We have recently completed a major kitchen remodel (and powder room pretty up) which would not have gone beyond an idea without the help and support of Gail from Provanti Designs. Knowing what I wanted but having no idea how to make it work, my husband and I interviewed several design and build companies, but we went with Gail because she was the only one who took the time to actually listen to us. Our one hour consultation turned into a very involved chat over several hours and this proved to us that Gail was the one for our job.
I could go on for days about how helpful Gail was, but let’s just go with we could not have done it without her. Without her suggestions, input and persistence, we would not have the AMAZING kitchen we have today.
Gail helped us shop for our appliances, fittings and tile and also introduced us to our builder who’s attention to detail was amazing.
Two details I would like to mention in my kitchen is my 13ft Island (yes it’s huge) and while there was much discussion on whether I should have such a large island, Gail went with our vision and in the end added some design options that made it simply perfect. The other is my ‘baking station’ where I wanted my small appliances at counter height behind a cupboard that I can open up and fold the doors back into the cabinet.
Gail worked tirelessly with the cabinet maker and builder to make this happen – I am happy beyond belief.
It’s been several weeks now since our renovation was completed and I’ve held Thanksgiving, my 50th birthday and Christmas and the kitchen has been absolutely amazing. All thanks to Gail.
We downsized to a city condo with a great view but not much else. Gail helped us totally transform it into our stunning home.
The project included moving walls, total kitchen remodel, two bathrooms both including new showers, all floors, doors, lighting, and furniture and decor.
There were many challenges involved with HOA guidelines, elevator size, limited electrical resources and her patience and attention to detail got us through what could have been a disaster. Gail created a spec book for both phases of our project. The organization was invaluable.
When I found Gail I was impressed with her ability to design in a manner that tailored to the clients taste and not produce cookie cutter looks. She nudged us into making some choices that I wouldn’t have considered but adore. The balance of professional and personable is a huge plus. All in all, Gail is truly a master of her craft.
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Sara Philbin, Seattle
Gail, the owner of Provanti, helped us give our 12 year old condo in downtown Seattle a substantial facelift. She picked out new hardwood floors, paint colors for the hallway, living/dining room and bedrooms, and she assisted us with purchasing new furniture and light fixtures. Gail thoroughly researched everything and understood our tastes and preferences.
When it all came together it really worked! She also referred excellent contractors (painter, floor installer, electrician). Gail has a good eye and excellent taste.
All of our visitors have loved the changes and felt very comfortable and relaxed in our home.
Gail at Provanti Designs is amazing!
I was about to undertake a major kitchen remodel and I had so many questions! The time we spent together was invaluable. She gave thoughtful consideration to every question and offered a wealth of knowledge for every design quandary.
Unlike other designers who supplant their rubber stamped design recommendations for the vision I had in mind, Gail listened and made suggestions to achieve the look I wanted to achieve. The result is fabulous!
She was fun to work with… a real gem. I highly recommend Gail from Provanti Designs and will definitely use her expertise on my next project…
I am so happy to share my amazing experience working with Gail.
Gail was simply *spectacular* to work with over the 18 months or so we spent together from inception of the project to completion. She designed our amazing kitchen, dining room, wine cellar and bathroom remodel. Throughout the project, Gail was meticulous with details, inspired with her design ideas and a consummate professional in working with us to achieve our goals.
As with any large project, there were a few little surprises that came up along the way, but Gail always came with solutions and options for us to choose from which removed a lot of the stress from the situation. When our granite fabricator made a critical error with our one of a kind slab, Gail acted as OUR advocate, not the fabricators, and went above and beyond scouring the region to find us an incredible replacement slab that actually turned out to be better than the original.
Overall, the experience working with Gail was fantastic. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone. In fact, in a few years we plan to renovate our master suite and Gail will be the first person we call to help us with that next project.
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Gail came to our rescue on a major remodel of our home that was ready to launch. We were about to re-do the kitchen, sunroom, powder room and guest bath. The architectural drawings were finished and the contractor and subs were lined up and waiting but we had yet to choose materials. We needed professional help and we needed it immediately. Gail bravely agreed to assess our situation and within days of our first meeting, steered us to excellent suppliers and helped us select appliances, flooring, cabinet materials, granite, tile, etc. She understood the look we wanted and nudged us in the right direction when choices were difficult. A few snafus arose from subs along the way but Gail steadfastly and efficiently resolved those problems in our favor. Happily, after many weeks of sheetrock dust and construction noise, the remodel is done. Our old galley-style kitchen with vinyl floors, box store cabinets and old appliances has been transformed into an open kitchen/dining area with hardwood floors, rich custom cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops and sparking new appliances. In addition, the sunroom has a strikingly beautiful tile floor, the powder room has been transformed from ugly to glamorous and the old guest bath from the 60s is now modern and inviting.
To say we’re pleased with the remodel is an understatement. It feels like we’re living in a beautiful new home.
We attribute most of this to Gail. We are so thankful for her help and would highly recommend her services to others.
Karen Jones, Lake Joy
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I highly recommend Provanti Designs for any project, large or small. Period.
We’ve had a delightful experience. This review is overdue as I was concerned I couldn’t find the words to give Gail Dent the correct adoration and respect we have for her work. I first met with Gail for ideas on updating our home. She’s a delight to work with and offered creative ideas I wouldn’t have considered. Throughout the project she managed that fine balance of collaboration so we felt like our tastes were skillfully blended with her creatively and talent.
The results of the first project were within our budget and made a grand difference. We were so pleased and impressed that we continued with more projects. We were away during a large segment of the work during which time there were challenges outside the scope of her work and she stepped right in and handled things professionally and with grace–truly up and above and beyond. Our house has been through a remarkable transformation. It’s fresh, up-to-date, unique, and it’s so stunning I walk in and can’t believe I live here. Best of all, it feels like us and feels like home.
Sara Philbin, Bellevue
Gail Dent/Provanti Designs did a superb job for us.
We hired Gail to design and prepare our whole house remodel for bid. Lots of hours up front and she was here to check on the contractor on a regular basis even though that wasn’t part of her scope of work.
She took the time to listen to what we wanted, guided us through materials selection, handled the problems during construction (again – even though that wasn’t really part of her job) and made sure we were satisfied with every detail. We had a budget and the original wish list needed some serious trimming – Gail helped us determine what made the most sense given how long we planned to stay in our home after the remodel while considering what made the most sense for our convenience and living situation – keeping an eye on potential resale ideas.
I would hire Gail again in a minute and wish we had lots more for her to do – she’s fun to have around on top of being a great designer!
Donna McCaslin, Bellevue
…The project (family room remodel, redesigned and updated fireplace) also included painting our entry way, living room, dining area and upstairs hallway and re-carpeting our living/dining area. Gail oversaw every aspect of this project. She worked within our schedules and coordinated everything flawlessly. Gail worked very hard to stay within our budget. She provided us with accurate and timely estimates and communicated with us throughout each step of the process.
She is organized and professional and her knowledge and dedication is evident in the quality of her work. Working with Gail has been an absolute pleasure and privilege!
Roxanne Rixon, Issaquah
Gail helped guide me through the daunting process of decorating my home with great expertise and creativity.
She assisted me with many aspects including choosing colors, carpeting, window treatments and purchasing furniture.
She followed through with great detail and really listened to me – always going the extra mile to get it right. In addition to creating the house of our dreams, Gail is a delightful person and I would highly recommend her.
Stephanie Schriger, Bothell
Gail is a consummate professional- extremely skilled, creative, and operates with client objectives in mind.
I truly enjoy working with her and keep trying to come up with new projects just to work with her again!
Elaina Herber, Bellevue
I have worked with Gail on more than one occasion. The experience that she brings to a Custom home is invaluable. She understands what it takes to bring the vision of the home to reality.
Being proactive, timely and knowledgeable in the different stages of construction saves time and money, but more importantly, gives everyone involved a positive experience.
John Stackman, Bellevue
Currently working on a total condo makeover including redesign of kitchen and bathrooms with Gail Dent of Provanti Designs and will continue to do so.
We’ve worked on several projects (with Gail) and I wouldn’t want to do one without her ever again. Period.
We started working with Gail in August 2012. Our previous home received a stunning makeover. The process was creative, innovative, professional, fun, and results were yummy.
The UPS guy said my foyer looked like a prestigious hotel lobby, my husband’s co-workers said it looked something from HGTV, and the pizza delivery boy called it magical. I felt lucky to live there. When we sold our house, it was of huge benefit and paid for itself. This spring we bought a condo that needs some love. So far, Gail has helped me choose flooring and gave me the courage to pick a spectacular cork floor that I adore. We’ve made furniture selections that are fresh, space appropriate, and a perfect blend of elegance and utility….
read the full 7/31/14 Angies’s List review Sara Philbin, Seattle
I just wanted to say thanks again for all of your help with our office remodel plans. We really appreciated that you were able to respond so quickly to our rushed timetable and that despite the limited amount of time, you were able to come up with three great and unique ways to solve our space issues.
You provided us with just the right blend of understanding our style while providing a new look for our office.
It was a pleasure to work with you!
Jennifer Gardner, Woodinville
My new condo looks so good with all the beautiful materials you have chosen – and the furniture as well.
I get so many compliments and I tell people that I owe it all to you – and I truly do!
You are THE BEST. I know you put in so much time into getting everything just right and beautiful. I am truly grateful.
And I know the fireplace will be smashing.
Marilyn Marshall, Bellingham
We’re very pleased with the outcome in terms of cost and design (remodel of kitchen and two bathrooms).
The rooms look fantastic and the costs were in line with what we expected. Thanks again for your help. The project would have been a complete disaster without you. Your guidance was invaluable and I thoroughly enjoyed shopping and exchanging ideas with you. If my disability to make decisions drove you crazy, I apologize. That fact that we DID make decisions and made it through the process is nothing short of a miracle and I attribute that to you.
We love, love, love the results.
Karen Jones, Lake Joy