Testimonials Verify 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, completed before April 2023.

After Kitchen from Family Room

We recently completed a kitchen remodel and interior update to our 1992 home. A key part of the project was selecting a professional designer. We found Diane by researching on Houzz.

At our 1st site meeting we knew Diane was the person who would help us make our dream come true. She listened to us and in a short time produced a plan that made it easy to visualize the end result. Her professional and detailed plans were key to making sure our entire project team knew what to do.

Diane’s knowledge of home building techniques and materials is extensive. She provided support during product selection and was invaluable during problem solving discussions with our Contractor. Diane was a true partner in our project and helped make sure we achieved our “dream come true”. We could not be happier with the finished project and would highly recommend Diane to anyone planning a remodel project.

Paula and Jerry L.

remodel a powder room to create a full bathroom in my home

Diane listened well and provided creative suggestions, solutions, and alternatives during the time we worked on the design to remodel a powder room to create a full bathroom in my home.

She left no detail untouched. Such thoroughness and professional know-how are an asset one does not find every day.

I would gladly call Diane again for design services. She is very pleasant to work with — prompt, responsive, well informed.

Deborah M.

Walker Kitchen

Diane was a wonderful collaborator!

I felt like she really listened to our desires, but also led us into new ideas that improved our plans.

We intend to hire her again for our next project.

Shelly and Michael W.

Denney Kitchen Eating

We purchased an apartment that was being built and Diane met with us to determine our needs and preferences and then guided us in making decisions about flooring, cabinetry and placement of electrical outlets.

She was easy to talk to, responded quickly to our questions and provided us with a furniture arrangement plan.

Janice and Cecil D.

Carter Ray Trace

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.

Michael and Connie C. – Plans for new kitchen.


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 Mary H. – Great room addition.


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.

David and Linda P. – Plans for Kitchen and Master Bathroom remodel

Kitchen After from Family Room

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.

Nancie W. – Kitchen remodel

New Shower

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.

Noah G. and Terre H. – New basement bathroom; Remodel main bathroom


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

Elizabeth B. – Multiple home additions; whole-house remodeling

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.

Margrit and Ernst R. – Kitchen and 2 Bathrooms

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.

Elke and Franz J. – Remodel Whole House

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!

Eric M. and Laura E. – Kitchen and Basement (Bathroom and 3 Bedrooms)

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.

Gerie P. & Earl B. – Master Bathroom, Powder Room, Guest Bathroom

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.

Elizabeth and Kenneth G. – Kitchen and Master Bathroom

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.

Mark and Anne C. – Kitchen Addition/Remodel, Master Suite Addition/Remodel

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.

Gerie P and Earl B. – New Home


 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.

Donald and Lisa S. – Kitchen

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 Anne M. – Kitchen and Master Bathroom

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!

David and Bonnie G. – Master Bathroom, Guest Bathroom, New Accessible Bathroom

 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.

Matthew and Susan L. – Kitchen