We had the very best experience utilizing 929 Design, Inc. Monica was outstanding to work with, was very decisive and kept the project on track. Her attention to detail was beyond compare. She was always one step ahead of the implementation and kept us informed of every detail. She was very hands-on and completely engaged in the process, from the initial design (which she nailed) to the completion of the project. To top it off, Monica was delightful to work with, always positive and full of energy! We would highly recommend Monica and 929 Design for your next project!

Tracy McDowell-Wiskus

Monica thought of everything when it came to the remodel of my bathroom. The house was built in 1900 and the addition of the bathroom, kitchen, master bedroom etc was in 1970 ish. The bathroom was big to begin with, but it was not as functional as I would like. I had lofty ideas, but I am on a very strict budget and she definitely kept me in check. The main goals were to have two sinks, insert a wall at the end of the bathtub so it could be enclosed, to have modern things like drywall, paint, tile floor, electrical and lighting updated. With the right contractor, she was even able to get me my goal of a pocket door, so that when you are in the tub, you don't feel closed in. I couldn't have done this without Monica, she hit the ground running during our initial consultation and we ended up picking out tile and other necessities that day!!!!! She's made great decisions for me, especially when I didn't have strong feeling on certain fixtures.
I'm so in love with my new bathroom and I can't wait to have friends and family over to experience what she has done.

Katie Ford

Project | Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999

I did an office remodel over the winter and worked with 929 Design. Monica had an amazing built in made and installed with all the extras like a printer cubby. She then picked out the perfect desk that hide all of the wires. Almost makes me want to work longer days! Could not have done any of it with out the expertise Monica had for all the details. She is super easy to work with too.


Desk Project | Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999

Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2017

We had a wonderful experience remodeling our kitchen with 929 Design. From start to finish, Monica helped us define what we wanted, mapped out the changes needed, presented options (and then more options when we made a change to our flooring choice), and set us up with a great contractor since this was one of our first big home projects. We wanted to work with existing upper cabinets that give our old house character, and Monica brought all of that together with new lowers, hardware, gorgeous quartz counters and paint ideas to create a beautiful, unique space for us.

Zoe M

Relationship: Client
Project Date: September 2017

Monica is a fantastic cabinet designer! She offers a vast range of cabinets and counter tops for all budget types. She is great to work with and her customer service is second to none, she is always available to help you! My husband and I were THRILLED with how our entire house turned out, do not hesitate to call her!

Larson Builders, Inc.

I work with Monica professionally and when it was time to do my own kitchen there was no other choice but Monica.... She is collaborative and takes the time to think through each detail... Knowledgeable in many style ascetics and is wonderful at pulling a whole layer of finishes together to make the space... She is detailed on usability/ function, takes the time to learn exactly how you live/ work to make sure the space fits your lifestyle... Her product lines are of quality and many options for price points.... I recommend/ refer her often and will always be the person I call on for myself or my clients....

Alex VonAhsen

Monica is the most amazing person I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She has such a positive energy and was SO helpful. I was to rely on her to help me with cabinet and countertop selections and she went over and above an expectations I had. I called Monica for advice in every area of house planning I had. I am very impressed with Monica and would HIGHLY recommend 929 Design!

Cheri Cole

It has been a pleasure working with Monica and Kayla at 929 Design on my kitchen remodel. After waiting 20 years to renovate the kitchen in my 1930's home, I was nervous about the process and expense. Luckily, a friend recommended Monica and I called for a meeting where we discussed my 'wish list'. Their creative design addressed all of my requests and solved a number of space issues in my small kitchen. Monica and Kayla's professional attitudes, attention to detail and follow-through were much appreciated. I am thrilled to finally have the kitchen of my dreams!

Caroline McCool

My husband and I have collaborated on many projects over the years with Monica/929 Design. She is razor sharp, cutting edge with her designs and uber professional. My husband is a woodworker/contractor and he can dream some really crazy, over the top stuff. Monica can pull it from his brain and lay it down in a design and make it beautiful, practical and functional. Her work is easy to understand, estimate and build from. We have worked with her on everything from new construction to historical renovations. She is top notch at what she does and I look forward to working with her on every project.

Jeanne Matthews

I have a fabulously beautiful kitchen and bath thanks to Monica at 929 Design. Even before we had closed on this house, Monica provided us with a preliminary design and cost quote. This made us feel more comfortable in making the purchase knowing we would be undertaking a major remodel. Monica completely gutted the kitchen and bath, redoing the design to one that fit our needs and looked beautiful. With the exception of one, I was very happy with the subcontractors she had on site. All were conscientious and neat. We had a strict budget and tight deadline, and both were adhered to. The custom cabinets Monica supplied in our kitchen are exceptional. I wanted a place for my specialty tools, and pull outs and drawers for ease of use. I got more than I even knew I needed. Monica was easy to work with and available to me when needed. We could not have been able to undertake this project without Monica.

Mary Dreckman

929 Design helped me design a really awesome bar for my basement. They were super easy to work with and can't wait to work with 929 in the near future!

Brandon Hrubes

My experience with 929 Designs started with a small office kitchenette remodel. I found many kitchen and bath places simply were not interested in the work as e... Keep Reading

Chad Andrews

Monica and Kayla of 929 Design are absolutely wonderful to work with! From the very beginning to the end of a complete remodel of our kitchen and master bath, t... Keep Reading


Monica was great to work with in all aspects of the process. She took our ideas and made them into a reality, while staying within our budget. She knows the bus... Keep Reading

Ethan Gufca

I am the owner of First Construction Company, building new construction homes. It is such a pleasure and benefit to partner with 929 Design to offer our custom... Keep Reading

First Construction

929 Design couldn't of been more helpful to me as we built our new home this past year. Looking back, there were so many decisions to make and Monica and her s... Keep Reading


Hands down, Monica and the team at 929 Design are the complete deal and the best in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids corridor. Monica's design, work, and professiona... Keep reading


Relationship: Client
Project Date: November 2016

Monica is the most amazing person I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She has such a positive energy and was SO helpful. I was to rely on her to help me with cabinet and countertop selections and she went over and above an expectations I had. I called Monica for advice in every area of house planning I had. I am very impressed with Monica and would HIGHLY recommend 929 Design!

Cheri C

Relationship: Client
Project Date: November 2017

When we met with our builder to design our home, we were initially directed to a local kitchen and bath company to create a plan for our kitchen. After several frustrating meetings of being told why our budget, or ideas, had limitations, a friend suggested we reach out to Monica at 929 Design Inc. We had a little more than a week to finalize our plans so the builder could stay on track.

Monica was able to meet with us immediately. She asked so many questions that I didn't realize were important but absolutely impacted the function of our kitchen. She was really able to get a feel for how our family lives in our kitchen and created a PERFECT plan for us. She also tackled all of the bathrooms, the basement bar, and our laundry room. Within days, she had detailed 3D renderings and a proposal.

Not only did Monica give us everything we wanted (including an amazing hidden pantry, pull out drawers, garbage drawers, and a baking area) but she also gave us better finishes for less money than the original company. For the same price, she was able to give us better cabinets throughout, better quartz in the kitchen, quartz (vs cultured marble) in the master bath, quartz (vs laminate) for the bar, a laundry room counter and cabinets which were missing in the initial plan, and granite in the powder bath instead of cultured marble.

Aside from providing much better value, Monica was amazing to work with. She has great style and was always willing to lend her advice about other elements in the room. She is quick to respond to messages and was always ahead of us when any small issues came up. Monica is detail oriented and a fantastic problem solver. She seemed to thrive when having to think outside of the box.

We are forever grateful to our friends who recommended Monica. I would use her again in a heartbeat for any other project and will sing her praises to anyone who will listen. :)

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