Pam’s Kitchen

Project: Pam’s Kitchen

Rockville, MD, Kitchen Remodel - $90,000

bookcase in island
built in pnatry
gas range
large eat in island
cooking station
serving bar

Pam wanted a kitchen with richer style. Merrick designed and built her dream kitchen with a large island, two toned cabinets and oil rubbed bronze fixtures.


I can't say enough about Merrick Design and Build. We interviewed three companies to renovate our kitchen. David Merrick was our first appointment. We knew at the beginning we wanted his company to do the work.

The work on the kitchen started on April 18, 2013 and was anticipated to be completed by June 7, 2013. Today is May 21. Work is almost completed. At the beginning of the project, a half wall had to be removed. This wall separated the kitchen from our kitchen table and created a poor work flow. All of this is done. Now, I will have a very nice granite island with a sink, dishwasher, a drawer microwave and room to sit three extra people. We have been in this custom built home since 1994. It was time for a change.

David's project manager, Brian, stays on top of everything. The workers generally start at 8:00 am, Monday - Friday and stay until about 3:30. Later, if they have to complete something that day. Brian placed a key entry lock like realtors use on the front door; so that I did not have to be present. Even as I may sleep late, they let themselves in. I feel very safe with this arrangement. Rodrigo is very diligent. He was the one who dismantled the wall and did all of the framework/drywall for a new pantry in which he installed shelves. Renee, who has been the one to spackle and paint the walls does a great job. We even asked him to create a new desktop for a built-in in our den after informing Brian of our intention to do this. While all this was going on, men came to fill in the hardwood floor areas in which the original cabinets hid the fact that there was not a floor underneath them. That work was done so well, we are going to replace the carpeting in the family room and den with hardwood flooring by the same company which David Merrick contracts to. I would also like to commend Addie for helping me select and coordinate the tile, granite selection, sink and faucet, knobs and pulls. All within budget.

We have been surviving the remodel by creating a kitchen in one of the upstairs bedrooms. I have a microwave, a Breville smart oven (excellent - just like a miniature oven), a Max Burton induction cooktop (great as well - I can cook anything on it from breakfast to dinner), toaster, mini fridge, and a cooler which is in the spare bathroom tub.

I will continue to use Merrick Design and Build for any future renovations of our bathrooms. I highly recommend them and hope that if you need a great designer, as David designed our kitchen, would hire them as well. I will post photos once the projects have been completed.
- Pam