• Custom Home
  • Bonner Addition
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Cooke Night 116
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  • Basement Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Bonner Addition
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Cooke Night 116
  • Exterior Garden
  • Cabin Remodel
  • Basement Remodel

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“When we were deliberating whether to buy an intriguing 15-year-old home in Darnestown, we met with a representative from Hopkins and Porter to discuss the possibilities of remodeling it to fit our family's needs. We were immediately attracted to what we recognized as an important optimistic realism from H&P's Ken Hurdle. He was remarkable at listening, hearing and being careful to understand exactly what we were trying to achieve. He was never intimidated by the craziness of our ambitions but, at the same time, he was never hesitant to give us his honest professional outlook as to what those crazy dreams would factually entail. Over the following months, we learned we could completely trust the H&P team either to figure out ways to transform our visions into reality or to help us adjust our expectations into financial feasibility. Unexpected challenges that arose along the way - as happen in every remodeling project - hardly seemed to phase our H&P team. They almost welcomed them as interesting challenges and launched in to find creative solutions. We feel that the end product of our extended remodel job is a resounding success. The unfinished basement has been transformed into a combination of recreation rooms, bathrooms, sound-insulated bedroom, and a mahogany office of the most meticulous detailed craftsmanship. The new addition of a connected three-car garage with guest apartment was so masterfully built and with such careful matching of rock, paint, trim, etc. that it's nearly impossible to tell that it's not part of the original home. The H&P team stopped at nothing to make sure every detail of our project was completed to our full satisfaction. They demonstrated the highest standards of professional integrity and became lifelong friends to our family in the process. We couldn't give Hopkins and Porter any higher recommendation. Contact us and we'll gladly tell you more!”

- Peter and Heather Germantown, MD

Home Builders & Remodelers

HOPKINS & PORTER is a residential architecture design/build firm serving Northwest Washington, DC, Southern Montgomery County and select areas in Virginia. Our recognized designs have been transforming the way people live since 1977. Our expert staff of architects, remodelers and home builders work to fulfill your dreams while respecting your budget throughout the process. We also have Handymen to maintain your property in shipshape condition.

A Kitchen Remodel with Understated Elegance

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A kitchen remodel to create a more open flow can lead to more family bonding and socializing. According to an article by SFGate, new kitchen remodels are getting away from flashy touches. Kitchens are a little quieter and more elegant with fewer large obtrusive ranges, oversized hoods and flashy, glossy materials. A design-build contractor like Hopkins and Porter can help you re-configure existing space for an eat-in kitchen area, kitchen with island and open concept. We can also help you figure out the design details related to countertops, islands, backsplashes, cabinetry, and flooring. Experts say emerging trends in kitchen remodeling include eclectic choices as well as natural materials such as wood and stone. Many of our clients ask us for eco-friendly and earthy products that make them feel grounded. 

Becoming invisible

One trend in kitchen design is concealing appliances. Appliances may be tucked away. Bars may be hidden behind pocket doors. When remodeling your kitchen, think of ways you can reduce clutter. We often create freestanding cabinets to house refrigerators.

Hiding splashes of color

Monochromatic kitchens are still in style. However, some designers have come up with the bold idea of adding a splash of color such as pink or yellow into the inside of drawers. If you want to add color instead of hiding it, consider colorful glass tile backsplashes instead of gray and white. Unusual places to add color include sinks. A colorful sink can become a focal point in a white or neutral kitchen.

Opting for functionality

While personality is important in a design scheme, functionality is even more important. According to an article by HGTV, trendy updates can bring your kitchen into the 21st century. But one very practical trend is the use of hydraulic easy-to-close cabinet doors and drawers. Maximizing kitchen store can be accomplished by choosing multi-tiered drawers. Other kitchen remodeling ideas to keep in mind include automation features such as sensor-activated lights and hands-free faucets. 

Hopkins & Porter is a design-build contractor serving Maryland and Virginia customers since 1977. We can help with any kitchen remodeling projects. For more information on what we can do for you, please contact us.

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What our clients say...

“Hopkins & Porter's service was very responsive to our requirements, on budget, and extremely well executed; Hopkins & Porter was a pleasure to work with because they listened and responded to our needs and concerns, brought the job in on budget, and their work and the finished product exceeded our highest expectations."
Bill & Laura P. - Potomac, MD

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