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ABOUT

AWARD-WINNING KITCHEN & BATHROOM DESIGN

Houston's National-Award-winning, accredited Kitchen and Bath Designer, who specializes in easy living design (Universal Design), Accessible Design and Aging in Place.


Barb is the President of Designs Anew Houston LLC, an interior design firm specializing in residential kitchen and bath design for remodeling and new construction projects. Designs Anew Houston's main focus is design for all ages, abilities and sizes to live independently and safely.


Barb attends national and international conferences where she has taught several classes, as well as has published and been featured in many trade magazine articles.


She holds an MFA in Interior Design and is an Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at the Art Institute of Houston since 2015.


Barb worked in the new construction industry as a senior designer before starting her own firm. A proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, she has earned the AKBD accreditation and was on the local board of National Kitchen and Bath Association for several years. She is a member of the Greater Houston Builder's Association and the Remodeler's Council. She is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders( NAHB) and an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Barb has previously served as a member of the Learning Content Sub-Committee of the NAHB Remodelers Board.

SERVICES THAT WE OFFER

We offer professional design services for your new home or remodeling project that cater to your specific needs and fit within your budget.


With a sound understanding of ergonomic and safety principles, as well as space planning and layout for efficiency and functionality, we will walk you through the floor plan configuration and selections for flooring, cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, hardware, painting, and lighting.


If you are looking to improve your quality of life by making better choices for your family, DAH endeavors to educate, collaborate with, and guide you in your new kitchen or bath design.

  • Bathroom Design
  • Kitchen Design
  • CAD Floor Plans
  • Handicap-Accessible Design
  • 3D Rendering
  • Finish Selections
  • Wellness Design
  • Laundry Room Design
  • Mudroom Design
  • Pantry Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Universal Design

AWARDS

2020

- 2nd place award for Best in American Living Awards from National Association of Home Builders

- 2nd place award for Homes for Life Award from NAHB


2019

- 1st place award -Master Design Awards from Qualified Remodeler Magazine


2016

- 1st place award for Master Design Awards from QR Magazine

- 1st place award for Homes for Life Award from National Association of Home Builders

- 1st place award for Best in American Living Awards from NAHB

- 1st place award for American Residential Design Award from American Institute of Building Designers


2015

- Regional co-winner in Chrysalis Award in Remodeling Excellence competition - Universal Design category


2013

-1st place in the American Institute of Building Design's ARDA - American Residential Design Awards - contest in the Accessibility category

PUBLICATIONS

Barb has written articles or has been interviewed for articles in Qualified RemodelerKitchen and Bath BusinessKitchen and Bath Design NewsMetropolitan BuilderHouston Chronicle, and Remodeling News. She has been interviewed online by The Business of Furniture, NAHB online and Remodeling Magazine online.

Functional use of daylighting through the many windows, ambient lighting from the recessed and ceiling fan lights, decorative lighting above the table, and task lighting from the undercabinet lighting

Barb is a talented, creative and meticulous professional. She designed our aging in place master bath, listened to our needs and created an outstanding plan. We highly recommend her.

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