OUR STORY

As a multiple award-winning interior design studio we know projects take skill, teamwork, understanding, dedication, imagination + organization. We are seeking projects with future Clients who are tech-savvy + value professional interior designers. We work well with all types of products + inside dysfunctional / asymmetrical spaces that are challenging to find the best solution. Layer in our superior construction drawings, extension building systems knowledge and 24/7 online studio access, and you have our industry-leading studio.

Our Specialties Include

Our work includes projects that are centric to complex planning and addressing dysfunctional spaces. We work from the Lower Mainland to the Sea to Sky corridor and we are seeking projects on the Sunshine Coast, Interior and Vancouver Island.

  • Stylish kitchens for cooks, outdoor kitchens + more

  • Calming bathing spaces, laundry + more

  • Condominiums + small spaces

  • Universal access design

  • Sustainable design

we are Professionals

Interior Design is a technical professional service that resolves complex functional environment problems that humans + pets occupy or use. Through ongoing professional development, a qualified Interior Designer focuses on user safety, uphold their professional ethics + carry liability insurance.

Kitchen & Bath Designers vary slightly from Interior Designers where they specialize in residential construction, cabinetry manufacturing, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and materials for the most complex and expensive rooms in every home.

Interior Decorators are experienced in fabrics, furnishings, decorative objects, and artwork - but they do not design.

 

Corey Klassen

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Education

University of Manitoba - B.F.A.
Vancouver Community College - Dipl. KBD

Certifications

Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, NKBA
Associate, IIDA
Accredited, DDA Canada

About Me

As the owner of COREY KLASSEN INTERIOR DESIGN (est. 2011), Corey has expertise in residential, kitchen and bath design. He has worked in luxury furnishings, home decor, production design, and cabinetry. His work has been featured in the Globe & Mail, Wall Street Journal, Gray Magazine, and Dering Hall. In addition to his career, Corey is a professional instructor in a local design school and as an NKBA Instructor and travels to deliver his custom curriculum across North America. He is one of three CMKBD’s in British Columbia, and there is only a handful in Canada, and has worked with big brands such as BLANCO Canada, DXV, Perlick Residential, and more to develop products, feedback, and design award-winning spaces. On the business of design side, Corey is recurring monthly guest on LuAnn Nigara's A Well Designed Business(TM) podcast.

Interests

Art collection, yoga, ceramic sculpture, and laughter.

You should know that… he loves to draft and produce design details. Corey is incredibly honoured to have won over 10 recognized design awards and to have volunteered locally with the National Kitchen & Bath Association. He enjoys a strong cup of coffee (no sugar or milk) and a butter croissant.

Our Partners

Our partnerships are extremely important because we accomplish a lot together. With these pre-vetted partners, have worked together on 100's of projects & we make the best team. Our work together speak for itself and the majority of our projects are completed with this team. 

 
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general contractors

Fifth Element Construction

Fifth Element Construction 

They treat all projects as if it were their own, providing clients with professional services & well-considered project budgets. |  fec.work

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building technologists

Draft On Site Services

Draft-On-Site Services 

They offer complete renovation or new build custom design that is lot specific pertaining to every different city and by-laws. | draftonsite.com

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VIRTUAL + DIY DESIGNER SERVICES

Articulated Design Studio

Articulated Design Studio 

The best way to design your home, online. They work within any budget, big or small. Use existing pieces or design something new. | articulated.studio

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

For full-service projects we produce a detailed proposal outlining the scope of services, flat design fees, and timeline. Every project will have a different cost and scope, but our fees are calculated by using the total area we are working in and the level of complexity. Most fully-fitted projects start at $75,000 and it is upward from there. There are some extra costs, like printing, additional meetings, changes after approvals, and the like.

How long does a typical design project take?

Every design project different but the majority take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year to plan correctly. The biggest factors that affect our abilities to move quickly through the scope of services are our Clients ability to make decisions (and stick to them), and their schedule to meet and respond to us. It is important to note that we are likely booked in advance and can not start design projects immediatley.

how involved will I be in the design process?

Our clients come to us because we are creative professionals and certified masters in our field. You will have some level of involvement because it is your money, such as visiting showrooms to review products, communicating with us in your online Studio, and completing the initial important items we need to start working. Mostly, you can expect to need anywhere from 16 - 24 hours extra time per week. We work best with Clients that respect our organization methods and process.

Where do I purchase furniture and styling items?

We source and sell you products from trade-only suppliers and vendors. We do not purchase from online or retail locations.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE READY BEFORE THE DESIGN PROCESS STARTS?

You should have a fairly good idea of what the project is that you want to do. This includes completing our detailed Client Questionnaire where you will itemise your problems, wish lists, and more details. In addition, you will need plans of your current space/permit plans, inspiration images, etc.

When can construction start?

Once our project documents are approved by you and issued, construction is then scheduled and managed by the Contractor.