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What is a design/remodel firm?

When you’re ready to renovate your home, you can hire a designer to create the design and then hire a contractor to execute it. When you hire a design/remodel firm, like Hatchett, our team handles everything from start to finish.

Over the past 60 years, we have perfected our design remodel process to be stress-free and fun. To avoid setbacks from miscommunication, Hatchett assigns a project manager to each and every project, from start to finish.  The project manager’s job is to communicate with our clients daily, answer any questions or concerns, set expectations, review the project, and much more.

The benefits of this approach include lower costs, improved communication, fewer change orders, and faster project completion. We recommend the design/remodel option for anyone hoping for a streamlined home remodeling project.

How much should I budget for my home remodeling project?

Each project is completely unique, from the existing structure, the size of the project, and what your needs and wants are. Remodeling Magazine’s Cost versus Value Report is a great reference when considering budget expectations for home remodeling projects. We also have a few general estimates on our Why Hatchett Design Remodel page.

Get a more accurate estimate for your home remodeling project by scheduling a free consultation.

Do you offer special financing?

We offer special financing through GreenSky™. To learn more about your financing options, we suggest you schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your project and options.

Do I have to submit construction permits?

Absolutely not! The beauty of hiring a design/remodel firm is that we handle all permits for you.

Will there be a big mess during construction?

Construction is messy, dirty, and dusty. Before it is beautiful, it is a construction zone. However, we respect your property by laying down site protection, dust barriers  and cleaning the workspace and traffic areas daily.

Work began after they sealed off the kitchen with plastic to help keep the dust from the rest of the house. Each evening the kitchen was swept and neat. When the project was done we were FLOORED!

Ann M.

What is Hatchett Design Remodel's service area?

We help homeowners across Hampton Roads. If you live in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, or anywhere in between, chances are Hatchett Design Remodel has created a dream kitchen, remodeled bathroom, home addition, or renovated aging-in-place project in a neighborhood near you.

On the Southside, we serve Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, and Franklin. On the Peninsula, we serve Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Poquoson, and Gloucester.

About Our Services

Kitchen Remodeling

Your kitchen is more than a place to prepare meals. It is the heartbeat of your home – the emotional and social center of your home. Hatchett Design Remodel understands the importance your kitchen plays in your home and your family’s life. As a luxury design and remodeling company serving homeowners in the Hampton Roads area, we specialize in turning dream kitchens into realities.

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Bathroom Remodeling

With today’s pace of life at an all-time high, creating a luxury bathroom with a spa experience can be a dream come true. There are several amenities available for consideration in creating your luxury bathroom. From soaking tubs to radiant heated floors, Hatchett Design Remodel is the premiere luxury bathroom remodeler to guide you through the process. Our team has the experience and knowledge to design and build the custom bathroom of your dreams.

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Home Additions

If your family is outgrowing the space in your home, you may be considering a home addition. A home addition can provide increased value – both real estate value to your property, and personal value as you further enjoy the space in your home. Hatchett builds many different types of additions. From large second-story additions, sunroom, master suite, and family room additions to small home extensions, we have built them all since 1960.

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Aging In Place

As more and more homeowners opt to age in place, there's a growing demand for universal design. Our Aging In Place renovations includes wide entryways, easy-to-grab handles and drawer pulls, optimal open floor space to accommodate 180-degree turns in wheelchairs, and much more!

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Home Office Remodeling

Working from home and attending school virtually are more common now than ever. This trend has led to an increased need for a private space within the home where you can be productive. A well-designed home office should accommodate both the demands of your job and the needs of your family. Hatchett Design Remodel can design and build an office in your home as an addition or from an existing space.

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