“Karen worked with us to design and coordinate the work on our three bathrooms. She also helped us put a plan in place to prioritize the work we want done on our house before we retire in 7 years. Karen was creative and gave us great ideas and fantastic final layouts/designs. She listened to what we wanted, and to our likes and dislikes in the way of designs, colors, etc. She is great to work with, has wonderful and very practical ideas, stays within the budget, and helped us pick out materials all along the way to make sure everything coordinated and turned out as we envisioned. We are very happy with how all the bathrooms turned out, and get great compliments from everyone who sees them. We hope to move on to ‘phase two’ of our home improvements in the next couple of years and will definitely hire Karen again.”

– gildfam

“Karen’s new shop Exquisite Home Source is beautiful. Karen has a lot of great ideas at reasonable prices. I have used Karen to remodel my kitchen and master bath and both turned out beautiful. I would recommend Karen to everyone.”

– Janet

Dear Karen,

My husband, John, and I wish to thank you for all of your help in our recent home building. You were so supportive with kitchen cabinet advice, carpet and tile color selection, and even assisting our children in each of their bedroom color choices! Details, details! John would’ve painted every room white if I had not had your assistance! Your advice was so practical in an overwhelming decision-making process. We could not have accomplished it all without your help. You truly cared about making our house a home, and because you know our family so well, your tips for proper cabinet choices, carpet style/color for each room, and tile colors “fit” our lifestyle and budget. You even created special designs for each bathroom!

But the piece de resistance is the granite in our gourmet kitchen! You helped us choose a slab, showed us how granite is changed from rugged rock to beautiful counter tops, and personally saw it to its completion. The order came quickly–just in time for Christmas! The professional installers were truly just that–pros. Our kitchen island is the centerpiece of our kitchen/family room.

Thank you for all of your time and expertise. Our home is beautiful and a testimony to your design abilities and product selection, and personal involvement and care for your clients. We have enjoyed many family gatherings in our lovely home. We have told all of our friends about Karen Koester at Exquisite Home Source.


– Julie

“We hit the redecorating lottery when we asked Karen to give us advice on remodeling.  We needed to bring our house out of the 70’s and into the 21st century.  Karen performed her magic and we were thrilled with the outcome.  Karen helped make our house-Our Home!”