Kim & Kevin G.
Very fortuitously, Sara Vanderstelt was referred to us by our neighbors after we went to see their beautiful remodeled kitchen to get some ideas for our own kitchen remodel. Sara designed a wonderful kitchen for us with great recommendations of how we could incorporate the right mix of roll out shelves and large drawers, ceiling high cabinets, a built-in wine rack, pull out garbage drawer, etc., to give us MUCH better function and storage. We chose Hudson Blue cabinets by Shiloh, with satin gold pulls from the Meadow Collection by Berenson. Due to Sara’s expert and accurate kitchen drawings/design, all the cabinets fit precisely and the number of trim pieces ordered was perfect, saving us any unnecessary additional costs. Sara’s estimated time of cabinet delivery was accurate and the countertop installation by her crew was professionally done and timely. We now have a gorgeous kitchen, and everyone who sees it absolutely loves it, as do we! Sara is professional, responsive, creative, and a joy to work with, and we highly recommend her for your kitchen and/or bath design projects.
D & J Hoxsie
Sara was referred to us by out builder/contractor. We were immediately impressed with her ability to design a kitchen that met our needs and our wishes. She also designed our master and guest bathrooms along with our laundry room. She was warm and friendly and met all of our needs and requests in a timely manner. If there was an option that did not work for us, she would always find another. We would highly recommend Sara and Creative Kitchens for a remodel or a new build.
Sara was absolutely amazing to work with. She came to my house listened to all my dreams for a new kitchen, and made it a reality! I then had her come back out to help decide how to make the most out of my dinning room space to create an office area with cabinets. I am beyond satisfied with Sara and will use her in the future! Highly recommend!
Sara helped us with design for our kitchen remodel but where she really excelled was in after sales customer service. There were a few issues with the cabinets when they arrived and she did a great job of getting these taken care of promptly. I doubt we would have been able to resolve things so well without a professional helping us. She was very patient when we took ages to decide on one of the cabinet colors and was excellent with communications despite the fact that a lot of the design and ordering was done during the Covid lockdown. We are very pleased with our new kitchen.
Caryl & Jim F.
Sara was recommended to us by our designer | contractor. We started our project in 2013 of remodeling two bathrooms and our master bedroom. We "LOVED" our cabinets and the quality immediately. When Sara promised us a date they would be in her warehouse and when they could be delivered - RIGHT ON TIME! Our biggest project came in January of 2017 - November of 2017. We gutted the first floor and started from scratch (except the master bedroom). Sara designed the second master, powder room and mud room! Ask Sara to see her "measuring tape" ! She is an expert in measuring. When it came time to do the kitchen it was gutted to the foundation. Sara came out and took final measurements. We APPROVED a plan with minor adjustments because we used TWO different cabinets makers. Our contractor took Sara's plan and marked it on the floor including two small fillers. PERFECT fit! AGAIN, Sara gave us a projected delivery date and since we were ahead of schedule, she had the cabinets delivered in two shipments so we could keep our contractor working and getting my kitchen back after months of cooking in the garage. Sara returns, texts, emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Call Sara first! You will be glad you did just as I did.
Sara was able to bring my dream kitchen to reality! She is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the appliances (steam oven, for example) I wanted and how to incorporate them into the re-design of our condo (limited space) kitchen. Listening to and observing how we cook and entertain she was able to maximize our space to give us more room to move, more efficiency and achieve the clean, modern look and feel we desired. She excelled with her team to keep our project on time and deliver quality product within our budget, so that we had minimal down time without the kitchen during the remodel. We highly recommend Sarah and Creative Kitchens for your design needs!
I was very happy with Sara's work on my kitchen project. She listened, showed attention to detail, was flexible when I decided to do more in my kitchen (a complete remodel in the same footprint) than I had originally planned, and made very helpful suggestions without ever being pushy. She is enthusiastic
and knowledgeable about what
she does, and I really enjoyed working with her.
Sara from start to finish was a careful listener and worked to transform our ideas into a beautiful reality. We needed as much space as possible from a small kitchen area. Creative use of every square inch produced an easy flow and kept cooking and baking essentials close at hand. Sara's eye for beauty, functional and decorative detail produced a lovely kitchen. New and updated materials were integrated into the design. Her attentiveness to our project concerns with timely emails and phone calls kept it on schedule.
We hired Sara after meeting with another kitchen designer. Sara was a breath of fresh air and had the enthusiasm and dedication that we were hoping for. She accommodated all of our needs to help design the perfect kitchen for our home. Besides her knowledge and expertise, she had a great work ethic, kept in touch and came to the house as often as was necessary to ensure a good design, and the proper fit while keeping the project within our budget. I highly recommend her!
Matthew S, March 2014
Sara is great! She listened to our conceptualization of our project and then carefully evaluated the existing space. She presented us with numerous choices and guided us through the process so it wasn't overwhelming. Once all the decisions has be made, she followed through with all the subs to keep them on schedule and on budget. Her entire team was very friendly and professional. Our project turned out great.
My husband and I completely remodeled a kitchen and bathroom. Sara helped us choose countertops and cupboards for both. Sara was friendly but professional, efficient but thorough, and always timely and responsive! We enjoyed working with Sara and we love the choices that became our final selections.
Sara was very easy to work with. Her background in interior design is a big asset and helped us make our decision to have her do our kitchen remodel. She even came over on her own time to help us choose tile and paint colors. She made our project very easy and worry free. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new kitchen!
When remodeling my newly-purchased condo, I met with two kitchen designers. I chose to work with Sara Dakoske at Creative Kitchens in Traverse City. Together we designed a beautiful kitchen using Mid Continent Cabints.The materials were delivered on time. Any little 'adjustments' were handled promptly by Sara and Creative Kitchens. Working with her was a delight and I give her my highest recommendation.