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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.



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

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

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

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

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

We hired You-Neek Designs for a kitchen facelift (counter, backsplash, sink & faucets). Emily and her team helped us select the right materials for our home and budget, and the project was completed right away. We'll definitely choose You-Neek Designs again for other rooms in our home!Read More

Emily and her team were fantastic to work with! I could not have asked for more. She is creative, helpful, attentive and respectful. She goes above and beyond with everything she does. She made my kitchen ideas an even better reality. I would highly recommend her and hope to use her with any future projects I might have.Read More

Emily transformed our office space from boring to stylish! She really listened to what we wanted and brought it to life. We were amazed at how quickly the project was completed and how easy she made everything come together for us, especially at a very busy time for our business. We were thrilled with the finished product.Read More

This was my first experience hiring a designer and I couldn't be happier with the result! Emily from You-Neek Designs listened to me and was very deliberate in adhering to the budget I gave her. The result is everything I wanted. She redesigned our 2 level deck into a welcoming addition to our home. I was given several furniture options and layouts so I could see what the end result would be. She reused some furniture and with accents made my deck look expensive but warm and very inviting. Throughout the process it was clear to me her primary goal was me loving the deck. I've had so many compliments on it and plan to use Emily again on rooms inside the house.Read More

Emily was very easy to work with and communicate with. She had great ideas that were in line with the style that we were looking for. She gave great suggestions and was able to keep the project within our budget while and timeline with beautiful outcomes! The contractors she uses are excellent, trustworthy, and produced high-quality results. I would recommend Emily / You Neek to friends and family!Read More

Emily did a fantastic job for us. Great design concept, wonderful suggestions for all kitchen fixtures, sink, lighting, etc. Her work crews were wonderful and perfectionists! We cannot believe how much our kitchen has transformed thanks to Emily. Hire her. You will be glad you do !!Read More

You-Neek was a pleasure to work with! She helped us out a lot of character and fun into our new house. She is very attentive and is great at figuring out exactly what you want before you even know it yourself! We will certainly be coming back to work with her again when we have more projects in the upcoming years!Read More

Any designer can deliver on an unlimited budget. It requires true talent to take a small kitchen and an even smaller budget and come up with a fabulous, functional design. Emily at You-Neek designs worked with me every step of the way to create an amazing kitchen that is truly the heart of my new home and a reflection of my personal style. Her industry expertise and professionalism in working with my contractor and the other vendors was outstanding. I would strongly recommend hiring Emily for any of your interior design needs.Read More

Design creativity, coupled with brainstorming ideas and great listening skills brought our family room remodel to reality. I highly recommend them and would definitely enlist their services for future projects.Read More

Emily has been fantastic to work with! Her unique creativity and dedication were second to none. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent designer.Read More

Emily was very easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. She took the basic ideas that we had and made them into something wonderful and tangible. We had her start with our dining room and now she Is expanding on to other parts of our house as she did such a fantastic job. Our dining room is now my favorite room in our house! Would highly recommend her!Read More

Attention to detail! I was excited to be able to photograph Emily's beautiful home. Her unique style is boldly ordered, eclectic, fun, and functional. Plus she's great to work with and brings fresh ideas to her projects.Read More


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