Kitchen Remodeling - Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg

Don Hartman offers residential kitchen remodeling services to those in the Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg and surrounding regions of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. Contact Don today to learn more by calling 301-926-9000. View a gallery of completed projects.

Tips for Installing a Kitchen Island

The island has become one of the most popular kitchen additions, and it’s easy to see why. Kitchen islands have the potential to add more counter space, serve as additional tables, and provide extra cabinet storage, as well as contributing to the overall aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. See the tips below to learn how an island can benefit your kitchen: 1. Use your island to aid in cleanup. Islands can help to drastically simplify your cleanup process. For example, the cabinets underneath an island can be used to house pullout drawers for compost, trash, and recycling bins, and, when these … [Read more...]

Budget-Friendly Granite and Granite-Look Countertops

Maybe you simply can’t afford granite countertops at $100 to $200 per linear foot. Well, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your “wish list” altogether. There are three budget-friendly options that can allow your countertops to look like or even include the sought-after stone. Laminate If you want a granite look for a laminate price, you can get laminate with patterns similar to granite. Ranging from $25 to $60 per linear foot, this commonly used material is sometimes called “Formica,” for the common brand name. Basically, it consists of synthetics overlaid with plastic. Not only are … [Read more...]

What to Consider When Remodeling a Kitchen

Remodeling a kitchen can be exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting all in one. If you’ve already become overwhelmed with your decisions of changing your kitchen, relax and take a deep breath. Go grab a soda, pen, and paper, and join me with creating basic elements that will ensure your satisfaction to a new humble abode. Your Budget The first factor that needs to be considered when remodeling your kitchen is your budget. So on a piece of paper, write heading BUDGET. Be realistic here, as this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. How much did you have to nag your husband about … [Read more...]

How to Choose Your Kitchen Countertops

So you’ve finally decided to start that kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming about! One of the most important material selections is going to be your countertops. You probably have boring, standard grade laminate countertops in your kitchen right now that are just screaming for an upgrade! While we may all dream of natural granite counters because of their gorgeous look, there are several other considerations, other than aesthetics, that you must keep in mind. These are durability, maintenance, and of course, price. Above all, your countertops must be functional for the way you plan to use … [Read more...]

Deciding on Your Perfect New Kitchen

Perhaps you have just landed your dream job in Washington, D.C. You must now pack everything you own and move into a new home. You consider your options. You don’t want to live too close to the city, yet you don’t want an hour commute. Perhaps you look at the relatively close towns of Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Maryland. You may even consider Rockville, Silver Spring, and Potomac in Maryland. You have many options and choices available to you. As you begin searching for a home, you are well aware that purchasing or building a new home is not in the budget right now. Because you love to … [Read more...]