Cabinetry Trends

Hatchett Design Remodel designs and builds spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful. To help us accomplish this, we stay on top of design trends and partner with vendors whose products respond to the ever-changing needs of homeowners. Ultracraft, one of our cabinetry vendors, recently shared how their collection is evolving with your lifestyle.

Ultracraft Kitchen Cabinets by Hatchett Design Remodel

Built-in Work Space Cabinets

Ultracraft is designing kitchen cabinetry that serves multiple purposes for the entire family. As the hub of your home, the kitchen is for cooking, dining, socializing, entertaining, and now more than ever, working. The inclusion of a work space in your kitchen layout addresses the growing need of family members who work or school from home.

Kitchen Rendering with Work Space Cabinetry as part of the Design

Cabinetry Color Trends

Cabinet color can set the tone of a room. To keep the stress of the outside world outside, homeowners want their kitchens and bathrooms to elicit a sense of calm. Deep blues, greens and blacks blended with wood tones create a bold yet warm vibe in trending kitchen designs. In the bathroom, pastels with wood tones is a popular palette for a spa-like experience at home.

Cabinetry Trends Blind Corner Access, Tiered Drawer Storage, Floor to Ceiling Cabinets

Innovative Storage Solutions

Cabinet designers are also getting increasingly more creative with maximizing storage space in both kitchens and bathrooms. In response to the pandemic, many of us are making fewer trips to stores, which means we’re coming home with supplies to last longer than ever before. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets, blind corner storage solutions and two-tiered drawer systems utilize every inch of space to keep your home organized and your items easy to access.

To learn more about how Ultracraft’s cabinet collection can transform your kitchen or bathroom, reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel. Just give us a call or visit our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to set up an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss your home remodel. Remember, it costs nothing to ask!

Momper Kitchen Remodel

The Mompers bought a beautiful old home overlooking the water in Carrollton, Virginia. The original portion of the house was built more than 200 years ago, and the kitchen addition was built in the last century. Their home is loaded with character and charm, but Mrs. Momper felt the kitchen was too dark and that the layout was not ideal. She wanted a space that was bright and cheerful. She also wanted to make the most of the natural light and their beautiful river views. So what did they do? They called Hatchett!

Momper Kitchen Before Pictues

BEFORE – Momper Kitchen

The Design Phase

Adding color with a touch of “whimsy” (her word) was at the tippy top of Mrs. Momper’s list. Her other priorities for the renovation included relocating the sink to the window where she can enjoy their gorgeous view and installing an apron double sink. Another important consideration was the functionality of their new kitchen. The ability to age in place as they move into their retirement years was taken into thoughtful consideration with each design element. Allison’s creative juices were pumping as she worked on the design for the Mompers’ kitchen remodel.

Design Renderings and Material Selection Momper Kitchen Remodel

Raytrace Design Renderings and Material Selections

Construction Phase

For this remodel, Allison recommended Starmark cabinets with the Taft door style. We used the Wild Honey tinted varnish on the perimeter cabinets, and we chose their Breeze varnish for the island and peninsula.

Momper Kitchen Cabinets After Pictures

AFTER – Momper Kitchen Remodel

The cabinets are topped with Silestone Lusso Quartz. For contrast, we selected oil-rubbed bronze pulls for their cabinet hardware.

The backsplash tile is a stunning accent that ties all of the colors in this design together while adding that touch of whimsy that Mrs. Momper wanted. The tile is Linea by Hirsch Glass Tile.

In coordination with the tile, the Mompers selected ELK mini pendant lights. Three of these hang over their kitchen island.

Per Mrs. Momper’s request, Allison reworked the footprint of the kitchen in order to move the kitchen sink under the window that overlooks the James River. Her gorgeous new Kohler apron double sink is complemented by a Delta pull-out spray faucet finished in Champagne Bronze.

Momper Kitchen Sink

The Big Reveal

The Momper kitchen is a 100% customized space that reflects their style and personality, but its design is not the only thing that was unique about this project. On the morning of demo day, September 22, 2020, Mr. Momper woke to find his wife unresponsive. Fortuna

tely, she is home now and doing well, but she was hospitalized and in recovery throughout their entire kitchen remodel. While she was able to communicate remotely through most of the remodeling process, she had not seen a single part of her new kitchen until she returned home three months later on December 22nd. This is the first time in Hatchett’s 60 year history that we experienced a full reveal with a homeowner, and we must say that it’s just as much fun as it looks on all those HGTV shows.

Mrs. Momper was overwhelmed with emotion as she returned home and entered the kitchen of her dreams. “It’s perfect… it’s just perfect” were the words she uttered through tears. We are incredibly humbled to have shared that experience with the Momper family. Thank you for entrusting us with your home, and we are beyond thrilled that you are so happy with your new kitchen.

The Mompers and Design Team in Remodeled Kitchen

Special thanks to: Allison, Designer; Jake, Remodeling Consultant; and Kent, Project Manager.

When the time is right to renovate your kitchen, we hope you reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel too. We are a full service design/build construction firm specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, additions and sunrooms. Just give us a call or visit our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to set up an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss your home remodel. Remember, it costs nothing to ask!

Bourke Kitchen Remodel

The Bourke kitchen remodel is a stunning example of how Hatchett Design Remodel can give your kitchen a completely new look without changing the footprint of the space.

Bourke Kitchen Before

We transformed the kitchen in the Bourkes’ Norfolk home by updating the cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and appliances. We also added a kitchen island and various types of cabinetry that increase their storage space without the need for more square footage. A great deal of attention to detail went into thoughtfully selecting custom cabinets that fit their existing footprint and new appliances.

Bourke Kitchen After

The Cabinetry

They chose Starmark cabinets that are far more functional than their original cabinets. The new cabinets provide a beautiful new aesthetic that is both classic and fresh. The Bourkes fell in love with the inset cabinetry displayed in our Virginia Beach showroom and knew they had to have it. The inset doors on the cabinets give this kitchen a seamless look, and we even carried the cabinet door panels onto the fridge and dishwasher for a overall streamlined design.

Bourke Kitchen After

Tile Backsplash & Countertops

The tile backsplash is a light greige subway tile that provides contrast to the Peppercorn paint on the cabinets. We laid the tile in a herringbone pattern for added visual interest. The Valle Nevado granite countertops pull the entire neutral palette together with flecks of white, gray, and tan.

Bourke Kitchen After


The start of this remodel happened right as Covid-19 hit. Our team worked diligently and safely to continue construction through it all. Fortunately, the only delay we encountered was about two weeks for the cabinet delivery, because the plant was shut down for a short period of time. We appreciated the Bourkes’ patience as we found our way through each new challenge. In every meeting we had with them, there were endless smiles and laughter. We are very appreciative of their patience, and we are thrilled that they are so happy with the end result. They are so happy with how everything turned out and are excited to have friends and family over to see their beautiful new kitchen.

Bourke Kitchen Photo-Real Raytrace Design

Kudos to our design team – Tara (Designer), Michael (Design Consultant) and Tommy (Project Manager) – for a job very well done!

Our team also renovated the Bourkes’ master bathroom. Stay tuned… we will share that project soon! If you’d like to see how Hatchett can transform your home – kitchen, bath, home office, addition or sunroom – give us a call or visit our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to set up an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss your home remodel. Remember, it costs nothing to ask!

Top Knobs Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels

Attention to detail is a distinguishing difference between Hatchett Design Remodel and other design/build firms in Hampton Roads. Over the last 60 years, we have fine tuned our design process to ensure that each little detail lives up to Hatchett’s exceptional reputation. Our dedication to quality is why we are very selective about the vendors we choose as our partners, like Top Knobs.

About Top Knobs

Top Knobs is the #1 manufacturer in North America’s decorative hardware industry. By partnering with Top Knobs, Hatchett Design Remodel has access to the most extensive line of premium cabinet hardware. From traditional to modern decor, Top Knobs offers designs to suit every style.

Traditional Style

In this traditional style kitchen for the Haesslys’ Norfolk home, we selected Top Knob’s Somerset cup pulls and knobs. The Tuscan Bronze finish of these traditional pulls creates a lovely contrast against their antique white cabinets with a chocolate glaze. The classic design of this hardware were the perfect finishing touch for this traditional design.

Haessly Kitchen Remodel
Contemporary Style

On the other end of the spectrum, the Reeds wanted a more contemporary design aesthetic in the master bathroom of their home in Williamsburg . We chose Top Knob’s Pennington pulls in a flat black finish to complete this look. These pulls have the clean lines and squared edges that are characteristic of modern designs.

Reed Bathroom Remodel
Transitional Style

The Harrisons appreciate elements from both ends of the design spectrum. That’s why we recommended this Transitional design for their kitchen remodel. Cabinet hardware is one of the details that creates balance between the traditional and contemporary elements of a transitional space. The curved lines of Top Knob’s Charlotte pulls provided contrast to the sharp lines of the Harrisons’ cabinetry, while the softness of the brushed nickel finish complements the white color.

Harrison Kitchen Remodel

Beyond Top Knobs’ vast selection of knobs and pulls, we know our clients will appreciate the quality of their craftsmanship. Unless the intricacy of a design requires the knob to be hollow, Top Knobs’ knobs and pulls are solid. Their solid construction makes them sturdy and durable. With the daily use of your kitchen and bathroom hardware, quality is of utmost importance to ensure the longevity of your remodel.

When you’re ready to renovate your kitchen, bathroom or addition with Hatchett, give us a call at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach to schedule your virtual consultation… and ask to see our Top Knobs collections!