Our new home was nestled on a lot that featured trees, a creek and rolling expanses of green grass, thanks to its location on a golf course. Unfortunately, this landscape was barely visible from the main living area in its oddly configured interior. The kitchen sink faced a neighbor’s garage wall and driveway; there were too many walls, too many doors, and way too much honey oak for our contemporary tastes. It didn’t take long to compile a long list of things we wanted to take apart — but how to put it all back together?
This was not our first foray into home construction and remodeling. As we considered how to make the necessary changes — to what we vowed would be our very last house project, ever! — We happened upon Kimberly Kerl’s Kustom Home Design profile on Houzz.
We count our blessings Every Single Day as we live in our newly revamped kitchen, living and dining room along with the reconfigured master bath. The dark, maze-like spaces now flow comfortably — and beautifully.
While at first we considered hiring a designer for space planning only, we soon realized we could not achieve our goals without the benefit of Kimberly’s expertise in other areas as well. A keen listener with a meticulous eye for detail, she provided complete lighting and electrical plans, pointed us to vendors and products we might not have otherwise considered, and led us to a contractor who was just the right fit for this project. And she was always just a phone call, text or email away when we encountered the occasional “bump in the road” during construction. Her charges were always fair and she respected our budget — probably more consistently than we ourselves did.
Kimberly’s kitchen design was totally on point. We could not imagine how we could remove two walls, replace a range with a larger cooktop and two wall ovens, and still have adequate storage and counter space. Kimberly gave us a huge, functional island chock-full of storage, and, best of all, a separate landing spot for keys, phones, and mail that was NOT on the island (a pet peeve of this cook). The custom furniture maker who built our cabinets said Kimberly’s drawings were unmatched by any designer he had ever worked with; they were extremely precise and easy to understand.
The view from the kitchen sink now includes our modern new fireplace/TV display wall and the great green outdoors we could never see before.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Kimberly. Not only is she the consummate, unflappable professional, she is truly a nice person. IF we were to ever need a designer again — which we won’t, because this really is our very last house project, ever! — Kimberly would be the first person we’d call. We recommend Kustom Home Design without reservation.
Would strongly recommend Kimberly.