Seven Amazing Kitchen Designers Who Will Transform Your Home

These pros know how to cook up a stunning space.

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Heartwood Kitchens / Photo by Jen Bilodeau Photography

When it comes to rejiggering layouts or finding creative storage solutions for everything from pans to pasta, it’s best to consult the experts. Luckily, in and around Boston, there’s no shortage of pros who are guaranteed to create a kitchen beyond your wildest dreams, whether that includes eco-friendly bamboo cabinetry or a blink-and-you-miss-it induction cooktop.

Heartwood Kitchens

The only thing that rivals Nancy Hanson’s eye for creating a functional floor plan is her flair for style, from a space featuring industrial light fixtures and slate gray cabinetry to a sunny kitchen with an earthy palette. Plus, she has a secret weapon: her contractor husband, Paul, who handily installs the custom and semi-custom cabinetry she dreams up.

75 Newbury St., Danvers, 978-762-7472,

Adams Kitchen and Bath

At this nearly 50-year-old family-owned business, the design process kicks off with a conversation about your goals, followed by an in-home consultation. Next, you’ll visit the company’s Stoneham showroom to explore cabinetry by Wood-Mode and appliances by Sub-Zero and Thermador. After you approve conceptual drawings, the Adams team will get to work. The end result? The perfect kitchen for cooking, entertaining, and hanging out.

125 Main St., Stoneham, 781-438-5065,

Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center

When it comes to revamping kitchens, bathrooms, and dressing rooms, the team of designers, engineers, craftspeople, and installers at Roomscapes can provide as much or as little help as you need. Head to their 15,000-square-foot showroom in Rockland to peruse cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and more, or take advantage of the company’s multitude of in-house offerings including general contracting and full remodeling services, which even includes room extensions and relocations.

40 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, 781-616-6400,

Metropolitan Cabinets & Countertops

The designers at this family-run business have your kitchen revamp covered from top to bottom, never failing to deliver on finishing touches and eye-catching details. Their cabinets and countertops—almost all of which are manufactured in the company’s 145,000-square-foot Norwood factory—can be completely customized, from door style to finish options to hardware to budget to material (including eco-friendly options such as bamboo).

505 University Ave., Norwood, 800-698-8999; and other locations;

Architectural Kitchens

Owner Bill Prachnick and his team are all about turning the heart of your home into a place that fits your personal style and lifestyle to a T. Their specialty? Designing and installing custom kitchens with a classic look. Picture an open floor plan with bright white cabinetry and a marble island that gleams under eye-catching pendant lights.

310 Washington St., Wellesley, 781-239-9750,

Downsview Kitchens of Boston

Inside the Boston Design Center outpost of this Canadian company, you’ll find showstopping custom design solutions, all of which are manufactured in North America and made with high-quality materials. Sleek cooktops, beautiful built-ins, and innovative cabinetry are just some of what’s on display in the showroom, where designers can walk you through your options.

Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Ste. 629, Boston, 857-317-3320,

Classic Kitchens & Interiors

The designers and installers here aren’t just experts at interiors: They’ll also act as your best advocates, liaising with other contractors and helping you make the right decisions for your needs and budget. Their efficient and enthusiastic manner makes kitchen renovations a breeze, plus their 4,500-square-foot showroom features more than 20 kitchen displays where you’ll be able to touch and see products before bringing them into your own home.

 127 Airport Rd., Hyannis, 508-775-3075,