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This list features the top 15 kitchen remodelers in Washington, D.C. We considered both general contractors and kitchen remodeling specialists that do exceptional work in the nation’s capital. The list includes an array of builders, from those that use economic materials to those that offer custom millwork and cabinetry.

Each of these builders is capable of full structural work and plumbing in addition to exterior improvements. Each of the listed contractors was ranked based on their experience, press features, awards, and demonstrated versatility in kitchen design. Whether you need a simple cabinet update or a kitchen overhaul, there’s a contractor on this list for you.

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15) Lofft Construction

616 Kennedy St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

Lofft Construction is a design/build firm based in Washington D.C. As a licensed general contractor, the firm offers a wide spectrum of services, such as kitchen, remodeling, bath remodeling, architectural design, home additions, and plumbing services.

Lofft Construction’s approach to home building depends on steady communication between architects and homeowners. The results are unique and award-winning homes. And they’ve also received awards and certifications, including the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year Award and an EPA Lead-Safe certification.

Lofft Construction’s portfolio helps clients visualize the styles and sizes of the firm’s projects. An example of this is this beautiful traditional “U” shaped kitchen remodel. The design is tidy, thanks to sleek cabinets that create ample workspace. The kitchen is separated from the dining room by the fully functional island, complete with range. An emphasis on whites gives the kitchen a clean, crisp appearance, and enlarges the sense of space.


14) Four Brothers Design + Build

4009 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

The Johnsons—Alfred, Ben, Kent, and Leroy—are the four brothers behind Four Brothers Design + Build. Before establishing the firm, the brothers worked as woodworking apprentices, stacking wood and assembling cabinetry. This nine-to-five job didn’t stop the brothers from fitting remodeling into their schedule. The excellent craftsmanship they put in their work paid off as clients started to recognize their work and send them referrals. Their confidence grew with their clientele, and eventually they launched Four Brothers Design + Build in 2006.

The firm’s portfolio demonstrates versatility in design and construction as well as flexibility in project size. Four Brothers offers a broad array of services from whole home renovations to kitchen remodeling.

Four Brothers worked with a couple from Brookland, Washington D.C. on their modern kitchen transformation. The couple wanted to open up and enlarge their kitchen to connect it to the dining area. A bright yellow stove and a butcher block island added a personal touch. The firm balanced those colorful elements against a cool stone dust gray for the cabinets and light Caesarstone quartz countertops.


13) Commonwealth Home Design

208-A Dominion Rd. NE, Vienna, VA 22180

Commonwealth Home Design is an architect-owned company with in-house architects and craftspeople working in the field of residential construction. The design/build firm’s team of professionals keep every step of construction running smoothly.

The firm’s abilities have earned the firm affiliations with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Recently, the firm’s work on a 1960 home remodel was featured in Arlington magazine.

Kitchens are the heart of each home and the same is true for this newly renovated home in the Metro D.C. area. This kitchen is a part of a whole home renovation project. As a part of the renovation, Commonwealth upgraded the aesthetic fixtures, installed an exhaust hood, installed shelves and cabinets, and put down a new hardwood floor. The overall result: simple, clean beauty.


12) The Alexander Group

5020 Nicholson Ct. Suite #200A, Kensington, MD 20895

Alex Dean has been practicing sustainable and economical building processes since 1976. And the Alexander Group has been serving the Metro D.C. area with residential home construction and remodeling for well over three decades now.  Its use of solar and alternative energy resources earned the firm a U.S. Green Building Council LEED accreditation as well as certifications from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

An environmentally conscious couple, Bill and Martha Sykora, bought a home in Maryland, then partnered with The Alexander Group to make their sustainable dream home come to life. The renovation included the home’s kitchen. Since the house has a good structure, the Alexander Group worked with the existing layout and other reusable materials while incorporating energy-efficient components.


11) Foxcraft

110 Great Falls St., Falls Church, VA 22046

Chandler Fox and Mike Blood founded Foxcraft in 1989.  Fox and Blood are experts in home construction and remodeling, with each of them possessing important remodeling certifications such as Certified Kitchen Designer, Certified Green Professional, and Certified Remodeler. Foxcraft is a licensed general contractor offering clients complete work from the exterior architecture to the interior finishes.

The firm’s affiliates in the industry include the NARI, NKBA, and NAHB. These have recognized the firm’s exceptional craftsmanship with national and regional Contractor of the Year Awards. The firm has also been mentioned in publications like the Remodeling Big 50, Washingtonian magazine’s Top 25 Kitchen Remodelers, and the Washingtonian magazine’s Top 10 Kitchen and Bath Designer.

Foxcraft’s work is best described by the adjectives ‘sophisticated’ and ‘classic.’ The kitchen remodel below showcases a classic black and white design. One look at this kitchen and clients will love the elegance and efficiency that Foxcraft molded into it. The kitchen’s smart storage and appliances keep the work area clean and allow the family to entertain guests.


10) Karma Home Designs

1990 M St. NW Suite #250, Washington, D.C. 20036

Washington D.C.-based Karma Home Designs offers clients unmatched professional service. The firm believes that showrooms are not required. Karma prefers, instead, to display its expertise in design and construction through its actual projects. Kris Christopherson’s extensive experience in the construction and remodeling industry enabled him to gather professionals who will ensure that a project gets done right, completed on time, finished on budget.

Karma Home Designs is a recipient of prestigious awards and rankings such as the NARI Contractor of the Year Award, Qualified Remodeler Top 500, and the City Beat News Service Excellence award.

Even a casual look through the Karma Home Designs portfolio will show clients the gorgeous work the firm regularly completes. From kitchens, baths, and full home renovations, Karma Home Design delivers every project with expertise. A perfect example of this is a kitchen remodel in Washington D.C. The project, completed in 2016, displays clean lines and stainless steel appliances that make the kitchen look sleek, ultra-modern, and sophisticated.


9) Glickman Design Build

15757 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855

Russ Glickman founded Glickman Design Build in 1975. Russ treats Glickman Design Build as more than a business. To his passionate eyes, the firm is a tool for clients to realize their dream home. The firm has also earned accolades from the industry and recognition from the press, including the Kitchen & Bath Design News, Remodeling magazine, Qualified Remodeler magazine, and NARI.

Airy and spacious are appropriate descriptors for this open-concept kitchen in Great Falls. Bay windows allow natural light to fill the room and the high ceiling makes the room feel even more spacious.


8) Wentworth, Inc.

8401 Connecticut Ave. Suite #310, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Wentworth, Inc. is a design/build firm established in 2004 by architect Bruce Wentworth, AIA. Bruce has been working in the Washington/Metro D.C. area for over twenty years and has built hundreds of homes, from bungalows to luxury mansions. Bruce’s passion for local historic homes allowed him to complete numerous historic home remodels. Wentworth’s in-house design and construction team work collaboratively to remodel these homes.

In 2018, Wentworth, Inc. received recognition from the Home & Design magazine, The Hill Rag, and The Washington Post. It also received the NARI Contractor of the Year Merit Award and the Grand Award. The firm gives topnotch service to its clients.

Wentworth, Inc.’s gallery is a collection of remarkable kitchens, baths, home additions, and even aging-in-place designs. Take a look at this classic kitchen remodel in Cleveland Park, Washington D.C. The “U” shaped kitchen provides a clean appearance and makes the most of the space available. A breakfast table and a wet bar are adjacent. A custom Ambrosia Maple countertop and backsplash were used for the wet bar and wall cabinets were installed for maximum storage.


7) Carnemark Design + Build

7550 Wisconsin Ave. Suite #120, Bethesda, MD 20814

Creating spaces where beauty meets function is what makes Carnemark Design + Build an outstanding builder in the Metro D.C. area. The firm uses a client-centered approach and an environmental-friendly process in every project. The firm has been building in the D.C. area since 1987 and has been a constant recipient of awards from professional associations and publications.

Looking through its portfolio, clients can see the expertise that the firm brings to its remodeling projects. Carnemark transformed this cramped 1980s-styled kitchen into a modern kitchen haven. The remodel included tearing down wall storage and replacing it with an island to maximize space. With the wall down, the kitchen had an open floor layout, promoting an easy flow from end to end. A stainless double oven, a warming drawer, and an under-the-counter 60-bottle wine fridge allowed the kitchen to level up. This particular project brought Carnemark the NKBA Design Award and the NARI Contractor of the Year Grand Award for Residential Kitchen.


6) Gilday Renovations

9162 Brookville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910

Third-generation Washingtonians Tom and Kevin Gilday established Gilday Renovations in 1979. Tom provides the firm with artistic ideas that help the team visualize projects, bringing out the beauty of Washington’s traditional styles while blending them with modern-day aesthetics. Kevin, on the other hand, manages the business and has been keen on refining the construction process to be as smooth as possible.

Gilday Renovations’ team had the privilege of collaborating with some of Metro D.C.’s most renowned architects as well as renovating the works of architects including Winthrop Faulkner who pioneered the modern architecture in Northwest Washington D.C. The Gilday team’s stellar work has earned the firm multiple awards and press features.

Just a nine-minute drive from Washington D.C., this home remodel in Cleveland Park won the 2013 Contractor of the Year Grand Award from NARI. The firm worked on this kitchen in collaboration with architect Larysa Kurylas. Gray and white tones fill the room creating modern appeal. Contrast is provided by blending glass tiles and marbles with steel and wood.


5) Anthony Wilder

7913 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD 20818

Anthony Wilder is a leading design/build firm that has been serving the Metro D.C. area since 1990. The firm offers clients a wide spectrum of services from architecture, construction, to interior design. This allows the firm and clients to make each remodel as personal and detailed as possible.

Photo by Morgan Howarth

Photo by Morgan Howarth

Anthony Wilder is a consistent name in publications like Southern Home, Bethesda, Virginia Living, and Remodeler magazines. Its exceptional work received the Contractor of the Year awards from NARI, Chrysalis Awards, and the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Design awards.

A small kitchen in Washington D.C. duplex received a fresh upgrade from Anthony Wilder. The firm created a New York City loft-inspired design to elevate the atmosphere of the home. That sleek and modern design instantly made the home exceptional. The waterfall island transforms it into an eat-in kitchen. And an adjacent nook provides more room to entertain guests. A large framed glass window and door lead to an outdoor deck and provides generous natural light. All of these elements are tied together by a soft palette of cream colors and layering textures of wood, granite, and glass.


4) BOWA

7900 Westpark Dr. Suite A180, McLean, VA 22102

Larry Weinberg, along with Josh Baker, founded BOWA in 1988 after recognizing the slow growth in the construction market in the D.C. area. During its early years, Weinberg worked relentlessly on all aspects of the company, in and out of the office. This resulted in a growth from a crew of two with a $5k investment, to 27 contracts completed and approximately $310k in revenues by the end of the year.

BOWA’s portfolio captures the firm’s integrity in design and construction. We were smitten with the project pictured below. The modern-contemporary design radiates a cool and comfortable vibe. The sleek cabinetry and two islands provide clean lines and sharp angles, emphasizing a smooth flow of the kitchen to the dining area.

Publications such as Remodeling Magazine, Middleburg Eccentric, the Washington Post, and Home & Design have featured BOWA’s astonishing home remodels and custom homes. Recently, the firm was awarded a 2019 NARI Contractor of the Year Award in four separate categories including a Local Grand Award for a Residential Kitchen over $150k.


3) Landis

7059 Blair Rd. NW Suite #300, Washington D.C. 20012

Landis Construction—led by licensed architects Chris Landis and Ethan Landis—has been serving Washington D.C. and the metro area since 1990. Since that time, the firm has brought innovation to home construction. The firm uses the latest imaging technology: clients experience and walk-through their homes via Virtual Reality glasses. Aside from the virtual reality that the firm uses, even a quick glance at Landis Construction’s portfolio will convince you of its versatility when it comes to design and construction.

Landis worked on a remodel of a historic 1929 home in the Friendship Heights area of Washington D.C. The homeowners wanted an open kitchen, allowing them to entertain guests and maximize storage. Landis made a spacious kitchen possible by creating an adjacent pantry, thus subtracting a portion of occupied space. Large bank windows by the sink connect the kitchen to the backyard and deck. Finally, the firm created larger door openings to provide the area with better access to the breakfast nook and hallway.

This family-friendly kitchen won the 2014 NARI Metro D.C. Capitol Contractor of the Year Grand Award for Residential Kitchen over $120k. That wasn’t the first award, and it certainly wouldn’t be the last. The firm has won Professional Remodeler Design Awards, NARI Metro D.C. Capitol Contractor of the Year Awards, and appreciative nods in publications like the Washington Post and Qualified Remodeler.


2) Case Architects & Remodelers

1327 14th St. Suite #200, Washington, D.C. 20005

Case Architects & Remodelers has been transforming Washington D.C.’s homes, and in some of the finest neighborhoods of the city, since 1961. The firm houses a team of project developers, designers, and craftspeople who bring years of experience. Together, the Case team creates a unique blend of creativity and comfort.

The firm’s expertise in design and construction earned multiple 2019 NARI Contractor of the Year awards for residential kitchen remodels in national and local categories. The firm has had the attention of the press for some time: the Kitchen and Bath Business, Washingtonian, John Eric Home, Washington Post, and the NKBA magazine have all featured Case’s work.

The Case Portfolio displays its design versatility. A wide range of projects can be seen here, including kitchen remodels in craftsman and modern design styles. Take this featured photo as an example. The couple who owned the home wanted to upgrade their kitchen to match the mid-century modern theme of the house. The new update displays an eclectic design that houses the innovative appliances that make food prep and baking a breeze. The handmade geometric backsplash and the two-toned melamine slab door cabinets complement the attractive flooring, and track lighting goes well with the chimney hood with waterfall edges.


1) Michael Nash

8630A Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22031

Michael Nash’s unmatched service in construction is a result of the constant demand of clients for innovation. The firm has consistently responded to customer demands, allowing it to become the leading remodeling contractor in the Washington, D.C. area. Having spent 25 years in the industry, the firm has developed services that cater to every phase of home construction, from design to interior finishes.

Michael Nash has been featured in publications such as the Fairfax County Times and Elan magazine. The design/build firm has also won a number of awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry as Contractor of the Year.

Michael Nash Homes was awarded a 2019 NARI Capital Contractor of the Year Grand Award for the kitchen remodel in Metro D.C. in the  $100k to $150k category. Originally a small secluded kitchen, Michael Nash transformed it into an open layout kitchen that transitions smoothly from the kitchen to the dining and living area. This updated modern-transitional kitchen is a part of a whole home renovation. The compact design included more room for storage and a functional island with its own cabinets and sink. Hues of blue, white, and brown give the kitchen a cool look.

 

 


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