Nicolette Patton


Nicolette Patton is a seasoned kitchen and bath designer and cabinet expert who loves to explore kitchen trends, products, and design details.


  • Specialties include designing kitchens and baths
  • Second-generation kitchen designer running​ the family business


Nicolette Patton is a former writer for The Spruce, where she wrote on kitchen and bath design topics for more than a year. She has more than 20 years experience designing kitchens, bathrooms and whole homes. Her work and advice have been featured in local and national publications and websites. She has designed kitchens in small studios, modest family homes, large estates, and community kitchens.

As a second generation kitchen specialist, Patton was born with a passion for design. Her objective when designing a space is to turn ordinary into extraordinary with innovative space planning and design details that emphasize intention, maximum functionality, and organization.  

As a kitchen blogger, she shares important thoughts and tips to help you stay informed on the latest trends, functional design solutions, and the best products available.


Patton attained a B.S. in Design with an emphasis on Interior Architecture from the University of California, Davis.

She was recognized as a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) through the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

Expertise: Interior design
Education: University of California, Davis
Location: Arcata California

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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