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I'm so glad we chose Melina to help us with our remodel. She listened carefully to what we wanted, gave us multiple options and then promptly created the plans and successfully got them approved by our (picky) town planning board. She then helped us select a contractor and manage that process. During the remodeling process, she was on top of things, dealing with the inevitable issues that came up (we have a very, very old house, and some things were not as expected when the walls were opened up). She helped me manage some issues that came up with the contractor and overall kept a level head. She is very knowledgeable about the various issues and patiently answered our questions. Melina is easy to work with and be around - it was a pleasure working together on material and product selections. She maintained a nice balance of being open to my preferences but expressing her opinions and being patient with a couple of times I changed my mind creating extra work. Most importantly, our kitchen and family room look beautiful and the new flow works better than even I expected - I am thrilled with the results!Read More

I give Melina a 5 star review because she exceeded all of my expectations for my kitchen/living room remodel project in San Francisco. She is not only a designer and has architectural talents as well. She understands construction and can interface with the contractors and cabinets makers on details that are so important in completing a project. She designed my kitchen and living room space and turned it into a piece of heaven. She always answered my emails and if we were unable to meet, zoom worked very well in moving the project forward. She has fabulous taste and the pictures attest to her talents! Look no further! Melina is simply the best.Read More

Melina was recommended to us by our contractor. What fabulous luck for us! As other reviewers have noted, she brings a wonderfully creative intelligence to her work, along with a cheerful and can-do attitude. She listens deeply and then draws on her deep knowledge of design and materials to create a proposal that honors the spirit (and the budget!) of the home owner. She's responds promptly and is fluent in any comms approach (phone, email, texting, google docs etc). Equally important: She produces absolutely detailed drawings that ensured that everyone -- from, to the contractor, to the suppliers (cabinets etc) -- knew exactly what they needed to do. Not many people can say this - but our kitchen renovation came in absolutely on time and on budget! And Melina played a pivotal role in making that happen. Thank you, Melina! It was a delight to work with you!Read More

Melina is WONDERFUL! She helped us with our kitchen remodel from beginning to end and no doubt made the process 100 times less stressful than it would have been. She listened to what we wanted but also had great suggestions for us to consider (which were usually on point)! She is meticulously detail oriented, extremely responsive, and just a lovely person to work with. She handled all the issues that came up with our project, and really went to bat for us when needed. Given the supply chain issues that have plagued us through COVID, we would probably still be sitting in a half finished kitchen if it weren’t for her. Melina is worth her weight in gold, and I can honestly say without hesitation that the best decision we made for our kitchen remodel was hiring her. We have recommended her to several friends and will call her again for any future projects!Read More

Melina is professional, talented and an absolute joy to work with. She drafted beautiful design options for us to choose from that were meticulously thought out and were based on our ideas. She guided us through all the decisions along the way, providing her expertise based on her years of experience. She is a well connected in the community with vendors as well as the contractor/subcontractors who worked on our project. She scheduled time for me to meet her at the various providers such as choosing granite, stone, tile, lighting, appliances, cabinetry and the associated plumbing fixtures and hardware. This proved to be invaluable as the options to chose from can be overwhelming. She gently guides you through these decisions, always with a focus on your specific style ideas. I could not be happier with the time we spent and the amazing outcome of our newly updated kitchen! Thank you Melina!! You are the best!Read More

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