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KITCHEN BATH HOME Designers
We have been in the kitchen and bath industry for 25 years serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We are certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, NKBA.
People often come to us thinking the design is all about the cabinets. Great kitchen and bath design is more complex – it involves many decisions large and small: countertops, tiles, lighting, wall color, flooring, appliances, space and electrical planning – and how they go together. Even selection of cabinet hardware can make a big difference.
Successful kitchen and bath design requires a good working relationship with our client. We bring our aesthetic, our expertise, and our value system to the table. It’s all about forming a great partnership with you.
Maggie McManus, CKD
It was Pearl S. Buck who wrote, “Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.” As a designer these are words I take to heart. An elderly nun, my teacher in Catholic School, was the first to show me the value of order. She assigned me the task of organizing the jumble of pens and pencils in her desk – a task I took great satisfaction in.
I also value sustainability as do many of my clients. We see this most often in families with young children because they don’t want their kids exposed to toxic materials, and they care about our planet’s fragile environment. Sustainability in your design is a simple and achievable goal, and it’s affordable.
Kitchen and bath design has been my life-long career. I very much enjoy working with clients who call upon me to design highly functional and beautiful living spaces.
Kathryn Martin, Designer
Kathryn has a keen aptitude for capturing style and then translating that into the practical application of kitchen and home design. She comes to McManus Group from the fashion industry.
Sean Conway, Project Manager
After a decade working as a project manager in the fields of design, real estate marketing, and planning, Sean joined McManus Group in 2015. He is the point person managing scheduling and coordinating all phases of our projects.
There are several ways to make your project more environmentally friendly.
Some examples are:
- Installing a filtered water system to reduce reliance on bottled drinking water.
- Installing cabinets with low VOC emissions (off-gassing) to make your kitchen non-toxic.
- Installing cabinets manufactured using wood from sustainable forestry. We use high quality cabinets from Custom Wood Products which meet the highest standard of sustainability.
- In bathrooms, install low-flow toilets to conserve water.
- Even your choice of countertops can make a difference.