Kitchen Remodeling

Our goal is to help you get the kitchen you want, at a price you can afford, with as few compromises as possible

Our Kitchen Remodeling Philosophy

Dayton Kitchen Remodeling is a trade name used by Dayton Home Remodeling. We specialize in attractive and affordable kitchens. Our designer, Mike Mergler, has been remodeling kitchens since the late 70’s and  has remodeled over a thousand kitchens since 1996, when he began working for Cabinetpak Kitchens doing both new and refaced kitchen cabinets. Mike is a trained, old school designer (hand drawn), who loves to cook, so he always designs his kitchens so they function well for the cook(s) in the family.

Dayton Kitchen Remodeling

He has been designing his kitchens for over 40 years using Aristokraft Cabinets, a quality mid-priced cabinetmaker that is the flagship company of Masterbrand Cabinets, which also owns Kemper, Decora and Schrock cabinet companies. Made in southern Indiana by American craftspeople, Mike has personal experience with his Aristokraft cabinet installations lasting 30+ years, so he’s comfortable that you’ll get at least 30 years out of your new kitchen.  Our standard cabinets are Select grade.

Dayton Home Remodeling limits the scope of its work to bathroom and kitchen remodeling. Our target is to serve the great American middle-class, living in homes valued between approximately $150,000 and $400,000. Our kitchens tend to fall between $25,000 and $40,000. Occasionally we have a project over or under these amounts. We have had small kitchens under $25,000 but this rarely happens and should not be expected.


The general rule of thumb of kitchen budgeting over the last 40 years has been to try to stay below 10% of the value of the home. However, due to the long term shift in labor costs due to the shortage of skilled labor in our area and nationwide, we have had to increase our compensation to keep our skilled laborers. Consequently, we are revising this percentage to 15% of the value of the home. Even this is not always possible, it’s just a target.

We do not supply appliances, and our customers often supply materials and/or do other things themselves to save money, such as painting. These additional expenses are over and above our portion of the remodeling work, so make sure you factor them into your 15% budget. As a good check on your expenditures, while still maintaining your flexibility, the 12% rule should be your benchmark as to whether or not you are spending too much or too little.

Kitchen Remodeling Project Gallery

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Ready to start your kitchen remodeling project? Contact us with questions or to schedule your free estimate