Mayes Custom Kitchen & Bath to open in former Design Etc. space

WICHITA — Three years after branching into her own business, Wendy Mayes is now going to branch into her own place.

Mayes Custom Kitchen & Bath is moving from within Accent Interiors to the former Design Etc. space near the northwest corner of Central and Edgemoor.

“Probably the biggest thing will be exposure,” Mayes says of having her business name on the door. “It’ll be a lot easier to find me.”

Mayes says she’s been in the design business since 1995, and for a long time she worked for others.

After opening her business, Mayes says she did some remodeling work for Accent Interiors, which is how she came to have showroom space there.

Mayes says she’s part of a small group of kitchen and bath designers who are trained and certified and have interior design degrees. Some of them have recently retired, which is part of why she says she decided to get her own storefront.

“It’s just kind of good timing,” she says.

Though Mayes will take possession of the new space April 15, she won’t immediately have regular hours or a showroom. She plans to by the fall.

“Over the summer it really will … evolve.”