About

The kitchen is often the most important room in your home. Liz of Signature Kitchens can create the perfect atmosphere – from preparing family dinners and making cookies with the kids, to entertaining friends and enjoying your midnight snack. From remodeling to new construction, Signature Kitchens will bring a fresh approach to each kitchen. Whether you are an architect, builder, tradesperson or individual homeowner, Signature Kitchens can coordinate the entire project.

Liz Firebaugh

Certified Kitchen Designer

Liz Firebaugh, CKD, is the owner of Signature Kitchens in Petoskey, Michigan. She has created over 2,000 custom kitchens, and, in the process, has accumulated a sizable collection of awards and accolades. Significantly, Firebaugh earned the Pinnacle of Design award, the National Kitchen & Bath Associations highest industry honor. The Pinnacle of Design places Liz Firebaugh at the forefront of nationality recognized designers. Her joy in the design process, her appreciation for her clients, and her love of cooking all provided the impetus for her book, Design with Taste. Liz lives in northern Michigan with her husband Jim and daughter Taylor.

Jennifer Page

Left Hand

Jennifer Page, CKD, started her kitchen design career in 1993, spending over half of those years working with Liz Firebaugh. As a Certified Kitchen Designer, Jennifer combines the technical aspects of design with the creative. Her role encompasses design support and collaboration to “make designs that work,” she explains. “I enjoy starting with a concept, integrating functionality and creativity, and watching designs come to life. Often, we create custom features that challenge us to be even more innovative.” What does she like most about her career choice? “It’s creative and fun, and every job, every client is different, adding variety to each project.”

Amy Dixon

Right Hand

Master draftsperson Amy Dixon has worked in the kitchen and bath industry for nearly 30 years, with almost all alongside Liz Firebaugh. A northern Michigan native, Amy’s role at Signature Kitchens involves ensuring that individual design concepts work perfectly for the builder. From creating meticulous plans to overseeing installation, Amy’s role is crucial to the finished project. “I love the reputation we’ve built and the quality spaces we design,” she expresses. “My job is most rewarding when a client returns for another project or refers us to a friend...it is reassuring to know our work is appreciated.”

Showroom

Visit the Signature Kitchens showroom and discover how a great kitchen comes together. Cabinetry, tiles, stone, granite, fixtures, and decorative details form the substance and the style of a Signature design. For the kitchen that works, and works beautifully.

Excellence: Awards and Publications

Publications

2011 – PRESENT

Great Lakes by Design, 2017

Northern Home & Cottage, April 2016

Michigan Home and LifestyleSpring 2016

Northern Home & Cottage, February 2016

HomeLife Magazine, October/November 2015

RESIDE Magazine, Summer 2015

Michigan Home and Lifestyle, Summer 2015

Kitchen and Bath Design NewsMarch 2015

Better Homes and Gardens — Kitchen + Bath Ideas, Spring 2014

Cabin Life Magazine, May 2014

Better Homes and Gardens — Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Spring/Summer 2012

Hour Detroit Magazine, March 2012

HomeLife, January 2012

Northern Home & Cottage, October/November 2011

Michigan BLUE, Winter 2011

HomeLife, May 2011

2000 – 2010

Michigan Home and Lifestyle, Summer 2010

Northern Home & Cottage, October/November 2009

Michigan Home Resource Guide, Winter 2009

HomeLife, Spring 2009

Michigan Home Resource Guide, Spring 2009

Midwest Living, July/August 2008

Featured National Kitchen & Bath Association show kitchen designer
HomeLife, 
November/December 2007

Midwest Living, July/August 2007

Featured National Kitchen & Bath Association show kitchen designer
Cabin Life, 
March 2007

Northern Home & Cottage, January 2007

Kitchen Style & Storage, 2006

Midwest Living, July/August 2006

Featured National Kitchen & Bath Association show kitchen designer
Profiles, 
Winter 2005

Profiles, Cover Story, Spring 2005

Midwest Living, March/April 2005

Women’s Day Kitchen and Bath, April/May 2005

Midwest Living, March/April 2004

Log Homes Illustrated, March 2004

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas, November/December 2003

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas, July/August 2003

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas, May/June 2003

Women’s Day Kitchen and Bath, Winter 2003

Log Home Design Ideas, March 2002

Traverse Magazine, November 2001

Log Homes Illustrated, September 2001

Log Home Design Ideas, March 2001 Cover Photograph

American Home Style Kitchen and Bath Custom Planner, Spring 2000

1989 – 1999

American Home Style Kitchen and Bath Custom Planner, Winter 1999

Log Home Living, August 1999

Better Homes and Gardens Remodeling Ideas for Your Home, Fall 1999

Women’s Day Kitchen and Bath, Summer 1997

Women’s Day Kitchen and Bath, July 1996

Traverse Magazine, April 1995

American Home Style Kitchen and Bath Custom Planner, Winter 1995

American Home Style Kitchen and Bath Custom Planner, Fall 1994

American Home Style Magazine, October 1994

Women’s Day Home Improvement Ideas, Spring 1991

Kitchen and Bath Concepts, January 1991

Kitchens by Professional Designers Book III, 1991

House Beautiful’s Kitchen and Bath, Fall 1990

Kitchen and Bath Business, 1989 Cover Photograph

Awards and Accolades

2012 – PRESENT

2017 Detroit Home Design Awards 3rd Place Kitchen Design
View full publication, Signature Kitchens Award is on page 89

2016 Detroit Home Design Awards 1st Place Kitchen Design
View full publication, Signature Kitchens Award is on page 68

2014 Detroit Home Design Awards 3rd Place Best Kitchen Design

2013 Detroit Home Design Awards 1st Place Kitchen Design

2012 Detroit Home Design Awards 3rd Place Kitchen Design

1997 – 2005

2005 National Kitchen and Bath Association Pinnacle of Design Award received in Las Vegas, May 2005

2001 National Kitchen and Bath Association Honorable Mention, Large Kitchen Category

1999 National Kitchen and Bath Association 3rd Place Category D, Large Residential Kitchen

1998 Heritage Designer Training Symposium

1998 National Kitchen and Bath Association 2nd Place Category D, Large Residential Kitchen

1997-1998 Decora Achievement Award

1989 – 1996

1996 Dutch Made Training School

1995 Presidents Award for Outstanding Sales for Wm. Ohs Cabinetry

1994 National Kitchen and Bath Association Honorable Mention Residential Kitchen

1991 Thermador/Radio Distributing Company 1st place Kitchen Design Contest

1990 National Kitchen and Bath Association 1st place Residential Kitchen

1990 Kasmar Publications, Inc. Design Award

1990 National Kitchen and Bath Association Honorable Mention Residential Kitchen

1989 National Kitchen and Bath Association Honorable Mention Residential Kitchen

1989 National Kitchen and Bath Association 2nd Place Category G, Cabinetry in Other Rooms