The Hall Design Group is pleased to welcome you to our website’s customer reviews page. Here we hope to share comments we have received from our satisfied clients over the years.
“We absolutely love our kitchen, and it turned out precisely as we envisioned. John’s exceptional assistance exceeded our expectations, and we can’t express our gratitude enough for him and the team he recommended. He was attentive to our “must-haves” and transformed them into reality.
The vital communication he maintained with the crew was needed for our project’s success. If you’re contemplating handling such a project independently and subcontracting the necessary tasks, we’d strongly advise you to reconsider. The level of intricacy involved truly calls for an expert’s touch.
Following John’s advice, we engaged the services of one of the premier contractors, Matticoli Construction, and the results were truly astonishing. They approached the kitchen renovation as if it were their very own. Our interaction with them deepened over time, and we grew to enjoy them in our home.”
“John did an excellent job designing our kitchen and laundry rooms and in recommending an excellent contractor to complete the work. He is meticulous in his approach: taking time to listen to our ideas and providing initial drawings quickly thereafter. We began working together more than a year before the project started. In that time, he helped us select custom cabinetry, appliances, tile and even details such as lighting and cabinet hardware. We are so pleased with the end result and would definitely recommend John.”
“When we started working with John Hall, of the Hall Design Group, we didn’t really know what it was we wanted except that we wanted a new kitchen, laundry room, and primary bath. Through a very careful and professional method, John guided us in planning 3 incredible spaces in our home. He helped us every step of the way and we are extremely happy with the end result. Now that it’s complete, it’s better than we initially imagined. The design phase took close to a year but it was worth it because when the construction began, we all were ready and there were no surprises. John’s attention to detail, many years of experience, excellent communication skills, and patience led us through the design and construction phases with hardly any issues. And when there were issues, they were minimal and John was on it. We ordered all appliances and cabinets in plenty of time so that supply chain issues were not a factor. The construction company he suggested was exemplary. The construction portion of the project took about 6 months (plus a little extra for some punch list items). Now that it’s over, we actually miss seeing our construction team and John! They were respectful of our space and privacy. Cleaned up every day and made living in the house while it was pulled apart, as easy as possible. I recommend the Hall Design Group with no reservations. If you hire them, you will be glad you did!”
“John Hall, along with one of his prized contractors, Jim Huntington, did a remodel of our kitchen and two and a half baths, AND they managed and coordinated new flooring, lighting and painting throughout our 2600 sq. ft. house. We were 100% thrilled with every aspect of the job. We set time and dollar budgets at the start. John promised to watch both scrupulously and he did. He guided us through all of our choices — cabinets, appliances, plumbing, lighting, flooring — and worked seamlessly with Jim to keep the project on track. We had very few hiccups, but when they occurred, John came to us immediately and was prepared with options. He takes great pride in the product he produces, and therefore associates with people who do first-rate work. Our home is beautiful! John seemed truly personally invested in our project, and that added a special dimension to the experience.”
“John Hall is the ultimate professional. His decades of experience translate into practical kitchen design with both functionality and style at its core. He has limitless contacts in all subspecialties, from tradespeople to supply chain, and can speed dial whomever is necessary to answer a question or solve a problem, sometimes mid-conversation! John’s wealth of knowledge and experience set him apart. He is a fair and honest businessman, and it was a real pleasure to work with him on my kitchen remodel. I highly recommend John Hall and the Hall Design Group.”
“With the help of the Hall Design Group, our renovations surpassed all our expectations. John and his team were involved in every step of the process, completely streamlining what could have been an incredibly stressful situation. John walked us through and paid careful attention to every detail, from design, selection of materials, managing the project right through to the final decor and design touches. He was very personable, professional and knowledgeable and we can’t thank him enough for helping us transform our kitchen, dining, laundry, sun and mudrooms. We will certainly utilize the services of the Hall Design Group again and highly recommend them to others.”
“My husband and I knew we hated our kitchen but we had no idea how to fix it, and the thought of doing it alone was completely overwhelming. Fortunately we found John Hall through the Houzz app and hired him to redesign our space. John was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. He began with educating us on the process so we felt comfortable with the decisions we were about to make. He listened to our pain points and provided us with valuable insights on how to make improvements all while keeping our budget in mind. His enthusiasm for design helped us think outside the box and enjoy the process instead of fear it. We are beyond thrilled with the end result and now have a kitchen that is beautiful and functions so much better for our family.”
“Our Hall Design Group projects included a kitchen, master bath, laundry/mud room, bookcases, powder room and a guest bath completed between 2011 and 2015. We have done many home renovation projects both before and after our opportunity to work with John, so I can compare John to multiple other design professionals in Cleveland and other cities. John is, by far, the very best we have worked with. He listened to what we wanted, asked great questions, and reconfigured each space to make the kitchen/bath/etc. more functional and more beautiful than I envisioned. He has top-quality contractors and vendors and works with them closely to make sure the project is done according to plan and within budget. Kitchens, in particular, require an expert for functionality, clearances, lighting, outlet placement. John focuses on these details as well as the overall vision. Most important, he is trustworthy and he keeps his word!”
“We discovered John at one of the home improvement tradeshows where we attended one of his seminars. The next spring we visited his studio for a kitchen and bath design class; a year later, we finally got around to hiring him to manage the renovation of our kitchen and bathrooms, as well as updates to other areas of the house. The house was built in 1960 and never updated til now, so John (and contractor Jim) had their work cut out for them despite its small size. Throughout the process – nearly 8 months from signing to completion – John kept us updated and on schedule. His service contacts (painting, flooring, appliances, HVAC, windows, etc.) treated us with great care. It’s a year later and we are still pinching ourselves at the transformation he helped us achieve. We LOVE our new home! Friends and family are amazed at what was accomplished. (I’ve attached a few before and after combo photos of the kitchen and a separate before (pink tile!) and after of the master bath.) We would definitely recommend John to anyone wanting a one-stop-shop renovation experience.”
“Hall Design Group is the best! John is organized, thoughtful, and very experienced. We have used John for 2 different kitchen remodels and, both times, were amazed by the finished result. He spends significant time upfront to really understand not only your vision, but also your functional goals. John understands a wide range of styles, allowing him to fit individual tastes and preferences to almost any budget. He also provides appropriate guidance when necessary. …but, the best thing about John is that he is honest, transparent and will always make sure that every step – from beginning to end – of your project is done the right way, no matter how big or small the job, with no surprises. I would highly recommend John and the Hall Design Group for your next design project.”
“When we set out to remodel our 8 x 14 foot master bath, we hired John Hall to create a design. The design reflected well on our style and interests. We continued to retain his services as project manager. His knowledge of materials, material suppliers and contractors made the selection process quick and efficient. We couldn’t be more pleased with the work of the recommended contractor, John’s attention to detail and the finished master bath!”
“We hired John to help us a design a more modern, updated kitchen that would still flow well with our more traditional house. I was a little nervous that the transitional style of the kitchen I wanted would look out of place in a traditional house with an open footprint. With John at the helm, we had nothing to worry about! Our new, transitional style kitchen contains all of the cleaner lines and more modern feel that I wanted, but works incredibly well with the rest of our house. John is a fabulous designer and project manager, and working with him and Jim, the contractor he recommended, was a fantastic experience. We highly recommend The Hall Design Group!”
“Johns have us an amazing kitchen, it is spacious, functional beyond what I could have imaged, tons of natural light and storage. Our original footprint was small and with the usual kinks of an old home. John understood our needs, pain points and desires, and he gave us a spacious kitchen, he used every inch and corner. I enjoyed working with him, he is open, honest and transparent, he also coached us through where to spend our money and where to save it. He introduced us to a good quality and affordable cabinetry line, not to mention he worked seamlessly with our contractor. I would hire John again in a heartbeat.”
“The Hall Design group was amazing. I would highly recommend. John personally guided us through the process of renovating a house we purchased. The end result was beyond any expectations we could have ever had and we were able to stay on budget. John’s vision and creativity pushed our boundaries and we couldn’t be happier to enjoy our new home”
“We have used John on 3 separate occasions. The kitchen twice and our master bathroom. We went to John for a simple reason, he is good at what he does. John is a stickler for schedules, he communicates weekly on the plan for each week, and I never found myself chasing him to finish a project. If you are looking for an inexpensive renovation, John is not your man. He is geared to high quality finishes, and appliances. John is the best in his field.”
“The Hall Design Group was referred by our trusted contractor to design a new master bath. We were very impressed with John’s professionalism, fee options, attention to detail, and his openness in listening with our design input. He worked with our contractor and came up with a great design. The project was completed timely and within budget.(not with standing the challenges of the pandemic) The bathroom looks absolutely beautiful. We would highly recommend the Hall Design Group to family and friends.”
“John designed a master dream closet for us. He listened to our needs, and designed us an ideal space for our clothes, vanity, and dressing room. The results were absolutely beautiful and everything installed perfectly. We plan on using John for future projects and enjoyed working with him. ”
“John, I/we so love our kitchen! I apologize I’ve been remiss in writing your review. There isn’t one day that passes that I/we don’t walk into our beautifully designed kitchen without giving you an incredible amount of gratitude for the perfect functionality. (And that awesome spice rack is coveted by all who see it❣️) As difficult a time as this is, we feel so blessed this was all completed previously and we are now “quarantined” to enjoy it ?”
“We first met John at one of his seminars — we were impressed by his passion and knowledge. We hired John to completely redesign our kitchen, bath, and laundry while serving as our project manager. Our vision was to have John design a modern European look that was functional.
John exceeded our expectations in all areas — design, quality of contractors, and vendors we dealt with, whom John had known for years. He kept us informed on all aspects of the project, was readily accessible when we needed him, and never rushed us when decisions were needed.
Our kitchen, bath, and laundry showcase the design expertise, quality and passion which John puts into every project — we highly recommend him.”
“It has ben 6 months since you led us through our bathroom renovation project. There has not been one single day since that we haven’t thought of you with a song in our heart! Our beautiful bathroom lifts our spirits every morning (and that heated floor). Thank you for taking us on as a project. (Thank Vince and Tony also when you see them).”
“John Hall designed my recent kitchen remodel. He took the time to meet with me several times and really understood exactly what I was looking for in my kitchen. I had a small space to work with and John utilized the space perfectly. The kitchen looks so much bigger even though we used the same footprint as the old kitchen. It was a complete redesign and every space was utilized to make it a very functional kitchen. John also made sure the remodel was running smooth with the contractor and was always available for questions. I had one cabinet that needed replaced and John made sure it was taken care of immediately. I would highly recommend John if you are looking for a designer, just give him a call!”
“In 2018 we decided our 1970’s kitchen and family room needed an update. Based on a referral we decided to use John Hall to design our new kitchen and family room. John worked with us to give us a truly beautiful kitchen. The design that was developed for the family room included new cabinetry, hearth and stonework as well as removing the wall between the two rooms.. We could not be more pleased with the outcome.”
“I love my kitchen and really enjoyed working with everyone. Thanks John for stepping in and helping with the contractor situation! Everyone who sees my kitchen falls in love with it. The kitchen is not only beautiful but functional and I cook!!! I will be calling soon to have you redo the bathrooms. I only have good things to say of the experience and the result.”
“We are extremely pleased with the quality and design of cabinets installed in our kitchen as well as the layout planned by John. Without exception, our friends and neighbors have been impressed also.”
“We love many things about our new kitchen, so we will list our top 10 favorites: #10) Full reveal corner base cabinet #9) Tray cabinet #8) Pull out shelves and drawers #7) Plate drawer #6) Hardwood floors #5) Self closing drawers #4) Granite counter tops #3) Pull out garbage & recycling cabinet #2) Wood cabinet that looks like a piece of furniture with plate rack #1) My husband especially loves the chef!!! If we ever move we will have to pick up our kitchen and take it with us! P.S. Love the newsletter.”
“Much thanks again for all of your design advice in the restoration of my kitchen. The result was a kitchen in keeping with my Shaker Heights home. It is comfortable, cozy and quietly elegant and it is exactly how I had envisioned it. Thanks for making it happen quickly and within budget and thanks for working with such good crafts people.”
“Enjoy the kitchen immensely and our only regret is that we had not redecorated earlier. We especially like the repositioning of the appliances. Working with John was a true pleasure and all concerned including Jay and his entire crew were extremely professional and courteous.”
I loved my experience working with John Hall. I’m so proud to show off my new kitchen. I tell everyone how John and I discussed where every item in my kitchen would be stored. I feel so organized. I’m doing a brunch for 100 people next week!”
“It has been 8 months since our kitchen was completed and there is still not one thing we would change. It is an absolutely beautiful and functional kitchen. It has become our family entertainment center. John and his staff were always professional, willing to listen and a delight with which to work. Thank You!!!”
”Mostly that you immediately understood what we needed changed and added. You really got. The feel and look we wanted and created it for us. Also you never tried to convince us of things we didn’t want or never spent more than we needed to.”
“I can’t say enough about how much we love our new kitchen. And how much more it is than we ever would have been able to do without your help.
Our experience in working with John Hall of the Hall Design Group has been very positive. We attended one of his workshops and then brought him a basic idea of what we wanted to do. John’s experience and vision was evident as he helped us define our style, introducing new materials and design elements as the plan evolved. As a result, our finished kitchen is more beautiful and functional than we could have ever imagined – we just love it!”
“John, just a quick note of thanks for the amazing job you and your subcontractors have done on my house. I am so delighted with EVERYTHING!
I am looking forward to getting the painting done next week; I may not want to move! ?
Anyway, thank you again for your patience in dealing with me, providing me with much-needed guidance, and for providing me with such excellent service and commendable contractors. You’re THE best!”
“John was a pleasure to work with. He’s attentive,insightful, creative and most importantly, incredibly knowledgeable. We absolutely love our cabinets ( Leicht ) and the process/design work was incredibly helpful for our GC to work from. We cant say enough positive things about the experience and I think pictures speak volumes on what John consistently produces with his work. Highly recommend him!!”
“My wife and I wanted modern European cabinetry for our kitchen remodel in Bay Village, Ohio. After an exhaustive search, we finally found John Hall of The Hall Design Group. We met with John and were immediately impressed with his knowledge of kitchen design and his detailed oriented approach to the cabinet layout. John recommended Leicht cabinetry from Germany. He designed the cabinet layout, helped us pick the finishes and handled the installation upon arrival. We could not be happier with the result! John and his cabinet installers were true professionals and a pleasure to work with. I would not to hesitate to recommend John and Leicht cabinets to anyone.”
“Hi John, Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful kitchen layout and the most beautiful cabinets. It was such a pleasure working with you. Unending gratitude!!”
“John, Now that the dust has settled… Thank You!! We love everything about our new home and couldn’t have made it happen without you. We’re enjoying it more everyday, and looking forward to working with you again. Warm regards.”
“I knew I wanted to work with John Hall from the moment I heard him speak at the NARI Home Improvement Show. He impressed me with his years of experience and knowledge about the industry. John recently met with me to survey my kitchen and laundry room space. On a separate occasion, we sat down together to discuss all aspects of the project. He patiently and respectfully answered all of my questions. What grew out of those meetings is a set of plans that fulfill my dream to maximize and incorporate these two spaces in a way that feels completely natural. I look forward to continuing this journey with John!”
“I worked with the Hall Design Group for a kitchen remodel; expanding the footprint, and opening up the site lines to the back of the house. John presented multiple design options and worked the design to fit my budget. He kept the project on track, and dealt with a malfunctioning appliance and a painter that quit mid project. John arranged and managed everything. I would have had no clue where to begin without him.”
“We absolutely loved working with John. He was great in helping with the design of our office and laundry room. He made sure to incorporate all our wants and was great about keeping the budget in line. We cannot say enough good things about his work and his coordination with the all the vendors and contractors.”
“We loved the design that John created for our new home. John was able to envision a stunning master bath for such a small space. The kitchen is our dream kitchen. Throughout the whole process, John helped us pick out everything from cabinets to fixtures to counters to appliances.”
“It has been a distinct pleasure to have worked with John on several kitchens over the years. He has been unfailingly creative in his designs and superbly organized. In addition, he is a careful listener and does his utmost to implement a client’s vision; being ever respectful of the budget. John is always on task and available throughout the entire process, which has made the collaborative process so rewarding for me.”