I do residential and kitchen design and space planning, including design for Living in Place™ and special needs.

If you're planning to remodel, add on, or build, instead of just adding square footage or replacing cabinets — make your home work better! A good layout can make your home a pleasure to live in
and your kitchen a pleasure to cook in, improve and direct traffic patterns, encourage social interaction — and give you more real value.

I studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and taught Photoshop and computer graphics at college level for over 15 years. My passion for optimal workflow, ergonomics, and comfortable, beautiful living spaces, — and meeting your individual needs and desires — drives my design work.

— Ellene Newman


• Challenging spaces

• Kosher kitchens

• Ergonomic design

• Living in Place™, Special needs

• Creative solutions for all homes from cottage to castle

Professional Affiliations


Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2018

I am absolutely thrilled with my kitchen plan! Being that we have a large family we needed enough space for extra storage and for stocking up. Design 613 took care of that albeit fulfilling our reque... Read More

Yaakov Rappaport
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2017

Eileen is Patient, Professional and Reasonable. We could not have done our renovations without her. Design 613 is the way to go!!!!! Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2017

Ellene designed my kitchen to be practical, efficient and aesthetically pleasing as well. I love working in it an even like cleaning it up. She was a pleasure to work with and was always available to ... Read More

Menachem Miller
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2016

We were very impressed with Design 613. Ellene took great care in understanding our specific needs/goals when designing our kitchen. She transformed her initial design into a 3D virtual tour of our ki... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2017

Ellene at Design 613 did a great job designing the layout for our basement. She was able to include all the components that were important for us to have in that space. She also reconfigured a huge ma... Read More

Goldy Atlas
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Mrs. Newman. She was so easy to work with, had excellent innovative ideas, was very informative, and gave us everything in a very clear Sketchup file so ... Read More

Debra Friedman
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2016

We consulted with several kitchen designers over a few years but no one was able to make the best use of our space in order to provide us with all the features we wanted. Then we heard about Ellene a... Read More

M. A.
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2016

I had a very positive experience working with Ellene Newman as she designed my new kitchen. In addition to her innate talent, Ellene was great to work with. She was pleasant, patient, and proficient! ... Read More

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