I've had the joy of working with some incredible clients over the last 24 years. Remodeling is a very imperfect world. We work with 100 different individuals, materials, schedules, shipping, homes that aren't square and that offer surprises along the way, it's an incredible balancing act that isn't for the faint of heart. The best we can do is to approach it in an organized way, communicate every step of the way, and go with the flow together as a team!
Paula's joy of what she does is infectious! We worked together on a whole house remodel. I love color and she expertly helped to guide my love of color into a pallet that flowed and fit the architecture and that were more "livable" than what I would've painted on the walls. We did an amazing large kitchen, dining room, powder bath, primary suite and several auxiliary spaces. Everything had vintage elements to fit the age of the home. The process was a rollercoaster but if I had her on my team, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Feig, Shoreline
We finished a major house remodel that involved adding a second story, completely designing two new floors, and remodeling a basement. Paula was hired to manage the entire design process for us. We choose her for lots of reasons, but primarily because she is a very knowledgeable, positive person who really understood our style and helped us bring it to life in a timely, organized fashion. Because of her experience and network of contacts, she also helped us find a wonderful general contractor and architect that fit us and our project.
Paula strikes a nice balance between creativity and business sense. She worked closely with our architect to ensure a thoughtful and functional design in the initial phase. She also helped us put together a reasonable, detailed budget for our bank loan and helped us stick to it during implementation. Along the way, there were so many details and decisions to be made and she helped us understand the scope up front and stay on track without getting overwhelmed. Because of her extensive experience, she also greatly simplified everything for us by narrowing our design and material choices and working directly with our contractor on the implementation throughout the project. Our kitchen and main floor, in particular, are just amazing and I have a walk-in closet I always dreamed of.
I would recommend Paula without hesitation for both small and large projects. She is absolutely fantastic and so wonderful to work with. When we started, many people told us horror stories about their remodels. I have to say, though, that we had a great experience and I know it was because of Paula and the rest of her colleagues. Leonardo, West Seattle
We have hired Paula twice! Once to lay out a design for our new kitchen which we then built ourselves. And again a few years later to redesign our primary suite. She was a pleasure to work with - very professional, great ideas, held to her time estimates, and was very flexible to meet our needs. Was very responsive and helped us get to decisions instead of lingering and over-analyzing everything. Would definitely recommend her to others. Schauer, Redmond
I have known Paula personally for 8 years and over the course of that time I got to know her work ethic, her design ability and her wonderful creative natural sense in her personal life and career. She lives what she designs which is what brought me to call her when we decided to do a bathroom remodel. She was responsive, met with us several times to go over plans, design ideas & materials. She helped us with some ideas outside of what we were thinking that we ended up choosing and we are so glad that we did. Our bathroom is fabulous. The river rock floor & shower niche gets so many compliments and our cabinet fits so nicely with everything. It's nice to work with someone who has the integrity that Paula does. I highly recommend working with Paula!!! Strong, Woodinville
Paula helped me decorate and rearrange my place. She really helped turn my house into a home during a major life transition. Davenport, Issaquah
Paula's design skills are fabulous! She took our old, outdated kitchen and family room and turned it into a classy and more modernized living space. We are so happy with her work and that she was willing to work with us here in Portland. We will be working with Paula again in the near future to design and remodel our master bathroom. Pearson, Portland
Working with Paula was a dream. She was so easy to work with. She listens and communicates well. She listened to my wants and ideas. Made them better with her suggestions. I would work with her again in a heartbeat. She helped me not only with my kitchen but with all three bathrooms and the rest of the house. Mowery, Auburn
Paula is a friendly classy person to work with. I love my new kitchen and pantry/laundry room. Paula has impeccable taste. I give her 5 stars for the beautiful design. On the first day of construction, the design wasn't complete to the satisfaction of the contractor whom she'd never worked with before. The team treated her with little or no respect and pretty much threw her under the bus from the first day which made the process difficult for everyone involved. Paula corrected the errors at her expense. I was truly impressed with her attitude and accountability. She held her head high throughout the entire stressful project. Overall, despite the horrible construction process, I absolutely LOVE the outcome of my dream kitchen. I believe you will love working with Paula Kennedy. She will design a beautiful happy space. Buchanan, Issaquah
I’m retiring from Residential Construction after 22 years and one of the best Kitchen and home designers I had the pleasure of working with is Paula Kennedy. I will definitely miss completing her designs and sharing in the transformation of our clients houses into timeless homes! Fishtail Construction