For over 20 years at DDK I have been helping my clients create beautiful, functional kitchens. The most common request I get is “more storage,” so I am constantly finding ways to incorporate more function and efficiency into each space. 

  For many people, remodeling is stressful, so I provide the necessary handholding as my clients need to feel confident and excited about their project. I stay in touch throughout the project to make sure all goes well and any issues that may arise are addressed and taken care of.

  I have been featured in articles on Houzz about “packing function into a narrow space” and “creating transitional style”. I have also been awarded Dutch Made Cabinet’s Kitchen of the Week. I continue to attend various training seminars because products and trends change all the time and I want to keep up with everything new and creative in kitchens.

It is so rewarding for me to see the “before and after” photos of my projects and to hear how happy my clients are with their finished kitchens (read my reviews on DDK’s Houzz page)! Check out the “Before, During, and After” videos on the DDK website.

I listen to my client's needs and focus on how they use their kitchens when I am designing for them."

Here’s what my clients have to say…

“Anne Dempsey worked with me giving suggestions and support. She was generous with her time and patient with my lack of knowledge about the myriad choices to be made.”

– Donna R. (Glenview)


“We worked with Anne at DDK and our kitchen turned out beautifully! It’s also very functional, Anne made great use of our limited space.”

– Rita M. (Winnetka)


“It was a complete pleasure working with DDK kitchens & Anne., They implemented my vision
With precise & detailed measurements, along with beautiful selections of cabinetry.”

– Annette P. (Northbrook)


“We had a great experience with Anne Dempsey and DDK. Anne is very creative and was very patient. The finished product is gorgeous, and we recommend them highly.”

– Meg S. (Deerfield)


“Anne Dempsey spent a lot of time with me to make sure that I ended up with a kitchen that I would love…and I do!”

– Maureen K. (Wilmette)


“When I decided to renovate my kitchen last year, I visited numerous companies and chose to work with Anne Dempsey at DDK. Anne was fantastic – I highly recommend her. My space was a little challenging – about 9′ x 15′ and every wall has at least one doorway or window, none of which could be modified. I gave Anne a list of what I liked and didn’t like about my old kitchen and she used it to create two alternatives (including detailed drawings &costs) that I reviewed before committing to the project. My new kitchen has everything I wanted thanks to Anne’s creativity. The installation was done by ED Enterprises – DDK often works with them. They were great, too.”

– Heather K. (Skokie)