Working with Barb Katnich of Fresh Approach has been a great experience and a real pleasure.

We bought a house in Kelowna as our ‘retirement home’ and wanted to give it our touch. So, along with new paint, refinished flooring, new appliances and all new furniture/décor, Barb showed her expertise every step of the way.

Barb has a great relationship with her team of contractors who work together very well. She is very personable and exudes professionalism with her team as well as all the vendors she had to deal with. I had the opportunity to go on a couple of shopping trips with Barb and it was a wonderful experience. She is very intuitive with your ideas and has a great eye for the ‘unexpected’ touches.

Aside from seeing some of the initial work at the start of the project, we chose to wait for the final reveal when everything was complete. When we walked into the house upon completion, we really felt like this home encompassed our style and certainly exceeded many of our ideas. Barb has gone above and beyond our expectations, and we would certainly not hesitate to recommend her services in the future.

Thank you so much Barb for making this house our home!

Judy & Don

Just wanted to let you know how calm I feel in my home. It really feels like home. My husband loves it. As we sat at the kitchen bar eating dinner seeing the transformation Joe said its like being in a show home but it’s ours.

Thank you so much,


We have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Barb on several of her prestigious projects.

Problem solving and getting the results in a timely manner are her forte while maintaining a team atmosphere.

Barb is very attentive to all detail and we have found her to be very calm and pleasant to work with even under the most difficult situations. |

A great multi-tasker, organizer and visionary Barb will ensure your project large or small will exceed your expectations.

Ploutos Enterprises - Flooring Resource

We had a consultation with this company and hired them on the spot. Barbara Katnich, the owner of Fresh Approach proved to be the key person on this large project.

She got along well with other management and proved herself over and over again.

We completed a 90% renovation on our home in 2013. She provided expertise on design, interior and exterior details, colour, furniture choices, flooring, granite…the list goes on!

Her trades were well chosen and she oversaw them to be sure they completed everything to the highest standards and on time. She kept detailed notes on costs and was mindful at all times of our budget. Considering the large scope of this project, she was very reasonable.

Working with Barbara was a real pleasure. Her wonderful personality made it so. She was decisive and direct and had a clear vision of the way things should turn out. We were so happy with the results!

We wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again on any project, large or small.

Sandra & HarryHome Renovation

Fresh Approach managed a fairly extensive renovation in our home including a complete rework of our master bedroom and bath. We also did some renovations to a main floor bathroom and the kitchen.

Barb is well organized and had a great creative eye. She also has a team of very skilled sub-trades. She coordinated the entire project and brought all samples and materials to our home. This made it very easy for us as we both travel extensively and would not have been able to take the time to select materials on our own.

The sub-trades were high quality and they were respectful of our home. They regularly cleaned up, on a daily basis, as we lived in the home during the entire project.

I would not hesitate to recommend Fresh Approach.

TracyHome Renovation

How did I survive a complete home renovation? By hiring Barbara Katnich of Fresh Approach. With her superb project management, excellent design skills and compassionate support, my dated house became a beautiful, contemporary home that’s so “me.”

Barbara has the rare gift of being able to get in your head to determine who you are, clarify what you want, and transform the vision into reality.

She was a solid, dependable rock in the midst of renovation commotion and stress, always ready with a warm smile and a comforting, reassuring hug.

She was professional, organized, reliable, trustworthy, creative, patient, kind, understanding, and fun to have around. She juggled the many details and workers (and client!) without dropping any balls.

I highly recommend working with Barbara and Fresh Approach. I would do so again.

UrsulaHome Renovation