Residential Refresher


You’re ready to tackle that project!  Maybe it’s remodeling or refreshing your kitchen or bath, or you’re finally going to over-haul your family room and put those built-in cabinets you’ve always wanted.  But, you haven’t moved forward because you’re hesitant to do it on your own, or you need some help with the details.  Here’s how I can help you make it happen!

  • Work with you on deciding the design details for the space (layout, style, colors, cabinetry, etc.)
  • Meet with contractors to obtain quotes for project labor
  • Assist you with the selection of materials (flooring, counter tops, fixtures, etc.)
  • Order and track delivery of materials
  • Act as a communicator between you and the contractors (I speak contractor-ease!)

With my background in remodeling and refreshing spaces, I’ve worked extensively with contractors, and can relieve your stress of worrying about the design details being correctly executed.  And if you don’t have the time or desire to communicate with the contractors and make sure your project is being executed to your expectations, I can help! I also partner with a local home designer/draftsman, and together we offer every service you need for remodeling or constructing your home; from initial design to finished plans ready for permitting.  

“I was renovating my parent’s home for sale last year. I had no experience working with contractors, but I did my homework (so I thought!) and began. It was a disaster, and not a cheap one. My real estate agent recommended Kathy, who came in and took charge immediately.” 

Read the rest of this testimonial, and others, here.

Los Gatos Loft Bathroom ~ After


Los Gatos Loft Bathroom ~ Before


On this bathroom refresher, I assisted my busy client with selection of the materials and coordinated execution of the project.  His travel schedule didn’t allow him time to manage it, but he didn’t have to worry about a thing!

How do you get started on your Residential Refresher?

We’ll start out with my Designer Download® session, where we’ll brainstorm ideas and talk about what you’re wanting to achieve in the space.  If you’re ready to move forward, I offer my services as an à la carte style menu, and you can get as much or as little assistance as you need.  Maybe you only need help with selecting the materials and can work with the contractors on your own.  Or perhaps you work full-time and don’t want to wonder how things are going while you’re gone all day.  You can hire your own contractors, or I can provide referrals of trusted resources.  It’s completely up to you, and because all contracts are written directly between you and the contractors, there are no mark-up or referral fees received by me!  I’m happy to work with any reputable contractor, as long as it gets the job done to your satisfaction.

The Residential Refresher isn’t just for remodeling projects, and here are other areas where I can assist you:

  • Window treatments
  • Closet design
  • Full-service paint color selection**
  • Selection of materials such as flooring, tile, fixtures, etc.

Design services by the hour

(one hour minimum)


Contact me today to get started on your Residential Refresher, or any other project you need assistance with!

*This is for design services only, and does not include any materials or contract labor.

**Full-service includes preparing color sample boards or applying samples in the home.