From Kitchen Concepts to Homes Reimagined with Nancy Hugo, CKD

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With 30 years in the business, Nancy Hugo is no stranger to the always-shifting and changing industry.

When the market took a turn for the worse, Hugo worked to maintain connections and created a tool people could use to get together and network. Thus, Designers Circle HQ was born, and has blossomed into a successful online magazine that marries networking with education and entertainment resources.


Hugo began as a kitchen designer but was soon asked for more by her clients.

“I guess I had this feeling, or ability, to imagine in color and think in perspectives.”

So she began the journey of continuing her education, becoming CKD-certified through NKBA and receiving her Arizona contractor’s license. She now spends her time working on whole-house remodels and renovations.

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Hugo caters her designs to her clients’ styles and preferences. Which pieces she adds, appliances she installs and focus points she highlights are all dependent on the lifestyle and habits of the owners.

“If they’re willing to try something out of the box, I need to set the project apart and make it special to them.”

Creative, breathtaking and one-of-a-kind is how Hugo describes her designs, and her clients couldn’t agree more. One even commented, “Every morning when I walk into my kitchen it takes my breath away.”

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One of the few instances of Hugo’s commercial designs is also one of her most interesting projects. She worked on an embalming room and was later invited back to redo the visitation room and public viewing area.

Hugo has also reimagined her clients’ existing furniture to bring life to a room. While every house is different, she can usually find one piece, angle or perspective that really speaks to her and calls to be a highlighted design feature.

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Hugo relies on Monark for excellent customer service, educated suggestions and the highest quality appliances available.

“There’s one particular salesperson, Andy, who is always available no matter where he is. He will always pick up his phone. The quality of service that I get from this salesperson, I have never gotten from anyone else. I can’t thank him enough for always taking care of me.”

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We look forward to seeing more of Nancy Hugo’s work and continuing to provide her with unmatched customer service and a premium selection of cooking, cooling and cleaning appliances.

To see more of Nancy’s work, visit her website.

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