We can't stress enough how satisfied we are with our bedroom and master bath remodel. We had looked for over a year to find a designer that could complete our ideas. Steve listened to our wish list, came back with concepts to choose from, and developed renderings so that we had a real 3D view of our project. Most importantly he and Mary stayed with the project thru the very end. Thank you Steve and your team !
We highly recommend Steve Peskie to help clarify your vision for a remodeling project and bring it into reality! Our master bath remodel was the first remodel project we have done and the first time we have worked with an architect or designer. The design process was professional and smooth and the end result exceeded our expectations! Steve started by listening to what we were looking to accomplish. In every step of the project he brought samples and help with choices. He consistently communicated with us and with the builder and subcontractors. He is available, thoughtful, knowledgeable and he is highly respected by the professionals he works with. As a result those involved with the project are very comfortable contacting him directly with questions and for clarification.
We worked with Steven Peskie and are extremely pleased with our custom, contemporary home on Lake Michigan. It's our first experience building from "scratch" and Steve made the process actually enjoyable. We commend his professionalism, vision, and ability to listen. As a result, our home is extraordinarily unique and beautiful thanks to his talents. You'll be blessed to work with him.
Look no further... Steve Peskie at Distinctive Design Studio is not your average designer architect! However great or small, he will think outside the box and work with you and your own ideas to come up with a stunning solution to your project. We worked with Steve on a whole house renovation and he miraculously kept track of thousands of decisions and changes! Steve is and incredible designer on many levels, not just rooms and spaces -- he will even draw up plans for tables, bars, doors, mirrors, built-ins, stove hood and other custom made furniture!! Steve is well respected in the community of skilled craftsmen - from masons and painters to plumbers and cabinet makers, he will clearly communicate and troubleshoot the whole way through. We are thrilled to be living in the house of our dreams, brought to reality by Distinctive Design Studio!!
Steve and his company did a great job helping us design our lake home. He has great ideas, is a joy to work with and accommodated both my and my wife's tastes, has tremendous attention to detail, follows through on everything, and the charges are reasonable. 5 stars are really not enough.
Steve was a pleasure to work with and made our first time home building experience a positive one. We were very satisfied with the unique design ideas & suggestions that Steve presented during the initial design phase of our project and throughout. We would highly recommend Steve and would definitely work with him again in the future!
We had previously worked with Steve on a kitchen remodel project, and found him to be creative, talented, and dedicated. So, we were very pleased to have another opportunity to use his services, this time on the construction of a carriage house. Steve did a great job throughout the entire project, from beginning to end, and his talented eye for detail really showed through! We would highly recommend Distinctive Design Studio!
Steve has provided a pleasant experience and the BEST designs! He listens to your lifestyle, needs and wants and returns functional and beautiful plans.
I had Steve with Distinctive Design Studio design the last 9 houses that I built and absolutely love his creativity and design style. Steve's attention to detail is top notch and he takes great pride in making sure each project is completely thought out. Steve does a fantastic job explaining the process and designs and leaves nothing out. I highly recommend Steve for your next project and know that I will work Steve again for my future projects.
Steven Peskie of Distinctive Design Studio provides excellent service with professional attention. He took a concept we had, a vision, for our dream bathroom and worked with us to provide several versions in which to choose from. Steve captures his clients dreams, tastes, likes, dislikes when he meets to discuss a project. The drawings he provides are detailed and extensive. He takes the time to explain all the versions and his thinking behind them. All of this helped my husband and I pick the design that was to become our bathroom. We were able to contact him during our project to ask his thoughts and advice from anything related to structure to what type of fixture would work best. This is a designer who enjoys his craft as well as helping people. If you value a fair price for services, an extensive list of contractors and suppliers, a vast knowledge of structure, a product base that meets any homeowners needs then Steve Peskie is the architect/designer you seek.
Steve designed the blueprints for our remodel. (bedroom, bathroom, closet, mudroom, laundry room). He also helped us chose finishes, paint, a bedspread, hardware, colors, furniture pieces etc. We were extremely pleased with how he listened to what we like and took that into consideration in all his suggestions. We are more than please with the outcome. When we remodel the kitchen, we will call him first!
We hired Steve to design and remodel two bathrooms. He is very detail oriented and quite creative. He was always available to us and the workers and he helped us stay focused and was a calming presence throughout the project. We love the new look of both bathrooms and will continue to use his skills as we plan to add a wine cellar in our basement next year. We highly recommend his services. He is a pleasure to work with!
The service provided by Distinctive Design was the highlight of my recent remodeling project. Steve was always available to answer questions, review my choices and provide consultation with the contractor. When the cabinetry was delivered, he was there to assist in unloading the material and then inspected the installation of the cabinets and the counter tops.
We worked with Steve on our new home in 2009/2010, Steve was very intuitive and helpful throughout the project. Steve' s attention to detail really shined through as he thought of many details we certainly would have overlooked. I also have utilized the the design work of Steve on a business project as well. Two thumbs up here!
Mr. Peskie helped us with the design of our kitchen. He was very patient with us, helpful, knowledgeable, and took attention to everything we were interested in for our kitchen makeover. He went through all the details with the cabinets, the layout, the hardware, etc. We were extremely pleased in the process as well as the end results. We have had MANY compliments on our kitchen, and would highly recommend Mr. Peskie and Distinctive Design Studio to anyone looking for a new home or a remodeling project.
We first worked with Steve on a basement project in 2005. It turned out very well. We contacted him again in 2009 to rebuild a 1929 cottage which we received many compliments on how well we utilize the space and incorporated/recycled material. Recently (March, 2014) we contacted Steve to update our 12 year - old kitchen with limited budget. Steve catered to our needs by listening well. Steve is very knowledgable in every aspect of building and designing. Steve has a very good reputation among contractors he works with. It was easy to tell from their demeanor when we met to discuss the project on hand. We definitely highly recommend Steve's service to anyone who needs someone who is trustworthy and with your best interest in mind.
I would highly recommend Steve Peskie to homeowners looking for a major remodel project. After experiencing significant water damage, we were forced/had the opportunity to do a major remodel. Instead of putting our Elkhart Lake cottage back together in exactly the same way, we decided to create a new, modern space that still evoked some rustic qualities. Our builder directed us to Steve. Steve is warm, thoughtful and deeply dedicated to his craft. He is very creative and has tremendous attention to detail. He settles for nothing short of the best. And if you desire, he will also lead you out of your comfort zone. My wife and I, left to our own devices, would have stuck to a relatively conservative approach to a contemporary remodel. Steve listened carefully to us, to our likes and dislikes, and was able to show us design concepts that we would have never thought of. And we LOVE the result. A great example is our fireplace. I really wanted to incorporate stacked stone into the new fireplace and mantel. I would have simply wrapped the whole structure in stacked stone and been happy. But not Steve. He introduced us to board formed concrete and ended up designing a fireplace that incorporated board formed concrete, stacked stone, black granite from our pre-existing kitchen that got torn apart, and a distressed ash mantel beam. It is simply stunning -- and it's truly one of a kind. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Steve again for the next project.
Steve is a wonderful designer! He is extremely professional and diligent. As a local builder, we choose Steve to design many kinds of plans for us. He always listens closely to what clients want and the rendered drawings come out to a tee. His innovative ideas and use of technology in bringing ideas to life is so impressive and really helps clients to visualize the end product. We have seen the work of many designers and we know that Steve is top-notch!
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Steve. He listened well to what I wanted and then guided me to the right decisions without pushing his opinion. He is very particular in his work. He was onsite when necessary so that things were done correctly. I am so pleased that I have been recommending him to my friends.