Soon after starting their newly married life, John and Mary Randelman (a fictional couple) move out of their tiny apartment and purchase their first real home, near Bethesda, Maryland. The house looks nice from the outside with weatherproof siding added just a few years ago and a newly shingled roof. A spacious porch stretching across the front of the building with plenty of space for a table and chairs to sit and relax.
But upon opening the door, the view of the house changes. A looming gap hanging down in the ceiling greets anyone who enters. Floorboards underneath the torn carpeting creak and sag as he walks further. He looks toward the kitchen and sees an old oven, sink, and a bit of counter space crammed into a small dark room. Through the fading paint on the walls he can see that the sheetrock is crumbling in places.
Turning toward the living room, he sees a couch and a couple of armchairs sitting in an area that’s cozy but in disrepair. The ceiling sags low in places, a couple of boards crudely cover a hole in the wall, and a couple of floorboards bend upward, making slight lumps underneath the carpet.
Well, you get the picture. It’s cozy, and I’m sure they’re happy to have a “real” house to call home. But wouldn’t it be much nicer to remodel the house and truly make it a place that feels like home? Rip out the old sagging ceiling and install a brand-new one. Tear out the rotting floorboards and nail in solid new ones that won’t creak when someone walks across the floor. Remodel the kitchen and extend it to have more space and a nice-looking room to have guests over for dinner.
Fast-forward ahead in time. Turns out, this happy young couple turn to a local general contractor in Bethesda that could help them restore and improve their house to make it a place they could be proud to call “home.” D. R. Hartman Construction renovated the inside of the house to give it a fresh new look. First, they examined the house, talked with the Randelmans to see what kind of improvements they wanted, and provided a free quote for the cost of the construction project.
Then, they set to work remodeling the house. Rotting old boards were ripped out from the floor, the crumbling sheetrock was removed from the walls, and the gaping ceiling was torn down. Within a few months, the inside of the Randelmans’ home looked practically brand-new. They realized that of any builders near Bethesda they could have chosen, they had chosen the best in Hartman Construction.
John and Mary walked into their newly remodeled house, smiling at the fresh brand-new look, the glistening solid floorboards (that didn’t creak and groan when walked on), new sheetrock lining the walls, high ceilings covering the space from wall to wall. Sitting down to relax in their beautifully finished living room, they agreed that this house was, indeed, a place they could call home.
While John & Mary are a fictional couple created for this article, the quality services provided by the Hartman contractor crew are far from fictional. For a quick and easy quote, submit their online form or give them a call today at 301.926.9000.