Kitchen Remodeling

Custom Kitchen Design, Remodeling & Renovations

Over 55 Years of Kitchen Remodeling Experience in Chicago's Western Suburbs

No matter the size or style of kitchen, we can create your dream space. Our master designers take into account your daily kitchen activities, organizational needs, and family size to help create a design that is attractive, purposeful, and entirely unique to your home.

Our company is unique in the fact that everyone who works on your project is one of our full-time employees, from the designers to the builders. Because we do everything in house, we work more efficiently and can ensure that everything we do is of the highest quality. This means that your new kitchen will not only be built faster and more efficiently, but will meet our strict quality standards.

We’ve been remodeling kitchens in the western suburbs of Chicago for more than 55 years, so we bring decades of experience with us into every kitchen we build. Let us use that experience to help you make informed decisions that maximize your investment of your home. When you build with Reliable Home Improvement, you get a quality, stress-free kitchen remodel that will give you and your family a place to gather, to entertain, and to build a lifetime of memorable occasions.

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Expertly Crafted Kitchen Remodeling - Your Vision, Our Process

No matter which project we undertake, our process is the same - Based on attentive, competitive and superb customer service.




First, we find out more about your project and provide a customized quote. You will find that we are competitive in the area. When you factor in our short turnaround time, our value is even more evident - Just ask for references to hear from our valued customers.




Use our 15,000 square-foot showroom to inspire your imagination and spark new ideas. Then, our in-house architectural and planning department will utilize the latest in computer technology, including 3D renderings and designs, to create your ideal project and let you see what it is like before construction starts.




Once your design is in place, we make sure that the disruption to your everyday life is minimal. We use a flow chart and scheduling system that is truly unique. The result is that your project is completed in a matter of weeks instead of months, with the quality you deserve.




See your project come to life! Once we begin renovations, our tradesmen are all scheduled to be there every day, barring bad weather. These seasoned professionals take great pride in their work and pay attention to the smallest detail. The result is efficient, high-quality services from a reliable company.

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At Reliable Home Improvement, we can help you realize what’s at the heart of your kitchen remodeling dreams. We have helped hundreds of customers in the Chicagoland area transform their existing kitchens into personalized cooking and entertaining spaces that cater to their habits, needs, style and budget. We make kitchens match the individual needs of each customer – from floor to ceiling, from wall to wall, from family to family.

When is the best time to remodel your kitchen?

The best time to remodel your kitchen depends on various factors, including your personal circumstances and preferences, as well as practical considerations. Here are some factors to consider when deciding the timing of your kitchen remodel:

  1. Budget: Before starting a kitchen remodel, it's crucial to establish a budget. Consider when you'll have the financial resources available to fund the project. Saving for the remodel in advance can help you avoid unnecessary debt.

  2. Season: Many homeowners choose to remodel during the spring and summer months when the weather is more conducive to outdoor activities, which can make it easier to cope with kitchen renovations that disrupt your daily routine. However, some contractors may have more availability and offer better rates during the offseason (fall or winter).

  3. Family Schedule: Consider your family's schedule and lifestyle. If you have children, it might be more convenient to plan the remodel during a time when they're out of school to minimize disruption. Conversely, some families prefer to remodel while the kids are in school to avoid the chaos of a kitchen renovation.

  4. Contractor Availability: Popular contractors may have busy schedules during peak remodeling seasons. If you have a specific contractor in mind, it's a good idea to inquire about their availability and lead times.

  5. Permitting and Planning: Depending on your location and the scope of your project, obtaining necessary permits and approvals can take time. Plan ahead to ensure you have all the required permits before starting the renovation.

  6. Material Availability: Some materials, appliances, or fixtures may have longer lead times for delivery. Make sure the materials you want are readily available or order them well in advance.

  7. Holidays and Special Occasions: Consider your personal calendar and any upcoming holidays or special occasions. You might want to avoid major disruptions during important family gatherings or events.

  8. Resale Value: If you're remodeling with an eye toward selling your home, timing can be important. Kitchen remodels tend to offer a good return on investment, so completing the project before putting your home on the market can be advantageous.

  9. Personal Convenience: Ultimately, the best time to remodel your kitchen is when it's most convenient for you and your family. Be prepared for some disruption to your daily routine during the renovation, regardless of the timing.

  10. Planning and Design: Proper planning and design are crucial to a successful kitchen remodel. Take the time to carefully plan the layout, choose materials, and select fixtures before beginning the renovation. Rushing through these phases can lead to costly mistakes.

In summary, the best time to remodel your kitchen depends on your specific circumstances and priorities. Careful planning, budgeting, and consideration of personal and practical factors will help you determine the ideal timing for your kitchen renovation.

How much does a kitchen remodel cost?

The cost of a kitchen remodel can vary significantly based on several factors, including the scope of the project, your location, the quality of materials, and the labor costs. On average, a kitchen remodel in the United States can range from a few thousand dollars for a minor renovation to tens of thousands of dollars for a major overhaul. Here are some general cost estimates for different levels of kitchen remodels:

  1. Minor Kitchen Remodel: A minor kitchen remodel typically includes cosmetic updates and minor changes to the layout. This might involve repainting, refacing or replacing cabinets, updating countertops, installing a new sink and faucet, replacing or refinishing the flooring, and updating lighting fixtures. The cost for a minor remodel can range from $10,000 to $25,000 or more, depending on the size of your kitchen and the materials chosen.

  2. Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel: A mid-range kitchen remodel often involves more substantial changes, such as replacing cabinets with custom or semi-custom units, installing a new kitchen island, upgrading to stone countertops, updating appliances, and adding a tile backsplash. This type of remodel can cost between $25,000 and $50,000 or more.

  3. High-End Kitchen Remodel: A high-end kitchen remodel includes top-of-the-line materials, custom cabinetry, high-end appliances, luxurious countertops (e.g., granite or quartz), premium flooring, and high-quality fixtures. These projects can easily exceed $50,000, with some luxury kitchen remodels costing well over $100,000.

  4. DIY vs. Professional: The cost can vary depending on whether you're doing the work yourself or hiring professionals. DIY projects may save on labor costs but can still be substantial when purchasing materials and tools.

  5. Location: The cost of a kitchen remodel can also vary based on your geographic location. Major cities and areas with higher living costs tend to have higher labor and material costs.

  6. Structural Changes: If your remodel involves structural changes, such as moving walls or relocating plumbing and electrical, expect the cost to increase significantly. These types of changes require permits and professional expertise.

  7. Appliances: High-end appliances can be a significant portion of the budget. The cost will depend on the brands and features you choose.

  8. Unforeseen Issues: It's a good idea to budget for unforeseen issues that may arise during the remodel, such as hidden water damage or electrical problems, as these can add to the overall cost.

To get an accurate estimate for your specific kitchen remodel, it's essential to consult with contractors or kitchen remodeling professionals in your area. They can provide you with detailed quotes based on your project's scope and specifications. Additionally, careful planning and budgeting are essential to avoid unexpected costs and stay within your budget.

Luxury Design Gallery & Showroom

For your convenience, we have constructed one of the largest and most comprehensive kitchen and bath design showrooms in the western suburbs of Chicago, that is open to the public during. This is the place for hi-end kitchen and bath showroom ideas that will give you the opportunity to walk through numerous full size kitchen showroom displays and bath showroom displays.

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