Over the last few decades, kitchens have evolved from closed-off spaces with only the bare necessities to open and airy gathering places that truly serve as the heart of the home. From Chicago’s luxury apartments to the suburbs, the kitchen has also begun to feature elegant home designs that speak to the homeowners’ unique tastes. With the choice of marble, granite, or quartz countertops, and gold or silver finish on a faucet, the kitchen allows a great deal of self-expression.
Those on our list of Chicago kitchen remodeling contractors understand the pivotal role the kitchen plays in a home. They are among the most talented in their field. We have ranked them based on their years of industry experience and professional recognitions and accolades. We have also taken into account how well they can create the perfect kitchen to not only function well, but also serve as an artistic expression of individuality and the heart of a home.
Top Kitchen Remodelers
FRED Remodeling Contractors
980 N Michigan Ave A, Chicago, IL 60611
About FRED Remodeling Contractors
FRED Remodeling Contractors has been serving Chicago since 1987. Their business has persevered through both economic hardship and economic boom, due to their attention to detail and their dedication to Chicago clients. From new kitchen floors to a beautiful kitchen backsplash, they are passionate about creating contemporary and modern kitchens clients love. Led by business owner Alfred K., they have four locations serving the Chicago area, including Arlington Heights, Evanston, Mount Prospect, and Naperville.
One of their stunning open and spacious kitchens is an example of their high quality and stylish work. It has a granite kitchen countertop; a large kitchen island; new cabinets with crown molding designs; a black, white, and grey inspired kitchen backsplash; and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen also includes beautiful crystal light pendants that dangle over the kitchen island, adding a touch of glamour to the space.
1520 N Sedgwick Street, Suite 5A, Chicago, IL 60610
Stratagem is proud to offer efficient, hassle-free home remodeling from design through construction. Mitchell Newman, principal, was a family physician before he began his work at Stratagem. His medical knowledge and background translate into the meticulous way he plans, his precision with details, and his extraordinary bedside manner with his clients. With his additional background running a theater company, he is the perfect leader for Stratagem.
One of their beautiful remodel projects uses white upper cabinets, black lower cabinets in the large kitchen island, and a sea blue color in the gorgeous glass subway tile backsplash. There are also state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and an intricate stone countertop. The colors and design elements work together harmoniously to create an airy and inviting kitchen. Stratagem serves such areas as DePaul, University Village, Old Town, and Andersonville.
Budget Construction Company
5334 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
About Budget Construction Company
Budget Construction Company was established as a full-service remodeling firm in 1975. The owner, Donald Schneider, has over 35 years of remodeling experience. They are dedicated and experienced contractors who listen their clients’ needs and provide a free estimate no matter the size and scope of the kitchen remodeling project. Budget Construction is an A+-rated company with the Better Business Bureau and an EPA Lead-Safe certified firm.
At the heart of one of their stunning kitchen updates is a spacious, granite kitchen island, which offers curved seating perfect for entertaining. The vast kitchen also includes creamy white, Shaker-style kitchen cabinets. The upper cabinets boast glass doors and inner-cabinet lighting that creates the illusion of space. There is a refrigerator and a large range hood disguised behind matching cabinet doors, and a six-burner, state-of-the-art stainless steel stove. To tie the look together, three large glass pendant lights dangle over the counter, making this kitchen an outstanding example of elegance and luxury in kitchen remodeling.
123 Remodeling Inc
Talk of the Town – Customer Satisfaction Award,
Celebration Media for Customer Satisfaction 5 Star,
Better Business Bureau Complaint Free Award
Best of Houzz Awards
5070 N. Kimberly Avenue Chicago, IL 60630
About 123 Remodeling Inc
123 Remodeling is a reliable, licensed, and insured home improvement company serving the Chicago area. From renovations and new construction to kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and basement remodeling, they have the experience you need for a successful remodeling project. The company also specializes in tuck pointing, masonry, and roofing.
Led by Operations Manager and Principal Ariel Darmoni, 123 Remodeling received the 2014 Talk of the Town – Customer Satisfaction Award and was voted a 5-star company by Celebration Media for Customer Satisfaction in 2014. They also received the Better Business Bureau Complaint Free Award from 2013 t0 2017, an honor that is reserved for BBB accredited businesses. They are rated A+ by BBB the whole time.
In one of their beautiful kitchen remodels, they had only a single wall to work with but found a great workaround. They created extra kitchen storage by adding a large center island that divides the kitchen from the living area and provides plenty of extra countertop space. The design also includes white cabinetry, a sparkling ceramic tile backsplash, and open shelving that is both convenient and attractive.
1001 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
About Dynasty Innovations
Dynasty Innovations is an A+ Better Business Bureau-rated firm specializing in design, build, and remodeling. The company was established in the Windy City in 1991. They have an in-house design team that provides free consultation and estimates. As a full-service kitchen remodeler, they see projects from design to completion. The company, managed by Marcello Kilyan, is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). They are also EPA Lead-Safe certified.
In one of their airy and open concept kitchen remodels, they used white cabinets coupled with a grey kitchen island and a delicate marble countertop. They also incorporated a six-burner stove with a beautiful range hood to match the cabinetry, as well as a disguised refrigerator with the sa123me classic white doors. There are also two large, glass and metal pendant lights dangling over the island that beautifully capture the light. The look is classic, but still fresh and contemporary.
BDS Design Build Remodel
Remodeling Big 50 Awards,
Glencoe Historic Preservation Awards
14052 W. Petronella Drive, Suite #103, Libertyville, IL 60048
About BDS Design Build Remodel
BDS Design Build Remodel is a family-owned business in Chicago’s North Shore, owned by Bryan Slowick. Slowick grew up in Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University. He later interned at an architecture firm in Chicago and worked for a Chicago-area contractor for seven years, before starting BDS Design Build Remodel in 2003.
The company specializes in kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, whole-home remodels, home additions, outdoor kitchens, and basement remodeling. They are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, the National Association of Home Builders, and Remodelers Advantage.
In one beautiful kitchen remodel, they used soft grey-painted kitchen cabinets coupled with a woven patterned white subway tile backsplash. They also added a reclaimed wood breakfast bar, giving the space a traditional but contemporary feel. The look is completed by two small glass kitchen light fixtures that add the perfect touch of fragile elegance to this open-concept kitchen remodel.
Maya Construction Group
4408 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60630
About Maya Construction Group
Maya Construction Group is a kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling and home addition firm serving Chicago and the Chicagoland area. The company was featured on the Steve Harvey Show twice as a part of their “Man Cave Makeover” episodes. Maya Construction Group is led by Managing Partners Udi Yeger and Ofer Gliksman. Their clients receive the highest customer service from these industry veterans, who have more than 15 years of experience and hundreds of remodels under their belt. They offer free in-home consultations and free online estimates.
An untraditional kitchen layout was a challenge during one of their stunning kitchen remodels. But with careful planning and craftsmanship, the oddly shaped space, which resembles a triangle, turned out beautifully. It features white cabinets; a top-of-the-line, six-burner stove; and upper cabinets with inner lighting. The kitchen also benefits from beautiful base cabinets, a large kitchen island with plenty of space for seating, and a built-in bookshelf perfect for cookbooks and magazines.An untraditional kitchen layout was a challenge during one of their stunning kitchen remodels. But with careful planning and craftsmanship, the oddly shaped space, which resembles a triangle, turned out beautifully. It features white cabinets; a top-of-the-line, six-burner stove; and upper cabinets with inner lighting. The kitchen also benefits from beautiful base cabinets, a large kitchen island with plenty of space for seating, and a built-in bookshelf perfect for cookbooks and magazines.
3821 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago IL 60618
About Areté Renovatosr
Areté means “quality” in Ancient Greek. Led by President Igor Jokanovic, Areté Renovators has been staying true to its name and remodeling kitchens and baths of the highest quality in the Chicago area since 2001. The company also employs Davor Jokanovic, vice president, and Jovo Jokanovic, co-founder and project manager. The family-run business has successfully completed over 1,000 remodeling projects throughout the Chicago area and has worked in 60 percent of Chicago’s downtown high-rise buildings. They serve the areas of Chicago, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge, and Skokie.
The kitchen island takes center stage in Areté’s beautiful remodeling of 669 N Dundee Road. The space includes attractive sleek cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting, a stainless steel oversized farmhouse sink, and a soft pewter paint color throughout. Three glass light fixtures cleverly tie the room together.
2001 N Halsted Street, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60614
About Mfive Chicago
When it comes to changing your kitchen, Mfive Chicago, owned by Robert Meltzer, takes a simple yet smart approach. Their goal is to advise you on the kitchen remodeling ideas that can make the biggest change while maintaining the lowest kitchen remodeling costs. The company offers free remodeling consultations and estimates. Mfive was featured in Voyage Chicago and in Chicago Magazine for a Hyde Park remodel of a 106-year-old house that received a 21st-century makeover.
An innovative kitchen makeover features a traditional kitchen with an industrial twist. Exposed beams and visible ducting and piping in the ceiling are coupled with a very modern and clean kitchen design. The design includes pale grey Shaker-style cabinets complete with under-cabinet lighting, a sparkling white backsplash, and exposed brick walls. To complete the transitional look with a flare for the dramatic, a gorgeous crystal chandelier hangs over the kitchen table.
Gary and Eva Quateman
220 W. Huron, Chicago, IL 60610
About Q Construction
Q Construction creates beautiful kitchens that stand out not only as functional spaces for cooking and entertaining, but also as individual works of art. The design and build firm, owned by Gary Quateman, specializes in building and renovating luxury high-end homes in the Windy City. They offer a unique advantage to their clients: Gary’s wife, Eva, provides individualized interior design services, making for a cost effective approach to renovation project. They serve Chicago, Dearborn Park, Lake Shore East, Lincoln Park, Streeterville, and The Gold Coast, among other areas. The company was featured in Traditional Home Magazine for a smart and sophisticated apartment remodel.
One of their attractive kitchen designs incorporates Shaker-style wood cabinetry with a stainless steel mosaic backsplash that dazzles in the light. The space also includes track lighting that accentuates different kitchen elements intentionally, as well as well-placed under-cabinet lighting that makes the backsplash stand out.
AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award
917 W. Washington Boulevard, Suite 275, Chicago, IL 60607
About Mod Construction
With locations in both Chicago and Miami Beach, for over a decade MOD Construction has designed some of the most beautiful spaces in the country. Their projects range from $100K to $50M, and they are proud to say that their work speaks for itself. Led by President Karl Spektor, the kitchen they designed for the Garland Residence surely does just that. It is full of simple sophistication, less-is-more design, soft hues of grey, and classic small touches where needed. The glamorous light fixtures are simple, sophisticated, and full of old Hollywood charm. They consist of a versatile draped silver pattern that is both modern and classic.
The company was featured in Houses Now magazine for the RJ Melman Residence design, and in Modern Luxury Magazine for a Gold Coast luxury residence designed in collaboration with Nate Berkus. The company was also featured in Crain’s Magazine for a mansion design that comes with a Lamborghini. They received the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter’s Interior Architecture Award with special recognition.
The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn
NKBA Design Vision Awards
522 Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
About The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn
The team at the Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn works tirelessly to transform kitchens from basic food prep areas into a stylish place for family and friends to gather. They are an award-winning team of general contractors who create elegant and timeless kitchens in the Chicago area. The company is owned by Susan Klimala, a certified kitchen and bath designer, along with Jeff Klimala. They have been featured in magazines such as This Old House, Chicago Home & Garden, Remodeler Magazine, and Storage Magazine. They received a first-place award from the NKBA 2016 Design Vision Awards in the large kitchen category and the large bathroom category, and they ranked third place in the medium kitchen category.
One of their exceptional kitchens is full of contrasts between light and dark. There are combinations of light cabinets with a black countertop and dark cabinets with light countertops, all with a relatively neutral color palette. The kitchen also features white cabinet doors with black handles, and a black chandelier delivering stunning kitchen lighting under a white ceiling. The complementing contrasts make for a smart and sophisticated design.
Normandy Design Build Remodeling
Professional Remodeler Magazine
440 E. Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521
About Normandy Design Build Remodeling
At Normandy Design Build, they believe remodeling a kitchen should not be an ordeal. Jack Steindl and Reg Marzec founded the award-winning company in 1979, with a goal to take the stress out of every Chicago home improvement project. With this goal in mind, they have become one of the premier home remodeling firms in Chicago.
Normandy Design was awarded the Professional Remodeler Magazine 2017 Design Award for a beautiful traditional kitchen remodel with gorgeous white cabinets accented by oversized, scrolled corbels. The kitchen also boasts a coffered ceiling and plenty of columns and crown molding. The beautiful space is completed by a large island and a custom breakfast nook. Normandy Designer Vince Weber was awarded Top Designer Award by Professional Remodeler Magazine. The firm was also included on Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 list and Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 list.
NKBA Best Builder/Remodeler
6825 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Clients asked the Airoom team for more space with an open feel and lots of light for their new kitchen design. They also wanted to see more cohesion with the family room to reflect their modern style. Airoom enlarged the area to 600 square feet of sleek design and delivered exactly what they’d asked for – a dream, award-winning kitchen.
After 60 years in business and with over 14,000 Chicago-area homes revitalized, Airoom has perfected the remodeling and kitchen renovation process to what they call “as near a science as the art of home can be.” Among many other publications, the company was featured in the January 2016 issue of Kitchen & Bath Business, Modern Luxury Interiors, and the Daily Herald for a Winnetka home’s creative remodel. In 2017, National Kitchen & Bath Association named Airoom Best Builder/Remodeler for a kitchen design.
An exquisite yet simple kitchen project by Airoom features a subzero refrigerator concealed behind beautiful white panels that match the cabinetry. Marble countertops, backsplash, and an antique mirror lend detail and sophistication and the custom-built glass door cabinets that make it easy to find the perfect glass.
Orren Pickell Building Group
Krista Benton, AKBD, CAPS
Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago – Best Custom Builder Award,
Crystal Key Award,
Platinum Key Award,
Interiors Chicago Best Custom Builder
444 Skokie Blvd, Suite 200, Wilmette, IL 60091
About Orren Pickell Building Group
Orren Pickell Building Group has 40 years of experience building remarkable homes. The company, owned by Orren Pickell, serves the Chicago area with some of the world’s most stunning and quality work. They received Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago – Best Custom Builder in 2018; a Crystal Key Award for Excellence in Housing Design; and a Platinum Key In Recognition of Outstanding Design, among countless others. Orren Pickell was named “Best Custom Builder” by Interiors Chicago.
The kitchens created by Orren Pickell Building Group are simply exquisite — all of them with unique, one-of-a-kind designs and the highest quality craftsmanship. One in particular, a farmhouse kitchen, stands out for its use of color and unusual theme. The room boasts red barn door-style kitchen cabinets, a range hood with a nailhead design, and a wall decorated with a rock facade. Throughout the space, the floor is also made of alternating light and dark rocks, giving this unique kitchen design the ultimate farmhouse feel.