Sharon Middendorf

Sharon Middendorf

5.0 (1)
2 employees
20 years in business

About this pro

Hi, I'm Sharon and I love creating things! I am the Founder and Designer of GO-Cottage, a 1920's-style Bungalow Cottage vacation rental property located in Lake Placid, NY. 

The projects I cover on my blog range from restoration to decoration, from demolishing to remodeling. If I'm not covered in sawdust, I'm coated in paint, so it's only natural that I created this blog to share my tales of design and home improvement with the rest of the world. 

Please check it out at:

You can also visit my design site at Houzz:

and my personal site: 

I love delivering happiness! There's nothing like being creative and working hard to make others happy. 

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New York, NY 10003
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1 Review


  • Catherine Trowbridge

    Sharon and her team did a wonderful job renovating our kitchen. It was dark before and felt very small, but she transformed it into being a bright, airy, and open space. It's more functional now and it's become one of our favorite rooms to be in!


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

We begin with a 30 minute FREE telephone consultation. Once I have all the details for your project I will send an email with an estimate. It's quick and easy!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been doing design since 2003 and proud to say that I am self taught. I have been featured in Country Living, Domino and HGTV's Small Space, Big Style! You can read them on my blog at 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I work on a project by project basis. Normally we charge 30% of the budget. Pricing is negotiated after inital consultation. 

How did you get started in this business?

I became intrigued with design when I bought my first property. Having also been a model, musician and co-founder of an NYC technology company, I realized that you can do and be anything that you want to in life. My motto is: If you can dream it, you can be it! 

What types of customers have you worked with?

All kinds, small familes, couples and single people looking for inspiration and guidance. 

Describe a recent project you are fond of.

I recently completed a laundry room renovation. This was a total gut job right down to the studd's. New walls, ceilings, floors, plumbing, electrical, paint, fixtures, moldings and appliances. 

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Trust your instincts and go with your gut. First impressions are everything. Get refrences and research, research, research. 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Have a solid idea of what you're looking to do as well as what your budget requirements are. Fundamentals are everything. 

Services offered

Interior Designers Drapery and Curtain Installation Services Home Staging Companies Kitchen Designers