Berkeley Traditional Universal Design

Berkeley Traditional Universal Design

"I hired Alisa after a friend recommended I look at her work on her website. She designed a wheelchair-accessible bathroom for us so that we can stay in our house as my husband's health declines. We have a tiny, 1923 bathroom with nowhere to expand, and Alisa managed to maximize our space so that everything is safe and accessible. She guided me in picking out fixtures and finishes that are gorgeous as well as practical for someone with limited mobility. Her knowledge of the latest in universal design was invaluable. Alisa also kept me on track with the budget by pointing out where I could splurge on custom materials and where I could economize. Communication with her has been exceptionally easy. The best part is the result: a bathroom that is a joy to use."


Richmond Heights Modern Hall Bath

Richmond Heights Modern Hall Bath

"I owe the successful completion of my bathroom remodel to Alisa of Design Set Match. Her spot-on recommendations for materials and resources and her assistance in selecting cabinetry, flooring, lighting, and granite were invaluable. Although my bathroom is relatively small, it was my first experience with any type of remodeling, and Alisa helped me in every phase of the project from planning, to shopping, to following-up with vendors. She provided excellent advice, was extremely knowledgeable about design and materials, and was in every respect a pleasure to work with." 

"I initially interviewed three design consultants and was most impressed by Alisa. Not only was she easy to talk to, but she listened carefully to what I wanted. After meeting with me for an hour and reviewing a magazine picture of a style I liked, Alisa was able to pinpoint my taste and, as a result, was able to focus our shopping excursions. I was impressed by how quickly she 'got it,' even helping me pick out tile for a fireplace remodel, as well as flooring tile for my entryway." 

"If you're looking for someone to help you in all aspects of your project or just drawing up plans or taking you shopping, Alisa is your designer! She was a delight to work with, and I plan to hire her again when I tackle my kitchen remodel."


Berkeley Brown Shingle

Berkeley Brown Shingle

"Alisa provided critical help and guidance throughout our kitchen/bath/laundry remodel. Our old home’s spaces-built in 1908 and last updated in the 50’s—were outdated and out of sync with our family’s daily activities. She helped us to create spaces that meet our modern needs, but still fits with the feel of our 100 year-old plus house. The transition from new to old is seamless. The design works so well that you can’t always tell what was original and what was recently added." 

"Alisa helped us find quality vendors and efficiently make the many decisions that accompany a major remodeling project. Her willingness to scout possibilities and her relationships with suppliers made our selection process much simpler and far less time consuming than it would have been without her help. From appliances to light fixtures, plumbing and hardware, she helped us find good quality products for reasonable prices." 

"One of Alisa’s great strengths is listening carefully and understanding the priorities of the homeowner. In our case, Alisa was able to hear to our ideas and help channel them into the design so that the new spaces look like “our, ” but are far better designed than we could have done on our own." 

"Our beautiful, new, light-filled kitchen is now the central gathering spot in our home. Our new bathroom functions much better than the old space, and our new laundry, while small in square footage, makes me smile each time I open the door and meets our needs exactly." 

"Alisa’s patience, good humor and design expertise were essential to the success of our project and our sanity during many months of remodeling. I will definitely hire Alisa again when we undertake the next phase of updating our home."


Alameda Mid Century Modern

Alameda Mid Century Modern

"Alisa's work style is impeccable; she was able to quickly understand our needs and meet them. We had fired two architects before we found Alisa, who is one step short of an architect, only better; she can talk details with construction crew, design elements with clients and everything in between. In addition, Alisa was able to create visuals so we could see/ feel the spaces (work space, kitchen, bathroom), as well as describe what bolts were needed!" 

"After a kitchen/ bathroom remodel in the main house, a Mid-Century Modern, we brought her back to project manage the construction of our separate home offices in an accessory building at the back of our property: basically a small house from scratch. She designed the interior, worked with the architect and engineer, dealt with conflicting design parameters, helped us find contractors to bid for the work, and managed the whole process with the construction contractor's job foreman." 

"During construction, she left us in peace to do our work (we are both home-based consultants who also travel quite a bit) and brought us in as appropriate to make decisions, saving us the headache of detailed daily management. We only wish we’d had her sooner on the original remodel, and can't recommend her highly enough."


Alameda Victorian

Alameda Victorian

"After many years of waiting to remodel our kitchen, we decided to do a complete remodel. Alisa Hofmann was very instrumental from start to finish on the project."

"First, she listened to what we had in mind for a kitchen. We were looking for someone that we could understand and who could relate to us concerning the design of our kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms." 

"When we talked to Alisa and explained to her what we wanted, she took it all in and presented us with three basic designs and floor plans. We choose one that we liked and of course there were slight changes as things got going. Alisa was able to adjust and give suggestions on each change. She was very helpful in helping us understand the concepts, design and functionality of the kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. After the design work Alisa was very helpful in guiding us through the maze of selecting counter tops, granite, kitchen appliances, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures."

"We are really satisfied with the out come of our remodeling and would not hesitate to use her again. Her expertise made the whole process a pleasurable experience."


Lafayette Cottage

Lafayette Cottage

"Alisa worked on the interior design of a major home remodel done by her then employer, Winans Construction. This took place in 2007. Alisa not only did quality work herself, but was able to efficiently and effectively interface with both the architects as well as the construction staff. She is a pleasure to work with. In part, as a result of her excellent job, our house won an award for best major remodel in that year."

 


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