When it comes to design, Shawn McCune’s creativity stretches outside of the box. “I like people being open to change,” says Shawn, founder and owner of Kitchen Design Gallery in Lenexa. “The way we live our lives occasionally needs to be updated.” Shawn is a certified kitchen designer who also has more than 30 years of experience in construction and remodeling, proving his design talents extend beyond the kitchen. Some other spaces he has a design knack for include master suites, bathrooms, hearth rooms, entertainment spaces, laundry rooms and closets.
With each project, Shawn does something different, keeping in mind universal design and the way each family lives. “From a functional theory, I try to design to people’s natural habits because they tend to take the path of least resistance,” he says. His innovative design talent has won him numerous awards from around the Kansas City area and beyond, including recognition from NARI, NKBA, Sub-Zero Wolf, The Kansas City Star, and Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazines. He and his showroom also were featured in Kitchen & Bath Design News in August 2006, after winning 1st place in the 2006 NKBA Design Competion in the Showroom Category.
Shawn’s fusion of logic and creativity is evident as he continually comes up with original and innovative solutions for every detail in the spaces he designs. “It has to be more than just another project,” he says. “It’s the latest work of art.”