Your kitchen is an investment in your home and your life.

Here are six ways we create enduring quality and an exceptional kitchen remodeling experience.

Straight lines and perfect corners are a mark of excellence. In order to achieve the highest levels of quality, it’s really important to tear out your old kitchen. Here are three reasons we start by tearing it “down to the studs.”


1. The walls in old homes are not square.

The only way to create straight walls and square corners for you is to start with raw space (demo to the studs). Your new cabinets need new walls so they hang neatly and so moldings and trim fit just right. And there are often structural issues hidden behind 100-year-old walls.


2. you’ll be able to relocate pipes, drains, and gas lines.

Gutting the space also creates an opportunity to relocate your laundry hookups. This is a great way to achieve greater accessibility as you get older (and we all do!). Plumbing issues above and below the kitchen can also be addressed when the framing is exposed. This can save you money down the road.


3. Most older homes are “under-wired” for modern lifestyles.

Many 20th-century homes were not designed to carry the electrical load of modern appliances. Electrical upgrades eliminate the hazards and inconvenience of extension cords. You’ll have electrical outlets where you need them, instead of extension cords tucked behind the kitchen table. Your kitchen design can include high- and low-voltage wiring for recessed lighting, under-cabinet lighting, accent lighting, additional outlets, TVs, security systems, small appliances, charging stations, and more.

In older homes, we often encounter original “knob and tube” wiring. Building codes require electrical upgrades if the walls are open.

  • The trade partners who will be working in your home are licensed and insured.
  • They are reliable, skilled professionals with high standards who will show up on time and treat your home with respect.
  • A smooth process is the result of experience (knowing how much time it will take) and planning (having materials and labor ready at the right time).
  • Before we start work, everything will be set up to happen in the right amount of time in the right order, like pieces of a puzzle falling into place.
  • A dedicated project manager will be the single point of contact for your kitchen remodeling project.

Your kitchen will be under construction for several weeks, so you’ll need a way to prepare and clean up simple meals. We’ll set up a temporary kitchenette for you. Usually, this means we move the old sink and sink cabinet to the basement and connect it to the basement laundry. For cooking, you’ll have a small countertop oven and a two-burner cooktop.

With the right layout and design, a 150-square-foot kitchen can live much larger. Professional design adds value by squeezing the most out of your space and your budget. Our design and production team brings innovative ideas to the table. Their attention to small details will make your kitchen comfortable, beautiful, and efficient.

  • A complete set of detailed construction plans is your “blueprint for success.”
  • We follow all the building codes and local ordinances. Nothing is “under the radar.”
  • In urban areas, building codes often prohibit even small bump-outs. If your kitchen remodeling project requires a variance, we’ll navigate the process for you.

Kitchen Remodeling Showcase

breakfast alcove with hydrangeas

White and Airy Kitchen

The footprint is the same, but the galley-style kitchen layout creates more room for storage and seating.

Bright and Joyful Kitchen

St. Paul kitchen renovation blends 2016 functionality with 1915 arts and crafts architectural details.

Kitchen Remodeling Reviews

It is our mission to build enduring relationships with our kitchen remodeling customers. If you are a client, we invite you to write a review on Google, Houzz, or Yelp. For a list of references, please call us – (651) 645-5429.

How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen?

People ask us this question every day. The truth is there isn’t a simple answer. The cost to remodel a kitchen will depend on many factors.