Free Remodeling Seminars in March

While each remodeling project is unique, there is something every renovation has in common… questions from homeowners!  To address these questions up front, Hatchett Design Remodel decided to host free seminars last October. Despite the inclement weather, we had an impressive turnout, so we’re doing it again!

Where & When

In March, you will have two opportunities to attend one of our free remodeling seminars: Thursday, March 14th at our showroom in Virginia Beach and Thursday, March 28th at the one in Newport News. Both seminars will take place from 6 to 7pm.

The Presentation

Meghan Hatchett, one of our Design Consultants, will kick off the discussion by explaining Hatchett’s Design Process. Our process is one we have fine tuned in over 60 years of remodeling homes in Hampton Roads. We have formulated this process to maximize efficiency while minimizing cost and stress.

Jessica, one of our Designers, will then cover hot topics including current design trends. She will also demonstrate Hatchett’s Raytrace technology that creates photo-real images of our designs. This part of our process allows homeowners to visualize the finished project before the materials are even ordered. Click here for an example.

Q&A Session

After this brief and informal presentation, we will open the floor to a Q&A session. We have a lot of experience in remodeling, so the most common questions will be addressed in our presentation. That said, the open Q&A allows you to get the answers to your specific questions. Last fall, here are some questions we addressed in our open Q&A.

Homeowner Question:

Does Hatchett’s Lifetime Warranty cover work completed by your trade partners?

Our Answer:

Yes, they are a part of our team and their work is covered by our Lifetime Warranty.

Homeowner Question:

How does your team enter the house during the construction phase? Do I need to be home?

Our Answer:

Like a realtor, we use a lockbox. This allows homeowners to come and go as they please, and we’re able to secure the home when we’re done for the day.

Homeowner Question:

If we have more than one room we want renovated, how will Hatchett approach those projects?

Our Answer:

The most cost efficient approach would be to have our trade partners do all their work in a single visit. For example, if you’re renovating both your kitchen and master bath, it would be cost efficient to have the plumber complete his work in both rooms in the same day. However, we understand that renovating two rooms simultaneously may not be in your budget. Your design consultant will work with you individually to determine the best and most cost efficient solution for your project (or projects).

Don’t let questions about remodeling bog you down and prevent you from making renovations. Come get the answers to all your remodeling questions at our free seminars this March.

Registration

Space is limited, so please register by March 11th for our Virginia Beach seminar on the 14th. Registration for our Newport News event on the 28th is open until March 25th. To register for either seminar, simply email Meghan Hatchett at meghan@hhi-remodel.com. Be sure to let her know which seminar you wish to attend and who will be in attendance.

Since many folks will likely be coming straight from work, we will have cheese, crackers, hors d’oeuvres… and wine, of course. Non-alcoholic alternatives will also be provided.

If you need more information about the seminars, feel free to call Hatchett Design Remodel or stop by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!

Kitchen Remodel for the Stouts

You don’t have to completely hate your kitchen before you decide to remodel it. Many clients hire Hatchett to simply update their out-of-date spaces. The Stouts, for example, were very happy with the layout and color scheme of their old kitchen.

Stout Kitchen BEFORE

Hatchett Design Remodel’s task was merely to freshen up the space and improve its functionality.

Stout Kitchen Remodel: Photo Real Design Rendering
Stout Kitchen – Photo Real Design Rendering

 

Custom Designed

The Stouts love to cook, so work space and storage were top priorities in Jessica’s design. She recommended replacing their closet pantry and the desk area by the fridge with built-ins. Next to the range, we added a built-in wall oven and microwave. Then around the refrigerator, we installed built-in pantry cabinets.

Stout Kitchen Remodel, Built-In Cabinets, Wall Oven and Microwave
Stout Kitchen AFTER
Cabinet Solutions

Their frameless, full access cabinets are by Ultracraft. They chose Saddle Stain oak cabinetry with the Shaker Wide door style. The interior of their cabinets include a variety of special features including adjustable shelves, mop & broom storage, tray dividers, pull out shelving, and 2 double trash bases. They use one double trash cabinet for trash & recycling, and the other one is, most importantly, for dog food.

Their pulls are by Top Knobs. They opted for the Charlotte style in brushed satin nickel, which is a beautiful complement to the rich Saddle Stain.

Stout Kitchen Remodel, Granite Countertops, Refinished Hard Wood Floors
Stout Kitchen AFTER
Tile Backsplash

The counter tops are New Caledonia granite. Instead of installing a matching granite backsplash, we created their backsplash with 3×6 porcelain subway tiles. We laid the soft gris tiles from Mosaic Tile in a herringbone pattern for added character in this beautiful new kitchen.

The Stouts already had hard wood floors in their kitchen, so we only needed to refinish them. The end result of this remodel is a warm, inviting up-to-date space where the Stouts can enjoy cooking for their friends and family for years to come.

If you’re ready to get started on your new kitchen, reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Vann Bathroom Remodel

‘Tis the season to remodel your bathroom with Hatchett Design Remodel. To get you in the spirit, here’s a peek at a recent project our team completed for the Vann family.

Vann, Bathroom, Remodel, Rendering, Retro
Raytrace Rendering of Vann Bathroom Remodel

During the initial consultation, Mrs. Vann requested small black and white tile for her bathroom floor. Right away, Tara’s face lit up, because she loves that retro style. It’s a timeless design choice that offers a great deal of visual interest with the contrast between the black and white tiles. Their existing flooring had significant water damage that needed to be addressed, but it wasn’t anything we couldn’t handle.

Vann Bathroom BEFORE

In addition to new floors, the Vanns also wanted to replace their toilet, upgrade to a larger vanity with more storage and replace the existing tub/shower unit with a luxurious tiled shower.

Vann, Bathroom, Remodel, Vanity, Gray Pain, Matte Black Pulls
Vann Bathroom AFTER
Vanity

They selected a Mid Continent vanity with the Thomas door style and gray paint called Stone. With 2 sets of 3-drawer stacks and a center door cabinet, we greatly increased their bathroom storage. Like many older vanities, their original one was awkwardly short. Since Mr. Vann is a tall man, Tara recommended a 36″ H vanity.  Such a simple change can make for a huge improvement in your daily routine. For the cabinet hardware, the Vanns chose Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pulls in matte black to complement the floors.

The tops are white polystone to contrast the gray cabinet, and the widespread faucet is a Delta Cassidy in chrome.  They chose their accessories from the same Delta line, because they wanted everything to match.

Vann, Bathroom, Remodel, Sink Faucet, Chrome
Vann Bathroom AFTER
Shower

For their luxury tile shower, they selected a large format gray tile. We used 12×24 Unique Stone tiles in soft gris for the walls and 2×2 Unique Stone tiles in pewter for the floors. We added his and her niches on either side of the bench for additional storage. Then we finished the shower with matte black hardware on the glass shower door to complement the cabinet hardware.

Vann Bathroom AFTER
Customizations

The personal touches that make the Vanns bathroom unique are the frame for the vanity mirror and the light fixture over the vanity.  We ordered the custom matte black frame from Mid Continent. Then we found a retro style black and chrome light fixture that ties everything together beautifully.

Vann, Bathroom, Remodel, Custom Mirror Frame, Retro Light Fixture
Vann Bathroom AFTER
Paint Color

The Vanns knew they wanted gray on the walls, but let’s just say there are far more than just fifty shades of that color! Tara narrowed the selection down to her favorite Benjamin Moore grays, which helped the Vanns choose Gray Owl for the walls with white trim.

When the project was complete, Tara returned to the Vann home to take our “after” pictures. The Vanns kept saying how pleased they are with their remodeled bathroom, and Mrs. Vann is particularly fond of the wall color.

Seeing their excitement is why we love what we do.  Congratulations to Jake (remodeling consultant), Tara (designer), Tommy (project manager) and our entire crew for another job well done!

If all you want for Christmas is a new bathroom, it’s a good time to add it to your wish list.  Right now, you can save up to $1000 off a full bathroom remodel by Hatchett Design Remodel.  Give us a call about the details or stop by one of our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Hasty Kitchen Remodel

Mrs. Hasty waited over 20 years to remodel her kitchen, but it was well worth her wait!  The Hastys new kitchen is yet another beautiful job by Hatchett’s design team lead by Kevin, Remodeling Consultant; Ashley, Designer; and Kent, Project Manager.
From Left to Right: Kent, Ashley, Kevin and Mrs. Hasty
Initial Consultation
During our initial consultation, Mrs. Hasty told us that she loved her kitchen peninsula, because “it keeps people out of my workspace.” She said she was open to an island layout, but Ashley knew it would be a hard sell.
Hasty Kitchen BEFORE
Floor Plan
While some kitchens work quite well with a peninsula, others are better served by an island. Ashley felt this was the case for the Hasty kitchen, so she drafted her plan around an island. When Mrs. Hasty saw the new design, she fell in love with it!
Hasty Kitchen AFTER
The new design moved the refrigerator out of its awkward position in the back corner while relocating it to the space beside the eat-in area. Ashley’s concept put the second oven and microwave in that back corner where the fridge used to be, because those are items Mrs. Hasty rarely uses. Mrs. Hasty agreed this would be a much more efficient use of the space, and she adored the look of the design!

Material Selections

We included stacked 48″ cabinets to the ceiling. Ashley is particular proud of the perfect symmetry we achieved on the back wall with Ultracraft’s cabinet modification options.

Her Ultracraft cabinets with Boston raised panel doors include deep drawers that are great for cookware. They also have tray base cabinets on either side of the range for maximum storage. The drawers have Top Knobs reeded pulls while the doors have complementing knobs.

The base cabinets are topped with Atlantic Calacutta quartz countertops. The backsplash tile is SomerTile Beveled Arabesque from Mosaic Tile, and we use Silverado Gray grout for contrast.

The Kohler Artifacts bridge faucet with its vibrant stainless finish pairs beautifully with Mrs. Hasty’s new Kohler Vault farm sink.

She chose all new GE appliances from Ferguson, and she wanted all of the downstairs flooring replaced as well. Ashley recommended Eastern Hardwood’s 5″ Portland hand-scraped birch caramel planks from Dominion Flooring, and they are stunning!

Our entire team thoroughly enjoyed working with Mrs. Hasty, and we’re thrilled that she’s so in love with her new kitchen.

While it was worth her wait, there’s no need to wait 20 years to remodel your kitchen. Hatchett Design Remodel offers financing options, so call or come by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!