About Us

At The Kitchen Specialist our accomplished kitchen design | kitchen remodel team strives to incorporate beauty, efficiency and livability into each space they design and they do so by custom tailoring each design to fit our client’s everyday needs. Our designers are keenly aware of the importance of comfortable, peaceful, elegant surroundings, and they work closely with our clients to deliver designs that are highly functional, distinctive and refreshingly unique.

In our 25+ year history we have created some of the most charming and enduring kitchen designs in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Our work can be found on most of the historic streets of Chapel Hill and Durham.  We take pride in our unrivaled service and reputation and look forward to working with you. Give us a call, or visit our kitchen design showroom, in Durham, NC, and let us create the kitchen you’ve always wanted.

Award winning

Best of Service on Houzz 2015 – 2018

We have been featured in Houzz, Durham/Chapel Hill Magazine, and more!

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Best of Houzz 2016 Award
Best of Houzz 2015 Award
Best of Houzz 2017 Award
Expertise on call

Meet Your Team

Jennifer Bedick, CKD
Lead Designer

Jennifer is a senior designer at The Kitchen Specialist. With 15 years experience and a CKD, coupled with an eye for detail, she creates beautiful, flexible and highly functional spaces. Her main priority is providing a clear and transparent process during the design phase and following up with quality product and installation. She relies on a team of experienced craftsmen/women to assure a refined finished product and seamless installation. By closely listening to her client’spriorities and needs, not only are those refined spaces functional and aesthetically pleasing, but they are planned with home value and budget in mind. Kitchen and bath design should be exploratory and rewarding with the final product a combined effort of the homeowner and the designer. Jennifer values her clients input and looks forward to creating unique living spaces to meet their lifestyle.

Amy Sperling
Design Associate

Amy Sperling brings to the Kitchen Specialist over 21 years of experience in kitchen and bath design along with entertainment centers, man caves and she-sheds. She creates visually stunning designs with a strong sense of functionality, as well as visual appeal. Amy works diligently with her clients to not only provide their dream project but to ensure a seamlessly integrated experience from start to finish. Outside of the office, she enjoys being creative by making custom jewelry, re-purposing furniture and helping her son with his wood-working hobby.

Sharese Lavine
Showroom Assistant

Sharese graduated with honors from East Carolina University's accredited National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) interior design program. She joined The Kitchen Specialist team in 2019 after her recent experience with kitchen cabinetry. Although she has spent most of her life in Virginia, she is able to call North Carolina home. Outside of design, she enjoys traveling while learning about different lifestyles. She is passionate about building customer relations and assisting with creating functional designs. She strives to coordinate tasteful selections that speak to each unique client. Because of her design background, Sharese is able to treat each project like a puzzle; in order to find the right pieces one must take the time to analyze the entire frame work.

Leigh Patel

Leigh Patel’s love for fine design, elegant materials, and appreciation for fine craftsmanship led her to acquire The Kitchen Specialist. As the owner, Leigh’s focus is to ensure that the clients get an unparalleled experience in each of their interactions with our team. Leigh leans on her corporate experience in project management and customer service to ensure that we remain focused on our goal of making our client’s dream spaces a reality.

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