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Making a House Your Home

July 30, 2021

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 Kitchen Remodel before photos

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 of 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!

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