Mason Elliott Designs Testimonials

Mason Elliott Designs Testimonials

Mason Elliot Designs deserves more stars! Our project was a huge, gutted kitchen renovation and we needed an architect that had vision for the space (we removed walls) and creativity to make a modern kitchen fit seamlessly into our twenty-year old mountain home. Mason was the mastermind behind the makeover. He took elements from nature; wood, stone, metal and combined them into a luxurious modern kitchen. it is a showstopper. I cannot say enough about his abilities and his work ethic. He was on top of this project from the first time we met and helped us manage the pitfalls coming with Covid and its supply chain issues. The renovation took months not years thanks to him and his team for planning so well in advance. The design is to-die-for. The aesthetic so pleasing to the eye. The work space brilliantly thought out. From the insertion of wood beams in the ceiling to the selection of the faucets and hardware, to all the storage spaces, he did not miss a trick. The end result is truly outstanding. We cannot sing Mason and his team’s praises loud enough, and we whole heartedly recommend Mason Elliott Designs for any building or renovation project you are dreaming about.

Kelly Young Testimonial

We are thrilled with our kitchen remodel and our choice of Mason Elliott to design and oversee
the project. After contacting Mason, he was at our home within days and listened carefully to our
needs, ideas, and preferences. Incorporating his expertise, he was able to combine improved flow,
organized storage and practical, spacious work areas, with beautiful style and finish. We were amazed
how the same square footage could be transformed to feel even larger and more inviting. The
computer renderings Mason provided were most helpful in allowing us to visualize different layouts and
materials and more confidently make decisions. We also benefited from Mason’s vast experience and
knowledge of reputable, dependable contractors as well as stone, appliance and fixture vendors.
Remodeling during a pandemic came with a few challenges and delays, but Mason navigated those
gracefully always demanding quality products and keeping us informed at every step. Working with
Mason has been a pleasure. He is not only skilled and talented, but always professional, available, and
genuinely a nice guy. We truly felt Mason wanted us to love our finished product-and we do!

Joe & Karen Pryor Testimonial

My husband and I built our retirement home high in the mountains north of Asheville. We were referred to Mason by a builder, and although we ultimately went with another builder, we stayed with him for our kitchen/baths. This was our dream home…log and timber, and I am an avid cook, but had NO idea how to begin designing a kitchen. I spent many mornings with Mason…he asked specific questions about how I cooked and organized, and my likes/dislikes. It came out better than I ever expected. We wanted a home that was sophisticated, yet rustic. He suggested knotty cherry that was perfect…also a black heirloom that looks really rustic (on my island and as a piece of furniture incorporated within the caramel colored cabinetry). Also, I knew I wanted something different above a 48 inch rangetop…. and we finally settled on a stone surround that mirrored our large stone fireplace in the great room across from it, , that included spice racks built into the stone on each side. I haven’t mentioned yet that the prices were comparable to semi-custom- he was less than our Lowes estimate (for comparable materials). I went with his suggestions in the baths….particularly the Master, and all are beautiful. We get as many compliments on the kitchen as on the beautiful log trusses/ ceilings/ and woodwork in this home! Thank you Mason! Elaine & Dan Crabb

Elaine & Dan Crabb Testimonial

Mason did a first rate job with my kitchen re-design — he took my ideas and improved on them, while staying within my budget. Excellent advice on color and material choices, again staying within my taste. My small kitchen transformed from the worst to the best feature of the house.

William Bruce Testimonial

I have done multiple custom projects with Mason Elliott and his designs are fantastic. Our customers love his ideas and detail. I really like his willingness to meet the clients goals and find solutions that fit their vision. Mason is a terrific designer!

Sineath Construction Testimonial

Mason gets top score in all categories. He immediately responded to our general inquiry and came to the remodel site to see first hand what was desired, what was possible, and how it could be accomplished. He went the extra mile in referring us to tradesmen he was familiar with to expedite the job. Mason is a top flight designer, offering suggestions on how flow through the home could be enhanced as a part of his kitchen/bath redesign. He was articulate, to the point, and there was never misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the final remodel goals. No reason to flounder about in an unknown market. If involved in another remodel, I would simply call Mason.

Carolyn Jones Testimonial

I purchased a “mid-century” ranch in the Spring of 2013 and did a total remodel, down to the studs, with all new wiring and plumbing, It was a huge, year-long, sometimes daunting project, but I had some wonderful professionals helping me, and Mason Elliott was one of them. Mason took my basic ideas for the kitchen and 3 baths and put them on paper, with some terrific ideas and enhancements of his own. He listened to my goals and needs and our results were spectacular-way beyond my expectations! Mason is very easy to work with. He is reliable, knowledgeable, upbeat, encouraging and very talented. I have referred several friends to Mason and will continue to do so. If I ever have another project to work on-I will definitely call him. I love it when people who knew this house before the remodel walk in, look around and say “Wow”!

HSC Testimonial

Mason helped me design a new kitchen for my 100 year old home. It was a challenging project, given the space parameters already in place that we had to work around. It turned out beautifully, is very functional and compatible with the orignal era of my home.

Lauren Cundiff Testimonial

We were building a home out of state at the time, available to visit the project about once a month. Communication was key to the success of the project, Mason was always available by phone, e-mails and in person. He designed all the cabinets in our approx. 6,000 sq.ft. dream home. The kitchen, pantry. and lake room are my favorites. The kitchen as well as the pantry turned out exactly as plannned. Both area’s are all custom from the cabinet color to the design and interior. Mason is extremely knowledgeable and helpful which helped when I felt a bit overwhelmed by the size of the project. I would you him again and recommend him to others.

Karen Vance Testimonial

I worked with Mason to update a bathroom that hadn’t been renovated since at least the 1960s. It was dark, dingy, although, luckily the structure was still in good shape and there wasn’t mold. I needed to do the renovation on a budget, and Mason not only accommodated my budget, but he helped to ensure that the project was done in a timely fashion. I really appreciated that his estimate and the final cost were in line (no surprises!), and the design completely transformed the space into one that was light, bright and felt very clean. Not only that, Mason is a delight to work with– he is charming and thoughtful. He takes his job seriously, and it’s clear that he loves good design. I would be happy to work with Mason again!

Lilah J. Testimonial

Mason was certainly terrific to work with. He took my very sketchy thoughts of what I wanted my kitchen to be and translated that into the most beautiful kitchen ever! He was involved in every step of the way from designing actual layout, to type of cabinet design, type of drawers and pull outs to have. We then got into color and moved on to the laundry rooms and bathrooms. We built our home from a distance and whenever we came to town, he always made himself accessible to us. We created a kitchen without upper cabinets so to make that work took much thought on where everything would go. Mason did an outstanding job and I would certainly recommend him whole-heartedly.

Becky Sankey Testimonial

When building our new home, it was a real “leap of faith”, as we were out of towners and did not have the luxury of being able to see the whole process. Mason and his team took us through the whole process of fabricating a kitchen and baths and did so with care and professionalism. Choosing finishes was a big part of this project, and he was very patient and helpful to get us on the right path. He was especially great about sending us sample pieces of granite and cabinetry, with lots of photos. We made choices in person, but he made sure that we had samples to help solidify those choices as well as for use in coordination of colors for accessories. His installation team did an amazing job as well, and were very responsive to one area that needed some follow up adjustment. We are very happy with the cabinets and counter tops and would highly recommend him.

Adina Schoenberger Testimonial

Awesome Designer! Take it from me, as someone who has been in the cabinet industry for two decades as a designer, builder, and installer, Mason is top notch. He pays super close attention to details which makes installing virtually seamless and he is always available if you have any questions.

Sunny H. Testimonial

Mason worked with us to create a kitchen that was aesthetically pleasing but also practical and useful. He was approachable, pleasant to work with, patient, and always available to answer questions or concerns. His skills and expertise were evident in the drawings he was able to share, the attention to detail and the efficiency with which he worked.

Adita Sethi-Brown Testimonial

Our company has worked with Mason Elliott since 1998 with great experiences be it our spec or custom homes. Mason is excellent at design, cost effectiveness and timely delivery not to mention his kind and gentle manner making him a pleasure to work with. We will continue to use Mason because he is the best in the business. Steve Hill, Owner, S. D. Hill Construction Company and Steve Hill Homes.

Steve Hill Homes Testimonial

We decided to remodel our kitchen a couple of years ago, and a family member suggested we look at kitchen photos on In doing this, little did I know that I would find the key player in this endeavor. As I scrolled through picture after picture, I found some incredible photos of kitchens and baths designed by Mason Elliott, a designer here in Asheville. I reviewed all of his website and after sharing it with my husband, decided to send Mason a message. His response was prompt, and this is the norm when you work with Mason or his colleagues. He made an appointment to visit with us at our home at our earliest convenience. He made us feel at ease right away, and was able to “see” our vision of transforming a poorly organized layout into a fully functioning space that is central to our home. He designed what we consider a kitchen worthy of a spread in Southern Living! Having been here for the entire renovation process, and now being able to USE our new kitchen I can honestly say that we wouldn’t change a thing! Mason asked lots of questions about the type of cooking we do, entertaining, etc. and designed areas specific to needs (my baking center, for example). He has been doing this for over 20 years, so his knowledge of the latest in all things related to “kitchen” is extremely helpful to homeowners like us! Additionally, his main contractor and all of the subcontractors are top notch! They were at my house when scheduled without fail, they were neat and tidy and cleaned up each day, they were respectful and all-around great people that we enjoyed getting to know! The best part – they stayed on schedule and finished on time! Mason is to thank for our incredible kitchen, because we would never have had the creativity, knowledge, or contacts to design anything like we have now. If you are looking for a unique design that is quality through and through, we highly recommend Mason Elliott. We look forward to the next project with Mason and his team – a master bath renovation!

Kim B. Testimonial

It was kismet that our design forces met on the job of a lifetime. From the onset, we shared much the same design philosophy and an equal commitment to quality and detail. A relaxed and professional environment nourished the design process and creativity flowed freely between us. Mason understood our attention to detail, which always makes the end product extraordinary. We provided Mason with finish samples for matching and he provided strike offs until the result was perfect. As with the installation with any large, custom project, the installation is a long process. Mason was on site regularly to supervise and guarantee that our mutual design intent came to fruition. E mails, texts and phone calls were promptly answered and any issue was addressed immediately. Mason’s product knowledge was all encompassing and went far beyond what would be expected from a cabinet designer. His involvement in the total process was key to its success. Most importantly, upon completion of the project, we have a mutual client that is ecstatic with the product we delivered. Working with Mason again would not only be a privilege, it would be an honor. In our combined experience, which exceeds 40 years, this has been our finest experience and our greatest project.

Jux Railing Testimonial

I recently remodeled my kitchen and 3 bathrooms. After considering a number of options, I hired Mason. He was able to utilize every cubic inch of my spaces with cabinets that were supposed to be mid-level, but I can’t imagine that they could be any better. He thought of everything I might need now and in the future. His subs were prompt, efficient, and talented. They followed up on each detail with one extra follow-up to make sure all was right. Mason was highly recommended by several friends and I would pass along that recommendation to others. My son is a commercial contractor who is not easily impressed and he highly approved of the outcome.

Katheryn Fouche Testimonial

We have used Mason on several occasions, and he has always done a fabulous job. We appreciate all the time and the professionalism he invests in our projects. He is always a pleasure to work and visit with.

Sarah Young Testimonial

Beyond our dreams We contacted Mason to provide his concept to remodel our kitchen. We knew we wanted to remodel an existing kitchen and had hopes of expanding the kitchen into a separate informal dining area and a dining room. Mason presented a concept taking three divided areas and transforming them into an open design which has become a hub for family gathering and entertaining. In addition to providing an incredibly purposeful design plan, he worked with a highly skilled cabinet maker and a well-respected counter top fabricator to provide custom made cabinetry and beautifully connected quartzite counter tops on three islands and a wet bar area. In addition to the beauty of the design and new elements, Mason developed a plan with the cabinet maker for a very functional work area. The light, open, and vibrant area he has created truly takes our breath. When asked if this was the kitchen and dining area of our dreams, we have to respond it is beyond our dreams. Throughout the project, Mason kept us well informed. In addition to contacting us regularly with updates on design, cabinet and counter top fabrication process, and ultimately installation, Mason was on-site very often to ensure the remodeling was on track. As he developed the design and we selected products for use in the kitchen, Mason provided tailored recommendations for our style and functional needs. Beyond design, advice, procurement, and meticulousness to detail, Mason employed skilled services for installation. He made the entire project a pleasure. We highly recommend Mason Elliott Designs; and, we will use his skills and expertise on future projects.

Steve Sizemore Testimonial

Mason Elliott designed a new kitchen, laundry room and 2 bathrooms in our fixer upper home. He has great people skills and was very helpful when my husband and I debated on necessary components, styles and colors. He was quick to respond to our questions sent via emails and phone calls. We are very happy with the finished projects which came out better than we expected. We have moved onto a lower house redo which Mason is designing with very creative ideas. We would recommend Mason without hesitation .

Doris Pace Testimonial

Our project was the complete remodeling of our kitchen. Mason’s expertise in design and different products available was superb. Because our home is very old, the project required considerable creativity and he followed through on these details. If we have another project, we would use Mason and recommend him to other people. We are very pleased with the finished product; it is beautiful!

Alyn Towne Testimonial

We recently completed the construction of our new home. We were downsizing and decided to build closer to family. Our experience working with Mason during our homebuilding was simply amazing! He is incredibly knowledgeable, creative and extremely accommodating with changes that were made during the design phase. His designing skill and product knowledge are absolutely the best! He is replete with ideas and has the expertise to bring them to fruition. He consistently gave us updates and communicated timeliness throughout the entire building process. He made sure everything was completed and to our satisfaction. We are extremely happy with the final product; Mason’s work has made the kitchen and family room the highlight of our home! We would definitely recommend Mason to our family and friends!

Gail Daniel Testimonial

When my husband and I wanted to remodel our master bathroom, we decided to use a designer to help us because although we typically enjoy doing DIY projects, we figured parts of this would be above our pay grade. We didn’t know any designers, but I liked Mason’s website. It was my intention to call several designers, but Mason came to our house the next day and we both liked him so much we never called anyone else. We made it clear that we wanted to do as much of the work ourselves as possible, and although he was obviously concerned that we might not be able to do some of it, he was still happy to work with us under those conditions. Mason had excellent suggestions for redesigning the bathroom, and he spent a day with us choosing materials that look spectacular. He also arranged contractors for the parts of the project we could not do ourselves. He came over several times to check on our progress, and kept in touch at least weekly to make sure the contractors were available when they were needed. The bathroom turned out beautifully (even the parts we did), and we are delighted with it. It was a pleasure working with Mason. He has a great sense of humor and was professional throughout the project. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing design services.

Gay Deamer Testimonial

I was deep into a full house renovation when I discovered Mason Elliott Designs through a Houzz email. I was instantly intrigued by his design work and when exploring further found that we had mutual business partners. I reached out not knowing if he would be able to help, as I was cutting it close on making final decisions. Mason replied in a very timely manner and after a brief conversation Offered to meet with me the next day for a consultation. During our meeting he listened, offered ideas and showed excitement in my project. I had a kitchen design in place, but was not completely satisfied, and felt that it was lacking flow and functionality, even after working with 2 other kitchen cabinetry designers. By the following day, he designed a plan that was exactly what I had been searching for! I was blown away! He has been available to answer questions on details and offer further suggestions as needed. Mason is a very talented individual and I feel lucky to have found him just in the nick of time. His suggestions have relieved much of my stress and made this project fun. His services are well worth the investment!

Michelle McElroy Testimonial

I have been doing small to mid size renovation/remodel projects from many years, and have work with a number of designers and architects on various kitchen and bathroom remodels over the years. I would place Mason at the very top for his high degree of creativity, experience and professionalism. This is a man with many, many years of experience, and as a result, provides amazing designs and ideas. I have since worked with him on a number of other projects, and can highly recommend him.

Councell Craftsmen Testimonial

I have known Mason for over 25 years on both business and personal levels. He is an extremely gifted individual and a man of integrity. It is a pleasure to recommend him based on his abilities, talents and character.

Glen Reitz – Stella Construction, LLC Testimonial

I have worked with Mason on numerous projects over the last several years. He has always been consistently professional, honest and excellent at what he does. I would not hesitate to recommend Mason to anyone of my clients, family or friends.

Sean Sullivan – President, North Carolina Home Builders Association Testimonial

I have worked with Mason for a long period of time as an installer and have consulted with him on several of my own jobs for design advice. Mason is considered by me to be an excellent designer. He is very creative and is very responsive to his clients. I would highly recommend Mason to anyone. He strives to meet every clients’ needs with the utmost attention to detail and professionalism.

Kevin Massengill – Owner, Kevin Massengill Construction Testimonial

Mason is a truly gifted kitchen and bath designer. He is brilliant… His creative expertise allows him to transform new or existing spaces into areas that are inviting, awe inspiring and highly functional. Mason offers his designs and suggestions in a comforting fashion creating a relaxed forum for clients to express their visions. He is a visionary who creates masterpieces. Lastly and perhaps most important, he is an exceptionally kind, warm man. He derives happiness helping others attain their dreams.

Jim Selmensberger – President at Palladium Builders, Inc. Testimonial

When I purchased the townhouse I realized that we would have to renovate. I wanted as much open space as possible. The townhouse needed to be brightened. It needed a new lighting system. I wanted a contemporary look. I own great pieces of art which have been totally utilized. Mason’s plan brought everything together. My decorator did a super job and my contractor also provided excellent work.  My master bath is beautiful now. It is amazing how wonderful the remodeling turned out.

Margaret Kort Testimonial

Mason is an excellent creative designer that LISTENS to his customer and blends their needs with his expertise to create a beautiful functional design. But it doesn’t stop there! He is supported by a great group of cabinet craftsmen and installers. Another exceptional fact is, Mason personal engagement throughout the entire project!

Maria & Gary Mercer Testimonial

Mason did a very good job in challenging circumstances. My partners and I were in the midst of building a spec home on a high end lakefront lot in the Reserve at Lake Keowee when we contracted the home to some clients, just as we were about to order the cabinets for the house. Obviously the buyers wanted to put their own “stamp” on the cabinets and we all worked well together to select the cabinet designs while staying within the budget.

Jocassee Real Estate Testimonial

Mason Elliott is a wonderful designer! He created a wonderful design that transformed my kitchen and living room. I had a galley kitchen . His design opened my kitchen to the living room . I now have a modern design that fits our busy family lifestyle. Mason’s design was state of the art. His computer rendering of the kitchen made the work for the contractors easy. He thought of space saving solutions that I could have never imagined on my own. I am so thankful to him!

Shelly Curvin Testimonial
It was a pleasure to work with Mason. He took all the ideas in my head and turned them into the perfect kitchen. We had already laid a floor plan of what we wanted, Mason very gently and professionally guided us in another direction, which resulted in us having a far, far, better flow to the kitchen. I would recommend Mason to anyone wanting a kitchen of their dream to come true.
JD Seaman Testimonial

Mason’s eye for detail, his professionalism, and sense of style are unsurpassed! It has been a very positive experience working with him and I highly recommend Mason Elliott.

Donald Norton Testimonial

Mason was great to work with from designing our cabinets to installation. He made the process easy and ensured everything was just right every step of the way. The cabinets are high quality, and we have been very pleased with them. We would definitely recommend him!

Amy Aiken Testimonial

What a delight and enjoyable experience in working with Mason. He is a true professional and really takes time to listen carefully to hear what the client would like but in the same breath offering up great suggestions at the same time. Thank you, Mason. I will look forward to working with you again on more projects for my home.

Lisbeth Harrison Testimonial

Wow! We have had worked with multiple kitchen designers over the years and there is no one like Mason. His sense of symmetry and design leads to an incredible result. What’s more, he is so genuine and trustworthy. He offers an incredible perspective while also being open and receptive to new ideas. His attention to detail ensures that the execution will go off seamlessly. Working with Mason is a dream and we can’t recommend him highly enough!

Michele Norton Testimonial

Excellent design, professional service, all items on time, or before the promised date. Fantastic product. Best experience ever!  Listened to needs and designed exactly what was needed. Resolved issues created by others and produced results that not only resolved the issues but improved the overall project.  The product and installation were superb. Would use Mason Elliott Designs for any project. The price was reasonable and well worth the investment.

Elaine Pope Testimonial

After purchasing a 25-year old house in need of serious kitchen and bath updating, we retained Mason Elliott after seeing photos and reading favorable reviews of his work online. We were not disappointed! We had a rough idea of what we wanted (clean and contemporary) and he quickly produced several very appealing designs. After choosing one for each room, the process of selecting cabinet materials/colors in his studio was painless. He then personally accompanied us to the various showrooms (where he was obviously well-known and respected) and proved invaluable in guiding us to the best aesthetic choices in tile, quartzite, plumbing, and electrical fixtures, etc. Some parts of the implementation (cabinets) were slowed down due to supply-chain issues created by the pandemic, which of course he had no control over. Other than those delays, the installation went smoothly and with great attention to detail and quality. Mason was consistently and reliably available throughout the project and eager to make sure we were happy. We ended up with a fabulous new kitchen/pantry and 4 wonderful bathrooms, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the result. Based on our experience, we enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend Mason Elliott Designs.

Paul Houmann Testimonial

Mason Elliott Designs completed cabinetry projects in our kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room in a newly constructed house. Mason has extensive experience that helped us design beautiful, functional spaces. He provides three-dimensional design previews that give you a sense of how your space will look and feel once completed. His attention to detail and aesthetics is superb. He provides excellent service, going above and beyond in communications and responsiveness. He managed the process from design to installation, and we could not be more pleased with the results. We highly recommend Mason Elliott Designs.

Lauren Bradley Testimonial

We are very happy to have chosen Mason Elliott Designs to re-model our kitchen. Mason laid out the kitchen, showed us drawings, and always asked for our input. He is easy to communicate with and doesn’t leave you until all questions/concerns are answered. As with any construction project, we had a few hiccups and he made it right! No questions asked. The cabinet quality is excellent, his cabinet installer, Paul, is an excellent craftsman. The project took longer than expected due to COVID-19, no fault of Mason’s, but he kept us apprised of the cabinets and delivery date.

Sandy Coffman Testimonial

Why Choose Mason Elliott Designs?

Since 1994, Mason has empowered people just like you to pick the best design concepts, products, and services. He tailors your Asheville remodeling plans to your investment range and works closely with you to ensure your finished kitchen or bathroom project meets your expectations. There’s never a surprise, but always a delight.

Mason has built a reputation as a master kitchen designer in Asheville and Chattanooga. His insights and eye for detail impress every client. His passion for every design project is his trademark, and you can’t help but be swept up in his enthusiasm for what he can do for your home.

A top Asheville remodeling designer, Mason works with superior subcontractors and craftsmen to achieve your desired end result. He supervises and executes all phases of the job, from inception to completion. And all along the way, he keeps you informed. Designing, creating, specifying, executing and communicating — these skills are all reasons to choose Mason Elliott Designs for your kitchen and bath remodeling in Asheville.​