Testimonials

We enjoyed working with Jennifer and her staff on this beautiful project which features our Onsen 54 x 30 teak ofuro (soaking tub). Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath are professional and easy to work with.
-Zen Bathworks

A bright galley kitchen reflects natural light with a mirrored backsplash and cabinet doors. Curvaceous mullions add a sensual feel to this all white kitchen.
Sarah completely transformed my dull, dated kitchen into a sleek, contemporary space with beautiful cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances She listened to my likes and dislikes and created an elegant culinary living environment that I’m extremely proud to call home. 
- Matt H.
We chose to work with Paul Bentham, who had turned my brother's kitchen into a masterpiece. Paul is not only pleasant, cordial, very accommodating, energetic but he has a wide knowledge in the field. He is very creative, attentive and responsive to your needs. I highly recommend him.
- Leila A

We absolutely recommend Paul and JGKB without reservation! We are both busy professionals...we could leave the job to Paul and know that the design was done with the utmost care and consideration to deadlines and budget. His engineering background allows him to deliver a room that is a balance of art and style and functional excellence.
- Yael S.

JGKB is undoubtedly a leader in the creation of kitchens that excel in their overall design as well as in the exceptional materials used. They embody an experienced, talented team, who combine high integrity with access to the latest in kitchen design.
- RDbudson
Our JGKB designer took our design and improved it with his knowledge of design trends. He suggested features that we did not think of and helped us choose cabinetry to match our style. He understood the look we wanted and helped us think outside of the box, i.e. choosing drawers instead of traditional doors for our modern kitchen. 
- Amanda C.
Our designer's knowledge base was expansive and his vast wealth of ideas gave us the creative edge we were looking for in designing our new kitchen.
- Jaime Z.
We hired JGKB to remodel our kitchen after meeting designer Paul Bentham. He was great to work with -- attentive, responsive, detail- and service-oriented, creative, and knowledgeable. We had a great experience working with JGKB. Our project was completed on time and on budget. We highly recommend JGKB.
- Jeff & Linda F.

We hired Paul Bentham to design our kitchen. He did an excellent job at all phases of the project, from educating us on our options to incorporating our feedback, to supervising the work. The end result was an award-winning kitchen that was even better than we had imagined. We would not hesitate to recommend Paul to anyone.
-Ben W.

Jennifer Gilmer completely redesigned our kitchen making it a beautiful and functional upgrade to our 1990s home. Working with Jennifer and Meghan was an easy experience they are so expert and talented in their field. We are very pleased with the results of our project and highly recommend them for future projects.
-Ann B.

Thanks again Paul. Seriously we are in absolute love with and awe of our kitchen. It’s incredible. And we can't wait to work with you and Mike again on our master bathroom. I can tell you that we worked with one of the premiere contractors here in the Baltimore area to do some other things and their work doesn't even come close to you and Mike in design or execution.

Working in partnership with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath was central to creating a home in this very special place. Each detail of the kitchen was seamlessly integrated to create a warm "modern farmhouse" aesthetic.
Co-designer Amy Gardner, FAIA, Gardner Mohr Architects
The focal point of the kitchen is undoubtedly the La Cornue range. We emphasized the range with a custom built hood in matching stainless and copper. To contrast with the sparkling range and hood, we finished the Magna Gold granite with a rustic leathered texture.
Sarah T.
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath has been a true design partner of Grothouse for several years. Jennifer and her team are always innovating. Their breath of design is vast from Traditional to Contemporary. Her designs are always groundbreaking.
- Grothouse
Our designer’s knowledge base was expansive and his vast wealth of ideas gave us the creative edge we were looking for in designing our new kitchen. The designer worked closely with us and our contractor.
- Jaime Z.
The sheer simplicity of Paul Bentham's design is what make's this kitchen so unbelievably stunning. With beauty came complete functionality and our cabinets are capacious and sleek.
--Kathy and Michael B.
We worked with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath to achieve the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary. The results of our collaboration far exceeded expectations.
- Ralph Cunningham, FAIA, Cunningham Quill Architects
We are truly fortunate to have  JGKB to guide us through re-building a master bath. Their eye to detail and discriminating artistic style has transformed it into a bathing sanctuary. All costs and budgets were disclosed early and we did not experience lag time or cost overruns.
- Larry B.
Our JGKB designer's creativity and design skills are impressive. With a few specifications on our end, and discussions regarding likes, dislikes and lifestyle, she created three uniquely beautiful and highly functional spaces.
--Lucy S.

JGKB was able to include all of our needs in a new space that is so much more functional and beautiful than we could have imagined. The talented and knowledgeable JGKB team made the design process go smoothly, and we couldn't be happier with the new hub of our house. We get nonstop compliments on our kitchen from everyone!
- Camille T.L.

We wanted a tub that was sleek but also romantic and inviting. The form of it was very important visually and ergonomically so that looking at it was just as much fun as bathing in it. It is like a piece of sculpture in the bathroom.
-Sue W.

Every great city has a 'go-to' kitchen designer – In Washington it is Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath. JGKB brings an artistic sense of materials, technological expertise, and a firm understanding of the practical.
- Jane Treacy, Treacy & Eagleburger Architects
Our firm has done many kitchens with JGKB and we have never been disappointed with the result. What makes JGKB unique is their combination of design talent, depth of knowledge and eagerness to look at the team’s vision and ideas, rather than pushing their own.
- Stephen J. Vanze, FAIA, LEED AP – Barnes Vanze Achitects, Inc.
We have collaborated with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath for more than 20 years and greatly value the passion they bring to each project. Whether traditional or modern, their award-winning designs are always thoughtful and unique, and backed by a record of exceptional service to our clients.
- Greg Wiedemann, AIA, Wiedemann Architects
JGKB has always worked with us as a team in developing solutions that are unique to each project’s particular needs and vision. With a broad variety of cabinet lines, the JGKB designers are able to create designs that are extremely customized, but also within budget.
- Chris Snowber, principal, Hamilton Snowber Architects
Our firm has done many kitchens with JGKB and we have never been disappointed. What makes JGKB unique is their combination of design talent, depth of knowledge and eagerness to look at the team's vision and ideas, rather than pushing their own. This collaborative effort has always resulted in beautiful and practical kitchens.
- Stephen J. Vanze, FAIA, LEED AP
We love our kitchen! Jennifer Gilmer worked with our designer to deliver an amazing kitchen- bright, sleek, and contemporary. The test of a good service provider does not come when all is going well, but rather when things do not go as planned. JGKB was quick to develop a solution to a problem that arose during installation.
- John B.

Our kitchen is the heart of our home. Sarah Kahn Turner from Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath listened to our needs, saw our vision and transformed our kitchen into a welcoming and beautiful spot where we can warm hearts, fill bellies and nourish souls.
- Meg G.

The designers at Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath used their unique talents to create cabinetry that is in complete harmony with the home’s minimalist interiors. We couldn’t be happier with the results. They introduce inspired details to every composition, both modern and traditional.
- George Myers, GTM Architects

The finished product is beyond my wildest dreams! The window and mirror are strategically aligned to add depth and contour to the room.The sleek finish, warm tones and fantastic layout allows you to feel like you’ve escaped to an island oasis. Our bathroom is nothing short of breathtaking!
Jaime Z.

Our designer was always a calm and reassuring presence throughout this process and she was always available for communication during the actual construction.
- Dana M.
As difficult as a Kitchen Renovation project can be the JGKB team was with us every step of the way. I would highly recommend JGKB, and in fact I have, to anyone considering a kitchen or bath renovation.
- Susan C.
My experience remodeling my Master Bath could not have better. My designer broke the decisions into manageable steps so that I had time to reflect on my decisions before the renovation began. The end result was far better than I could have ever imagined. I have a modern, well-appointed Master Bath that I enjoy daily and know will be a huge selling point when I come to sell my home.
- Thomas B.
We had an amazing experience with Jennifer Gilmer. Now that I’ve worked with Jennifer and her firm, and talk to others, I realize how well established and respected she is in DC. Our first design session was fantastic – she approached the meeting with a great deal of creative energy and listened to what we were trying to create. Jennifer made it work – and I love the end product.
- Nicholas S.
Oh my goodness, thank you for the beautiful flowers! I am happy to send you referrals. I’m delighted that you thought of us, because every day I think how lucky we are to have such a beautiful and functional kitchen thanks to you.
- Christina and Jon
We are loving our new kitchen. Hard to believe it’s been almost a year. We loving hanging out in the room. So comfortable, gorgeous and functional all at the same time.
- Jonathan & Roberta J.
JGKB captured the spirit of what we were trying to achieve with this Georgetown kitchen. Their aestheitic judgement, technical expertise and communication skills brought our vision for the space into sharp focus.
-- Architect Christian Zapatka, AIA, FAAR
Every great city has a 'go-to' kitchen design firm, In Washington, DC, it is Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath. JGKB brings an artistic sense of materials, technological expertise, and an understanding of the practical. We are always proud to team with JGKB.
--Jane Treacy, Treacy & Eagleburger Architects
It took great vision and understanding of the early twentieth century time period in order to bring back this 1905 Flemish Revival townhouse. We knew that JGKB had the necessary knowledge and experience to work with us on this project.... This kitchen truly honors the home’s history while simultaneously providing modern functionality.
-- Matthew Fiehn, AIA, LEED AP, Barnes Vanze Architects

As a professional interior designer, I value the expertise of specialists and often refer my clients to JGKB for kitchen design. I was sure that JGKB would deliver something unique for my new home in Nantucket. JGKB helped me see the space differently and incorporated disparate elements, balancing form and function.
--Vivian Braunohler, ASID, Braunohler Design Associates LLC


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A Word From Jennifer

Creating atmospheres that reflect the way you live


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As a designer of clients’ spaces, I’ve always believed the best projects are conceived through collaboration. Ever since I began designing decades ago, I’ve made it my mission to listen to what my client wants rather than imposing my vision. I founded JGKB with that design spirit in mind and our kitchen and bath designers operate with that mindset.

In a very practical sense, this means designers bring their expertise to the table while clients bring their ideas and living spaces they want transformed. During what I call the “discovery phase,” clients tell us what they want to see in their new or redesigned kitchen or bath. As we listen to these ideas unfurl, we ask questions and begin drawing a plan. It’s like creating a painting, first you sketch, tweak the design, then you carefully paint in the colors, creating a masterpiece that reflects the client’s lifestyle.

Our focus at Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath is placed on our clients and transforming their unique spaces, not replicating cookie-cutter designs. Each project is exciting to us because each project is different.

The Kitchen Bible

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Co-authored by Jennifer Gilmer, “The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space” is the perfect book to get anyone started on designing their dream kitchen. With more than 50 JGKB kitchens, the book is full of inspirational photos and sage advice. To order your autographed copy, click here.

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