Who We Are

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Carmela Wengraitis

about Who We Are

Kitchens ETC was born out of a passion for the creative process and the firm belief that good design elevates and enhances every aspect of our lives. Over the past 20 years, Carmela Wengraitis, President and Founder of Kitchens ETC, has built a solid reputation for creating imaginative, effective design solutions that are a true representation of both the needs and wants of her clients.

A New York native and a 20 year veteran of the design industry, Carmela has designed residential and commercial projects across the East Coast and the Caribbean. After graduating with a BFA in Interior Design, and spending 2 more years preparing for the exams, Carmela went on to acquire the coveted NCIDQ certification (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). Having worked in hospitality design for one of the top 100 Giants of Design while in Philadelphia and as Project Manager for an award-winning Multi-Family commercial design firm in DC, she now specializes in residential and light commercial design with a focus on the kitchen and bath. Carmela currently serves on the board of the local Richmond Chapter of the IFDA, International Furnishings and Design Association.


Kitchens ETC is a full service interior design firm specializing in the design, supply and installation of cabinets and counter tops for every room of the home, office or outdoor space. Whether you are building the home of your dreams or remodeling for the first time, we’d love to create the perfect space that’s the perfect fit for your lifestyle and budget. At Kitchens ETC, our number one goal is to make the design and remodeling process easier and more enjoyable for our clients. That’s why we bring the samples to you… in the comfort of your home or office… 7 days a week. No matter how large or small your project, with diversified, quality lines of cabinets from YORKTOWNE, Bishop Cabinets, Kraftmaid, Medallion, CWP, New River, Atlantis, Mid Continent, JSI, Norcraft, Aristokraft, and Kitchen Kompact we know we have the right cabinet for you.

Artisan Concrete Decor

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Inspired by the success of Kitchens ETC, and with a vision of developing a truly unique product, we branched out again in 2007 to launch Artisan Concrete Designs, a company dedicated to creating environmentally friendly, one-of-a-kind concrete and recycled glass countertops and decorative concrete furnishings. Co-Founder and concrete artisan Anthony Wengraitis has over 25 years in the building and construction trades. His years of experience in the granite countertop fabrication and underwater concrete construction industries lend themselves perfectly to the art and science that is decorative concrete. Both companies’ work have recently been highlighted in several editions of House Trends, Women’s Day, and R.Home Magazine.

Based in south central Virginia, we are happy to be serving clients from Richmond, Midlothian, Powhatan, Montpelier, Salisbury, Moseley, Chesterfield, The Fan, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville, Chase City, South Hill, South Boston, Littleton, Lake Gaston, Amelia, Raleigh, Charlottesville, VA Beach, DC and everywhere in between and beyond.

Our Philosophy

You’ll never hear us say “It can’t be done.” There is a solution to every problem, just waiting to be discovered. We also believe that unlike with other art forms, the only fingerprints a good interior designer should leave on a project are those of quality, innovation and taste. A truly effective design solution is a reflection of the wants and needs of those who inhabit the space.