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Oct

The Joy of the Kitchen

A kitchen is a place of pride, engaging all five senses. What comes out of a kitchen can be both broad and artistic, A great achievement in finger painting by your child or realizing the joy of cooking for you and your family are statements of who we are. The kitchen is also the most visited room in the house and when appraising a home, a better kitchen will bring better value.

The kitchen has dramatically evolved over the last century. It used to house something called an icebox. Made of wood and lined with tin, as late as the 1930’s, households used large blocks of ice to keep food cold. Today, refrigerators can tell you when you’re running low on milk. New Espresso machines can even froth the milk! Fact is, you can have the kitchen of your dreams and enhance the resale value of your home just by seeking the right contractor to remodel your kitchen.

The kind of kitchen you want
A kitchen that’s 20 years old is out of date. That’s why you should think about remodeling. Before starting the design process, the most important thing is to understand, in your own mind, how the kitchen is going to be used. Every family has it’s own ideas, that’s why it’s so important you sit down with the professionals at Glickman|Design Remodel Build. They’ve built, remodeled, and even enlarged many kitchens in this area. Their experienced designers know homes like yours and they know the local zoning laws if you plan on adding a kitchen addition as well as the building codes for plumbing, electrical and carpentry. You’ll like their process. Glickman|Design Remodel Build has a complete and tested planning system and will spend considerable time with you to understand your needs and future plans as they map out every aspect of your kitchen project, including expenses, schedule, and careful designs that are beautiful and fit your budget.

The kitchen to age in place
At the first meeting, the designers at Glickman will ask you a simple question. How long do you want to stay in your home? If the answer is as long as possible, then it’s time to consider a kitchen designed to age in place. As we get older, working around the kitchen gets harder. Navigating through tight spaces while staying aware of sharp edges and bending down to reach into low appliances and cabinets becomes tougher. Glickman will show you how to modify doorways to at least 36 inches wide and increase the width of to allow access for walkers. There’s also a wealth of new appliances and easy access drawers that are now available to homeowners, and to increase maneuverability, countertops can be multilevel to be reachable by anyone in the house. Countertop edges should also be rounded off and color-coded for easy visibility to prevent injury.

Taking care of future needs now will save you money and let you live safely. This is why you need a contractor who has designed kitchens to age in place for their own families. Glickman/Design Remodel Build is here and ready to help.

Kitchens give a higher investment return
The kitchen is the most valuable room in a home and it’s no surprise that kitchen remodels also have some of the highest returns on investment. So it makes sense to make your kitchens shine now so you can get the benefits now-and later.

Kitchens can be the most complicated rooms to remodel. They are finish and material-intensive because of things like countertops, tile, and cabinets. Kitchens also carry additional budget concerns because of plumbing, electric, mechanical requirements and even town requirements. Often, If your existing kitchen is too small or cramped refinishing cabinets or replacing appliances might not be enough. So when you consult with Glickman, they can show you how adding space can beautify your kitchen, make it more functional and increase the appeal of your home.

Create a new kitchen today!
Kitchens have the unique ability to be many rooms. The hub of the home. You can cook and bake, work on a laptop, or enjoy a morning cup of coffee. As the kitchen evolution continues, new building materials, computer-assisted design programs, and amazing appliances are there to enhance your home and quality of life. Let our experienced designers show you how building a new kitchen brings robust solutions for your needs now and when you age in place.

Hiring a professional design-build company like Glickman|Design Remodel Build with an extensive portfolio of successful kitchen projects will be an excellent choice. For over 40 years, Glickman has strived to exceed expectations focused on professionalism, clear communication, quality, and craftsmanship. On every project, Glickman works to ensure that a personal connection is established with our clients to clearly understand how they live and what they want to create. For all your additions, renovations and remodeling needs, Glickman|Design Remodel Build is the right choice.

If you’d like to discuss a new project with a knowledgeable consultant you can contact us on our website or call one of the phone numbers below:
Maryland: (301) 444-4663
Virginia: (703) 832-8159
Washington, DC: (202) 792-7320