Testimonial Verifies Quality Service
A testimonial from Homeowners about our design services is the best compliment, and verifies that we work hard to provide quality service! Here are comments from some of our happy clients love what we achieved together in their home remodeling or building projects.
Patrick and Deb C.: Kitchen and Master Bathroom. We are pleased and amazed at Diane’s ability to hear what we wanted to create in our kitchen and master bath. Our kitchen remodel was a challenge to say the least. After working with several other designers and trying to draw plans ourselves, the designs kept coming up short of what we wanted. We were pleased and amazed at Diane’s ability to hear what we wanted to create in our kitchen and master bath. When we worked with Diane, not only did she come up with a design that fits our needs and wants, but also gave us many new features that we will enjoy for years to come. We are so happy with our results and highly recommend Diane Plesset for your designing needs. We are so happy with our results and highly recommend Diane Plesset for your designing needs.
Michael and Connie C.: Plans for new kitchen. We are currently adding square footage and remodeling our existing residence. When it came time to design the kitchen I was totally out of my depth. We had some very specific ideas about how we wanted some of the layout. Diane took our ideas, added her own and came up with a terrific kitchen design. She provided excellent blueprints.
David and Mary H.: Great room addition. Diane was a pleasure to work with. She listened carefully to all our ideas and came up with a dynamic kitchen and dining room design that fit my needs completely! She never lost her cool even when I called her at the last minute and said I needed an under counter microwave on the bar. She simply said, “Let’s see what I can do” and she increased the size and shape of our smoothie bar to make it work! Her total design was beautiful and when friends walk into my house the first time, they usually stop, look and exclaim “Wow!”
David and Linda P.: Plans for Kitchen and Master Bathroom remodel. Diane is the best in the business! Her knowledge of the industry cannot be surpassed. Her attention to detail in every aspect of your home remodel will leave you full of excitement to get started on your journey to a beautiful sanctuary that she has designed to fit your needs and desires. She is also a phenomenal listener and takes ALL of your thoughts and concerns to heart and shows no pride in making changes to her own suggestions to make you comfortable and ready to move forward. Diane truly makes the experience all about you. Diane will be our designer from now on. If you choose Diane, be prepared to be amazed. You will have confidence in every decision moving forward on your remodel project thanks to her expertise and guidance.
Nancie W.: Kitchen remodel. We had a typical ’80s kitchen with dropped ceiling, European cabinets, fluorescent lights and cramped layout. We had no idea how to fix it, so we hired Diane. We chose her for her training, talent and experience, but we got so much more. She is insightful, caring and thorough. Remodeling can be very stressful, but she helped us through every step. We love our new kitchen! It’s open, beautiful and delightful to work in.
Lynn W.: Plans for kitchen and two bathrooms. Diane provided excellent customer service and expertise when providing consultation servicing and drawing up final plans for a large remodeling project that included my kitchen, two bathrooms, and utility room. Diane accompanied me when I was shopping for my flooring, plumbing, cabinets, and counter tops. Her years of experience with building design provided me with so many great ideas and ways to maximize my budget. Unfortunately, due to financial considerations, I have decided to put this project off for a few years but intend to continue working with Diane, in the future, to complete this project.
Noah G. and Terre H.: New basement bathroom; Remodel main bathroom. Diane Plesset designed a new bathroom and laundry area, as well as a complete remodel of an existing bathroom, for us. Prior to these, we did not have any experience with construction/remodel projects. It was terrific working with Diane, who helped us with every facet of the construction process, and who had great design ideas that we continue to benefit from and enjoy every day. Thanks in large part to Diane, our bathrooms and laundry area are beautiful as well as functional and contemporary, and have been designed with aging in place principles so that we can continue to enjoy them for many years to come. Diane is extremely knowledgeable of construction and design, and she helped us to choose everything from tiles to fixtures to appliances, and to work with a variety of vendors to get the best prices possible. She helped us to figure out what we wanted and what was realistic within our budget. Then she helped to turn our choices into reality. She provided our contractors with to-scale blueprints that we had approved, so that every design detail was accounted for and the contractors had a roadmap of exactly what needed to be done. Diane collaborated with us, respected our decisions, and helped us navigate the construction process so that it went as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Thanks to Diane, our projects were on time and on budget. Her fees were very reasonable for the high level of professional design and advice she provided. We recommend her unconditionally.
Elizabeth B.: Multiple home additions; whole-house remodeling. I have an 1896 farm house that needed a makeover. Diane worked with my ideas and added her own unique touches. She executed a beautiful design with basically the entire house remodeled inside and out. I depended on her knowledge for all the details I was ignorant of or did not have time to learn about. She amazed me with her expertise and kept it all on track. If there was a question by the contractor I referred him to her and she took care of it. The project was completed in an organized and timely manner with no complaints from me. Her fees were very reasonable and she kept me on budget and focused on my priorities. Very personable service and always available
Margrit and Ernst R.: Kitchen and 2 Bathrooms. My husband is an engineer. I was concerned that we would not be able to find a designer to help us, but after taking Diane’s seminar, I knew we had found a match. Everything went so well during the major kitchen remodeling, that we hired D. P. Design again a couple of years later to help us redesign our three bathrooms. Both projects went better than either of us had hoped for.
Elke and Franz J.: Remodel Whole House. Diane and I spent two weeks shopping for all of the products for our new home before I went back to Germany. She made it possible to work with my husband and me over long distance. Her communication skills and attention to all of the details helped us achieve the unique transformation we wanted in every room of our new home. She worked with the contractor to make everything ready for us, with no problems.
Eric M. and Laura E.: Kitchen and Basement (Bathroom and 3 Bedrooms). We can attest to the benefits of being able to work with Diane “in the field” (at our home), to try different options very quickly and help us make good decisions. Being able to work over the internet remotely was a great benefit, allowing us to do late-evening sessions after the kids went to bed — and avoiding the hassles of traffic!
Gerie P. & Earl B.: Master Bathroom, Powder Room, Guest Bathroom. My husband and I first discovered D. P. Design at a home remodeling show. After our first meeting, I reviewed Diane’s work and I hired her to help us redesign three bathrooms. Six months later, I had the most beautiful and functional bathrooms imaginable, with minimal disruption in our life. Two of the bathrooms won remodeling awards. l referred D. P. Design to three of my colleagues for their projects. For me and my colleagues, very complex problems were solved to our amazement and complete satisfaction. The results were absolutely stunning and extremely functional.
Elizabeth and Kenneth G.: Kitchen and Master Bathroom. Diane knows where to spend the money and where to save money. I would have been overwhelmed with all the decisions needed, but her approach is very organized and methodical and I was able to save a lot of money. She really knows her products and gave me many choices without overwhelming me. It has been a pleasure working with D. P. Design, to remodel my bathroom and our kitchen.
Mark and Anne C.: Kitchen Addition/Remodel, Master Suite Addition/Remodel. Diane Plesset was wonderful. She listened to our concerns, outlined what we needed, and the project went more smoothly than we ever imagined. She maintained a close relationship with us and our contractor throughout the project, and we felt like we were in great hands. Our project was large, including two additions, and complete remodel of the kitchen, family room, and our master suite. The project was completed on time and on budget, with only one change-order for a furnace that was due for replacement. She helped us to realize our dream of staying in our beautiful, contemporary, but too-small home in an idyllic neighborhood.
Gerie P and Earl B. :New Home. When we decided to build a new home, we hired Diane to help us design it, and help with all of the details. The builder loved having Diane help since they both speak the same language, and she understands construction principles. The project foreman told me that this was the easiest job he had ever done thanks to the detailed plans and specifications. We resolved many difficult problems when the first contractor went out of business, and we got an immediate referral to a new (and much better) contractor. Now I know why she calls herself an advocate. It was good to have D. P. Design on our side.
Donald and Lisa S.: Kitchen. The design process for our new kitchen went very smoothly, and we appreciated D. P. Design’s helpful suggestions and good judgement. We also appreciate the referral to the contractor, who was a pleasure to work with. The whole experience was positive, which is saying a lot because we’ve had a lot of trouble in the past.
David and Anne M.: Kitchen and Master Bathroom. Diane was highly recommended to us by our contractor. She had many excellent innovative ideas for our kitchen and master bathroom. She would always explain the options and which might be best for us. Her knowledge of construction was a valuable asset. I truly enjoyed her involvement throughout the project. She is a very responsive person, and her warmth and humor were a wonderful part of the process! I wholeheartedly recommend D. P. Design!
David and Bonnie G.: Master Bathroom, Guest Bathroom, New Accessible Bathroom. Diane helped us develop plans for remodeling 3 bathrooms in our 1970’s house. We chose her because her familiarity with accessible design. With a goal of “aging in place”, we wanted to expand our main floor powder room to include a curbless shower. In order to add this shower, we needed to reconfigure the whole bathroom as well as an adjoining hallway and our entry foyer.
There were many variables to consider given our existing space, accessibility goals, and our desire to create an aesthetically pleasing room. Diane drew up several options and patiently worked with us through multiple revisions. She was a good listener and incorporated everything we requested when making these revisions. Diane also helped us develop plans for two upstairs bathrooms including an expanded shower and a walk-in closet in the master bathroom.
After working with us through multiple revisions, Diane produced a comprehensive set of drawings showing the detailed space plan along with elevations from every angle and electrical diagrams.
We are now in the process of interviewing contractors. Those who have seen the plans so far have said that Diane’s drawings are thorough and they will be able to work from her plans with no difficulty. We can’t wait to see these plans evolve into finished rooms!
Matthew and Susan L.: Kitchen. You know how it is. A million selections and chasing down options. We hired Diane to help us upgrade the basics in our kitchen. Not only did she really listen to our lifestyle and decor preferences, she narrowed down our search tremendously. Her several low cost recommendations that improved function and storage in the kitchen were especially welcome. We love our new look and greatly appreciated Diane’s expertise assuring we got what we really wanted.