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Kathryn Salyer Design is honored to share these words from past clients:


"Between working full time, raising two small children, and a husband who travels extensively, the idea of having to make so many decisions around layout and design was more than overwhelming. I never expected we would build a custom home, and when the time came I was less than prepared. In came Kathryn Salyer Design and not a moment too soon! 


Kathryn and I clicked immediately. She easily understood my desires and aesthetic and translated that into a true vision. It was important that my home, while large, was both personal and functional for today and as my family grows. Kathryn was my guide in our whole-house process of design and selection. Including all plumbing, lighting, interior paint and trim colors, exterior selections like brick and paint colors, to the kitchen layout, cabinetry, marble and appliances, and everything in between. The final result is a home that is perfectly "us" that is true to the historic area of the country we live in, with a twist of modern to appeal to my design aesthetic.


Kathryn Salyer Design was a truly professional expert design firm to work with and I highly recommend this company. Kathryn is an absolute pleasure to work with as well as a genuine leader in her industry."


- Laurie Kilkenny



"We are truly enjoying our newly renovated bathrooms and kitchen. When I reflect back on the design process, what really stands out in my mind was how you simplified the process for me. The myriad of choices available was overwhelming and at one point paralyzing, as I was unsure of how to piece everything together. You lead us toward updates that kept with our style while moving to a more fresh and updated look.


You made me feel like we were partners in the process. You have a fantastic eye for design and detail as well as a great listening ear. I truly feel that the updated rooms reflect who we are as a family


I would certainly be remiss if I did not mention your problem solving ability. Your simple suggestion to move the cooktop to the back cabinet run freeing up the island was genius. That was a simple change that made the kitchen much more functional not to mention pleasant to look at. I just love it, as does anyone who walks into the kitchen. Thank you!"


- Pam and Larry Abercrombie



"What a blessing it was that we found Kathryn to help us when we moved to the area.  The house we purchased was 17 years old, and we wanted to freshen up the walls and floors and update the kitchen.  We did not know where to begin, so thank goodness for Kathryn!  She took an overwhelming process and guided us - one step at a time - through specific, manageable steps.  Kathryn listened and quickly understood our vision and personalities.  She translated that information into suggested selections for wall colors, kitchen layout, plumbing fixtures, countertops, and other details. She has a talent for picturing your vision in her head and then making it happen.  Throughout the project, Kathryn’s experience, relationship, report, and skill with the various trade contractors was particularly valuable.  We are thrilled with the result.  Kathryn understood that, first and foremost, we are a family with small children and that we wanted a warm, functional space in which to love and grow.  Having raised three children of her own, she completely relates, and designed the perfect blend of form and function for us.  We are so pleased and grateful."


- Karen and Matthew Lambert



"Kathryn started creating the vision for our new kitchen upon our first meeting. After suggesting we remove a wall and extend the kitchen into another room, we immediately trusted her input and proceeded ahead without any doubt. Kathryn was there through the entire process, from advising on plumbing fixtures and appliances to counters and cabinets. No detail was left out! She’s a great listener and communicator who had a strong report with our superb cabinet maker and contractor. She has a great approach for taking one’s own personal aesthetic to the next level and incorporating finishing touches that make the space complete. The final result exceeded our expectations! Not only do we have our dream kitchen, we also added overall value to our home by doubling the size of our kitchen. In addition, the smart layout she designed makes it extremely functional for our growing family. This renovation drastically transformed our first floor into an open, bright, updated living space perfect for not only everyday uses, but for entertaining also. Her invaluable insight in home design makes her an obvious choice for any endeavors in home renovation- big or small!"


Mary Beth Sablan



"We bought our large home two years ago but had been using it as a rental since the purchase. When our tenants left, we brought Kathryn in to completely renovate. All of Kathryn’s design ideas and material selections were beautiful. The result is a completely renovated house that feels like OUR “home” now. We couldn’t be happier with the job that Kathryn did for us! We would highly recommend Kathryn Salyer to anyone for their home design needs."


- Mike and Julie Leach



"I can't begin to express the positive impact working with Kathryn Salyer Design has had on our business. Her knowledge and professionalism has had an immense impact on the success of our custom cabinetry business. Together we have worked on hundreds of projects ranging from simple kitchen and bath renovations to large–scale custom home construction. Kathryn’s design expertise has helped us stay on the cutting-edge of the custom cabinetry industry. Kathryn’s priority is always with the client. She makes sure they have the attention they deserve and the information that they need to make the many decisions necessary to build or renovate a home."


- Doug and Terah Hogue, Owners of Creative Cabinet Works



"I have been a realtor representing community developers for over two decades and have been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions. In my experience, I have never worked with a designer that made the construction process so easy. Kathryn Salyer guides my clients gently through the very stressful process of making the decisions for building a home. From designing the kitchen to picking out tile and everything in between, Kathryn’s logical process of taking one decision at a time makes the process seem easy. Not to mention…the homes turn out beautiful!!"


- Andrea Kostoff-Sarina, William E. Wood and Associates REALTORS- A Howard Hanna Company



"Kathryn and I recently completed a large custom home project in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first time that I have worked with Kathryn and she did an amazing job. Her kitchen and bath designs were gorgeous and all of the material selections that she and the homeowner made were perfect for the style of this home. As a builder of custom homes, I am happy to say that Kathryn’s approach to helping clients through the selection process, not only kept this project on schedule, but the home is beautiful."


- Mike Cartwright, Cartwright Construction, LLC


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