Each year, Houzz, an online platform for home remodeling and design, selects the top home remodeling professionals throughout the nation. The Best of Houzz 2016 is a homeowner-to-homeowner guide of the best home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros, and other professionals. This year, there were several Traverse City winners including Kitchen ChoreographyUrban-DiversionsB.C.D. Interiors, and Sara (Dakoske) VanderStelt with Creative Kitchens.

There are three categories for the award: design, customer service, and photography. Urban-Diversions earned a Best of Houzz for design while B.C.D. Interiors, Sara (Dakoske) VanderStelt, and Kitchen Choreography took home awards for customer service, which are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews.

We talked with Shanna Tompkins, the executive assistant at Kitchen Choreography about what it means to win a Best of Houzz.

All photography and design by Kitchen Choreography.

How does it feel to win a Best of Houzz for customer service?

“We have been steadily growing in recognition for our design and quality level of product. What is so hard to place value on is the experience our clients have working with us. We take the stress out of the project and make it fun. We are very happy to have been given an award that helps future clients know that is the difference between us and other companies in the area.”

Have you won in the past?

“This is our first time, but we hope to make the awards an annual occurrence.”

What inspires your work?

“The excitement each client brings for their project. We hope to make their vision a reality for them.”

What do you enjoy about working on and designing homes in Northern Michigan?

“That it is true custom. Our customers are retiring to the area and have lived in many places. They bring those experiences with them to be incorporated into a home that fits them and their needs.”

Kitchen Choreography’s interior designer Erica Murdock earned national recognition for her work. Read the profile here. 

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