Sharon is a national award winning, independent, Certified Kitchen, Bath and Interior Designer. She has worked in, studied, and taught residential design and construction in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 25 years. While specializing in kitchens and baths, she also designs complete home renovations and room additions. She has worked as a designer and sales representative for national cabinet manufacturures. She approaches her designs with adept versatility and enthusiasm, tackling almost any residential design problem for homeowners, contractors, showrooms and herself. Also a credentialed teacher, Sharon instructs kitchen and bath design classes offered at Acalanes School.
California Council for Interior Design
Member of the Board (past), Northern California Chapter of National Kitchen and Bath Association
National Design Competition Judge, National Kitchen & Bath Association for 2000, 2001
2nd place, National Award for Residential Bath Design, National Kitchen & Bath Association
AN INITIAL MEETING with prospective clients is complimentary. I am very interested in talking with you about your remodeling ideas, your family lifestyle, and long term goals for your family and home. I prefer to meet with everyone making decisions concerning remodeling or construction designs. I bring my portfolio and a DesignPro booklet containing useful consumer information, including survey forms for you to complete. I supply copies of my contract, resume, client referrals, professional referrals, and addresses of recent completed projects.
DESIGNING BEGINS with careful measuring that may take an hour or more depending on the scope of work. We review your survey forms, remodeling goals and wish list. The next appointment is then scheduled for reviewing several different computer printed design layouts, perspectives and overviews.
INITIAL LAYOUTS are presented that stimulate discussion. Listening to your feedback helps to define the final layout. All initial designs are left with you to consider. When you are ready to make changes to one of the layouts we meet again. Changes are made to the layout and when you are satified I prepare the revised plan for your approval with detailed cabinetry, appliances, lighting and electrical needs.
FINAL PLANS are prepared for contractor bids and building permits. They contain existing and remodeled floor plans, elevations, material specifications, building codes, construction details and engineering if needed.
CABICO CUSTOM CABINETRY is a leading manufacturer of custom cabinetry for kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms in your home. You may purchase beautiful CABICO custom cabinets through DESIGNPRO at favorable consumer prices. DESIGNPRO is a dealer without showroom overhead and sales people. DESIGNPRO's personal service, attention to detail, and close relationships with folks at CABICO produce satisfied customers.
CABICO offers exceptional quality and custom flexibility allowing Designers to create one-of-a-kind cabinetry that perfectly fits your plan and style. Only the finest quality woods, stains, paints, fittings, fixtures and accessories are used in manufacturing.
IN STEP with the latest trends in contemporary and traditional cabinetry, CABICO allows designers to creatively combine styles, finishes and accessories. Woods include Red Birch, Red Oak, Maple, Cherry, Knotty Pine, Hickory, Rustic Alder, Rustic Cherry, Rift Cut Oak., exotic Veneers, and Bamboo. Thermofoil, Paint, Laminates, and Aluminum frames are options.
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"The interactive design process resulted in a plan that met our needs exactly, but we could not have come up with that design on our own. The attention to detail minimized changes made during the construction and that translated to significant savings in the construction."
- R.W. B., Lafayette, CA
"Sharon's designs are unique and definitely have the 'wow' factor. We were completely delighted with the plans she came up with for our bathroom remodel and our kitchen addition. It is amazing how Sharon can envision a completely different room and create the plans to put her ideas into place. Our bathroom's new layout uses the existing square footage much more efficiently and it is a joy to see how beautiful it turned out. Our kitchen addition completely changed our home by adding light, dimension and graceful lines. We now have an unbelievably gorgeous kitchen that is a cook's dream. Sharon's layout for our kitchen is well thought out and makes cooking easy. Sharon was able to design our cabinets to fit our needs and took special care to get the finish and details just right. We couldn't be happier with the results."
- P.B., Walnut Creek, CA
Below are links to the professional organizations, cabinet manufacturer and design tools which are esssential to provide my clients with the very best design results.
National Kitchen and Bath Association — Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer # 801662
California Council for Interior Design Certification — Certification #1115.
Cabico Custom Cabinetry — Fine quality custom and semi-custom cabinetry available to clients at factory direct prices through a DesignPro dealership.
Chief Architect — Powerful and versatile CAD designing and drafting program.