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Veena S.

Project Completion Date: August 2022

Design 1 Team,

I can't believe our time together has come to a close.  All of you have restored my faith that dedicated and honest contractors actually exist.  Thank you for all your hard work.  I'll be sure to contact you if we need to renovate a bathroom or kitchen, although it may be a while. 


Thanks again for a very pleasant experience.


Mary W:

Marlborough, MA

Dear Design 1 Team,

We are approaching our 6 month milestone anniversary of having our renovated kitchen fully operational and I simply wanted to tell you that I/we are very happy with the results!  I am grateful that we found you and Design1 Kitchen and Bath and that you successfully got us to the finish line.  While we thought we were in a kitchen heaven of sorts when we moved from our old house into our new home, we are truly delighted with all of our decisions that came together into a functional and beautiful kitchen.  Thank you for being a part of that!



Mary W.

Relationship: Client
Project Date: March 2015
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
The team at Design 1 was very professional and helpful. Since I was a complete novice at this scale of renovation, I found Kaytlyn, in particular, to be really supportive as she guided me through each step of the process. She showed me the range of possibilities and had some wonderful ideas, without overwhelming me with choices. Best of all, they helped me stay within my budget and still get design the kitchen of my dreams–something I've waited a long time for.

Relationship: Client
Project Date: July 2015
Design 1 was recommended to us by a local architect. The project included knocking down a wall between the kitchen and dining room thus creating a large open space; transforming an old, narrow pantry into a convenient desk/office area; and raising an unsightly structural beam flush into the ceiling so it is no longer visible. Patrick Small, the owner of Design 1, spent a lot of time with us and oversaw the entire project from initial plans through cabinet selection, kitchen design, and construction. Kristen B. was our designer and expertly guided us every step of the way creating the warm and inviting space we have now. Tony D. was our master carpenter and he was amazing. He custom built wainscoting extending it into the new kitchen from the original dining room area. It is now a seamless transition and looks beautiful. There was no request or challenge too big or too small for Tony! Overall, we are pleased with our kitchen renovation and the entire team did a very nice job.

Relationship: Client
Project Date: March 2015
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
I had read a few reviews regarding the service that other customer had received from Design 1 and was sure that I needed to at least speak with them.

I had an appointment with Mike Kirkland and was pretty certain that I wanted to work with Mike and Design 1 to make my dream kitchen a reality. I had many ideas and was already using Houzz to capture my ideas which made explaining my vision, wish list much easier.

Mike developed a few plans to start with and we would review them until my vision was pretty much a reality on the design plan. Mike and the staff at Design 1 had many great ideas, they were always willing to talk with me to offer advice, propose alternate suggestions during each step of the process. They brought up items that I had not even considered in my plan for the kitchen, together we created what I truly consider my dream kitchen. Phil (and his team) was the contractor on the project and provided outstanding work, each area of my kitchen reflect a true master craftsman that showed attention to detail and pride in his work. Phil’s knowledge and suggestion added to a kitchen that I love walking into every day.

Relationship: Client
Project Date: January 2014
Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999
Having seen the design and implementation of our neighbors kitchen/eating area, it is no wonder that this designer knows what he is doing! We have had him do our bathroom with absolute perfection!

Relationship: Client
Project Date: December 2014
Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999
We just finished our third bathroom redesign project with Design1. Highly recommend them.
This project was a complete gut and remodel of a 35-year-old bathroom. The designer listened to our ideas and desires and pulled together an initial design for us. When the cost estimate was too high, they continued to work with us to find more affordable substitutions until the project met our dreams as well as our budget.

While they do installations, we chose instead to use our own contractor, which was not a problem for them at all. They provided a well-organized design binder with all the drawings and specs, which our contractor was very impressed with. And they were always responsive to questions that came up.

The staff at Design1 kept us informed about material deliveries, and kept up with us during the construction phase. They even handled a few substitutions when we changed our minds. And when we found one delivery included the wrong part, they had the right part delivered to our door the next morning.

There isn't a person who walks into the new bathroom and doesn't say, "Wow!"

Relationship: Client
Project Date: January 2015
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
The team at DesignKB1 was extremely knowledgeable and helped us to design both a kitchen and a bathroom for our old Victorian. The team was very helpful with aesthetics, operational impacts and pricing implications of various decisions. Lastly, they were flexible and worked with us through a range of bumps along the road that come with any project of this magnitude.