Meet Our Team of Designers

Jim McDonaugh, Owner

Kitchen and Bath Designer

 

  • Certified Kitchen Designer
  • More than 25 years of design experience
  • Won numerous 1st place awards in NKBA Midwest Design
  • Multiple designs featured in Chicago Home and Garden Magazine
  • Member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
  • Engineering degree from University of Illinois

Jim’s goal is creative design that exceeds your expectations for style and value. With skillful questions and careful listening, he is able to transform your ideas into the room of your dreams! His clients appreciate his relaxed style and attention to detail.

My goal is to listen carefully and then design an area that is efficient, functional, and beautiful. I want to create a space that my clients will love and enjoy for many years to come.

Jim is happily married to his wife of 25+ years and they have two grown children. He is also a committed Christian who is involved with serving in his local church.

Carol Hasler

Kitchen and Bath Designer

 

  • More than 25 years of design experience
  • Design featured in North Shore Magazine
  • Specializes in space planning and functionality
  • Degree in residential Interior Design

Carol brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each project. She enjoys using her interior design background and years of experience to provide clients with a remodel that fits their lifestyle. Space planning and attention to detail are her strength.

I design each space for storage and function while also making it beautiful. I understand the importance of every project and I’m willing to spend the time necessary to make sure my clients are comfortable with their decisions. My goal is not merely to provide a beautiful finished project, but to create a friendship out of the experience as well.

Outside of work, Carol devotes her time to  family and friends.

 

 

Trish Walters

Kitchen and Bath Designer

 

  • Certified Kitchen Designer
  • More than 25 years of design experience
  • Numerous design competition awards including “Best of Show”
  • Member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
  • Former NKBA Chapter Vice-President
  • Studied Art at Drake University

Trish is passionate about the efficient use of available space, together with a good design and a fresh, yet timeless, style. Whether it means working within the existing footprint, reconfiguring the layout, or opening up walls, Trish’s creative design brings it all together.

I  strive to create a space that is timeless, functional and beautiful. Let’s put your wishes together with my experience and create something awesome!

When Trish is not designing, she enjoys spending time with her adult children and grandchildren. She enjoys swing dancing as well as the outdoors—camping, biking, golfing and boating. When Trish has free time, she enjoys sewing and is always interesting in learning new things. Trish just likes to stay active!

Maggie Nolan

Kitchen and Bath Designer

 

  • More than 12 years of design experience
  • Specializes in solving space challenge issues
  • Strong focus on space modification for clients with special physical needs
  • Degree in Housing from University of Minnesota

Maggie helps to create designs that not only reflect a client’s personality and taste but one that works harmoniously with their lifestyle and priorities. She loves to explore unique design approaches that beautifully transform their homes and enrich their lives. Her dedication to customer satisfaction and her positive demeanor make her a pleasure to work with.

I will walk you through the process of remodeling your kitchen or bath until it is completed to your highest level of satisfaction. I want the process to be a smooth and positive experience.

Like every great designer, Maggie loves to cook. She also enjoys gardening, biking, skiing, canoeing, and reading. She and her husband have four grown children and reside in Arlington Heights.

Dorothy Zalewski

Kitchen and Bath Designer

 

  • More than 11 years of design experience
  • Ability to help clients assess and visualize their ideas
  • Associate degree in Interior Design, Harper College
  • Kitchen & Bath Specialty Certificate, Harper College
  • Diploma in Residential Planning, Illinois Institute of Art
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Illinois

Dorothy’s career path from software engineering to kitchen and bath design may not be the most traditional route, but both paths are about problem-solving and finding the cleanest solutions. Combining these two paths allow her to integrate both sides of her brain, creativity, and passion along with logic and function, to help her create the perfect space for her clients!

My goal is to craft an inviting and timeless design that reflects my client’s personality as well as meeting the daily realities of their lives. When the project is complete, I want them to love spending time in their new space!

In her spare time, Dorothy loves to travel, try new and unusual foods, and discover unique restaurants. She also enjoys volleyball, movies, and the theatre. She and her husband have three grown boys.

Remember that kitchen and bathroom renovations often pay for themselves when it is time to sell your home.
When the dust settles, you will be grateful that you picked a kitchen and bath specialist like 
Kitchen Village.

 

Give us a call at 847-956-6800 to schedule an appointment!