Going through the design process can be extremely exciting and at times daunting. Cammy Oney, Cabinet Designer at Factory Builder Stores-Austin, guides homeowners through the process everyday making their kitchen dreams a reality.
Recently Cammy worked on a project with co-worker and friend Michael Walker, Appliance Sales at Factory Builder Stores-Austin, on cabinet designs for his own Austin home.
“The homeowners and the builder were fun to work with! I think they felt comfortable in hearing my opinions and being able to voice their own. They were aware of “the process” which can be difficult to understand as you take a blank room and make a new shape out of it. They were appreciative of the final outcome and willing and eager to share their home with others interested in seeing the final product. I am thankful for their generosity and trust in me as their designer”, says Oney.
In Michael’s home Cammy designed cabinets for the Kitchen, Bar Area, Guest Bath, Kids Bath and Master Bath, using theUltra Craft Cabinetry line, she explains, “We wanted the look to be very current yet cutting edge. These Ultra Craft finishes are unlike any others on the market. The colors are so unique and eye-catching. They blend amazingly with other finishes currently on the market.”
With a design aesthetic described as a comfortable blend of industrial and earthy, Cammy Says, “The lines are quite sleek yet the colors and finishes are grounded and authentically genuine to an organic form. We allowed the appliances to interact as if they “grew in together” as demonstrated with the hood piercing the open shelf above it. This was reiterated at the island as the two layers there also pierce one another.”
When asked what her favorite part of the project was, she said, “I just can’t get over the before and after thing! To walk into a dusty, dirty concrete space then to see the cabinets installed complete with the counter tops and splash is oh so fun! This was so rewarding for me as well since I was able to design with my favorite finishes Ultra Craft offers. I loved how the homeowners trusted me with that.”
And as for the difficulty of designing for someone you know personally, she explains “Really we all are respectful of each other’s opinions, and we feed well off of the other’s vision, energy and passion for the project.”