KitchenLab is a Chicago-based, full-service design firm specializing in kitchens and baths: the rooms that so often start as the focal point for many of the projects we design and manage. With offerings that include space planning, drawings, custom cabinetry, interior design, and project management. We also collaborate with architects on additions, gut rehabs, and custom homes. We work in the city and surrounding suburbs, as well as on select projects in southwestern Michigan. Our work has been featured on Houzz, House Beautiful, This Old House Magazine, Trad Home, Lonny, Renovation Style, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Country Living, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s, Chicago Home + Garden, and CS Interiors. Co-founder and Director of Design, Rebekah Zaveloff, is a Certified Kitchen Designer and Houzz Contributor. She brings her passion and enthusiasm to the table on every project, and wants her clients to simply love their spaces. Rebekah began her career working in set design for film and television. Her design work is highly influenced by her fine art education, working in various media including painting, collage, sculpture, photography, and film. During her years in art school, Rebekah worked in restaurants and she thinks that it’s no coincidence she found her niche in kitchen design. Her passion for food, wine, art, and design, combined with her collaborative style and the natural inclination for taking care of people create a synergy that influences the work she does at KitchenLab. She works closely with people to create spaces tailored to each client’s needs, tastes, and budget, always offering unpredictable and unexpected ideas. Rebekah’s studies include University of California, Los Angeles, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Harrington Institute of Interior Design. John “Nick” Nichols (Co-Founder & CFO), brings an extensive background in the restaurant industry to KitchenLab, as well as years of experience in rehabbing buildings. Nick and Rebekah met in a restaurant that he was a partner in, and soon they were collaborating on the design of a three flat brownstone in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, and naturally, marriage and the formation of their business soon followed. In addition to being an amazing home cook, foodie, oenophile, and all around space planning muse, Nick oversees Kitchenlab’s e-design program and divides his duties between CFO, office manager, and project manager.