Who We Are

Chicago residents have hundreds of choices when it comes to kitchen designers. From a laundry list of kitchen and bath design firms online to eye-popping kitchen showrooms at Luxe in the Merchandise Mart, the choice of designers is almost endless. With so many firms located through out Chicago and the North Shore, how does a consumer find the right kitchen designer?

At Better Kitchens, we believe that consumers should focus on the people who will transform your kitchen dreams into reality. As Chicago’s oldest Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry dealer, Better Kitchens has been designing and remodeling kitchens throughout Chicago for over 60 years.

Put simply, who we are defines our devotion to great design, personalized service and most importantly to you, our client.

Wood-Mode’s Oldest Chicago Dealer – Better Kitchens!

With cabinetry making up to 50% of the cost of a project, the choice of cabinets is important not only for functional and aesthetic reasons, but also for a lifetime of service.

Better Kitchens is proud to be the oldest full-service Wood-Mode and Brookhaven dealer in the Chicago area, having brought the hand-finished custom cabinetry to the market over 60 years ago.  Wood-Mode has earned a reputation for excellence in design, materials, construction and finishes and is renowned for both its full custom and semi-custom lines.

For over 60 years, Wood-Mode has made what we consider the finest cabinets available. Ed Zielinski, founder of Better Kitchens, was one of the first Wood Mode dealers in the country as he immediately recognized the superior material, design and hand-craftsmanship employed by the fledgling company back in the 1960’s.

Today, Wood Mode is universally recognized as one of the finest kitchen cabinets to be found at any price. And to prove the point, as of March of 2010 Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinets both come with a lifetime limited warranty, offering consumers even more protection against material defect or workmanship.

Of course, the most important guarantee of your satisfaction is the Better Kitchens devotion to personalized service, immediate attention, and long-term relationships. As the reviews, testimonials, and client referrals suggest, our service defines success.




The Better Kitchens Mission:

Kitchens, bathrooms and other renovation projects are largely intangible “products.”  That’s because they must be constructed onsite from hundreds of material components according to a set of plans that reflect your dreams.  In truth, you won’t know how well they will look and perform until you begin to use them.

It is this reality that defines our business mission, organizational systems and service standards.  While there are four factors that govern the cost of all renovation projects (scope, design, product and service), none has a greater impact on the quality and value of your investment than the intangible human element embodied in a company’s services.

The process of space planning and designing any new environment in your home takes time and expertise.  Our team of experienced designers knows that the most important element in the design process is you.  It is your home and your kitchen, and they will work with you to create a space that truly reflects your taste and lifestyle.

The difference between Better Kitchens and other kitchen sources is largely due to the quality and skills of our staff as they perform an array of critical services, and in the systems we deploy to control an incredible number of details.  It is this attention to detail that makes Better Kitchens . . . Better By Design.