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Kitchens & Baths by Mary deTar

Finished. Distinctive. Timeless. Yours.

If the kitchen is the heart of every home, what is the soul? It’s you! … loving the way your new kitchen looks, feels and works. I am the designer who specializes in creating your vision of beauty and style using quality cabinetry and products to create distinctive kitchens, baths, and other spaces in your home. What we do changes how you live and feel in your home — this is a privilege and responsibility I take to heart.

“Looking at pictures and displays helped but wasn’t enough for us. Mary redesigned our old kitchen with much better flow and helped us choose materials we love. It’s fabulous! Thank you Mary!”

—Jennifer, Ann Arbor

About Mary

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I have spent the last 25 years designing and supervising the installation of custom kitchens in the Ann Arbor area. The last 20 some years with studio 2000 initially as a designer and for the last period as the owner. Studio 2000 closed November 2013 and I have worked as a freelance kitchen/bath designer since. My education includes 2 years at the University of Michigan School of Architecture.



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Kitchen Design

My design team’s most important member is YOU! I will produce custom designs for you or work in collaboration with your builder, architect or interior designer. Remodels and new builds are welcome. I represent full custom, framed and frameless cabinetry from Crystal Cabinets Works of Minnesota, mid-priced, framed stock cabinets from HomeCrest of Goshen, Indiana, and affordable, framed, all wood stock cabinets from RiverRun of the hills of Virginia. My goal is a design that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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Materials Selection

Kitchen and bath projects are investments of a lifetime. Together we’ll choose from many cabinet styles, finishes, and woods, and give full attention to the smallest details to meet the needs of the most discerning tastes. In addition to cabinet selection, I will coordinate your countertop, plumbing, and tile selections with you. Along the way we will meet at the best local sources for tile, plumbing fixtures, lighting, countertops, and flooring to select products together.

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Space Planning

Do you have pets, children, live-ins, laundry, computers? Do you need to customize your home office, incorporate a universal design solution for a physically challenged family member or find a special place for all your entertainment equipment? These areas all need special attention too. I particularly love designing special spaces and features for the 4-legged members of our families.

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Project Management

My ultimate goal is a smooth project creating the space you’ll absolutely love. A schedule is key to a smooth process, keeping unwanted surprises to a minimum, and a beautiful end result. I team with your contractor, architect or interiors person from start to installation finish. I can suggest quality contractors for you if you do not yet have one yet who will transform your dream into reality.


Let's Meet In Person

If you’re ready to start creating your dream project, now is the perfect time to meet with me. Your project is an investment of a lifetime - let’s do it right.