Advice from the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Experts.

Susan Isbister

Designing a new kitchen or bathroom can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. My goal is to make the process informative and enjoyable. I listen to my client’s wants and needs; every detail is important in helping you design a space that reflects your personal taste and style.

I have over 20 years of experience designing kitchens and bathrooms, and have been a member of the Merit Kitchens family for over 15 years. My background includes formal drafting training, NKBA training, color theory, 20/20 design, and extensive appliance industry knowledge. My projects range from new large custom home builds to straight forward renovations, with many being featured in various home and lifestyle publications.



Design Advice

Interior Designers-On-A-Budget – Can I Afford To Hire One?

Can you afford not to hire a designer is the better question.

Designers add great value to your kitchen and bathroom projects. Not only do they ensure you are steered in the right direction, help fit everything needed into your budget and space availability, but they will also make

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Kitchens

Wood Meadows Crowded Kitchen Project

Designing With Purpose is very evident with this kitchen renovation project.

This outdated and crowded kitchen got the makeover the homeowners had always envisioned. And of course, in Ron Mort fashion, it was obtained using their original budget.

Sticking to your kitchen renovation budget can be tricky. To

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Interior Designers-On-A-Budget – Can I Afford To Hire One?

Can you afford not to hire a designer is the better question.

Designers add great value to your kitchen and bathroom projects. Not only do they ensure you are steered in the right direction, help fit everything needed into your budget and space availability, but they will also make

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How Long Does the Kitchen Design & Renovate Process Take?

The design process itself typically takes 1 – 2 months from the first in-home consultation meeting to sign off on designs. But we have finished designs and had sign off in two weeks, so this can really vary on the homeowner knowing what they want, or not too sure and

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How Do I Know If I Need a Kitchen Designer?

If you have a kitchen, and you want to optimize every inch while adding functionality and of course beauty, then you should at least consult with a designer before starting your project.

We have noticed many kitchens completed without a designer and they look good, some even great, but

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