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You made the process seamless and fun. I’ve never taken on a project like this and if I do again, I hope we
can work together! You were always respectful of my budget, style, and so patient with all of the
communication and covid-related challenges.
My project was challenging due to my original contractor not being able to finish the project. Ashley was able to pick up mid-project and get the right resources to finish the job with a better result than I anticipated. She was incredibly responsive and very professional. She would also get her resources to respond very quickly, so it made the entire process much more reassuring. Honestly, I can’t really think of anything that I would change. I really like the process, communication, professionalism, design and end result of my projects. I would recommend Mud Room Living to any friends or family for any of their needs.
Ashley was incredible in helping complete a total mudroom remodel as well as a living room refresh. I was having a very hard time figuring out what to do in our living room/dining room with extremely tall ceilings. Ashley came with great ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of, and with some new lighting fixtures, rearrangement, and new wall art/decor, the room looks classy and cozy which is exactly what I wanted! She also suggested painting our staircase and it gave the whole area an updated and cool look! For our mudroom she provided options for the entire layout/design, chose the cabinetry, and most importantly coordinated all the electric/plumbing and general contractor work to be done. It made the project so easy and I absolutely love the final outcome! We will definitely be calling Ashley again for future projects.
I am currently working with Ashley on a commercial plan. She is creative, resourceful, professional, flexible, organized, knowledgeable and timely exceeding the needs of the project. Ashley has taken the vision of the business and is bringing it to life. It’s an exciting journey and I am happy to have her on board. Ashley is a gem and I look forward to working on many more projects with her.
Ashley offers the perfect balance of creativity and organization, both equally needed in any design project. She has an endless amount of energy and was committed to the project from start to finish. I couldn’t be happier to have Ashley as in integral part of our project!
Our experience with Mud Room Living was amazing! We bought a new home and had a lot of furniture needs with a limited budget. Ashley was able to use her expertise to get us quality furniture where it counted and get the space feeling like home. Highly recommend!
Ashley did a great job helping me furnish my new home. I was lost and had no vision or idea of what pieces could fit and look right in the small rooms in our new home. Ashley gave me several options with sketches then “shopped” for the furniture, giving me a detailed list of items to purchase with links, making it so easy. The house is finished now and we are very pleased with it!
Ashley is an amazing interior designer! What impressed me most was her ability to communicate with me and help guide me in the right direction. I would definitely use her again.
Ashley is a very pleasant young woman who gave us a lot of information to help us in choosing design elements for our kitchen/ home update. She is very knowledgeable and exhibited a very good artistic sense. She offered ideas that were very helpful for us to understand and to implement her ideas.
We would very highly recommend her and plan to consult her in the future. She filled the time we spent with her with professional ideas and sensitivity to our tastes and circumstances.
My husband and I *had* somewhat different styles, which made for a pretty eclectic living room / dining room space in our home. Ashley did a great job at helping us communicate our vision to one another, and it turned out that our styles were more similar than either of us had thought. The process from start to finish was very professional (and fun)! Ashley does a great job of listening, communicating, planning and executing while also being very mindful of budget. We look forward to continuing to use Ashley’s expertise as we begin to redesign other spaces in our home.
I am making changes to exterior and some interior paint and needed a second opinion on the colors. Ashley understood my style and chose colors which would compliment my existing color scheme. She had great ideas, suggestions, and advice. I highly recommend her and would hire her again. Thank you Ashley!
I built a new home and was fortunate to work with Ashley on the project. She was excellent. She was open to doing as much or as little as I desired. She spends time understanding individual taste and works with client, to make it your home. She is extremely detailed. She kept my contractor on task and held accountable. Everyone that sees my home loves it and the design details. Without Ashley I feel my home could have been a bit “hodgepodge.” Ashley pulled it all together.
We had a lovely open space in our basement with an awkward post in the middle of it complicating so much potential. Ashley was very flexible in making time to come over to see the space and meet my husband and myself to determine what we wanted and our style. She designed and coordinated a gorgeous basement that provided us with an awesome TV/entertainment area, a creative space for overnight guests and a home office that is a very efficient use of a small and previously wasted space. All of this despite the annoying post in the middle! She also added very stylish touches to our upstairs living space that really just ties everything together. We are grateful for Ashley’s flexibility and transparency with the cost and timeline. We were never taken by surprise by invoices or when there were slight setbacks, because she always kept us informed. We will definitely consider working with Ashley in the future.
Ashley has been a pleasure to work with. She is very professional, organized, punctual and knowledgeable! She is a great choice for any project and I will work with her again any opportunity I get.
We had never previously worked with an interior designer when we hired Ashley for our whole-home renovation project. It was entirely worth it. Ashley paid attention to every aspect of it, from helping us narrow style choices to ensuring that the items delivered were free of defects and installed to specifications. We wholeheartedly recommend Ashley!
After four years of indecision around how to furnish our very large and awkward family room, we came to the conclusion that we were out of depth and needed professional help. Having never worked with a designer before, we were a bit intimidated by the process and didn’t know exactly what to expect. Within 30 minutes of meeting Ashley, we were completely committed and excited to see the ideas clicking in her head and how quickly she grasped our style and goals! We had so much fun with the process and absolutely loved working with Ashley – and we adore our new family room! Ashley sourced everything (keeping in mind that durability was a must with our young children and large dogs) and she added a slew of personal touches that were just perfect. A true professional, Ashley was responsive to all questions, kept us up to date on project and had fantastic “I wouldn’t have thought of that” ideas that completely made our room! We will with her on future projects, hands down.
Ashley was instrumental in transforming my very dated 90’s cramped bathroom into my favorite space in the house. She guided me through the whole process from design, construction and continually following up making sure the finishing touches were just as I wanted. I could not have achieved such a professional, coherent and stylish look without her. I look forward to more projects with her in the future!
We have worked with Ashley on several occasions over the past 5 years and have always been very impressed with the quality of her work with regard to design concepts, execution and attention to detail. Our most significant project with her has been a gut remodel of our 1920s main level family bathroom. Ashley designed a stunning new space that also honored the overall traditional aesthetic of our historic home.
Ashley is a very talented Designer and Project Manager, and highly respected among General Contractors. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again if the opportunity presented.
I couldn’t have done the remodel of my kitchen and master bath without Ashley. She is amazing – a great combination of artistic creativity and project management skills. She listened to hear what I wanted – and then applied her knowledge of design, product sourcing and construction details to make my dreams a reality in a very participatory style. Totally managed the relationship with the contractor, ensuring all the specs were met and working through issues that arose during construction, acting as my advocate to get what was agreed to. And she was great fun to work with!
Jo Ann S.
This is our second project with Ashley. She operates on time, within budget and takes care to understand our style preferences while successfully pushing us out of our comfort zone at times – these leaps quickly become our favorite pieces. I trust her implicitly to create a beautiful, functional and timeless space and look forward to our next project!
Ashley Dancho is simply a miracle-worker – she can make any space beautiful no matter your budget or the size of the space. She is a delight to work with and has an incredible artistic eye. She gets how people really “live” in their home and she designs spaces that will be functional and comfortable while also adding real pizzazz to the home. We cannot thank her enough!
Mike & Courtney J.
Ashley organized and created a collaborative design approach to help us define ‘our style’ and define the desired functionality for one level living in the extensive remodel of our home. Ashley prepared extremely detailed design drawings and documents and collaborated with our general contractor throughout the project to illustrate room configurations, kitchen & bath redesigns, new laundry room design, and fireplace redesign. In addition, she selected cabinetry, wood flooring, carpet, tile, fixtures, and furniture throughout the home. Ashley clearly has an eye for style and the details in coordinating materials and color. We are incredibly pleased with the outcome and could never have achieved this outcome on our own!
Working with Ashley and her clients is always a pleasure! Ashley is very professional, she always shows up prepared and ready to help homeowners create the space of their dreams. I have seen Ashley interact with multiple clients and she is always full of great ideas, is well spoken and communicates clearly to create a complete vision for the project. I enjoy working with Ashley because she is down to earth, practical and listens to her clients to create the space of their dreams instead of pushing her design aesthetic on them. Ashley genuinely cares for her clients and works diligently to incorporate the things that are most important to them. Give Ashley a call, I promise, you won’t regret it!
Andy Morstatter, Owner, Made In The Shade Blinds & More
We have been so impressed with Ashley since we started working with her! She is flexible and easy to work with, this is really important when dealing with multiple trades/subcontractors. She is also highly knowledgeable of the work being done and that is essential when you have to come up with creative solutions to issues that can pop up in any remodel work. She trusts her sub-contractors and values their opinion. At the same time, she is pushing constantly to keep her customer’s time tables on track. She listens to her customers and provides solutions in terms of good, better and best, this is so crucial when the cost of the project is as equally important as staying on the schedule. After working 40 years in this industry, I haven’t met many people in the business that is of her caliber!
Wayne Hileman, Owner, Counter Culture
I have worked with Ashley for several years and have seen firsthand how she educates her clients, communicates with them, and above all else cares about them. She has a ton of knowledge about the construction process, is willing to listen to the customers’ needs, and always helps turn their vision into reality. Also being in the construction industry, I know how large of an investment these projects can be, and when you hire Mud Room Living you can rest assured that the end result is something you can be proud of for many years to come!
Erik Burns, Coventry Carpets
I have worked with Ashley for the last couple years as a handyman. The scope of design work has included small projects to major 1,000 square foot plus renovations. In my experience, the products and services providers used have been selected and managed to meet the needs of her customers and are sensitive to the demands and requirements of the design. While design projects and renovations are never without surprises, they will appear so to her Clients as she seamlessly coordinates and manages to deliver an exceptional product. This leads to great customer reactions. I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the customer reaction to the final product Mud Room Living delivers. The customer reaction is emotional and they are always pleased.
David Lilly, Owner, Reliable Honey Do Handyman, LLC.
I’m an Electrical Contractor working with remodeling homes in the Denver area. I’ve worked with Ashley Dancho for many jobs now. I find it a pleasure working with her. She brings a great spirit of new ideas and innovation. She knows her stuff and is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction process. Her love of what she does shows up in a wonderful job, well done.
Pat Wiesneske, Electric Edge, Owner
I am always excited when I see new work come through from Mud Room Living! The project is always very well thought out and potential issues or concerns are brought to the table at the beginning rather than just hoping for the best. Ashley has put in the time to flush out new products and puts a lot of effort into trying to discover what is the best value/best product for her customer’s needs. She is always taking the time to send out reminders on the schedule and that makes all the difference in this line of work. We really enjoy working with her and would highly recommend!
Jessica Johnson- Estimator/Project Manager – Counter Culture