Design Set Match started in February 2010 in the middle of the recession. Being self-employed had been a career goal and this became the perfect timing to start.
Their services include Schematic Design, Design Development, Pre-Construction assistance, Materials Coordination, and Construction Administration. Focusing on kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry room remodels.
Listening and observing is how they start every project. They get to know the needs and wants of homeowners so that they can design a room that best matches their home, personality, and solves their current problems.
They work with homeowners who are busy professionals. Whether working long days or running their kids to multiple activities, most people don’t have hours to spend going to showrooms.
Many have tried working with architects and are overwhelmed, being sent to select materials on their own or they are frustrated trying to read drawings and envision their new kitchen and bath remodel. All are trying to make responsible investment decisions and are secretly worried they may make choices they won’t like until it is too late. Design Set Match’s process assists their clients with focused, bite-sized decisions, computer-generated renderings of proposed “after” photos, and reduces the amount of time their clients would spend making selections on their own by doing it together.
They typically work with homeowners who live in Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Kensington, Lafayette, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, San Francisco, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Walnut Creek.
With the onset of COVID-19 and shelter-in-place restrictions, they have modified their in-person meetings to zoom calls. They order samples of tile and cabinetry to drop them off at their client’s doorsteps. This allows them to be prepared when safety guidelines for construction are relaxed and remodeling may take place.