A Case Study
My wife Kate and I have a condition known as "design deficit disorder"! Simple decisions such as what color to paint a room are preceded by days, weeks and maybe months of paint chips, buying samples and lots and lots of discussion. For us to proceed with an entire kitchen remodel seemed impossible. Then we met Christine Nelson and discovered we could actually move forward with the project!
Christine helped us with the initial planning for the project with a sensitivity for our project budget. She worked to get a sense of our style, likes and dislikes and began to translate that into a plan for our kitchen. The layout of our old kitchen was an outdated peninsula, so Christine recommended an island design to improve the workflow and make it more suited to our informal lifestyle. Her creativity and flexibility with the design work helped us to eventually move forward with a plan!
We also consulted with Christine on appliances, wall color, backsplash tile and other design-related issues. Christine was willing to go to the stores and showrooms with us to help guide us to a decision that was complementary to the overall design. The construction phase was challenging, but Christine helped us get through that as well by recommending an excellent general contractor who did high-quality work on time and within budget. The results speak for themselves. We now have an outstanding, updated kitchen that has added tremendous value to our home and our lives. Christine Nelson is a very talented individual who we would not hesitate to recommend or work with again. And we don't want to fail to mention that she was FUN to work with! Our "design deficit disorder" was not cured, but Christine did teach us a lot about design that we can carry forward to other home improvement ideas.
- John and Kate Christian