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Calgary East, AB
Coren is a native Calgarian, growing up in the downtown Mission district. While pursuing a degree in Psychology, Coren worked for a grocery chain at the store level. Once she graduated from the University of Calgary she landed back at the grocer, this time at the corporate office designing store interiors. It was while working in this position that she became interested in interior design.
While Coren’s children were young, she had the opportunity to stay at home and dabble in home renovation. Her family was transferred frequently so she had several houses that put her design skills to work.
With her love of interior design, Coren completed an Interior Design program and freelanced in kitchen design for several years before joining Superior Cabinets in 2011.
Coren enjoys spending time with her family, training dogs, painting with acrylics, and researching new mediums in kitchen construction.
Designer: Coren Jones
Location: Calgary East
What do you recommend regarding using the latest design trends when planning a new kitchen?
Most elements in design have trends. When planning a new kitchen, determine which current trends appeal to your design style and functional needs. Steer away from daring trends that are not easy to change in a year or two, such as bold coloured countertop or cabinets. If you want to make a statement, use a daring paint colour on your walls as this can be easily altered to adapt to changing fashions. Kitchens are personal and unless you are thinking of selling your home within a year or two, plan your kitchen to suite your taste, and your lifestyle and not necessarily the latest trend. Get others’ opinions and use them as a guide for your own kitchen, but make sure you include pieces of yourself in your decision. Look through magazines to get ideas. Gather pictures and make a list of what you like. Sometimes a list of things you do not want can be helpful to a Kitchen Designer as well. A Kitchen Designer can be a great help in your kitchen planning process as they will guide you through the decision making stages and assist with the details that can sometimes be overwhelming.