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 expectations for style and value. With skillful questions and careful listening, Jim is able to transform his clients’ ideas into the room of their dreams! People also 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 and his wife, Nancy (Office Manager at Kitchen Village), have been happily married for over 25 years. They enjoy spending much of their time together – reading, playing golf, working on home projects, or just hanging out with their grown children. As committed Christians, they are also involved in their local church.

Carol Hasler

Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • More than 25 years of design experience
  • Designs 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 strengths.

“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 30 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 interested in learning new things. Trish just likes to stay active!

Maggie Nolan

Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • More than 15 years of design experience
  • Specializes in solving space challenge issues
  • Strong focus on space modification for clients with special physical needs
  • Degree in Housing, Univeristy of Minnesota

Maggie helps to create designs that not only reflect a client’s personality and taste but also work 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 12 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 degree 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 enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling to Bed & Breakfasts, playing volleyball, attending movies and the theater.

Linda Niemczyk

Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • More than 10 years of design experience
  • Member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
  • Specializes in creating unique spaces while maintaining functionality
  • Associate Degree in Interior Design, Harper College
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, University of Kansas
  • Associate Degree in Applied Business, University of Cincinnati

Linda has always had a passion for design. Her previous career was as a graphic designer, but after spending 10 years renovating her own home, a bungalow built in 1918, she decided to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Linda loves helping her clients discover the best way to utilize their space to make it functional, friendly, and beautiful. Utilizing the latest 3-D technology, Linda’s renderings help her clients visualize their kitchen or bathroom remodel.

“Nothing is more satisfying to me than listening to my client’s wants and needs and then transforming their space into the home they have always dreamed of. Each person and project is unique and that is why I love what I do!”

When Linda is not working, she loves to play golf, travel (especially to the west coast of Michigan), and spend time with family and friends. She also loves spending time with her rescue dogs, Murphy and Ollie.

 

Address

1081 E. Golf Road
Arlington Heights, IL
(847) 956-6800

Showroom Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm

Evenings: By Appointment
Holidays: Closed

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