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How to Get Started with a Kitchen Remodel

Are you considering a kitchen remodel? The kitchen is where life happens. It's where meals to share are prepared, homework is done at the eat-in island, or hours of Monopoly are played around the table.

It's where you start your day, and potentially it's the last light turned out at the end of the night. It's where you live, and where memories are made. This room should be a room that absolutely moves you and makes you want to stay and enjoy your home.

Determining your expectations, needs, and wants for your kitchen remodel project is the first step in turning your dream kitchen into a reality. Then, we get started with design, development, material selections, begin construction, and finally – you walk through your brand new kitchen.

Let us show you how we can transform your thoughts and ideas into a kitchen to be lived in and loved!

Get in touch with our team to start your journey.

Kitchen Design & Remodels in Des Moines

It all starts with an idea – every project you see here started as a "what if." Compelling Homes utilizes 3D software, allowing us to turn your ideas into interactive digital spaces for you to view from every angle and provide your input before we get started.

If you have ideas, we have the team to bring them to life! On second thought, even if you know you want to remodel your kitchen but have hit a creative roadblock – we're still here to help! Our experienced design team is always ready and willing to provide inspiration and help you through the design process.

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

In Des Moines Iowa and the surrounding area, the average cost for a kitchen remodel is about $67,500. However, project costs can range anywhere from $40,000 to upward of $170,000 depending on the features and functions you wish to have in your new kitchen – and most importantly – where are we going to stop?  The upper end of the budget is usually driven by requests to remodel the entire floor with the kitchen.

What is the ROI of a Kitchen Remodel?

It's not that we don't want to answer that question for you – it's that the answer will vary depending on your needs, wants, expectations, and current kitchen situation.

Are we keeping your current layout?
or are we knocking down some walls?
Are we keeping your cabinets?
or are we adjusting them to your new layout?
What finishes are you looking for?
What counter material are you envisioning?

Determining ROI on a kitchen remodel will become more prevalent once you and your remodeling team start narrowing down your design-build plan, but we have created a starting point for you 👇

Don't Stop at Good Enough – Make it Compelling!

"Rusty and the entire Compelling Homes crew were amazing! Our kitchen is better than we ever imagined and we couldn’t be happier. We highly recommend Compelling Homes!"



Johnston, IA

"Compelling Homes just completed an addition over our garage and it turned out awesome inside and out. We can not wait to work with them again on a new master bath and kitchen. I would never go anywhere else. They deliver what they promise and more."



Altoona, IA

"Rusty and the gang did a great job with our remodel! They were always very responsive and accommodating with last-minute changes and adjustments. We love our new kitchen, family room, laundry room, stairway.....the list goes on!"



Johnston, IA

Home Remodeling in Des Moines, IA

We are proud to serve homeowners in the Des Moines Metro Area, which includes Polk and Dallas Counties and the following cities:

  • Des Moines 
  • Urbandale
  • West Des Moines 
  • Johnston
  • Clive
  • Grimes
  • Adel
  • Waukee
  • Ankeny
  • Polk City
  • Van Meter

Step Inside These Remodels!

Kitchen Remodel with Large Eat-In Island and Subway Tile and Stone Accent Wall | Compelling Homes

Dec 15, 2020

Open-Concept Main Floor Scramble, with Texture!

The recipe for brewin' up success in this remodel project was showcasing the homeowners' personal sense of style. The main ingredient? Texture.


Kitchen - Colorful Whole Home Remodel in Des Moines | Compelling Homes

Oct 23, 2020

Colorful Whole Home Remodel in Des Moines

Throughout two separate remodels, Compelling Homes helped bring these homeowners' colorful personalities to light-- literally!


Project Spotlight Modern Farmhouse Design Featured on Des Moines Tour of Remodeled Homes | Compelling Homes

Sep 11, 2020

A Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel & Home Addition in Des Moines

This modern farmhouse home remodel & addition won three awards in the 2020 Des Moines Tour of Remodeled Homes. Take a look around!



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