About Us

Kitchens by Design has been in business since February, 1996, and has been featured in Delaware Today Magazine (as two-time winner of their design contest), Philadelphia Home, and in several publications by Schiffer Books.

As designers, our intention is to provide a space that is one-of-a-kind, beautifully-crafted, aesthetically pleasing and functional. We will identify and define your needs and wishes so that your new kitchen or bath will be one that you will truly appreciate and enjoy for years to come.

KBD is a longstanding member of the NKBA, National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Catherine Hodgins

As owner and principal designer of Kitchens by Design, Cathi Hodgins infuses all of her projects with talent, enthusiasm and flair cultivated from 24 years of experience. A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, Cathi has also studied design in Paris, Milan, and at the Philadelphia College of Fine Arts. She was chosen as a grant recipient by the Delaware Foundation and honored as a woman of promise by the university. Cathi stays abreast of design trends by traveling to Europe and Asia, and regularly attends kitchen and bath industry shows in the United States and Italy. She has designed kitchens for clients across the United States and abroad; from Santa Fe, New Mexico to London, England. Cathi's projects and achievements have been featured in several publications, including Delaware Today, Philadelphia Home and Garden, Traditional Style Kitchens, The Business Ledger, and Custom Kitchens magazine. A respected professional and award-winning designer, Cathi was featured in HGTV's "Mission: Organization," two episodes of "Kitchen Trends," and she has also provided design consultation to DuPont, offering aesthetic direction in the marketing and development of Zodiaq quartz surfacing material. In her spare time, Cathi indulges her interest in the arts. She also serves as a Christiana Care trustee. Cathi's "Riverview Kitchen" was featured on HGTV. See the full story here.

Gabe Rothwell

Gabe Rothwell approaches design from a unique vantage point. A graduate in the inaugural class of Delaware College of Art and Design, and graduate of Pratt Institute with Highest Honors, he has a solid foundation of aesthetic training. Gabe spent the 10 years after college teaching Art, Photography and Sculpture in a variety of settings, Kuumba Academy, Tower Hill School, DCAD, and the Marshall Bridge Welding Workshop. In 2007 Gabe was awarded an Emerging Artist Fellowship by the Delaware Division of the Arts, for his work with pinhole photography. His photography has been featured in exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia and Delaware.

Gabe is particularly interested in the collaborative creative process. Working to design a space that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and meets the needs of a client, is a dynamic and energetic exchange.