Choosing a Contractor

6 Simple Steps to a new “Secretly Remodeled Kitchen” for the Holidays

  1. Be Sneaky!


Contact a licensed reputable Design Build team, like Merrick Design and Build, Inc., via email or telephone. Meet with your design team during regular business hours 9-5, Monday through Friday. At this time your family should be conveniently occupied with other activities.


  1. Develop a plan!

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This will be easier than it seems if you work with an experienced Designer. Merrick’s Design team will work with you one-on-one to determine your wants and needs for your new kitchen, as well as the budget.

  1. Narrow the choices!

choicesMaking the final decorating choices is the fun part of any remodel.  At Merrick we can offer you a flexible contract, pricing all of the labor and other fixed items, while giving you allowances for things like cabinets, countertops, appliances and lighting.  That way you know what you are committed to, yet your family can still experience the fun of selecting their favorite styles and colors.


  1. Wrap it up in a bow!


Wrap the contract and plans up in a box.  You can include a wood door sample, a piece of the granite you love and maybe an appliance catalog. Your family will be more than a little surprised when they open the box.


  1. Get a Deal!


In the spirit of giving, Merrick Design and Build is giving you a new refrigerator, if you schedule your kitchen’s construction to begin before January 1, 2016.  This will give you an excuse to take down the decorations early and for your trouble, we will give you a new refrigerator valued at $1,800.00.


To view the many kitchen remodels done by Merrick Design and Build, Inc., check out our full kitchen gallery at

  1. Can’t Pull Off Sneaky?

If you know your other half wants to be “in” on this decision and sneaky is not an option, call Merrick Design and Build today.  We would be happy to meet with you and your family to discuss your new kitchen, and you can still get the free refrigerator if you begin before January 1, 2016.


Give us a call at 301-946-2356 and or check out our website at

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