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The Best Kitchen Contractors in San Francisco

May 3, 2018 25 Min Read


The kitchen is the heart of a home. So whether you are remodeling an outdated kitchen or planning to create your dream kitchen in a new home, you need the services of a professional to guide you through the complicated process. But not every kitchen project has the same demands. Some homeowners may have a trusted contractor and only need the services of an interior designer to put together a beautiful and functional space. For others, a design/build firm is the ideal one-stop-shop to find comprehensive design and construction services from start to finish. And still other kitchen projects may benefit from the services of cabinetry specialists with an in-house design team.

Although these companies offer a range of services based on the extent of planning and work necessary, what they all have in common is that their designers have the ability to create highly customized kitchens that reflect not only a client’s aesthetic tastes but a careful understanding of how homeowners will interact with the space. Their decades of experience in the kitchen industry have helped them understand how individuals move within and use kitchens in different ways. The result of this knowledge, combined with access to the finest quality products and craftsmen, allow them to create rooms that are highly-functional and incredibly beautiful.

The companies on this list do more than just sell you the appliances or cabinets to put in your kitchen or give you generic plans. Rather, these kitchen remodeling companies provide comprehensive design services to make dream kitchens a reality.

Kitchen Remodeling Companies

A design/build firm will not only work with you to design a kitchen according to your wants and needs, but you’ll get the added benefit of them being the same people who will be in your home implementing those designs. These companies are both contractors and designers. They will design the cabinets for your kitchen, of course, but also help you decide on counters, backsplash, color coordination, appliances, paints, flooring, and more. As builders, they have the knowledge and ability to help you move your kitchen across the home, tear down walls to create an open concept space, or bring the room down to the studs and start from scratch. They have developed relationships with suppliers, craftsmen, and other industry professionals that help them offer any range of options at the best prices. And by using the same team to design and build your kitchen, chances are you’ll save money and have a shorter timeline than by going through multiple people or companies.

With total control over a project from beginning to end, these 5 Design/Build firms have rightfully earned the reputation of being the top choices for kitchen design in the Bay Area.

Wallace Remodeling

400 Day St, San Francisco, CA 94131

About Wallace Remodeling

Wallace Remodeling has been building in San Francisco for over 40 years and has a reputation for integrity and commitment to excellence. Founded by Kevin Wallace in 1973, the company offers design/build services for all interior work, but excel specifically at kitchen remodels in many of the city’s prestigious neighborhoods. Kevin Wallace has been named one of the top 50 remodelers in the US, according to the Remodeling Magazine, and is the founding president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of The Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Wallace Remodeling focuses on the unique remodeling needs of San Francisco structures. In addition to kitchens, their work includes new residential construction, whole house remodels, additions, and period home historic restorations and renovations. They can also do garage and master suite additions, structural and seismic retrofit projects, and general improvements. They also work on projects for multi-family buildings. Wallace Remodeling has extensive experience with the San Francisco Building Department and a wealth of knowledge of San Francisco Building Code.

To best serve their clients, Wallace Remodeling focuses on organization, communication, teamwork, a superior craftsmanship, and exceptional leadership. They assemble a comprehensive team for each job and assign a dedicated superintendent to ensure quality from conception through completion. They place a high regard on the ingenuity of design and quality of construction. The team brings a creative, innovative, and collaborative approach to their craft. When designing a new kitchen, the team considers the specific environmental needs of their clients and space and they train their crews on the best green building practices. Wallace Remodeling enlists the best teams of trades-people and uses the highest quality materials and finishes. They proudly promote energy and resource conservation at every job site.

Kevin Wallace is a Certified Remodeler through the NARI. The Bay Area native has dedicated his entire career to the remodeling industry and is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable remodelers regarding San Francisco rules and regulations. In addition to serving as the Founding President of the NARI SF Bay Area chapter, he has held a number of building community leadership roles and currently serves as a member of the San Francisco Building Department’s Code Advisory Committee and Green Building Sub-Committee. He is a Golden Gate Business Association member, AIA San Francisco Allied member, and AIA San Francisco Small Firms member.

Beyond the Horizon Construction

San Francisco, CA 94127

About Beyond the Horizon Construction

Beyond The Horizon Construction Inc. is a full-service general construction, remodeling, renovation, and repair company that has become a go-to for high-quality craftsmanship adjusted to meet each client’s specific needs and priorities, regardless of the extent of work required. The family-run business is committed to delivering personalized service and particularly excels at kitchen remodeling projects, as well as home additions and new builds. The company prides itself on its versatility and high-quality design/build services.

Beyond the Horizon Construction recognizes that remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting task, especially during the planning stages. To make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for their clients, they offer comprehensive services. They help their clients work through all stages, from figuring out a general color scheme to selecting materials from floor to ceiling. The firm designs custom builds for tile or laminate countertops and islands and offers custom transitional floor trim, and interior and exterior trim work of all kinds.

“As a whole house remodeling company we know all the ins and outs when it comes to remodeling any room, but kitchens are one of the areas that we enjoy renovating the most. That is because it gives us an even greater opportunity to exercise our creative muscles. Kitchens really have to be a mix of aesthetic appeal and functionality so figuring out the best way to have the layout and what extra features to add in is a fun challenge to undertake.” – Beyond the Horizon Construction

Whatever ideas for a new kitchen you have, or how far into the design process you are, Beyond the Horizon Construction can help homeowners plan out what works best for them within their budget. The company has created modern kitchens style with an angular, clean and sleek look and those with a country feel, full of fine wood cabinets and floors with little cubbyholes for every item. They can help clients pick between fine stone countertops that give the space a polished feel and ornately tiled backspace that bring color and vibrancy into the room. Drawing on many years of combined experience, the Beyond The Horizon Construction Inc. team offers a range of services on top of full kitchen remodels, including full bathroom remodels, custom patio and deck builds, drywall hanging and finishing, laminate, tile and wood floor repairs and replacements, custom designed built-in cabinets, interior and exterior trim work, and much more.

Gilmans Kitchens + Baths

228 Bayshore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124

About Gilmans Kitchens + Baths

Gilmans Kitchens + Baths is a premier Bay Area design/build company with 4 locations in the area: San Francisco, San Rafael, San Mateo, and Mountain View. Each location has a beautiful showroom with in-house designers that work directly with homeowners, contractors, and independent designers to create the perfect kitchen suited to the specifics of each place and the client needs. Their reputation and dedication to quality service and products have made them a trusted name for providing kitchen and bathroom remodeling in San Francisco. The company has earned 5 Best of Houzz awards for their excellent customer service and their work has caught the attention of publications, including CA Home + Design and Bloomberg Business. And they have proudly been named a Legacy Business by the city of San Francisco for serving the Bay Area community for 35 years.

Services range from full-design, install-only for those who have their own contractors, or full contractor service where the design/build team serves as the licensed contractor. Gilmans’ services range from simple to complex and include the following: semi-custom to full custom cabinetry, countertop surfaces, bath and kitchen design, bathroom vanities, outdoor kitchens, screen doors and window screens, plumbing fixtures and accessories, handyman services, installation, and design/build services. They efficiently obtain permits and get to work on the project using the highest-quality products on the market. Their cabinet manufacturers include Bellmont Cabinet Co., DeWils Fine Cabinetry, Dura Supreme Cabinetry, KitchenCraft Cabinetry, and Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry.

Gilmans works with customers from the beginning of the project to completion. Their professional designers will help you choose the right products, colors, and styles for your kitchen or bathroom. They stay up-to-date on the latest market trends and regularly attend education courses in the industry to stay knowledgeable. The designers will gladly be involved to any extent needed, whether working with homeowners based on current plans they have with their contractor, or starting from scratch with rough ideas. They will even come out to your space to measure. Their expertise covers a range of design styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recent projects include an eclectic, modern open kitchen and a sustainable bamboo kitchen.

Kitchens & More

4178 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, CA 94903

About Kitchens & More

Kitchens & More is an award-winning residential kitchen design, supply, and construction company serving the Bay Area since 1992. Specialized in kitchen and bath remodeling, the company’s work has been recognized by countless shelter and trade magazines and newspapers, including in Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, Women’s Day, American HomeStyle & Gardening, and the Marin Independent Journal. They have won numerous design competitions including the Regional Award in the Sub Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Competition and the Viking Kitchen Contest. Kitchens & More held a national ranking of 17 of 140 of the best of the best Industry Peers in 2005 by Business Networks, Inc. Kitchens & More has been voted Best of Marin by the readers of the Pacific Sun at least seven times since 2004.

Kitchens & More’s designs are not only rich and imaginative, but practical and well built. The company has worked on kitchens in every style, from Mill Valley Craftsman to Lucas Valley Eichler, and from a rustic Larkspur Cottage kitchen to a high-end kitchen in a San Rafael Spanish Mission. The options are limitless, enhanced by the diverse staff’s knowledge of and access to Green and state-of-the-art materials, fixtures, and appliances. In one particularly noteworthy project, Kitchens and More renovated a dark, 70’s kitchen in a beachfront property into a light and welcoming family space. Their streamlined kitchen design allowed everything to be cleverly and logically hidden within cabinets, so nothing has to live on the counters. The white-on-white space served as the perfect backdrop to spectacular views of the Pacific ocean without being distracting.

“At the heart of the kitchen remodeling services we offer our clients is a personal and abiding love of home and family. That, coupled with an extensive professional background in both interior design and construction, allows us to relieve our clients of all of the worries and stresses inherent in most kitchen remodeling projects.” – Kitchens & More

Kitchens & More is run by Designer and Owner Krikor Halajian. He is a licensed general contractor, certified kitchen designer, member of the NKBA, and a certified Green Building Professional. His experience in the kitchen and bath industry spans over 25 years. Prior to specializing in design and construction, Halajian worked as a civil engineer, which provided him the opportunity to work in Japan and Saudi Arabia and travel to the Far East, Europe, and Africa. These experiences have fueled his design imagination and inspirations. Krikor Halajian is joined at Kitchens & More by his wife Rosemarie Halajian, who assists in making design material and fixture decisions and is highly knowledgeable about green building practices. Her curiosity continually leads her to innovative and unusual design products and she can help client integrate materials that have minimal environmental impact. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and even leads a study group for other Interior Designers preparing for certification as a LEED AP.

HOUSEworks: Design + Build

1485 Bayshore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124

About HOUSEworks: Design + Build

HOUSEworks is a Residential Design + Build General Contracting Company offering an exceptional home remodeling experience. Their high-end kitchen designs can be found around Marin County and the greater San Francisco area. HOUSEworks has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including winning the First Place for Entire House Remodel for their work in Sunset, First Place Residential Design Award for an Entire House Remodel in Cove Valley, the Remodel of the Year Award for an Entire House Remodel in SOMA, first place Remodel Award for a Bathroom Remodel in Noe Valley, and the 2012 BIG50 award. The company has also been named Diamond Certified’s highest rated contractor for 12 consecutive years.

The design/build company understands that a successful project is measured based on numerous factors, including work quality, completion schedule, and budget. To achieve high rates of customer satisfaction, HOUSEworks carefully considers and reviews every stage of the project thoroughly. Their goal is to make the kitchen remodeling process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. HOUSEworks shares best practices with the leading remodelers in the country through their partnership with Remodelers Advantage, is a BUILD IT GREEN company, and is NARI Universal Design Certified.

HOUSEworks was founded by Jeff Kann in 2005. Previously, he was a senior level executive for a San Francisco-based global company for over 20 years. His unique background has helped him develop strong customer communication and team leadership skills, which helps him offer HOUSEworks clients the best possible experience, regardless of project size. He demands a high standard on his projects and has assembled a diverse team to deliver superior results. Kann is an active NARI member and has held several positions on the San Francisco Chapter Executive Board, promoting the remodeling industry locally, including as President, Fundraising Chair, and the Rebuilding Together NARI Committee Chair.

Kitchen Cabinet Designers

Sometimes, a kitchen project is best served by turning to established professionals who specialize in creating the most important aspect of an award-winning, functional kitchen — the cabinet manufacturers. The four cabinet companies in this section are world-class and have earned themselves top accolades internationally for their kitchen designs and products. By using a company such as the ones below, homeowners can rest assured that the products going into their homes are of the highest quality and engineered to last.

These companies have one focus — to create the best kitchen systems. They have control over their products from design through production and stop at nothing to ensure the kitchen they create are durable, functional, and beautiful, suited for the needs of the individual homeowner. Whether that means having a test kitchen in which all of their products are tried out prior to entering the market or working with professionals to find or develop materials from which to make their cabinets — their creativity in kitchen design has earned them top-marks.

All four of these companies have award-winning showrooms in the San Francisco area with in-house designers who can help you realize your kitchen dreams from idea inception through installation.


356 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

About Henrybuilt

Henrybuilt was founded in 2001 to create the first American kitchen ‘system’ and has now completed well over 500 projects in California. Their primary goal is to create the best kitchens in the world. They focus on how a person interacts with their product and how it will last over time. Henrybuilt’s products combine exceptional craft-quality and high-level architectural integration. Their design services offer personalization with world-class integrated performance. They operate showrooms with in-house designers in Mill Valley and New York City and have a 45,000 square foot production facility and test kitchen in Seattle. The company is the winner of over 20 international design awards. Prominent awards include the American Architecture Prize 2016, IF Design Award 2016, Architizer A+ Jury Winner 2014, a Good Design Award 2014, and an Industrial Design Society of America IDEA Award 2013. They were a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award Nominee 2017. In 2015, they were selected by Seattle Business Magazine as the top building industry manufacturer in the state of Washington.

“The design quality of a kitchen, despite its place at the center of home life for many of us, was in the dark ages – and in many ways still is – compared to the other products we use every day: smartphones, automobiles, bicycles. … We put all of our energy into creating the best kitchen and whole house storage systems in the world, and integrating them into your home, based on your specific situation.” – Henrybuilt

They take a holistic approach to design and manufacturing. Their design team will help clients tackle all design problems, from big to small: where should the kitchen be located? Should there be a walk-in pantry? How should appliances merge into a functional layout? Their design teams have the skills and experience to combine elements within the space and control how people function and move within it. And they are committed to ensuring the quality of their kitchens from production through final use. Each project is assigned a field operations manager to arrange successful installation with project contractors. The result is a highly technical, functional, and elegant kitchen. Their work ranges from a sleek, eclectic Russian Hill garage to kitchen conversion to a renovated kitchen in a Palo Alto Eichler home.

Henrybuilt believes homes should be “good to the core.” They conduct significant research to find or develop superior materials to support their lifetime guarantee against defects. They combine refined materials and technology, well-engineered systems, and a careful balance of automated versus hand production to control the quality of their products. Henrybuilt also emphasizes sustainability, innovating ways to make their product and process more green, including their modular, returnable shipping container system.

Pyram Fine French Kitchens

111 Rhode Island Street, Suite N, San Francisco, CA 94103

About Pyram Fine French Kitchens

Pyram is a world leader in the manufacture of top quality high-end European kitchen cabinets, with over 50 years in the business of creating a truly outstanding product in France. In mid-2017, Pryam launched their high-end cabinetry line into the US market for the first time in the company’s prestigious history with a 2,500 square foot San Francisco showroom. Their new location is inside the prestigious Showplace East complex in the heart of the city’s Design District. Pyram USA is the result of the interaction between two distinct cultures – American and French. Pyram Fine French Kitchens offers in-house design services to create kitchens with the highest quality materials, skilled craftsman, and technical precision. Providing more than just cabinets, the team at Pyram can design your entire kitchen and assist with the selection and purchase of appliances, countertops, and plumbing fixtures.

In business since 1966, Pryam has perfected their product to respond to how clients interact with their kitchens, making them not only beautiful but highly efficient and responsive to individual needs. Pryam’s 300,000 square foot production facility is located in the picturesque Cère valley of Cantal, Central France. The company is has a long-standing and deep commitment to sustaining and protecting the environment through their production means and end products.

Pryam USA’s is run by managing partners Daniel Leffler and Jam Iksoulene – who are designers, builders, and general contractors. This background makes the pair the perfect partners for introducing these superb products to the United States. Leffler has extensive background in residential design, construction, and development, and brings his love of interior design and fine materials to Pryam’s San Francisco office. Twenty years ago, he launched his first business, Takoma Carpentry, and has been designing, renovating, and building residential properties since. Clients wishing for innovative kitchens will benefit from his skills planning, designing, and facilitating ambitious construction designs. Iksoulene honed his skills working in restaurant design and construction – making his mark on some of San Francisco’s best restaurants. And he spent years working in sophisticated cabinet making, including six years in Europe working with top cabinet makers.

Pyram Fine French Kitchens can design any style of kitchen for their clients, from traditional to sleek and modern to one-of-a-kind eclectic. For example, their ‘Forest Kitchen’ features white matte lacquer main cabinets with J-pulls and Viatera USA polished Porcelain White tops, contrasted by a matte black island in a handleless design and polished cabinets. And their trendy ‘Loft Kitchen’ is streamlined and elegant with dazzling modular cabinets made from next-generation acrylic, which is visually indistinguishable from glass, but lighter, stronger and of course, food safe.

ALNO – European Kitchen Design

815 Cherry Lane, San Carlos, CA 94070

About ALNO – European Kitchen Design

European Kitchen Design is one of the most impressive kitchen design centers in the Bay Area, creating kitchens that reflect the lifestyle and personality of today’s modern homeowner. The company is the exclusive Northern California dealer of German ALNO kitchens. With their award-winning showroom, European Kitchen Design is a one-stop-shop for kitchen design. The company’s work has been featured in numerous publications and won many awards, such as the prestigious Golden Nugget Award for architecture and design and multiple Awards of Distinction and Excellence from the ASID CA Peninsula.

“Every detail, from the largest stewpot to the smallest teaspoon is evaluated and considered as to its effect on the balance and harmony of the whole. European Kitchen Design brings a new dimension to cooking with clean defined lines and Zen-like simplicity.” – European Kitchen Design

The team at European Kitchen Design helps clients and architects create world-class kitchens by combining cabinets by ALNO, state-of-the-art appliances, gorgeous counters, and beautifully designed sinks and faucets, as well as any and all necessary finishes and fixtures, finalizing finishes, picking appliances, choosing tiles and flooring, and more. Their house interior designers bring dream kitchens to life and can also assist clients with the selection of contractors.

The European Kitchen Design method brings the process back to the fundamentals – looking first at the unique aspects of each space, then considering the functional necessities of food prep. The team at ALNO – European Kitchen Design “believe[s] that modern design was born out of the ancient understandings and traditions of the artisan,” where every detail, no matter how small, is thoroughly thought out based on how it will interact with the whole picture. Throughout the process, their designers focus on the personal needs of the individual homeowner and how they will use and move within that space. They combine a wide selection of styles, functions, and features while integrating high-end fashion, function, and top-of-the-line technology for the optimal kitchen environment. The result are kitchens which are practical, durable, multi-functional, and beautiful. They design their kitchens to be a reflection of the homeowner and not just of the home.

European Kitchen Design is run by interior designer Deganit Albalak. Before opening European Kitchen Design, Deganit was the owner of New Décor — a successful Bay Area interior design firm. Albalak was selected to be in the President’s Circle at ALNO AG for extraordinary sales performance. Her designs have received numerous awards by the American Society of Interior Designers.

Poggenpohl San Francisco

650 Townsend St #90, San Francisco, CA 94103

About Poggenpohl San Francisco

Poggenpohl is the oldest and arguably best-known kitchen brand in the world. Founded in 1892 in the heart of Germany, Poggenpohl continues the vision of its founder Friedemir Poggenpohl, who set out to ‘improve the kitchen’. Their inspiring San Francisco showroom offers full-service kitchen design and installation. Their skilled in-house designers are able to translate customer’s visions of an ideal kitchen into a functional and beautiful reality from conception to execution. Their top priority is to combine quality, innovation, functionality, and design to create a kitchen that will be loved for years to come. Poggenpohl San Francisco has attracted business from some of the area’s best design professionals, such as Swatt|Miers Architects, and high-end clientele. Not surprisingly, their work has been featured in countless publications.

For over 120 years, Poggenpohl has transformed kitchens from humble, uninviting back-rooms into living spaces that serve as the heart of a home. The company — which was the first to come out with white lacquer kitchen furniture, ergonomic work-top heights, and who developed the kitchen island — continues to be at the forefront of kitchen design from their 450 studios across the world.

“The kitchen is the centre of the home, and our philosophy not just to design kitchens, but to create rooms for living and enjoying. Each and every one of our designs starts with a blank sheet of paper.” – Poggenpohl

The Poggenpohl San Francisco Kitchen Studio, run by Senior Designer and Studio manager I-Ching Ueng, is full of inspiring and innovative kitchen ideas. The studio serves the public and homeowners, as well as the architectural and interior design community. Poggenpohl’s designers invest time listening to clients to get a deeper understanding of their sense of style and color and, importantly, how they use their kitchen and live within their home. They consider designing a kitchen to be a very personal process. Each kitchen that results from a Poggenpohl/client collaboration is truly unique and personalized. The process is structured to create ideal design solutions tailored to each client’s needs down to the smallest details.
The company offers a wide variety of styles of kitchen cabinet fronts and finishes including wood veneers, lacquers, laminates, glass and more. Their products range from classic to contemporary, and all are sustainably green. Poggenpohl kitchens are sent from their factory in Herford, Germany, where they are made with unmatched quality.

Kitchen Design Showrooms

These specialists focus on custom cabinetry design and configuration. But they are also kitchen experts and their in-house design teams offer a range of additional services, from coordination of countertops and color schemes, referrals to trusted contractors and installers, or even site-visits and architectural drawing coordination for permit approval.

The companies in this section may be the best option for those homeowners who are looking for only a kitchen remodel, without plans to change structural elements of the room or overall the entire space aesthetically. These companies are also great options if you are already working with an interior designer or architect, as they have extensive experience cooperating with outside professionals to create custom cabinets that will work perfectly with the stylistic themes of the larger space.

Kitchen Matrix

101 Henry Adams St # 410, San Francisco, CA 94103

About Kitchen Matrix

Located in the San Francisco Design Center, Kitchen Matrix designs bespoke kitchens with the finest cabinetry and accessories. These custom-kitchen specialists offer design services as well as top-of-the-line products. Their knowledgeable staff guides clients through the all the practical and aesthetic considerations that are essential to planning a new or remodeled kitchen. Their wonderful custom kitchens are created to inspire their customers and be comfortable and practical to work in.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we not only prepare meals but also gather with family and friends. Today’s kitchen often extends into dining and living areas, creating the demand for furnished inspired designs. Kitchen Matrix understands the countless considerations involved in creating a functional yet beautiful space.” – Kitchen Matrix
Kitchen Matrix understands that a kitchen is the center of the home and is an investment that needs to stand the test of time. Their showroom is an exceptional resource for homeowners, interior designers, and architects. They proudly represent William Ohs Cabinetry and Quality Custom Cabinetry.With many years of design industry experience, their designers can help clients personalize their space from concept to completion. Services include preliminary design schematics, site visits and dimension confirmations, development of as‐built drawings, coordination of countertops, backsplash, and all other materials, coordination on all architectural drawings, renderings and perspective drawings, preliminary budget development, and professional cabinetry installation.

The in-house designers at Kitchen Matrix are experts in a range of kitchen styles, from traditional to contemporary. Their individually handcrafted kitchens incorporate timeless designs with wonderful functionality. The team at Kitchen Matrix can carefully mix and match varied materials and colors to create a classic farmhouse kitchen vide or a sleek and modern space with streamlined features.

Korts & Knight

501 Cesar Chavez St #109, San Francisco, CA 94124

About Korts & Knight

Korts & Knight is an award-winning, full-service interior architecture firm, specializing in exceptional, high-end, custom cabinetry. With showrooms in San Francisco and New York, the company specializes in creating beautiful and functional kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and built-ins for their high-end clientele. They have carefully curated expertise in a wide range of styles and are capable of putting together a room based on any aesthetic and practical desires of their clients, from the traditional to the transitional to the contemporary. The outstanding work of Korts & Knight has garnered significant press, including from LUXE Interiors & Design, Kitchen & Bath, Modern Luxury Interiors California, Interiors magazine, California Home + Design, Signature Kitchens & Baths, Wired magazine, Coastal Living, Home magazine, Inspired Living, and Designers Illustrated, among others.

The bi-coastal company is capable of handling highly conceptualized, complicated projects. Although they specialize in the kitchen, Korts & Knight are capable of working within nearly any room of the house. Their skilled team of designers, project managers, and installation teams work closely with clients from idea inception through completion to ensure the quality of their products. Korts & Knight offers several exceptional cabinet lines, including Artcraft Kitchens, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Draper DBS, and Neff Kitchens. The company works with and has earned the trust of many established trade professionals as well as prestigious residential clients.

Korts & Knight is run by husband and wife team Richard and Susan Knight, who opened their first design studio in 1975. After decades of working in California, they expanded to Manhattan in 2011 with a gorgeous showroom located within the prestigious New York Design Center. Richard and Susan Knight are joined in their design team by their children, Spencer and Alexander. This multi-generational team has the experienced and diversity of training to offer clients high-end, exceptionally designed custom cabinetry suited to all ranges of styles and needs.

“The kitchen industry has moved toward a more highly designed end product, which better reflects client style and taste. In recognition of this trend, we have coined the phrase “Post European Kitchens” to define our design perspective.” – Korts Knight

The company designs unique, highly individualized projects. They are known for their ability to combine the contemporary lines of the Bauhaus era – with its clean and minimalist design aesthetics – with design aspects that reflect their client’s personalities and lifestyles. Korts & Knight’s “Post European Kitchens” are incredibly artistic and make a statement, while carefully balancing high-style and functionality.

Domicile Design

Sobel Design Building, 680 Eighth St., Ste. 166, San Francisco, CA 94103

About Domicile Design

Domicile Design has worked in the Kitchen and Bath Industry across the Bay Area since they were founded in 1974 in Oakland. Today, they are a top choice in the area for quality materials and timeless kitchen design. The company has worked on many of the region’s iconic homes, including The Butterfly House – one of only five homes on the west side scenic drive in Carmel by the Sea. Their experienced staff can assist with all areas of the design, construction, and supervision of your project.

Domicile’s custom cabinetry offers a limitless variety of design options and details without compromise. And although the company has specialized in kitchens for over 37 years, they have since expanded to many other areas of the home, including baths, home offices, libraries, outdoor kitchens, wet bars, closets, laundry rooms, and more. Domicile Design brings a practical and creative eye to the layout and aesthetics of these rooms. The design team at Domicile Design recognizes that design trends come and go, and therefore creates a space that is unique to and works for each individual client in the long run. Their balanced approach focuses on listening to a homeowner’s wants and needs and using their expertise to understand what possibilities a space offers. The result is a kitchen that is tailored to each client and their specific lifestyle.

Domicile Design offers cabinetry, casework, countertops, and accessories for all residential and commercial needs. They work with homeowners, architects, designers, and contractors. Over their many years in the business, they have developed solid connections to many of the best fabricators and suppliers, allowing them to offer exquisite quality at a reasonable price. At Domicile, quality materials are combined with engineered craftsmanship. They offer state-of-the-art finishes with exceptional durability and a large collection of wood species, laminates, and custom finishes are available. Committed to sustainability, all of their wood products are hand selected, environmentally friendly, and from sustainable sources.

Domicile Design is co-owned by Ken Burghardt. As one area remodeling contractor who has worked with him for over 20 years said: “Domicile allows Ken the freedom to create extraordinary “Events” within your home. He is an artist with a superb knowledge of the industry, from cabinetry, stonework, mechanical, lighting, plumbing, trim fixtures, color and ambiance, he is the full package.”


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