Susan and Bob
The thing I love the most about my kitchen is that it is truly distinctive – it doesn’t look like anyone else’s. But it isn’t just design for design’s sake – it functions and flows so seamlessly. We were instantly comfortable with Jay because he took the time to listen to what we wanted. He provided us with expert guidance, and his craftsmanship exceeded any expectations we had.
Helen and Barry
We’ve done other projects over the years, but this is the one of all of them that I’m most happy with. Our kitchen was 30 years old, very inefficient, and needed to be completely gutted and redone. It was important for us to think through the design because of all of the changes we were making – an entryway and the whole flow of the space were changing. I was concerned about not having enough cabinet space with the addition of an island, and I didn’t want our kitchen to be trendy. Dave was great. He listened very well, took the time to look through all of my clippings to find the finishes I wanted, and he then carefully walked me through the functional features I could incorporate to improve efficiency.
Dave understood the importance of including me in planning meetings with him and the architect, because they are the experts who know how to pull everything together, and I’m the one who knows what I want. He project managed every aspect of the very professional installation, and was highly adaptable when things came up during construction. I really enjoyed working with Dave on this project, and would highly recommend him if you’re looking for a designer with a superb understanding of the importance of both function and aesthetics.
Stephanie and Harry
Jay is incredibly talented. He listened to what we wanted and brought something truly unique to the project. While we had ideas, he came up with things we probably never would have thought of – like a curved island and a curved wall – which balanced the project so well aesthetically. People now come into the space and say, WOW! We like to entertain so much more now that the kitchen is both more functional and beautiful for having guests over.
With Jay, there is no hidden agenda. As his client, you are his number one priority. He is extremely professional, a great collaborator, and the process for installation was incredibly smooth. There was never anything we were left to handle on our own. Jay’s a great person and just so easy to work with all around. We have recommended him highly and will continue to do so.
Kathy and Mike
Dave is a rare breed: he is a designer who thinks through every aspect of the room and the way you use it to create a solution; a highly skilled craftsman who takes pride in his work; a team player who works well with others and project manages so well; and a very good man who will respect your home like it is his own!
After one of our meetings, we were concerned about where all of our silverware, pots and pans and dishes would go. We quickly found that there was no need for concern. Dave had already planned where everything would go in the design phase. It is this type of conscientiousness and attention to detail that sets Dave apart. He listened to our needs and wants and was able to implement them all – and more – into the design of our kitchen, bar area and mudroom. Above all, he wants his clients to be happy with the end result.
We had and continue to have a wonderful working relationship with Dave, as his main goal is customer satisfaction. He provides service at all phases of the project, from design, to installation and beyond!
Sheldon and Andy
The process of designing a kitchen was very intimidating, and given that this is basically redesigning my office. I really was looking for someone who would manage all elements of the project for me. Jay took care of every single piece of the puzzle –design, materials, cabinets, countertops, installation, budgeting – and did it all in a way that I felt cared for and listened to.
We moved from an older home, and in our new home, I was missing a lot of the touches you find in an older property – decorative wood corbels, moldings and finials. I went to Jay’s studio one day and you could tell he was just tickled to show me the drawings he had done – they incorporated many of the decorative design elements I craved in my new space. When I saw them, I just squealed and jumped up and down, and Jay got just as much of a kick out of showing them to me as I did seeing them. He seemed to gather a lot of purpose in just delighting me – and it is pure joy to work with someone who loves to bring joy to others through what he does.
Sharon and Roger
I cannot say enough nice things about the work that Dave did with us – it was fabulous to work on our kitchen with him. We have an open floor plan in our home, and he expertly utilized the space we have and made it much more usable. The design was just incredible. We also came to appreciate some of the basics that you can’t take for granted on kitchen projects – he came when he said he would, stayed on budget, was incredibly courteous, and he was out here on our job himself. His electrician, his plumber, and all of the professionals he had in our home were great as well, and they not only did a great job but they cleaned up afterwards.
He was helpful with every aspect of the project, including directing us to appliance and stone countertop suppliers – and once we made our choices, he coordinated all of it. I highly recommend him and already have recommended him to two friends.
Jennifer and Jeff
I chose to work with Jay because not only was he referred from a trusted friend, but in my initial meeting with him, he was the only person who was really looking me in the eye and listening to me. All the other designers were more interested in telling me about what they wanted to do or what they had done in the past.
As a dietitian and food photographer, I do most of my work in my kitchen. Aesthetics and functionality are of utmost important to me. I definitely had very solid ideas about what I wanted, but in Jay I found a true partner who could guide me to the latest technology and best practices in design.
Jay presented me with ideas and gave me the time to think, ask questions, and then mull it over together. His personality is simply wonderful for what he does. He wants to thrill you, and his response is so rewarding when he does. Every phase – design, tear-out, installation, clean up – went smoothly, and I truly enjoyed having him and his team of professionals in my home.
While the project was completed months ago, I still find myself in awe of my kitchen. I am drawn to it. I go and stand in it. I run my hands over the countertops. I stand back and admire my six-burner cook top and the fluid, artful design of the bulkhead that mimics the island below it. I am so grateful for the masterful work that Jay did – as a listener, project manager, partner, and designer – to make me so happy in this space. It is truly a work of art.
John and Marlene
We have been so pleased with the work that Dave did with us. He was a true collaborative partner, and we came to appreciate his flexibility throughout the whole process. We felt like we could call him any time we wanted and reach him directly, and never once did we feel like we couldn’t have what we wanted. He is a true professional, and I would recommend him highly.
Lusia And Allesandro
Jay is a truly inspired designer. At every step in our work together, he asked the right questions, listened carefully, and gently guided me so that together, we could create exactly what I wanted.
What a pleasure to work with someone that I trusted from the very beginning. He took the time to get to know me, to look at the way I wanted to use my kitchen through my eyes, and then interpreted that through the lens of a master designer.
We easily have entertained 200 people in the past 10 months since Jay completed our kitchen, and we have only used our dining room once. Our new kitchen has transformed our lives. It’s easier, more fun, more relaxing, and just so pleasing to look at. My daughter and I have an even closer bond now because we love to cook in our new kitchen, and my husband has found another reason to happily come home at the end of the day.