The designers at Kitchen Studio: Kansas City pride themselves in helping their clientele find a kitchen that is an extension of their personality, inspired by their unique characteristics and lifestyle needs. Co-owners Sue Shinneman, CKD, and Katie Ott, AKBD, operate by the philosophy that function is just as important as style in the kitchen, and they help their clients tailor their style to this motto. Their custom kitchens are created with each client in mind, specific to their needs and desires. With unparalleled design insight, quality product options and supreme customer service provided, the design team at KS:KC is truly exceptional. Visit the showroom to learn more about the variety of specialty cabinetry, countertops, appliances and more that KS:KC offers.
The client felt that because their kitchen was poorly designed, crowded, and dark, they were not enjoying their space the way they could be. The designers at Kitchen Studio removed the soffits, took the cabinets to the ceiling, and knocked out the wall to the back hallway and family room to open up the space. The cabinets were finished in a ‘frosty white’ color to lighten things up. Finally, a wine cooler was added as an extra luxury for the homeowners who are connoisseurs and enjoy traveling to vineyards.
Suburban Upgrade After
Suburban Upgrade Before
This client felt that their bathroom was stuck in the 70s with smoked glass, brown tile, linoleum and a seashell sink. Their dream bathroom?- a tranquil, spa-like space that brought in some light and the peaceful lake view out the window. Kitchen Studio: Kansas City offered a unique vision with several unexpected twists that added personality to the room. Remodeling hiccups were easily resolved along the way with creative design solutions. The client is now at peace in their bathroom with warm touches (literally, the floors are heated), and a unique, inviting ambiance.
Lee’s Summit Spa Master Bath After
Lee's Summit Spa Master Bath Before
The client resided in their home for more than 20 years, but they loved the neighborhood too much to part with it. So, they decided to remodel and hoped to incorporate a country kitchen design style. They also entertain frequently, pressing the need for increased work space. To best serve the client’s objectives, the team removed a wall between the dining room and kitchen, opening the space up to the addition of a beautiful, functional island. Other additions included a pantry on the refrigerator wall, extra storage by the bay window and the distinctive cook top focal point of an old fire back.
Overland Park Country Kitchen After
Overland Park Country Kitchen Before
The client has lived in their home for more than 20 years and were looking to make some simple updates with a big impact. They turned to Kitchen Studio: Kansas City to see how they could modernize and freshen up the look of their space. The area consists of a compact kitchen, small hallway and breakfast nook. To meet the client’s needs, the team removed several constricting walls to open the kitchen up to its greatest potential. Now, the kitchen is a charming space with a lot of character.
Waldo Transitional Kitchen After
Waldo Transitional Kitchen Before
When this client discovered that their kitchen had flooded upon return from vacation, it was troubling to their thriving family of six, who spent a lot of time in the kitchen. The team at Kitchen Studio: Kansas City stepped in with creative solutions and plans to bring the kitchen back to life with a fresh design and improved function. After working one-on-one with the client from the planning phase to completion, they are now back in the kitchen and enjoying every aspect of their new space.
Overland Park Open Elegant Kitchen After
Overland Park Open Elegant Kitchen Before
When this client began their dream kitchen project, a lot of ideas were brought to the table. The client had collected clippings of kitchens she liked for roughly ten years, giving the team a great deal of inspiration to launch the project. The outcome was an innovative and welcoming kitchen that fulfilled a decade of design dreams for the family. Distinct design touches made all the difference in this remodel, and the client particularly enjoyed the wow factor and practicality of the marble backsplash.
Leawood French Traditional Kitchen After
Kitchen Studio: Kansas City Designers & Co-Owners
Katie Ott, AKBD
Katie discovered her love for interior design as an undergrad at The Art Institute of Colorado. After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Arts in the field, Katie began a successful career path that led her to a multitude of opportunities. She start in interior design in 2002, has been in the field of kitchen and bath design since 2005 and received her Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) Certification in 2008.
Not only does Katie boast an impressive background, but she remains committed to continued education in design. She is an active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and regularly attends classes to stay updated on the latest design trends, codes, and regulations.
Katie is currently a designer and co-owner of Kitchen Studio: Kansas City, a full-service design firm for kitchens and baths. Katie upholds a pristine reputation for a high standard of ethics, fresh and innovative ideas, and her ability to deliver for her clients.
Sue Shinneman, CKD
Sue’s level of expertise, extended knowledge, and practiced experience in interior kitchen and bath design is truly a rare find in the Kansas City area. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interior Design, she is one of the few Certified Kitchen Designers with more than 15 years of experience in the metropolitan area, all of which were dedicated specifically to kitchen and bath design work. Sue began working in kitchen and bath design in 1991, which was the start of a successful and fulfilling career path right up to her CKD distinction to 1996. Sue has been a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association since 1992.
Sue is currently a designer and co-owner of Kitchen Studio: Kansas City, a full-service design firm for kitchens and baths. Sue’s work is proof of her dedication to excellence, as she maintains a high-referral clientele and continues to deliver only the best ideas and results. Featured in several local and national magazines, Sue’s expertise is highly regarded in Kansas City and across the country.