Quenville Master Bath Remodel

At Hatchett Design Remodel, we understand that renovating your home is a big investment, and we don’t take that lightly. When you put money into updating your house, you’re paid back in both quality of life and increased home value. To ensure that you get the most out of your investment, our design team will guide you through every step of the process. We will create a space that gives you longevity as well. A Hatchett remodel offers longevity, because we use quality materials in a timeless design. The Quenville master bathroom remodel is prime example.

Photo Real Rendering of Quenville Master Bath Design

Photo-Real Rendering of Quenville Bathroom Remodel

Choosing a Color Palette with Longevity

For their home in Poquoson, the Quenvilles opted for a neutral color palette that offers a long lifespan for their new bathroom. Their Ultracraft cabinets from the Cape May collection are finished in gray mist, and the vanity is topped with fantasy brown granite. The veining in this stone blends tones of gray and beige together, as does their choice of flooring.

Their Adura Max luxury vinyl plank floors are Margate Oak Coastline. The weathered driftwood coloring of this flooring adds to the coastal vibe of the space while remaining neutral enough to complement any design aesthetic.

Tile Selection

Their tile selections contribute an earthiness to Eileen’s design. The wall tile for the shower and tub surround is Unique Stone Soft Gris, and the floor tile is Sands Dark Natural. The touch of Art Blue Sea is the perfect complementary tile color for their shower accent.

Staying in Budget

The freestanding tub was high on Mrs. Quenville’s wishlist, but it was one of the more challenging aspects of this remodel. Our design team worked closely with her to find a soaking tub that she liked, but one that also fit in her bathroom. To keep the project within their budget, their tub not only needed to fit in the bathroom itself, but it also needed to fit through their doors without removing door casings or widening doorways.

Thanks to the hard work of Ron (Design Consultant), Eileen (Designer), and Kent (Project Manager), the Quenvilles got the master bath they’ve always wanted.

Photo Real Rendering of Quenville Master Bath Design

Photo-Real Rendering of Quenville Master Bath Design

Every remodeling project is unique, but Hatchett Design Remodel approaches each one with the same goal in mind – a happy customer! When your ready to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or addition, we hope you consider Hatchett for the job. Feel free to call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. And remember, it costs nothing to ask!

Bathroom Vanities & Cabinetry

Choosing the right cabinets and vanities for your remodeled bathroom is critical in creating a well-designed and user-friendly space. In addition to the cabinet style and finish, quality craftsmanship is of utmost importance to ensure the longevity of your remodel. That’s why Hatchett Design Remodel works with companies like Mid Continent Cabinetry.

About Mid Continent Cabinetry

Mid Continent Cabinetry is a long-time partner of ours. With a wide array of customizable bathroom cabinets and vanities, we know you’ll be happy with your new cabinets for many years to come.

Their bathroom cabinet collection provides furniture-quality storage in a variety of styles, colors and finishes to suit any design, including under-sink storage, wall storage, or classic vanity storage.

Bathroom Cabinet Storage

The Scudder master bath cabinets are maple and are painted white. This customized combination of cabinetry provides both under-sink storage and two types of wall storage from Mid Continent’s Towne collection. On the far left side, we installed a wall unit with cabinet doors that allows items to be hidden away from plain sight.

However, between the sinks, we chose an open shelving model for easy access to those items that are used daily.

Vanities for Aging in Place

In the Buckalews’ bathroom, their vanity and wall cabinet are made of oak and finished in a slate stain. The enclosed wall cabinet features Mid Continent’s Concord door style. To the left of the wall unit, we installed an under-sink storage vanity with Concord doors. Then to the right, they chose a wheelchair accessible sink cabinet.  Thoughtfully customized designs like this one allow homeowners to age in place as they head into and beyond retirement.

Traditional Vanities

During the Robinette’s master bath remodel, they decided to remove the large soaking tub. This choice allowed room for all three types of Mid Continents storage cabinets. On one side of the bathroom, they have double under-sink storage vanities and a wall storage cabinet.

Photo Real Design Rendering

In place of the old tub they rarely used, Mrs. Robinette was thrilled to finally have a traditional vanity where she can sit and prepare for her day. These Mid Continent bathroom cabinets are cherry with a cranberry stain and black glaze.

Photo Real Design Rendering
Customizable Storage

The various types of cabinet storage allow us to customize a bathroom design that suits your daily needs as well as your style. There are also a number of built-in cabinet features that greatly improve the functionality of your new space, from hot tool storage to pull-out hampers. Be sure to talk to your designer about the available options in Mid Continent’s bathroom cabinet collection.

Visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach to check out Mid Continent cabinets in person. We’re open Monday through Friday or by appointment. This month is the last month to save up to $1000 off a full bathroom remodel, so give us a call today and set up your free consultation. Remember, it costs nothing to ask.

Universal Design for Bathrooms

In our last blog, we talked about the Universal Design Workshop we hosted for our design teams based in Newport News and Virginia Beach. As more and more homeowners opt to age in place, there’s a growing demand for universal design. This week, we’d like to share some examples of how universal features can be worked into the design of your remodeled bathroom.

Location, Location, Location

The fundamental principle of universal design states that the space should be accessible to all people, regardless of their age, size or ability. While many multi-level homes offer a half bath on the first floor, a universal home should have a full bathroom on the main-level. If your home is a single story, then you’re already on the right track!

Wide Entry

The average size doorway ranges from 30 to 32 inches. For a universally designed bathroom, opt for an entryway that’s at least 36 inches wide. This ensures ease of access for anyone who uses a wheelchair or other mobility devices.

Floor Space

Once IN the bathroom, there should be ample space to maneuver. A good rule of thumb is have enough open floorspace for a wheelchair to make a 180 degree turn.  Beyond the square footage of the floor space, it is also important to choose the right floor materials. Slip-resistant tile and wide grout lines help provide traction even when the floor is wet. If you like having some kind of floor covering in your bathroom, choose for a decent sized non-slip area rug instead of a flimsy bath mat.

Alterations

Bathroom features like your toilet, vanity and shower need alterations to make them universal. A standard toilet seat is only 14 to 15 inches tall. For a universal design, your bathroom should be outfitted with a potty seat that’s 16 inches from the ground. Floating vanities and ones designed specifically for wheelchairs will make accessing the sink easier for everyone. Instead of a tub, opt for a walk-in shower with a wide entry way. A curbless shower threshold provides the safest entry and exit.

Grabbable

Tiny knobs can be hard for people to use, so choose large d-shape door and drawer pulls that are easy to grab.

Speaking of grabbing, grab bars should be placed in the shower and beside the toilet to give your bathroom a safety boost. There is a wide range of metals and finishes available, so you don’t have to sacrifice form for function.

To learn more about the universal design options for your next bathroom remodel, reach out to our design team at Hatchett Design Remodel. Just call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Reed Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling allows you to express your own sense of style. For the Reed family, that meant bringing a European sensibility to their home in Williamsburg. They hired Hatchett Design Remodel to get the job done right.

During their initial in-home consultation, we learned that Mrs. Reed is from the Netherlands; and like most Europeans, she prefers the modern design style. Many homeowners in the Virginia Beach area have a traditional or transitional aesthetic, so Jessica was excited about the opportunity to work on a modern space.

Modern Design Style

The modern design style offers clean, crisp horizontal and vertical lines with very few (if any) curves. The color palette is typically neutral and simplistic. Modern spaces also usually contain reflective surfaces like steel, glass and shiny tile.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Curbless Shower
Showroom Visit

Material selections are easy at Hatchett Design Remodel, because we have showrooms conveniently located in both Newport News and Virginia Beach. In the design phase of their remodel, the Reeds visited our showroom to pick out their materials. Working hand in hand with Jessica, they were able to see and feel the elements that would be included in their remodeled space.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Curbless Shower Universal Design
Material Selections

They chose Etic Ebano tile for the flooring, which also extends into the floor of their curbless shower. The shower walls are tiled in Genesi Cenera subway tile, which offers a modern spin on a classic look.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Heated Towel Rack

For contrast, Jessica recommended matte black fixtures from the Moen Annex system for the shower and from the Delta Trinsic collection for their sink.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Matte Black Fixtures

The oak vanity from Mid Content is painted Portobello with a Silestone Helix Quartz top and Kohler’s Archer Sink. The look is completed with flat black Pennington bar pulls from Top Knobs.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Matte Black Hardware

Staying true to the modern design style, the finished project isn’t just simple… it’s simply stunning. When you’re ready to create a space that’s uniquely you, reach out to our design team at Hatchett Design Remodel. Call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!