In 2019 we purchased a condo in Fort Lauderdale, and at the time resided in Connecticut. Being new to the area made it even more important to research and do our homework on selecting a designer and also a contractor. Since the condo would require extensive renovation, it was important to find someone reputable with strong credentials.
We met with and interviewed several. We first spoke with Barbara on the phone, and lucky for us she was going to be in Broward later in the week, she offered to stop by to see the space and meet with us. From the moment she arrived she was able to envision the future space, she listened intently to what we were thinking about and offered suggestions. We were immediately drawn to Barbara by her ability to not only “see” what the place could be–but to also appreciate what was there already, preserving and enhancing it even further. (An added bonus was that she also recommended a GC who did a terrific job bringing our “vision” to life!) We had no idea, what was on the horizon with Covid in 2020. As a result, the renovation was delayed and when things finally did open up we were met with limited work hours, elevator use and stringent safety regulations–yet despite all of these constraints, Barbara and team plowed forward. Barbara would email design ideas, photos of material, FaceTiming us from different locations, etc., She also went over and beyond helping to select items out of scope for her project, such as shower floor tile, etc. She was great.
Nevertheless, walls came down, hallway closets removed all making way for a wider more open space with a new cabinet installation. She also suggested we preserve the vanity that was in our primary bath left by the former owner, making it an heirloom piece. She selected a beautiful stone top that complimented the piece while bringing in the contemporary look and feel throughout the rest of the space.
We learned much in this experience– it isn’t just about a beautiful design, it is ultimately, about trust and credibility– doing the right thing, made even more meaningful when you are working remotely. We needed her to be our “eyes” since we couldn’t be.
During the cabinet installation we discovered that what was designed and ordered was not what was sent. Barbara immediately contacted the supplier, and did everything in her power to make it “right.” We worked through plant closures due to Covid, border strikes, product shortages, etc. She was diligent until the very last piece was delivered and installed exactly the way we envisioned it–in fact, even more beautiful than we imagined.
It’s one thing to find someone who does a beautiful rendering and design work, that in of itself is “huge” yes. However, to find someone who delivers way more and follows through to the end–representing you while ALSO making a dream become a reality–made The Place for Kitchens & Baths a “gift.” Amazing…;-)
…and oh by the way, she’s tough–and exactly what we needed!
As part of a larger complete remodel of a condo, we hired Barbara Geller to do a kitchen, four bathrooms, laundry room and mudroom. It was a crazy renovation overall, with a million issues, but the work that she did was fantastic. She was incredibly detailed oriented and never failed to chase issues brought about by the general contractor, to ensure we got a beautiful final product. She always communicates and follows up and we were so thankful that we used her. All the rooms are highly functional and look great.
Working with Barbara was a pleasure. Her ideas and implementation were superior. Her design plan fit our needs and our taste perfectly. Barbara is a meticulous and conscientious person who followed through on every aspect of our kitchen remodel. She’s the best.
From start to finish Barbara heard my vision and translated it to a beautiful space. Her attention to cabinet detail is impressive. We are thrilled with the finished product! Thank you Barbara and team!
Barbara had the vision and concept to totally redesign the kitchen layout within our available space. She recommended beautiful high quality cabinetry for the kitchen, primary bathroom, powder and laundry rooms. Our spaces are not only gorgeous but functional – which is equally important. We highly recommend The Place for Kitchen and Baths.
Barbara has exquisite taste and is incredibly talented! She helped design our kitchen that is not only breathtaking, but highly functional. Her level of detail is superb and her connections to find the best accessories was top notch. Her passion and desire to please was demonstrated throughout our remodel, she was so involved with every step and was always available when we needed her. She goes above and beyond helping and ensuring that every detail was perfect. Incredibly talented and super thoughtful, Barbara created the dream gourmet kitchen for me and my family. I am so happy in what she created and grateful that we selected the very best person for the job!
Henni and John Kessler
It was a pleasure dealing with The Place For Kitchens and Baths. We never had one problem with anything. Barbara was extremely efficient in all ways. We love the new kitchen.
Every detail was perfect.
Five Stars to Barbara Geller and The Place for Kitchens and Baths. Barbara is a talented professional. In a series of meetings, to redesign our kitchen, she immediately addressed every concern. Four beautiful designs were presented, all wonderful. She reviewed every aspect of each design until we were able to decide which suited our lifestyle best. Her knowledge of design and space was 100%. My kitchen was redesigned giving me a tremendous amount of more usable space. Each and every item has a designated place. A gut renovation is a huge undertaking. Barbara was on top of every aspect throughout the process. She is detail oriented which was extremely important to us. The contractor she recommended was terrific and brought the job in exactly on time frame he promised. We are thrilled with our new kitchen, it is spectacular, and beyond every expectation. I would highly recommend Barbara Geller.
Even after 20 years of working together, and countless projects, the level of professionalism and quality has never been anything less than exceptional.
Outstanding service from planning to execution. Barbara Geller is the consummate professional. She is easy to work with and fully responsive to the desires of the client, listening carefully while gently guiding the client toward desired objectives and away from mistakes. Barbara uses only the finest installers and suppliers, all of whom stood behind their work and quickly responded to the smallest of issues, which are unavoidable in a large and complex project. The Place for Kitchens & Baths delivers a product which reflects the best of design while addressing all the practical considerations and attending to every detail until the client is completely satisfied. Barbara remained accessible throughout the process until final delivery to the complete satisfaction of the client. Her performance overcame a major hurricane which precluded access to the premises and electricity for an extended period, nevertheless completing the project on cost and before the target date. Everyone who has seen the completed project has been blown away.
After the completion of a beautiful bathroom Barbara Geller of A Place for Kitchens and Baths did my magnificent kitchen. It was done in the framework promised with a wonderful crew. The kitchen was done to precision, looks just wonderful and a dream to be working in it. I’ve gotten only complements. I told my family, I love my family, but I love, love my kitchen.
We remodeled a 350 sq ft kitchen in Boca Raton. Barbara and her staff were very knowledgeable to work with. Once we explained what we wanted to do and Barbara had the talent and design eye to make it happen. The kitchen turned out beautiful and we love the space. It already won an award for kitchens under 350 sq ft. I would highly recommend Barbara and her talents for any kitchen project!
Just finished working with Barbara renovating my master bath. As always she designed a beautiful dressing room for me and Vanity area. She is prompt, takes care of every need. Now we need some photos. We love our mirrored medicine cabinet wall.
We remodeled our kitchen, all except the floor. Barbara is a design genius, assessing our needs and creating a beautiful new space with the restriction that the footprint had to remain the same. The new layout has everything I need and want, with a much better work flow. And it’s beautiful! The quality of the products she uses is excellent, and the contractor she recommended was terrific (kudos to Mike Jones of MJ Kitchen and Bath). She put together an appliance package and found us a great price. I highly recommend her!
I worked with Barbara Geller on my kitchen in Florida and my kitchen in New York. One project is done and the other is near completion and I am thrilled with the end results. They are exactly what I was looking for, with some modifications, based on Barbara’s creative and accurate input. Barbara is challenging, collaborative, talented and patient. A true professional, Ms. Geller makes the project fun and understands value, as well as, design. No detail was too small. Nothing went unnoticed. Projects were completed on schedule. I can (and have) called Barbara with any question and she was always responsive. I still need to complete the bathrooms in Florida and I hope Barbara, and her attentive team at The Place for Kitchens & Baths, will be ready for me. If they’re not, I will wait!
Several years ago I did a 1931 home over in Palm Beach with five and half baths and a large kitchen. Barbara Geller came in and worked her magic!!
When it came time to sell my home, the kitchen and baths are what did it!
She was totally professional and was hands on during the installation and made sure that everything was perfect.
I have recently bought a new home, which is smaller< and have come back to Barbara to do my Kitchen and Baths.
Her creativity in maximizing the most out of a smaller kitchen really impressed me and I am piously awaiting the installation as I know once again it will be perfect!