“We used Ourso Designs for a major project in Spring 2015. Probably 40% of the total sqft of our home was gutted and remodeled, including kitchen, dining, and family room. It was a big job and required some creativity both to envision the remodel and work out the engineering of it as load bearing walls were removed, ceiling heights were blended, etc. I also had been remodeling the space in my head for a very long time, so I had a good idea of what I wanted but definitely needed help to work it all out on paper. We had an excellent experience with Ourso Designs – they proposed ideas, were flexible in making changes, and worked very quickly to come up with the final design. In our case we had a contractor we’d used several times before and did not need on-site supervision but Ourso would have provided this. They did check in on the job and answered questions throughout the process. What I liked best was that they did not impose their ideas on us, rather listened carefully and then used their experience and creativity to arrive at a great design. All this was accomplished at a highly competitive and fair price. I definitely would recommend them.”
“Richard Ourso did a wonderful job transforming our wishes and a flooded home into a design much better than we had envisioned. With his help, we turned lemons into lemonade!! I highly recommend his services.”
“Very professional. Took time and asked a lot of questions to make sure we got what we wanted. I would hire him again. He gave us several options.”
“Richard was very professional, courteous and easy to work with. Provided an accurate pre-work estimate and developed 5 remodeling plan options with great detail. We are extremely pleased with the design that we chose and after 2 years of living in the space, we would not change a thing.”
“The Ourso Design team is top drawer. I have utilized Richard and his team on numerous projects and they are the epitome of what professionals are. I will continue to recommend their services to my clients.”
“We continue to hear wonderful things from our clients about the talented design staff at Ourso Designs. Their professional guidance, expertise and selection of quality materials ensures that the client’s investment will be enjoyed for many years to come!”
“We hired Richard to draw up some designs for our kitchen renovation. Richard listened carefully to what we wanted and needed, but made some great suggestions that we had not considered either. And that is why we hired someone with his expertise! He came out twice to view our current kitchen design / layout, and took very precise measurements. We found Richard very easy to work with, and we appreciated that he listened to our needs, and did not try to make us do things that we neither wanted nor needed. “
“Richard has helped us with several kitchen and bath remodels. His work is always thorough and on time – he is a pleasure to work with.”
“We hired Ourso designs for a complete renovation of our kitchen and master bathroom. His work was AMAZING!!! We were beyond pleased with our renovation thanks to his hard work! He is such a pleasure to work with and such a true professional! We took out walls..demolished closets…etc! The amount of storage and rooms he turned from small choppy rooms and a 1980’s bathroom is simply a reno miracle! We would use Ourso designs again and have recommend him already time and time again!!!!!!!!”
“Richard Ourso and his entire team are incredible on so many levels. Being a realtor I have been blessed with the opportunity to not only work with him on our personal home but with many of my clients as well. His approach to the design process and customer service is beyond what other designers do. I am so very proud of our home, it is far more than what we ever imagined it could be and Ourso Designs made it happen. I proudly refer them to everyone considering making changes to their home. Ourso Designs is simply the best!”
“I have worked with Richard on quite a few projects, both small and whole-house renovation. Very professional and plans were perfect.”
“Richard listens, is easy to work with and offered great ideas. We are totally happy with our bath room makeover.”
“Richard Ourso has provided design/layout services for me for 2 projects, my master bathroom and my kitchen/den remodel. The bath remodel was in 2014 and the kitchen/den was in late 2015. Both projects came out great and the final result was exactly what I hoped they would be.
Richard took my wish lists for each project and developed the space planning to accommodate as many of my items as possible without altering the footprint of each space.
For the bath the shower was made larger and he room was redone back to the Sheetrock. For the kitchen/den the wall between two rooms was removed and all appliances were relocated as a result. Old pine engineered beams from Richard’s sister company, The Olde Mill, were installed in both the bath and the kitchen/den,
Richard is easy to work with and had some unique ideas to address some issues in each remodel.
I would, and plan to for my future outdoor kitchen, use him again and recommend him to others.”
“Ourso Designs was wonderful to work with. After several months of agonizing on my own over what to do we contracted with Richard Ourso. He came in and offered 3 different design plans and reviewed the pros and cons of each. We decided to go with the most extensive plan, which included taking out a load bearing wall. Great decision!
Stevi Gibson, the interior designer and product selection specialist, helped with every aspect of the kitchen selection process. She was intuitive and always ready to show me what the differences in my choices would mean to the overall design. For example, she had various examples ready to show me when picking the colors of the faucets, hardware, granite, etc. in order to show me how little variations really made a big difference. She was very thorough in covering all aspects of the kitchen design – where cabinet pulls would go, how high backsplash would be, and provided a 3D picture of what the kitchen would look like as well as views of the kitchen from doorways, hallways, etc/ which was so helpful in seeing what the finished product would look like.
Ourso Designs really listened to me and worked with me to help me design the kitchen I wanted. I’ve used designers before and ended up with a space the space they wanted but not the one I wanted. They really understood my design aesthetic and always steered me in the right direction based on the overall look I was trying to achieve. Great company to work with!”
“Great job of design of kitchen renovation and working with us throughout the process from design through construction. I have already referred Ourso to our friends.”
“The team at Ourso Designs are outstanding. Richard is very professional and knowledgeable beyond that of just simply designing. He has unique ideas and was very helpful to both my contractors and sub contractors. The project he designed is a full kitchen renovation. I am almost finished with it and so far it’s been as smooth as can be from a planning perspective. My only knock is his price but you truly get what you pay for. I recommend him 100%. “
“Richard Ourso prepared wonderful complete plans. We are using them with our team. We met with Richard in his office to review the computerized view of the plans. I am thankful everyday for the work that Richard and his team did for my kitchen. His work is making the progress so easy. We could not do this work without his plans.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Ourso Designs team! The took a home that had not been touched in over 50 years that we took down to the studs, and helped us re-design it to fit the needs of our family. Richard spent hours at our home studying it and helping us create the best plan. Logan made the selections of the products easy and not overwhelming. They listened to our needs, our budget, and our dreams. We will work with them again!”
“I love this company. Great people and great product!”
“Extremely helpful staff and loving the beam we bought for our fireplace!”
“Richard Ourso and his team are absolutely wonderful designers and project managers! Everyone at Academy Painting loves working with them!”