Why a Specialist?

Professional Kitchen Design

“I’ve worked with Barbara on several projects, and when I purchased a new home with a 1940’s kitchen no bigger than most of today’s bathrooms, I called Barbara to see if she could work with my architect and figure something out.  It was such a huge challenge, I wasn’t sure if even she could succeed this time.  Of course, Barbara came through with flying colors.  The new kitchen is completely open, making it feel so much bigger.  And she managed to reclaim a few inches here, sometimes as much as a few feet there, to make the space much bigger and truly enjoyable to work in.  Perhaps most amazing is that my cooking has improved dramatically, as I use this kitchen more than any other I’ve had.  When guests come over, I can’t get them out of there either, and have given up setting the dining room table.  Before Barbara cast her magic, I can assure you, no one would have stepped foot in that old kitchen!”


We all have a calling and mine is Kitchen and Baths as well as making a difference in the Senior Community. I have been fortunate to have accomplished several designations and they remain my most impactful gifts to my clients. As a CMKBD (Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, fewer than 200 in the country) since 1992, the NKBA continues to provide continued learning and mentoring.

As one of the first designers in Colorado to receive the CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) and the First Designer nationally to receive the CLIPP (Certified Living in Place Professional) these designations confirm my heart’s desire to assist Seniors and their friends and families. 

Having professional colleagues in all aspects of the Home Industry has enabled me to collaborate with trust and confidence in their specialties as well as pricing. All of this saves time and gives you more VALUE.