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Bathroom Vanities & Cabinetry

Choosing the right cabinets and vanities for your remodeled bathroom is critical in creating a well-designed and user-friendly space. In addition to the cabinet style and finish, quality craftsmanship is of utmost importance to ensure the longevity of your remodel. That’s why Hatchett Design Remodel works with companies like Mid Continent Cabinetry.

About Mid Continent Cabinetry

Mid Continent Cabinetry is a long-time partner of ours. With a wide array of customizable bathroom cabinets and vanities, we know you’ll be happy with your new cabinets for many years to come.

Their bathroom cabinet collection provides furniture-quality storage in a variety of styles, colors and finishes to suit any design, including under-sink storage, wall storage, or classic vanity storage.

Bathroom Cabinet Storage

The Scudder master bath cabinets are maple and are painted white. This customized combination of cabinetry provides both under-sink storage and two types of wall storage from Mid Continent’s Towne collection. On the far left side, we installed a wall unit with cabinet doors that allows items to be hidden away from plain sight.

However, between the sinks, we chose an open shelving model for easy access to those items that are used daily.

Vanities for Aging in Place

In the Buckalews’ bathroom, their vanity and wall cabinet are made of oak and finished in a slate stain. The enclosed wall cabinet features Mid Continent’s Concord door style. To the left of the wall unit, we installed an under-sink storage vanity with Concord doors. Then to the right, they chose a wheelchair accessible sink cabinet.  Thoughtfully customized designs like this one allow homeowners to age in place as they head into and beyond retirement.

Traditional Vanities

During the Robinette’s master bath remodel, they decided to remove the large soaking tub. This choice allowed room for all three types of Mid Continents storage cabinets. On one side of the bathroom, they have double under-sink storage vanities and a wall storage cabinet.

Photo Real Design Rendering

In place of the old tub they rarely used, Mrs. Robinette was thrilled to finally have a traditional vanity where she can sit and prepare for her day. These Mid Continent bathroom cabinets are cherry with a cranberry stain and black glaze.

Photo Real Design Rendering
Customizable Storage

The various types of cabinet storage allow us to customize a bathroom design that suits your daily needs as well as your style. There are also a number of built-in cabinet features that greatly improve the functionality of your new space, from hot tool storage to pull-out hampers. Be sure to talk to your designer about the available options in Mid Continent’s bathroom cabinet collection.

Visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach to check out Mid Continent cabinets in person. We’re open Monday through Friday or by appointment. This month is the last month to save up to $1000 off a full bathroom remodel, so give us a call today and set up your free consultation. Remember, it costs nothing to ask.

Free Remodeling Seminars in October

Every remodeling project is unique, but there is one thing they all have in common… questions from homeowners! With over 50 years experience remodeling thousands of kitchens, bathrooms and additions, Hatchett Design Remodel knows what homeowners want to know.
According to Don Hatchett, “one of the biggest hurdles for homeowners is knowing where to start on their remodeling project.” The unknown can be very daunting. How do I pick a contractor? How long will it take? Can I live in my house during renovations? How much will it cost? Can I finance my remodel? What’s the first step?
Kitchen Remodel Before and After
Muellner Kitchen BEFORE & AFTER
Seminar Dates
Don’t let these questions bog you down and leave your project in a stalemate. Hatchett is hosting two free seminars in October that will address the most common questions and ease your concerns. One will be held in our Newport News showroom starting at 6pm on Thursday, October 17. The next will be the following week at our Virginia Beach showroom at 6pm on the 24th. Both seminars will be hosted by Meghan Hatchett and one of our talented designers, Jessica.
Free Remodeling Seminar at Hatchett Showroom in Virginia Beach
What to Expect
While we have planned these events around our clients’ frequently asked questions, we want to make sure your specific concerns are addressed as well. Jessica will kick off the event with hot topics such as this year’s most popular colors and top design trends. Then Meghan will walk attendees through Hatchett’s Design Process. Our process is one we have refined over the years to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs and stress.
Bathroom Remodel Before and After
Callahan Hall Bath BEFORE & AFTER
Jessica will also demonstrate how our designers use technology in the design phase of our process. These photo-real renderings allow our clients to see exactly what their remodeled space will look like before any of the materials are ordered.
Bathroom Remodel Photo-Real Renderings
Prater Bathroom PHOTO REAL RENDERING (Left) & AFTER (Right)
After our informal presentation, we will open the floor to a Q&A session. Don Hatchett encourages all attendees to participate in this open discussion, because “it’s a great, pressure-free way to gain knowledge about the remodeling process.” Jessica added, “we hope people gain a better understanding of how the remodeling process works and what to expect whenever they’re ready to remodel.” While HGTV has brought remodeling into the spotlight, Hatchett’s seminars will provide more detailed, realistic information that will better prepare you for your future renovation endeavors.
Kitchen Remodel Before and After
Perrie Kitchen BEFORE & AFTER
How to Register
Space is limited, so please register by October 14th for the seminar in Newport News on the 17th. The registration deadline for the seminar in Virginia Beach on the 24th is October 21s. To register, simply email Meghan Hatchett at meghan@hhi-remodel.com. Be sure to let her know which seminar you would like to attend and who will be in attendance.
Since many folks will likely be coming straight from work, we will have cheese and crackers for hors d’oeuvres… and wine, of course. Non-alcoholic alternatives will also be provided.
If you need more information before the seminar, feel free to call Hatchett Design Remodel or stop by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!

Universal Design for Bathrooms

In our last blog, we talked about the Universal Design Workshop we hosted for our design teams based in Newport News and Virginia Beach. As more and more homeowners opt to age in place, there’s a growing demand for universal design. This week, we’d like to share some examples of how universal features can be worked into the design of your remodeled bathroom.

Location, Location, Location

The fundamental principle of universal design states that the space should be accessible to all people, regardless of their age, size or ability. While many multi-level homes offer a half bath on the first floor, a universal home should have a full bathroom on the main-level. If your home is a single story, then you’re already on the right track!

Wide Entry

The average size doorway ranges from 30 to 32 inches. For a universally designed bathroom, opt for an entryway that’s at least 36 inches wide. This ensures ease of access for anyone who uses a wheelchair or other mobility devices.

Floor Space

Once IN the bathroom, there should be ample space to maneuver. A good rule of thumb is have enough open floorspace for a wheelchair to make a 180 degree turn.  Beyond the square footage of the floor space, it is also important to choose the right floor materials. Slip-resistant tile and wide grout lines help provide traction even when the floor is wet. If you like having some kind of floor covering in your bathroom, choose for a decent sized non-slip area rug instead of a flimsy bath mat.

Alterations

Bathroom features like your toilet, vanity and shower need alterations to make them universal. A standard toilet seat is only 14 to 15 inches tall. For a universal design, your bathroom should be outfitted with a potty seat that’s 16 inches from the ground. Floating vanities and ones designed specifically for wheelchairs will make accessing the sink easier for everyone. Instead of a tub, opt for a walk-in shower with a wide entry way. A curbless shower threshold provides the safest entry and exit.

Grabbable

Tiny knobs can be hard for people to use, so choose large d-shape door and drawer pulls that are easy to grab.

Speaking of grabbing, grab bars should be placed in the shower and beside the toilet to give your bathroom a safety boost. There is a wide range of metals and finishes available, so you don’t have to sacrifice form for function.

To learn more about the universal design options for your next bathroom remodel, reach out to our design team at Hatchett Design Remodel. Just call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Reed Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling allows you to express your own sense of style. For the Reed family, that meant bringing a European sensibility to their home in Williamsburg. They hired Hatchett Design Remodel to get the job done right.

During their initial in-home consultation, we learned that Mrs. Reed is from the Netherlands; and like most Europeans, she prefers the modern design style. Many homeowners in the Virginia Beach area have a traditional or transitional aesthetic, so Jessica was excited about the opportunity to work on a modern space.

Modern Design Style

The modern design style offers clean, crisp horizontal and vertical lines with very few (if any) curves. The color palette is typically neutral and simplistic. Modern spaces also usually contain reflective surfaces like steel, glass and shiny tile.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Curbless Shower
Showroom Visit

Material selections are easy at Hatchett Design Remodel, because we have showrooms conveniently located in both Newport News and Virginia Beach. In the design phase of their remodel, the Reeds visited our showroom to pick out their materials. Working hand in hand with Jessica, they were able to see and feel the elements that would be included in their remodeled space.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Curbless Shower Universal Design
Material Selections

They chose Etic Ebano tile for the flooring, which also extends into the floor of their curbless shower. The shower walls are tiled in Genesi Cenera subway tile, which offers a modern spin on a classic look.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Heated Towel Rack

For contrast, Jessica recommended matte black fixtures from the Moen Annex system for the shower and from the Delta Trinsic collection for their sink.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Matte Black Fixtures

The oak vanity from Mid Content is painted Portobello with a Silestone Helix Quartz top and Kohler’s Archer Sink. The look is completed with flat black Pennington bar pulls from Top Knobs.

Reed Master Bathroom Remodel Matte Black Hardware

Staying true to the modern design style, the finished project isn’t just simple… it’s simply stunning. When you’re ready to create a space that’s uniquely you, reach out to our design team at Hatchett Design Remodel. Call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!