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Exemplifies Professionalism

"I have worked with Charlene on various kitchen and bath design projects as a cabinet vendor for many years along with engaging with her through our kitchen industry association, NKBA.  As a Certified Kitchen Designer by NKBA, Charlene exemplifies the professionalism and knowledge that makes our great industry one of the best industries.  As a vendor, I always found Charlene's interaction excellent and insightful while maintaining the calm personality that successful remodeling projects require.   She is solution-oriented in accomplishing client's needs and desires respecting their viewpoints and wishes.  As a supplier, her orders are always clear and precise.  She is a pure joy to work with." - Randy Krebs

Hundreds of Projects

“I have been working in the cabinet installation/sales industry for 16 years and by far Charlene Mathew is the most competent designer I have worked with.  We have installed hundreds of projects for Charlene over the years and I would highly recommend working with Charlene if you want to have an exceptional experience and feel comfortable with the remodel process. From an installer’s perspective Charlene’s designs are clear and precise, which make installation a breeze. Charlene’s attention to detail and experience are second to none in the industry which makes her a great option for the remodel of your dreams.  She will always be our first call when design work is needed.”

- Brad Holstine

Optimize Flow

“An amazing designer that will optimize the flow and working space of your old kitchen. She has done several projects including two kitchens and baths and they have always come out just as I needed. Great to work with!”

- Peter C.

Professional, Sophisticated  and Creative 

“I happened to meet Charlene in the course of my design/build business, and I was fortunate to have had that occur. Charlene has the three characteristics most appreciated by anyone when dealing in the building design industry. She has a very approachable and professional manner which makes the necessary work conversations pleasant and quite easy, second her creative ability is readily apparent, it is sophisticated and on board with the project, and lastly her technical skills in design and material schedules are qualified and exact. I highly recommend Charlene personally and professionally.”

– Lambert Graham, AIA, ICC, PMI

Exceed Expectations

“Charlene is a professional! She is smart, well-informed, and truly focused upon customer delight. She works with and listens to customers to create solutions that meet and exceed expectations.” - Paul M.

Continue to Recommend

“We are a general contractor who specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels.  We’ve been serving the Puget Sound area for many years and have over 15 years of experience.  During this time, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Charlene Mathew on multiple projects including our own kitchen and master bath remodel.  Charlene is professional, detail oriented and most importantly she takes the time to listen to customers wants and needs.  She is not only precise with her drawings, she is also skilled to help problem solve any space planning concerns, storage solutions, color scheme and any other idea you throw her way.  Her construction details, notes and specifications are clear, easy to understand and easy to follow.  As a contractor working with someone who brings this type of experience makes a significant difference. It helps us be efficient and allows us to stay on schedule.  As a customer, working with Charlene was nothing but pleasant. She not only helped us design our favorite room in the house “our kitchen” but also made the process stress free.   We will gladly continue to recommend Charlene Mathew to anyone who is looking to upgrade their home or simply do a facelift. "

– Robert and Alejandra Ortega

Both of  Our

Seals of Approval

“Charlene designed our new kitchen, laundry area and master bathroom.  The kitchen and laundry areas are completed.  The master bathroom is in the process of being completed.  Like many couples, agreement on color schemes, materials and specific design details can be challenging. 

Charlene was patient, considerate and provided the design options that resulted in innovative designs that are beautiful, functional and have both of our seals of approval.  Both my wife and I highly recommend Charlene for your remodel design needs."

- Dennis D.

Nothing Short of Amazing

"I have known and worked with Charlene for over 10 years. She was instrumental in designing the kitchen and both bathrooms on my new home in 2010 and has continued to provide critical ideas and information as I currently remodel another home. Charlene has been nothing short of amazing to work with: creative, thoughtful, innovative, articulate, patient, available, prompt, and professional. She's made each job I've worked with her on so much easier! I'd recommend Charlene without hesitation!" - Pat F.

Highly Creative

“I've worked with Charlene on both a major kitchen and master bath remodel. She is highly creative, organized and worked diligently with me to design the kitchen and bath I wanted all within budget. Very knowledgeable about how the whole process works, what works well and looks good together and worked tirelessly when we had trouble with a sub-contractor to promptly fix the problem. Will absolutely work with her again for my next remodel!”

- Traci C.

Has it Handled

“When my mother became a widow and decided to relocate to a "mother in law" suite in my sister's home; I knew it would need remodeling.  Being familiar with Charlene's design expertise, work ethic and easy-going personality; it was an ideal solution despite the 3,500-mile difference.  My mom spoke with Charlene in detail about how she planned to use the space, answering questions from Charlene about storage, workflow, and aesthetics.  I even recall trying to ask my mother questions about it and she laughed saying, "Don't worry, Charlene knows what I want.  She has it handled."  She was right.  Charlene sent us links to all the materials for my mom to see from home while being on oxygen and then we brought actual samples for her final approval. 

Thank you for creating exactly the space she needed and wanted.”

– Chris G.

Our Go-To Designer

"We would highly recommend Charlene to anyone looking for a thoughtful designer that takes the time to really get down to what her clients desires are. Charlene has been our go to designer for over the past 10+ years and has helped us with our kitchen and two bathroom remodel projects.  She listened to all of our wants/needs and took those wishes and made them into a reality. Her understanding of what we wanted along with her expertise in functionality and design helped our family create the spaces we could only dream of.   Thank you, Charlene for helping us to create the perfect space for our family!"

- Jan & Robin W.

Professional  and Impassioned Insight 

“Charlene is an absolute gem! Her advice and insight is both professional and impassioned. Home design and remodeling can be very stressful for homeowners. Charlene’s calming disposition is a much needed gift in the midst of any project. 

- Dawn S.

Dreams to Fruition

"I had the pleasure of working at the Home Depot for 13 years as the Specialty Sales Manager in three stores. I was also the District Specialty Manager for three years. Charlene Mathew reported directly to me as a kitchen designer in the Redmond Home Depot. Over the years, Charlene became an intricate part of our Kitchen Design team’s success. Charlene’s ability to bring our customers Kitchen and Bath dreams to fruition, was second to none. Her Award Winning Designs and her attention to detail are unparalleled.  From start to finish, Charlene‘s professionalism, attention to detail, and the precision of her designs made installation a breeze Charlene has stayed up-to-date on the latest trends and styles, helping our customers make the perfect decisions for their projects. Our customers often recommended her to their relatives and friends; I have a true sense of confidence in Charlene’s outstanding abilities. I would highly recommend Charlene’s services to anyone looking to build a home or do a remodel of their existing home. 

 - Bob Kelsey

Expertise Paired with Kindness

“Being in the remodeling industry for many years, I've had the pleasure of working with Charlene for the last 14 years.  We have collaborated on numerous projects.  She listens and delivers with integrity and detail.  Her expertise in her field paired with her kindness make working with her a preferred experience both as a trade professional and as a homeowner. This is why when my wife and I have projects for our own home we elect to hire Charlene as well.'"

- John Perez

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