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Sower Kitchen Remodel

There is more to a well-designed kitchen than meets the eye. Updating your cabinets, changing the fixtures, and replacing your appliances will make your kitchen look prettier, yes; but Hatchett Design Remodel understands that function is just as important as form. That’s why Mr. and Mrs. Sower chose us for the job.

BEFORE
Initial Consultation

Mr. and Mrs. Sower  love their home in Virginia Beach, but they knew their kitchen needed more than just updating. It lacked sufficient storage. The floor plan was not user-friendly. There was no “eat in” area to grab breakfast or for company to sit while they cook. The placement of the stove was not only awkward, it was unsafe. And the list goes on and on. Our design team couldn’t wait to get their hands on this kitchen!

Sowers' Kitchen Photo-Real Rendering of Proposed Design
Photo Real Rendering of Design for Sowers’ Remodeled Kitchen
The Design

After the initial consultation with Kevin, the Design Consultant, and Ashley, the Designer, we decided to rework the footprint of the Sowers’ kitchen. Changing the cabinet configuration from a galley style to more of a “U” shaped layout provided a lot more storage and counter space. It also allowed us to move the range to the center of the back wall, rather than having it jammed in the corner. This design choice was as much for form as it was for function. The range and hood became a focal point of the kitchen. The hood cabinet was built on site and installed by our own very talented Project Manager, who is aptly named “Art.”

Sowers' Remodeled Kitchen White Shaker Style Cabinets with Stained Wood Range Hood Vent Cabinet
AFTER
The Materials

The cabinets are from Ultracraft‘s frameless Eurotek collection with the Jamestown door style. We topped the white cabinets with Atlantic Quartz. These light colored countertops with the white cabinets and white subway tile backsplash reflect light and make the Sowers’ kitchen appear larger. The white palette also creates the perfect backdrop to make that gorgeous range hood cabinet the star of the show.

Ashley’s design also called for swapping the placement of the sink and the refrigerator. We relocated the sink beneath the window – a much better alternative to staring at a wall while you wash dishes. During the day, there’s plenty of natural light that pours in through the kitchen window. In the evening, the space is illuminated by the three sconces above, providing both task lighting and ambiance.

Sowers' Remodeled Kitchen Quartz Countertops with Undermount Sink
AFTER

We chose the vault undermount sink by Kohler, because it is sleek and refined. The Moen faucet, like the pulls from Top Knobs, have a matte black finish that creates contrast in the design.

The refrigerator was moved to the left wall in a bank of pantry cabinets. All appliances are from the GE Cafe Collection – supplied and installed by Ferguson.

The Sower family is glad they remodeled! When you’re ready to take the next step towards your new kitchen, reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel. You can call us or come by our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. Remember, “it costs nothing to ask!”

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!

Hasty Kitchen Remodel

Mrs. Hasty waited over 20 years to remodel her kitchen, but it was well worth her wait!  The Hastys new kitchen is yet another beautiful job by Hatchett’s design team lead by Kevin, Remodeling Consultant; Ashley, Designer; and Kent, Project Manager.
From Left to Right: Kent, Ashley, Kevin and Mrs. Hasty
Initial Consultation
During our initial consultation, Mrs. Hasty told us that she loved her kitchen peninsula, because “it keeps people out of my workspace.” She said she was open to an island layout, but Ashley knew it would be a hard sell.
Hasty Kitchen BEFORE
Floor Plan
While some kitchens work quite well with a peninsula, others are better served by an island. Ashley felt this was the case for the Hasty kitchen, so she drafted her plan around an island. When Mrs. Hasty saw the new design, she fell in love with it!
Hasty Kitchen AFTER
The new design moved the refrigerator out of its awkward position in the back corner while relocating it to the space beside the eat-in area. Ashley’s concept put the second oven and microwave in that back corner where the fridge used to be, because those are items Mrs. Hasty rarely uses. Mrs. Hasty agreed this would be a much more efficient use of the space, and she adored the look of the design!

Material Selections

We included stacked 48″ cabinets to the ceiling. Ashley is particular proud of the perfect symmetry we achieved on the back wall with Ultracraft’s cabinet modification options.

Her Ultracraft cabinets with Boston raised panel doors include deep drawers that are great for cookware. They also have tray base cabinets on either side of the range for maximum storage. The drawers have Top Knobs reeded pulls while the doors have complementing knobs.

The base cabinets are topped with Atlantic Calacutta quartz countertops. The backsplash tile is SomerTile Beveled Arabesque from Mosaic Tile, and we use Silverado Gray grout for contrast.

The Kohler Artifacts bridge faucet with its vibrant stainless finish pairs beautifully with Mrs. Hasty’s new Kohler Vault farm sink.

She chose all new GE appliances from Ferguson, and she wanted all of the downstairs flooring replaced as well. Ashley recommended Eastern Hardwood’s 5″ Portland hand-scraped birch caramel planks from Dominion Flooring, and they are stunning!

Our entire team thoroughly enjoyed working with Mrs. Hasty, and we’re thrilled that she’s so in love with her new kitchen.

While it was worth her wait, there’s no need to wait 20 years to remodel your kitchen. Hatchett Design Remodel offers financing options, 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!