A Place to Gather
With two school-aged children, this busy family of four used their kicthen as the
central gathering place for a variety of family activities.More >>
Frequent entertainers, this large NY family wanted special attention paid to their
kitchen. Working in a high-rise presented unique challenges, such as properly ventilating
the pro-style range equipment.More >>
To address the biggest issue—a lack of storage and counter space—Specht
incorporated a custom pantry with high-end accessories and a built-in microwave.
He also installed a 7-foot, cherry wood peninsula finished in a rich chocolate stain
to complement the maple cabinets.
A pastoral parcel in Hamburg, New York, this newly built log-cabin-style domicile
is home to an empty-nester couple whose family visits often. Warm and welcoming,
the nature-inspired domicile telegraphs an organic appeal, and the owners wanted
their kitchen to mirror that aesthetic.More >>
The Finest Design
One challenge the team encountered was deciding between totally gutting the kitchen
or doing a gentle facelift. The designers opted to gut the kitchen, and what was
once a less-than-ideal space turned into a room the homeowners couldn’t live without.
Check out our reviews on HOUZZ:
With a team like you find at Artisans you get more quality design help and choices than anywhere else in Buffalo. We met with multiple design reps who gave us estimates – no other so-called design company compares to Artisan Kitchen and Baths. Other places were slow, non-imaginative, cookie cutter “canned” designs. Very disappointing. At Artisans, Jennifer (Ziemba) Hutton was our designer. We had a few bumps in road that were not the fault of Artisan but Jennifer handled all issues promptly and well beyond what we could expect from anywhere else. Artisans made sure we were satisfied. In the end, we are MORE than satisfied!!! And the compliments we get when people see our new kitchen…most are jaw dropping, eye popping “wow, this is beautiful!” or just plain speechless with mouth agape in amazement!! Our final cost was low end of 50-100k range indicated in this survey option. rghare
Jennifer’s design experience helped us bring to fruition our vision of a kitchen/mudroom/family room combination that would blend seamlessly into our transitional style home. Her creativity allowed us to maximize storage and functionality while Jeff helped us select the optimal mix of high end appliances to meet our needs as a busy family who love to cook together. Jennifer worked very well in concert with out contractor Knab Builders to refine the design on short notice. We are very appreciative of the patience and extra effort Jennifer put in to create a fabulous result. middlesarj
This past 6 months I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer through a very challenging and complex renovation to our new home’s kitchen and bathroom. Her designs were perfect. She captured our vision and made it happen! She has been outstanding!!
Apart from her creative ability to envision a space that did not yet exist, she was helpful and supportive through the entire process. Three days before we left Buffalo for the winter, we lost our contractor. We were only able to meet with the new contractor for an hour before we left, so Jennifer became our point person.
The stress of doing a reno long distance was eased by Jennifer who I consulted with frequently via phone and email. She oversaw design questions from the contractor, delivery scheduling and assisted with so many areas that I can’t even begin to list them.
Without Jennifer, I am sure I never would have been able to enjoy the beautiful kitchen and bath I currently have.
She is certainly one of, if not, the most creative, professional, helpful and dedicated person I have worked with and I have recommended her to anyone who is looking to do a project.
Please be sure she knows how highly I think of her. I also did a review of her work for me on the Houzz website. Everyone needs to know about this amazing young woman!!!
“The appliances have arrived, safe and sound. Thanks so much for all of your help.
Perhaps the next time the Canadian dollar sky-rockets I can come get that dishwasher
from you too, in person even! It’s been a pleasure working with you.”-Lesley Wilkins
“We truly enjoyed working with you two and I can’t believe how wonderful the kitchen
turned out! Your care and concern on making sure we were happy was very much above
and beyond the call of duty. I am more than happy to recommend you to anyone who
needs cabinets, appliances or advice. Thank you again for the pleasure of doing
business with you both.”-Laurie Bowers
“I wanted to write and thank you for your help in creating my ‘perfect kitchen’.
We couldn’t have been happier working with your designer Keith Specht. The entire
process from selection to design to installation was a pleasure. We especially appreciated
being able to get all of the products we needed from one company. We would happily
recommend anyone to your company.”-Michael & Tracy Burgin
“Thank you so much for all of your guidance during our kitchen make-over. Your honesty
and attention to detail truly made us feel that we were truly making the right choices
and we greatly appreciated your expertise. We have passed on your name to several
of our friends who are looking to change their kitchens and I told them that you
came highly recommended. Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and thanks again.”-Kristen
& Dave Mansour
“We hired Julie Deuble of Artisan to design our kitchen update last year, and we couldn’t be happier about our decision. Our remodeling options were limited due to the existing structural configuration, and Julie’s creative yet practical approach enabled us to get all the options that were on our kitchen “wish list.” She was thorough and extremely detail oriented, and her guidance was invaluable during this potentially overwhelming process. Artisan was a pleasure to work with – our cabinets came in right on time and are beautiful! The quality and appearance of the cabinets are wonderful. We had some minor finishing issues with a couple of the cabinet doors that Artisan took care of with the manufacturer immediately for us, and it did not disrupt the project at all. Artisan’s customer service is second to none!” -Lisa and Ray Staff
“Artisan Kitchens & Baths of Buffalo, New York, is one of my favorite clients to work with. The designs are always beautiful, elegant, and high functioning. The installations are clearly done with great care and professionalism. I can tell a lot about a design firm by speaking with the homeowners when I am photographing a project. I hear wonderful praise for Artisan, and their designers and associates. The families whose homes they work on are thrilled with the projects and their relationships with Artisan Kitchens and Baths.” -Steven Paul Whitsitt Photography
“We evaluated a few options and selected Julie Deuble and Artisan and never looked back. We were very happy with our decision! We put off our kitchen renovation since we knew it would be such a significant and time-consuming project. But once we started, we were so relieved at how easy and enjoyable Julie made the entire process! She is extremely attentive to detail, offered suggestions and alternatives, but was never pushy. She kept the project on track and in perfect sequence, so we never felt like we were doing everything at the same time but went step by step, making sure everything coordinated perfectly. And we couldn’t be happier with the end result; our new kitchen has become our family and friends’ gathering place, and has truly transformed our home.” klhoward13
We had been planning on renovating our kitchen for years, but when we finally decided to do it, we chose Artisan Kitchens. We are so pleased with the way it turned out. Julie had great design ideas and really helped put the whole thing together, from design layout and appliances to helping with colors and even the granite. Thanks Julie and Artisan! asjrjz
Artisan Kitchen and Bath provided design services for our kitchen cabinetry and appliances. We wanted to return our kitchen to the 1920’s style that is throughout the rest of our home. Julie Deuble was helpful to us in multiple ways; from selecting our craftsman cabinets, farm sink, and hardware; to making sure it would all work with the oversize appliances I desired. Her attention to detail was outstanding and we could not be happier with the final outcome. dwymer
Julie Deuble helped me design and pick out cabinets for both my bathroom and kitchen island. She also was a great help with counter tops for both rooms. She was always available to answer my calls and meet me whenever I had a concern. She took the time to come out to my house and help me with ideas. We found her to be a great help to us. The office was great also. It had all the samples I needed to pick out the cabinets and counter tops. All and all, our experience with Julie and Artisan was fabulous. bridgesheehan
Julie was from Artisan was wonderful to work with. She was very understanding and patient with us as we made many changes to our kitchen throughout the process. After playing around with our floor plan she really helped me understand what was important to me in our remodel. We are so happy with the cabinets she recommended and she was able to provide wonderful recommendations with other materials as well. She worked so well with our contractor and it let me be able to not worry about all the same details. Would love to work with them again! kellihickey
We worked with Julie and she was wonderful! Besides her incredible design talent, she was a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond what anyone would expect a kitchen designer to do. Julie was available at a moment’s notice when we had a tile dilemma in the middle of installation and she graciously gave up her free time on a Sunday to help me pick out some specialty tiles. I would highly recommend both Julie and Artisan Kitchen and Baths! bksbcap
We are thrilled with the way our kitchen turned out! Julie at Artisan provided great guidance in the re-design of our kitchen. nsheehanrnjd
Amazing company to work with and have a huge selection of products to choose from in many different price ranges , Julie is an outstanding designer! Very professional and patient. her attention to detail is special. It was never about making the sale- Highly recommend Artisan and Julie !! sangwichking
We could not praise Artisan Kitchens enough. We were in the beginning stages of developing a Food Kitchen Lab at the Buffalo Museum of Science, had some ideas and by a stroke of luck was referred to Artisan. From there their professionalism and knowledge guided us through the process. Thanks to them, we have opened our beautiful multi-purpose kitchen lab space. sciencebuff1
I chose Artisan Kitchens and Baths to do a complete overhaul of my kitchen after meeting with three other area companies. Julie Deuble was professional, friendly, and accommodating. She listened to my vision of what I wanted in a new kitchen and then worked her magic to make it happen. She kept me within the budget that was set, and also was available whenever I needed to ask questions or had concerns. Julie oversaw my project from start to finish, and did not overlook any detail. When I asked her for a second opinion when I was picking out other finishing touches for the kitchen, she didn’t hesitate to help. I highly recommend Artisan Kitchens and Bath. From the receptionist who answers the phone, to the terrific designers, Julie, being mine, to the beautiful showroom, I had nothing but a wonderful experience in my total kitchen and bath renovation. corinnedbest57
I have worked on 3 projects ( 2 bathrooms and a kitchen) with Julie at Artisan. She is simply the best!!! We spent a lot of time together from talking about our family’s wants and needs to designing the space to picking out everything- from cabinets to tile to paint to hardware. I would highly recommend her– she knows her stuff and is a joy to work with! sobletz
From our initial contact with our Artisan Kitchen & Bath Representative, Julie Deuble, we knew we were being treated with both Priority and Respect. With Julie’s schedule being completely packed, she offered us an early Saturday morning appointment at 7:30am (prior to the office opening and her 1st appt.) which enabled us to get the planning of our new Kitchen started. From there we met with her only a few times, both at home and at her office. Things moved very swiftly after we made our selections, from the many choices that were offered and recomended, without any concerns or issues everything arrived just as she said it would. Julie made us feel both valued and important throughout the entire selection and buying process. She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend both her and her company to anyone looking for any Kitchen or Bath needs. paquana
Julie was the consummate professional. She realized that this was our kitchen, and through our suggestions in layout, decor, and budget, was able to design a beautiful and functional kitchen. Her suggestions were always “on point” as she took the time to listen to our desires. She was able to point us to other companies for backsplash and countertops. The cabinets and appliances were available in a timely fashion. We have nothing but the utmost respect for her both as a person and a professional and would highly recommend her and the team at Artisan. markj9
Just wanted to write briefly about our experience with Artisan. We visited your store regarding kitchen and bath renovations in our home. Jennifer Ziemba guided us thoroughly and efficiently throughout the ongoing process. We must compliment her on her expertise, friendly manner and coordination skills. She provided us with a beautiful design that we are very happy with. She handled blips in the process expediently, making sure always that we were satisfied. We have been pleased to deal with Artisan, and would recommend your store to anyone that could be in need of your services. Thank you for everything.Sincerely,
I would like to thank Jennifer Ziemba for the wonderful service we received at your store. We went in there to look at some Cambria countertop samples, knowing we would not be able to buy from you because the countertops were to be installed in our Cape Cod home. We just wanted to look at your color samples. We were up front and honest with Jennifer because we did not want to waste her time and mislead her into thinking we were going to buy all this kitchen stuff from her. She was gracious and helpful, full knowing that she was not going to get any business from us. We really appreciated that. I told her the color and style of the Medallion cabinets that we had ordered from a home center on the Cape, and she worked with us to find just the right Cambria Quartz color. She did not have to do that. She spent quite a bit of time with us.
Jennifer’s assistance, keen eye for color, and sense of style and design helped us to create a great looking kitchen in our Cape home. If we ever decide to do something with our kitchen here in Buffalo, Artisan Kitchens will be our first (and only) stop.
Dr. Gail M.
Joan and I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it has been working with Jennifer. We ran into her one Saturday when we were trying to make some “final” choices for our laundry room upgrade (had already chosen Asko w/d after working with Jeff). Jennifer offered to answer any questions we had or help us in any way. Soon we had samples of cabinets and counter tops spread out all over the place, with a piece of our floor tile, and Jennifer took it from there. After her choices, we ordered “titanium finish” on the w/d. What a delightful, competent and hard working young lady Jennifer is. Oh yes, the laundry room is fantastic – counter top soon.
Al and Joan Schultz
Kevin, I am so thrilled with my kitchen update designed by Jennifer Ziemba. I never thought I was going to get everything I dreamed of however Jennifer made that dream come to life. From the time I came to your showroom to meet with Jennifer, I was so impressed with her patience. She really listened to what my ideas and visions were and then created an outstanding layout with even more extras than what I had set out for. Jennifer is an amazing consultant.
Jody L. Green