12223 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852

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Kitchen Design & Remodeling Questions

Have questions about Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens or kitchen remodeling in general? Take a look at our FAQ—and feel free to contact us if you don’t find an answer to your question.

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Where is Jack Rosen located?

Jack Rosen is conveniently located near I-495 and I-270. Our address is 12223 Nebel Street, Rockville, Maryland, 20850. We look forward to having you stop by our showroom! Learn more»

What lines of cabinetry do you offer?

We offer four different lines of cabinetry: Elmwood, Grabill, Rutt, and Artcraft. The custom cabinetry we offer is of the utmost quality and will last for years. Our design team can even create custom built elements such as entertainment centers, bookshelves, designer hoods, etc. Learn more about our custom cabinets»

What can I expect when I start my kitchen remodel with Jack Rosen?

Your kitchen remodel starts at our showroom, where you’ll meet our experienced designers. We’ll ask questions to get a better feel for your remodeling vision and goals, and you can—and should—ask questions, as well!

The initial meeting will be followed up with a second design meeting, during which we can give you a preliminary estimate. Then we can start the design—the exciting part—and go over revisions. Once the final design is decided upon, the project can move forward from there. Learn more about our kitchen design process»

Have you won any awards?

Yes, Jack Rosen has won several awards! We have:

  • Won NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) awards
  • Been voted “Best Kitchen Design Firm” by the readers of Bethesda Magazine
  • Placed third in a regional Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design contest
  • Been chosen for the Trends Top 50 American Kitchens
  • Been featured in prestigious industry magazines like HOME & DESIGN and Spaces

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Kitchen Design & Remodeling

How long will my kitchen design take?

Depending on how involved the project is, it could be one month or closer to six—even longer in some cases. It depends on the specifics. Your remodeler should be able to give you a more detailed schedule. After your initial design consultation, the Jack Rosen team will be able to give you a better estimate.

What are the different kitchen styles?

There are plenty of different kitchen styles to choose from. The main ones are modern/contemporary, transitional, and traditional. However, there are many variations of these, including:

  • Country
  • Rustic
  • Shaker
  • Arts and crafts
  • Tuscan
  • And more

Keep in mind that Jack Rosen can customize your kitchen design to fit your personal tastes. You don’t have to stick with one style. However you want your kitchen to look, we can make it happen. Visit our blog to learn more about the various kitchen styles in more detail.

What are features I should be considering for my new kitchen design?

You can—and should—talk to your kitchen design team, but browsing through magazines to get ideas can be helpful. Features you may want to consider for your new kitchen are:

  • Island
  • Lighting
  • New countertops
  • New cabinets (or refacing)
  • Windows
  • Storage space
  • And more

What is a kitchen backsplash?

A kitchen backsplash is a pattern of tiles installed on the wall, usually behind the cooking range and/or sink. A backsplash provides protection from water damage and grease hazards, but it can also act as a great focal point.

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Where can I learn more information about kitchen design and remodeling?

You can always go to industry expert websites, such as NARI and NKBA as legitimate sources. Online magazines such as Remodeling and HOME & DESIGN are also good sources. Feel free to visit our blog, as well!

What are questions to ask when designing a kitchen?

Before starting any kitchen design project, it’s a good idea to “interview” the company you’re thinking about hiring. Ask questions like:

  • How many years have you been in business?
  • Can I see samples of past work?
  • Do you provide references I can contact?
  • Do you provide upfront estimates?
  • How do you stay updated with new industry standards, the latest technology, etc.?

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What is the work triangle and why is it important?

The kitchen work triangle refers to the area from the refrigerator to the cooking range to the sink—the three points are the three corners of the triangle. There should be easy movement between the three places—and there shouldn’t be too much distance between them. Basically, the work triangle creates a more efficient work space.

What is a chef’s kitchen?

A chef’s kitchen is designed for those who often prepare large meals and need a kitchen design that supports heavy-duty cooking tasks. Essentially, a chef’s kitchen should be efficient and storage-savvy and have easy-to-clean surfaces.

What are my countertop options?

You have a lot of different traditional and modern countertop options:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Wood/butcher block
  • Stainless steel
  • Concrete
  • Solid surface
  • And more

Concrete and stainless steel countertops work well in modern spaces, but this doesn’t mean other materials won’t look good in contemporary style kitchens!

What questions should I ask my kitchen designer?

When you’re trying to narrow down your choices between a few different kitchen designers, ask each company questions like:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Can you provide references I can contact?
  • What are past projects you’ve done? Can I see your portfolio?

Once you’ve chosen the company, ask questions such as:

  • Is an island a good option for my kitchen?
  • If I want to increase the resale value of my home, what should I add to the kitchen?
  • What kind of cabinetry would work best with the style of kitchen I want?

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What is the best kitchen floor material?

There are several tile materials that work well in kitchens, including:

  • Stain-resistant porcelain
  • Vinyl
  • Terracotta
  • Wood

What is the best place for a kitchen sink?

The sink should be within easy reach of the refrigerator and cooktop/range since you use them often. It should also be near the trash. Keep in mind that there should be about 20 – 30 inches of counter space on either side. The layout of your kitchen will affect whether it should be placed against a wall or in the island.

How much is a kitchen renovation?

The cost of a kitchen remodel depends largely on the scope of the project, among other factors (materials you want for appliances and countertops, the size of the room, etc.). A simple remodel with cabinet replacement will cost less than a complete makeover with new cabinets, countertops, flooring, lighting, and backsplash. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, in this area, the average for a major kitchen remodel is $51,044 ($103, 317 for an upscale project) and $17,476 for a minor remodel.

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What is integrated kitchen design?

Integrated kitchen design hides appliances or blends them in naturally with the rest of the room—it creates a clean, uncluttered look and can help modernize a space. It has become more common in kitchens of all different styles and sizes.


What are the benefits of MDF cabinet doors?

MDF cabinets doors are easy to clean, don’t fade easily, are sturdy and strong, have a flat, smooth surface, and can easily be painted or varnished. Because MDF doesn’t have the natural look of wood (with knots, rings, etc.), it provides a more sleek, modern look.

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How are engineered veneer cabinets made?

Engineered wood includes wood products that are made by binding particles, fibers, or veneers of wood together with adhesives to form composite materials. Engineered products are made from the same woods used to make lumber. Whole logs are typically used for veneers.

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What is an appliance garage?

An appliance garage is a cabinet that is typically installed underneath wall cabinets or tucked in the corner of a cabinet in a space that would otherwise be unused. They are used to keep smaller appliances and other items off the countertops, freeing up more workspace. Appliance garages can have shutter or cabinetry door fronts and the doors can often be rolled up like a real garage door.

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Working with Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens was a wonderful, pleasant experience. I wanted a sleek, modern kitchen in my Georgetown condominium, with unusual cabinets and lots of special features. I found exactly what I wanted in the broad selection at Jack Rosen. The designer laid out the space incredibly well; it has made an amazing difference in how the kitchen functions. The whole experience exceeded my expectations.

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