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Callahan Kitchen Remodel

The Callahans were expecting their second child when they decided to undertake a remodel. This growing family needed a more functional kitchen to help their daily routine run smoothly, and our design team at Hatchett Design Remodel was happy to help!

Initial Consultation

In the Callahans’ initial consultation with Meghan and Tara, we learned what they liked and didn’t like about their kitchen. Their biggest complaints included the kitchen peninsula and the lack of useful storage space.

Callahan Remodel Kitchen Peninsula Before
Callahan Kitchen BEFORE

The original kitchen peninsula cut the kitchen off from the living room, and this proved to be a nuisance. The Callahans wanted the two rooms to flow together as one. Replacing the peninsula with an island was the obvious solution, but finding the right island design was challenging. The angles of the kitchen floor plan meant that a standard rectangular island would not sit well in their space, so Tara custom designed an island that fits perfectly in the Callahan’s new kitchen.

Callahan Remodel Kitchen Island After
Callahan Kitchen AFTER
The Design Phase

In order to create more functional storage space, Hatchett extended the wall by the stairs and removed a closet. Doing so created ample room for additional wall cabinets and a large pantry cabinet as well. Unlike the original cabinets, their new Echelon cabinets provide extra storage space by extending all the way to the ceiling.

The Callahans chose their Echelon cabinets when they visited Hatchett’s Virginia Beach showroom on Selection Day. Visiting our showroom allows clients to see and touch the materials that will be used in their remodel. This step in our design process not only ensures that you will be pleased with the finished project, but it also makes it easier to make decisions about your materials. The Callahans, for example, knew they wanted two-toned cabinets for their kitchen – white uppers and colored lower cabinets; but they weren’t sure which color they wanted on the bottom. As soon as they saw the blue green hue of Echelon’s Baltic painted cabinets in person, they were sold!

Kitchen Remodel Two-Toned Shaker Cabinets Matte Black Hardware Quartz Countertops Wood Plank Tile Backsplash
Callahan Kitchen AFTER

The hints of gray in their Atlantic Quartz countertops help tie the light and dark cabinets together. They then chose wood plank tile for the backsplash to bring warmth to the space and mimic their floors. For the cabinet hardware and fixtures, they opted to embrace the trend of mixing metals. They picked matte black pulls for their cabinets, and their son chose this beautiful chrome faucet for the sink in their island.

Callahan Kitchen Remodel Chrome Fixtures Mixed Metals Matte Black Cabinet Pulls
Callahan Kitchen AFTER
The Construction Phase

The Callahans’ first born child also proved to be quite handy come Demo Day. He’s one of the most promising apprentices that Dennis has ever had.

Little Callahan helping Dennis on Demo Day

Mrs. Callahan described their experience with Hatchett as “enjoyable and smooth.” She added, “They listened to our wish list and designed our kitchen to match. We are so happy with the finished product and love using our new kitchen”.

We had a great partnership with the Callahans, and our design team thoroughly enjoyed working with them throughout the remodeling process. The completed project turned out beautifully… and just in time. A few short weeks later, the Callahans welcomed their second child. Congratulations to Mom, Dad and Big Bro!

Ready to remodel your kitchen? Now’s a good time! Through the end of October, you can save up to $2500 off a full kitchen remodel by Hatchett Design Remodel. Just call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Horton Kitchen Remodel

Mr. and Mrs. Horton recently purchased a condo in Chesapeake that was almost everything they wanted. Before they moved in, the Hortons hired Hatchett Design Remodel to put the dreamy in their new dream home.

Demo Day: Horton Kitchen BEFORE
Rethinking the Floor Plan

One of the bigger construction goals of this remodel required widening the entryway between the family room and the kitchen to create an open concept. This also created floor space for a larger, more useful kitchen island.

Horton Kitchen After Remodel White Cabinets Glass Subway Tile Backsplash Fantasy Brown Granite Countertops
Horton Kitchen AFTER

To make the space more functional, they also opted to replace the French doors from the kitchen to the deck with pantry cabinets and a wet bar. There’s another door to access the deck from the family room, so this wasn’t a tough call for them.

Horton Kitchen After Remodel Replaced Extra Exit to Deck with Built In White Pantry Cabinets and Wet Bar
Horton Kitchen AFTER
Material Selections

The Hortons visited our showroom in Virginia Beach to make their material selections. They chose Midcontinent shaker style kitchen cabinets painted Divinity White as well as several bonus accessories. These beautiful cabinets are outfitted with wonderful features such as hidden trash can pull outs, spice pull outs, tray dividers, deep pot & pan drawers and roll trays.

Horton Kitchen After Remodel White Cabinets Glass Subway Tile Backsplash
Horton Kitchen AFTER

They originally selected a mosaic tile backsplash, but we wound up going with the classic simplicity of subway tile for a cleaner look.

Horton Kitchen After Remodel Kitchen Island Stacked Wall Ovens Stainless Steel Appliances
Horton Kitchen AFTER

The counters are topped with Fantasy Brown Granite. To complement the color scheme of the granite, we selected hardware and plumbing fixtures in brushed nickel. The finished project is stunning, and the Hortons couldn’t be happier with their new kitchen.

That makes us happy too! Kudos to our design team led by Jake (Design Consultant), Tara (Designer) and Dennis (Project Manager).

Ready to remodel your kitchen? Now’s a good time! Through the end of October, you can save up to $2500 off a full kitchen remodel by Hatchett Design Remodel. Just call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Scudder Kitchen Remodel

When the Scudders decided they were ready to renovate their home, they called Hatchett Design Remodel. The plan was to remodel their bathroom first, then we’d do the kitchen and add a sunroom. Sadly, before construction began, Mr. Scudder passed away. Remodeling plans were put on hold until Mrs. Scudder was ready to proceed. When she reached back out to her design consultant, Jake, she told him that they waited too long to remodel. She was ready to start the renovations and enjoy their home as long as she can!
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Scudder Sunroom Addition Before & After
Mrs. Scudder is a big fan of bright, lively colors, because they make her feel happy. She chose a vibrant blue for her kitchen and the adjacent sunroom.
Scudder Sunroom Addition
With such a bold color choice, her designer, Eileen, recommended light colored cabinets. Embracing the two-toned cabinet trend, they decided on white uppers and a light walnut for the lower cabinets.
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Scudder Kitchen Before & After
Mrs. Scudder’s farm sink is also trending. It’s a trend that has proven to have longevity – likely due in part to the size of its basin. While very stylish, a Kohler Whitehave apron sink is ideal for anyone who regularly cooks with (and cleans) large pots and pans.
Scudder Kitchen After
Her backsplash is Hirsch “Make a Statement” glass mosaic tile – and indeed it does! This exquisite tile contains a variety of colors from the vibrant blue of her walls to the warm tones of her lower cabinets. The countertops are Silestone Lusso Quartz. These white tops with earthy-toned veining help tie the upper and lower cabinets together.

These Elk pendant lights are the finishing touch to Mrs. Scudder’s happy kitchen. The blue glass shades inspire the same joyful feeling of finding a beautiful piece of sea glass along the shore.

Eileen has a special place in her heart for Mrs. Scudder and this project. We hope she enjoys living in her remodeled home as much as we enjoyed designing and building it. Special thanks to Jake, Eileen, and the Project Manager, Tyler, for yet another job well done.

Let’s get started on your remodel! Hatchett Design Remodel offers financing options to help, so call or come by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!

Beal Kitchen Remodel

Hatchett Design Remodel is delighted to share the kitchen remodel we recently completed for the Beal family. Their kitchen is a prime example of how white cabinets can make your kitchen appear much larger.

BEFORE
White Cabinets

The Beals decided to keep their original cabinets, but we painted them Divinity white. The white surface of the wall cabinets bounces light around the kitchen and brightens up the space.

AFTER

We replaced the old island with a larger one. The cabinets are from the Mid Continent’s Thomas collection, and they are painted Flint gray.

Tile & Countertops

The backsplash tile ties the white and gray cabinets together. For added visual interest, these Carrara 1″x3″ subway tiles from Mosaic Tile were installed in a chevron pattern.

The island and perimeter cabinets are topped with Silestone Eternal Calcutta Quartz with an ogee edge.
Functional Work Space

Jessica, the designer, incorporated two sinks into this remodel. In addition to the Kohler Whitehaven apron sink, there’s an Indio bar sink in the island to help with food prep.

Mixing Metals

While they chose polished nickel for their cabinet hardware and sink fixtures, Jessica suggested mixing metals by adding Winter Gold light fixtures from Capital Lighting’s Carrington Collection.

Upon completion, we asked the Beals to give us a little feedback about their experience.
What inspired you to remodel your kitchen?
We chose to remodel our kitchen to make it brighter, more updated, and more “ours”. We spend most of our time in the kitchen, so we wanted it to feel like our happy place.
What is your favorite feature of your new kitchen?
Can I say “all of it”? If I had to narrow it down, the light fixtures and farm sink. Love, love, love!
What did you enjoy about the remodeling process Hatchett follows?
I really liked Hatchett’s organized, methodical approach to the remodel. Our Project Manager, Tommy, kept us on time and on budget. He also helped make recommendations along the way that allowed for us to improve the initial plan even more… and he made the farm sink fit!  Communication was great and all contractors were kind, professional, and thorough.
And lastly, is there anything you would change?
We honestly wouldn’t change a thing!

Kudos to our team led by Michael, the design consultant; Jessica, the designer; and Tommy, Project Manager. The Beal kitchen is another job well done!

Ready to remodel your kitchen? Call Hatchett Design Remodel or come by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!