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We are proud and thankful for our 63 five-star reviews on Houzz.

I worked with KDP on a complete remodel of my kitchen – all new cabinets, countertops and appliances. Nancy, the owner, and her support team did a fantastic job designing a new kitchen with high quality products that are both functional and beautiful. During the entire process, the KDP team was patient, attentive and very responsive — I definitely felt like their only goal was to create I kitchen that I would love. They listened carefully to my desires and quickly got a sense of my style. They offered great design ideas and paid attention to every detail. Whenever I emailed or called with a question or concern, I heard back from them quickly. Both the cabinets and countertops were delivered exactly when expected. When the cabinets were delivered to my home, the KDP team was there to make sure that every piece arrived. Similarly, they met with my contractor shortly before installation to make sure that the contractor fully understood the installation plan. When the contractor discovered that a side panel was slightly damaged in the corner, KDP immediately ordered a replacement, and when I wanted to make some last-minute design changes, KDP was there to help me figure out how to effectuate them. Nancy, the owner, was also personally on site when the countertops were installed to make sure that process went smoothly. Overall, it was a pleasure to work with the KDP team. They were engaged, present and invested in the outcome the entire way. And the end result is a breathtaking new kitchen!


While designing a total home renovation with two additions, my contractor suggested KDP in Northbrook, Il for the kitchen and bath cabinets. When I arrived the first time, unannounced, I was warmly greeted by the owner, Nancy Jacobson, who showed me around and explained her product lines, colors and finishes, and gave me brochures to familiarize myself with what she offered before our first planned meeting. I spent many hours working with Nancy and her staff who were equally as warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and efficient as she was. The process of designing a kitchen and four baths was seamless from layout, cabinet style selection, coordinating colors and finishes including countertops, ordering, delivery and installation. Nancy was available by phone or email and was oftentimes onsite making sure everything was perfect. The house looks exactly as I had hoped and I couldn’t be happier!


We worked with KDP on our complete kitchen remodel. We are first time homeowners and this was our first major renovation to our house. Nancy and her team were wonderful partners in this process, and were essential in creating the kitchen that we envisioned for our house. KDP gave us the support, guidance, and feedback we needed every step of the way to feel confident in the decisions that we were making. There are so many different products, styles, and themes to be considered in every decision and the KDP team gave us the tools and confidence we needed to make the right choices. The scope of a complete kitchen design can be overwhelming, but the team at KDP worked with us in a way to make the whole process manageable. Nancy and her team were very attentive, prompt, flexible, and understanding of our needs and the obstacles/changes needed on the road to completion. The KDP team also provided us with information and insight on all the things that we never thought to think about from workflow details to long term kitchen maintenance and needs. This really helped us feel safe throughout this process. Kitchen renovations can be a lengthy project where you are without an important part of your house. Having a designer and team we could trust to lead us safely to completion was invaluable during this time. Overall, we have been very pleased with our kitchen and to be able to have worked with Nancy and her team in this process. I recommend them highly and would not hesitate to work with them again.


Nancy Jacobson, Kitchen Design Partners was wonderful to work with designing our Kitchen renovation project. From the moment she stepped into our home she had a vision and recommendations that we are extremely happy with the final product. Her ideas, style, and product options were always well thought out, creative and presented in a very professional way. Their computer designs enabled my husband and I to visualize how the cabinet designs would look to take the stress and guesswork out of it. And, her attention to detail was extremely thorough. We love the end result!


Nancy is amazing and knows what she is doing. Her attention to the smallest detail makes her kitchen designs shine!!! We are absolutely in love with our kitchen that she designed for us. It is both beautiful and extremely functional. She was always very responsive to any questions or concerns we had. I give my highest recommendation.


I was starting from scratch with a lake house kitchen and bathroom remodel in Delavan Wisconsin. I had worked with KDP, Inc 11 years ago on a Chicago project so decided to go with a trusted company. Remodeling can be a creatively overwhelming process, but Nancy Jacobson and her team helped me narrow down choices and was solution oriented in keeping in alignment with my budget. You say you want a white kitchen? Little did I know how many whites there were! Thank goodness Nancy had an eye for a modern coastal look that I was wanting. She stayed on task with the process, communicated effectively with the contractor and coordinated all the remodel moving parts. Thanks Nancy for removing the overwhelm!


We had a great experience working with KDP (Nancy and Cecilia). We remodeled our kitchen and family room last summer, and of course were affected by the global supply issues with respect to various parts of our project. Nancy worked with us to understand our needs and how we best wanted to utilize the space. She came out multiple times to walk through our kitchen and help us to best design the space. She was very responsive and clearly communicated the need to order once we had made our decisions, as she worked closely with the cabinet maker to ensure that our delivery came when expected. Despite many of the other items (outside of cabinets) not arriving when expected, or being delayed indefinitely, the cabinets came when expected and everything went smoothly. When a few small issues came up, she was quick to order what we needed and follow up to make sure it was installed correctly. Overall, our experience was great and we would certainly recommend KDP to anyone considering a kitchen remodel.

Nancy is the ultimate in professionalism, a great designer, and wonderful collaborator! She and I worked together on my client’s kitchen and my client enjoyed a very easy project because of Nancy’s diligence in getting the look right. We’re now working together on another kitchen project as well as a number of bathrooms. She has an extensive knowledge of the lines she carries and utilizes that to help you find the best selections for your project. As a designer, I’m thrilled to partner with her as I know my clients will get our combined talents as well as her dedication to ensuring that everything is just right.

Catherine Schager, President of Catherine Schager Designs

I have nothing but praise for Nancy, owner of Kitchen Design Partners. She is the ultimate professional and will not settle for anything less than perfection and has the uncanny ability to know exactly what her clients are looking for. Our kitchen has been a labor of love and is finally coming to fruition. Nancy has been there every step of the way, from the design process, cabinets, countertops, oven hood, and lighting right down to the cabinet hardware. Nancy and Cecilia, her assistant are always available and respond promptly should any questions or concerns arise. I highly recommend KDP for the ultimate experience in kitchen design…bathrooms and even wine cellars too!! You will not be disappointed!

Jackie –

We could not be more delighted with our new kitchen and laundry room…thanks to KDP! After living in our home for 27 years, it was due for a facelift…actually, a complete remodel! Our experience working with Nancy and Cecelia, was beyond exceptional. From the dedicated time and attention that they gave us during the planning and design phase, to the exceptional follow though during the install and after, we could not be more pleased! The kindness and respect that Nancy and Cecelia have toward one another, and how they treated me as a client, made the experience warm and comfortable. Nancy’s experience and knowledge all aspects of the project, made working with her extremely helpful. While the scope of the project may have been daunting for some, I LOVED it! Nancy’s presence and attitude made me feel like I was her only customer (which was definitely not the case!) Our kitchen and laundry room turned out so beautiful (and functional) and we are now incredibly proud of our home!!! We are looking forward to finalizing the 2nd phase of this project, starting next week, as we are working with KDP on our guest suite and master bath. Working with KDP has simply been a wonderful experience that we are thankful for. We would highly recommend KDP for any project!

Marla –

Every time we admired another kitchen in town, we kept hearing the name KDP. Working with Nancy and KDP was one of the best decisions we ever made! Her design talent, coupled with the variety and price range of the products offered by KDP (cabinets, counters, hardware, range hood), made our kitchen renovation so much easier to live through. Plus she is always so pleasant to deal with. More importantly, Nancy’s keen eye and endless attention to detail definitely saved us time and money (our contractor is still raving about her detailed design drawings and availability for questions.) Truly, we put off our kitchen renovation because we were overwhelmed. Now it is absolutely gorgeous and easy to use! Sorry we did not find Nancy and KDP sooner. Hiring KDP made our dream kitchen come true!

Carolyn F –

Our experience with KDP was wonderful!! Nancy was knowledgeable, listened to what we wanted, provided many options within our budget and was extremely thorough. We thank her for making the kitchen of our dreams come true.

Lauren –

Professionalism, expertise and commitment was demonstrated through out our master bathroom renovation. KDP guided us through the process of selecting semi-custom cabinetry and tile. We came to KDP with the idea of wanting a spa like master bath using materials which would evoke luxury and retreat. KDP exceeded our expectations in customizing our drawers and cabinetry configuration. A unique feature having young children, was a keyed lock on our medicine cabinet for safety. We never felt rushed during our appointments and we received their full attention which made it a pleasure to work with KDP.



Nancy is very helpful and is able to provide advice on all aspects of kitchen design. Design and execution of the project was meticulously carried out. There was supervision of the project from A to Z. Ours was a quartz island countertop. We couldn’t be more pleased.


I primarily work photographing kitchens for designers. I’ve seen everything from low end to high end kitchen designs and when I get a new client, I never know what I’m going to walk into. When Nancy at KDP contacted me and we met, I was more than thrilled at the project and her attention to detail with what she produced. She is always present at the shoots which allows us both to be sure she gets what she wants out of the session. We have done multiple shoots together now, and I’m always excited to see what she’s produced next, because the photos always look great…and they can only look great if I’ve got a fabulous kitchen to work with. Thanks again Nancy!

Mike Kaskel, President of Kaskel Photo –

Nancy treated my kitchen remodel like it was going into her house in the best possible way. She is so detail oriented and organized, and she thinks of every little thing that I didn’t even know went into a kitchen or master bath design. She has great taste. She listens. She knows the products in every relevant product line and can steer you to what’s right for you based on your basic, and in my case, totally uneducated attempts to describe what I wanted. We could not be happier with our beautiful kitchen.

Olivia –

We recently renovated our kitchen, mudroom, laundry room and 2 bathrooms. I have never undertaken a project of this scope and Nancy Jacobson/KDP provided invaluable input and guidance every step of the way. Nancy has an incredible eye for design and her attention to detail is remarkable. She and Cecelia were always available, professional and delivered an outstanding product. Our finished project exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend KDP!

K H –

Kitchen Design Partners (KDP) did a fantastic job on our project. We used them to design our kitchen and butler’s pantry, 5 bathrooms and our laundry room. In addition, we used KDP to get cabinet fronts for several built-in cabinets in the house, including the one in our family room and our mudroom. KDP has a great selection of cabinets to choose from and are very knowledgeable about cabinet design. They were able to work within our budget and deliver an outstanding product. KDP has a great attention to detail. They really thought through the function of all our spaces and how we intended to use them. They looked at the big picture, taking into account color schemes and tile and fabric choices for each space to get a truly custom look. In the end, I feel like we got unique, magazine quality spaces and ones that function well for our family. I would highly recommend them.


It was a pleasure and delightful experience working with Nancy Jacobson (KDP). We found Nancy to, if you will, know her stuff! I felt she is extremely knowledgeable about the products she sells. Nancy is not only very professional, but is very warm and personable. She is so engaged that you get the impression that your remodel is the only project she is working on. I never ever felt she didn’t have time for our project, a total remodel of our 20 year old kitchen. Because of Nancy being meticulous with every detail, our kitchen turned out totally awesome. I wish I had another project because I enjoyed our working relationship a lot. We would highly recommend Nancy and her staff at KDP.


KDP, Nancy and Cecilia, have been completely fantastic. Nancy worked to understand our needs and wants as well as any constraints in our space. She came up with several ideas for our space that we didn’t think of and advised when our ideas would present challenges in the use of the kitchen. In addition, Nancy and Cecilia represented a full service firm but did not require their contractors which we liked. Full service included appliances, tile, lighting, paint, grout, as well as the standard cabinets, counters, etc so we could truly customize the service and help we needed. KDP advocated for us when there were a couple of manufacturing defects to ensure the cabinets were perfect. Lastly, they were truly nice to work with and we enjoyed the design process including home visits during measurements and installation. Great small business with personal feel – highly recommend!


KDP provided a customized, professional approach to solving some difficult problems during my kitchen remodel. The owner, Nancy, was creative in developing workable ideas and resourceful in finding suitable materials for some challenging issues I encountered. She was always respectful of my time, my concerns and my ideas. Nancy was a pleasure to work with. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!


Nancy Jacobson and her team provided outstanding design, planning and support while our kitchen project was being implemented. They were good listeners and expressed a solid understanding of our ideas regarding how we used our space so as to make strong recommendations when it came to creating our new kitchen. They even fielded calls from us while we were out shopping for hardware to discuss pros and cons of various finishes. We really appreciated those little moments of support that helped us pull it all together and give us the room we really wanted.


We invite you to schedule an appointment with us to begin this exciting process today!