Meet the Team
A great kitchen designer will help turn your dreams into a daily experience. Our Kitchen & Bathroom Designers are passionate, experienced and committed to bringing the complete design experience to your front door.
After working in interior design for 25 years - 10 of which was dedicated to kitchen & bath design - and completing my interior design training at BCIT, there is still nothing that motivates me more than the excitement I see in my clients' eyes when we've created a new space just for them. Whether it's the layout we've created, the colour of their new cabinets, or maybe the backsplash we've chosen, I share in their joy every step of the way. And it inspires me to make their kitchen or bathroom even better than they’d envisioned.
My customers and their surroundings provide much of the design inspiration I need, but I also look to Houzz, Pinterest and many of the design shows on HGTV. Additionally, regularly attending kitchen and bathroom trade shows helps keep me up-to-date on the latest trends.
I've been working in the kitchen and bathroom industry for over two decades. It's an honour to be given the opportunity to create a kitchen design that complements the home, reflects the style of its owners, and fits with how they live each day. My goal is for every client to feel like they are my only client - to provide them with a truly memorable experience.
Our 2020 computer design program allows me plan and visualize their kitchen or bathroom design, and create amazingly realistic 3D renderings. I take great pride in being able to quickly transform my clients' design ideas into something they can experience visually.
In every new kitchen or bathroom I create, I am driven by the same goal - to make a difference in the lives of my clients by contributing to a sense of well-being in their homes. The best outcomes are always achieved through collaboration, and I love working with my clients, reviewing each detail and acknowledging everyone's ideas. It's the best approach to creating a space that is true to their vision.
I've been creating dream kitchens and bathrooms for more than 25 years. My practical experience is supported by my Degree in Interior Architecture, earned from the University of Oregon, along with continuing education. Living near the ocean and mountains is a source of inspiration for me in my work.
Understanding why homeowners can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the idea of replacing their kitchen is where Grant excels. For four decades, Grant has helped smooth the kitchen renovation process for all of his clients while helping create their dream spaces.
"Designing over 5,000 kitchens is certainly a milestone. Looking at it as a puzzle, I’m able to explore different ideas and work with my clients to blend their tastes and lifestyles while ensuring every element we choose fits the space for both beauty and function. Design harmony is the goal for each kitchen I get to help my clients create."
Mariel comes to the Merit Design Centre with more than 3 years of experience in the cabinetry design industry and 5 years in AutoCAD Drafting & Design. Mariel received her design education at BCIT and is familiar with many design friendly software applications.
“To accomplish my projects I listen to my client’s wish lists, thoughts for their space and absolute must-have’s, then I put their ideas to a visual design while staying on point with timeless and current trends that fit well with their ideas.”
When not working on a kitchen or bathroom design project, Mariel can be found hiking, camping or enjoying some time with her dog, Lily.
"As the installation coordinator at Merit Kitchens Design Centre Langley, my job begins once your cabinets are ordered. My goal is to make the delivery and installation of your cabinets an enjoyable, stress-free experience. To make that happen, no detail is too small and nothing is more important than consistent, accurate communication."
Tiffany enjoys helping the designers and clients alike. She works to create a smooth process and ensure everything goes to plan. Should any cabinet or design issue arise, she makes sure it gets addressed quickly and efficiently.