I am still getting compliments on the kitchen

The kitchen design that McManus Group prepared was not only beautiful but completely functional for how I cook and use the space. I am still getting compliments on the kitchen and I love everything about it.

Judy H.

Elizabeth sees her kitchen for the first time

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I cannot say enough good things about Maggie and McManus Group. I had first heard about her when I attended the Nyack house tour and saw a kitchen she had done. It was beautiful. It was cozy and happy and filled with character. I said to my husband, “That’s the kitchen I want!”

Fast forward a few years, and was time to remodel the very 1990s kitchen in our very 1940s house. Our kitchen space is tiny and I had bunch of ideas for it (and even some vintage appliances/items I collected) but no idea how to synthesize everything together and make it fit in a compact space. So we called Maggie!

She was a lifesaver. So kind, so excited about the project, and so easy to work with. She took my crazy ideas of my perfect vintage kitchen and brought them to life in a way that I never could have envisioned.

I highly recommend McManus Group to make the overwhelming process feel easy and fun! I absolutely LOVE my kitchen. It’s perfect for our house and has a feeling of having been here forever! I could not be happier.

Elizabeth Finklestein

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Good taste, advice, and stunning results

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Like this one from Julie Taymor

Working with Maggie & Kathryn was a pleasure

We have an older Cape Cod home, and the McManus Group helped us redesign our kitchen. They fashioned a marvelous space for us: a completely updated, user-friendly kitchen and dining area, creating a warm and inviting “great room”. Their work has become the central space of our house and wonderfully transformed the way we view and use our home. Working with Maggie and Kathyrn was a pleasure: everything was installed according to plan, with creative solutions and timely responses to all our concerns. We highly recommend the McManus Group for any home design project, and will certainly use them again in the future.

Steven Miller

Our apartment renovation helped us cope with a Covid self-quarantine

There is no more luxurious place for us to self-quarantine than in our beautifully renovated small apartment in 100 PTW.  Since the move, we have hosted gatherings of family and friends and the “Oh Wows!” still continue as new people step inside the door.  Thanks again for all your hard work!


Responsive to our needs

Very responsive, open to feedback, willing to change design if needed, and quality work.

Trista N.

Multi-Home Renovations in Nyack and Manhattan

We have worked with Maggie and her staff for more than 15 years. First they re-did our downstairs den area, then they re-did our kitchen with a modern kitchen that still gets compliments 12 years after it was installed; not to be deprived our apartment in Manhattan needed some re-design in the library/gallery and that has also been accomplished. We are currently working with McManus Group to redo our apartment kitchen.

Reliable and customer-oriented, Maggie and staff have done a fabulous job in designing, assisting us in selecting materials, and working closely with our contractors. Highly recommended!

David Hendin

Design and function above expectations

Coordinated with general contractor that I had. Wonderful experience with McManus Group. Maggie is an exemplary designer who listens to your needs and brings a professional, beautiful outcome that WOWS all who see the transformation. Design and function above expectations

Ann C.

I am still getting compliments on the kitchen

I hired Maggie McManus to help me with a kitchen renovation several years ago. McManus Group was absolutely fabulous to work with. I was so happy with how it came out, that I had Maggie come back and help me redo my bathroom, which I think is also spectacular!

Judy H.

We worked as collaborators

McManus Group did a great job of both listening to my ideas with respect and interest and sharing their professional experience and knowledge which I didn’t have. We worked as collaborators, which I especially appreciated.

Judy R.

The results were extraordinary

Maggie has worked on a number of projects with me including two bathrooms, a kitchen and a large-scale project on a second home. In each case, the results were extraordinary: beautiful, innovative design making use of the existing space, and fun with a superb use of color.

Maggie brings to the table her creativity and many years of design experience. She listened to my thoughts on each space and then made suggestions on design, materials and color, all in keeping with the style of the house.

For the large-scale project, Maggie essentially had to start over to restore my 1880s house following water damage that touched almost every room. She handily drew up design plans, helped restore original woodwork and made improvements, where necessary. She sourced materials, coordinated numerous contractors and oversaw all the work from beginning to end. I am grateful to Maggie for her excellent project skills, focus on details, guidance and recovery vision during that time.

I would without hesitation engage Maggie and her team on any future project.

Barbara H.

Innovative, thoughtful and organized

We call our house “The House of Maggie”. It all started fifteen years ago when a small kitchen and a separate dining area became a larger, functional, and fun farmhouse kitchen that still looks amazing. Maggie and her team later gave our bathrooms fresh, clean, much-needed updates and they transformed the exterior of our house with a new color, siding, trim, doors, and light fixtures. Most recently they converted our third bedroom into a cozy den/office by incorporating custom cabinetry. Working with Maggie is a fun experience. She has an extraordinary sense of color and design. She is innovative, knowledgeable, thoughtful, organized, and budget-conscious. Because she takes the time to get to know her clients, the end result is personal and timeless, reflecting who the clients are and not who somebody else thinks they should be.

Barbara M.