What Makes A Great Kitchen And Bath Designer

Ginger Thornton has always had a talent for envisioning, organizing, and designing space, so it’s no surprise that she is now the Director of Showroom Sales for Markraft Cabinets. If you make the trip to Markraft’s showroom, you will most likely meet Ginger and the five other designers that work alongside her.

We all know that the kitchen is the most important room within our home. Since daily living places heavy use on our kitchens, considering updates for functionality and value is an important part of homeownership. Choosing a great kitchen designer is important when preparing for those improvements.

The focus at Markraft is to provide a custom design, rather than providing a one-size-fits all design to their customers. The company’s highly trained and experienced designers interpret their client’s vision for their kitchen and incorporate specific needs into the carefully constructed design plan, creating a kitchen that is aesthetically pleasing and functional.

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A designer must be able to not only provide clear guidance but listen to their client’s requests. All aspects of the design are considered and discussed so the plan comes together seamlessly. Markraft’s designers make the customer’s style and desires a priority.

Markraft’s designers then work closely with the installation team making sure that each piece of the design is communicated clearly to ensure the project plan is executed properly. Designers who are not able to communicate the design plan to the installers may not see the design they envisioned come to fruition.

With having an in-house general contractor, Markraft can provide a contract services option for remodel projects. They can manage the remodel project from beginning to the end with added services such as electrical and plumbing. This allows for all the clients remodel needs to be met under the same company and not have to contract out other work to complete their project.

Ginger believes the client consultation is one of the most important pieces of the design process. Meeting with clients to thoroughly discuss different design options, getting to know who they are, and learning about their entire home design is key when creating the perfect design plan.

While Markraft’s designers create designs for new homes, they have a special appreciation for remodeling an existing home. Remodeling any part of your home can be invasive, stressful, and time-consuming process. Markraft’s team understands the stress of a remodel and works with their clients to simplify the process, keep it on schedule, and minimize added stress.

Markraft’s cabinet selection is extensive, so their designers have several options to choose from when creating a design plan for a client. This wide range of options allows for a design that fits any budget.

The company finds that the team effort behind every job – from design to installation – ensures that the client’s vision will manifest as planned. This close team collaboration provides complete support for the customer during the design process. Markraft makes it clear that the team behind the designer is just as important as the designer.


Ginger Headshot CircleDesigner Ginger Thornton and her fellow Markraft designers invite you to visit Markraft’s Design Studio, 2705 Castle Creek Lane, just off Castle Hayne Road. Markraft’s professional kitchen and bath designers consult by appointment but drop-in visitors are always welcome to browse the showroom, open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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