The soundest advice I can give anyone who is planning a project, is to bring Paulette Bilgart in as early as possible. Clients love Paulette’s infectious energy and enthusiasm, as well as her no-nonsense, honest approach. Architects love her because she makes them look good; working closely with them to find creative solutions for the little problems that invariably arise. This ability only comes from years of experience, from having actually “paid your dues” on the jobsite, as Paulette has done. Builders want Paulette on the job because they know, with complete confidence, that she will get it right. Simply put, Paulette, with her sharp eye for detail and her extensive knowledge of the entire construction process, is “The Best”.
– Axel Nelson Owner, Axel Nelson Construction Point Reyes Station
For many years we have collaborated with Bilgart Design on major projects. Throughout our working relationship with Paulette, we have been impressed with her design abilities, as well as her capacity to listen to her clients´ needs and her awareness of the importance of a budget. Her sense of design, color and layout has been a vital component to our projects´ success.
Two projects in particular highlight her skill and contribution:
Olema Druids Hall, Olema: In the renovation of this historic property, Paulette assisted with the development of a design that was in keeping with the classic style of the structures. Her suggestions regarding color and details not only assisted in accenting the historical nature of the work but also in the successful development of a plan which reflected the understated elegance of the hotel.
Vetter Residence, Kentfield: In contrast to the Druids Hall, this project was modern in style, with many strict requirements. Paulette was a vital member of the team involved with the selection and layout of materials. Her assistance and ability to work with the owner were essential in our ability to meet the strict requirements and design expectations of the project.
– Robert Cain & Victoria Swift Cove Construction
Paulette Bilgart´s reputation is synonymous with excellence. I didn’t even consider anyone else for my long-awaited Queen’s bathroom project. She coordinated everything from matching me with a tile representative, to designing layout and installing it all. Her attention to detail is both obvious and subtle, resulting in one seamless canvas flowing from many little pieces. It’s a bathroom I love to show off. Paulette’s sense of design is evident: from a well thought out back splash and trim to a custom shower niche and bench. She always kept me in the loop, always consulted with me on the details, and advised me of the best way to achieve the desired result. And if that’s not enough, she has great rapport with all the sub-contractors: carpenters, cabinetmaker, glass installer, plumber and electrician. They told me what a pleasure it is to work with her and that they know, as I do: the job will go well if Paulette is at the helm.
– BG Bates, Realtor Bolinas CA
When it was time to remodel our bath and kitchen, we were introduced to designer Paulette Bilgart by a local contractor. Paulette is someone you like right away. She is full of positive energy. The entire flow of our project went well. Paulette kept things moving at a good pace. She is very familiar with the resources that are available in the Bay area. She effectively tapped into appliance, tile, concrete and fabric specialists that worked along with Paulette to get the desired results. Paulette was able to envision and design our new bathroom. Her drawings helped us to understand her ideas. She was very good at taking the time to explain concepts and materials. My family is very happy with the finished results. Paulette continues to follow up on any issues that arise. She was able to keep us involved by getting our input but relieved us of the everyday stress of remodeling. Paulette was always trustworthy and fair and a pleasure to work with.
– Patti and Ed Stinson Beach, CA
Bathroom Remodel As the date to begin our long awaited bathroom remodel approached, it became clear that the few ideas we had as to the look we wanted were incomplete. We needed help. Paulette listened to our ideas, and responded with her own suggestions and resources. She created a beautiful bath. She is a pleasure to work with, and she is energetic, detail oriented, accessible, and very reliable. We feel fortunate to have found Bilgart Design.
– Jim and Joyce Laws, Homeowners Inverness, California