From an early age, Justin’s parents knew he was incredibly talented. As a fifth grader, they gave him his first drafting board and later his first remodeling job—the family kitchen! Here’s what Justin had to say about it.
How did you get started in the design business?
I’ve always loved art. In fifth grade, my parents bought me a drafting board and I have been drawing homes ever since. In the early days, inspirational magazines influenced my creativity, but my parents made the biggest impact. In fact, one of my first remodel jobs was my parents’ kitchen. I’ve been designing for Linden Kitchen & Bath for seven years and designing for 20 years.
What makes your firm unique?
Linden Kitchen & Bath is a third generation, family owned company. Because we’re a locally owned, small-town business serving the community, personalized service is essential. Our showroom is specifically designed to educate and inspire the customer. During our initial consultation, I ask a lot of questions to generate ideas and excitement. I rely heavily on visual inspiration like Waypoint’s magazine and Pinterest to help me envision their dream space.
For what reason did you select Waypoint as a vendor?
In 2000, I started working with American Woodmark Cabinetry (Waypoint’s parent brand) so, I was extremely familiar with the quality of Waypoint cabinets. Seven years ago, when I joined Linden, there was a void in our product line and Waypoint wasn’t one of our vendors. I knew our clients would appreciate the high-quality construction, ease of design and great pricing. I was right!
How has the kitchen changed since you started designing?
I’ve been designing since 2000, so the role of a kitchen has definitely changed. With the open concept design becoming popular early in my career, the kitchen has become the focal point of the home. This meant designs really had to maximize the space. I use a lot of Deep Furniture Drawers and internal cabinet organizers for storage. Because everyone gathers in the kitchen, it makes a real statement about the homeowners’ style.
These days, it’s no wonder Justin’s phone rings off the hook. This small-town designer has 20 years of experience under his belt and big ideas about designing dream spaces.
As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer