In Philadelphia & the Main Line
Kitchens have always played a vital role in a family’s daily life. Early Colonial homes featured open hearths that formed the “heart of the house,” a description still in use today for kitchens that showcase state-of-the-art appliances and other features never even imagined by the builders of the Mainline’s 19th century residences.
Every homeowner dreams of a kitchen that meets their current lifestyle, culinary interests and aesthetic preferences, so at Cottage Industries we start each kitchen remodel by getting to know our clients and how they live.
Do you love to entertain and cook for large crowds? Will the children be using the kitchen as a place to do homework? Do you like expansive spaces with clean lines, or intimate settings with warm details? Only after we get to better know who you are do we then begin to work on a design that best reflects your personal lifestyle.
If your home improvement plans include a kitchen remodel, our team approach to the design build process is a hands-on method that will beautifully bring your wants and needs to life. The design build difference means we work exclusively with you, the homeowner, to create a kitchen that perfectly captures your family’s lifestyle. Remodeling is all about seamlessly joining the new and the old, and Cottage Industries takes enormous pride in blending smart, modern building practices with time-honored integrity and expertise to help homeowners envision every kitchen possibility and explore every remodeling option.
The Cottage Philosophy and Process
Perhaps no other room in the home better reflects our mission statement to “touch the lives of each family through our construction, so that every front door leads them home to a place of love, laughter and memories” than does the kitchen. Our remodeling process starts with an in-home consultation where we ask you questions that are designed to help us understand your vision for your new kitchen. One of the most important goals of this meeting is to make you feel comfortable about working with our contractors, so we’ll go over:
- How a typical Cottage remodeling project is conducted
- Your budgetary needs and what financing sources may be available to you
- Possible design solutions based on your responses to our questions
- A proposed timeline
In additional to our comprehensive consultation, here’s what you can expect when you work with us:
- Written design proposal
- Realistic budgeting
- Creative designs
- Detailed construction proposal
- Pre-construction meeting
- Easy to understand work and payment schedule
- An all-inclusive construction contract
- Procurement of building permits
- Skilled, conscientious subcontractors
- Professional project management
- Accurate accounting
- Good communication
- Active involvement by the owners
Your Kitchen Remodel Budget
Once everyone’s on the same page regarding the scope of your project, we take your feedback, existing layout designs and financial parameters to create new drawings that help establish a realistic budget. All of our kitchen remodels in Philadelphia and on the Mainline are done by fully-licensed, insured contractors who understand these regions’ unique history and character, and each of our contractors is happy to supply you with client testimonials and reviews.
A carefully crafted budget is key to a successful kitchen remodel, as it’s easy for costs to quickly get out of hand. Many factors come into play, some of which include:
- Layout and design (will walls be moved, etc.)
- Costs of finish materials like cabinets and fixtures
- Complexity of the details
- Changes in scope of work once under construction
Our Kitchen Remodeling Services
A kitchen remodel is a complex endeavor, so our system is designed to deliver to you services that make for as smooth a navigation through the process as possible. Our objective is to deliver to you a kitchen that not only meets, but exceeds your expectations, and one that you will enjoy for years to come. From an open-concept design to a modern historic makeover, our kitchen remodeling services include:
- Custom and semi-custom cabinetry and millwork
- Islands and peninsulas
- Eat-in kitchens and breakfast bars
- Counters constructed of gorgeous materials such as granite, quartz, marble and onyx
- A wide range of sinks, including those made from stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, composites, and more
- Faucets and other fixtures
- Lighting design including recessed, pendants, and wall washes
- Custom backsplashes
- Commercial grade and chef’s appliances
- And more!
Who We Are
For over 25 years, we have been Philadelphia’s premiere design build residential remodeling company, providing sophisticated yet intimate kitchen, bath and whole house remodel services. We are a small design build firm by choice, as we believe the best way to ensure a successful remodel for you is for the company’s owners to be personally and intimately involved in every aspect of your project.
Philadelphia is home to a wide range of architectural styles, including Georgian, Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, Cottage, Farmhouse, and Splits. Our team is dedicated to maintaining your home’s character while giving you a modern day update that is harmonious with its overall design. Cottage Industries serves the entire Philadelphia and Main Line areas, including Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Narberth, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Haverford, Villanova, Wayne, Berwyn, Devon, Newtown Square, and Malvern.
Our Remodeling Approach
At Cottage Industries, we will transform your kitchen from merely workable to a true work of art! A kitchen remodel will add exceptional value to your home, and our design build team is your perfect partner to create a beautiful and special cooking, dining and entertaining space that your family will love spending time in. When you work with us, you can be sure that your re-designed kitchen will be all you dreamed it could be.
We maintain a strong on-site presence throughout the remodeling process and believe that open and consistent communication between the entire design build team and the homeowner is the best way to guarantee a positive experience for all involved. Take a look at some our impressive kitchen remodels by clicking on the photos below and then contact us to schedule a conversation about your particular kitchen remodel ideas and needs. We look forward to meeting you!