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"Our kitchen, which used to be a room that we tried to avoid during parties, is now the centerpiece of the house. Carmela found a way to open up the kitchen into the neighboring room in a way we had never conceived. Now we spend nearly every meal in a room that we never thought could exist. Even [self-proclaimed] house snobs ask us who our architect was. Carmela did an incredible job and was not only professional and talented, but a kind and thoughtful person. I would recommend her services to anyone looking to remodel their kitchen, without reservation."

— Courtenay L. – Richmond, VA

"“My husband and I renovated our kitchen after 22 years in our house. Carmela started by asking what we wanted to accomplish. We wanted “brighter,” and we wanted “newer” (of course). Carmela truly listened. Her plans included an island (which we could never have envisioned) with bead-board cabinets that not only complemented the perimeter cabinets, but were exactly what I wanted. In addition, Kitchen ETC’s cabinet installers knew their stuff – they were professionals who weren’t satisfied until the job was done exactly right . . . and they were fun guys to have around. Great planning by Carmela, and expert installation by her crew. After hearing horror stories about kitchen renovations, ours was a breeze thanks in large part to Carmela and Kitchens ETC.”"

— Sue and Steve C. – Richmond, VA

"“Competence. Confidence. Knowledge. Kindness: These are the qualities that leap out at you right away upon meeting Carmela from Kitchens, Etc. You will find that Mel has a strong passion for and dedication to her work, innovative ideas and a solid foundation of design experience. Mel is essentially a one-stop shop – super flexible in how she works with both clients and designers. On top of it all, Mel is an energizing, compassionate person who is fun to be around. I can’t think of a better collaborator or team member.”"

— Holly Chasan, President of Maison James Interior Design

"“Carmela has incredible vision in the face of severe constraints. We now have an amazing kitchen that I could never have imagined.”"

— Jeremy L. – Richmond, VA

"“When my wife and I decided to renovate our kitchen, we were looking not only for kitchen cabinetry experts who would do a first-rate job that matched our high expectations despite the relatively small kitchen space we had, but also for people who were professional, personable, approachable and easy to relate to. We found all of these attributes and much more in Carmela Wengraitis. From the outset, her skill, competence, efficiency, flexibility, attention to detail, tendency to foster good customer relations, and good judgment were attractive and reassuring. Add to these her cool and calm demeanor under pressure and her sense of humor. Is it any wonder that our kitchen is joy to behold and a great place to prepare fantastic food which we dearly love?”"

— Bernard M., Ph.D. – Richmond, VA

"“I own and run a design business called Design Solutions. Along with designing a project, it is my job to pull together the best team of people on behalf of my clients. I have worked with many cabinet designers and have found Carmela to be the best. She treats my clients the way they should be treated, like gold! Carmela listens carefully to the clients needs and then she proceeds to create a plan that functions perfectly for the client and their family with creativity that makes their space unique and beautiful!”"

— Alyson Stinson, Design Solutions – Powhatan, VA

"“Remodeling a 25 year old kitchen and three baths could have been a bad experience, but working with Kitchens ETC was a pleasure from beginning to end. Their team provided me with creative design ideas, quality cabinets, expert installation and problem solving all in a timely, professional manner. I am delighted with my new kitchen and baths! I have already recommended Kitchens ETC to several neighbors.”"

— Colleen G. – Midlothian, VA

"“I had a certain picture in mind as to what my renovated bathroom should look like; however, the finished product greatly exceeded my expectations! Carmela not only brought to the table a quality cabinet product, but also great design talent. My bathroom is both practical for our daily usage and yet highly stylish!”"

— Carol S. – Glen Allen, VA

"“We can’t say enough about Carmela’s design talent. She covered every angle while incorporating our desires into the design process. There is nothing about our kitchen we would change.”"

— Gabrielle & Scott T. – Montpelier, VA