Zizzo Kitchen Remodel

When the Zizzo family decided it was time to remodel their kitchen and bring it up to date, they called Hatchett Design Remodel. The Zizzos have a strong sense of personal style. They worked closely with their design team at Hatchett to create a stunning new space for their family.

Zizzo Kitchen Before Pictures

Zizzo Kitchen Before


The Zizzos chose cabinets by Ultracraft with a clean modern door style. We decided to create contrast by using a combination of dark gray “Pepper” paint of some of the cabinets and “Raw Cotton” textured melamine on the others. The countertops are MSI quartz Premium Plus White, and the backsplash is made of 3×12 white subway tile with dark gray grout.

Their cabinets are stacked to be 51” H. By extending the upper cabinets to the ceiling, we created tons of storage.  So much so that they haven’t even filled all of their cabinets yet! To maximize the functionality of their storage cabinets, we included spice rack pull outs, tray dividers, a corner pull out unit, multiple large drawers for pots and pans, and TWO double trashcan pull out cabinets – one by their range and one by their sink.

Zizzo Kitchen After Pictures

Zizzo Kitchen (After)

Kitchen Island & New Flooring

Their original kitchen had a large walk in pantry that we removed to allow for more cabinetry and counter space. We removed the small angled island and replaced it with an almost 13 foot island. Even with this enormous island, we still had room in their kitchen to keep 45”-51” wide walkways around it. Then in replacing their flooring, we also extended the new Mannington laminate throughout the entire first floor. The laminate flooring they chose is Parchment from the Restoration Anthology collection.

Zizzo Kitchen Pantry vs Cabinetry

Zizzo Pantry Replaced by Cabinetry


All of their appliances are the GE Monogram line including a 42”W refrigerator, ice maker, beverage cooler, microwave drawer, and a 48”W double oven range complete with a warming shelf above.

Their kitchen is absolutely stunning, and the Zizzos are so happy with how everything came together. They were such a fun couple to work with and really seem more like friends to us now. It was a pleasure to help them bring their dream kitchen to life, and we are so proud of the work done by Zizzo’s design team: Michael (Remodeling Consultant), Tara (Designer), and Adam (Project Manager).

When you’re ready to start planning your remodel, just 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 remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, home office or addition. Remember, it costs nothing to ask!

Making a House Your Home

When buying a new home, it’s hard to find a house that has everything you want. The best advice Hatchett Design Remodel can give is to find a house that has the hard to change features you most desire – like the location, neighborhood, lot size or the view. Most anything else about a house can be customized to your taste and lifestyle.

Owen Park Home Remodel (Before)

When this family purchased their home in Williamsburg, they knew they wanted to eventually remodel. They decided to wait a couple years before making any changes. This gave them time to live in the space and get a real feel for what changes would make their new home fit their lifestyle.

Kitchen Two-Tone Cabinets Large Island Quartz Tops

Owen Park Kitchen (After)

Once they were ready to renovate, they called Hatchett Design Remodel to bring their vision to life. They hired us to remodel their kitchen and powder room, and we also converted their existing sunroom into a screened porch.

Screened Porch Conversion Outdoor Living

Owen Park Screened Porch (After)

They worked hand in hand with their Hatchett design team: Michael (Remodeling Consultant), Jessica (Designer), and Tommy (Project Manager). As you can see, they made beautiful, bold choices that elevated their home’s interior to magazine-worthy style.

Half Bath Remodel Wallpaper

Owen Park Powder Room (After)

When the renovations were complete, we asked if they’d be willing to share their experience with Hatchett. Here’s what they had to say:

Why did you decide to remodel?
When we moved into our home, we knew that we wanted to eventually remodel the kitchen and the powder room. The kitchen appliances were dated and the center island had two tiers which was not very practical for our needs. The powder room needed some style! We also had a sunroom adjacent to the kitchen that we never seemed to use. After living in house for a few years, we realized that we wanted this space to be a screened in porch. We knew it was time to tackle these projects after being cooped up in our house for so much of 2020.

Why did you choose Hatchett?
We had several friends who had used Hatchett for their remodels, and they were thrilled with their results. So we knew that they had an excellent reputation. Once we met with our design team, we saw how detailed and organized the process would be. It was an easy decision to choose Hatchett for the job.

What were you most nervous about in the remodeling process?
We were most nervous about having to miss significant time from work during the renovations. Our project manager, Tommy, handled everything with the scheduling though, and he was very respectful of our time. We were also nervous about being without a kitchen during the renovation. Luckily, Tommy also helped us set up a temporary kitchen in the laundry room! The renovation process was so organized that everything went smoothly, and there were no significant delays.

What was your favorite part of the process?
The design process was very exciting. Jessica’s design software really allowed us to see how our vision could become a reality. It was amazing to see her 3D renderings! They helped us get our designs just right. It was also wonderful to have professional design input on our ideas. Jessica came up with some wonderful design elements in all three spaces that we love.

What is your favorite feature in your remodeled kitchen?
We love the newly designed bar area with our wine fridge and pellet ice maker. We are thrilled with the new kitchen island layout, the new cabinets, and of course, the new appliances. The kitchen functions so much better for our family now. We are also thrilled with our powder room and our new screened porch. Everything really came out beautiful!

What pearls of wisdom would you share with anyone who wants to remodel?
Be sure to work with a company that truly values effective communication and has a well-thought out and organized process. We also think it really helped to have a dedicated project manager like Tommy to keep the renovation on track, communicate with the subcontractors, and keep the project on time.
Kitchen Bar Remodel Wine Refrigerator Wallpaper

Owen Park Bar (After)

Would you remodel again?
Yes, we just started a master bath remodel with Hatchett!

We are thrilled that the Owens are so pleased with their remodel, and we look forward to sharing their master bathroom with you soon! When you’re ready to start planning your remodel, just 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 remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, home office or addition. Remember, it costs nothing to ask!

How COVID-19 Impacted Home Remodeling

While COVID-19 leaves a great deal of hardship and heartbreak in its wake, there is some good that has come out of the pandemic. Hatchett Design Remodel was fortunate to be among the essential businesses allowed to continue operation. However, it meant overhauling our 60-year tried and true process. It wasn’t easy, but our team rose to the challenge. Together, we found innovative ways to maintain our high level of customer service while protecting our employees and our customers.

Adapting to Change

Jessica, one of our Designers, had this to say, “I have been so impressed by everyone’s ability to adjust to a new way of doing things – our team and our clients. Our team was quick to learn Zoom, Prezi and other ways of holding virtual meetings. We did whatever we could to create a user-friendly process. We’ve held zoom consultations with clients that have probably never made a video call before.” It has taken determination, resiliency and innovative thinking to get us through this past year. And that led us to an even more stream-lined, efficient process for our clients.

The Mompers and Design Team in Remodeled Kitchen

Homeowners and Their Homes

Another positive outcome of the pandemic is a new found appreciation for our homes. As we spent the vast majority of our days inside our houses, we realized the immeasurable value of a comforting space to call home. Jessica added, clients are now also “more aware of how they use their space, because they have been in it more than ever.”

How you use your space has a direct impact on how we design it. The need for at home work spaces is one area of interest to homeowners. Our design team will find a solution that meets your needs and your budget.  Possible solutions include an in-home office, a built-in work station or a large kitchen island with room to spread out.

Outdoor Living

Some growing trends in home remodeling aren’t just out of necessity however. In response to COVID-19, many families are looking for ways to add comfort, luxury and fun to their homes.

In the era of social distancing, there’s a high demand for upgraded outdoor living spaces.  Gathering with friends and family in an open-air setting is the only safe way to enjoy a social life these days. Outdoor living spaces have long been considered a luxury.  However, once you renovate yours, you’ll likely wonder how you ever lived without it.


Luxury in the Details

Amenities like heated bathroom floors and warming towel racks are in high demand as well. These types of features are simple upgrades that bring a touch of joy to your everyday routine.

Modern Bathroom Design

While COVID-19 kept so many of us apart, it brought families closer – some may argue too close. Spaces that allow privacy are returning in popularity. Open concept floor plans have had a long run as a top trend, but the need for separation at home is increasing requests for rooms that can be shut off from each other. It’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds with large pocket doors or barn doors that allow you to choose between opening your space or closing it off.
When you’re ready to remodel, give Hatchett 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 the possibilities for remodeling your home. Remember, it costs nothing to ask!

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!