The Heart and Home Difference

about us

the heart & Home Story

In 2015 Cyndi had just broke ground on her new home when she found Schmidt Custom Cabinetry, while passing through Olpe, Kansas. It was almost instantly that a seed was planted and Cyndi started dreaming about designing beautiful custom kitchens for others.  

Heart and Home opened in 2017, and has been committed to designing and producing handcrafted cabinetry in partnership with Schmidt Custom Cabinetry ever since.

Heart & Home proudly installs Kansas made cabinets in Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Kansas City, and surrounding areas. 

The Heart and Home Difference

The Heart and Home difference is in the details. Cyndi and Jess run the company with a customer experience focused approach. Valuing honesty and communication, they bring functional organizational skills into every project.  In addition to design services, Heart and Home believes in unmatched quality and craftmanship. 

We design for the client and for other contracting and design companies. We can help with the fine details to save you time and help with your client experience.

Cabinets arrive fully finished and are installed by our highly skilled craftman.

Premium construction backed by a lifetime warranty.

Durable catalyzed lacquer finishes that stand up to busy lifestyles. 

Finished customizable interiors, premium full extension soft close hardware on everything.


how it all began

schmidt family

For over 35 years the Schmidt family of Olpe, KS has specialized in home building and remodeling. In 2004 upon a customer’s request, they crafted their first custom cabinets which would lead their son Tyler to take the leap into his passion for woodworking full-time to start Schmidt Custom Cabinetry.

meet the

cyndi Haines and Jess Horton 

meet the design Team

1) Celebrating 21 years of marriage to Quintin, her life of the party husband.
4 kids
1 daughter-in-law
2 family dogs
A love for Jesus, 80's music, summer time and a great book

Cyndi has always had a passion for the home. In fact growing up, her dreams never went too far from home. Home is our sanctuary, our safe place. It's where we are free to fully be us, express ourselves, to love and nurture our families.

It has been her vision for Heart & Home to translate the importance of the home, into everything she does. Cyndi helps create spaces that reflect who you are, that nurture and inspire you to live your best life. Of course, nice things don't make us who we are, but when you love the home you're in, it gives a certain satisfaction that has an effect on overall wellness. When our homes feel good, we feel good!

Jess' journey to design traveled about as far from home as she could have imagined. Studying abroad at art school in Florence, Italy, Jess fell in love with fashion, art, and all things design. Upon graduating she worked in the fashion industry and marketing for many years. Making the move to interior design has been an exciting change. Jess brings her focus for the customer journey along with her passion for curating ideas and thinking outside the box for design solutions. Under Cyndi's leadership, Jess is becoming an expert in all things kitchen.   


1) Husband, Josh, NICU nurse and baseball lover
2) 2 kids
3) 2 cavilier dogs
4) Book lover, K-State Wildcat, spicy margarita drinker
5) Fav Movie: Anything Baz Lurhmann has directed

If you’re interested in working with us, I'd love to chat with you about how we can help you improve the home you're in and make it the sanctuary you dream of.

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