|When the Reuter family decided to remodel their home in Williamsburg, they called Hatchett Design Remodel. Like many homeowners looking to remodel, they were generally pleased with the layout of their kitchen. That said, they also felt it was too dark, showing signs of wear and just needed a refresh.
Light Painted Cabinets
The Reuters’ kitchen is in the center of their first floor, so the only natural light in that space is from adjacent rooms. The open concept of their existing floor plan allows light to enter the kitchen, but the dark stained cabinets soaked up too much of the light. To brighten the space, Jessica recommended painted cabinets to help bounce the light around their kitchen. The Reuters opted for two-tone cabinets with Gray Mist for the lower cabinets and Dove White for the uppers. A neutral color palette such as this gives homeowners flexibility in choosing and changing their decor. It also provides longevity to the life of your renovation.
For contrast against the light cabinetry, the Reuters chose slate pulls from Top Knobs‘ Atlas collection. Then we added a subtle pop of color with light blue glass tiles from Morris Tile in the backsplash by the refrigerator.
Countertops & Tile
While most of their new kitchen is indeed “new”, they asked us to salvage one thing – their kitchen island countertop. That request was tricky, but Hatchett’s team is always up for a challenge! In order to keep the countertop of their uniquely shaped island, we had to replicate the size and shape with new cabinetry. This took a little extra creativity, but as you can see, it turned out beautifully.
The hexagon shape of the Soho Eco Ocean 2″ tiles complement their larger counterpart on the opposite wall. The backsplash behind the range was created from gray Classico 7″x8″ hex tiles from Mosaic Tile.
The cabinetry is Ultracraft Eurotek frameless cabinets with Cape May doors on the island and Jamestown doors on the surrounding cabinets. The surround cabinets are topped with Silestone Cemento Spa countertops to complement the granite top of the island.
To help this busy family of five stay organized, we added matching cabinetry and tops in the pantry and a specialty cabinet next to the refrigerator. This organizational cabinet now serves as their “home base” for schedules, forms and mail.
The Reuters are very pleased with their kitchen remodel, and it was our pleasure to bring it to life. Well done, team – Meghan (Design Consultant), Jessica (Designer) and Buck (Project Manager).
If you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or addition, reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel in Newport News or Virginia Beach. We are conducting virtual consultations to keep your home renovations on schedule and to keep progress progressing! Remember, it costs nothing to ask!