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Brady Home Remodel

Tina Brady’s home in Norfolk was built in 1912. Like most homes from that era, the kitchen was small and the laundry room was in the basement.

Brady Kitchen BEFORE

The only way to enlarge her kitchen, bring the laundry up to the main level and add a half bath was to build an addition, and she knew Hatchett was right for the job.

Brady Kitchen Photo-Real Design Rendering
New Addition to Old Construction

Building an addition is a sizeable chore, but adding on to an old house brings a unique set of challenges… ones that aren’t usually fully revealed until demo begins. After many conversations and plan revisions, Hatchett’s Design Team figured out the best solution.

Brady Kitchen AFTER

Once the structural issues were resolved, the next priority was to keep the design of the renovation true to the traditional style her home. A classic color palette of whites and grays helped create an updated design that hearkens back to times past.

Brady Kitchen AFTER
Material Selections

Tina chose maple Ultracraft cabinets that are painted Arctic White and feature the Royalton door style. She opted to complement her cabinets with Silestone Lyra polished countertops and Ice White beveled subway tile for the backsplash.

Brady Kitchen AFTER

For contrast, we incorporated cherry wood accents from Southside Woodshop into the design. Both the island top and floating shelves are American Cherry treated with Food Safe Mineral Oil.

Brady Kitchen AFTER

The warmth of her new kitchen comes from these cherry wood features as well as the brick of the original chimney.

Brady Kitchen AFTER

The black and white tile floor with its custom designed border are stunning and add an air of nostalgia to the space. We used a combination of Retro and Metro hexagon mosaic tiles to create the pattern.

Brady Remodel Laundry Room Photo-Real Design Rendering
 Bathroom & Laundry Room

The border runs along the perimeter of the kitchen cabinets and through the adjoining laundry room and half bath – which pulls the new spaces together seamlessly.

Brady Remodel Half Bath Photo-Real Rendering

Tina and her adorably huge Great Dane, Sophie, are enjoying every new day in their timelessly beautiful and spacious kitchen addition. Kudos to our Design Team: Michael, Design Consultant; Eileen, Designer; and Dennis, Project Manager.

Whether you’re looking to build a whole new addition or simply remodel your kitchen or bathroom, Hatchett can help. Call or come by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. It costs nothing to ask!

The Value of a Bathroom Addition

Older homes typically have fewer bathrooms than ones that are built today. If you have a large family, enjoy entertaining or are looking at the resale value of your home, a bathroom addition is worth considering. There are several ways to go about adding a bathroom, and our designers at Hatchett can help you figure out the best strategy.

Full Bathroom Addition built in eaves of a home
Photo Credit This Old House on Pinterest
Location, Location, Location

The first step is to identify the need. Do you simply want a small powder room or do you have the need for a full bathroom with a tub and shower? Next, determine the location that best serves the need. It’s important to also keep the location of existing plumbing in mind. The closer your new bathroom is to supply and drainage lines, the more affordable the renovation will be. On the bright side, according to the 2019 Cost Vs. Value Report, a homeowner can recoup up to 81% of the cost of a bathroom addition.

Wasted Space Under Stairwell

With these types of additions, you have two options. The first is to build out adding square footage to your home. The second is to convert existing square footage. To do this, look for areas of wasted space. Unused space under a stairwell can be ideal for a powder room. It’s cozy, but half the fun is finding creative ways to make the space feel larger.

Powder Room Addition built under stairs
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End of Hallway

Perhaps there’s dead space at the end of a hallway that can be converted to a half bath.

Half bath addition at end of hallway
Photo Credit Provident Home Design on Pinterest
Convert a Closet

How much closet space do you have? You could possibly sacrifice a closet for the greater good of an extra bathroom.  Another scenario could be constructing a new wall in a large room that would create an adjacent bathroom for that space. The use of a translucent glass wall in this example allows light from an exterior window to still spill into the main room.

Closet converted to bathroom
Photo Credit Remodelista
Expand the Laundry Room

If you can talk the hubs into sacrificing some of his garage space, that’s a convenient location that’s usually in close proximity to the kitchen (and existing plumbing). If you have a laundry room adjacent to the garage, Hatchett could expand that space to include both your laundry and a bathroom.

Photo Credit The Brick House on Pinterest

In this scenario, a large single basin sink can double as a utility sink.

Bathroom Laundry Room Combo
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There are numerous possibilities, and each home is unique. If you’d like to talk to our design team about a bathroom addition, reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!