What I do
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.
interiors. exteriors. renovations. additions. & everything in between.
About Me
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.
17 Reviews
Deb Wilson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2019

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 ...Read More

Wilson Architecture + Design, LLC
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Jun 2019

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 con...Read More

Prime 1 Builders
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Jan 2019

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 ...Read More

Patrick _MCN
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2018

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 ...Read More

Brooke Rakowski
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2017

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...Read More

Laurie Dearolf
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2018

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 r...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2018

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 kit...Read More

Kelly J
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2017

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 e...Read More

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