One-on-one kitchen design consultations are once again available!
Speak to Susan and get the answers that you need right now. Susan's valuable, professional, opinion will provide you with experienced perspective. Speaking with Susan will ensure that you will swiftly and confidently bypass design errors while discovering smart solutions to solve your kitchen design issues.
Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, is the founder of Susan Serra Associates, Inc., a kitchen design firm located on Long Island, for over 20 years.
Susan's extensive, hands on experience in designing, engineering custom cabinetry, working directly with tradespeople, other allied professionals on her projects and supervising installations has made her a go-to source for homeowners, major US kitchen industry brands and the media for insight and information on kitchen design issues and for smart solutions and flexible problem solving.
Here is the next step:
- Gather your images, dimensions and/or plans together. Susan will spend time before your call to review your issues and accompanying documentation.
- Write an overview of your issues - 500 words MAX please
- If you have multiple issues you would like to discuss, make a list in order of importance and we will follow your agenda.
- See BUY NOW button below to send payment, then send your questions/information to: susan @ susanserraassociates.com. Susan will contact you shortly thereafter to schedule a call.
- Follow up consultations are at a reduced rate
- During or after our talk, as appropriate, you may receive links, images, resources and/or other information useful to our discussion
Some lovely recent comments:
"Susan Serra is very kind and really interested in putting her vast experience to work. I wish I'd called Susan sooner. I waited until I was too stymied and pressured to really ask some of the questions I'd been asking for months – in part because I'd gotten so used to hearing them, my brain froze them out.
Susan's best advice is both simple and non-technical: treat the kitchen like a room. Make it a room you want to be in, not an appliance or cabinet showroom. Decorate it – or don't – but DO think about how it makes you feel to be in there. Expect company, and make room for them too. Doesn't every party – even a party of two – spend some time in the kitchen? "Unstuff" your kitchen and make room for good things to happen.
Susan doesn't encourage you to "spend your way to happiness," nor try to spend your money for you. She focuses on the problems as she sees them, and invites dialog. This is a huge positive. Anyone remodeling a house is facing inconvenience and cost, and The Unknown. Having a considerate guide … that's priceless." __________Mark W.
"The phone consultation was exactly what I had hoped it would be. Susan Serra used her knowledge and experience to help me think through some layout and style issues. She was able to clarify issues I could feel, but just couldn’t quite pinpoint the trouble. Ms. Serra could see the problems quickly and proposed several different possible remedies.
We, my husband and myself, are redoing the kitchen unexpectedly after the drywall in our kitchen was destroyed by an accident. Ms Serra was respectful of both our budget limitations and the sudden stress we are under.
The most troubling style issue for us - how to make both of us happy with the style. We appreciate very different styles – he likes rustic and I like English Georgian with some whimsy thrown in. In the past, we both tried to make the other happy – of course that resulted in neither of us being happy. Ms. Serra was able to quickly sketch out in words achievable ways to combine our tastes. What had been difficult for us became so simple!
I can’t say enough about the opportunity to have a wonderful designer consult on our kitchen." _______Jill M.
"We recently relocated to another state. In our new to us, but 17 year old kitchen, we had several design issues. These included how to modify the original, too small opening for our refrigerator, as well as questions on appliances, countertops, and backsplash. I emailed Susan my pictures, and wrote out a list of questions to be discussed. In the course of the hour, Susan presented us with options regarding these issues. She also pointed out details that I had not "noticed" before that could be corrected with little money and effort. She was easy to talk to, and sensitive to the fact that although nice, my kitchen is not like the high end kitchens pictured on her website. I believe that consulting with Susan, before taking the next step in our kitchen facelift, prevented the chance of an expensive design mistake, and so was a wise investment for our home. I am now more confident in my choices, and ready to proceed." _________Judy W.
"I feel that I definitely benefitted greatly from my consultation time with Susan. There were so many details that would have escaped me had I not been guided in the right direction. I wanted my banquette to be really comfortable and also functional--and, above all, pleasing to the eye. We covered every topic and I feel far more confident in speaking with the contractor handling my job! Thank you, Susan, look forward to our next consultation. And, all of this while in my Bedhead Pajamas!" __________Mary L.H.
"The consultation with Susan really helped me to consolidate my thoughts about my kitchen design. The process of collecting ideas, questions, and pictures in a compact form for Susan to review forced me to really edit the myriad thoughts and ideas that were in my head. I sent her a long list of possible topics to cover and thought that we might get through half of it. During the phone call, I never felt hurried, but we covered most of my topics! She really took the time to think through my layout, asking lots of questions about our family and their habits, pointing out the deficiencies that she saw. I was really focused mostly on function, but Susan graciously took extra time at the end to discuss the decorative aspect of the layout and suggest cabinet changes to improve the visual impact. She has given me a lot to think about, and I feel much more confident moving forward. If you are feeling paralyzed in your kitchen design, Susan is a great resource!" _________Nancy Y.
"Plans for a small renovation of an old kitchen soon ballooned out of control. In our phone consultation, Susan was able to provide much needed focus and guidance, salvaging not only the project, but my sanity as well." _________Jenny P.