At Gateway Kitchen + Bath, our success is due not only to our superior products and service but also to the sincere personal interest we take in every customer. Our designers make it a priority to offer you the best in interior planning and customer care while our Lifetime Warranty on our custom cabinetry reflects our ongoing commitment to quality.
We are a full-service interior design team in Winnipeg that creates aesthetically exciting interiors kitchen & bathroom, preparing a personal commitment to our customers in each aspect of a project’s completion. From space planning, budget definition, and design concepts to construction documents and final installation, we provide our clients with the personal attention and professional experience that produces distinctive personal homes and commercial spaces.
Why Hire A Professional Interior Designer?
You may be concerned about the process of working with a designer or the costs of doing so, and we totally understand these concerns. If you need to hear some of the benefits of hiring an interior designer, here are our top reasons.
- You’re Going to Save Money – No, really, hiring an interior designer will help you avoid costly mistakes. And, if you’re on a budget, a designer is going to know how to get the best value out of what you can spend.
- You’re Going to Save Time – Designers are trained on what needs to be done and when it needs to be done, anticipating any obstacles that may come up.
- You’re Going to Get A Professional Assessment – A designer gives you an immediate plan of action for your space. A trained pair of eyes will see things you may miss.
- You Have A Qualified Liaison – A good designer knows how to speak the language when it comes to architects, contractors, and building owners. They facilitate strong communication between all of the moving parts and people.
PROFESSIONALLY-TRAINED DESIGNERS CAN
Make Sure Your Space is Beautiful and Functional
Provide Custom Elements Not Available to the Public
Get Your Space Looking Right, Once and For All
Give You Access to an Insider Network of Tradespeople
From concept to construction, we ensure proper execution
Everyone deserves to live in an incredible space that brings them comfort and joy. Your home should not only look amazing, but should also be a reflection of your personality and style, and it should function in a way that works with how you live your life.
Bela came to us back in 2003 with an Architectural Design Diploma from Red River and years of applied experience working at various millwork companies with CAD and Shop Drawing experience, but mostly dealing with commercial projects.
Bela’s passion was and still is in residential design and project management. Her biggest strength is definitely the relationship she builds with her customers. She takes on every project as if it is her own, but realizing the importance of listening to her customers and achieving their wants and needs.
With the dedication to Gateway and respect for customers and co-workers alike, Bela has proven to be an asset to our company.
In 1993, Jane Preston received her certificate in Carpentry and Woodworking and began her career as a cabinetmaker. Soon after, she made the transition to Kitchen Designer and Project Manager. She has now been with Gateway since 2000, winning an award in the 2010 Canadian NKBA Design Competition.
Jane’s favourite thing about working at Gateway is creating theme designs such as Contemporary, French Country or Log Cabin and challenging the custom woodworking capabilities of the Gateway shop. The talented team of cabinetmakers never cease to amaze her with their workmanship. They allow Jane and the rest of the designers to work with their clients and be very creative with their designs.
When not at Gateway, you will find Jane spending time with her family at the cabin or on the soccer field.
Lori joined the design team at Gateway Kitchen + Bath in 2009. She has a diploma in Home Decorating from Red River College and has worked on various residential design and decorating projects since 2001.
Lori appreciates both the aesthetics and function of design. She believes that each room in a home should be beautiful but also practical at the same time.
Lori has done extensive renovations to her own home and can relate to clients as she manages their renovation projects.
Lori enjoys collaborating and building relationships with her clients. She carefully listens to, and respects, their needs and wants to achieve a desired outcome. Her ultimate goal with every project is the satisfaction of her clients.
Susan always had a deep interest in design, and pursued her passion graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Interior Design. For over 30 years, Susan has specialized in residential and commercial interior design. “I have always had an ability to connect with my clients, resulting in functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces that reflect their personality and budget.”
Susan’s attention to detail and her drive to achieve the best solutions for her clients has brought her to join the team at Gateway Kitchen + Bath in the spring of 2017.
Family and friends are important to Susan, who always looks forward to reconnecting with her rural roots. With Susan’s love of baking, cooking, and entertaining, she has a firm understanding of how a kitchen should function. Whether it is contemporary, traditional or something in between – Susan can help create the kitchen you want.
Organization and efficiency in a kitchen or bathroom is essential for the busy life of today. Susan’s experience can smoothly guide you through the process of your next home renovation project from concept to completion.
Being native to Winnipeg, I have always found inspiration from both classical and modern design while wandering through her many districts and parks. The city provided an art gallery experience for viewing historic and modern architecture and landscape design. This exposure developed into a love for creating beauty through gardening, landscaping and creating aesthetic and function in my spaces and surroundings.
After pursuing an engineering degree, I applied my creativity to engineering projects for a variety of industries and developed skills in project management. I excelled at space optimization and improving function and aesthetics in my projects.
As a past time, I would refine my spaces through renovation and landscaping while also providing design services for people planning home build or renovation projects. “I draw satisfaction from helping people view their space differently, in order to create spaces that inspire, while resonating with a person’s style preferences and function requirements.”
Navigating the range of design and product choices today is often challenging and I enjoy assisting people in planning and executing their projects to a satisfying completion.
Camelle began her career in the fashion design industry and soon added graphic design and marketing to her skillset. As a stay-at-home mom, she continued to do freelance work and developed an interest and hands-on skills in home renovation during the renovation of her own home. When she went back to work full-time for a construction company, she began helping with kitchen layouts, home design and project management. After getting so many requests for design work, she started her own business designing residential and commercial spaces.
Joining Gateway Kitchen + Bath in 2019, Camelle loves to meet with clients to help put their ideas and dreams into a renovation plan. She is a strong leader, problem solver and innovator – she enjoys working with trades and is a force in the renovation business. “I’ve learned so many things over the years of doing my own renovations and helping people with theirs. I love sharing those experiences and advising customers to help them in their projects.”
Sonja is a double threat in the kitchen and bath design industry. Not only is she a talented designer with a deep passion for designing cabinetry in incredible spaces, she also has experience building them. A Red Seal Cabinetmaker with 4 years of experience building custom cabinets, Sonja understands everything there is to know about how the balance between beauty and function, right down to the studs. Sonja is hands-on and will never shy away from hard work–skills she learned while growing up on a cattle and grain farm.
With her eye for design and strong work ethic, Sonja is sure to have an impact on the renovation business as she creates spaces her clients adore.
“I want to discover exactly what you love and help you build a space that you’ll be excited about for many years to come.”
With a background in marketing and graphic design, Chloe developed a passion for residential design while renovating her first home with her husband.
“I loved the process of turning a house into a place that felt like home.”
Chloe joined the design team in 2021. The opportunity to oversee new projects allowed her to see and understand the design process from all angles. She has used this knowledge to help shape the client experience and keep her projects organized.
“My goal is to find a fresh approach to building beautiful and functional spaces with my clients. I love listening to ideas and exploring the possibilities together.”
Kaite is a graduate from Red River College Residential Decorating program. Her design approach is to enhance the interior of people’s homes using a unique color scheme and decorative items, while taking advantage of the beauty of natural materials to create beautiful Transitional Modern spaces.
“I always knew I would someday pursue my dreams and become a designer”
Kaite joined the Gateway Kitchen + Bath team in 2021, and brings her own fresh and creative spin.
“It’s all about the details. Every customer has a unique vision and I love to help them discover products, talk through ideas they may not have thought of, and pull together all those little pieces to create a space they’ll be excited to share.”