One Stop Guide to the Best Kitchen and Bath Designers and Showrooms

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Looking to refresh or completely remodel your kitchen or bath? Look no further as we have compiled the PowerHouse SMART® Best of the Best in Kitchen and Bath Design, with top professionals in Greater Chicago and South East Wisconsin. Enjoy the journey on creating your dream kitchen or luxury bathroom and to refresh your memory check-out the PHS PowerBlog archives for Best of the Best Architects, Interior Designers, Remodelers and Landscape & Outdoor Living Firms.
We can’t wait to share future blogs with best of the best in luxury Appliances, Counters, Tile, Stone, Tile, Plumbing Fixtures, Flooring, and more!

Kitchen and Bath Designers


alan ZBetter Kitchens | Alan Zielinski/Diane Lawson
At Better Kitchens, we believe that consumers should focus on the people who will transform your kitchen dreams into reality. As Chicago’s oldest Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry dealer, Better Kitchens has been designing and remodeling kitchens throughout Chicago for nearly 60 years. Put simply, who we are defines our devotion to great design, personalized service and most importantly to you, our client.

Catherine SchagerCatherine Schager Designs | Catherine Schager
Catherine Schager Designs assists clients who want their home to reflect who they are without the stress of how to accomplish it. This is attained by carefully listening to her clients’ desires and needs and transforming their “space” into their home. A home that functions superbly, welcomes, soothes and comforts, while incorporating what’s important to them. Catherine Schager Designs offers the following services: Kitchen and Bath Design, Project management, Custom window treatments, Custom furniture and built-in cabinetry, Home offices, Custom bedding, Consultations for color, fabric, and material selections, Accessorizing, Space planning, Whole house remodels, and New or second homes.

Cheryl DCheryl D & Company | Cheryl Daugvila
At Cheryl D. & Company, Ltd. of LaGrange, Illinois we believe that your environment should be a reflection of your dreams and a living space that is uniquely your own. We believe the design possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Our design philosophy is to embrace the unique. Cheryl Daugvila created the company with a desire to solve design dilemmas other said weren’t possible. After 39 years of experience and designing over 2,000 kitchens, we don’t believe in any roadblocks. Our expertise is sought after because of the training and innate creativity of our designers. We offer you a wealth of inspiration coupled with valuable experience.

Elizabeth ScottESL Design Group | Elizabeth Scott
Elizabeth’s philosophy is to live with style, be authentic, be healthy, and enjoy life! This is emulated in her work as she translates taste and lifestyle into a unique look and feel for each of her client’s homes. It is about giving them a sense of ease and beauty each time they walk in the door. Her passion for bringing her clients the best look with the finest quality is her goal. She loves mixing color and textures with timeless pieces to create a fresh hip look that never goes out of style.

Pradeep ShimpiHylan Design Ltd | Pradeep Shimpi
In the field of custom millwork, Hylan Design Ltd. has few rivals in its ability to transform your cabinetry ideas and needs into beautiful, functional, durable furniture and other products for residential and commercial spaces. Our materials and workmanship are of the highest quality, our designs and engineering are innovative and functional, and our service is responsive and meticulous. What distinguishes Hylan Design from other cabinet makers is the degree to which our clients are involved in the production of their pieces. Communication between client and craftsman is an essential element in the creation of every item that comes out of our shop.

TinuIntelligent Spaces by Design | Tinu Theccanat
Intelligent Spaces by Design LLC is a family-owned and operated custom cabinetry company. First and second-generation family members work in various capacities throughout our facility. With a history of continuous growth in a very competitive industry, we receive more than 95 percent of our business from repeat and referred customers. We have withstood strong competition from large cabinetry manufacturers and endured the test of time by providing personal service, custom installations, and very competitive prices.

Nancy JacobsonKitchen Design Partners | Nancy Jacobson
For over ten years, Nancy has demonstrated her specialty in space planning and cabinetry design with clients throughout the North Shore and Chicago. KDP helps you create the home of your dreams while balancing practical considerations. We look forward to becoming and integral member of your team by working with your contractor or by gladly referring you to one of our preferred contractors. Whether your project is a new custom home or a remodel, we offer a variety of indoor and outdoor cabinetry lines that meet the lifestyle and financial needs of the most discerning clients from Barrington to Kenilworth, Park Ridge to Lake Bluff and throughout Chicago’s North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs.

Margaret NogaNew Style Cabinets | Margaret Noga
New Style Cabinets, Inc. is a Chicago-based high-end, custom cabinetry and millwork manufacturer. Whether you come to us with a specific vision or need some guidance exploring our products, our friendly staff is there to help you every step of the way. In addition, NSC monitors your project throughout production, construction, delivery, and installation to ensure the highest product quality and enjoyable customer experience.

studio 912Studio 912 | Wendy & Randy Franz
Welcome to Studio 912,Inc. We are a design/build kitchen & bath remodeling and custom woodworking company. In business for over 20 years, our passion is to create a space for your home or business that reflects the way you uniquely do life. We are dealers for two cabinet lines as well as many types and brands of countertops. We carry Berenson Hardware and Rev-a-Shelf inserts. Whether you are already working with a contractor or you need your entire project handled from design to installation, we work hard to make this a one-stop-shop experience, handling your project with the utmost expertise and best customer service we can provide.

Colette Rodon HornofVesta of Hearth & Home | Colette Rodon Hornof
Vesta celebrates the home and all its aesthetic possibilities, designing kitchens and living spaces that honor the spirit and energy of those who dwell within. Like our namesake, the Roman Goddess of the Hearth, Vesta infuses the home with warmth and welcome. Founder and designer Colette Rodon Hornof is known for her luxurious living space designs rich in style and comfort—and for her rigorous approach that delivers on your hopes and vision. Her breathtaking showroom puts cabinetry, appliances, fixtures and finishes on display to light the fires of your imagination.

Resources from Cabinetry & Millwork to Cabinetry Repairs


Bovelli logoBovelli Custom Millwork | Tony Aiello
Blending handcrafted European traditions with the superior technologies of today to produce beautifully crafted millwork made in America. The company’s founding partners have over a century of combined experience in custom millworking and high-end general contracting – Custom Cabinetry, Interior Doors and Trim.

Leslie BowmanThe Design Bar | Leslie Bowman
Leslie Bowman established Wells Street Design as an avenue for homeowners to design, build and decorate their home effortlessly. She is instrumental in the design and project management of every project awarded to the firm, concentrating her focus on designing and building custom luxury homes. From the initial purchase of your land or lot, Wells Street Design will create the ultimate building experience. The firm prides itself on offering customized design services whereby the design, construction as well as the finish out and furnishing of your home will all be handled under one roof.

Meaghan HodshireExclusive Cabinet Agents | Meaghan Hodshire
Manufacturer’s Representative for Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wisconsin.



Fredman Design Group | Susan Rossie/Terri Crittenden/Lonnie Unger/Sharon Gilman
Whether you’re doing a renovation or building a new home, we approach each project with the same spirit of discovery. This is what enables us to uncover your truth, capture your vision and create spaces that go beyond aesthetics to transform your everyday and your well-being.

Emily KrauklisHeritage Beam & Board | Emily Krauklis
Our shop is located just outside of Lake Geneva Wisconsin in an old dairy barn on the back acres of the Hanson Farmette. Drive down the windy road and turn in past the house to the big red barn. The hay mow in the barn currently serves as our showroom, the lower level our workshop. By operating in a barn we continue to be inspired by the character and craftsmanship that Heritage materials offer.

Marius DaugvilaMr. D Cabinet Repairs & Woodworking | Marius Daugvila
Mr. D Cabinet Repairs & Woodworking is a cabinet service company of Marius Daugvila. Marius is an experienced cabinet and furniture maker who has turned his focus to repairing fine cabinetry that’s not ready to be replaced.


New Line Design LogoNew Line Design Center | Omar Chahin
Our mission is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and earning their trust through exceptional products and performance. We want you to be proud.

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