Splendor in the Kitchen

This grand yet comfortable late 1990s house located in a sprawling neighborhood near The Forum in Duluth is a family home with growing young boys. The finishes became dated the last few years and the kitchen was no longer efficient. In fact, this family had outgrown the original kitchen and greatly needed additional room and storage. The new layout takes full advantage of the large, open space and provides a beautiful and family-friendly multi-functional environment.

The new French Country Gourmet Kitchen was accompanied by a laundry room and bathroom renovation (not pictured).

About the Builder

Totally Dependable is a general contracting firm working across metro-Atlanta and areas beyond since 1987. The company is family-owned and headed by owner and president, Don Hagemeister, who has been a construction professional since the early 1970s. He has worked around the U.S., including Texas, Virginia, and Georgia.

In addition to Totally Dependable, Don owns multiple construction companies, including a custom home building partnership, a framing company, a commercial contracting company, and was a former partner in a "luxury" remodeling company specializing in large-scale renovations.

Totally Dependable Contracting, in addition to residential remodeling, also does work in the commercial and insurance restoration industries. Referrals and repeat business represent at least 80% of their annual sales totals (projected higher for 2008). Totally Dependable Contracting has won multiple regional remodeling awards including NARI and Chrysalis.

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