CED+B Receives Best Of Houzz 2014, 2015 & 2016 Design & Service Award

[Sacramento, CA], January 22, 2015 – Creative Eye Design-Build has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Creative Eye Design-Build was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014, 2015 and 2016” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Creative Eye Design-Build among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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DIY/HGTV House Crashers and Bath Crashers

The DIY/HGTV Network turns to Susan Vannatter Prang as the guest designer on several episodes of House Crashers and Bath Crashers. Some of the episodes currently airing are:


Mid Century Modern – due to air early 2013

Age Old Modern Kitchen

Fiery Red and Black Bathroom – voted Top 10 bathroom designs of 2012!

Modern Kitchen Blow-Up

Sophisticated Asian Living Room

Winemaker’s Dream Kitchen

Future episodes are in the design phase or in the process of being filmed. A Mid-Century Modern Makeover coming soon!


House Crashers and Bath Crashers is ambush renovation at its best. Host Josh Temple stalks a big-box home improvement store looking for unsuspecting weekend warriors, then follows them home with a large crew of experts in tow. Watch as stunned homeowners who journeyed into the store to fix a simple leaky faucet end up winning the remodeling lottery with dramatic, eye-popping room transformations.

Manzanita Mid Century Modern

“I’d been thinking about remodeling my 50’s Streng Bros. home for ten years. Being a single woman and having previously experienced disappointment with contractors, I was a little “gun shy” of hiring someone. I had ideas of what I wanted, went to the home shows, collected the magazine pictures, but still I procrastinated.

“I found Susan, and as soon as I met her I could tell she was ‘the one’ for my job. Susan strove to understand and share my vision, added her expert opinions, and brought in the best contractors. She lifted all the stress of hiring, coordination and problem resolution off of me and made it look easy! Susan kept in touch, was on time, and there in a flash when needed. Now that my beautiful kitchen is complete (on-time and within budget), I miss her. I recommend Susan to anyone looking for an insightful, creative, and accomplished designer-contractor who makes it happen!”

Capitol Park Penthouses

“We have had the pleasure of working with Susan Prang from our So Cal office on two long-distance projects which she was able to design and furnish without us ever meeting. She was prompt with her recommendations, her designs were current and beautiful while staying within budget, and she has responded to any needed revisions with prompt and friendly service. We would highly recommend her services for a variety of projects, and will use her again in the future.”

Vista Del Monte Remodel

“Our family had the most wonderful experience working with Susan Prang and Creative Eye Design + Build on our kitchen remodel. All of the various crew members were exceedingly polite and great with the kids. We really felt they went above and beyond to make sure the process was as easy on our family as possible – down to setting up a working kitchen for us in our garage so that we could cook all our meals (this was key since our kids have food allergies).

“We had been warned how awful the remodel process was by several friends who used different companies and so we prepared ourselves for the worst. We can honestly say that we never experienced any trouble and found the process to be very easy! Thanks to Susan for her incredible management of the remodel and her crew for the beautiful work they did! We absolutely love our new kitchen and can’t wait to use Susan and Creative Eye Design + Build again on our next project!”

Young House

“We have had the pleasure of working with Creative Eye Design-Build on the remodel of our 23 year old home in Placerville, CA. We have been working with Susan Prang on this project since our first meeting in January 2009 and she is a delight. She guided us through the process of selecting everything needed and her help was absolutely necessary for us. Her primary goal is that her clients are happy and she works very hard to make sure that happens. Susan provides us with weekly and sometimes daily updates as to what we should expect. Susan’s choice of sub contractors is wonderful. Each and every one of them did a great job. They were always here when scheduled and some of them assisted us in ways above and beyond. She has a great team that she has selected to work with her. If you are considering using Creative Eye Design-Build on your project, we can assure you, she will be an excellent choice!”

2nd Street Historic Craftsman

“The design phase of our major home remodel was very daunting. For months we had tried to manage the design on our own, only to find ourselves hopelessly farther away from our goal at every turn. We finally decided that we needed help; we needed to hire a firm that could walk us through the process using a systematic/proven approach. For us, the most important attributes of a design firm include experience, leadership, slant towards ‘green’ design, openness to ideas, and ‘fun’.

“Susan brought all of these attributes and more to the table; we quickly became partners working closely together towards the same goal. Susan was great about listening to our ideas and coming back to the table with multiple green design options with our ideas in mind. She drove us when we needed direction without being overbearing; in fact, Susan really became the friend who simply knew everything there was to know about remodeling. The end result of our remodel was a complete road map that included every detail .. from the specific tile pattern in our new entry way to the classic sink for our master bath.

“Do yourself a favor and partner with Creative Eye Design-Build for your project.”

River Park House

“When we embarked on our major remodel, both of us were a bit overwhelmed with all of the choices to be made. (We added a second story and nearly 1,700 square feet.) The best advice we got was to work with Susan Prang.

“Susan guided us through every decision, offering us unique and beautiful design choices within our budget. She is creative, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable. The result of her efforts is stunning. Our neighbors stop us to tell us how gorgeous our home is. We hear comments like, ‘best remodel in the neighborhood.’ Every day, when we come home from work, we think about how lucky we feel to live in this lovely space. Thanks to Susan, we are thrilled with the look of our home!”

Cedar Springs House

“I’m writing this recommendation with great satisfaction and appreciation to Creative Eye Design + Build and Susan Prang! My husband and I recently purchased a lovely home with a detached garage. Thanks to Creative Eye Design + Build, we now have an additional study, bathroom, hallway and deck that attaches the garage to the main house. We couldn’t be happier!

“In our initial research, we chose to work with Susan because she had so much knowledge and experience with Green Design. We are very interested in minimizing our carbon footprint and using energy more efficiently. Her vast experience with green residential and commercial properties is impressive.

“Susan met with us countless times at our home to dream with us, discuss our needs, wants, and talk about the possibilities. We are impressed by her friendly and professional manner, and her eye for design. She provided us with a very detailed budget which itemized every tiny detail, right down to the toilet paper holder in the bathroom. She is always timely in responding to inquiries, and even emailed us digital photos of the entire project from start to finish. I can’t say enough about the quality of the craftsmanship that her subcontractors provided.

“It looks as if this addition was part of the original home. Paint colors continue throughout, similar colored fixtures, locksets, etc. … Susan has an eye for every last detail!

“I strongly urge you to work with Susan Prang and Creative Eye Design + Build if you have the opportunity. We’d be happy to be a reference and speak more about our personal experience if you so desire.”