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"I have worked with HALE Design over the last 10 years and have had an amazing result every time. Hale worked with me on a 5000 square foot townhouse in NJ and the results were spectacular. She is as good at listening as making great suggestions. Her color expertise is right on when choosing wall paints as well as selecting fabrics and wallpapers to finish the job. Her workmen were reliable and professional. Her willingness to do any job... large or small.... including accessorizing really helps to make the job complete. She is honest , hardworking, and so motivated to create the environment you want. She is reasonable and clear about her fees. She has wonderful resources in all arenas. I recommend her highly!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Patti Lehrhoff

We turned to Hale right after we purchased our house and decided we needed to do a full gut renovation. We lived in Hoboken at the time, which was 40 minutes way from our new house and had just had our second child. From the start Hale guided us and helped us envision our new house with CAD drawings, sketches and tons of samples. She helped us decide where to widen doors, knock down walls and where to place furniture. She was amazing at designing and picking out our kitchen cabinets, stone and appliances. The paint colors she suggested were perfect and the final product was amazing. We loved her so much, four years later we are having her back to help update the children’s rooms!

                                                                                            Nora Long

"When my husband and I first started thinking about remodeling our kitchen and dining room it was a tense time. Who to get? Where do we start? Who can we trust? 

Then we got Grand Looks Construction and Hale Design's number. When Billy and Hale came in and sat with us and listened to the ideas we had in mind and we listened to all their suggestions we just knew this is who we get, this is where we start and we can definitely trust them. At the end of the remodeling I love my new open concept kitchen and dining room. You won’t regret a single moment."

                                                                                             Steven Charles and Jean Marie


"I highly recommend Hale Design and Grand Looks Construction for any design/construction work you may need. Both provide professional service with clean, precise results. We started our whole house make-over in April and by August we moved into our totally renovated space and have been very happy with the results."  

                                                                             Ingrid Patois - Weichert Realtors                                                              

"Hale Design planned the complete transformation of our house.  Every room was designed was special care to detail and quality of materials.  Hale worked seamlessly with our contractor and we could not be more pleased with the outcome."

                                                                              Very satisfied, Mountainside NJ

"I Love HALE design. She has done numerous amounts of jobs for me. From landscaping, exterior work , interior design even designed my work office.
There’s really nothing that she can’t handle. She has vison from the big picture down to the smallest details. Happy to be a repeat customer."

                                                                                             Norin Radd                                                                                                                                                                                         

"I was lucky enough to be recommended to work with Hale, owner of Hale Design, to remodel a bathroom.  She was very efficient with her communication which gave me a sense of peace knowing she was not only on it, but on point from the get-go.  She listened to my desires and inspiration and offered great design ideas to incorporate into the project. She is very detail oriented, has a good eye for things all while understanding the process very well.  She keeps things on schedule and delivers exactly what she says she will. I highly recommend Hale and look forward to working with her again!"

                                                                                           Clare C.

"Every project I embark upon, I first ask Hale what she thinks. Back in January, I was thinking about opening an acupuncture practice, and other than my husband, the second person I knew I needed to show was Hale to see if it was a good space.  She helped me with design options, and then of course she brought in her husband from Grand Looks Construction. She was smart, strategic, and very knowledgeable  in her design suggestions.  Unfortunately, the space did not work out, but she helped me create an even better plan.  She helped me re-vamp my current space and exceeded my expectations. She saved me so much money and time.  My new remodeled space is professional, elegant and so special.  It represents my style, my personality and everything I want to offer my patients which beautiful and relaxing environment. Another project nailed!!!! Now I just need her to do my KITCHEN!!!"

                                                                                 Johanna Parisi

"With no time beforehand, we moved into our condominium knowing that a complete renovation of two full bathrooms was an absolute priority.  As luck would have it, our nearest neighbor was just finishing a full house renovation by Grand Looks Construction and invited us inside to take a look.  That proved to be our good fortune!

Initially we engaged Hale Design to do the layout and choose the elements of both bathrooms. We were most excited about this aspect of the project – she did wonderful designs maximizing our limited space while recommending excellent vendors and guiding our choices. As time was critical, we quickly moved to hire Billy to perform the actual work.  All told, we couldn't be more pleased with the efficient, neat, thorough, reliable and professional job that Billy and his staff did.  Along the way they dealt with several very unexpected challenges which they handled exceptionally well.  In the end, we had two terrific new bathrooms!

Both Hale Design and grand Looks Construction were a pleasure to deal with and we would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone searching for a truly customized home remodeling experience."                                                                                                                                                                                                              Janette & Joe Marootian


"I had driven past Hale’s showroom multiple times and finally decided to stop in. I was immediately impressed with its beauty and craftsmanship. We scheduled an appointment to meet and I knew it was meant to be.  While my needs were relatively modest, Hale listened to what I was looking to accomplish and came back to me with wonderful ideas for my kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and flooring. What I appreciate most about Hale is her integrity - that she is professional, honest and straight forward.  The added bonus is Billy/Grand Looks Construction.  He makes it all happen and his work is excellent.  He always returns calls, and has wonderful follow through. Together, Hale and Billy are a dynamic duo!  I feel very lucky to know them and I look forward to working with them in the future."                                                                                          

                                                                                            Susan S.

"Hale is a consummate professional with incredible attention to detail.  She listened to my needs and desires, and then applied her design knowledge and expertise to give me options which she incorporated. As a result, I have the kitchen of my dreams.  It is beautiful and functional.  Our kitchen project was scheduled and completed on time providing the least amount of inconvenience for my family.  I could not be happier, and highly recommend Hale Design.”  

                                                                                                                Alison C.

"Hale was wonderful to work with. She's both knowledgeable and easy to work with."

                                                                                           Paul Murray

"My wife and I have done multiple projects with Grand Looks Construction. If you are looking for a professional team to help tackle any project and do it right the first time- look no further! Billy and Hale are really an incredible team. They are so professional, helpful, and easy to communicate with. Their goal is simple- client satisfaction. Whether you know exactly what you want or only have a very rough idea- they will hold your hand and guide you through the process. I cannot recommend them highly enough and I would never look anywhere else for my construction or design needs. Thank you both!!    


                                                                                      David and Brigitte K.


"Hale Oncul is a consummate professional kitchen and cabinet designer whose knowledge of her product lines, attention to detail and architectural background is evident from the first time you meet her.  Her showroom in Fairfield, NJ is beautifully laid out and very inviting.  Hale understands her client’s needs and timetable and works to create an ambiance that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and pocketbook.  The end product exceeds expectations. 


Here’s my summary on Hale.  If you need a new kitchen or bathroom renovation and you want it done right, there’s really only one choice.  Hale Design.  PERIOD."



"During our recent bath remodel I worked with Hale in choosing tile. After visiting a "warehouse" I turned to Hale with my head spinning and she literally escorted me through a well established tile provider where she and I rec'd personal service, saw some fabulous displays and I was able to get all the tile and supplies I needed. One of the best decisions I made."                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Joan B.

Hale Design accomplished the impossible!   She made my dream kitchen happen and not only that, she made it happen (safely!)  Nothing can stop Hale from getting things done.   She has impeccable taste and special talent to devise designs that are not only attractive but super functional.  She is very detailed and never lets anything slide.  She guided me every step of the way in transforming my 22-year-old kitchen into a high end, contemporary kitchen within my budget and timeline.   Coupled with Billy from Grand Looks Construction, my kitchen came together beautifully with no detail missed.   Hale added features like pull out spice drawers and cabinet accessories that made all my cabinets so much more usable!  She even designed custom roll out shelves for my pantry which dramatically increased the usability of this space.   I am thrilled with my new kitchen!  I highly recommend Hale and hope to find another project to work on with her again soon!

Allie S.


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