Kathie and staff did a fabulous kitchen remodel years ago for us; so when we decided to build a new home remotely (in Sunriver, OR) — we hired Maughan Design to help us with coordinating all the interior selections. Kathie came to our current home and based all our choices on our current furniture and rug — she is wonderful to work with; patient, a great listener and stretched us a bit out of our comfort zone to create a spectacular new home. We were three hours from the build and she and her staff worked as our project managers!! From the big decisions, like flooring, cabinets, lighting; finishes — you name it — to selecting the perfect interior paint color!! Our builder has been in business for over 27 years and he kept telling us how much all his subcontractors loved our choices — such a great experience; HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Kathie and her team are all talented professionals who provide great service and leave behind excellent work. I am probably one of the worst types of clients a remodeling firm can have. I am a professional project manager with years of experience in contracting and construction. Normally I would be my own general contractor but in this case I needed design help and being new to the area I didn't want the hassle of finding quality subcontractors. Maughan brought all of the appropriate skills and quality craftsman together to help us through the project. Maughan Design remodeled my Kitchen, did a design for the remodeling of my basement, and also performed the base structural and underfloor plumbing work to start the basement remodel. In the Kitchen we had wanted to keep most of the cabinets but a lot of what we wanted to keep needed to be repaired and updated, then the rest of the build had to be matched for style and wood types. Her team was meticulous and made sure every detail was done right. Our designer took the time to fully understand the look we were going for and made material selections that fit perfectly with our vision. Our kitchen turned out beautifully and functions really well. In the basement we needed to rebuild structural elements that were a patchwork of previous remodeling attempt and cut through the concrete to move the bathroom drains. There were some significant challenges with both portions of the work but we were able to negotiate changes that worked and kept all parties, if not happy, at least satisfied that the agreements were fair. I would absolutely hire Kathie and her team for future projects. I would be confident that they would do a excellent job and leave me with work that all could be proud of.
We had been searching for a design-build team that was led by a woman or a person of color, and were excited to come across Maughan Design and Remodel owned and operated by Kathie Maughan. Our first meeting with Kathie went great. She explained her company's philosophy and the process to go from ideas to finished home. When we shared with her our budget she said we might be a bit ambitious in our project scope, but that she and her team would be willing to help us prioritize our work help us create a beautiful home. This exactly what we needed to hear since neither of us had ever remodeled most of a home before. Kathie, Lancea and Daryl were fabulous throughout the process. Kathie and Lancea presented us with fun, bold, quality choices for our remodel while being respectful of our budget. They were great at suggesting places where we might want to splurge, and areas where being more practical made sense. They came up with interesting ideas about how to design the space and deal with structural challenges. For example, a radon mitigation exhaust pipe in our living room that Maughan Design hid under a beautiful, functional bench with storage. When we encountered challenges regarding unexpected costs, or a tile choice we decided against after installation, Maughan Design proved to be proactive problem-solvers with creative insights on how to address the issues. They were communicative throughout the process, answered questions as they arose and were willing to make adjustments through project completion. When our remodel was done we moved into a beautiful home. As we have settled in, we have noticed the little details that show the amazing craftsmanship, attention to detail and personal investment they all made in our home. We loved working with Maughan Design and would hire Kathie, Lancea, and Daryl again, without a doubt. If you want a team that values communication, high quality work, thinking creatively and truly honoring the home owners sense of style we would absolutely recommend Maughan Design!
Maughn was amazing to work with from the initial consultation to the finish. We had our 1970 ranch style house completely renovated: kitchen moved, sunken living room brought up and walls torn down along with full gut of guest bathroom. The staff were professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I have already recommended them to several of our neighbors! Maughan took the crazy out of a project so big and made it doable!
Kathy was very flexible and helpful to get me started in the design of our new home that we were remodeling. She was willing to help us get started on design style, color and supported other decisions like carpet choice. My husband is a Contractor (retired) but didn't want her full set of Project Management services, but I was very pleased to get her opinion on creative design elements. Whether you have a full project you'd like her to manage or you want her creative and design opinions, she is flexible and desires to meet you where you are at. I highly recommend her.
Last fall, we took on our first remodel project (master bath) and hired Kathie Maughan to work with us on the project. While we had the choice of just having her do a design for us, we knew we wanted the added comfort of having her handle all the details, and had her manage the project as well. This was a really good decision. Kathie made sure we felt comfortable with every phase of the project and worked hard at correcting any issues that came up. She checked in almost every day and was always available to answer my questions (even on a Saturday at one point). But beyond the pleasure of working with Kathie, is the pleasure of working with her wonderfully conscientious crew. They answered questions, explained processes and were unfailingly friendly and courteous. This is a great bunch of people to have come into your home and leave a beautiful space behind. We are truly pleased with the results and will use Maughan Design again in the future.