The kitchen is more than just a place to cook or share a meal, it’s a place where we can come together, where we bond, where we become a family. Every culture has long-held traditions regarding the way we come together to prepare food and the ways in which we eat that food. Whether it’s an ancient tribal fire, a nineteenth-century peat fire in Ireland, or a modern kitchen with all of the modern appliances in New England, the place where we come together to cook is the place where our culture begins. The kitchen might be a place where you make your daily pot of coffee, but it can also feel sacred because, in a way, it is.
Given its relevance to our daily lives, it’s only natural for us to renovate or remodel this important space from time to time to meet our evolving needs. As your family grows and expand, and as your family grows up and contracts, you naturally find that you require different things from the same space. Alas, kitchen remodels are often some of the most expensive upgrades you can make to a home. And because a kitchen is so important, renovating it can also be stressful, as you consider how the design, the layout, and the style of your new kitchen is going to change this central aspect of your home.
If you live in Delaware, you’ll find plenty of trusted kitchen remodelers that can help you with your remodeling needs. To help you sort through them all we’ve put together a list of the 15 we think are the best. These firms have been evaluated based on their track record, their portfolio, their business affiliations, and their customer service. You’re sure to find one that can help you give the heart of your home new life.
15) Delaware Home Pros
Website | 302-565-4610 | 1061 Lower Twin Lane Road New Castle, DE 19720
Delaware Home Pros is a locally owned home improvement and remodeling company that serves New Castle, Kent County, and Wilmington. A young company, established in 2016, it has been reliably providing homeowners with kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodels, as well as other home improvements services such as roofing, windows, and tiles.
Principal and owner Dan Calahan leads the company with his years of experience in home remodeling. As part of the firm’s commitment to upholding quality, Delaware Home Pros maintains professional associations with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), and the Better Business Bureau, which has granted them an A rating. Their clean and comfortable kitchen remodeling projects are perfect for a life that centers on family, friends, and gatherings.
14) APEX Builders, LLC
Website | 302-569-9979 | 12 Goggin Court Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
Established in 2004, Apex Builders is a professional home construction and residential remodeling company that provides kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling services to Camden, Dover, Milford, and Lewes. Its principal, Eric LaFontaine, brings extensive experience in construction and real estate development to the team.
Serving Delaware for more than 14 years, APEX is an accredited member of Better Business Bureau and was given an A+ rating for its years of experience in home improvement and remodeling. The company also takes pride in working within the set time frame and gets the most out of the contracted budget. Your kitchen remodeling project will, in other words, proceed smoothly.
13) American Craftsmen LLC
Website | 302-757-2657 | 309 South Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
Located in Wilmington, American Craftsmen LLC is a general contracting company that has been providing services to various parts of Delaware for more than 13 years. The company specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, windows, and doors. Its principals are local products; Robert Hazel and Kenny Reid both graduated from Wilmington University.
After founding American Craftsmen LLC in 2005, Robert used his skills and knowledge to provide clients with the best quality work at the most reasonable rates. Since its establishment, the company has completed numerous kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. In 2016 Kenny joined Robert to manage the financial side of the company, bringing his experience in business management, and an extensive background in the construction industry, to American Craftsman.
Backed by years of experience, the company has been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau since 2016 and has earned its A+ rating. The company provides detailed timelines for each project, ensuring a smooth turnaround on your time-sensitive kitchen remodeling project.
12) Accessible Home Builders
Website | 302-663-0464 | 28412 DuPont Boulevard, Suite 103 Millsboro, DE 19966
Since its establishment in 1994, Accessible Home Builders (ACH) has been providing home design—as well as kitchen, bath, interior, and exterior remodeling services—to communities in Sussex County. With his background in home construction, owner and president Scott Lanham slowly but surely grew the company, and ACH has now provided its clients with a high level of professionalism and workmanship for more than 24 years. The firm is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and it is also affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE).
One of the strengths of Accessible Home Builders is its focus on energy efficient details. The company does its homework, regularly examining the latest case studies to provide clients with the best energy efficiency for their kitchen remodels, and always at the lowest possible cost.
11) Bromwell Construction Company, LLC
Website | 302-598-7072 | 310 Falco Dr. Unit A Wilmington, DE 19804
The Bromwell Construction Company is a general contracting company that provides services to the Wilmington area. It’s fairly young, established in 2015, but the family managing the firm has more than 25 years of experience in construction and home remodeling. President and owner Francis Bromwell leads the company with his extensive knowledge of home improvement and construction.
As a trusted general contracting company, it is affiliated with the Delaware Contractors Association. Bromwell is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, and it has been a GuildQuality member since 2015.
The company’s central selling point is that it specializes in affordable residential remodeling while providing quality raw materials and expert craftsmanship. You get, in other words, a quality kitchen remodels without emptying your wallet.
10) Home Ideations LLC
Website | 302-584-6712 | 143 Odyssey Dr, Wilmington, DE, 19808
Another newcomer to the Delaware scene, Home Ideations LLC provides design and remodeling services to New Castle County. While the company itself is only two years old, principal Scott Fulton has over 35 years of experience in engineering and business. The company is a member of a number of respected organizations like the NKBA, and it also has an A+ Rating from Better Business Bureau.
One strong point of the company is that it doesn’t just try to sell products based on aesthetics. The firm emphasizes the need to consider individual functional needs and puts the homeowner’s’ family at the center of their ideation process.
9) Sea Light Design Build
Website | 302-537-2071 | 45 Thatcher St Frankford, DE 19945
A family-owned and operated company, Sea Light Design Build has been providing construction and remodeling services to Bethany Beach since 1993. Principal Chuck Coleman has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delaware Technical Community College.
A trusted home builder and remodeler in Bethany Beach, the company is a proud member of NKBA and NARI. They are also certified by Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating. Many of their kitchen remodels feature a contemporary feel, and highlight a mixture of new and old.
8) Excel Builders
Website | 302-927-2420 | 32183 DuPont Blvd Unit 8 Dagsboro, DE 19939
Excel Builders has been providing building and remodeling services to all of Delaware since 2011. Its principal, Stephen Doyle, founded the company to focus on building energy-efficient and quality custom homes. The company is accredited by Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating. It has also been featured in national publications like Forbes, Huffington Post, and Professional Builder.
What makes Excel Builders’s kitchen remodels different from the others is their green home features. The company uses Insulated Concrete Forms, making it 70% more energy efficient. It also employs a humidity control system to regulate moisture and prevent rot and mold damage.
7) Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center
Website | 800-282-8656 | 103 Greenbank Road Wilmington, DE 19808
The oldest on the list, Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center has been providing kitchen and bathroom remodeling services throughout Delaware for over half a century. Established in 1967, the company is composed of Certified Kitchen Designers (CKDs), Certified Bathroom Designers (CBDs), Certified Graduate Remodelers (CGRs) and Certified Interior Designers (CIDs).
The company is affiliated with various organizations, including NKBA, NAHB, and HBADE. The Better Business Bureau gave them an A+ Rating, and it was included in the Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 Remodelers in 2012.
In this featured kitchen remodeling project the firm installed Timberlake Sonoma Maple Cabinets with an Espresso finish, and the sleek look of the appliances adds to the sexy, sophisticated appeal of the kitchen.
6) Boardwalk Builders
Website | 302-227-5754 | 37395 Martin Street Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Based in Rehoboth Beach, Boardwalk Builders is a premier remodeler and custom home builder that has served Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach for more than 32 years. Patty McDaniel, founder and president, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning from MIT. Patty also values applied education, and McDaniel earned her Certificate Graduate Remodeler designation from the NAHB Remodelers Council in 2002. She also earned a Certified Green Professional designation in 2009.
Committed to giving its clients the best kitchen remodeling experience, the company earned the National Housing Quality Silver Award for Excellence in Remodeling in 2004, and it has been a GuildQuality Master Award Winner eleven times. The company is also affiliated with the NAHB and HBADE.
5) Atlantic Kitchen and Bath
Website | 302-645-8500 | 18355 Coastal Highway, Suite 1 Lewes, DE 19958
Established in 1991, Atlantic Kitchen and Bath has been providing custom kitchen and bath design and remodeling work in Sussex County and the wider Delmarva area for more than 27 years. Its principal and president, Mark Grahne, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Grahne is a veteran in the industry and has played a role in various well-known industry organizations. He is a Board Member of HBADE and he served as the organization’s president from 2009 to 2011. He is also part of the NAHB Board of Directors and was the Vice President of the NAHB Builder 20 Club from 2007 to 2009.
The company has a number of awards and certifications. This includes the Regal Awards in 2017-2018 for Best Kitchen Design, Best Master Suite Design, and Best Renovation over $50k. The firm has an A+ Rating from Better Business Bureau, and sports Certified Green Professional and Certified Master Builder certifications. It’s also a member of NAHB, HBADE, and NARI.
One of their kitchen remodeling projects featured a beach style kitchen. The remodel features a spacious, efficient, and functional eat-in kitchen, making it the perfect place for small gatherings.
4) One Call Services
Website | 302-645-9008 | 32477 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
One Call Services is a full-service home remodeling company that has been bringing innovative renovation services to Eastern Sussex County since 2009. President James Stevenson has been serving as the company’s president since 2010, and he purchased the company from his father in 2012. As a professional builder, James is a Certified Graduate Remodeler, Aging in Place Specialist, and board member of HBADE.
The company has received a number of awards for its quality service. These awards include a number of Regal Awards like the Sussex County Remodeling Excellence of the Year (2017-2018), Delaware Remodeler of the Year (2017-2018), Best Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling (2014). The firm also ranked #223 in Remodeling Magazine‘s Top 550 Full-Service Remodelers in 2009. The company is also a member of HBADE, NAHB, and is EPA Lead-Safe certified.
3) Miken Builders
Website | 302-537-4444 | 32782 Cedar Drive, Unit 1 Millville, DE 19967
Established in 1986, Miken builders has been providing Lewes, Millville, Dagsboro, Bethany Beach, and other nearby areas with quality remodeling services for more than 32 years. Michael J. Cummings, founder and CEO, leads the company with 35 years of construction industry experience.
The company is a member of several prominent industry organizations, including the HBADE, NAHB, and the Better Business Bureau, which has given the company an A+ rating. It is a recipient of a number of Regal Awards, such as the 2016-17 Best Luxury Custom Home Award and the Sussex County Custom Builder of the Year Award in 2017. It has also been featured in Coastal Point, Cape Gazette, and Sussex Living.
And the company is more than capable of using innovative green home building techniques to bring you the perfect kitchen renovation. Chief Estimator and Preconstruction Manager, Jim Coffey, has a Green Building Certification from NAHB.
2) Middletown Kitchen and Bath
Website | 302-464-1236 | 111 Patriot Drive, Suite C Middletown, DE 19709
Middletown Kitchen and Bath is a full-service design and remodeling firm that specializes in kitchen and bath design and remodeling. In its three short years of existence, it has managed to pull down a number of impressive awards, including the Best Renovation under $25k-$50k, the Best Bathroom Design, and the New Castle County Remodeling Excellence of the Year from the HBADE’s Regal Awards.
Its founder, Mark Gandy, is an industry veteran with decades of experience. Mark is an NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). He is also a Certified Green Professional (CGP) and an EPA Certified Lead Renovator.
As a well-established design and remodeling firm, the Middletown Kitchen and Bath is affiliated with various known organizations, including the NAHB, NARI, NKBA, HBADE, HBADE State Remodelers Council, and the NAHB Remodelers. They are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
What sets the company apart from its colleagues is that they are the single kitchen and bath dealer/remodeler with a showroom in Middletown. And Mark is the only NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler in New Castle County, and he also is the only one available in Middletown.
1) Kitchen Magic
Website | 800-237-0799 | 4243 Lonate Dr, Nazareth, PA 18064
With corporate headquarters based in Pennsylvania, Kitchen Magic has been providing quality kitchen remodeling services to Delaware since 2008. The kitchen remodeling company was founded by Jost & Reine Fleck in 1979. Now in its second generation, still family owned and operated by his 3 daughters and the brother-in-law, Brett Bacho, President.
Established in 1979, the firm has received numerous awards and recognitions from well-respected organizations. It has been included on the Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 list for the past 14 years and has been named #1 in the Kitchen Category for the fourth time. The company is recognized by NARI and NKBA, and the firm has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating. It is also EPA Lead-Safe certified.
Kitchen Magic took this traditional kitchen and made it even more welcoming The flooring features Cherry wood for a rich, sophisticated feel. The remodel also features an island, perfect for a small gathering of family or friends.