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The Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Seattle

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The kitchen is the focal point and the heart of the home. It is where we gather to share stories and cook together, and where we unwind after a long day. But remodeling a kitchen can be one of the most expensive and stressful home improvements you can make. A beautiful kitchen remodel with all of the modern amenities will not only improve the look and feel of your home, it will also raise the value of your purchase. Most importantly, it will improve your quality of life.  

Our Seattle kitchen remodeling contractors understand how important and unique a kitchen remodel in Seattle can be. The modern Seattle kitchen embraces openness, it does away with closed cramped kitchens and invites communal living and sharing. It also incorporates Seattle’s high-tech climate by incorporating connected appliances like an oven you can preheat using your smartphone on your way home, or a refrigerator you can tell to replenish the icebox.

Whether you’re curious about making small updates or you have a plan in place and the budget to do a complete gut and remodel, these Seattle kitchen contractors are ranked among the best in delivering the perfect kitchen makeovers. From open floor plans and stainless steel smart appliances to the perfectly matched, and sometimes mismatched cabinets, they have the experience and background to help you envision and build the new kitchen of your dreams.

If you are thinking about remodeling a kitchen, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

15) Gaspar’s

 300 South Lucile Street Seattle, WA 98108

Gaspar’s team believes that hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor is a little like getting married. They understand that “your home’s integrity is at stake, and you’ll want to get to know your prospective partner before saying ‘I do.’” Since their founding in 1973, the Gaspar’s family continues to taken great pride in making a positive impact in people’s lives and on their homes. Owner Rich Gaspar and his wife, Cathy, who is also a talented kitchen remodeler, believe that if you live in your home, you should love it.

For one of their kitchen updates “packed with perks,” they chose a soft, greyish green subway tile outlined with white grout as a kitchen backsplash. They coupled this look with white, pristine custom cabinets for ample kitchen storage, white countertops, a beautiful stainless steel range hood, and round transparent glass light pendants that hang over the spacious island. The design is clean, airy, and bright, while still very functional and fun.

14) Damskov Construction

12334 Northup Way, Suite D, Bellevue, WA 98005

Damskov Construction was established in 2012 by Cameron Damskov, who believes that renovation projects should be enjoyable and rewarding. The company offers their clients a free estimate for custom homes, additions, interior and exterior renovations, and kitchen and bath remodels. They practice personalized customer service with attention paid to every detail of their clients’ kitchen remodeling ideas. They offer an organized approach to the renovation process, which helps control kitchen remodeling costs.

Damskov Construction is the general contracting firm responsible for the beautiful “Magnolia Remodel,” which showcases one of the most stunning white kitchens. It is a flawless design with Quartz countertops, beautiful white molding accents, white shaker-style cabinetry, and a classic white subway tile backsplash, coupled with the perfect gold hardware and faucet. There are also three gold light pendants that hang above the large kitchen island, with plenty of elbow room perfect for entertaining.

13) Urbanata

4100 4th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Urbanata is a Seattle general contracting firm founded in 2012 by CEO J.D. Nesbit who previously co-founded a residential interior design firm and has extensive design experience. Urbanata are contractors for the modern home. They offer high design with a one-stop shop approach. They also have a 10,000-square-foot product showroom with new cabinets, kitchen storage, kitchen lighting, kitchen countertop ideas, and much more, giving you a hands-on approach to making meaningful decisions perfect for your new home. They maintain open lines of communication and make sure everyone is always on the same page. Their project leaders ask the right questions and go to work for you to build your dream.

Their Green Lake renovation is an eclectic expression of where design meets function. Everything about it is unique — from the pop-art wallpaper to the shaker and thermally fused laminate cabinet doors that are perfectly mismatched. This kitchen is chic yet functional and full of timeless kitchen remodeling ideas that their artistic clients are sure to enjoy for years to come.

12) West Seattle Design Build

4051 52nd Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Jon Morin, owner of West Seattle Design Build, grew up around the construction business. He has been a part of many construction crews starting from a young age, serving as carpenter, superintendent, and construction manager. Through his many experiences, he has noticed one common thread: construction and kitchen renovation can be very disruptive to the client’s lives. With that in mind, when he began his business he vowed not only to deliver the best customer service possible, but also to become partners with the clients.

Together with Erika Morin, who also has been in the construction business for many years, Jon has built a business that centers around the complete satisfaction of their customers. West Seattle Design Build takes great pleasure in building homes their clients will love for many years to come. One of their kitchen additions features simple wood cabinets, cured concrete countertops that feel sleek and industrial, and a stainless steel range hood.

11) Alhadeff Group

603 NW 127th Street, Seattle, WA 98177

Sam Alhadeff, president of Alhadeff Group, was born and raised in Mercer Island, WA. He wore many different hats while working for some of the top general contracting and construction firms, including Hensel Phelps, before realizing his lifelong dream to start his own company. The Alhadeff Group serves the Seattle area including Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond, in home construction and large-scale remodeling. The company was featured in the Mercer Island Reporter for one of their Mercer Island remodel projects.

The beauty and grace of their Island Point renovation says it all. Clean. Classic. Compressed down to the necessities without overdoing any element of design. They use varying textures — waterfall white kitchen island, glossy grey floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets, matching grey tile fireplace, sleek black backsplash — and the amalgamation of these elements makes the space shine. The added warmth is found in one of the most important features of all: the wood floors with prominent grain designs.

10) Baywolf Dalton, Inc.

3240 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA, 98105

Baywolf Dalton, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Nancy and Eric Dalton as a licensed contractor specializing in kitchen and bath projects, from design to construction in the Seattle metro area. The company also has a showroom in NE Seattle as the Pacific NW Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry showroom. We offer personalized design, management and construction. We are dedicated to helping each client visualize the endless possibilities of their home improvement project. We offer some of the industries newest forms of interior cabinet lighting and storage. Baywolf Dalton, Inc. was featured in an HGTV Old Home Restoration episode for an “Ultimate Craftsman” project they completed in 2001. The kitchen, dining room and living room were restored to their original Craftsman period.

For a Lake Washington kitchen remodel, Baywolf Dalton, Inc. started with what many modern kitchen remodels entail – removing unnecessary walls that close off the kitchen from the rest of the home. Opening up the kitchen created ample space for a large kitchen island to center the room and anchor the beautiful window bay. The Rutt custom color cabinetry features a twist on shaker with the center recessed panel being just 3/16” back from the stiles and rails for a much more modern feel. The countertops are actual quarried quartz, extremely hard and durable. They included more custom cabinetry in the adjoining family room and media center for continuity and much more storage.

9) Sawhorse Design + Build

Seattle, WA

Sawhorse Design + Build was the Pulse of the City 2014 award winner for excellence in customer satisfaction, and they are an HGTV Pro Network Contractor. Their business purpose is to “set a new standard in residential remodeling for client satisfaction, business integrity, and ethical responsibility.” The company is led by General Contractor Mitch Moore, a hands-on project leader who personally handles all projects to ensure the highest quality of customer satisfaction.

Showcasing the combined design and renovation of a 4000 square foot, classic Mid Century with panoramic West Seattle views. Down to the studs renovation with new second story and newly designed roofline to create open concept living. Re-purposed basalt stone used throughout. Large, spacious kitchen designed for entertaining needs now opens to dining and formal areas. Complete redesign of space, removed interior walls, opened up main floor for lifestyle and desired livability and flow. A dramatic difference from the prior dark, closed off home. Kitchen leads through over-sized sliders to expansive, custom Ipe deck with custom interior/exterior glass rails to maximize the view and ultimate wow factor. This mid-century showcases stunning views of Alki Beach and now allows light to flow through the open spaces with fantastic livability and flow.

8) Proform Construction

3606 Arapahoe Place W, Seattle, Washington 98199

Proform Construction was established in 2007, and it ranked within the Top 10 Seattle Home Remodelers for 2015 by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The company is a Seattle residential contractor that offers full-house renovations and remodels with a keen attention to detail. Proform Construction is a Built Green member, and they hold themselves to the highest standards of environmental responsibility in all aspects of building and design. They love to keep up with current trends and implement them in their projects. They are members of the Master Builders Association.

Proform Construction’s gorgeous Kirkland 550 kitchen design is an eyecatching example of the perfect pairing of colors and textures. From the black kitchen island to the intricate granite countertop with hints of brown, cream, and gold, as well as the cherry wood cabinets and the elegant range hood, they have taken every measure to offer a kitchen that’s spacious and functional, but also exquisitely different in design. Arguably the strongest design element are the the cherry floors that match the cherry wood cabinets, tying the room together in such a perfect way that the stunning kitchen island looks like it is floating on air.

7) Christine Suzuki & Associates

7800 NE Bothell Way #155A, Kenmore, WA  98028

Christine Suzuki & Associates is a kitchen and bath remodeling specialist led by Christine Suzuki that listens to its clients dreams to create inspirational designs that meet the needs of a safe, functional, sustainable, and healthy environments. They are firm believers in meticulous planning and organization to keep within your kitchen design requirements and your chosen timeline and budget. They received the 2016 Fresh Home Award for Best Interior Designers in Seattle. Southern Accents Magazine named them first runner up for Spa in the Sky Bathroom, and they received Awards of Excellence from the Washington State Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

For a unique galley kitchen, the firm used framed upper cabinets with unique painted wood. The base cabinets have a sleek, streamlined look that balances traditional and modern elements. The kitchen also includes an intricate backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed kitchen lighting, and skylights.  In another, larger kitchen, they included a breakfast bar, grain wenge cabinets, and a skylight, making for a bright and spacious kitchen perfect for good cooking and entertaining.

6) Kitchen Plus

12121 NE Northup Way #201, Bellevue, WA 98005

Kitchen Plus has been updating and improving kitchens all over the Puget Sound and greater Seattle area since 1992, and they offer a service most general  contractors do not: They make their remodels extra special by manufacturing their own cabinets in a state-of-the art cabinet building shop. To add to the total package, they also offer a Slab Gallery Showroom, where you can have a hands-on view of quartz and granite slabs — along with many other types of selections — to help you decide on the perfect countertop for your kitchen. Kitchen Plus is a Lead-Safe Certified firm, received the AEI Excellence award in 2017, and has a Better Business Bureau A+ rating. They are members of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, and of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

One of their unique kitchen designs incorporates a large kitchen island with a stone front, and rich cherry wood posts holding up the gorgeous granite kitchen counter. Above the island hangs a dramatic range hood that complements the traditional design.

5) Innovative Kitchen & Bath

8514 122nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033

Chosen as one of 550 Remodeling – Top 100 Remodelers in the US, Innovative Kitchen & Baths has been making beautiful renovations in the greater Seattle area including Ballard, Fremont, Columbia City, and Kirkland for 28 years. Under the leadership of Rob Watson, specializes in custom-built kitchen cabinets, cabinet refacing, and complete kitchen and bath remodeling. Innovative Kitchen & Bath is a member of the Master Builders Association and National Kitchen & Bath Association, and they are an A+-rated business with the Better Business Bureau.

In one of their unique kitchen designs, high-gloss acrylic upper cabinets are a perfect contrast to the alternative material base cabinets. The design also incorporates beautiful Quartz countertops, recessed lighting, and skylights. Arguably the most interesting element in this design is a horizontally oriented glass mosaic backsplash that adds a uniquely artistic element to this modern kitchen remodel.

4) Sockeye Homes

Kent, WA

Sockeye Homes is an award-winning firm offering custom and fixed price package construction options to their clients throughout the Seattle area. The company was founded by President Tod Sakai, NAHB Certified Graduate Builder & Remodeler, who honed his building skills during his time as general manager for Armstrong Lumber Co. before starting his own firm. Sockeye Homes became a fast success. They were honored by the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) with nine statewide Excellence in Remodeling Awards in a 2012 competition — marking the first time any company had been able to set that record.

One of the company’s high-tech remodels in Bellevue is home design perfection at its best. They successfully transformed a lackluster, outdated kitchen and dining space into a bright, airy, high-tech kitchen and great room with vaulted ceilings, a built-in sound system, and oversized windows to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.  The kitchen also has large skylights, an eye-catching kitchen backsplash of high contrast mosaic tile, under cabinet lighting accentuating the sleek and modern cabinets, and a built-in “wine center,” which offers wine on tap — making this high-tech Seattle home truly spectacular.

3) A Kitchen That Works, LLC

9856 NE Torvanger Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

A Kitchen That Works is a full-service, residential design-build firm specializing in kitchen, bath, outdoor kitchen, and whole-house design and remodeling, serving the greater Seattle area including Bellevue, Mercer Island, Edmonds and Bainbridge Island. They received the Westsound Home & Garden Award for Best Kitchen & Bath and Best Remodeler in 2017, as well as Best Remodeler in 2014, 2015, and 2016. They also received the KBA REX Award for Best Kitchen over $80,000 in 2017, and Best Kitchen over $60,000 in 2016, among many other industry accolades and awards.

In one of their expert kitchen designs, they opened the outdated and suffocating space to enjoy 180-degree view of the water and city skyline. They also introduced the perfect upper and lower cabinets to create a stylish new kitchen with more storage and a larger counter area. The result was a homeowners dream come true. The space is completed with a blue-toned glass pendant, perfect for the spacious kitchen island and a focal point of this dream design.

2) Carlisle Classic Homes

7353 15th Avenue NW,  Seattle, WA 98117

Carlisle Classic Homes is a Seattle-based contractor founded by Rob Carlisle. Since its inception in 2002, Carlisle Classic Homes has built a reputation for the outstanding quality of their work. In 2011, Remodeling Magazine selected the company as one of the Top 50 remodeling firms in the entire US. They have completed more than 200 projects and feel that with each project they are starting a relationship they hope will last well past the completion date.

One of their excellent designs is the Wallingford Kitchen, which has a custom stainless steel sink with a drain board countertop. It was custom fabricated for the home to match the rest of the kitchen’s custom designs. There is also a 7-inch wide range hood, also custom made, to cover a 48-foot professional range and a 24-foot wide “salamander,” which is a gas double broiler. The custom look is finished off with butcher block countertops and cherry cabinets, giving the new kitchen a unique, modern aesthetic.

1) Dyna Contracting

1537 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107

Dyna Contracting is a full-service construction and remodeling contractor serving the greater Seattle area, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They were featured in the Seattle Times for their Blueridge Residence, a Mercer Island residence and a floating home remodel. They have also been featured in Dwell Magazine and have received three 2010 REX (Remodeling Excellence) Awards, as well as the 2008 Gold Nugget Award. The company was listed among Seattle’s Top 50 Remodelers, among other industry awards and accolades. Led by Ren Chandler, president, Dyna Contracting has been remodeling homes for nearly two decades.

Their Broadmore Remodel Kitchen is top of the line in every way. From the perfect granite to the perfect light fixtures, it has the “wow factor” so many home remodels strive to achieve. The kitchen features beautifully designed custom cabinetry mismatched in soft white and a pale blue. There are elements of an old world design in the glass cabinet doors with gold trim, which speaks perfectly with the brushed gold light pendants dangling over the idyllic kitchen island.

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This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration

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If you are thinking about remodeling a kitchen, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.