Chi Yiu

Chi is passionate about design and has been in the industry for over 15 years. He holds a degree in furniture design and interior architecture from ECU. During his educational career, he worked as a cabinet and furniture maker and installer, and as a commercial interior designer. Chi has an eye for design with impeccable attention to detail.

Chi brings his attention to detail and passion for design to Raleigh Kitchens. At an early age, he worked as a cabinet maker, furniture restoration and installer. Later, he worked as a color stylist, formulating finishes for wood, metal, and plastic. Chi was also the leading commercial trend forecaster at Sherwin Williams. His career broadened as an interior designer for high-end hotels, and he went on to work for one of the largest cabinet distributors in the southeast.

Today, Chi is actively involved in the Home Builder Association of Wake County (HBAwake), HBADOC (Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties), American Institute of Architects, International Interior Design Association (IIDA),  NAHB (North American Homebuilders Association), and the American Society of Interior Design (ASID).

When not helping on cabinets or networking, Chi likes to travel, play sports, and spend time with family.

Thuyvan Phan

Thuy is an Alumni of UNC Chapel Hill and is VP of Marketing. She uses her interpersonal skills to connect with clients and obtain useful feedback. During her free time, Thuy spends time traveling with family and friends.

Chi is a true artist with a vision to transform your kitchen or bathroom with the same artistic eye that he applied to his custom furniture designs. Whether you need custom cabinetry, an entire kitchen overhaul, or a new bathroom, we have everything you need to create your dream space!

Meet Chi and Thuyvan at the Raleigh Kitchens Design Center in Durham, NC.

“Chi is an expert in kitchen planning. We had a project that involved expanding our kitchen, which involved matching existing cabinets and granite. Other kitchen designers said no thanks –matching was a challenge; but Chi knew is could be done and proved it! We have a kitchen that’s doubled in size and you wouldn’t know half was over 10 years older than the other half!”

Janice, Durham, NC

Chi is honest, reliable, and responsible with a great communication skill. From the beginning to the end, I have received the personal attentions from Chi. Without any reservation, I would recommend him to create your personal kitchen and bathroom in your home.

Yoshie, Cary, NC

Chi was very professional, personable and showed up when he said he would. We were very happy with the whole process. Chi also has an art and design background that made for a more satisfying result – a beautiful, functional bathroom

J, Raleigh, NC

Chi was very helpful in planning our kitchen renovation – iterating through many quotes to find the cabinets/tops we wanted at the price point we were looking for. He was very responsive throughout the process and showed himself to someone with a high level of expertise and care for his work. Highly recommended.

Philip, Durham, NC


Kitchen Designer
Chi Wang Yiu

Let’s have a conversation about your kitchen project. Tell me what works and what doesn’t, as well as your goals and budget, and I’ll help guide you to the perfect solution.