The Kitchen Designer

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Susan Serra, certified kitchen designer, and my mission is to take kitchen design style, function and analysis to a higher level. Here's why the kitchen has the most honored place in the home - all five senses reside in the kitchen.  Best...Susan  Contact: susan@susanserraassociates.com

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Custom kitchen design by Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS


Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, President, Susan Serra Associates, Inc.

For a limited time, I am happy to announce my availability to take on new kitchen design projects! All you need to know about me, you can find here. Now, I'd like to find out about you.


Are you planning a kitchen remodel? Or, are you building a new home? Have a pocket size kitchen that must be designed for perfect efficiency or the grand (jumbo size) kitchen of your dreams (or anything in between for that matter)? Any type of kitchen design style may apply!


Together, we will work on your design via our project management website. Uploads of drawings and images, all conversations between us, 24/7 access to your information, product information uploads, mechanical drawings, and everything that is needed to execute a highly detailed kitchen design can be effortlessly accommodated on our secure project website.

This is a valuable and efficient service, one which arguably is a better way to work together than typical/local kitchen planning appointments. Often, there are weeks of time in between each (local) meeting. Then, meeting time arrives with no real way to access previous conversations and information previously discussed. The solution? Having it ALL online, all the time, quickly searchable, with high quality services performed in a timely fashion! It not only works, it's the ideal solution.


Here's what you can expect ... I design my kitchens by taking time to learn about my clients' lifestyle needs and desires. My goal is to help my clients personally express these lifestyle features into a kitchen that immediately feels "right", one which is a perfect fit. I do this by being acutely aware of the difference between pushing a client and "yessing" a client - neither of which I do. Thus, the sweet spot, my style, is guiding, double checking, and seeking fun, interesting, and smart ways to communicate important design principles and ideas. It is truly a collaborative process. There is no rushing, just a process which has a perfectly natural pace for the project, and lots of patience.


Products can be specified and ordered. It simply makes sense that the designer responsible for the kitchen design, who knows, intimately, the needs and desires of the client, the quirks of the client's home and all other information (many hundreds of little pieces of information) remains the one who ultimately orders products for the kitchen. How is the jobsite measured? You will fly me out (or I will drive, depending on distance from Long Island) and I will measure the jobsite OR you can provide me with measurements as well. Samples of cabinetry will be provided, and any style in the mid to high end price range is available.

At the very least, it is strongly advisable that cabinetry and countertops be ordered by Susan Serra Associates, Inc. If not, if additional suppliers and service providers are introduced later, gray areas of information and responsibility will quickly emerge and abound, causing confusion at best, chaos at worst. When working with Susan Serra Associates, Inc., I will personally prepare the cabinetry order, check it and recheck it for accuracy and I will BE AT THE JOBSITE when the cabinetry is delivered to assure all is well. 


Ready to have your kitchen be one of the few kitchens that I will design for the foreseeable future? 

Please read and fill out the Design Retainer, fax it to 631.754.0659 or email a copy to susan @ susanserraassociates.com. Call 631.754.0464 or email: susan @ susanserraassociates.com with any questions on the process, and we are on our way.

Design Retainer/deposit is fully deductible from the order of cabinetry. 

Kitchen Design Services by Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS