Founded in 1997, Artistic Kitchen & Bath has built a solid reputation as the preeminent kitchen and bathroom remodeling business along the Crystal Coast. Our showroom holds one of the most extensive selections of tile (natural stone, porcelain, glass, hand-crafted ceramics), mosaics, countertops (marble, granite, quartz), and accents in Eastern NC. We offer a beautiful selection of locally made, solid wood kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. we also design and build outdoor kitchens and exterior bars. created from exotic hardwoods or 100% weatherproof cabinetry.
Our professional interior designers have completed over 5,000 remodels. They will work 1:1 with you to create the perfect design selections for your space, style, and budget. Along with our owner, who is a licensed general contractor, our operations team will manage all aspects of your remodel. No more negotiating or playing project manager with people who won't return your calls. Let us manage it all from start to finish.
From design, to demo, & installation, to the finishing touches,
our commitment to providing a turnkey solution and superior craftsmanship is what makes us stand out.
Meet The Team
Chris & Katherine Porter
Chris is a proud North Carolina native and UNC alum. After graduating from Chapel Hill and earning his MBA from Vanderbilt, Chris led several consumer products businesses during his 25 years with Sara Lee and Hanes. The second stage of his career is focused on growing and improving customer service for small business. He is also a licensed General Contractor.
Katherine, originally from Memphis, has degrees in both Marketing and Nursing. She worked for advertising giant Leo Burnett and later became a certified Neurology nurse, working in both hospitals and substance rehab facilities.
Together Chris and Katherine have renovated 10 homes in the last 20+ years. After visiting the area for over a decade, Chris and Katherine have recently renovated their family beach house and made Emerald Isle their home.
Together they are transforming Artistic to become the premier remodeler of kitchens and bathrooms on the Crystal Coast. They have expanded the showroom's extensive selection of tile, countertops to also include custom cabinets, vanities, and outdoor kitchens. They've built a talented team that has designed 5000+ kitchens and bathrooms with the construction experience required to manage all aspects of your project. Our team puts customers first and focuses on exceeding clients' expectations.
With degrees in Interior Design and Human Resources, Kristen has been an integral contributor to Artistic's success. Since 2010, she has collaborated with homeowners and builders to design and create over 2000 bathrooms and kitchens in homes from Harkers Island to Swansboro.
With her extensive knowledge of natural stone, mosaics, tile and cabinetry, Kristen can design creative ideas and solutions for your next project. Be it a coastal home, luxury condo or historical house, Kristen thrives on bringing clients' dream homes to life. Kristen is one of the most experienced designers in the Crystal Coast and has a long list of repeat customers.
Jeff learned the constructions industry working with his father and starting his own construction company at 18. After graduating from UNC-P, Jeff went on to have a distinguished career as the school superintendent for several NC counties including Stanly, Beaufort, and Lee. Under Jeff's guidance his districts built and remodeled dozens of buildings. In 2013, the governor awarded him North Carolina's "Order of the Long Leaf Pine". the state's highest recognition for exemplary service to their community.
Jeff retired from leading schools in 2018 and moved to Atlantic Beach two weeks before Hurricane Florence. After helping several neighbors rebuild from the destruction, he went into business renovating houses. Jeff leads a team with years of experience in carpentry, masonry, retrofitting, and plumbing. In addition, to being one of the most knowledgeable leaders in all phases of construction, jeff is a joy and pleasure to work with.
A native of the Lousiana bayou, Bodie is an avid duck hunter, ball chaser, and frisbee catcher. His hobbies include snuggling, napping, and begging for bacon.
Bodie brings his extensive experience in public relations to Artistic each day, greeting everyone with the same low growl and tail wag.