesome. She made navigating the entire process really simple, and I appreciated how quick she was to respond to inquiries or to request changes. It was a big weight off my shoulders to be able to give her dimensions, and have her complete the preliminary designs and send over renderings.
  2. The sample cabinets were exactly what we were looking for - it was great to visualize (in-hand) the styles and colors that we were looking into.
  3. The ordering process was easy and simple (1 click add entire BOM to order).
Really looking forward to receiving these and installing them in our house. I would absolutely recommend both Jessica as a designer, and Cabinets as a company.
Vanessa H.

Vanessa H.

I started in kitchen and bath design 10 years ago at a big box store. I learned design while studying for my bachelor’s degree in graphic design. After graduation, I realized I wanted to turn my passion for kitchen design into a career...

I started in kitchen and bath design 10 years ago at a big box store. I learned design while studying for my bachelor’s degree in graphic design. After graduation, I realized I wanted to turn my passion for kitchen design into a career, so I continued working in the field for an online cabinet company. Working for an online company is exciting for me because I get to collaborate on such a wide variety of projects. With so many different styles and types of requests there is always something new. I enjoy the relationships I build with clients while helping them plan the best space possible for their needs.

My best advice is to triple check your measurements. That way everything in the design is planned accurately and your project will go smoothly to completion.

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Bill F. on Facebook

Vanessa is the star of the show and the cabinets are HIGH QUALITY! I shopped all the big box and high end cabinet stores and nobody can touch these guys.

Vanessa is the star of the show and the cabinets are HIGH QUALITY! I shopped all the big box and high end cabinet stores and nobody can touch these guys. Vanesa helped me create the perfect design and made sure I had everything I needed to complete. And I saved a ton of money. Thanks!!

Kristen M.

Kristen M.

Having grown up with a father in the cabinet industry, I have experienced all aspects of cabinet construction and kitchen remodeling. As a kid, I was recruited to work summers in dad’s office, collating catalogs and dusting showrooms.

Having grown up with a father in the cabinet industry, I have experienced all aspects of cabinet construction and kitchen remodeling. As a kid, I was recruited to work summers in dad’s office, collating catalogs and dusting showrooms. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from Millersville University in Pennsylvania before moving with my family to Florida. Dad started another cabinet company in 2002 and this time recruited me as a kitchen designer. I have worked for mom-and-pop shops (literally), other smaller cabinet companies and big box stores, but the online experience is where I think the future of kitchen design lies. I like the idea of working with clients from all over the country, creating modern kitchens for the west coast, traditional style beauties for our fellow southerners, sleek transitional designs for my old friends in the Northeast, and unique designs for customers in-between. Working for Cabinets.com allows me to design with each of their needs and tastes in mind. The kitchen is the hub of your home, so my best advice is to get all you can out of it. You know best how you like to operate in your kitchen, so working hand-in-hand with an experienced designer can help you arrange the perfect functionality, while maintaining balance and aesthetics as well. Don’t be afraid to come to your designer with ideas, the best ones will listen and offer advice.

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Barry I. on BBB

Just placed an order for an incredibly beautiful and functional kitchen that was designed by Cabinets.com designer, Kristen M. Kristen came up with design...

Just placed an order for an incredibly beautiful and functional kitchen that was designed by Cabinets.com designer, Kristen M. Kristen came up with design aspects that I would never have considered but are absolutely AMAZING!!!! Kristen made the experience so fun and easy and the most important part is, my wife LOVES IT!!! The placing of the order was soooo easy too. Just clicked on a button in the email and everything was automatically added to my cart, then I just checked out. Couldn't have been easier. Thank you Kristen!!!!

What expertise should you expect from a kitchen designer?

A kitchen designer is a designer who specializes in using cabinets like pieces of a puzzle to create a functional layout to fit the constraints of your space A kitchen designer is often well versed in appliances, countertops, plumbing fixtures, flooring, backsplash materials, lighting, hardware and basic installation concepts.

Our kitchen designers will listen to your style preferences and incorporate those into a design that works for your space. They will consider all the details that will make the finished look complete and aesthetically pleasing, while also increasing the functionality of your new kitchen.

What makes a kitchen layout functional?

A functional kitchen layout should cater to the needs of the homeowner, while still incorporating as many of the follow elements

  • Proper flow from one work center to the next (work triangle)
  • Work aisle and walkway clearance
  • Adequate storage for items such as pots and pans, trash receptacle, utensils, dishtowels
  • Clearance for appliance door or drawer openings, and cabinets around them
  • Proper ventilation placement and avoids any potential fire hazards

What design elements are most important for a small kitchen space?

1. Obtain floorplan measurements of your space, including the location of windows, doors and appliances, as well as appliance size. If you’re using an architectural print, it is important to have interior measurements easily legible on the print.

2. If your project is a remodel, take pictures of the existing kitchen. Include any items that may need special consideration in the design such as: floor vents, soffits, and structural items that cannot be relocated.

3. 1-2 inspiration pictures to show the style or look you would like to mimic in your space. (Need inspiration? – check out our gallery).

4. Make specific notes on items you do or don’t want in your design. Maybe you prefer drawers over rollout trays for pots and pans, or you want to avoid a blind corner cabinet.