After completing a design project I ask clients to provide a review and feedback on how they felt about my services. My goal is to insure that my clients are completely satisfied with my work and that they love their new space. As I work with clients I listen to their feedback and insure that the design is going to function very effectively for them and their family as well as being beautiful and provide long lasting comfort and ease of maintenance. Here are some of my reviews:
Karen Machado completed the drawings and designs I needed to remodel my tired old bathroom. Even though I wasn’t making structural changes, Karen’s drawings and specifications were invaluable when it came to getting the permits (she accompanied me) and when going through the bidding process…thank goodness she went with me to the vendors to choose tile and bathroom fixtures because the choices are overwhelming … Karen kept me focused and made it easy…she helped when I needed to order products and even with managing the project…she was professional and conscientious and I was able to count on her assistance from start to finish…I honestly feel her design services saved me time and money…
Karen Machado designed our kitchen, including technical design for electrical, cabinet size and did sizing for counter, tile backsplash, lighting, etc. Karen was punctual, easy to work with, provided good ideas, knowledgeable about the harrier aspects of the job with kitchen. She was well worth the money.
Karen designed the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, closets, a built-in desk, all the cupboards and the storage area of the bathroom and the kitchen. She took me out and helped me select paint colors, floors, windows, doors, everything in a remodel she’s helped me select. Machado Designs was absolutely wonderful I couldn’t have done it without her. She’s honest, totally reliable and she does an excellent job. She listens to the client, doesn’t push her own taste. She was just starting out when she started working with me and I don’t know if she’s now charging differently. She worked for me for a year. She was never late and responded to everything I wanted and needed. She was very professional.
Machado Designs did a home addition — great room, bedroom, bath, studio. They designed each room — lighting, appliance placement, and storage. They provided drawings of all rooms for myself and contractor. They also helped me select all materials like tile, flooring, paint, and furniture. It was a great experience. Karen was so organized and took the stress of remodeling away. She listened to my needs and taste and helped me to complete a beautiful addition. My contractor said she was one of the best designers he had ever worked with. She is a great problem solver. It was a nine month job.
Kitchen remodel: We needed to replace all of our large kitchen appliances in the existing kitchen. Karen Machado was able to guide us in helping choose, expertly measure and find all the appliances we needed. Our town home has very difficult space issues. We have a hallway from the front entrance that leads to the kitchen that is extremely narrow, 30″ at the widest point. The existing kitchen had older appliances. Some which are no longer in production, ie: drop in stove. Karen’s expertise at where and how to measure the existing spaces was extremely important. It helped us to narrow down exactly how to choose our appliances. She had many helpful suggestions as to what kind of modifications could be done in order to fit a new appliance. Gave us a list of contractors and installers. She also had some great ideas as to what could be done if we choose to remodel the kitchen completely in the future. Her eye for detail is amazing! Friendly, prompt, efficient and professional service. I highly recommend using Machado Designs for any of your home projects.
Living room, dining room and laundry room remodel: I had begun refurbishing my living room and dining room and found myself floundering in details I had not considered. Karen pulled together my efforts and organized the room, giving suggestions to eliminate some items, replace others, and in general make them into planned rooms. I had a great deal of trouble finding a fabric to complement the sofa and I was determined on a light blue, she found the exact fabric. She also designed the laundry room-bathroom exactly the way I like it, and the plans for the new kitchen are complete, although I have not yet begun the project. She has very solid, practical designs that are also very pretty, and she is flexible enough to accommodate various preferences.