Clients say:

  • Working with Chris Chu to renovate our kitchen and dining room was a rewarding experience in every way. Most importantly, the results are simply fantastic… she designed a space that we enjoy more than we ever thought possible. She increased our storage, including even a beautiful small workspace and a place for cookbooks (never thought that was possible, so I never even mentioned it!), created a light-filled kitchen and dining room with much-improved views of our backyard.
  • And the piece de la resistance, she created an L-shaped window seat that immediately became the most beloved place in the house – a place for kids to hang out, guests to congregate, and me to sip tea and watch the birds in the morning. Everyone who visits our home compliments us on our kitchen and always has a special compliment for that sunny and comfortable window seat.
  • In addition to the results, the process of working with Chris was positive and pleasant at every step. She is a very careful listener and managed to understand what we wanted better than we did at points, and her dedication to the project was truly impressive. She was always  meticulous – from counter width, window seat height, insulation type and window pane sizes in the design phase to paint colors and fabrics at the end. Finally, she was always warm and pleasant, engaging with our children, and never rushed.
  • With Chris, both the process and the product were wonderful. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
  • “You have brought a remarkable combination of creativity, sensitivity, and the ability to get projects completed.”
  • “You always considered the ‘uniqueness’ of the current home with a plan that makes the new in harmony with the old.”
  • “The experience of working with you has shown that your talents are unique in the ability to turn dreams into reality.”
  • We would recommend your services to anyone without qualification.”
  • Thank you again for the outstanding job you did on our two-story addition.”
  • “(We) were so impressed by your unique ability to balance creative design with budget considerations and schedules.”
  • “Your ability to listen to all our wants, needs and ideas and incorporate them into a beautiful design is remarkable. Yet equally impressive is your problem solving ability. “
  • Your design gave us exactly what we needed…  We like the way you used balconies to solve a problem arising from the shape of the gambrel roof.  We also enjoy the details we would never have thought to request, like the alignment of one of the back windows with the door arch from the dining room to the kitchen.”
  • “Every morning when I walk into my kitchen I feel elated. It is now so bright and open and truly reflects both my taste and my husband’s. My old kitchen was dark and uninviting, and the floor plan for food preparation was very inefficient. The design of my new kitchen is so efficient it makes cooking a joy!”
  • Chris has our unqualified support, and we enthusiastically recommend her for any home renovation work, large or small.  We would also work with her again if the need arises.  Chris impressed us with the following qualities in particular:  (1) her creative vision; (2) her attention to detail; (3) her close supervision of our project, and (4) her smooth collaborative relationship with our builder as well as with us.
  • We enjoy every day not only the additional space, but the increased light and the view of our garden.”
  • “As an imaginative architect (Chris) used her extensive design skills to help us envision and create a space that exceeded our expectations.”
  • “(Chris) added rich detail, and architectural interest while keeping the design more functional than I had dreamed of.  Her open, airy yet detailed and finished style made our new spaces really enjoyable.”
  • Chris’s experience and knowledge helped us make informed decisions during the whole renovation process, and as a result, we are very pleased with our whole renovation experience.”
  • It was a pleasure to work with …Chris.  And I would look forward to it again; however my house is now so lovely that I am never leaving!