Kitchen Design Center–Columbia, Maryland
Corporate Headquarters and Distribution Center
9005-C Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30
Columbia Showroom and Headquarters
Our Columbia Showroom, which was established in 2003, serves as the corporate office for Kitchen & Bath Creations (KBC). It is home to many of our Kitchen Designers, our Client Care Team, and our Distribution Center.
Our Kitchen Designers
Below are the bios of our Columbia-based kitchen designers. Each of these kitchen designers can help you define your needs, work to help you achieve your desires, and will work within your budget.
Lisa has 30 years of remodeling experience and enjoys assisting
builders and remodelers in the design process. She has a degree in Applied Arts and maintains her professional development with continuing education programs and events designed to build on her skill set and knowledge of subject areas essential to the growth and success of the industry.
Lisa is very detail-oriented and focused on the end goal —
providing her clients with the kitchen or bath of their dreams.
Shelly is dedicated to creating meaningful, well-designed
spaces. Pick up a local design magazine, and you just may
see one of her beautiful kitchens or bathrooms featured.
Shelly is very much in tune with her client’s needs and loves
to watch their faces light up as their project is finally unveiled.
Awards and Honors: Shelly’s 2012 Transitional Design
won 1st place on HGTV’s Bang for your Buck!
Leslee enjoys combining her loves of creativity and organization into beautiful and functional designs.
Equipped with a keen eye and knack for understanding her client’s vision, she creates personalized, attractive spaces.
In 2004, Leslee graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Interior Design and has been designing detailed kitchen, bath, and other living areas ever since.
Craig has over 30 years of experience in the cabinetry industry. His current focus is working with builders and developers in the Washington, DC market.
Craig stays up-to-date with current trends and manages to always provide his clients with the “Right Product at the Right Price.”
Henry started his career in the residential kitchen industry in 1998 after his return to the Washington Metropolitan Area from New York City. Since moving back to the area, he has held several design positions and has experience working with a variety of clients, from developers, local contractors, architects, interior designers, and your average homeowner.
Henry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a BFA in Interior Design. He wanted to do something equally as creative as fashion and work with amazing clients and has found the kitchen and bath industry to be a perfect fit.
Kim has been an NKBA member and Certified Kitchen Designer for more than 20 years. She holds an Interior Design degree from Virginia Tech where she also completed specialized studies in Kitchen and Bath Design.
Kim is a master at space planning and can offer creative solutions that are personalized, beautiful, functional, and affordable.
Client Care Team
Nikki’s been taking care of KBC clients for the past 15 years and is a phenomenal problem solver. Having gutted and redesigned her own bathrooms, she understands the customer’s point of view and strives to make their remodeling experience a positive one.
Favorite Tool: The Oh-So-Versatile Putty Knife
Wendy decided 2020 was her year to make a change, and we are happy to have her here at KBC. She has had a rewarding career in customer service primarily because she likes helping people.
Wendy is enjoying learning the cabinet industry and looks forward to a rewarding career with KBC.
Betsy is a well seasoned Client Care Specialist with over 15 years of
experience with kitchen and bath cabinetry. During her tenure with
KBC, she’s been involved with everything from customer service, to
purchasing, and even installations.
Needless to say, she understands how the process works and the need to have the job completed in a timely manner.
Haley is driven to succeed in providing the best customer service possible, while also coordinating deliveries to retail and non-retail clients. She partners with our warehouse team to make sure our delivery schedule is organized for accurate and timely delivery.
Haley has worked in the customer service industry for the last seven years and strives to make your experience with KBC enjoyable.
Brendon is the newest member of our Client Care Team. He spent the last four years serving customers in both the retail and hospitality industry and has learned a lot about people! He thoroughly enjoys working through challenging situations to meet the client’s needs and is looking forward to a rewarding career with KBC.
Brendon holds an A.A.S. in Intelligence Analytics, Homeland Security Management.
The Importance of Your Kitchen Cabinets
As today’s heart of the home, the kitchen adds tremendous value, and kitchen cabinetry is the largest and most important piece of your investment. Cabinets make the kitchen. They determine its look and feel.
However, kitchen design goes far beyond getting the cabinets right. The layout needs to be well suited to your space for optimum organization of the kitchen.
KBC supplies custom cabinets with unique construction options, finishes, and functions designed to suit your personal needs—the sky is the limit! Our Columbia showroom is set up for customers to view a wide variety of cabinetry brands that cater to their personal style.
You will want to make sure that the style of your kitchen cabinets works well in the kitchen but also blends properly with the rest of your home and in particular the rooms and areas immediately adjacent to the kitchen.
What’s your design style–Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Transitional? The general rule on kitchen cabinet style is to select a cabinet style that is consistent with the rest of your home’s design style.
The style of the cabinets will be significant to the color choices you make–color and style need to match. The color needs to work with both your personal taste and match other elements of the kitchen, such as appliances, backsplash, flooring, etc.
Blues, grays, and whites are among the most popular color choices for 2020.
Many people underestimate the need to design in proper storage. It is probably a good idea to have more storage rather than less. One way to estimate storage would be to take an inventory of everything you will want to store in your kitchen. Then add 10-20% more storage.
When working with our Columbia kitchen designers, they will ask the right questions and show you kitchen design examples so that your kitchen will be the best it can be.
Columbia Kitchen Design Gallery
This gallery will give you a sense of how you can get some wonderful ideas for your new kitchen.
Kitchen Design Resources
Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful.
Kitchen Project Budget Worksheet (PDF Download)