After looking over several designers’ work on Houzz and other sites, my husband and I settled on Gina from Gina McMurtrey Interiors to help us do a fairly extensive remodel of our upstairs, including our kitchen/dining, hallway/stairs, and guest bathroom. Gina did an excellent job figuring out what our tastes were, especially considering the fact that I am truly design-challenged and could not begin to describe what “styles” I liked or disliked. Simply from looking at our house during the initial consultation, hearing me say, “I want it to look peaceful and uncluttered”, and looking over a lot of pictures I tagged and said I did NOT like for various reasons, Gina managed to put together a design that nailed my hopes and expectations perfectly.
The team of contractors Gina has working with her are all top-notch. Pros both in their specific professions, as well as in their attitudes and commitment to do quality work. It was a little unnerving when I thought of having a multitude of strangers in and out of my house for weeks on end, especially as I was home with my kids during large portions of that time, but never once did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy with the contractors she had assigned to my job. And the quality of work they performed was outstanding. If anything was later discovered to have a flaw, they were back out in short order to correct the problem and make sure it was “done right”.
If anyone thinks, going into a remodel project of the size we did, that there won’t be snafus or bumps along the way, they are sadly mistaken. Unfortunately, our world is not perfect and neither are the people who live and work in it. The question is not, “Will there be bumps?” but instead, “How will everyone deal with the bumps when they occur?” That is where Gina and her team’s commitment to doing the job right and with excellence really shone through. “Bumps” were promptly addressed and corrected, and attitudes were customer-oriented.
By the end of our project, the whole space was magazine-worthy and amazingly beautiful. But even more important to me – it was so much more functional! The kitchen, especially, is the hub of our home and is used extensively. It only took me a day or two of living in the new, beautiful, highly efficient kitchen that Gina designed before I kicked myself for waiting so long to remodel it. If you’re thinking of hiring a designer to help with a remodel, I’d highly recommend you give Gina a call.