After hearing about Carrie from a few friends I decided I would give her a call as I needed a major overhaul on my house. Carrie met me at my home and asked if she could walk around the house before discussing my needs. She did so and literally had a list of every cleaning detail, maintenance projects, organization and decorating ideas. She then asked what I wanted and I just wanted to throw my arms around her. She had intuitively known exactly what I wanted. We decided on a plan and a time line so that I could budget for each project. I was amazed then and now after seeing the work I am completely in awe!
Posted: 8/31/2010 • Link to this review
My husband and I had been trying to figure out what we wanted to do with our home for years but everytime we sat down to talk about the various projects we became so overwhelmed that we kept putting everything off. My dear friend gave us a gift certificate for Carrie's Here! for Christmas and it changed our lives! We met with Carrie and the first question she asked was how could she make our lives easier! After walking through our house, she sat down with us and we began planning projects. Not only did she take that part of the stress off of us but she also explained how we could do everything we wanted while staying in our budget, on our time line and best of all how we could use her on an as needed basis while saving money by doing some of the tasks ourselves so we didn't have to pay her any more than neccessary. She has an amazing team, communicates with us all the time and is a pure joy to work with. We have given gift certificates to five of our friends and they are just as excited as we are. Carrie, you are a gem and as promised, you have made our lives so much easier. Thank you!
Posted: 3/01/2010 • Link to this review
Carrie had been helping us on our former home with decorating and various remodeling and upgrading projects and she was amazing. We then decided to sell the house when we found our dream house. 3 weeks before we were to move, we experienced a family tragedy and needed to be out of town for two weeks. Carrie took over! She packed and moved us, dealt with painters and contractors and set up our new house beautifully. We walked into a beautiful home. I don't know what we would have done without her. Carrie, you are the best!
Posted: 2/07/2010 • Link to this review
I had been trying to choose colors for my home but could not find any combinations I loved. At the suggestion of a friend, I called Carrie. After the first consultation she came back with beautiful color samples and combinations that I love. Carrie helped me with the entire project, making it so simple. My house looks great and I am so thrilled!
Posted: 3/11/2009 • Link to this review
Carrie started working with us about eight months ago and we are so grateful for all of the ways she has simplified our lives. Carries manages any projects we need done around the house, meets utility companies, runs errands, and does anything else we need done. Now, instead of spending our weekends running around like crazy people, we have time to relax as Carrie has already taken care of everything during the week. We even get to go away on the weekends! Carrie is a gem!
Posted: 2/12/2009 • Link to this review
We love Carrie! She came in and turned our family chaos into a manageable, wonderful home. She organized, decorated, managed all of the projects, and made everything s easy on us. If left up to us, these projects would have taken years an she had them done in no time. We have reccommended her to everyone. Thanks Carrie!
Posted: 2/04/2009 • Link to this review
I hired Carrie to manage painting and cosmetic changes for my home. I was happy with her services but when I asked for the return of the balance on the deposit I gave her for materials she said her business was slow and she did not have the money. This was money that was supposedly used only for purchase of materials. I am filing a claim against her for a return of the money and because of the experience I would not recommend using her.
Posted: 12/02/2008 • Link to this review
Hiring "Carrie's Here" was one of the best decisions I've made since retirement. She guided me in divesting myself of 20 SUV loads of items from my 38-year career of world travel. This she did with sensitivity & education. "When did you last use it?" and "Where will you put it?" became my mantra. She organized the remainder in my limited storage space. She recommended highly rated painter/renovators and held them to her expert high standards,while teaching me how to meassure their performance. Carrie guided me in decorating with existing furnishings supplimented by items we found on line and at local merchants. She gleaned the best quality for the lowest price. She was mindful of my means and kept within them. I would highly recommend her services to anyone and would call on her again.
Posted: 10/23/2008 • Last edited: 11/08/2008 • Link to this review
We hired Carrie to help us with renovating our kitchen. We did most of the work (hiring subs, etc.), but she ended up charging us way too much. Plus, we've come to find out that the contractor that she used didn't install our plumbing and floor supports to code, so we're having to replace that. She's very nice and seems like she'd be great at organizing, but I don't recommend using her for renovations.
Posted: 10/15/2008 • Last edited: 11/08/2008 • Link to this review
I wish I knew who you were! I am unaware of any problems with any renovations. I would love to talk to you about this.
After three years of trying to get my house together so that I could enjoy it, I realized that I did not have the time or the energy to pull it all together. I had heard about Carrie from a friend of mine and called her. Best phone call I have ever made! Carrie and I met and by the end of the consultation, I felt like a huge weight had been taken off of my shoulders. She has a fabulous team of people that really care about the work they do. While managing the various projects, Carrie also worked with me on decorating, organizing and any and everything else I needed. I now walk in my house and just love it. I couldn't have done it without her. Thank you Carrie!
Posted: 7/15/2008 • Link to this review
I heard about Carrie from a friend of mine, but had never used a decorator, organizer, or home project manager and was a little scared of the whole process. My home needed so much help! From our first consultation, Carrie made me feel as rthough she had my best interests at hear and by the end of the meeting, I was confident that I had made the right choice. Did I ever! Carrie has handled every aspect of the organizing, decorating, negotiations with contractors so professionally and I hardly had to do a thing. Her resources are amazing and her taste is impeccable. The goodies, fabrics and paints she has chosen are delicious. I truly can not say enough about Carrie and the amazing home she has created for me. Everyone should be as lucky as I have been. Thank you Carrie!
Posted: 1/21/2008 • Last edited: 1/25/2008 • Link to this review
I'm the lucky one to have been given the opportunity to work with you - such fun!
I was at a fabric store and nmoticed a woman who I coujld tell not only truly loved fabrics, but also the home she would be using them. I asked for her help, which she gladly gave, in choosing a fabric for my sofa. Carrie put me in touch with a wonderful upholsterer and even coordinated the pick up and drop off. This began a relationship that has truly become to mean so much to me. I c ouldn't stand even going home at the end of the day. Now, I look forward to walking into my beautiful little house and loving it even more because Carrie is so environmentally conscience with her designs and ideas. I entertained for the first time last night and my friends were so jealous and my husband was thrilled! Thank you Carrie!
Posted: 1/04/2008 • Last edited: 11/08/2008 • Link to this review
From the fabric to the food, I loved helping!
I read about Carrie's Here on your website about 8 months ago and she has actually changed our life! Let me start with the fact that we are not extravagant people with money to throw around, but with two young children, schools, church, sports activities etc - . life gets away from you sometime and a little (or a lot of help) is certainly worth the cost. So my immediate need stemmed from the fact that we had clutter that seemed to be suffocating me over its ten year accumulation. From our first meeting we hit it off and she agreed to "take on" the project that we did together over a 2 month time frame. It took that long because I wanted to be hands on with her as we tackled each room. When we went on vacation, she actually managed the master closet organization and install and we came home to it all being done plus the house magnificently clean!! Funny enough 2 months later, we found another home that we could not live without, and with the help of Carrie's Here, the actual move was made a lot easier. (If there is such a thing as and easy relocation?) As we begin to venture into the next stage and know that our new "old" home needs a renovation, Carrie is helping me articulate my space needs to the architects as well as accumulate a "wish list" of things that if budget allows will be incorporated into a renovated home. In the long run, I think that will save us money on plans and help us get what we want. Thank you Carrie. You are a lifesaver to our family!
Posted: 12/30/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
You are so nice! You know I have loved every minute and look forward to the renovation. Give everyone hugs and kisses!
I knew I needed help with getting my home in order, but because of budget concerns I kept putting my projects off. I called around to different decorators and organizers only to find that they were charging horrendous prices and practically laughed at me when I told them what I could afford. I read about Carrie and decided to try to get help one last time. From our first phone conversation, I knew she was different than the rest. During our consultation she showed me how to save almost a thousand dollars in fees and how to be able to get what I wanted and stay well within my budget. She never pushed her services on me and did not charge anywhere near what the other companies had quoted me. I am so happy with the results and have reccommended Carrie to my family and friends. Thanks Carrie!
Posted: 3/22/2007 • Last edited: 6/15/2008 • Link to this review
I'm embarrassed I have taken so long to reply. I rarely check the reviews! I have told you many times how much I enjoyed working with you and am just waiting to get the chance to do it again. Thank you so much for this nice review.
About six months ago I realized that I didn't even enjoy coming home to my house anymore. I knew I needed to do so many things to have it organized, cleaned, redecorated, and the list goes on. I needed a home makeover! I decided to start with the organizing and found Carrie on Kudzu. I had no idea that she would be able to help with all of the other projects as well. Carrie helped me with a master plan that was based mainly on my budget, and we have not strayed from the plan or gone over budget in any area. We have completed half of my to do list and I am so happy. We will finish the rest by the summer and just knowing that Carrie is taking care of everything is comforting. I now look forward to coming home. I highly reccommend Carrie's Here! to everyone I know.
Posted: 3/20/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I know I have thanked you in person for allowing me to be part of this interesting project, but I thank you again for this nice review. Loved seeing you the other night. The house looks great!
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