“As with our previous new first floor bathroom addition, Karen always listened carefully to our stated needs and tempered them with up-to-date knowledge of what an “aging in place” couple would require in a remodeled kitchen and what was truly possible with the space constraints. On-going top-notch communication and suggestions to consider via the internet were a top priority for her. When an unexpected problem with the second floor bathroom, located over the first floor kitchen, occurred suddenly, she was in our home in a short time to figure out how best to solve the situation with the contractor. Also, when fumes from the installation of the quartz countertop and the hardwood floor staining caused us to leave the house for extended periods, Karen was able to coordinate happenings and even placed our order of food delivery items in our refrigerator. The outstanding, over-the-top results are maximum, easy-to-access storage; durable, attractive cupboards, fixtures, tile, and countertops; as well as state-of-the-art, reliable appliances in a very, very tiny kitchen from the 1940s. We look forward in a few years to a total remodel of our second floor bathroom.” -K. & B. S. (Manchester, CT)

“Karen is the ultimate designer for first time renovators ( like me ) to seasoned home improvers. Her knowledge encompasses every phase and facet of building. My ideas were free flowing and a bit disjointed but not discouraged by Karen and honed to the plan that would work best for me. Changes along the way were no problem and stress levels were kept low through the whole experience. My kitchen is custom designed with nontoxic green materials used in all phases of the remodeling. I also needed to adapt to physical challenges in my life now and plan for 10 to 20 years down the road. All was accomplished and the final results are a kitchen that is warm and inviting and able to truly be the heart of the home. I was introduced to local craftsmen who worked with us to accommodate my specific needs with enthusiasm and creativity. Thank you, Karen!” -J.E. (Willington, CT)

“Karen was great to work with and stayed in touch as our project was worked on and completed. I would highly recommend Karen’s approach and vision. It was a pleasure working with a professional who was thoughtful, experienced and a commitment to her clients.” -E.F. (West Hartford, CT)

“We LOVE the kitchen!  Just really, really love it!  Just spent the last few days cleaning and cooking and it feels just amazing! Thanks so much for all your suggestions and hard work. We are just thrilled!” -L.S. (West Hartford, CT)

“Karen, thank you for all your help bringing my vision for our kitchen to reality. I am so happy with the cabinets and counters. The new kitchen is wonderful. I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we worked through the hiccups throughout the process.”         -R.M. (West Hartford, CT)

“What we liked most about Karen was her ability to listen to our ideas and then implement them into the kitchen design. Karen originally came up with several design options for us to review. During the entire project she was very attentive to details and researched the different products and appliances that would be used in the kitchen…Karen helped us in selecting the appliances, countertop, cabinets, sink/faucet, tile and paint color…She coordinated all aspects of the project including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and the installation of all vendor products. She was present during all phases of the project. She was always available when I needed to contact her. She returned calls promptly. The job was well done, very professional. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the result.” -J. & P. M. (Windham, CT)

“Karen is an excellent listener, which can make a world of difference when you are trying to relay your thoughts and dreams for a space as important as a kitchen. She always made sure she understood our objectives and our limitations before making a suggestion. And the detailed notes she took as she listened proved incredibly helpful again and again throughout our project. Again and again she came up with creative yet realistic solutions.”  -D.P.F. (West Hartford, CT)

“Karen Warner was an invaluable asset to us in designing our new kitchen. Ms. Warner took the time to make sure that every detail was attended to and suggested additions to our kitchen design that we had not considered.  My husband and I shopped at another store for kitchen cabinets prior to meeting with Ms. Warner and the service we received did not even compare to the service she provided for us…Thanks for making our experience such a positive one.”  -M.L.R. (West Hartford, CT)

“Karen, it looks gorgeous in person — the pictures don’t do it justice!  Everything fit perfectly and the proportions are great — Thanks!!  We could never have done it without you (and your incredible patience)!”  -P.P. (West Hartford, CT and Boston, MA)

“Karen, you were so kind, open, and creative that if there is anything we can do to give the best references, just let us know.”  -I. & P. G. (West Hartford, CT and Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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