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Who Is Kitchens Plus?

Kitchens Plus has been remodeling homes throughout San Diego, increasing their value, and improving homeowners’ lifestyles, since 1987. We are a full-service California licensed general contractor specializing in complete home remodeling from design to construction completion. We can simply replace your cabinets and countertops, expand your kitchen area, or completely reconfigure your San Diego home. Regardless of the size or your project, your satisfaction is our top priority.

We have Certified Kitchen Designers (CKD) on staff and a California licensed architect available should your project require this expertise. Our award-winning design staff has had projects published in several San Diego magazines illustrating how we combine our creativity to achieve the results you desire.

Once the design process is complete, the construction team at Kitchens Plus goes into action. Our project coordinators and skilled craftsmen can implement all phases of the project from demolition, construction, electrical, plumbing, drywall, cabinet and countertop installation, flooring, to appliance and fixture installation.

According to Qualified Remodeler Magazine, which evaluates independently owned remodeling businesses, Kitchens Plus is one of the top 500 remodeling businesses in the U.S. Proudly serving San Diego as one of the largest independent contractors since 1987, we have completed more than 1,500 remodels with hundreds of satisfied and repeat customers. We will bring this same knowledge, experience and customer service commitment to you and your project. Kitchens Plus will get the job done within budget and on time …

"Making your remodeling experience an enjoyable one...the way it should be!"


Matt Barns Kitchens Plus

Matt Barns, President

Kitchen Plus is a Full-service home remodeling contractor holding a B license (General Contractor) with the state of California. Our specialty is kitchen and bath renovations, although clients have requested us to also build closets, decks and other projects as well. Our clients enjoy working with our on-staff designers and installation crews, knowing these will be the same professionals working in their home. 

In order to have a successful business, building trust and gaining your confidence is instrumental. Whether it is with clients, vendors or suppliers, a win/win is what we focus on. 

Starting in 1987, we have established excellent terms, purchasing power, and mutual respect with our suppliers. With a clear understanding that providing excellent communication and great service and products at a fair price is what keeps the business relationship going, year after year. We take this same approach with our clients. Too many contractors are looking for the big payday, do one job for you and move on, whether you are happy or not! At Kitchens Plus, communication about price, schedules and progress of the project is key to us exceeding your expectations. This is a top priority of our entire team at Kitchens Plus. 

We want to earn your business for the long-haul, so you will come back for the next project and the next. The best compliment we can receive is repeat business and referrals. 85% of our projects are either returning clients or referred by a past client... and that confirms we are doing things right! 

We would love the opportunity to work for you, creating the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of! 

Best regards, 

Matt Barns
Kitchens Plus

Dennis Perrine - CKD Designer

Clients enjoy and benefit from my 33 years experience in the California construction and remodeling industry. From commercial to residential, I've gained a vast knowledge of design and construction. Graduating from Cal State University Humboldt with Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Art I continued that education to further enhance my abilities with Real Estate Principles, Contractors license law and computer graphics. I've been a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) with Kitchens Plus for over 28 years and have enjoyed having my work recognized in numerous San Diego magazines have had my client's projects receive many rewards throughout my career.

Love Challenge: Being able to relocate and literally move a kitchen space and having the client see the concept via our virtual imaging computer program before we even pick up the first hammer ... very enjoyable!

Dennis Perrine CDK Designer

What Our Clients Say

At Kitchens Plus we truly believe that our remodels improve the lifestyle and financial position of our customers, therefore every project means much more to us than "just another construction project". Beautifying and improving your San Diego home is an exciting experience for us, but even more exciting for you. Throughout this process we work diligently to minimize the impact on you that construction can bring, while maintaining an efficient cost-effective project. You are able to experience the beautification process and see first-hand the quality of workmanship that is increasing the value of your home. Upon completion of the work we spend as many hours as it takes to clean and detail every aspect of the project. The excitement of the process and the customer satisfaction upon completion makes every project unique and rewarding for our staff.

"Making your remodeling experience an enjoyable one...the way it should be!"

"During the last several months I've had the chance to actually use our gorgeous new kitchen day in and day out and I've come to appreciate not just what a phenomenal job was done aesthetically by Gary & his crew but just how well thought out our space was designed from a functional standpoint as well. The other element I can now report on after a year has passed since our job was completed (on time & on budget by the way) is the outstanding customer service we have received. The follow up and post-remodel support we have received has been stellar. Matt, just as we had the opportunity to meet a few past clients of Kitchens Plus when we were in the process of researching who our remodeler would be, I hope you feel free to provide us the opportunity to be on the other side of that process now. Thanks to all at Kitchens Plus for turning our house into our dream home".

R. Farb, Del Mar 

"The Kitchens Plus crew did a very professional job in remodeling my house. The workmanship and attention to detail were excellent. It has been a pleasure dealing with everyone at Kitchens Plus, my place turned out great."

M. Steven, La Jolla 

"We have had the full-time services of your crews on a daily basis for nearly six weeks in conjunction with a major kitchen remodeling job in our home... I have been particularly impressed with their work ethic, attentiveness to detail, and sense of responsibility - attributes, which hearken back to a bygone era when excellence was important."

E. Thomas, Encinitas

"Our remodel through Kitchen's Plus literally changed our life! We were living in a dumpy, drab, cramped house, and through the creativity of the designer and the quality workmanship, our place was transformed into a cozy, comfortable home. Kitchen's Plus did a great job and they were on time and stayed within our budget!"

G. Athis, San Diego

"I have been a client of Kitchens Plus for multiple projects over the last two years. They have completely remodeled my home, inside and out... The workmanship has been impeccable, but what has been the most important aspect of this entire project has been the people... They respected my home and my family and I am proud to consider them friends... I would use them again for any project on my home and would (and have) highly recommend them to anyone else."

S. Cloyd, El Cajon 

"We recently had our kitchen remodeled by Kitchens Plus. It is really even more beautiful and convenient than we expected... We are so glad that we chose your company. Each of the people with whom we worked seemed to take a personal interest in making the kitchen exactly what we wanted. You have an outstanding team... Thank you for a job well done. Our friends and family are impressed with how you beautified our home."

E. Reyes, La Mesa

Kitchens Plus did our kitchen remodel and we are so impressed! We loved their willingness to answer questions, give advice, make suggestions, and lend us cabinet samples before we contracted with them. Once under contract, their attention to the layout design and excellent suggestions for increasing the counter workspace and enlarging the footprint of the kitchen. The workmanship and work ethics of the workers assigned to oversee the project and their willingness to discuss with us and solve any obstacles that arose; not to mention completed on schedule. We had a problem with one of the cabinet door hinges 10 years later and Matt (owner) came to check it out and it was fixed within a few days.

Do we recommend this company and would we be likely to use them again? Absolutely!

Jerry and Nancy S.

Worth the wait! I absolutely love my new kitchen. Kitchens Plus in La Mesa made the dream come true! Look at my gorgeous new kitchen! I LOVE IT.

Maria Barnabe