About Us

Kitchens by Design is a SMALL COMPANY with a BIG REPUTATION dedicated to your complete satisfaction. When the time comes to remodel your kitchen or bathroom the process of finding and hiring a reliable contractor can be stressful. After all, who has not heard the horror stories about the industry? Fortunately, there is a solution, Kitchens by Design. Where we will personally provide the quality service and craftsmanship homeowners like you are looking for. We will design, estimate and oversee all aspects of the project including any issues or concerns that arise during the remodeling process. We have the experience and expertise to capture your dream in design and make it happen.

Meet The Owner:

Pete House “We’re in the happiness business” I firmly believe in this concept. Nothing is more important to me than my client’s happiness. This is my philosophy and I instill in everyone that works for me. I am an accredited Kitchen and Bath designer (PKBP) (ACSD). I do not employ sales people; you will always deal directly with me from start to finish. I have been in the construction industry for over 30 years specializing in Kitchen and Bath remodeling. I am a Virginia Class A contractor and I will personally be on your job everyday!

The Process:

We will meet you in your home to get acquainted and evaluate your remodeling needs, ideas and your budget. While at your house we will take measurements, discuss cabinetry choices, lighting, appliances, flooring and accessories. We will also discuss any foreseeable structural, electrical or plumbing issues. We will present you with all the documentation needed for proof of licensing and liability insurance coverage. We provide a current reference list with the names and phone numbers of every project we have completed for at least the last 18 months. If we have older references in your particular neighborhood we can provide those as well. Most of our clients are more than happy to have you visit there homes to see the work in person.

We then schedule a second visit to present a detailed proposal and estimate along with computer image designs so that you can visualize your project before it begins. If you are satisfied with the preliminary estimate we will enter the planning and design phase. Once design is complete you will sign a contract, we will schedule your job, pull the necessary permits and begin construction.

One large advantage of using Kitchens by design is the speed in which your project will be completed. Our full kitchen remodeling takes only 3 to 4 weeks on average. The key here is that unlike most contractors, we only work on one job at a time. We will be at your home working on your project everyday until it is complete! Our references and testimonials will confirm and verify this.

During construction we place great emphasis on protecting your home and maintaining a clean work environment. We will remove trash and vacuum the job site daily. Upon completion, we will leave the job clean; including dusting, mopping and sweeping to your satisfaction.

Our Crew:

Kitchens by Design have been using the same tradesman for electrical, plumbing and tile work for the over 20 years, some since our business first began in 1987. Our craftsmen have over 25 years experience in carpentry and kitchen installation. Our employees are polite, articulate and well equipped to communicate with you while on your job. We personally oversee every job daily to assure the quality workmanship that has been promised.


We always use the finest material and products available, but are always mindful of our client’s budget. We will help guide you through the process of choosing the right cabinets, countertops, tile and appliances as well as flooring, wall colors and the perfect lighting plan. At Kitchens By Design, we stake our reputation on paying close attention to every detail on our projects.


Kitchens By Design offers a 2 year guarantee covering labor and workmanship. You will receive manufacturer guarantees on appliances, cabinetry and flooring.

Licensing & Insurance:

Kitchens by Design, holds a class A contractor license in the state of Virginia and carries a $2,000,000 general liability insurance policy with Erie Insurance.


You, the customer, pay the balance of your job only after you have had a chance to inspect the work and agree that the project meets your level of satisfaction.

What makes us different from the competition? Read our customer testimonials; check our references and you’ll discover we deliver what we promise. We are also the proud recipient of the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award!

In addition to kitchen and bath remodeling, Kitchens by Design offers full basement finishing, custom bars, countertop replacements, and flooring and window replacements.