Keri Rossback has been a part of the GNH Lumber team for 15 years. Her extensive design experience allows her to create spaces that are as functional and efficient as they are beautiful. Above all, she enjoys making your design dreams a reality.
Kitchen Designers as Problem Solvers
When you embark on a kitchen design with Keri, you quickly discover that she’s a seasoned guide leading you through the difficult terrain of options, choices and considerations. You have a vision in mind, and her job is to get you there as efficiently as possible.
Keri understands that designers are creative problem solvers. Her first task is to gather information about your project, lifestyle, and overall design taste. Always, her emphasis is on listening:
“You can achieve a lot through listening and asking the right questions. Communication is key. I then build the design around what I know of my client and their needs. This makes all the difference.”
“Go Bold” or Go Home?
This is largely a personal choice. Keri’s general advice, though, is to “play it safe on the big-ticket or permanent items (i.e. cabinetry and countertops) and show your personality through components that can be easily changed, such as decorative hardware, lighting, and paint.”
Small Spaces and Budget Constraints
In a world where everything’s getting larger (from plates to appliances), it can be challenging to transform smaller spaces. “Those, however, are some of my favorite projects,” Keri explains, “because it forces you to be creative.” Wherever possible, she takes advantage of a room’s height, “stacking cabinetry to create additional storage space on the horizontal plane.”
And, as far as budget goes, there’s no limit to what you can achieve with creativity. Or, as Keri puts it, “There are thousands of ways to design the same kitchen. My job is to direct you through those variations to create a space that you – and your wallet – will love.”
Wondering what kitchen design trends are gaining in popularity? “I never thought I’d say this, but BRASS! Metallics are huge right now, for decorative hardware, plumbing fixtures, lighting, and even appliances. We’re also seeing a resurgence of wood tones and black finishes, especially in cabinetry. All-black kitchens could soon surpass the all-white trend.”
Considering a Kitchen Design?
The experts at the GNH Design Showroom are here to answer your questions and provide guidance and tips for each step of your project.