Kitchen Remodeling:

Open flames, sizzling sauces, and the ever-present threat of spills make your kitchen more susceptible to wear and tear than other rooms in your home. Appliances breakdown and storage fills up. A growing family may need an expansion, or the opposite is true if you’re downsizing. Suddenly, what may have been a new kitchen a few years ago becomes completely overgrown and outdated. Your kitchen doesn’t fit you anymore. 

So, what can you do about it? You could move to a new home entirely, but there is a solution that doesn’t require such a change: kitchen remodeling. Remodeling lets you update the home you love to match your current and future needs. You can revamp your ineffective kitchen with a new layout and energy-efficient appliances; replace cabinets and flooring; add an island; install a shiny new backsplash; or make any other changes to suite your current style.

Kraft Custom Construction has seen firsthand how changes like these transform a home. A kitchen we recently remodeled in Salem, Oregon is a prime example. The space was dark, dreary, and closed off from the rest of the house when our team first arrived on the scene. A wall removal and expansion later, the kitchen had a completely different energy. Our layout adjustments created the space and sense of flow our clients were craving, with the aesthetics to match — see for yourself!


Knowing you want to remodel your kitchen and making it happen are two completely different things. You need more information on the process before you feel confident tackling a remodel. Start by reviewing our answers to three frequently asked questions from homeowners. 


The cost of kitchen remodeling depends on the results you aspire to achieve with your remodel and the condition of your current kitchen. Remodeling a historic kitchen that has structural damage or needs extensive updates, for example, may add on extra costs. Your plans for the remodel also play a role; the larger the scale of your project, the more expensive it becomes. Tacking on high-end upgrades, like all-new custom cabinetry, in a Salem, Oregon kitchen remodel also results in higher prices. 

For specific cost estimates on kitchen remodeling, download our Salem Remodeling Cost Guide or read our blog on the topic. 



The same factors that influence cost determine your kitchen remodeling timeline. The larger the scope, scale, and complexity of your remodel, the longer it takes to complete. Minor remodeling that consists of cosmetics updates and replacements could take around a few weeks to a few months. Major updates could range from a few months to six months or more, depending on how extensive your project is. 


The kitchen is the heart of the home. Every time you prepare a meal or clean up after one — which is often for many — you spend time in your kitchen. All the food, cookware, dishes, and utensils you use are stored there. A well-designed kitchen makes the time you spend preparing meals pleasant. The tools you need are stored and reached with ease. Your space is attractive and functional.

The opposite is true when your kitchen is outdated or lacking. The time you spend in the kitchen is uncomfortable, and even stressful, because your kitchen doesn’t meet your needs. At Kraft Custom Construction, we know the value of kitchen remodeling — and our clients can attest to it. We argue having a kitchen that suits your lifestyle is well worth the time, money, and effort it takes to complete.



In remodeling, everything from cost to scale to timeline comes down to the individual details of your project. Let’s get down to the specifics and find out what’s possible in your kitchen. Talk to Kraft Custom Construction today about your kitchen remodeling goals, dreams, and parameters; we’ll tell you what it takes to make your vision happen, then provide you with a team to get the job done.

Remodeling of any kind adds stress to your life; with over 40 years of home remodeling experience in Salem, Portland, and the surrounding areas, our job is to make sure the disruption is minimal. The quality of your experience is our top priority. That’s why we make the kitchen remodeling process as simple as possible for you. Our team of designers, contractors, and tradespeople work together effectively to design, build, and customize your project to your unique needs. You get to sit back, relax, and trust that everything is being taken care of. But don’t think that means you won't be involved in your kitchen remodel. 

You’re an integral part of the process at Kraft Custom Construction. We keep you in the loop with frequent project updates and walk you through every step of our process. We start by clarifying what you want and need, down to the last detail, whether you’re remodeling, updating, or expanding your existing kitchen. With this in mind, we build a plan, budget, and timeline together. From choosing cabinets and countertops to fixtures and hardware, our team of professionals help you to create a custom design that reflects your personal style and fits your everyday life.

Our methodology is proven and has led to many happy homeowners. Meet our team and learn about the Kraft Custom Construction client experience by visiting our video gallery.


Where We Service 


We proudly offer remodeling services in the following areas:

  • Salem
  • Keizer
  • Portland Metro
  • West Linn
  • Lake Oswego
  • Tualatin
  • Wilsonville
  • Albany 

Not on the list? Reach out to see if we can remodel in your area.

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