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Columbia MD Open Kitchen Concept

Columbia MD Open Kitchen Concept

Columbia MD – Open Kitchen Concept

Columbia, MD couple John & Alison, had been considering remodeling their kitchen for almost two year.  The focus for the kitchen remodel was on an open kitchen concept which would get back unused space from the dining room, effectively creating a more functioning kitchen.  The kitchen also had floor and carpet damage from the dishwasher leaking. They had concerns about a long renovation project but knew remodeling with an open kitchen concept would:

  • increase the natural sunlight,
  • increase kitchen storage space,
  • allows for eat-in dining and a more casual lifestyle, and
  • increase the value of the home.
Open Kitchen Concept

Columbia MD Open Kitchen Concept

CHOOSING THE RIGHT GC for the open kitchen concept

The Columbia MD homeowners called four companies for their kitchen remodeling project, finally choosing Merrell Building Enterprise. The couple immediately gained confidence with Moses, who had his tape measure on the first visit; giving specifics from the onset and providing honest feedback about their ideas.

John said he chose Merrell because “I could trust you and you weren’t afraid to tell me something I didn’t want to hear.”

Kitchen Remodeling Options

Providing three design options and assisting with multiple issues that came up during the remodel ensured a smooth process. The HVAC returns were not compatible with the new design and had to be reconfigured. The design team also worked with the couple for the best placement of the island to provide the right functionality within the kitchen. During the remodel, Merrell helped the family by creating a temporary cooking station so that the inconvenience was minimal.

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The end result combined the space in the formal dining room and the kitchen by removing the wall between them. The project manager made sure that the dishwasher leak got fixed, and the renovation team enlarged an exterior window for more natural light in the kitchen. Alison is extremely delight and very happy with her new room. Her only complaint is that she has so much cabinetry space, she cannot find anything now.

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