8230 Boone Blvd., Suite 170, Vienna; 703-917-0744.
Owner and designer Richard Forbes draws on his architectural training to improve kitchens’ light and circulation.
4701 Sangamore Rd., Suite L3, Bethesda; 301-320-8735.
This firm, which has one architect on staff, does a lot of transitional designs in older homes—not too modern, not too contemporary.
3320 M St., NW; 202-337-7700.
Based in Milan, this company offers very high-end modern cabinets that blend into the wall or look more like a piece of furniture. The Georgetown location has one architect and one designer on staff.
3324 Cady’s Alley, NW; 202-338-2220.
This German firm makes high-end minimalist cabinets and has two designers on staff in the Georgetown showroom.
7297-M Lee Hwy., Falls Church; 703-532-4545.
Cameo specializes in traditional styles and carries only Honey Brook Custom Cabinets, a line made by Amish and Mennonite craftsmen. It does projects only in Northern Virginia.
Coyle & Associates
7420 Fullerton Rd., Suite 102, Springfield; 703-644-9677.
Richard Coyle’s firm works often with custom homebuilders and remodelers—you can use your contractor or Coyle’s—and does mostly traditional kitchens.
Dee David & Co
By appointment, Falls Church; 703-560-6601.
David carries four cabinet lines and designs all styles of kitchens in Northern Virginia.
Design House Kitchens
8220 Wellmoor Ct., Savage, 301-498-0001; 14101-H Parke Long Ct., Chantilly, 703-263-2700.
This family-owned company has been around more than 90 years and offers 11 lines of cabinets. Designer and Chantilly showroom manager Gil Krawitz is highly recommended.