Located in the heart of San Diego, Studio Stratton offers complete design services to California’s most discriminating home owners. Our commitment to creative & functional design stems from our experience right here in San Diego.
A: Typical Kitchen remodels that are occurring within the existing walls, and without major structural work on the existing, can be completed in 10-12 weeks start to finish. Making additions or removing exiting bearing walls will cause the overall duration to increase. These timelines are estimates and your contractor will need to give you actual time estimates for your specific job.
A: Short answer? How long is a rope? The total cost of the project involves several factors. We have broken it down into four general categories:
In 2021 to 2022 we saw our complete kitchen projects coming in between 75-325k with the average falling in the 175k range.
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A: Studio Stratton has a short list of preferred general contractors that we are happy to share with our clients. We help you make that selection based on the size of the job, personalities, and availability. We are also happy to work with general contractors with whom our clients have a prior relationship.
A: Studio Stratton is not a general contractor and as such we offer product sales only and do not contract for labor. We do have a curated group of cabinet installers and other trade professionals that our clients can work with directly or through a general contractor to provide quality installation.
A: Size of the room, and the quality of the components used to complete the remodel. Cabinetry and appliances are the two largest line items in most kitchen remodels and because of that, these are the areas that have the largest impact on the total budget. We affirm the old adage “you get what you pay for”. Cabinets and appliances get opened and closed multiple times each day, and quality in these areas is something you will notice and appreciate over time.
A: You are! The most important element in kitchen design is the occupants. How do you live day to day? How do you normally entertain? What is your style, or what is the style of the home? What makes you happy? These are the things that matter most to us.
I have been involved in multiple renovations and have worked with numerous people building out kitchens. For my personal residence everything had to be perfect. My wife and I interviewed and explored several options and the chosen kitchen designer had some high expectations to meet. Well we chose Lance Stratton and I am so glad we did. We are enjoying our amazing kitchen and owe a HUGE thanks to Lance for doing a masterful job from start to finish. If you are looking for a trustworthy and knowledgeable designer, look no further and call Lance. He is easy to work with and full of great ideas and years of experience.David
I cannot thank Lance and Marcie at Studio Stratton enough. My new kitchen is beautiful, and they get much of the credit! Lance came to my house every time I needed him, often for advice on things other than my cabinets. He has a great eye for design and is willing and able to design the entire project!Karen Brailean
I operate a Bed and Breakfast Inn and was recently told that I had to make major upgrades to my kitchen in order to continue with my dinner offerings. This was a major setback for me. Within days Lance came to Big Bear and drafted the required plans, figuring out the most efficient way of redoing the kitchen while still making it pleasing on the eye in a Bed and Breakfast setting. He couldn't have done a better job and I highly recommend him.Johann de Villiers
We used Studio Stratton for our kitchen and master bath remodel and are so pleased with the result! Lance and his wife and their team are honest, professional, reliable and have impeccable taste! Our kitchen and master bathroom turned out better than we ever could have hoped and they have a very timeless style, thanks to Lance's good eye. We loved Studio Stratton so much, we recommended them to my brother and his wife and they were able to help them with their kitchen design and house layout and their advice and recommendations made all the difference in their remodel. We are so grateful we found Studio Stratton and would highly, highly recommend them! We also can't wait to use them again!Phoebe Gardiner Katsell
Studio Stratton headed by Lance Stratton has designed our “Outdoor Kitchen Pool Cabana” with expert knowledge of functional cabinetry and user practicality. He guided us to a well thought out beautifully appointed product that our family has thoroughly enjoyed. His extensive experience in “Kitchen, Bath, Outdoor Living Area” design has placed him in the “Elite” of “Award Winning” professionals. We utilized his services over 20 years ago for our kitchen and master bedroom/bath. We appreciate his “Attention to Detail” that we enjoy every single day. He and his staff are a pleasure to work with!Ty Turley
I’m a design professional myself and working and collaborating with Studio Stratton is always a total pleasure! I have worked with them on several kitchens, outdoor kitchens and various cabinetry throughout homes all over San Diego. Their knowledge of product and functionality in different areas is unsurpassed. With one Client, I saw Lance go drawer by drawer in her kitchen and inventory things in order to assure her that all of her items would have a spot in her new kitchen! She was so reassured and I was so impressed! I would work with Studio Stratton happily any day of the week!!!Kate LeCount
Lance Stratton of Studio Stratton helped me to create a kitchen that fits perfectly with the retro style of my home. Lance is professional and Kind which makes working with him a pleasure. He recommended an excellent contractor and took me to cabinet, tile and kitchen appliance to help me make selections that fit within my budget. I appreciated his willingness to listen to my concerns and work together to find the best solution. There was a problem with the cabinet doors I ordered not fitting properly. To solve the problem he had the cabinets refinished at his own expense, The finished project is the kitchen of my dreams! I cannot recommend Lance Stratton enough.Amrita Kaur
Studio Stratton designed and helped us permit a small ADU in 2019. Lance was a sharp listener and was able to implement all of our "wants and needs" which wasn't easy as we had only 420 sq.ft. to work with. His design skills were invaluable. He helped us add light and flow to our ADU and suggested we create an outdoor space which we love! Lance took time every step of the way to make sure we were happy even with the smallest of details. He was patient when we changed our minds and made unbiased suggestions which were informative and invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend Studio Stratton to anyone looking for an experienced, reliable, on-time and fabulous design group!Tami McCraw
This is our second time using Lance and Marcie on a project. The first was on a large primary bath in a previous home of ours. The end result was a gorgeous bath that was one of the primary reasons we had multiple offers when we sold our home a few years after the remodel. A year ago we moved into a home built in '65 that needed extensive work - removing walls, raising ceilings, adding baths and adding a fabulous kitchen. We had already established a strong foundation of trust with Lance so we didn't even consider working with another designer. The project was recently completed and Lance's experience in construction as well as his obvious design background resulted in our dream home! I can't say enough about not only what talented, creative person he is, but he's also someone you really enjoy working with!Theresa Whitty
My wife and I first met Lance in 2005 when we were designing our custom home. Lance did a great job designing our kitchen with WmOhs cabinets and bathrooms with Plato cabinets. The kitchen layout was extremely well thought out with placement of key components. We wanted distressed painted cabinets and WmOhs delivered on their reputation for quality finishes. Recently we needed a replacement panel for. A new dishwasher and once again Lance came through for us.David Poon
We had a great time working with Lance and Marcie on our kitchen remodel. They listened to what we wanted and iterated with us to create a design we were excited about. Lance has a lot of relevant experience to draw from and helped us think through many important small details. Additionally, they gave us great referrals for contractors and vendors in the area to see the project through to completion. We're delighted with the result.Josh Eckels
Lance was an excellent partner in our kitchen remodeling project. He went out of his way to partner with the other service providers we engaged on the project even went the request wasn't technically his responsibility. He worked with us to turn our vision into reality in a cost-effective and functional way. We love our new kitchen!Randy Conley
As far as kitchen designers, Lance and his team is top notch. Most people in the interior design space are very haphazard with their time frames and promise the most and deliver much less than that. Their knowledge of the kitchen environment is obviously based in long and deeply rooted involvement in the industry as they have SO MANY contacts and avenues to take and reasons for every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Studio Stratton if you are looking into a kitchen design and implementation. 2Anthony DiDonato
Lance at Studio Stratton is a fantastic kitchen designer. His vast knowledge and experience in design and cabinetry is so helpful. I highly recommend Lance and Studio Stratton. If you are looking to remodel or add a kitchen, I suggest that you contact Studio Stratton and meet with Lance at their beautiful showroom.Dave Custance
Lance Stratton designed our kitchen in 2008. His advice and design expertise made our remodel experience great. Although our kitchen is not large, Lance managed to include ample storage and work surfaces. Aside from the practicality, the kitchen is just beautiful. Every visitor has agreed that it is a show stopper! Thank you Lance.Jeanne Wilson
My husband Adam and I have worked with Studio Stratton installing his jobs in the San Diego area over the last 10 plus years. As business owners of Professionally Designed Cabinets, we strive to align ourselves with the best in the industry and Lance is one of our most trusted relationships. He is a talented designer and we value the attention he pays to the planning and ordering process, allowing for the cabinet installation to go as smoothly as possible. He is creative, patient and customer service centered. I recommend working with Studio Strattton without reservation.Beth White
We were totally in a bind with our project and Lance offered to try and help us right away! He listened patiently, took the time to understand our dilemma, and offered us several solutions so that we could move forward in a timely manner. We are so grateful to Lance for his time and expertise!Andrea Repp