ABOUT US

Hi! I'm Emily Caudill Klapkowski, the owner of You-Neek Designs. My passion is creating designs for interiors, exteriors and everything in between. I specialize in renovations, so I am a construction junkie. I love taking a home that was designed decades ago and adapting it to fit the current functional needs of a family in the 21st century. Ready to knock down a wall and open things up? Do you want to create an outdoor oasis to extend your living space into mother nature? Thinking of an addition or remodel and don't know where to start? I'm your gal. We will talk through your style and functional goals and I will help you piece it all together. I have a full network of trusted contractors for whatever the project scope. The devil is in the details. And boy oh boy are there details in renovating your home. I will be there from concept to completion making sure the design is executed correctly, in a timely fashion and within a budget you are comfortable with. At the end of the day, it's your house and it should reflect YOU.

I was 11 years old when I first told my mom that I wanted to be an interior designer. This was after I had rearranged the furniture in my tiny bedroom about a dozen times. I had no idea what it even meant to be an interior designer, but I knew I loved thinking outside of the box within a tiny box. Creativity runs in my blood. My grandmother was a high school home economics teacher and an extremely skilled seamstress and painter. I come by it honestly.


Born and raised a University of Kentucky basketball fan, the stars aligned when I found out the UK School of Interior Design was nationally ranked and accredited. A match made in heaven. I leveraged my design education to work in the commercial architectural world and then the high-end design furniture industry. I pull inspiration from my vast experiences as a commercial designer, product developer, product marketer and sales rep.


I treat each project as if it's my own home. The best part of my job is seeing the customer's reaction as the finishing touches are pulled together and the space is complete. The excitement is palpable and fuels my passion for design.


I love my job.

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TESTIMONIALS

Relationship: Client

Emily was great to work with. She is very personable and organized. Our project was finished ahead of schedule. She offers opinions when asked for, and will offer as little or as much guidance as the customer requests. We were not living in the city at the time, so she gathered samples and provided options so that we could make most of the decisions in a minimal number of meetings. Emily took care of everything: deliveries, procuring and negotiating with the contractors and making on site decisions or adjustments when needed. She was very good about keeping us informed along the way. We are very pleased with our renovations and strongly recommend You-Neek Designs.Read More

Relationship: Colleague

I've the pleasure of collaborating with Emily on multiple projects over the past year. The end results are always fantastic and the process of working with her team, seamless. I look forward to continuing my working relationship with You Neek Designs!Read More

Relationship: Colleague

This was the first project that we worked with You-Neek Designs and it was a great experience! Emily was extremely organized and had a great plan for us when we started the project for her. She was extremely quick to respond to our questions regarding the design of the project as the guys were working. She is pleasant and friendly and it was a pleasure working with her. We look forward to working with this design company again in the very near future. We would highly recommend You-Neek Designs for your next project.Read More

Relationship: Client

The project was a kitchen remodel. The project was completed on time and in budget. Emily brought a very good team with her that addressed all concerns and went above and beyond addressing problems due to previous renovation. All issues were addressed to our satisfaction. This was our 3rd and final major renovation to the house. We only wish we had find Emily and her team earlier. We have used Emily after this project to assist on design of a commercial building that we onw.Read More

Relationship: Client

Our renovation included an addition and deck, plus updating the original plumbing and electric. You-Neek Design team was there with us from meeting with the structural engineers to being there on move-in day. You-Neek Design provided us with the latest products from lighting to tile samples to make us feel confident in our choices during the remodeling of four bathrooms and overhauling a kitchen. They made a stressful process turn into a manageable one with their attention to every detail, especially making sure all the decisions would add up to one seamlessly designed house with each space complimenting one another. The designs are not the latest fads but ones that will remain in style for years to come. Thank you You-Neek!Read More

AWARDS

Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
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