Lisa Tobias prides herself on working with her clients to design a unique kitchen, bathroom, or other home space that reflects their personalities and needs.
“I am like the actor who absorbs herself into the character. I put myself into the mindset of each client.” Lisa and her associates use this technique to design kitchens and bathrooms to capture the true style of the homeowner. The outcome is a unique transformation of a kitchen or bathroom. No two projects are ever alike.
“We work with clients from beginning to end. From concept to installation we manage the process very closely. We help our clients not only with the layout, but with selections that tell a story — paint choice, hardware, lighting, cabinets, and countertops. We work with bathrooms in much the same way.”
Tobias Design opened its doors in Hopewell in 2005 but has been designing for more than a decade. Lisa describes Hopewell as a small town that has not succumbed to the homogenization trend. “There is still something very home-grown about it. It has become a design mecca.” Within Hopewell there is a light gallery, art galleries, antique dealers, furniture places, a tile store, builders and architects, and a myriad of artisans. It is convenient for walking around and getting ideas for remodeling projects.
Lisa particularly enjoys period homes and has had the privilege of restoring many historic farm houses built circa 1600s-1800s. “I’ve had the challenge to create something that is usable by today’s standards but speaks to the architectural age of the home.” They are always fun projects.
Tobias strongly believes the process is as important as the final product itself and prides her firm on a well-documented process created to limit surprises and manage expectations. With all the successes, satisfied clients, and industry accolades, one thing remains constant: Tobias Design creates every kitchen and bath to meet the exacting needs of the individual. Beautiful and inspiring to be sure, but practical, functional, and smart to a fault. Call Tobias Design at 609-466-1445 to see how Lisa and her staff can make your dream kitchen and bathroom a reality.
Tobias Design, 48 West Broad Street, Hopewell. 609-466-1445. www.tobiasdesignllc.com. See ad, page 11.