|Quality craftsmanship is one of the reasons homeowners choose Hatchett Design Remodel. To ensure the quality of our craftsmanship, we rely on quality products from our elite group of vendors. Mosaic Tile in Virginia Beach is one of our trusted partners, and here’s why.
About Mosaic Tile Co.
Founded in 1972, Mosaic Tile is a long-standing and well-respected tile company in Hampton Roads. They have spent decades establishing relationships with suppliers and manufacturers around the globe in order to make a vast selection of high-end tiles readily available to our community.
With a wide array of styles, colors and materials, our designers feel like kids in a candy store in Mosaic’s showroom. Whatever the design calls for, we are sure to find exactly what we need at Mosaic Tile.
In the Bathroom
Tile is arguably one of the most fun aspects of a design, because it brings so much character and personality to a space. By adding color, texture and visual interest to remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, it is often the main feature that pulls the eye through the room.
In the Burke bathroom remodel, for example, we incorporated a deco strip to add visual interest to the pattern.
We used Motion Ivory 12″x24″ tiles installed in an offset pattern, then added a decorative strip in the shower and along the tub deck. These beautiful Beach Linear tiles are from Mosaic’s Element collection.
We also used tile decos in the Titcombs’ master bath in both the shower and around the vanity sink. Here we installed Sienna Blanco 12″x12″ tiles in a straight pattern with two decorative strips made from Mosaic’s Elements Stacked deco tiles. We lined the inset shelves with the stacked tile as well.
The same deco strip was then placed around the vanity countertop as a backsplash. This design choice helps to pull both sides of the bathroom together.
In the Kitchen
Tile in a kitchen backsplash is an opportunity to introduce color. Often times, homeowners like choosing white or neutral colored cabinets for the sake of longevity. Relatively speaking, tile is an easy and affordable element to rip out and replace if you ever want to give your kitchen a new look. This fact gives folks a little freedom to have some fun with their backsplash.
The DuBois kitchen is a great example of a classically white kitchen with a gentle splash of color from the tile backsplash. They chose Icelandic Blue Crystal glass subway tiles. These measure 4″x12″ for a modern twist on the traditional 3″x6″ subway dimensions.
Even if you prefer a clean, all white palette for your kitchen, tile adds dimension to the space by introducing a new texture. This is true in the Hasty’s pure white kitchen. These SomerTile Beveled Arabesque tiles are a classic shape. For a modern take that accentuates that shape, we used Silverado Gray grout for contrast.
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.
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.
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.
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!
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|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!
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.
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.
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.
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!