Your kitchen can be the heart of your home. Especially with updated design, efficient use of space, and top­-notch craftsmanship. A better space to eat with your family and entertain friends starts with a short conversation or email.

Let us show you how easy remodeling can be when you work with one company that does it all from start to finish. We combine innovative cabinetry materials and processes with hard work, best building practice and a sharp eye for detail to every kitchen we remodel in Madison.


Like every project we do, our team at Actuate Home Improvement brings our highly- rated craftsmanship, design-build techniques, and top-­notch customer service to the table for every kitchen project.

Our gallery of work below shows the range of projects we can deliver.

We’ve done kitchen remodeling work in almost every Madison area neighborhood, our clients love the final product and our process for completion. Find out why we’re different by having a conversation with us about your kitchen project today!



Our goal is to help you create a bathroom that you love. From concept sketches through the end of construction, we’ll take care of all the details and leave you with an experience you’ll love almost as much as your new bathroom.

We have a lot of experience remodeling bathrooms in Dane County. We love remodeling bathrooms! And we can help you make the most of any sized bathroom including small bath remodels, bathroom updates, master baths, and powder rooms. We love helping our clients express their own taste and personality in every project, and we care about getting the details right.

Bathroom remodeling in historic areas of Madison can often mean powder rooms and small, narrow baths. We’re experts at putting big ideas in small spaces. Our design build process means we customize each design to your space and build your dream bathroom accordingly.



Love your home but need more space? Let us show you how our team can help you transform your basement into one of the most comfortable–and lasting–rooms in your home.

Building a basement that stays comfortable and dry isn’t always easy, especially if you live in an older home. We have experience building basements that look great and hold up over time. It’s like adding another level to your house, and it all starts with a conversation.



A home addition can be a great way to avoid moving and add more usable square footage to your existing space. Home additions can not only increase the living space for you and your family but can also increase the value of your home.

Additions are large and complex undertakings, especially if you live in an older home in Madison. Fortunately, our team is experienced at creating top-notch room and home additions. Our design + build process really shines here, as we’re able to integrate budgeting and design, which cuts down tremendously on wasted time and frustration during planning. Your home addition starts with a conversation.

Interior Remodeling


We can certainly remodel and renovate an existing bedroom and make it the best possible version of itself. Or, we can see the space differently and transform the room into something other than its original purpose.

Like all of our services, we perform interior remodeling in Design + Build fashion. We take the time to understand your goals for this interior space, how you’ll use it, and your personal style. From there, we’ll create an interior design illustration to show the vision for the project. After your approval, a project team is assigned, and our friendly and expert craftsman build the vision as planned.














Design + Create + Actuate

Our way of doing business is unique. We believe transparency, accountability, and customer service are must-haves. If you want a home contracting company that cares about your project as much as you do, then give us a call to find out if we’re a good fit for your next project.

  • Conversation

    Let’s get together. Let’s talk about your goals, budget and timeline. Let us show you how Actuate can not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

  • Design

    We believe that form and function should exist side by side to create beautiful and practical spaces. Our design team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

  • Proposal

    We provide our clients with a detailed scope of work and custom project renderings to give you a clear understanding of what to expect.

  • Details

    From countertop materials and cabinet styles, to drawer-pulls and paint colors, Actuate Improvements will guide you through the selection process.

  • Build

    Our production team provides the experience, reliability, and customer service to insure that your project runs smoothly and the results stand the test of time.

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Client Testimonials


  • Working with Mark is refreshing. He is thorough and always ready to take care of us. Every time we had a question, no matter how small or unimportant, he responded quickly. He never left us waiting and was always making sure the project moved along as quickly as possible. When a question required more follow up, Mark let us know when he'd have an answer and he called us back at that time or before. Mark's inspection of the existing structure as he put together his quote was thorough and precise. He explained every detail of the work that would have to happen and taking the time to make sure we understood what he would do and why it had to be done that way. When asked about alternatives, he considered our concerns and adjusted his plan where he could. I've worked with few people as diligent and responsive as Mark.

    Burt P.
  • Due to an extreme life change, I needed to remodel my home quickly. Actuate helped me do this. What made me happiest is that I truly felt like I was working with family….Yes, I would recommend  this company to family and friends, in fact I already have. The entire process was made easier and I felt like they truly cared about me and my unique situation.

    Mary H.
  • I would not hesitate to use your company again… It was a pleasure to work with someone who knows all aspects of the industry…Returning phone calls in a timely manner is one of my pet peeves, but your company did not let me down.

    Geralyn S.
  • From planning through execution the job was performed without fault and done to a top notch professional degree… [Mark's] attention to detail and ability to tackle any part of the project with professionalism was nothing short of amazing. We are thrilled with the outcome.

    Paul S.
  • You took care of the smallest details and made every adjustment to our liking.

    Ruth W.
  • You have been helpful before, during and after the remodeling project.  Thank you for that.  I’m so glad you are putting new life into a house that holds many memories for our family.

  • You guys did a great job and we love our basement and deck! Thanks and great job!

    Courtney C.
  • Enjoyed the men who did the work. Very workman-like, efficient, pleasant, and careful of surrounding areas.

    Mary W.
  • Dear Mark, Thank you so much for taking on my project and spearheading it to completion! I've many complements on it and I especially am so proud of it!  

    Laurel S.
  • Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job on our remodel. You just can't put a price on Marty being able to go on the porch by himself now, and providing safe bathrooms for him. You are all pleasures to work with!

    Jen M.