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Meet Our People: Allison

We are happy to announce our newest team member, Allison. Her professional journey has taken her across the country and around the world, and we’re delighted that she landed here at Hatchett Design Remodel. As our newest designer, Allison prides herself on “recognizing the beauty in all possibilities, exploring the mysterious and transforming treasures into masterpieces.”

Allison’s Background

Allison spent 13 years in the wine industry with Moonrise Bay Vineyards. She then finished her BFA in Interior Design in 3 years with Magna cum Laude. From there, she explored her passion for Design and Architecture on a national and international level. Practicing high-end residential design in Washington, DC and Virginia since 2010, she has also embarked on new expeditions to other countries. She’s more than just a frequent flyer to Europe and Southeast Asia. Allison lived in Singapore for 3 years designing luxury residential interiors on a global level. Equipped with a worldly personality and a versatile design skill-set, she can blend a world of harmony and culture into a space, adding unique elements to her designs.

Allison in Melbourne, Australia

World Traveler, Multi-Media Artist, Environmentalist, Survivor, and Connoisseur of fine things in life, Allison brings another color to Hatchett’s spectrum. To help you get to know her better, we asked her a few questions.

In Allison’s Words

Why did you choose to work at Hatchett?
I sought my career path through Hatchett Design Remodel as my morals and values significantly aligned with theirs. Being at work feels like home base to me.


So far, what do you enjoy the most about your new job?
It’s a tie between building relationships with clients and turning their creative dreams into a reality AND being a part of an incredible team/work family executing each project with diligence and confidence.

What do you love about what you do?
For me, it’s about embracing the splendor of surprises and challenges everyday, discovering the endless possibilities and opening doors to new opportunities. Choosing to see the beauty in the world is how I get to know who I am and allow myself to connect with the world and others.

Allison with her sisters and mother

How do you spend your time away from work?
As a sister to 7 and “Auntie” of 11, much of my time is spent with family. I also enjoy being outdoors, painting large-scale artwork, listening to NPR, and cooking up a storm for my fiancé. He’s a remarkable gentleman (and my best friend) who supports my goals and dreams.

Allison with her fiancé
Welcome Aboard!

Please help us welcome Allison to Hatchett Design Remodel! We’re delighted to have her on our team, and we can’t wait to share her first Hatchett project when it’s done.

Allison Exploring in Cape Hatteras

To get your remodel started, give us a call at our Newport News or Virginia Beach showrooms. We are now offering virtual remodeling consultations for kitchens, bathrooms, additions and sunrooms. It costs nothing to ask!

Browning Kitchen Remodel

Mr. and Mrs. Browning contacted Hatchett Design Remodel, because they wanted to update the kitchen in their Virginia Beach home. Overall, they were happy with the bold green color of the walls and the footprint of their kitchen, but they wanted the space to be more functional and up to date.

Browning Kitchen BEFORE
White and Bright

The original space was dark and felt heavy. The new white shaker cabinets from Mid Continent really pop against the bold green color of their kitchen walls. The new design is bright and cheerful.

Browning Kitchen Design – Photo Real Rendering

To complete the look, the countertops are Pacific Ocean Silestone Quartz, and the brushed nickel pulls are from Top Knobs‘ Lydia collection.

Browning Kitchen Island AFTER
Storage Space

The layout of the Brownings’ kitchen remains the same, but we increased the size of the island and replaced their furniture pantry with a larger pantry cabinet.

Browning Kitchen Pantry AFTER

These design choices added to their overall storage space and created a more cohesive look. For even more storage space, their new cabinets extend higher up the wall giving them another shelf of storage inside each cabinet.

Browning Kitchen AFTER

In their base cabinets, we installed pull-out drawers, spice pull-outs, pot lid holders, tray dividers, trash can pull-outs, and 2 Lazy Susans that help keep their kitchen supplies well-organized and easy-to-access.

The Brownings have so much storage now that they haven’t even filled all their cabinets yet. They are very happy with how their remodeled kitchen turned out, and they love showing it off to friends and family.

Our Design Team

Congratulations to our design team for another job well done: Meghan, Design Consultant; Tara, Designer; and Adam, Project Manager!

Every remodeling project is as unique as you are. When you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or addition, we hope you consider Hatchett Design Remodel for the job. Feel free to call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. And remember, it costs nothing to ask!

Spangler Kitchen Remodel

The Spanglers have traveled the world and display their collection of menus from their favorite restaurants in their dining room. Through their travels, they have cultivated a worldly style that is evident in every room of their home, except for their kitchen. In our initial consultation, Mrs. Spangler mentioned that she’d like for their remodeled kitchen to have a Mediterranean flair. With that inspiration, Eileen started designing!
Spangler Kitchen Remodel Tile Backsplash
Tile Selection
When Eileen showed Mrs. Spangler our Twenties Vintage tile, she instantly fell in love with it. We used that tile for the accent above the range, but she wanted something with more color for the rest of the backsplash. In a serendipitous stroke of luck, we had just received a new sample of the Revalia Celebration Teal mosaic tile. It was exactly what she wanted!
Spangler Kitchen Remodel Tile Backsplash Accent
Custom Cabinets & Countertops
The cabinets are Ultracraft Eurotek. They chose Cape May Grey Mist for the base cabinets, and Jamestown Dove White for the wall and tall cabinets.
Spangler Kitchen Remodel Two-Toned Cabinets
To complement the light tones of their cabinets, we installed Silestone Eternal Calcutta Gold countertops. Together, the cabinets and counters create a neutral palette that allows the backsplash to be the focal point of the space.
Spangler Kitchen Remodel Stainless Steel Sink, Fixtures and Appliances
Stainless Steel Accents
Stainless steel is another beautiful neutral that’s been incorporated into this design. The GE Cafe appliances, Kohler Vault apron sink, and the Kohler Simplice Pull-Down Faucet gracefully blend into the design and allow their stunning backsplash to shine.
Menus from around the world on display in the Spangler dining room
The Spanglers’ new kitchen is as unique as their experiences, and it’s the perfect place to recreate the dishes described on their menus from around the world. Kudos to Spanglers’ design team – Meghan (Design Consultant), Eileen (Designer), and Kent (Project Manager) – for adding another happy customer to the Hatchett family.
We can design and build a kitchen that’s uniquely you too. Reach out to our design team, or visit us at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. It costs nothing to ask!

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!”