About Us

Colin Healy Design is a residential design firm serving Southern Connecticut specializing in home transformations. I bring over 25 years experience to the design of additions and remodeling and provide support and guidance through construction.

I reinvent homes to better support the evolving needs and dreams of their owners. Using my Next Step Home Design process, I guide you through the discovery of opportunities to adapt your home to your family’s requirements at each phase of life, from growing young families needing a family room or kitchen, to empty nesters with some spare bedrooms to put to imaginative new uses, to creating features for living your “Third Age” gracefully and creatively.

Homeowners looking to reinvent their homes can call me for a free phone interview. When you are ready, we can schedule a Next Step Discovery Review to determine your needs and options. At the end of a first meeting, I prepare an action plan to identify the most important steps needed to move your project forward with confidence.

If you want to learn more about how to establish a firm foundation for your project, order my free Next Step Home Design Planner.

Transforming Homes For Transforming Lives


Working with Colin Healy is a pleasure and a privilege. We asked him to design changes to make our first floor wheelchair accessible, create an accessible first floor bathroom and to renovate our second floor bathroom. His experience and thoroughness in thinking through the changes needed to accomplish our goals have been both impressive and reassuring. He is a fantastic educator and counselor with regard to all building-related matters. After taking his recommendations into account, we pulled out of our initial offer on a house and found one that was a much better fit. We then worked with him to hammer out the architectural changes we would need. Whenever I had a question about the building, he was willing to take a look and make recommendations about the structure. He also helped guide our aesthetic choices and prevented us from making some mistakes that I know I would have regretted later. His professionalism and communication skills are top-notch, which make working with him a joy. He cares deeply about his work, and he makes sure that things go well. When you work with him, you know that you’ll love the home you’re living in and be able to sell it later.

Regina Eum

Colin did a excellent job designing an addition for a kitchen remodel project that I supplied the kitchen cabinetry for. The design was well planned with attention to the details of the original architecture of the home. I had several job site meetings with him. He is a professional and some one I would enjoy working with again.

The Kitchen Company, Inc.

Colin Healy’s thoughtful and experienced approach assures a pleasing, value-added, and highly functional transformation. He takes the time to understand a client’s routines, customizes their plan, and is highly professional and approachable.

Coastal Town Moves

I wanted to replace an outdated and design-inappropriate solarium window bump-out, and add a new portico to the front of my 1930’s house in a historic district. Colin took great interest and care in creating a solution that worked within the existing footprint, and blended beautifully with the rest of the house facade. He also suggested a few smaller exterior details, such as working window shutters with historically appropriate hardware. I am thrilled with the results, inside and out, and so are my neighbors! Colin was a pleasure to work with.

Martha Constable

Colin is very knowledgeable and insightful. He brought many good ideas to fruition in our project. Colin is very professional and I highly recommend him.

Joseph Tramuta

Colin Healy impressed me right away. He not only helps you to plan and design your project but he gets a complete understanding about the way you plan on using the space. With this information he helps to plan for the future as well as the present. By planning the space in such a way to accommodate the future needs of the space it saves time and money as your life changes. Many designers only design for the moment, but Colin helps to expand your vision. Not to mention his designs are impeccable. I do not hesitate to recommend him for his home design skills.

Pondview Inspections, LLC

Colin came over to look at a re-design of two bathrooms and a master closet project for Kathy and I. He was prompt for our meeting, confirming the appointment the day before. Colin asked a lot of questions and built an initial plan based on those answers. We found Colin, interesting, respectful, and artistic. We will be using Colin Healy Design as we go forward with our project.

David Swanson

Colin is a highly experienced home designer, having worked on many large high-end residential, as well as commercial projects. His planning to determine space usage is very thorough and thoughtful for daily living and future eventualities. Colin is also very hands-on in managing his projects.

Stephanie Rapp Interiors, LLC