No Nonsense in the Northwest

The northwestern U.S. is not the place for frills and frippery, but for kitchens and baths that work hard and play hard. “We are pretty eclectic here, plenty of contemporary design happening, but with all the natural materials technically   ts into a transitional design style. We have a fair amount of older traditional homes as well, but even within those homes the traditional design is less fussy, simplifed and cleaner,” says Paula Kennedy, owner of Seattle, WA-based Timeless Kitchen Design.

According to Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC, “I have two typical clients: younger tech professional families [who are often] first-time homeowners with moderate budgets; they do a lot of their own research, and have never remodeled before other than small DIY projects. They will stay in their home until the kids graduate, then they may sell.” She describes her other typical clients as “- somethings, empty nesters nearing retirement, remodeling for their own enjoyment, thinking about aging in place, willing to spend more on luxury features.