Why K West

At Kitchen West, our team is with you from concept to completion.

Kitchen West is proudly affiliated with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) with Principal designer, Marilyn, holding their highest level of accreditation as a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD).

A CKD must have a minimum of 7 years experience designing residential kitchen spaces. They are highly skilled in design, space planning and product selection and have extensive knowledge of building codes, flooring materials, appliances, and mechanical systems. They write specifications and draw plans that are easily interpreted by plumbers, electricians, and installers. 

  • "I worked with Marilyn on my kitchen remodel last year. When I started on the project, I interviewed 3 different kitchen companies in the area. Marilyn had the best design and the best price. She was able to clearly understand what I wanted and was able to interpret it into the design. Her experience and talent was what made my dream kitchen a reality. When working with Marilyn and her staff, they were always prompt in answering any questions I had and very helpful. Remodeling a kitchen is no easy task but working with Kwest gave me the confidence that the job would be well done. Thanks to Marilyn, my kitchen is now the jewel of my home."


  • "My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Kitchen West!! The store has a great layout and they have many samples of all of their products. They were so helpful and timely in getting samples of the products we requested. They gave us great advice and recommendations. My kitchen is so very beautiful and I love to cook and it is a kitchen that works!"


  • "Working with Marilyn has been such a pleasure. We recently collaborated on a Stevensville residence together where Marilyn contributed her knowledge of and talent for kitchen design. What struck me most about Marilyn is her aptitude for being a true team player. She is accommodating to meet in different places, she stays connected, she is communicative, she's willing to integrate and discuss design ideas, and comfortable with shifting along with variables that occur during a project's process."



  • Plato Outstanding Dealer Award – 6 years
  • Premier Award of Excellence – 6 years
  • Grand Rapids Fall Parade of Homes 2015 Best Interior
  • Sub-Zero Wolf 2015 Design Entry
  • AIA SWM Design Award, Private Residence, Grand Haven, MI 2013
  • West Michigan Lakeshore Parade of Homes, People's Choice Award 2009
  • Holland Parade of Homes 2007 – Best Kitchen
  • Holland Parade of Homes 2006 – Best Master Bath
  • Tile Magazine, Welch Tile design partner and award recipient, June 2005
  • Premier Custom Built Cabinets 2004 and 2005 Gold Sales Award
  • First Place Winner, Heritage Design Competition – Contemporary Kitchens
  • AIA Grand Valley Distinguished Building Award
  • Design Award In Recognition of Excellence in Design and Function
  • Winners of the SMC Award of Excellence Best Kitchen Design over $400,000
  • Grand Rapids Symphony Designers Showhouse Excellence Award
  • 2019 NPR/WGVU Shelley Irwin Morning Show Interview for Kitchen Design
  • Professional Builder - January 2018
  • Best of Grand Rapids Magazine
  • Better Homes & Gardens Special Publication, "New Homes" Spring/Summer 2007
  • Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas March/April 2006
  • Tile Magazine, Welch Tile design partner and award recipient, June 2005
  • Featured in Grand Rapids Cosmopolitan Magazine, April 2005
  • Kasmar Professional Kitchens and Baths Publications, Inc.
  • Kitchen featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Spring 2003

Professional Affiliations

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