Designer Spotlight – Tina Watson – Cincinnati, OH

Tina is the kitchen and bath designer for MBS Cincinnati. She began her career as a kitchen and bath designer in February 1998, joining the MBS team in May 2013. Throughout her years as a designer, she has worked on various projects including: kitchens, baths, entertainment centers, mudrooms, lockers, bars, laundry rooms, craft rooms, and office spaces.

Tina is a very knowledgeable designer who listens to the needs and wants of her clients, while providing honest guidance and educated options. Striving to create a space that is unique, she thrives on being detail oriented and focused on quality of service. Her work has been featured in Home Trends Magazine.

Just as home design is a portrait of the tastes and preferential styles of the homeowner, each professionally designed project reflects the inspirations and talents of its creator.

Each designer brings to the table ideas inspired by his or her experiences and training. Tried and true industry standards help lay the groundwork, while a designer brings in fresh, new ideas and combines them with the homeowners’ needs and budget to create a unique, exciting design.

As part of our Designer Spotlights, we asked Tina a few questions about her favorite things and what inspires her.

What’s your favorite restaurant?

Red Lobster

What’s your favorite food?

Crab legs

Is you were stuck on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be?

  1. Family

  2. Matches

  3. Blankets

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere with a beach.

Where is the best beach location you have been to?

South Padre Island, TX

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?


That sounds heavenly! What are some of the things you would like to do in Hawaii if you ever had the opportunity to go?

Sunbathing, Luau’s, and deep sea diving.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Right now its kickball, but I also love camping and canoeing.

What inspires your designs?

The thought of making people happy!

In your experience, what you do enjoy most about working with customers?

I like to listen to them to see what they want in their kitchen and their ideas, then doing what I can to work all of that into their space.  I also try to give options they may not have thought of, but makes their space work better.

What makes a good relationship between the designer and homeowner?

Communication….listening, quick and accurate responses. Honesty – try to be as upfront as possible….things happen (damaged cabinet, etc.) try to prepare your homeowner for that.

What’s your design style?


What are some of the elements of a traditional kitchen that you love?

I like balance, love medium cherry, raised panel full overlay, 5 piece drawer, simple cove crown.


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