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Homes in Virginia Beach range from older, well-maintained cottages to modern mansions. These houses dot the coastline facing the Atlantic ocean and the farmland in the southeast corner of the city, featuring kitchens that are often the first spaces in the home to be renovated and updated. Remodeling these kitchens are talented contractors from the city and surrounding areas of the Tidewater region.
This list features the top kitchen remodeling contractors in Virginia Beach — award-winning general contractors, design-build firms, and remodeling companies. These firms were chosen and ranked based on their accolades, press features, stellar reviews, and design capability and flexibility. From coastal to mid-century modern, they are suited for any style. These firms are also capable of creating American Disabilities Act-approved kitchens as well as incorporating aging-in-place specifications.
14) K.M. Cash Remodeling
3169 Hungarian Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23457
K.M. Cash Remodeling is a residential remodeler serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and parts of North Carolina. It offers 25 years of expertise in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, sunrooms, and attic conversions.
Clients benefit from three generation’s worth of experience from owner and head builder Kevin Cash. Cash developed a streamlined process from design consulting to construction, making the firm a top choice for many Hampton Roads residents. Additionally, it boasts 3D Imaging Technology so ideas can be communicated clearly and homeowners can fully visualize their home and space.
The firm is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Tidewater Builders Association (TBA), and the Better Business Bureau.
13) Capital Remodeling
505 S. Independence Blvd. Suite #210, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Capital Remodeling is one of Virginia Beach’s leading kitchen and bathroom remodelers. It offers a variety of services in renovations and home improvements such as window replacement, siding, and roofing. The company is led by general manager, Mark Vandegrift.
The firm has earned Talk of the Town Awards for customer satisfaction and exceptional service. It also has an impressive track record with regulatory agencies such as the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. This ensures professional and quality work for all its remodeling projects.
Dark maple takes center stage in this kitchen remodel. Large windows provide abundant natural light to produce a warm and homey kitchen. The quartz countertop on the large island is durable and family-friendly.
12) Schneider Custom Builders
350 W. 22nd St., Suite #101 A, Norfolk, VA 23517
Schneider Custom Builders creates custom homes and bespoke renovations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Chesapeake. Its team members possess important designations in building and remodeling such as Graduate Master Builder, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, and Master Certified Green Professional. The firm is also a proud member of the Craftsman Builder 20 Club of the NAHB, one of only two members from Virginia.
Jim Schneider, founder and president, is a New Jersey native with a family pedigree of building. He worked for his father and uncle, building houses and learning the kind of work ethic it takes to run a company. He established Schneider Custom Builders in 1984 and developed the once 10-man framing company into one of the region’s top general contractors.
From shabby Scandinavian to pastel coastal, the firm is not afraid to experiment in terms of kitchen design. It is well-acquainted with various challenges in kitchen remodeling and addresses each effectively with unique designs and structural solutions. This 1970s ranch was given a much-needed update. The firm rose to the occasion and created a transitional kitchen in cool gray with added square footage. Custom backsplash tiling and thick marble countertops surround the space.
11) J.M. Froehler Construction
2251 W. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
One of the most prominent firms in Virginia Beach, J.M. Froehler has been providing whole house renovations and green building for over 30 years. The general contractor serves Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, and was founded by Virginia Beach native John Froehler. Today, the firm’s development continues under the capable leadership of his sons, Matt and Michael.
Matt is a former Coast Guard officer who went back to his construction roots in 2001, and is joined by his brother Michael, who works as Head Project Supervisor. Both brothers are Certified EarthCraft Green Builders and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists of the NAHB.
The firm is known for its coastal kitchens that reflect the nature of Virginia Beach. Soft powder blue hues and ivory tones are seen in its cabinetry and tilework. It also uses marble or granite on countertops as well as ornate range hoods as centerpieces of its kitchens. In the featured project, the large kitchen extends to the dining room and opens up to views of the water. The signature hood and marble countertop are prominent.
10) Crumley Group
1728-106 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454
The Crumley Group is a family-owned custom builder and general contractor operating in Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads region. Since 1985, it has built a reputation of successfully orchestrating the most complex and sophisticated projects, while also welcoming smaller projects like remodeling. The company is led by Scott Crumley.
The firm has built many notable homes in Virginia Beach, such as the official residence for Old Dominion University’s president. It is also credited for creating the St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children — Virginia’s largest long-term residential facility caring for children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities. The firm has won awards in the TBA Homearama as well as the TBA Stanley Awards for kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living.
9) Caruana Homes
2952 Summerhaven Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Gary Caruana established Caruana Homes in 1970, and has since become one of Virginia’s leading builders of custom construction and remodeling. This general contractor has won awards from the TBA’s annual Homearama showcase, as well as Critics’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards from The Virginian-Pilot.
Caruana’s portfolio of custom homes and renovations feature French, modern, and traditional architectures. In the remodeling aspect, the firm is seasoned in additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and sunrooms. It also has an additional specialty in creating ADA universal homes for handicapped and special needs homeowners.
The firm’s kitchens often utilize an open layout to accommodate a better flow of movement. This wide kitchen features an all-white aesthetic complemented by black elements. The large kitchen island features vertical shiplap and detailed columns. The concrete tiling is carried throughout the first floor for a more unified design.
8) Wel-Vant Construction and Remodeling
4858-B Shell Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455
From major reconstruction work to design updates, Wel-Vant Construction and Remodeling is capable of bringing a client’s dream home to life. The family-owned business has been serving the Tidewater region since 1987. It began with founder G.H. Puddy Sturtevant and has continued for three decades through his handpicked staff. The firm’s team is made up of NAHB Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists and Certified Graduate Remodelers, as well as Green-Certified remodelers.
The firm specializes in creating timeless kitchens, accessible renovations, and in-law suites. It favors soft neutral tones in its kitchens. This functional yet elegant kitchen features eggshell cabinets, a granite-topped island, and plenty of storage. The firm’s renovation and remodeling projects have been featured in The Virginian-Pilot.
7) Benson Homes
1630 Donna Dr. Suite #102, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Benson Homes is one of coastal Virginia’s premier design-build firms, specializing in residential remodeling and additions. The firm is founded by Jim Benson, a New England native who found his passion for building while he was finishing his MBA. In the 30 years since he launched his company, he and his team have remodeled hundreds of homes in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.
The firm maintains active memberships in leading remodeling and building organizations such as the NARI, NAHB, and TAB. Additionally, Jim holds a number of remodeling designations that make the firm capable of handling any remodeling project, from green remodeling to aging-in-place.
For kitchen remodeling, the firm is versatile in styles. Rustic, traditional, and modern cooking spaces can be seen in its portfolio. It also loves to play with natural light and texture, as shown in the featured kitchen remodel. The once dark and closed-off kitchen was opened up to allow better traffic flow and illumination. It now features white cabinets and granite countertops. The large kitchen island is more family-friendly and perfect for entertaining guests.
6) Greenwich Kitchens
5784 Arrowhead Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Greenwich Kitchens is a homegrown design-build firm that specializes in every type of kitchen, to accommodate every client’s need. Its portfolio showcases transitional, traditional, industrial, coastal, and farmhouse kitchens. The firm has served Tidewater neighborhoods for over 30 years, and is headed by Jim Query. Query is a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach and has 35 years of experience designing kitchens. Included on the team is award-winning design consultant Renee Torgler, whose kitchen designs have won Gold for Best in Show at Homearama, and the Stanley Award from the TBA.
The firm is notable for being a team member of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dream Home in Virginia Beach. For the past 20 years, it has given back to this charitable institution focused on helping children with cancer by creating unique kitchens for these homes. In 2019, it created this transitional kitchen for a Dream Home. Its navy blue and white colors are contrasted by pops of orange for a fun palette. Shaker style cabinets line the walls as well as its large kitchen island.
5) B&T Kitchens and Baths
4429 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23455
For 30 years, B&T Kitchens and Baths has served Hampton Roads and adjacent communities with thoughtfully designed kitchens and bathrooms. It has earned praise from residents of the Tidewater region, and awards from local publications. For the past decade, The Virginian-Pilot, Coastal Virginia, and Hampton Roads Magazine have awarded the firm with Reader Choice Awards for Best Kitchen Remodeling Company and Best Bath Remodeling Company.
General manager Kevin Riley has been working in the company since he was 16. After college, he took a full-time position at the firm and has worked his way up. He is well-versed in construction and installation and works with Maureen Paris in the day-to-day operations of the firm. Together, they lead a team of designers who equally prioritize beauty and function in kitchens and bathrooms.
This Bay Island kitchen exudes coastal comfort in its baby blue hues and ivory cabinets. The large kitchen island doubles as a dining and food prep area. It also features additional storage for the kitchen. Its reclaimed wood countertop is durable yet sustainable.
4) KDW Home
1100 Welborne Dr., Suite #100, Richmond, VA 23229
KDW Home is the product of a partnership between Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim — both of whom are Richmond natives with a great eye for design. Daniel studied in Europe and has designed rooms throughout the mid-Atlantic states and in the Carolinas. Pilgrim is a Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Designer of the NKBA and has been designing and supervising projects for some of the area’s finest homes since 1984.
With their expertise combined, KDW Home exhibits the same chemistry in bringing together excellent design and functionality in practical living spaces such as kitchens and baths. The firm’s motto of ‘Nowhere else’ can be seen in the unique spaces it creates. Asian and European influences brought by Daniel’s travels are seen in the firm’s designs while quality craftsmanship from Pilgrim’s expertise is evident.
The firm’s kitchens have won six times in the Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest. The firm has also been featured in various industry magazines such as Kitchen and Bath Design News, Southern Style, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, HouseTrends, and The Virginian-Pilot. The featured kitchen blends modern European functionality with East Asian and French design elements. This project won the 2015/2016 SubZero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest.
3) VB Homes
1209 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Custom home builder and remodeler VB Homes is known for its distinct projects in the North End, South End, Bay Colony, and Old Beach regions of Virginia Beach. The 31-year-old design-build firm effectively blends old-style workmanship and architecture with the latest industry innovations to address the fluid lifestyles of Hampton Roads residents.
The firm has earned accolades for its developments and remodeling. In 2014, the City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission presented the firm with the Honor Award for its Old Beach Homes development in the Old Beach neighborhood. In 2019, it won a regional NARI COTY Award for an Entire House renovation.
This modern kitchen sits at the top floor of a newly renovated home in North End. It joins the common living room in an open-floor concept that took advantage of the home’s oceanfront perch. A vaulted ceiling, warm wood elements, and a blue, white, and gray palette bring out the beachy vibe of the space. ADA-compliant elements were also installed to accommodate the homeowner’s elderly parents and allow them to age in place.
2) Jerry Harris Remodeling
1327 Poindexter St., Chesapeake, VA 23324
Jerry Harris tells the story of starting his remodeling business as a happy accident. He and his wife moved to Chesapeake in the early ‘80s for his job in the Navy. When he started buying and fixing up properties in the area, people began asking if he could also remodel their homes. Since 1985, the company has served the residents of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk with whole home renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and universally accessible living spaces.
With such a vast network of clients, the firm has developed an exceptional way of addressing customer needs through quality work. This is evident in its more than 300 “Best Of” Category Awards from The Virginian-Pilot. In 2017, it was recognized as the publication’s only 10-Year Gold Winner. Nationally, it has also ranked in Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 Remodelers, and in Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500.
The firm specializes in kitchen remodeling projects of all sizes, including accessible living designs. This kitchen remodel for a Chesapeake couple features a cool gray-to-white color scheme for a soothing vibe. Its long island has a built-in power source and a ready-to-use platform for technology.
1) Hatchett Design Remodel
11725 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606
With over 50 years of design-remodel experience under three generations of leadership, Hatchett Design Remodel consists of the best remodeling and design contractors in the Virginia Beach area. This family-owned and -operated business offers services that span green building, additions, kitchens, and bathrooms. It is also known for being affiliated with fellow remodeling contractors and firms, from the Mid-Atlantic to the Southeast.
The firm boasts an award-winning portfolio and an equally accomplished team. It has won PRC Merit Awards and Remodeling Grand Awards for its kitchens, bathrooms, and extensive remodels. It has two in-house designers, one of which is kitchen and bathroom designer Jessica Altman, a 2017 Forty Under 40 Awardee of Professional Remodeler. The firm operates under the watchful leadership of Donald Hatchett, a third-generation builder and current board member of the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association.
This farmhouse kitchen is one of the more recent projects of the firm. The firm granted the homeowners their dream country chic kitchen. This down-home farmhouse kitchen features all the modern amenities. The eye-catching kitchen island incorporated reclaimed wood from the homeowners’ family barn.
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