As the largest city in northern California, and as a busy hub filled with exciting startups, San Jose is thriving. That means that the cost of living in the city is one of the highest in California. It might be expensive to buy into this market, but owning a home in the area is still a good investment. And having an updated, modern kitchen in one’s home can help maintain, or even increase, the home’s market value. Homebuyers are almost always curious to find out how their new kitchen is going to shape their everyday life, and an updated kitchen can be the difference between a competitive offer and a home slow to sell.
Here is a list of some of the best kitchen remodelers in San Jose. The remodelers in this list were chosen for their awards, their certifications, and their expertise in kitchen remodeling. These firms have remodeled some of the most gorgeous, useful kitchens in the city.
14) EOL Builders
Website | 408-610-1767 | 360 South Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
A young company in San Jose, EOL Builders has already completed a number of impressive projects in a short time. The firm is currently expanding in the Bay Area. Some of its core principles are honesty, excellent service, reasonable prices, and creating beautiful, safe homes. EOL Builders is especially dedicated to remodeling kitchens and will give clients estimates and advice on design and layout changes before beginning any project.
One of the firm’s notable projects is this functional, well-lit kitchen that incorporates an old-fashioned pasta arm, beautifully understated marble countertops, and a broad plank hardwood floor.
13) AE Kitchen & Bath
Website| 408-623-7942 | 5489 Snell Ave Suite 30, San Jose, CA 95123
AE Kitchen & Bath has been headed by principal Johans Wartenbergh for 34 years. The firm has 20 years of experience in remodeling kitchens in the San Jose area. Its specialty services include cabinet and countertop installation, custom cabinets, countertops, kitchen cabinets, and remodeling. The designs of AE Kitchen & Bath are usually clean with light colors and have a modern feel. The firm also usually favors a classic look, which gives customers the space to design and customize as they wish.
One of AE Kitchen & Bath’s notable kitchen projects takes a calming modernist approach. This kitchen’s minimalist lines, earth tones, and track lighting come together so that it feels cozy and cutting-edge at the same time.
12) Sami and Sons Remodeling
Website| 408-770-9455 | 1 North Main Street Suite #6, Milpitas, CA 95035
A well-known remodeler in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, Sami and Sons Remodeling has been practicing its craft for more than 26 years. A family business, the firm is headed by Sami, Pini, and their sons. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, according to Sami, the kitchen is the heart of one’s home. This is why it’s best to keep it functional and inviting for family and friends alike.
Sami and Sons Remodeling’s designs for the kitchen are often traditional and favor wood cabinets. But they are also prepared to do the unconventional: they have remodeled an all-silver kitchen and put in generous overhead lighting in symmetrical rows. The firm also uses virtual reality to allow its customers to envision finished projects.
11) Dickinson Cabinetry
Website| 408-227-0045 | 140 Lewis Road Suite 10, San Jose, CA 95111
Owner Mike Dickinson started with cabinets. He built his first cabinet at age 13 in his parents’ garage. Later he built furniture and redwood decks. As he got older, he got into metal-working. He then returned to creating cabinets and began his journey in kitchen remodeling when he became the General Manager of a kitchen remodeling contracting company.
After gaining experience and even a fan club of sorts, Mike decided to start his own custom cabinetry and kitchen remodeling company. Because of Mike’s long-developed expertise, expect Dickinson’s kitchen projects to have stand-out, customized cabinets that make its kitchens unique. After all these years, it’s still about the cabinets for Mike Dickinson.
10) Kitchen Design Services
Website | 408-309-6803 | 2562 Seaboard Ave., San Jose, CA 95131
Kitchen Design Services has been serving the San Jose area for almost a decade with eye-candy designs. The principal, Kevin Roessler, is intentional with his designs, always keeping functionality and flow in mind. He likes being open and explorative, and a colleague has noted that he “often [wraps] himself up in a project until he feels like he can move the puzzle pieces within a space. He is tireless until he finds an elegant solution.”
This firm wants to go beyond new cabinets and appliances when remodeling kitchens. They keep in mind that customers want space for new pathways, connections, and experiences with the people they love. For Kitchen Design Services, upgrading the kitchen is much more than just a kitchen, it is also about upgrading one’s life. Aside from aesthetics, this firm believes in making the process of kitchen remodeling fun and convenient for customers.
9) Ryzup Kitchen
Website| 619-237-5527 | 688 Cedar St #10, San Carlos, CA 94070
Ryzup Kitchen stands out on this list for its beautiful, modern designs. They have accomplished a lot for a firm only two years old, and that success can be attributed to its experienced, established staff. The firm’s milestones include being featured on the cover of Interiors Magazine, and also being featured on Nerd Wallet and Huffington Post, where its expert principal, PJ Golkar, has been interviewed for tips.
Ryzup Kitchen harnesses technology to enhance customers’ kitchen remodeling experience. They use virtual reality to show customers what their kitchen will look like before they do any kind of demolition. Ryzup’s modern kitchens feature sleek finishes, sharp edges, and contrasting colors in order to create the best-looking, efficient kitchen.
8) Geppetto’s Workshop
Website| 408-392-0600 | 227 San Jose Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
For over 50 years, Geppetto’s Workshop has served San Jose and completed numerous, beautiful remodels. Owners Dan and Susan Hyland head the company. Susan obtained a business degree at San Jose State University in 2015 and she applies her business acumen to the firm.
Geppetto’s Workshop has created kitchens that run the spectrum of classic and cozy old-fashioned to modern and minimalist. Some of their creations are spacious, white, with precious accents and accessories, such as one kitchen in El Dorado. Others are more traditional, with marble countertops and a rustic tone.
7) Chateau Construction Company
Website | 650-390-9615 | 805 University Ave. Suite I, Los Gatos, CA 95030
The Chateau Construction Company has pleased Northern California clients with their projects for more than 30 years. The general contractor and principal owner, Dan Bainbridge, is a native of Silicon Valley and a graduate of San Jose State University. A certified Green Builder, the firm keeps up with the changing environmental practices of the industry.
But the firm is more than just environmentally-conscious. Chateau Construction Company has also been a winner in the Top Remodeler Awards, is a part of the NARI Silicon Valley, and is EPA Lead Certified. When it comes to style, Chateau’s kitchens have ranged from the Mediterranean to minimalist and modern.
6) Heartwood Residential
Website| 408-353-2019 | 520 E McGlincy Ln #9, Campbell, CA 95008
Heartwood Residential’s impressive president and founder, Nicholas Yegge, is only 32 years old, yet he has achieved a great deal. His firm has a substantial roster of awards: the 2016 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award, the 2016 Professional Remodeler’s 40 Under 40 Award, a BBB Gold Medal, and eight NARI META Awards.
One Heartwood Residential kitchen remodels that won a META Award is spacious and full of natural light, with clean, simple finishes and creative use of lighting. This kitchen was formerly dark, cramped and hardly functional; Heartwood performed a miracle.
One of the secrets to Yegge’s success is his belief that good communication is the key to every aspect of the business. He keeps in constant contact with all parties so that if there’s ever an issue from one trade that will affect the job of another, that situation can be quickly communicated and addressed. All parties understand the changes in conditions on job sites, and a plan is quickly put into place. Problems get solved; concerns get addressed; excellent results emerge.
5) Artistic Kitchen
Website| 650-390-9615 | 133 E El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
A firm dedicated to designing and remodeling kitchens, Artistic Kitchen promises to rebuild kitchens to suit customers’ personalities and lifestyles. The firm started in 2004 as a small kitchen remodeling company on the Peninsula. The firm is proud of the fact that it stayed afloat through the recession and has now grown into an established company. Artistic Kitchen is part of the Qualified Remodeler Top 500, it is also a member of NKBA, NARI, and it is a Diamond Certified Company.
The firm uses luxury and budget-friendly cabinetry and appliances in their kitchen design. Artistic Kitchen’s finished products involve kitchens that are modern and contemporary, with white countertops, sleek furniture, and artistic accent pieces that add spice and texture.
4) American Kitchen & Bath
Website| 408-436-8151 | 1758 Junction Ave., Unit D, San Jose CA 95112
Another of the main players in kitchen remodeling in Northern California, American Kitchen, and Bath, has been servicing the area for more than three decades. The firm is a member of NARI and the NAKB. It is owned and operated by Johans Wartenbergh, who has rich experience in both residential and commercial construction. Aside from remodeling kitchens, his firm also offers kitchen plumbing. American Kitchen & Bath also takes pride in the fact that they can design customers’ kitchens according to current trends. From just replacing cabinets, to do an entirely new layout and floor plan, American Kitchen & Bath can accommodate clients’ needs.
3) Valley Home Builders
Website| 408-248-8000 | 3466 Edward Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95054
The founder of Valley Home Builders has an interesting story: Mehdi Vatani switched out of the tech-sector sales field and used his woodworking and carpentry hobbies as the foundation for building his own company. Eventually, he employed his knowledge of sales and financials to start Valley Home Builders.
Since the firm’s 2005 incarnation it has won awards like the NARI 2012 META Award (GOLD) for Entire House Remodel and the 2013 META Award (GOLD) for Residential Interior. It also made Remodeling Magazine’s Top 50 List. Valley Home Builders uses state-of-the-art project management software to complete their remodeling projects, which helps them keep clients up-to-date on their project’s progress.
2) Everlast Construction
Website| 925-293-9189 | 1941 Oak Park Blvd. Suite 20, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Another award-winning remodeler in San Jose, Everlast Construction is the silver place holder in this list. The firm does remodel in the Bay area and employs a unique design-build remodeling process. After just seven short years Everlast has impressive accolades, one of which is being an NKBA member and a Guild Quality member.
Everlast has built 618 projects so far under the leadership of Ariel Baleli. Baleli has a Business Management and Advertising degree from Haifa University. Ariel specializes in project management and he is also knowledgeable about construction management, design, and structural integrity. He believes in solving remodeling problems with a strong planning, constant follow-up, and clear lines of communication.
Kitchen remodeling is one of Everlast’s priorities. The firm’s team sees the kitchen as the most popular and populated room in the house so they treat it with the reverence and respect it deserves. Everlast’s team makes sure that clients get their dream kitchen by incorporating the latest trends.
1) Case Design / Remodeling San Jose
Website| 408-323-5300 | 2157 O’Toole Avenue Suite 70, San Jose, CA 95131
The oft-awarded Case Design / Remodeling San Jose tops this list, and for a host of good reasons. For one thing, the firm has reaped dozens of awards since it started in 2004. For another, it is helmed by experienced principal Jim Kabel. And then there’s the simple fact that the firm excels at kitchen remodels.
Jim Kabel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State Polytechnic University. His years in the industry and steady hand at the helm account for much of the firm’s success. The firm took home far too many NARI awards in the San Jose and Silicon Valley areas to list here. It also took home numerous NARI META Gold Awards in Santa Clara for kitchen remodels in 2016. Case Design also won the Professional Remodeler Market Leader Award in 2015 and was named a Big 50 Member by Remodeling Magazine in 2010. It also won the GuildQuality Guildmaster Award from 2010 to 2015.
Case Design has a team of professional designers and project consultants when it comes to renovating kitchens. A 1960s kitchen project in San Jose is especially worthy of notice. What was originally a cramped kitchen was opened up to accommodate a family of five with three active teenagers. The new floorplan of this kitchen provides great circulation and ample storage space.