Comments From Our Clients
The testimonials below reflect a few of our clients who have chosen to write to us. These are candid and largely unedited comments. If you would like to share your own experience, please send a note and feel free to include a photo of yourself and your beautiful new room.
“Kelly Hendricks of Gourmet Galleys & Loos is a consummate professional. She is friendly, cooperative, cheerful and economical. Her communication skills are excellent! She gets back to you in a timely manner, she works well with others in the business and Kelly knows how to listen to your needs and knows how to make it happen. She cares about your project and will always give you her excellent professional opinion. Her skills come from experience and natural talent. I would recommend her services to anyone! We could never have done this remodel without her.”
Rich & Irene D., San Diego, CA
PROJECT: Kitchen remodel including removing walls and opening up structural walls, plus two full bath remodels.
“We recently had a major renovation done to our entire kitchen. The project included demolishing and expanding the island to seat more folks. Included is a new sink, faucet, fixtures, wrought iron corbels and beautiful sleek granite countertop. A new decorative wood hood enclosure was added above the cooktop and went all the way to the ceiling. New glass tiles were added to the backsplash along with many decorative faux bronze tiles. All the cabinet doors were removed and taken to the shop where the Faux Finisher painted them a beautiful light cream color with carmel glazing, to give it that old world look. The previous cabinets were a dark cheery color. Also included were new knobs and added soft-close feature to each cabinet door. Additionally, a large new drawer was built below the cooktop. Lighting was installed in various places of the kitchen as well as crown molding.
Kelly worked with us for several months getting ready for the project. She met us at tile stores, appliance stores, granite yards, etc. She had many, many great ideas with her thoughts on how the project should look, while always asking our opinion and keeping us in the loop. She also saved us much money with her recommendations on bargains and items that were on sale. Kelly’s most important roll was her excellent co-ordination with getting the job done smoothly by planning with several partners in the project; painters, cabinet maker, handyman, granite fabricator, tile installers and numerous businesses where she ordered products, materials for our project and continually kept things moving forward. All went very smoothly and the end result is spectacular! We would highly recommend Kelly for any kitchen or bathroom project!”
Mike and Joanne C., La Mesa, CA
“Today’s remodels are allot more involved than the days when our dad would do it himself. There are so many details, options, regulations, challenges, etc. What used to be something that could be tackled by ourselves, just can’t anymore. Especially if you have a job yourself! Having someone there to make sure all the pieces are happening according to MY plan was invaluable.Kelly was a critical part of our kitchen remodel by making sure that these various details and options were addressed. For example, when the contractor said “this is what we’ll do”, Kelly said “not only are there other ways to do it, but ways that are far better looking and more functional”. Her experience in the design side helped bring those options into the project. And her real hands on experience of doing the work herself meant that she could speak the same language as the contractor – no hiding things from her!! Sure, there are some contractors out there that don’t want a separate designer involved, but it means that they can’t do things their way. But isn’t it MY kitchen? I wanted to make sure I had it all worked out on paper before the first hole was punched!I have been thoroughly in love with my kitchen since it was finished. Everything is well thought out, the lighting is positioned well, the functionality of the areas are all as I had hoped they would be. I haven’t seen anyone’s kitchen where I said, “gee, i wish I had done that instead” because Kelly and I thought about allot of different options beforehand to make it truly what worked for my family!! Thank you Kelly!”
Kathy and Nick E., Scripps Ranch (S.D.) CA
“We hired Kelly Hendricks and her company Gourmet Galleys and Loos to redesign the kitchen, living room and downstairs powder bathroom of our older Point Loma home. All we can say is she’s amazing! Her combination of creativity and practical experience were fun to watch in action. Kelly had design suggestions that we never would have imagined, but the look was incredible. Like a rich metallic gold paint in the powder bathroom. She found ways to make changes that make our home “fun”, and from our Contractor’s point of view, were very do-able. For example, Kelly suggested we move a wall in the kitchen, which we didn’t think was possible and turned an eyesore of a laundry room into a convenient attractive and very functional walk-in pantry.
She also noticed other things that could be improved with very little cost. The end result is that she added a lot of value to the property. We would hire her again in a heartbeat!”
Nancy and Fred Z., Point Loma, CA
PROJECT: Kitchen remodel, walk-in pantry, double sided fireplaces and powder bathroom.
“Kelly Hendricks did a stellar job with our kitchen/great room remodel and renovation project! Kelly was patient, kind and passionate about our project. Kelly went above and beyond to make sure we had the best options. Her outstanding expertise with color, texture, and balance helped us tremendously with our decisions. We are thrilled with our new great…. room and it was Kelly’s talent that made this come together so well! Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative, Kelly provided outstanding recommendations during our recent home addition. She worked very well with our contractor and his subs, in providing materials and specifications. We highly recommend her, and will use her services again, on future work. Thanks so much Kelly, we love it!Susan and Bill K., Poway, CA
PROJECT: Remodel/room addition of Great room including; kitchen, powder bathroom, double sided fireplace (both sides), flooring, countertop, back splash tile design and paint colors.
“We had never worked with an Interior Designer before and Kelly Hendricks of Gourmet Galleys & Loos expertise in kitchen & bath remodeling was above and beyond our expectations. We were impressed with Kelly’s professionalism and her vast knowledge, from concept to final construction of the entire design and implementation process. We used different subcontractors and Kelly was a team player. She helped ease our minds from the worries of what the subcontractors were doing and handled everything for us, completely hassle free. She addressed al the issues we had in our current space and drew upon our needs and lifestyle to come up with a great design. Throughout the remodel, Kelly was always there advising, communicating with other subcontractors to make sure they carried out the exact vision that we had in our design, and provided additional support until the project was completely finished.Kelly is extraordinarily easy to work with; she’s always very quick to respond to a question and to find new resources/solutions to fit our needs. We are very happy and absolutely love our new kitchen and master bathroom. We highly recommend Kelly Hendricks for any of your Interior Design needs. She is truly the best!”
PROJECT: Kitchen remodel and master bathroom remodel, cabinetry, surface materials, splash and shower tile designs, paint selection, etc.