Good design enriches our lives; from the homes we live in to the urban environment around us. Good design allows us to do tasks in a more efficient and stylish way. When something is both beautiful and functional, we create a connection; it earns a place in our lives and becomes a part of our experience. For instance, a beautiful well-designed kitchen allows for the right amount of floor space to accommodate workflow, as well as, the correct placement of cabinetry affords storing supplies at the appropriate place. Adequate sightlines allow viewing of guests while entertaining. Designing an efficient kitchen makes tasks more enjoyable and less of a chore while enriching the cooking experience.
At an early age I set out to see the world, and while having already visited over 50 countries, I feel that my journey is just beginning. For me, travel and design go hand in hand. Whether seeking out great shops in trendy neighborhoods or exploring the architectural environment around me, discovering design inspiration everywhere I go enriches me to transform a client’s needs and desires into their dream home.
Mike Howard is an award-winning designer specializing in kitchens, baths and small space design.