Home Office Remodel

The need for a home office is growing. More and more adults are working remotely and many of their children are attending school virtually. Homeowners are being forced to be resourceful and make the most of their living space. So much so, many of them now recognize the value in having a space specifically designed for productivity. A well-designed home office should accommodate both the demands of your job and the needs of your family.
Dedicated Home Office Room Conversion or Room Addition
Home Office Room Conversion
Hatchett Design Remodel can design and build a home office or work space based on your needs. A home office can be converted from existing space or it can be built as an addition. Existing spaces to consider include a guest bedroom, an under-utilized formal living room, a room over the garage or a basement. Whether the space is finished or unfinished, existing structures can be faster to renovate, rather than starting from scratch.
Room Addition
The advantage of building a room addition as your home office is that you’re working from a clean slate. This addition could be completely customized to the daily demands of your job. It can also be designed with foresight that would allow the space to easily be converted into a master suite or in law suite in the future. You may also want to consider a sunroom addition for your home office. That would certainly brighten up your work week!
Living Room Work Space Home Office
Work Space for Virtual Learning
If having a dedicated office is not an option, there are still ways to incorporate a work space into your floor plan. A living room or family room can be redesigned to create work stations for your kids. This space can be used for virtual learning during the day or for homework in the evenings. It could also serve as a creative space for your children to explore their individual interests.
Kitchen Remodel Work Space Home Office
Office Work Space in Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen can be remodeled to include a desk and office storage. In this example, remodeling with open concept design for the kitchen and dining area allowed our design team to carve out a space specifically for a home office.This space can function for your business needs as well as the business side of running a household, like organizing the family calendar and paying bills.

With 60 years of remodeling experience under our belts, Hatchett Design Remodel has fine-tuned our remodeling process to expedite your home office renovation while minimizing disruptions. We understand that this is especially important when you’re working from home. We also know the right products to use in order to create a space that is as functional as it is beautiful.

Hatchett Design Remodel can build a home office that meets both your wants and needs. All you have to do is start the conversation. If you’re considering a home office remodel, give us a call at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. 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!

Holiday Decorating Tips

Our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach are our homes away from home. In decorating our offices this year,  Jessica, one of our designers, decorated our offices this year, she applied the same principles she recommends for your home holiday decor.

Keep it Simple

“Less is more” is Jessica‘s design motto when decorating. Rather than adding to your decor, she recommends replacing your everyday accessories with holiday items. She even replaced some of our wall art with affordable holiday art she found on Smallwoods.

Holiday Decorating Tips Wall Art

Adding to your current decor will create clutter, so pack up the pieces that can be replaced by your favorite holiday trinkets. Not only does this give you a clean look for Christmas, but your everyday tchochkes will have a fresh feel when you unbox them in January.

Holiday Decorating Tips Color Scheme

Color Palette

Her next suggestion is to pick a focal color and create your holiday scheme around it. The color you choose should complement your existing decor (such as the color of your walls, furniture and window treatments). Jessica chose dark green primarily because it’s trending this season, but it also happens to be Hatchett’s company color. She built our holiday color scheme around dark green with accents of white and black. Black is still very hot right now, and you should keep an eye out for everything dark green in 2020.

Holiday Decorating Tips Color Palette Knick Knacks

The richness of this green looks very sharp against our crisp white walls. It also pairs well with the natural wood tones of our existing decor. Even Chip and Joanna are on board with dark green for their Christmas wrap collection.

Presents Under the Tree

Which brings us to Jessica’s third suggestion of continuing your holiday color scheme in your gift wrap. The presents under your tree will double as decor and create a cohesive look to your holiday design.

Holiday Decorating Tips Color Palette Green Black White
It’s Okay to Bend the Rules

Your holiday color scheme is a guide. Don’t feel locked in to using only those colors. There’s nothing wrong with a pop of color here and there.

Above all, your holiday decor should make you happy. All of us at Hatchett Design Remodel wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Toys for Tots 2018 Kick-Off

The halls of Hatchett Design Remodel are decked for the holidays as we kick-off this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Now thru December 14th, we are collecting new, unwrapped toys at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach.
The Marine Toys for Tots mission is to send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy. Their mission resonates with our team here at Hatchett, and we hope that you’ll help us spread the joy of Christmas throughout Hampton Roads. Your gifts will be given to children in our community.
If you’d like to help but hate to shop, monetary donations can be made by clicking the “Donate” button on our website.
For those who enjoy shopping as much as giving, here’s what’s popular with the tots this year.
Encourage family bonding with a good, old-fashioned board game… or choose a game like Googly Eyes that puts a silly twist on a ol’ favorite. This hilarious game is basically Win Lose or Draw with vision-altering eyewear.
Inspire the creativity of a budding story teller with a LEGO Make Your Own Movie kit. This toy includes a free app (compatible with both tablets and phones) that helps kids direct their own stop-motion animated movies.
Play it safe with a present that’s sure to please, like anything Star Wars. With light and sound, this Bladebuilders toy is a good choice – because who doesn’t want their own lightsaber?!
Toys that get kids playing outside can usually be enjoyed by more than one kid at a time. You can’t go wrong with Giant Jenga, Ladder Ball, Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, or a frisbee or frisbee game like Flimsee.

However you choose to donate, your contribution is tax-deductible. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.

Thank you for helping make Christmas brighter for children in our community. You may drop off a new, unwrapped toy at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We are open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday. And like Don Hatchett says, your donation is more than just a toy, it’s a gift of joy.