Barb Peterson

At your first design consultation with Barb Peterson you will quickly realize her ambition to deliver the design and storage results you require for your kitchen project.

Barb has been designing and renovating residential kitchen and bath spaces for over 12 years in addition to her commercial design and development experience with Motorola.

From the corporate world of project management she brings her professional skill set to your project. She will break down the process to get the design and storage results you desire from your personal investment in your home.

Getting to know you and your personal style whether it’s contemporary, transitional, or traditional will be her ambition. Expanding your kitchen storage with easy to use storage systems and clever storage solutions is a given.

Peterson has personal knowledge of this process since she and her husband have remodeled their own farmhouse originally built in 1870. The goal of renovating the house to the requirements of a modern family while evoking the homes original design integrity was a welcome challenge.

With her husband of 21 years, 13 year old daughter, 3 dogs and 2 horses she happily resides in a home that reflects her families personal style.

Carol Begalka

To do something for 20 years you must love it. That certainly is the case with Carol Begalka.

This veteran designer looks at a room and sees potential. She puts her drafting and architectural training to use, maximizing space in creative ways. She thrives on unique design challenges, plus the give and take with customers as they fine-tune solutions.

Having remodeled several homes herself, she has walked in their shoes. And she knows there is no greater satisfaction than a job well done.

Begalka’s experience runs the gamut, from designing a massive kitchen for a new home to transforming tiny, outdated kitchen into a craftsman-style work of art. She cares deeply about each and every job, as well as the people who place their trust in her.

A stickler for details, Begalka makes a point of ensuring the order is right the first time and that the fished product meets the customer’s needs now and in the future – be it a kitchen, den, office, bathroom or laundry room.

Home, after all, is Where the heart is.

Laura Hursthouse

Laura believes that successful design projects are the result of collaborative, open and respectful relationships with her clients.

Interior designer and owner of Laura Hursthouse Design, Laura brings over a decade of interior design experience to the Homes Heart team. She strives to know her clients’ needs, personal style and their budget to ensure the design process is efficient and most importantly, enjoyable.

With a lifelong passion for interior design, Laura attended and graduated with honors at Harrington College of Design in Chicago. From there her career began to flourish. From multi-year summer internships with a distinguished North Shore kitchen design firm to working with award-winning designers in and around the Chicago suburbs, Laura’s experience is both impressive and unique. She has transformed spaces for numerous residential clients and has also earned her NCIDQ certification, which further demonstrates her high level of professional competency as an interior designer.