“Abby and Abbey are very talented and wonderful to work with. They have excellent taste. We remodeled all the bathrooms, the kitchen and redesigned the living spaces. The completed the project on time and on budget. We would definitely work with them again.”
“These designers are amazing ladies. We worked with them for over a year finalizing plans for what started out as a kitchen remodel and ended up being the whole first floor… study, entry, dining room, kitchen, laundry, pantry, wet bar. We were especially impressed with their research into how we lived and what would work best for us. It was a pleasure to work with them and have them oversee our project. These ladies are true professionals and paid close attention to every detail we requested.”
“We went on-line and chose Smith and Ragsdale because of images showing clean and contemporary use of space but with a creative touch of color. The results of our kitchen are spectacular while doing so within our deadline and budget constraints. They took the existing kitchen area and made it much brighter and lighter, using materials and colors that function perfectly for our needs. From conceptual ideas to the most minor details, the job was extremely well designed. The firm was so easy to work with and always respectful of our needs and ideas. The construction contractor and product suppliers were also of the highest quality and a caliber that we had hoped for. We are thrilled to have worked with such a great company and highly recommend them.”
“I would like to share our amazing experience with Smith & Ragsdale Kitchen Design. We began our home building process in 2014 and enlisted their help to design our kitchen. From the very beginning Abby and Abbey were engaged in the process and dedicated to designing the kitchen of our dreams. Every detail was addressed, including specific dimension of cabinetry and drawers for our dinner and cookware, custom placement for our appliances, and appropriate accessibility to accommodate our family needs. In fact, my wife is a baker, and they spent a great deal of time designing a beautiful appliance wall with various styles of drawers and cabinetry with backsplash and lighting to perfectly store and showcase her bakeware and servingware collections. Their expertise and eye for asthetics resulted in a gorgeous statement wall for our kitchen. Every step of the way during the design process they had a knack for understanding our visions and converting them into reality.
After the drawing and preliminary design process, we began to design the appearance of the kitchen with cabinet style and color of our selection, counter top materials, appliances, and tiling that would both be unique but also match the appearance of the overall home. The final product of the appearance was a perfect blend of our preferences and their expert opinion.
During the installation process, they oversaw the entire process, from the cabinetry, to the appliances, the decor & lighting, and the counter tops. Their attention to detail allowed for a smooth transition and installation.
Lastly, as with any large project, there will always be some issue whether it be minor or major during the process. For our scenario, the sourced vendor did not install the correct refrigerator. To their credit, Smith and Ragsdale, handled this very complicated scenario with great professionalism. They gave us their full support and “went to bat” for us to get the desired refrigerator that we had requested.
Overall, we truly could not have asked for a better and more professional service to make the kitchen of our dreams. Our kitchen has met the the fundamental requirement of being beautiful but also incredibly functional. Every aspect has been customized to match our specifications and needs. As a family with young children, we spend a significant portion of our family time in the kitchen. With the help and guidance of Smith & Ragsdale, we have built a space that we will share countless memories in. They truly delivered on producing the kitchen of our dreams!”
“Abby and Abbey are the dynamic duo of Smith & Ragsdale. They are an asset to the design/remodeling realm. Abby and Abbey bring impeccable taste and recommendations to a project, all the while honoring the client’s preferences, lifestyle and budget. Abby and Abbey excel at listening to their clients and translating their needs and wants into a realization. In addition, and quite notably, when Abby and Abbey schedule a meeting with a client, they are there at the agreed upon time without delay or excuse. Abby and Abbey of Smith & Ragsdale have been a pleasure to include on our project!”
“We started our project with the intent of remodeling the kitchen only. We increasingly became more comfortable with their expertise, professionalism, reliability, and honesty/transparency. We decided to further expand the scope of our project to encompass the family room. Our project is a work in progress and should finish here within the next few weeks. From what we can see, the space has already been transformed to incorporate our functional needs and we have no doubt the finish out will be top notch. They compliment each other so well. Abbey is very technical and has such a deep understanding of both function and design. Abby has such incredible depth in the ability to make sure that the overall details of the design (i.e. material selection, appliances, tiles, paint, flooring, etc..from start to finish) truly transforms the space for the better. We have also retained them to help when needed be the liaison between us and our GC. Having them both plugged into the process has made life much easier and they helped us take some of the burden off in making decisions. Admittedly, we reached beyond our budget to try to incorporate as much of what both Abbeys’ envisioned the space to be. I can say they are very respectful of our budget and truly can work with you in that regard. Lastly, we meet and researched many full service design firms and feel as though not many have the design “depth” as these two – look at their portfolio. Their projects speak volumes. The dynamic duo will forever be top of mind for us when we look to do other projects.”
“Abbey, from the very first meeting we had with you, we realized that you were sincere, honest, creative, and professional. We were impressed from our meetings with you, that you wanted our remodel to meet our goals and exceed our expectations. You did not want us to do things or purchase items that we did not need or want. You worked with us and our budget and paid great attention to detail, and the end result was a quality remodel – we love it! – that we are enjoying and are proud to show our family and friends. The remodel was a dramatic and elegant change. We wish to thank you again for a job well done!”
“What do you do with a kitchen from the 70’s that has white floors, dated appliances, 3 entry doors and is in need of a major over haul? You hire Abbey Ragsdale! We spent time talking with her about our family and how we use our kitchen and how important it was to have an easy to clean, open concept kitchen. Her design for our kitchen fits our family perfectly! We could not have been more impressed with her professionalism, her ideas, her taste and her talents! We absolutely love our new kitchen and are currently working with her on one of our bathroom remodels. She will be with us a long time, as we have 3 more bathrooms to go! I highly recommend Abbey for all of your home designing needs!”
“It was a pleasure to work with Abbey on our remodel of the master bathroom. We had an extensive wish list and she listened to all our ideas. When we had to scale down a few wishes in order to keep within our budget, her ideas helped us without feeling as though we lost the “wow” factor that we wanted in the bathroom. Her attention to our wishes and her attention to details made the experience of working with a designer enjoyable. We would work with her again in a heart beat.”
“I initially met Abbey and worked with her for approximately 4 months on custom cabinets for a large kitchen. The project was a challenge in that the space was angular in design. Abbey and I established a professional one-on-one working relationship as a result of this project. She addressed problems immediately and followed through until they were resolved. I certainly would recommend Abbey and I look forward to working with her on future installations.”
“Abby is very sweet, knowledgeable, and has great taste. As a contractor, I appreciate when a designer helps the clients to see the overall picture and can get them focused on making quick decisions to move the process along. It has been a pleasure working with her.”
“We moved to Plano, Texas in July 2015 from New York. Coming from a 1200 sq ft apartment to a 5600 sq ft house was a huge change for us. We were recommended Abby Smith by our realtor and when we met Abby we just loved her vision and ability to put together our ideas into our home. Abby worked very hard on each of our rooms to give it a unique look. We bought a very traditional home and Abby has transformed it beautifully into a modern transitional home to our liking. Abby had many resources that worked within our time line and budget. She communicated with us throughout the project and made us feel as part of the whole process in remodeling and decorating our home. We could not have done this without Abby and would highly recommend her to our other family members and friends.”