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Colorado Homes Interviews KD Designer Jed MacKenzie

Posted on August 3, 2011 by jlamberski

Jed MacKenzie in a photo taken by Colorado Homes & Lifestyles during their recent interview.

Kitchen Distributors was excited and proud to see our own certified designer Jed MacKenzie featured in the June/July issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. The interview consisted of 7 questions about Jed’s techniques, style and philosophy. Jed shared with CH&L how his personal style has been most influenced by his own family of artists, architects and designers, but his style is constantly evolving as he is inspired by all types of design. Jed was most recently inspired by Denver chef/restaurateur Justin Cucci’s latest creation, Linger. Jed appreciates the architecture and design of the restaurant space that evokes sophistication and edginess.

As a KD designer, Jed explained that he welcomes a challenging space as an opportunity to use creativity in inspiring the client to realize their true vision. Jed views every project as more than a kitchen remodel but a creation of a gathering space for family and friends. Hence, his most crucial resource for a project is of course the client. Jed asks the clients very specific questions and spends a lot of time listening to their ideas to be able to visualize the client in the actual space. Jed then concentrates on creating eye-catching focal points that express the client’s personality, meet their needs and complement the architecture of the home, like an island with a two-sided bar that provides comfortable face-to-face seating while doubling as a sculptural center-piece.

A recent project of one of our KD designers, this kitchen features a trendy double-sided bar like Jed discussed with CH&L.

Explore the possibilities with a KD certified kitchen designer today and realize your own vision by contacting us at  303.795.0665 or

Photo and information courtesy of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.

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