Kitchens are the heart of a home, where people spend time conversing over good food, building relationships with family, and entertaining friends old and new. But kitchens aren’t just an idea, they are a key part of our homes’ physical infrastructures. In order to play their role in our lives, kitchens need updating to accommodate our changing needs and to perform efficiently.
This list features the top 15 contractors in New Hampshire who offer kitchen remodeling services. Each of the listed contractors was ranked after we considered their experience, their press mentions, their awards, and their demonstrated versatility in kitchen design. Whether you need a simple update to your cabinets, or you need to gut your kitchen down to the studs, there’s a contractor on this list for you.
15) JDL Build & Remodel
33 Palm Dr., Greenland, NH 03840
As a second-generation builder, Jason Lajeunesse’s interest in building homes started at a young age, and that early passion led to the 2006 opening of JDL Build & Remodel. The company, based in Southern New Hampshire, started as a general construction firm, grew its clientele, and built a reputation for top-notch projects.
The featured project shows how a kitchen can set the tone for the rest of a house. This spacious kitchen has a number of attractive features including suspended light fixtures, polished cabinetries, and a vent hood creatively hidden underneath a brick structure.
The professionalism demonstrated on projects like this one have earned the firm multiple affiliations with associations like the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the New Hampshire Home Builders Association. The firm also has an EPA Lead-Safe Certification.
14) Apple Wood Construction
25 Indian Rock Rd. Suite #18, Windham, NH 03087
Building homes is in Lenny Santosuosso III’s blood. He grew up alongside his father’s construction business. In 2003, Santosuosso founded Apple Wood Construction together with his wife, Lisa, to provide quality work on new construction and renovations.
As a leading design/build firm in Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the firm builds with premium materials from brands like Brizo, Cambria, Dura Supreme, Plato Woodwork, and more.
Apple Wood Construction’s portfolio displays an array of kitchen remodels that exemplify creativity. Take note of this homey remodeled kitchen in Salem. Beautiful white cabinetry partnered with a warm-toned backsplash creates a cozy, inviting appeal.
13) Fairview Millwork & Kitchens
344 Route 107, Seabrook, NH 03874
Providing quality home improvements as a local family-owned business has been Fairview Millwork & Kitchens’ goal since 1953. The firm features a variety of services, from custom cabinetry created by its talented craftspeople to its kitchen designs. Fairview’s designs are created by in-house professionals who belong to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The firm itself is a member of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.
Fairview Millwork & Kitchens worked on this pleasant kitchen in Pepperell. Elements like marble and metal add a modern touch to the farmhouse style. The firm specializes in bringing out the best version of a home’s kitchen. Clients can detect that ability to see a kitchen’s true potential throughout the firm’s portfolio.
12) Build Savvy
136 Appletree Rd., Auburn, NH 03032
Build Savvy’s visionary team partnered with skilled construction has built the firm’s reputation as one of New Hampshire’s leading general contractors. Joe Landry established the firm in 2003, fulfilling his lifelong dream to meet New Hampshire’s need for a great general contractor. From whole home remodeling to custom kitchen remodeling, the firm expertly transforms ideas into results.
Bright and modern perfectly describe this kitchen remodel in Bedford. The design is uncomplicated, the main kitchen is spacious with plenty of room for storage, while the island’s marble countertop presents a sharp clean aesthetic edge to the room. The Tawanna rattan bar stools invite guests to take a seat, relax, and have good conversation while dinner is prepared.
11) Dovetailed Kitchens
126 Daniel St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Dovetailed Kitchens create spaces that embody the kind of grace and functionality that families can enjoy for years. The firm works on ideas and designs that fit the lifestyle and needs of each homeowner. Dovetailed Kitchens is owned by Scott Purswell, a Certified Kitchen Designer, who has over 30 years of professional experience in kitchen and bath design.
Taking inspiration from the Scandinavian style, this kitchen’s simplicity creates a pleasant atmosphere. Note the Decotone laminated cabinets and cupboards. This simple, modern touch defines the Scandinavian style, and the sleek island creates a spacious area to entertain guests.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is a consistent partner, and publications like the Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, and Atlanta Homes have featured the firm’s excellent work.
10) KRB Kitchen & Bath Design Center
257 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH 03885
Kevin Roy started building custom homes in 1985, mainly along the Seacoast. That experience has helped him grow and expand the services that KRB Kitchen & Bath Design Center offers. The firm’s step by step process enables clients to follow the project’s progress, and also provides assurance that each step is completed correctly. They are also members of the NARI and NKBA, and were voted the 2018 Best Kitchen & Bath Designer on the Seacoast.
KRB Kitchen & Bath Design Center’s portfolio demonstrates the diversity and creativity the firm generates. This kitchen in Stratham, New Hampshire exhibits a lively fusion of Mediterranean and country styles.
9) Foremost Builders
1 Main St., West Lebanon, NH 03784
Extensive experience in home design and construction is one of the things that makes Foremost Builders the chosen remodeling contractor in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The firm’s reliable team and stunning workmanship have been acknowledged by the NAHB, the New Hampshire Home Builders Association, and the firm has been ranked on the 2018 Remodeling 550 contractors.
A dull kitchen in Croydon, New Hampshire was given this lovely new look. To make the kitchen space more functional and spacious, the firm installed custom Crown Point Cabinetry and a bigger island with ample storage. The beautiful wooden beams that run across the home’s ceiling were revealed to achieve the classic farmhouse kitchen style. A pantry was also installed to make supply trips to the basement unnecessary. The v-groove backsplash and the pine flooring retain the authentic character of the home.
8) Cedar Mill Group
334 Deer Meadow Rd., Webster, NH 03303
Geoff Martin’s career in home building and remodeling started in 1987 when he became a self-employed carpenter. He went on to become a part of Morse & Martin, Inc., until 2007 when he established a business of his own, Cedar Mill Group.
Cedar Mill Group (CMG) is constantly introducing new ways of building homes. They also are constantly looking for new ways to maximize an established home’s full potential, whether by installing the latest trend in home appliances or by using a sleek design of wood, steel, and neutral colors in the kitchen.
This beautiful home in Dunbarton, New Hampshire required the expertise of Cedar Mill Group for a major home remodel. The old kitchen needed a fresh interior. This bright and flowing room, perfect for an intimate meal or a large party, is the result.
7) Ridgeview Construction
132A North Rd., Deerfield, NH 03037
Shane Carter founded Ridgeview Construction in 2006 to develop a better way of building and remodeling homes. Ridgeview believes that homes should follow and adapt to changing surroundings through environmental awareness. The firm offers sustainable and green building solutions in order to achieve that balance.
Ridgeview Construction offers a multitude of services from room additions to kitchen remodeling. The featured modern kitchen remodel has a sleek design generated by Miele appliances, modern lighting, and a black and white palette.
Professional Organizations, including the NAHB, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) have commended Ridgeview Construction. The firm has also been featured in publications such as The Forum and Granite State Builder magazines.
6) Northcape Design Build
3 Alpine Ct., Sunapee, NH 03782
Forty years of home building along Lake Sunapee and throughout New Hampshire has built a solid reputation for Northscape Design Build. Northcape Design Build’s Principal, Brett Cusick, graduated with a degree in Engineering, then worked in Boston for a world-class engineering firm prior to joining the building industry.
Northscape’s extensive portfolio includes projects such as this charming kitchen. The modern-styled kitchen is stylish, yet inviting. The steel appliances, the clean cabinetry, and the neutral-toned marble tops have been seamlessly combined to achieve beauty and functionality. Over the years, the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of New Hampshire has awarded Northcape over 33 “Best of Show” Cornerstone Awards.
5) Cormack Construction
46 E Madison Rd., Madison, NH 03849
Gordon Cormack’s fascination with home building started when he began working as a carpenter’s apprentice. In 1972 Cormack decided to build his own business, and nearly 46 years later, it has become one of New Hampshire’s most successful construction firms.
Cormack Construction is a LEED-certified firm and is associated with the NAHB, the HBRA of New Hampshire, the AIA of New Hampshire, and the HBRA of White Mountain.
The company’s excellent quality of work has earned it several Cornerstone Awards from the AIA of New Hampshire. Its extensive portfolio highlights the quality and creativity the company incorporates into its projects. A prominent project of the firm is this major home renovation which included the kitchen. The home was given a revamp by incorporating the Mid-century Modern style.
4) Blackdog Builders
7 Red Roof Ln., Unit 1, Salem, NH 03079
Dave Bryan’s passion for home remodeling gave birth to Blackdog Builders in 1989. The firm houses Certified Graduate Remodelers, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists, Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodelers, Certified Bath Designers, Certified Kitchen Designers, Certified Green Professionals, and Certified Lead Carpenters who focus on residential remodeling including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
In 2018, Blackdog Builders was ranked as one of the Top 500 Remodelers by the Qualified Remodeler magazine and it won the 2018 Merrimack Valley Magazine Award for Custom Cabinetry & Remodeling. The firm is also a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), NARI of Eastern MA, is an accredited member of the BBB, and National Kitchen and Bath.
Blackdog Builders gave new life to this kitchen in North Andover, MA. This client wanted a very traditional kitchen – something that would be in keeping with the large, existing open hearth and rustic beams in their small adjacent sitting area. Opening the kitchen and sitting space allowed a larger kitchen footprint with a big island for prep work and kids’ homework; as well as a lovely area for the kitchen table in front of the hearth. The kitchen cabinets are traditional painted white, full overlay with clean lines and minimal detail. The countertops are honed black slate on the perimeter and walnut on the island. Choosing the sharp contrast of cobalt blue appliances created a beautiful focal point at the cooktop area. A new slider allowed access to the wooded backyard and brought much needed natural light into the space. The small powder room off the kitchen was also renovated and included a walnut wall-hung countertop with vessel sink and wall mounted faucet.
3) Not Just Kitchens
41 South River Rd., Bedford, NH 03110
Not Just Kitchens started bringing new joy to outdated kitchens in 1990. Mark Davis’ has extensive experience in remodeling homes. The firm’s name says it: Not Just Kitchens’ focuses on kitchen remodeling, but it does offer home and bathroom remodeling as well. The firm is EPA Lead-Safe Certified and employs NAHB Green Certified Professionals.
In 2014, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition extended its gratitude to Not Just Kitchens for the outstanding support and professionalism it displayed throughout a home renovation for the Voisine Family in New Hampshire.
This same professionalism is evident in the firm’s portfolio. A stunning Tuscan inspired kitchen is a standout. Rich honey colored overlay cabinets surround the inviting kitchen. The kitchen island is another work of art with its delicate white Brookhaven cabinetry and a warm-toned granite countertop.
2) Cobb Hill Construction
206 North State St., Concord, NH 03301
Cobb Hill began building and restoring the beauty of homes in 1986 and has become a client favorite for new builds, renovations, and additions. Offering diverse design and home improvements services, Cobb Hill has maintained memberships with professional organizations such as the NAHB, the AIA of New Hampshire, the HBA of New Hampshire, and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Cobb Hill specializes in historic renovations. A notable example of the firm’s recent work is the kitchen remodel of a 200-year-old home in Henniker, New Hampshire. Cobb Hill Construction redesigned the home everyday use, but Wolf cabinets and appliances were installed to add style.
1) GM Roth
12 Murphy Dr. Unit G, Nashua, NH 03062
Gerry Roth’s extensive background in home remodeling has been a solid foundation for the growth and success of G.M. Roth. Roth is an NAHB-Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, a Certified Graduate Remodeler, and a Certified Graduate Builder.
Since 1986, G.M. Roth has been providing home improvements that make living spaces more enjoyable. The firm specializes in whole home renovations as well as in more detailed parts of the house like kitchens. A stunning kitchen remodel in Merrimack, New Hampshire boasts a Mediterranean-inspired style. The display cabinet built into the island is a charming touch.
This excellent craftsmanship has earned the company awards such as the 2018 Top 500 builders in Qualified Remodeler magazine, the 2018 Guild Master Quality Award, and numerous NHBRA People’s Choice and Cornerstone Awards.