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Many of my clients live in older homes where the location is perfect but the kitchen is not. I have come to realize that kitchens today must serve many functions. Homeowners want entertainment centers, gathering spaces and home offices, as well as the maximum amount of storage and counter space. I also often get requests for special spaces like breakfast stations, coffee centers and pet feeding zones. I’ve found that every family’s lifestyle is unique.

My first step is always to ask in-depth questions before beginning design. Once I figure out the room’s many functions and traffic patterns we will design several floor plans incorporating custom solutions to fit your family’s needs.


Catherine Heir

catherineI enjoy kitchen design because it allows me to use my creative side and my problem solving abilities to achieve the most functional and beautiful environments for my clients. I love that each day is different and that no two projects are the same.

Catherine is a graduate of Harrington College of Design in Chicago with a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design. As a child Catherine delighted in drawing floor plans of her ideal future home and spent much time re-arranging her parent’s house. She is extremely proficient in computerized drafting methods, and is often complimented on the amount of detail included in her plans. She has been designing kitchens and bathrooms for 12 years. Catherine has won awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 2008 and in 2014 for kitchens she designed. She is a member of The National Kitchen and Bath Association and The American Society of Interior Designers.


Testimonials

Dear Catherine,
Thank you for all you did to make our lake house dream come true.  We could not have done it without your amazing talent and your cool head in tough situations!  We are thrilled and grateful!
-Mark & Robin Henning

Dear Catherine,
We are getting really excited to move into our new kitchen!  Our contractor Ron said your plans are the best he’s ever seen.  Makes us feel good!
– David & Laurie Miller

Dear Catherine,
Your are wonderful to work with!  Thank you for all your help and patience.  Our new kitchen is beautiful!
Sincerely,
– The Griffins

We could not be happier with our new kitchen.  The design is more than we could have hoped for.  Catherine was a pleasure to work with and she covered every little detail with thought and creativity.  We are extremely pleased with the end result and plan to use Catherine for future projects.  Thank you very much for a job well done!
-Keith & Barb Swichtenberg

Affiliations and Accreditation

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Awards

NKBA NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD CO-WINNER – 2014

NKBA NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD WINNER – 2008

ELITE DESIGN AWARDS – PLATINUM AWARD CO-WINNER – 2008

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