Russell Nunes

Eby and his crew did an excellent job and the end result was better than we expected. Eby is a through professional, extremely knowledgeable, a great person and went above and beyond what we expected. With his degree in design and his patience to address all our requests the kitchen not only turned out gorgeous but his completely practical and functional. We strongly recommend Lotus Design to anyone who is looking for a no compromise kitchen makeover.

Jennifer Kraus

I can't say enough good things about Lotus Design! His work is top notch! We LOVE our new kitchen and everyone who sees it is has nothing but compliments. He is so easy to get in touch with and so easy to work with. Thank you Lotus!

Margery Ginsberg

I enthusiastically recommend Lotus Design . My experience was positive in every way . I experienced expert advice and quality workmanship . Every detail was attended to .

Sara Huneke

We are so, so pleased with the results of our kitchen remodel—it’s even more beautiful than we hoped it would be! Eby came highly recommended and did not disappoint. He supports you throughout the entire process, listening to your ideas and helping you to understand how they would translate in your space. Every aspect of working with Eby was enjoyable, as he is an honest, kind, hardworking, trustworthy, and talented designer, builder, and artist. Five stars!

James Angel

Eby is a talented artist far beyond the realm of cabinetry. He has an expert eye for design and detail in every project he undertakes and is able to paint his vision with words before implementing it. He is easy going, a pleasure to work with and is by far the most creative contractor we know. He always exceeds expectations. Our recommendation for him is without hesitation and “off the charts”. The projects he has undertaken for us include:

  • Building “cat quarters” in the basement for our feral cat colony, complete with amazing faux painted walls, and a miniature, cat-sized staircase leading to an outside contained enclosure. As my veterinarian said: “it is a work of art worthy of ‘Cat Fancy’ magazine”. We agree!!
  • Painting our living room walls to look like old stone. The shading is lovely and so realistic. The eyes of many people who have come to the house go automatically there. They are compelled to run their hands over it to convince themselves it is NOT actual stone.
  • Venetian plastering of our family room and downstairs hallway. For the upstairs contiguous hallway, Eby painted it with a technique that seamlessly blended with and was not distinguishable from the Venetian plaster of the adjoining walls.
  • Painting of our dining room such that it looks like wall paper. Use of metallic paint adds makes light appear to dance on the walls.

Michael Huneke

Working with Eby was a fantastic experience. This was our first major project in our house, and Eby was patient, knowledgeable and performed above and beyond our expectations. Very high quality work. I would recommend his work without hesitation.

Jonathan Ginsberg

Rarely, you run across a person with a mastery of their craft. Rarer still you find that master who has a selfless approach to their work. Eby is that guy. Honest, humble, thoughtful and kind.
A consummate craftsman with a keen eye for style and function.
He surpassed our greatest expectations. He delivered that "wow factor" so that everyone seeing our kitchen for the first time exclaims at its beauty.
He earned every one of these rave reviews.

Life Beautiful

Lotus Design has transformed my old, plain kitchen into a beautiful, modern kitchen. I now have birch wood cabinets with a roll-out shelf for pots and pans, and roll-out garbage and recycling bins in the sink cabinet. All doors close silently and have four shelves each, with a choice of where to place the shelves - that's very handy! Cabinets and drawers are solidly made. The birch is so beautiful that I don’t want to put a protective layer on the shelves. The outside is very sleek and modern looking. I had one ceiling light, which didn’t provide enough light for cooking in the evening. Eby, the owner, suggested undercabinet lighting and recess lights. I now have a bright kitchen when I cook, and subdued, calming undercabinet lighting for late evenings. Eby gave me advice along the way: on the wall paint color, more modern sink, and on appliances – based on his knowledge of how things come together. He didn't push any products or solutions, he listened patiently and guided my design choices. Eby renovated my kitchen at a very reasonable cost. His crew always arrived at agreed time and cleaned after themselves every day. I am loving my kitchen and spend every evening there just enjoying the smart look.

Joanna Schmeissner

I read the reviews and hired Lotus Design to manage my kitchen remodel. The reviews were right: Mr. Eby is an amazing contractor, the best. He shines in many ways, but I will emphasize three things about his work that impressed me.

  • Mr. Eby’s goal is to achieve top quality., And he delivers . . . quality design, quality material, quality workmanship.
  • I was particularly impressed, however, by his truly amazing eye for color. An accomplished artist, he could see the underlying brown in quartz slabs that looked white to me or the undesirable yellow in blue backsplash tile. His color knowledge kept me from making numerous mistakes in my choices.
  • Finally, if Mr. Eby is your contractor, he engages fully with your goals and concerns. He did not fob me off to rush to other clients; he was on time and on budget. He brings great integrity to his relationship with a client, is extremely patient, generous with his time, and a good listener. In short, I felt very fortunate to have Lotus Design under Mr. Eby’s leadership remodel my kitchen.

Shinyoung Sohn

Eby transformed our 25 years old kitchen cabinets to look much more modern and brighter than before.
His artistic sense and detailed engineering skills produced quality results in our kitchen.
All the materials (paints, door knobs, cabinet doors) used were quality items and work was finished on time including other extra help he gave us.
The work area was covered to retain & minimize the dust adequately and kitchen was usable at the end of each day.
He is a reliable, flexible, honest, skilled and very intelligent contractor.
We are very pleased with his work and it was a pleasant experience to work with him.

Alexander Shiel

Eby was very professional, polite and extremely knowledgeable. We were working with a tight space for our new first floor laundry room and he maximized our storage capabilities, while installing high quality cabinets and a beautiful butcher block counter. I've already had a friend ask for his contact info for a project at their new house. Would highly recommend Eby and Lotus Design.

Sreekanth Kunhikrishnan

Eby is a master craftsman with excellent design ideas, a great color sense, a perfectionist and extremely patient with his clients' requests. He truly transformed our kitchen and powder room bringing in a wow factor that we appreciate and enjoy every day.

Jason Wang

Eby is an excellent contractor and an artist for our living room upgrade/remodel. He provides wonderful ideas to design and pays attention to details when he dose the work. He is always hands-on in the project although he has other workers at the job. He not only does the regular contractor work but also provide artistic works to make the room stand out. We are really happy about his job and highly recommend him for other home improvement jobs.


Ebby recently refinished our kitchen cabinets and built us a custom island!! He was friendly, patient, professional and detailed. The end result looks FANTASTIC! He also went above and beyond in advising us on other aspects of our kitchen remodel that benefited from his expertise! He is knowledgeable and was always available to us for questions/suggestions - we would HIGHLY recommend him! Thanks Ebby, for your beautiful work, our amazing new island and all of your guidance!

Cecilia Lo

Eby does outstanding work. He is punctual for appointments (rare for contractors), does the work he promised and in the time frame he promised. He uses good material and does not skimp on products. The workmanship is also high quality and his men are careful around the property, cleaning as they go. We had the entire house interior painted (wall and ceiling), deck power washed and treated, regrouting and recaulking of our master shower, had repair done on a toilet tank that was leaking, had rotting wood replaced in our front balcony and chimney, had repair done on our wooden fencing, and replaced carpet on a set of stairs. All of this was done in a period of about two to three weeks and I could not be happier with the outcome. I highly recommend him for any job small or large. (This first time I hired Eby was about two years ago for a very small job and how he handled that job showed me he is honest and does quality work. Hence, I called him when I needed this much bigger job done).
This is a update (August 2019) - Eby just replaced the deck in our house, which was constructed of cheap pressure treated lumber that the builder had put in. Due to the strong sunlight and extreme heat, despite having coated the deck nearly every year, it suffered many cracks and was splintering to the point of being unsafe to walk on. I asked Eby to replace the deck and we could not be happier with the result! (see posted photos). Eby first did a tremendous amount of research on what material to use without prompting by me, and thoroughly researched different alternatives to finally recommend a special hard wood. This hardwood is durable for decades and require minimum maintenance. It also can withstand the strong Southern exposure and extreme heat of our region. The outcome is just amazing - Eby coated it with a natural oil to protect the wood, allowing the natural beauty of the wood to speak for itself! The finish product is just amazing. Much better than I could have imagined.

David & Christine Estrem

We were so pleased with Eby and his crew of workers! Not only did he do a great job on our remodel, but he treated our home like his home. He always cleaned up after the day was done, was super considerate of my children, was willing to help with whatever else needed to be done, etc. Our remodel was a little deceiving (plaster walls instead of drywall!), yet he was patient with the work! In the end we couldn't be happier and highly recommend this company! He deserves a 5 star, but I want to make sure this review stays up!


My fiancé and I were looking around for someone to take over some of the repairs I was doing to our home myself I’m working extreme hours and I was not getting work done quickly enough to please my little love so we started looking around for someone to get things moving after the ordeal of trying to find someone to do the work and do it with my caliber of workmanship as I work on million dollar motor homes and RV’s check our reviews at RV Service LLC of Strasburg Virginia I expect no less of anyone working for me we found that this company fitted our needs the work was done in a timely manor and looks as good as I would have gotten it done I give them them this good review in hopes that it helps others who want high quality workmanship and to save there relationship
thanks Catholin & David

Paulette Tievy

All I knew at the beginning was that my kitchen needed a remake. I first interviewed a company that proposed tearing the entire kitchen out and starting from scratch. Appealing, but costly is an understatement. So I thought I would research refacing and that's when I called Eby. He quickly educated my husband and I about the difference between refacing and resurfacing. He had a low key approach and a willingness to listen. I appreciated his guidance when my less than stellar design skills conflicted with a cohesive look. I got to know Eby during this project and found out that he is a brilliant artist as well as kitchen designer. He shared some of his paintings with me, and they were fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend him both on pricing and follow through.

avrum ashery

We recently contracted with Lotus Design, Eby Mohaved, to replace our old kitchen cabinet doors and drawers. The artistic advice we received was much more than we expected and the craftmanship is of the highest quality. The estimate of time and cost was exactly accurate, as stated, which included painting the walls, adding molding to the bottom of each cabinet and wherever, needed and providing new hardware.
Eby and his crew came on time each day, protected anything that would be affected by their work and left the house clean and functioning after they left. He is courteous, helpful and diligent in all aspects of his work. We would highly recommend this company to anyone considering having work done in their kitchen or bathroom.

Joanna Makris

We worked with Lotus Design on a substantial kitchen remodeling and re-facing project. Prior to hiring Lotus, we interviewed everyone—from cabinet re-facing “specialists,” to general contractors – even Home Depot. We learned many things in our due diligence process. 1) Most companies largely offer only offer cookie-cutter solutions with limited design and color options; and 2) quality varies widely, from simply gluing on wood strips to very low grade cabinetry options.
Eby Movahed, who spearheaded and managed our project, pointed out the differences in his approach relative to competitors, and we continued to be impressed with the quality of his work. The end result is a custom kitchen, designed exactly to our specifications, at a lower cost relative to both a general contractor and/or a cabinet specialist. Moreover, Eby was on-site every day, actively involved in the management and day-to-day operations, ensuring that we could make decisions quickly as needed. His staff are equally skilled, honest, and hard working.
One unique aspect of our project was that we made some significant changes to our kitchen design. These changes involved a substantial amount of custom cabinet re-design and labor. Eby was mindful of keeping our costs down and never pressured us in any decision. Moreover, Eby brings a tremendous amount of design experience, and an extensive expertise in materials and color.
Bottom line, Lotus Design is a firm with honesty and integrity. We cannot recommend them highly enough for any project.

Michael Molle

Eby is not only a skilled professional but is an artist with a great sense of color and vision. He is a gentleman and has been a pleasure to work with going above and beyond in patience, care and very thoughtful consultation before and during construction. He transformed our kitchen with an expansion including addition of a large and beautiful custom-made island, new bank of cabinets, 2nd pantry and french door that opens to our family room. He brought our master bathroom out of 1970s to a magazine worthy spa-like retreat. He was also creative in turning our laundry room from a depressing to a cheerful room. Eby is an honest man and cost-conscious spending on highest value items and conserving and restoring items when it makes sense. We enjoyed working with him and give him the highest recommendation!

Jayne Holt

We just recently had Eby and his crew refinish our 17 year old cabinets and they are gorgeous! His price was very reasonable and I liked the fact that he tells you how much it will be and sticks to that. I'm puzzled by the review that stated he tacked on additional charges. The only additional charge we had was when we changed our minds and asked him to replace the entire cabinet over the fridge-- we paid for the new cabinet but that was it.
With a background in design, he is happy to give any guidance when asked in picking colors, not only for the cabinets but for the rest of the kitchen as well. We ended up with a brand new kitchen that is serene and restful. I'm very happy!
I would definitely recommend Lotus Design for being meticulous, courteous, and easy to communicate with. The kitchen was tidied up and useable every night after work and there were no problems with mess or overpainting. Eby makes a point of coming in after all other work in the kitchen is completed so he can address any scratches by the other workers and leave you with as pristine a kitchen as possible. I really liked that.

Jasmine Sergio

We just had our kitchen cabinets refinished by Eby, and we are extremely happy with the work. Our kitchen looks like a completely new room. Our cabinets were not the easiest to work with, but Eby worked to ensure that the end product was exactly what we wanted. He knew we were on a tight budget, so in addition to giving us the best price, he worked with us to provide us all new hardware and even added molding above all of our cabinets to really make our kitchen look amazing. We are very happy with Eby's work, his professionalism, and most of all, his attention to our needs. We will definitely work with him in the future.

raquel Jimenez Salazar

We were in the market for updating the look of our house in Bethesda. Prior to contacting Lotus Design,we had obtained 2 other estimates,but we had not made any decisions yet,until we met with Mr Eby.Right from the start we were very impressed by his presentation.He explaind to us how the whole process would work from start to finish.
Since we had already painted our walls in light gray and finished our wood floors in a dark gray Mr Eby suggested many complementary colors for our cabinets.He represented us with several color boards to help us make up our mind.
After talking to Mr Eby my husband and I felt so comfortable with his approach his professionalism and incredible product knowledge, and we were both convinced that we wanted Eby to do our kitchen project.
We contacted Mr Eby and asked him to start the process few weeks later everything was done and we could not have been more pleased. Everything turned out beyond our expectations.
Price was very reasonable Mr Eby and his crew worked hard and very meticulously and always cleaned up before leaving our house and leaving our kitchen in working order throughout the process.
He truly made this project was a wonderful experience.

moushami joshi

Eby was the best contractor to work with for my extensive kitchen and bathroom remodeling and renovation project. He has been extremely patient in making sure our ideas were fully realized while guiding us through the process with his sage advice and experience.
For instance, midway through the project I decided I wanted a floating wooden platform to hold the bathroom sink as opposed to a regular vanity and he made it happen!! He came with me to buy the right piece of wood and stained it beautifully. The people he has for tile work are meticulous and diligent.
For my kitchen I wanted brand new cabinets which he made and they look gorgeous. Plus he made several color boards so that I could have my perfect blue! The showstopper however is the island which Eby helped reconfigure. It was an odd hexagonal shape which we could not use because our knees kept hitting the cabinets. Eby got rid of the hexagon and instead made a clean rectangle. It not only made sense visually, but gave us a lot more cabinet space and a much bigger island. We mounted it with quartzite which is super heavy. The day it was delivered Eby was there to make sure the installation went without hiccups and to check the stone did not have any cracks.
Eby has very good knowledge of materials and colors which really helps. He also knows the right stores for tiles and hardware. He is a true professional. He is patient, willing to listen to his client, punctual, always available and honest. He takes great pride in his work and it shows. I could not have been happier with how my kitchen and bathroom turned out!

maureen donelan

Mr.Eby Mohaved is the most honest, creative , experienced professional you will ever meet.My daughter and I were honored to have him work on the gutting and reconstruction of all three of our 11 room townhouses ..His talent for design is extraordinary. He is well prepared to face whatever presents itself behind the walls of a home. His years of experience in the " Anatomy of a house and its surroundings prepares him for anything..and he will always discuss every move he makes.No surprises. I highly recommend him..Mr.Mohaved can give you my contact info if needed.,Maureen Donelan


Mr. Eby Movahed was my choice to conduct the renovation of an outdated kitchen in a old house after having interviewed two contractors already. I realized at that time that he knew more about possible shortcomings associated with the work needed based on the age of the house. Unlike the other contractors I interviewed, he proposed to renovate the kitchen considering my input and needs. He was in charge of restoring/refacing the cabinets, fixing the ceiling and walls, installing counter tops, dishwasher, light fixtures, and coordinating the installation and delivery of all appliances. He also oversaw the installation of new floors. I very much appreciated his honesty, trustworthiness, flexibility (adaptability to changes of plan like acquiring new appliances or installing new floors and extra light fixtures), responsibility (even with respect to the work of others) and most of all his artistry and vision. He provided a budget and stayed within the budget. His suggestions (from color palettes to type of light fixtures) really helped to give the renovated kitchen a polished and modern look without spending a large amount of money. I have to mention also that Eby took the time and effort to build the walls on top of the cabinets (an effort that other contractor would have skipped).
In all, I would highly recommend Eby for any type of kitchen renovation that goes beyond the standard offerings of most contractors when working within a restricted budget. His experience in doing unique and detailed work is an asset that you won't find in most contractors nowadays.

Demaris Ghilazghi

Mr. Eby from Lotus Design just finished refacing our kitchen cabinets. We are so pleased with the outcome of our kitchen that we will work with him again on another project. I highly recommend him. As mentioned on his website, he did indeed give us a beautiful and functional kitchen. His workmanship exceeded our expectations. We feel like we’ve moved into a new house. We LOVE our kitchen. The fact that he is an artist and a designer, on top of being an excellent carpenter is an invaluable benefit. It’s obvious that he loves what he does and takes pride in his work. He does not cut corners. He pointed out things that we would have otherwise overlooked and fixed them for us even though, in some cases, it was just for esthetics and he didn’t have to do it. His work is impeccable and very detail oriented. He has a way of visualizing spaces and gave us pointers on how to maximize the use of our cabinets. He also advised us on lighting and appliances. He completed the kitchen within the promised timeframe. His price and the value of his work are, in my opinion, unbeatable. He is also very pleasant to work with, patient, honest and humble. He is hands-on unlike most contractors who sell you a project and you never see them again. He is always on site to complete the project. We are very satisfied with the whole project.

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