REVIEWS & PRESS

REVIEWS

We strive to give our clients the best possible experience, as customer satisfaction means everything to us. Take a look at what our clients are saying.

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She is honest, professional, and tough when she needs to be…

I worked with Valerie on an extensive remodel on a house I bought in the spring of 2015. I had a lot of things I wanted to do. There were structural changes, a full kitchen rebuild, two bathroom remodels, new floors, a ton of work that needed to be done outside, and I had a budget with resale in mind. I also was going to be out of state for the summer and wanted the house to be done when I got back in September.

 

-Nick Collison

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Greatly appreciated her attention to all details and overall project…

Valerie and the Design Directions team did a wonderful job creating a beautiful, bright and functional space out of our very dated master bath! I would highly recommend her expertise in the design process, greatly appreciated her attention to all details and overall project management. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and would use Design Directions on future projects!

 

-Lynne Buskirk

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On budget, ahead of schedule, and produced superior quality…

I cannot say enough good things about Valerie and Design Directions! I highly recommend them for any work you may be considering. They completely exceeded expectations when they re-designed our kitchen and bathroom. Most excitingly, the job was completed ahead of the originally estimated schedule.

 

-Rachel Henderson

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I’m always inspired by her visions…

Valerie is not only a joy to work with, but she is an incredibly talented designer. I have worked with her on many projects, and I’m always inspired by her visions, and her ability to bring those to reality. Her selections of material and colors are second to none, and are always perfect for the project at hand. Valerie is one of the most talented people I know, and I highly recommend her!

 

-Melissa Marshall

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Valerie is an incredibly talented designer with a keen eye…

I found Valerie through the luck of proximity. She had completed a major renovation project on an older home down the block from us. It was a solid little house, but in serious need of an update and a lot of TLC. Valerie completely transformed that ho-hum little house into the most charming and adorable little cottage ever.

 

 

-Pat White

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Valerie becomes your friend in the process…

Valerie Helgeson of Design Directions helped to create a dream kitchen in my home. I discovered Valerie by searching through designers listed on the houzz website. The photos of her past projects appealed to my taste and so I contacted her. I was a bit nervous about working with someone who I found on the internet, however once I met with her the first time, I knew she’d be the perfect person for the job.

 

-Kathy Fritz

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Valerie was creative yet realistic…

Valerie orchestrated a recent home renovation for us in Val Verde. We bought a home that had been in our family and while it holds sentimental attachment for us, we needed different form and function. Our project would entail reconfiguration of rooms, removing walls, and a complete aesthetic change of the interior and exterior.

 

-Erin Gayer

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professional, courteous, and kind….

Valerie and her crew were phenomenal. Everyone that she brought into our home was professional, courteous, and kind. They treated my wife, our dog, and myself with the utmost respect. Everyone was flexible and willing to work around my sporadic work schedule as a medical resident.

 

 

-Stephen Pilkington

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Fantastic design ideas that blended well with our own…

My husband and I have remodeled several homes in the past and were referred to Valerie by a friend who had also utilized her expertise. Our project took about three months and Valerie was professional and very supportive through the process with fantastic design ideas that blended well with our own to give us a home that we absolutely adore and that feels like “us”. We are so thankful for her help and will only work with Design Directions for any future design endeavors.

 

 

-Sean and Tammy Graham

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She does what she says she is going to do…

Valerie Helgeson has worked on two major projects for our family and has done a wonderful job on both! She is very organized and has a great eye for design. Valerie is respectful and puts her job and her client’s satisfaction as her first priority. She does what she says she is going to do, maintains regular communication with her clients and completes all projects in a timely manner. I would use Valerie Helgeson in the future and have already referred her to friends!

 

 

-Amy Lewis Wright

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She listened to all of the items on our wish list and delivered…

We hired Valerie on the recommendation of our friends and after seeing the beautiful job she did for them on their kitchen and bathroom remodel. Valerie designed and managed the complete renovation of our kitchen and did a beautiful job. She was a delight to work with and approached every task with a can do attitude. She listened to all of the items on our wish list and delivered on time and on budget. We highly recommend Valerie and her team.

 

 

-Sandra Cerny

The end result is a beautiful, functional kitchen of the highest quality…

Design Directions (Valerie and Keith Helgelson) designed and remodeled my new kitchen and living room and beautifully handled every aspect of it from start to finish. I had several contractors look at the space and all of the ideas were very similar to what I had at the time until Valerie looked at it. She listened to what I was trying achieve and designed a beautiful new open space. After that, they managed all of the contractors and oversight. Knowing that my free time was very limited, Valerie sent pictures of items and brought samples to me so I didn’t have to go to the individual stores. They monitored all the activity and ensured the next contractor was in line and ready to go when it was time for plumbing, electrical, inspections, etc. resulting in an on-time and on-budget completion of the project. The end result is a beautiful, functional kitchen of the highest quality along with an updated living area that blends perfectly with the kitchen space. When I get ready for the next remodel, Design Directions will definitely be my only call.

-Keren McLendon

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Beautiful result, and on time…

I had a great experience. Beautiful result, and on time and on budget! I would definitely recommend them to friends and neighbors.

 

-Scott Hamilton

Valerie made this project fun…

Valerie with Design Directions just finished a complete remodel of my master bathroom. I could not be happier with the outcome! It is so incredibly beautiful! Valerie has such an eye for great design and creating the space that you imagine. She went above and beyond what I could envision. Her knowledge and experience shined through during the remodel. And she kept me informed about what was happening which was so appreciated. I cannot wait to start another project with her. The kitchen remodel should begin soon and I am thrilled to see another fabulous room designed by Val!!

 

-Susan Balkenbush

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She has a great sense of style…

Valerie is so talented and handled every part of my renovation, coordinated all the timing and individuals needed to make the project flow quickly and seamlessly. She has a great sense of style and helped me choose every fixture and material to make my house look amazing, just my style, and affordable. Highly recommend her work.

 

-Sara Enix

I will definitely be using Design Directions in the future…

I discovered Design Directions via the Houzz website trying to locate a professional to help with remodeling my kitchen. Valerie and her team did an amazing job with my total kitchen remodel. While this process could potentially have been a daunting experience, she made it so easy by being available daily to answer questions and walking me through the process. Every day the team worked exceptionally hard and made it a point to clean upon leaving.Our kitchen now looks absolutely fantastic and i’m thrilled with the way it turned out! I will definitely be using Design Directions in the future to make over my master bathroom!

-Margo Maberry

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Let me be involved as much or as little as I wanted

Valarie and her team did a fabulous job on my master bathroom. I’ve done several other projects and I’ve never had the positive experience that I had with Design Directions. Valerie is a great communicator. She kept me up-to-date every step of the way, let me be involved as much or as little as I wanted. She let me know if my selections were out of budget, but also found ways to cut in other areas to make sure I got what I wanted. Her team was punctual and professional. The end result is a master bath that’s both beautiful and functional.

 

 

-Kathy Oden-Hall

Valerie Helgeson of Design Directions came to our rescue…

Recently, we had an unexpected remodel. After water damage that caused us to need all new flooring, baseboards, painting and then some “while we’re at it” changes… we have a fabulous, new look in our home. Valerie Helgeson of Design Directions came to our rescue. We had worked with Valerie a few years back in a multiple room refresh and knew her work quality, attention to detail and care in the relationship of business was a great fit for us. Now with an emergency ahead of us and trying to coordinate a move-out, demo, documentation with our insurance company and selecting things that we love but with short order times, we all had our work cut out for us. Three weeks later, Valerie had us back in our house. We sat back in amazement and gratitude and she gracefully orchestrated scheduling of subcontractors in between her existing projects. Her solid relationships with local service providers helped us with the water restoration as well as cosmetic renovation side of the puzzle. While we weren’t happy with our misfortunate, we can say now that a lot of good came from it because of Valerie and Design Directions.

-Alan Davis

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Helped me choose the best design elements for my home…

Valerie has a beautiful eye for design! I was fortunate enough to have her help me with the remodel of my home. She saw my vision and helped me choose the best design elements for my home. I have seen many of her other remodels and design projects and she does absolutely beautiful work! Her before and after pictures are amazing! She does such a great job! She does not skimp on the details and puts her heart and soul into her work!! I absolutely recommend her to ANYONE!! She is extremely professional and a joy to work with.

 

 

-Lauren Balkenbush

Her crew is friendly and knowledgable and I always felt like they were true professionals…

We recently finished our second project with Valerie of Design Directions. Valerie and I hit it off from the first phone call. Her easy manner and willingness to listen to a clients needs and wants is top notch. She then came to our home and a plan of action was created. It has been such an easy process. We started with a hall bath remodel. It turned out great. Next in line was a complete remodel of the master bed/bath and closet redo. Her design and attention to detail all while including our input was awesome. Her crew is friendly and knowledgable and I always felt like they were true professionals and leaving them in my home while out. Valerie worked hard to stay in our budget (and did), was here daily, and was in continuos contact during the entire process. We couldn’t be more pleased with the space. It is gorgeous and what a transformation! We will use her in the future, no doubt. Awesome designer!

-Holly R.

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Valerie always has a smile on her face and is a pleasure to work with…

Valerie Helgeson, owner of Design Directions, re-designed the master bedroom of our home. She visited with me concerning my vision of how I wanted our room to look then used that vision to turn it into a wonderful escape with beautiful details that never would have occurred to me.

 

 

-Nancy Baxendale

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I highly recommend Design Directions…

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am in my new home. It’s almost unbelievable that this house is the same dark and dated one I bought less than a year ago! After looking at many of new and already remodeled homes that just didn’t fit the bill, I set my sights on buying one to remodel and make my own.

 

-Julie Bishop

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Their personal attention and creative flair are the reasons we recommend them…

Design Directions is fantastic! Valerie and Jennifer helped create a master bed and bath that we will be enjoying for years to come. Their personal attention and creative flair are the reasons we recommend them to our family and friends!

 

-Laure D.

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The results are even better than I expected…

I could not be more happy with the experience with Design Directions and Valerie. She understood my vision for a kitchen remodel almost immediately. The work started on time and stayed within budget. Valerie kept the sub-contractors and scheduling very organized. Not only that, but the same work from a similar design company in OKC was going to cost significantly more. The results are even better than I expected. Would definitely use again in the future!

 

-Emily Pittman

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The end result is a beautiful, functional kitchen of the highest quality…

Design Directions (Valerie and Keith Helgelson) designed and remodeled my new kitchen and living room and beautifully handled every aspect of it from start to finish. I had several contractors look at the space and all of the ideas were very similar to what I had at the time until Valerie looked at it.

 

-Keren McLendon

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Valerie made this project fun…

Working with Valerie Helgeson was a pleasure. Renovating an entire house is daunting for the novice. However, Valerie made this project fun and as stress free as possible. I now have a beautiful and unique contemporary home which we love. I intend to work with her again, and I can’t wait. Thank you, Valerie, for my beautiful home.

 

-Susan Albright

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I cannot wait to start another project with Val…

Val with Design Directions just finished a complete remodel of my master bathroom. I could not be happier with the outcome! It is so incredibly beautiful! Val has such an eye for great design and creating the space that you imagine. She went above and beyond what I could envision. Her knowledge and experience shined through during the remodel. And she kept me informed about what was happening which was so appreciated. I cannot wait to start another project with Val. The kitchen remodel should begin soon and I am thrilled to see another fabulous room designed by Val!!

 

 

-Susan Balkenbush

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Brings you along to make decorative choices so you feel an ownership within the process…

Valerie and her crew always do an outstanding job. This is the second time I’ve used her services and both time she delivers an incredible design and brings you along to make decorative choices so you feel an ownership within the process.

 

-Margo Maberry

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She has a great eye…

Valerie and team have been a joy to work with. She has a great eye and really listens when I tell her things I like and don’t like. We’ve been doing a project together remotely between Oklahoma and Texas and I’m very pleased with the results!

 

-Angela Fox

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Valerie’s years of experience remodeling and designing homes was so helpful…

When you hire Valerie and Design Directions, not only do you get a detail-oriented contractor but an amazing interior designer that knows how to get the look you want within your budget. Valerie looked at our 1960s bathroom and brainstormed a few ideas with me. Within a week she delivered a project proposal with estimate. Throughout the planning phase, Valerie’s years of experience remodeling and designing homes was so helpful.

 

 

-Renee Flood

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Very professional and truly wanted every detail to be perfect for us…

Valerie was our main contractor and designer for a major remodel. From knocking down walls and raising ceilings to helping us pick out paint colors and installing hardware – she took care of every detail. We were amazed at how quickly our project was completed. Valerie was very professional and truly wanted every detail to be perfect for us. She also has a ton of resources available for choosing products. She became a good friend through the process and we highly recommend her for your project.

 

 

-Kristy Simmons

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Her creativity, attention to detail, and follow-through added significant value…

I purchased an older home in Oklahoma City that I knew needed to be remodeled, but I simply did not know where to begin. Valerie Helgeson, owner of Design Directions, came highly recommended as a well-qualified, top-notch interior designer. When we first met, Valerie’s professionalism put me at ease.

 

 

-Gregory Day

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She has incredible vision for homes that have lost their sense of style and personality…

Valerie’s remodel projects are imaginative and transformative. She has incredible vision for homes that have lost their sense of style and personality. Valerie reinvents them with a hard to achieve blend of modern and current elements with a homage to the period when the house was built.

 

-Heather Davis

PRESS

“Design is so much more than making something look ‘pretty’ — it’s about conceptualizing, planning, and building a solution that achieves the desired results, and doing so in a way that makes the complex simple, the process intuitive, and the experience positive.”

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