Erica Illions Thirty Under Thirty
Our lead designer, Erica Illions, was named to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBD) Thirty Under 30, Class of 2018. Read more about it here.
Jennifer Sherrill Master Certified Remodeler
Our President, Jennifer Sherrill, has recently completed and passed her Master Certified Remodeler designation through NARI and can now add the MCR designation next to her name. Congratulations Jennifer!
Jennifer Sherrill discusses Induction Cooktops with SCHOTT North America
Our President, Jennifer Sherrill, was recently interviewed by SCHOTT North America on the popularity of induction cooktops in residential houses, and why more interior designers are recommending them today. Click here or the link above for the full article.
Jennifer Sherrill talks Transitional Kitchens with ProSource Wholesale
One of the nation’s top wholesalers, ProSource, talks with our own, Jennifer Sherrill, about transitional kitchen design. Click the link above for the article.
Kitchen Design Concepts Awarded 2017 Best of Houzz in Service and Design
Kitchen Design Concepts, your Dallas area kitchen and bath designers, are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row we have received the “2017 Best of Houzz Design” award, and the third year in a row, the “2017 Best of Houzz in Service”.
Remodeler Q&A: Jennifer Sherrill
Our Co- Owner, Jennifer, was interviewed for the Lumber and Building Material Journal. Might I add that she is one of two women to receive the Certified Remodeler designation from NARI. Check out the article and see her views on vendors, suppliers, and product among others.
30 under 30 National Kitchen & Bath Association
Our very own Rebecca Sutton was one of 30 recipients selected by the National Kitchen & Bath Association for their annual 30 under 30 awards. To be selected for this award one must possess the passion, creativity and brilliance to be the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath practitioners. Click the link above for the press release.
Dallas Business Journal
Kitchen Design Concepts was ranked in the top 100 for the “Largest North Texas Women- Owned Businesses” for 2015.
Real Simple Interviews Mary Kathryn Reese for Kitchen Design Tips
In a special feature on home remodeling, Real Simple looked to experts for their best advice and of course, Mary Kathryn was top choice for kitchens. For the full article, click here.
Houzz Recognizes Outstanding Work by Kitchen Design Concepts
With more than 40 five-star reviews, Kitchen Design Concepts was recently awarded two new badges by the popular home improvement site Houzz: “Recommended” is given to only the top-rated pros on the site while the “Influencer” badge goes to pros whose advice and knowledgeable posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community.
Dallas Business Journal Names Largest Women-Owned Businesses
For the second year in a row, Kitchen Design Concepts is proud to be on the list of the Dallas Business Journal’s largest women-owned businesses.
Kitchen Design Concepts of Dallas, Texas Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award
Kitchen Design Concepts has been awarded Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.
Dallas Business Journal – Women Owned Businesses List
Kitchen Design Concepts has ranked as one of the top Women Owned Businesses in North Texas.
D Home guest blog “Move It, But Don’t Lose It: Tips for Surviving a Kitchen Displacement”
Mary Kathryn Reese was invited to guest blog for the site about ways to stay sane when packing and unpacking the heart of the home: the kitchen.
Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate article, “Before & After Remodel”
“The kitchen was really the space we wanted to focus on,” the homeowner explains. They hired Kitchen Design Concepts, which helped them nail down a design that was both aesthetic and functional.
The Dallas Morning News article, “Make the Laundry Room Your New Favorite Retreat”
The laundry room doesn’t have to be the “forgotten cousin” of the house, explains Mary Kathryn Reese, It can be as stylish and functional as the other rooms.
Dallas Business Journal – Women Owned Businesses List
Once again, Kitchen Design Concepts has ranked as one of the top Women Owned Businesses in North Texas.
The Dallas Morning News article “Living Alfresco”
Mary Kathyrn Reese discusses the importance of enhancing an outdoor space to maximize its potential.
Kitchen & Bath Design News article, “What’s Trending Around The Country”
In the October “What’s Trending Around The Country” column, Kitchen Design Concepts’ Mary Kathryn Reese highlights how more storage can be a big benefit as people stay in their homes longer.
Dallas Voice’s Defining Homes article, “Someone’s In The Kitchen”
Mary Kathryn Reese of Kitchen Design Concepts discusses how a kitchen redo is unique for every family.
San Diego Union-Tribune article, “Cooking Up Some New Heat And Not Satisfied With Gas?”
Induction cooktops are one of the leading trends in kitchen makeovers. Kitchen Design Concepts’ Mary Kathryn Reese was recently interviewed for a national story about the benefits of this new technology. As Reese puts it, “Usually people don’t even know they are an option.”
Dallas Morning News’ article, “Modern Kitchen is a Foodie’s Dream Come True”
features a recent kitchen designed and remodeled by Kitchen Design Concepts. The cool kitchen located in Uptown Dallas is a beautiful combination of beauty and function.
Couple Puts Kitchen in Center Stage
This Dallas family of five enjoys cooking, eating and entertaining together – understandably as the husband is a professional chef. Mary Kathryn Reese of Kitchen Design Concepts says that, “even without that in play, a more relaxed approach to daily life and entertaining was a match for their lifestyle and for their Hill Country-inspired interiors.”
Dallas Home Improvement Magazine Asks Us About Sustainable Products
Mary Kathryn Reese of Kitchen Design Concepts was interviewed recently to get her take on the kinds of sustainable products that could be used in kitchen renovation. Here’s her reply: “There are so many green products on the market today, you can include a lot of eco-friendly features in your remodeled kitchen without skimping on style. Some of our favorites as Kitchen Design Concepts are products made from rapidly renewing forests, like bamboo cabinets or cork flooring, both of which look just dynamite. There are some exciting choices in countertops made from recycled materials too. EnviroGLAS, based in Plano, has wonderful terrazzo glass tops in a broad array of colors. One of our other big favorites is Caesarstone’s recycled quartz countertops – particularly in the gorgeous Chocolate Truffle hue.”
Kitchen Design Concepts Kitchen Receives Magazine Cover
The May 2010 issue of DFW House & Home features an elegant kitchen remodel by Kitchen Design Concepts. This Preston Hollow kitchen now features two islands with functional work space, a baking center, prep area and several pieces of beautiful custom wood furniture.
Kitchen Design Concepts Buys Kitchen Distributors of America and Expands Offerings
DFW House & Home makes mention of the acquisition of Kitchen Distributors of America in Lakewood, “Kitchen Design Concepts has acquired Lakewood-based Kitchen Distributors of America (KDA). The combined company, operating under the Kitchen Design Concepts name, provides an expanded range of products and services to homeowners. Customers can visit Kitchen Design Concepts at either of its showroom locations: in Carrollton at 2741 E. Beltline Rd. (214.390-8300) or its new Lakewood location in the KDA space at 6322 Gaston Rd. (214.827.9881).”
Kitchen Design Concepts Weighs in on Planning a Kitchen Project
Mary Kathryn Reese, co-owner of Kitchen Design Concepts, states that kitchen size is the biggest cost driver in a kitchen remodel project. The 2010 Kitchen & Bath Guide in Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home magazine features a kitchen remodel from Kitchen Design Concepts as well as great advice for planning your own project.
Cool Kitchen for Single Dad Becomes Feature of “Makeover of the Month”
Dallas Home Improvement featured a Kitchen Design Concepts kitchen remodel as their “Makeover of the Month.” The monthly feature spotlighted a project for a single dad and young sons who wanted a “hip and functional kitchen where he could entertain friends, house state-of-the-art cooking tools for creating amazing meals and provide his children with a space where they could feel right at home.”
Bang For Your Buck Features Kitchen Design Concepts Kitchen
Home and Garden Television (HGTV) recently featured three Dallas-area kitchen remodels on its popular Bang For Your Buck series. Top honors went to Coppell residents Ginger and Rick Blazek for a sound investment in creating a Tuscan-inspired kitchen.
Kitchen Featured in HGTV Receives Local Coverage
“The Right Remodel” in the Carrollton Leader Star covers the winning kitchen from HGTV’s Bang For Your Buck.
Kitchen Design Concepts Purchases KDA Kitchen Distributors of America, Expands Offerings
Whether your interest is in a full custom kitchen remodel or replacing your cabinets, Dallas-area homeowners now have one go-to resource for their kitchen design and remodel needs. Kitchen Design Concepts, which provides turnkey custom solutions to the discriminating homeowner, has acquired Lakewood-based Kitchen Distributors of America (KDA), which offers flexible services right-sized to your budget. The combined company, operating under the Kitchen Design Concepts name, provides an expanded range of products and services to homeowners throughout the Dallas area.
Kitchen Design Concepts President Appointed to NARI Board
Jennifer Sherrill, Co-Founder and President of Kitchen Design Concepts, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater Dallas chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Jennifer will chair the Education committee, which is responsible for overseeing education and testing for professional designations. Jennifer holds the NARI designation of Certified Remodeler.
Dallas Business Journal’s DBJ Confidential Notes Winning Kitchen
“One of Carrollton-based Kitchen Design Concepts’ designs was recently featured on HGTV’s ‘Bang For Your Buck’, along with two other Dallas-area kitchen remodels done for $90,000. The Kitchen Design Concepts remodel was completed for Ginger and Rick Blazek of Coppell, and was rated best ‘bang for your buck’ by HGTV host Vern Yip. The Blazeks’ kitchen was estimated to have added $72,000 to the value of their home. Kitchen Design Concepts was founded by Mary Kathryn Reese and Jennifer Sherrill.”
Creating a Cook’s Kitchen
See how Kitchen Design Concepts transformed this kitchen to accommodate the needs of two hobby chefs while creating a contemporary look with soft, natural touches.
Kitchen Design Concepts Wins Best of Carrollton Award
The U.S. Commerce Association selected Kitchen Design Concepts for the 2009 Best of Carrollton Award in the Cabinets & Countertops category.
HGTV Selects Kitchen Design Concepts’ Kitchen as Winner
HGTV’s hit show, “Bang For Your Buck, pits three remodels up against one another to see which project added the most home value for the money. The kitchen was praised by HGTV host Vern Yip as “the perfect marriage of function and aesthetics.” Yip and his co-host, local real estate expert Robyn Freese, estimated the Blazeks received an 80 percent return on their remodeling investment, exceeding the national average return of 70 percent and the return of the two other kitchens featured on the “Bang for Your Buck” episode. The design and execution of the remodel by Kitchen Design Concepts was projected to add approximately $72,000 to the value of their home.
Kitchen Design Concepts Receives 2009 Consumers Choice Award
Consumers Choice Award for Business Excellence recently recognized Kitchen Design Concepts. Award recipients were selected by consumers through a comprehensive survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a world leader in customer satisfaction surveys.
Kitchen Design Concepts Featured on NARI Remodeled Homes Tour
A stunning transitional-style kitchen created by Kitchen Design Concepts in Dallas’ M Streets neighborhood was featured on the NARI Remodeled Homes Tour, hosted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Innovative Floor Plan Complements Timeless Design
Read about how Kitchen Design Concepts used two islands to enhance the open feel and flow of this classically styled kitchen in Coppell.
Cramped to Culinary Haven
View the stunning transformation of this room into a Tuscan-style kitchen with lots of pluses for the resident hobby chefs.
Kitchen Design Concepts Creates Kitchens with Kids in Mind
See a kitchen designed with the littlest cooks in mind in House & Home Magazine’s feature on kid-friendly spaces.
A case study in giving new life to an old, outdated kitchen
Read House & Home Magazine’s coverage of how Kitchen Design Concepts gave a tired old galley kitchen a fresh, soft contemporary look.
Mary Kathryn Reese talks about cork, bamboo flooring options
Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home Magazine turns to company co-founder Mary Kathryn Reese for advice on alternative flooring materials.
Kitchen Design Concepts recognized for green program
See The Dallas Business Journal’s coverage of Kitchen Design Concepts and the kitchen recycling program the company started with Dallas-Area Habitat for Humanity.
Designer Katie Bacon Shares Contemporary Design Tips
Our interior designer Katie Bacon shares the secrets to creating a contemporary kitchen that’s warm and inviting with readers of Dallas Home Improvement Magazine.
Kitchen Donations Raise $50,000 for Habitat for Humanity
Read about how Kitchen Design Concepts launched a program to recycle their clients’ old kitchens with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Your old kitchen never looked so stylish as when it started helping the environment and raising money for charity!
Design Award Goes to Kitchen Design Concepts
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) honored Kitchen Design Concepts with a Dallas Contractor of the Year award for a kitchen inspired by a trip to the Italian countryside. See the Dallas Morning News’ story on this award-winning kitchen.
Appearance in Special Kitchen & Bath Issue
See the kitchen that led Dallas Home Improvement Magazine’s coverage of local kitchen and bath makeovers. inspired by a trip to the Italian countryside.
Dallas Morning News features Kitchen Design Concepts Project
Read about why this homeowner chose our company for her remodel and why she loves her new Tuscan-style kitchen.
Transforming a Kitchen into an Entertaining Space
Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home features the work of Kitchen Design Concepts in its 2007 Remodeling Issue. See the before and after photos on this beautiful redo.
Go wireless with sister company Einstein House
Read this article in Dallas Fort Worth House & Home about going wireless with your home entertainment, security, climate control and more. Includes tips from Einstein House, led by Kitchen Design Concepts’ own Mary Kathryn Reese.
The Kitchen Top 10 Checklist
Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home turns to Kitchen Design Concepts’ own Mary Kathryn Reese for input on must-haves for the most popular room in the house.
Our Design Expertise In Action
See how Kitchen Design Concepts transformed one family’s kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary in this design feature in Dallas Home Improvements.
Cooking up delicious designs
This profile tells us how Kitchen Design Concepts co-founders Reese and Sherrill went from conquering corporate America to crafting couture kitchens.
Kitchen Design 101 in People Newspapers
People Newspapers shares tips from Kitchen Design Concepts on how to make your kitchen remodel as smooth as possible. Plus, how a great kitchen adds to the value of your home.
Kitchen Design Concepts Sweeps Article with Three Kitchen Make-Overs
In Advocate Magazine’s annual Home Design issue, the article “Fresh from the Oven” is all about the great work of Kitchen Design Concepts.
Clients benefit from Certified Remodeler expertise
Kitchen Design Concepts congratulates co-founder Jennifer Sherrill for achieving the Certified Remodeler designation from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). Jennifer is the second woman and one of only 22 remodelers who hold this sought-after certification in Dallas. To be honored in this way, a remodeler must demonstrate significant business management and techinical capabilities, as well as a long-term commitment to the remodeling industry.
Kitchen Remodel: For the Dogs
Dallas Fort/Worth House & Home Magazine features Kitchen Design Concepts’ pet-friendly kitchen makeover for Paula Leone and her dogs.
Featured kitchen & bath makeover
See a stunning contemporary makeover by Kitchen Design Concepts in Dallas Home Improvement’s 2006 kitchen and bath issue.
Dallas Home Improvement re-launches with Kitchen Design Concepts cover story
Dallas Home Improvement Magazine debuts its redesigned magazine with a cover feature by Kitchen Design Concepts co-founder Mary Kathryn Reese on personalizing your kitchen to your lifestyle. The article shows off some of the company’s recent renovations for Dallas-area clients.
This Kitchen’s Gone to the Dogs
Home+Heritage Magazine features Kitchen Design Concepts client Paula Leone and her dogs in her new pet-friendly, pet-proof kitchen.
Kitchen Design Concepts consults on smart storage
Company president Jennifer Sherrill shares advice with Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home Magazine on how to make the most of kitchen storage.
Dallas Business Journal spotlights Kitchen Design Concepts
The Dallas Business Journal takes an up-close look at Kitchen Design Concepts’ recipe for success, including the company’s special focus on keeping customers as happy with the remodeling process as with the end result.
Kitchen Design Concepts teaches Outdoor Kitchens 101 on WFAA-TV
Company co-founder Mary Kathryn Reese tells Good Morning Texas host Gary Cogill how to create an outdoor kitchen ideal for family gatherings and entertaining. Watch the segment, or read Kitchen Design Concepts’ outdoor kitchen tips.
Kitchen Design Concepts opens Tulsa showroom
Kitchen Design Concepts is partnering with interior designers and decorators Kirkendall Design to provide kitchen designs and cabinetry in the Tulsa, Okla. area.
Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home features retro remodel
See how Kitchen Design Concepts turned a cramped, mid-sized kitchen in Dallas’s Preston Hollow neighborhood into a hip and spacious entertaining space.