Meet the Design Studio Team: Karen Hicks

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Design Studio - Karen HicksKaren Hicks is a Design Studio Consultant for LifeStyle Home Builders. Karen has over 20 years of experience in the new construction industry with a background specializing in kitchen & bath cabinetry design.

Karen enjoys partnering with our clients on design, color coordination and all aspects of their new home. Karen believes it is important for our clients homes to have a flow between the design elements and colors that reflect their personal style. She also believes that function is essential in designing; each client’s home should not only be beautiful but should be functional to their lifestyle. Karen epitomizes integrity, passion, hard work and creative service in every detail of your home.

What is your background and experience that you bring to Lifestyle?

In 1996 I began working in the new construction/remodel industry as a Kitchen Designer in the Northern VA area. I transferred to the Richmond area in 2004 & that is when I began working with LifeStyle Home Builders as their Kitchen Designer/cabinet supplier. Throughout my partnership with LifeStyle Home Builders & a couple of Design Studio remodels we developed a really great working relationship. In addition to designing & supplying their cabinetry, I joined their Trade Partner council in 2011. In 2013 I had an opportunity to join the LifeStyle team. I knew I could not pass up an opportunity to work with the best people in the industry!

How long have you been in this industry?

I have been in the industry for over 20 years. I have enjoyed the experience & love that even after all of these years I learn something new everyday

Why do you like working in the Design Studio?

I have a passion for design & I feel great enjoyment in seeing all aspects of our homes come together. However, learning about our clients, their families & partnering with them during the design process is where I find my most enjoyment. 

Tell us about a home/client you worked with recently that you absolutely loved.

I recently worked with clients that built their first custom home. Not only were they excited throughout the process but fun to work with. After they settled in to their new home, the Field Manger & I were invited over for a party at their home. They were gushing about how we built them their dream home and couldn’t be happier. That was a really great moment not only for me but also our entire team. Seeing their excitement & joy was a special moment. I visit with them often & enjoy walking through neighborhood and seeing all of our clients!

What do you look forward to most in your job?

I look forward to taking care of our clients. There are a lot of choices & selections to be made when building a new home. Clients want to feel comfortable & most importantly taken care of. Designing & creativity are an essential part of my job. Working with our clients is what I look forward to most. Clients who love their new home & are excited to create many years of memories are what make me love what I do.

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