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Meet the Founder

Carlene Anderson is founder and owner of Carlene Anderson Kitchen Design Inc.

Carlene Anderson, Certified Kitchen Designer Tanya Pokotylo, MS, BFA

Carlene Anderson is founder and owner of Carlene Anderson Kitchen Design Inc. During the past 30 years, she has designed thousands of kitchens and bathrooms. Her experience includes a degree in Home Economics, conducting a professional cooking school, teaching kitchen design at Canada College, and staff designing for a large kitchen/bath contractor. Her work has been featured on many Bay Area kitchen tours and has been published in Sunset Magazine, Bon Appetite, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, and Better Homes and Gardens.

 A BA in Interior Design from Academy of Art in San Francisco as well as MS in Applied Mathematics from the National Technical University of Ukraine makes Tanya Pokotylo an invaluable addition to our design team. Combination of detail oriented technical mindset and excellent knowledge of design principles, color balance, layout, computer aided drafting and cabinetry construction has earned Tanya a reputation of a thorough, reliable and creative kitchen designer.

Carlene Anderson, Founder and Owner

Awards & Affiliations

Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2015 - Client Satisfaction
Houzz Pro Software User
Star Houzzer
Recommended on Houzz
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Kind Words About Us

We needed to replace an original 1920's kitchen - one with an actual ice box - in our home near Crocker Highlands, but had no idea how to begin. I learned about Carlene from a friend who had worked with her and had beautiful results. Carlene helps you completely rethink the space. It never occurred to me that we could fit an island into our small kitchen before working with her and now we use it *all the time*. We also opened up the breakfast nook, which had become a giant, messy pantry, and it is now seating space at a peninsula where the kids can do homework. We wanted to keep the aesthetic of our 1920's kitchen (we are in a small, bungalow-style house), but needed to bring functionali...