How did you get into kitchen design?
My Dad is a carpenter, so I grew up playing & helping out in the workshop. I studied Interior Design and when I moved to Dublin in 2005 I began working as a kitchen designer and I’m still at it.
What do you love most about the job you do?
The challenge of a new project and trying to work the brief to create the clients dream kitchen. It’s also an ever evolving industry with new materials, appliances and internal solutions so it’s constant learning which I enjoy.
What project are you most proud of?
I’m proud of every project, but a recent highlight is the In-frame kitchen we completed in North Co. Dublin. We had 18 months of meetings before installation, the room itself was 7m x 7m so scale and detail were really important to ensure the kitchen really sang as the heart of the home. Even the dining table was designed and created by our team.
What project did you struggle most with, why?
I always find small spaces more challenging as the kitchen has to work so hard storage wise, while still creating the dream kitchen.
What do you wish people knew about the job you do?
I wish they knew to trust our experience & expertise, we as a team are all experts in what we do & want to create the dream solution as we have huge pride in our work. The work speaks for itself.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone thinking about their dream kitchen/bedroom/living room.
l’d suggest researching the style they are interested in, ask friends & family what they love or hate in their kitchens – see it as an education at the start of their kitchen journey.
What does the rest of the team say about Carol?
Carol is a brilliant problem solver, she can always figure out a solution! She’s the glue that holds the team together and brings real passion to what she does.