In 1998, Overland Park resident Bev Gilbert and her then-fiancé, Bruce, launched Regarding Kitchens, a full- service design-build firm specializing in kitchens and bathrooms.
This year, the couple celebrates 19 years of marriage and 20 years of providing exceptional home renovation service in Johnson County and the surrounding Kansas City metro area. Looking back, Bev is astounded by how quickly the time has gone and reflects on the roller coaster ride of owning their own business.
It’s been important through the years for Regarding Kitchens to adjust its offerings to meet the current market needs of their clients. For the company, no job has ever been too small, Bev says. Over the years, she’s learned that small projects lead to larger ones down the road for pleased clients and friendly referrals.
“We’ve always felt like we could bring the same quality and care to modest jobs as we bring to high-end jobs,” she says. “We’ve never been kitchen and bath snobs. We treat every project with equal importance.”
Regarding Kitchens assists homeowners with everything from painting or replacing cabinetry to completely renovating entire floors of a home. As a contracting firm, all installers are in-house, with a level of trust and quality that she and her clients can depend upon, Bev says.
“We want to make sure each client receives full attention, and we think that their satisfaction speaks for our work,” she says. “About 90 percent of our business comes from repeat customers and referrals.”
Bev describes her personal style as transitional but says one of her strengths is adjusting her taste to that of her client. Baby boomers and younger generations tend to gravitate to more clean lines, a design trend she’s happy to accommodate.
“I enjoy so many different styles,” she says. “I’ve worked with clients who have preferred very contemporary as well as those who want very traditional. I set aside my personal style and help them figure out what’s best for them.”
For the Johnson County home featured in these pages, Regarding Kitchens assisted the homeowners in a nearly complete renovation of the entire first floor of their home. They reorganized the kitchen layout, added a four-seasons room with a fireplace to the back of the house and installed hardwood floors throughout. Bev says she enjoyed both the client and the transformation of the space.
“Not only was the aesthetic of the renovation striking—we were able to help them change and improve how they used their house, which was really exciting,” she says.
To learn more about how Regarding Kitchens can help with your next home renovation project, visit RegardingKitchens.com or call 913.747.0812.