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 providing you the kitchen of your dreams?

With any remodeling project, costs can quickly add up, and you may wind up with an unwelcome surprise when the bill comes. For a quote on what you want done, contact Don Hartman if you live around the Bethesda area in Maryland. D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. is one of the few D.C. area construction companies who put your wants and needs first. You want realistic numbers? We’ll will guide you, and also look for ways of remodeling for your best interest.

Once you know how much money you have available for the project, you can decide which expenses are most important for your kitchen. It might be difficult choosing between stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and granite counter tops, but you will likely not end up with a bill that you cannot plausibly afford.


This should be your second headline, below budget. Once you have established a budget, it is time to figure out the style and theme of your kitchen. Try maintaining a theme that goes with the rest of your house. You don’t want a country-style kitchen when the rest of your house screams modern. In the end, you want your house to match.

Custom vs. Pre-Made

Typically, when remodeling a kitchen, cabinets should be changed. Out with the old and in with the new. By changing your cabinets, you will immediately be changing the look you want to get rid of. When it comes to choosing cabinets for your kitchen remodel, you have two main options: pre-made and custom-built. Pre-made are less expensive, but may not fit your new kitchen’s plan exactly. Drawers may need to be trimmed, while cabinets may jut out too far from the wall. If you really want the kitchen of your dreams, custom-built cabinets are the route to go, allowing you to create a space that meets your specific design and requirements. The downfall? If you are working under a strict budget, custom-built cabinets may break your bank. The positive? You already have your budget worked out.

Available Space

How horrible would it be to plan the kitchen of your dreams, only to find out that your hopes and dreams were wasted due to a lack of space? Be realistic here. It is crucial to consider the space that is available for the project, prior to creating a layout in your head. If you’re planning to expand your kitchen during the remodel, you probably will have more options. Expanding your kitchen? Consider adding a dining area, a space for a table or an island, or perhaps a counter top with stools. If your family frequently uses the kitchen for a working space, it may be nice to add a work station with room for a computer as well.

Who to Use

If you are living within the Bethesda, Maryland; Washington D.C.; Fairfax County, Virginia areas, D.R. Hartman Construction is the company to choose. Prior to hiring, you may contact us for simple guidelines of what you wish to accomplish with your remodel. Guaranteed, D.R. Hartman is one of the best construction companies to choose from, ensuring your satisfaction, wants, and needs.

For more information, visit our main website at www.HartmanCanBuild.com. The best of luck to you and your family with a new humble abode!

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