Melissa and her husband Dennis moved to Kansas City from St. Louis. They spent about nine months looking at new construction North of the river before deciding that all the houses looked too similar - the same floorplan, same cabinets, same countertop. The Thompsons ended up buying a house below what they could afford with the plan to remodel the small and outdated kitchen and master bathroom.
Melissa began by interviewing three kitchen design companies in Kansas City. Of course, the chose Portfolio, for how "at ease I felt with Kira (Portfolio design specialist) and how she looked at the whole house to get a feel for my style."
We spend some time this afternoon with Melissa getting a tour of her new Crestwood kitchen. Here is some of what she shared with us:
Portfolio Kitchen & Home: What were the most important elements to incorporate into the new design?
Melissa Thompson: I knew I wanted black and brown cabinetry, a copper sink, double ovens, a five-burner stove and lots of storage.
PKH: What about your new kitchen brings you the most enjoyment?
MT: The overall feel of it. And all my stuff fits!
PKH: Why did you choose to go with such a high-quality cabinetry company?
MT: I used to work as a Quality Engineer, so it was worth the extra money to have a higher quality.
PKH: How would you describe your Portfolio experience?
MT: I loved it! I had a lot of fun - I enjoy designing and selecting all the details. If I had to choose between all the designs again, I would still go with Portfolio.
PKH: Now that everything is complete, how do you find yourself spending time in your new kitchen?
MT: My husband's family comes over a lot; the extra space allows me to be getting stuff ready without people in the way. Our friends come over and sit at the bar and talk. And I just baked Halloween cookies last week. I had three cookie sheets in the oven at once!
Our thanks to Melissa and Dennis for choosing Portfolio!