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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!

Kitchen Remodel for the Jennings

“More space” is something almost all homeowners want when they remodel. That may translate into more storage space, opening up a space or even building a whole new space. If physically adding square footage is a bigger project than you’re ready for, Hatchett Design Remodel can still make your space look bigger. There are several tricks of our trade that create the illusion of space – three of which were applied in the Jennings’ kitchen remodel.

Photo-Real Rendering of Jennings’ Kitchen Remodel
White Cabinets

White works wonders when it comes to making a space look larger. It reflects and bounces light around the room, which makes the space appear brighter and more airy.  To achieve this effect, we replaced the Jennings’ dark stained cabinets with white painted cabinets from Ultracraft‘s Frameless Full Access collection.

Jennings’ Kitchen – Before (left) and After (right)
Tall Wall Cabinets

The height of the cabinets also plays a significant role in making their remodeled kitchen look larger. Cabinets that extend all the way to the ceiling pull the eye up, thereby making you think the room is bigger than it was before.

Their new cabinets also create more actual space for additional storage. The Jennings chose a few special features for their new cabinets, including a Lazy Susan base cabinet, a pull-out pantry, a pull-out trash can cabinet, and a broom pantry closet.

Flooring for Flow

While their white cabinets pull your eye up and around the room, the color of their new flooring pulls you through the space. Before the remodel, the Jennings’ kitchen floor was a different color than the flooring in the adjacent room. The stark contrast between the two types of flooring broke up the space rather than pulling the rooms together. We improved the visual flow between the spaces by installing LVT with the same dark tone as the floors in their dining area.

Jennings’ Kitchen Remodel – Before (left) and After (right)

Do you want more space in your kitchen?  We can help you with that! Join us for one of our upcoming free remodeling seminars or reach out to Hatchett’s design team at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!

Kitchen Remodel for the Stouts

You don’t have to completely hate your kitchen before you decide to remodel it. Many clients hire Hatchett to simply update their out-of-date spaces. The Stouts, for example, were very happy with the layout and color scheme of their old kitchen.

Stout Kitchen BEFORE

Hatchett Design Remodel’s task was merely to freshen up the space and improve its functionality.

Stout Kitchen Remodel: Photo Real Design Rendering
Stout Kitchen – Photo Real Design Rendering

 

Custom Designed

The Stouts love to cook, so work space and storage were top priorities in Jessica’s design. She recommended replacing their closet pantry and the desk area by the fridge with built-ins. Next to the range, we added a built-in wall oven and microwave. Then around the refrigerator, we installed built-in pantry cabinets.

Stout Kitchen Remodel, Built-In Cabinets, Wall Oven and Microwave
Stout Kitchen AFTER
Cabinet Solutions

Their frameless, full access cabinets are by Ultracraft. They chose Saddle Stain oak cabinetry with the Shaker Wide door style. The interior of their cabinets include a variety of special features including adjustable shelves, mop & broom storage, tray dividers, pull out shelving, and 2 double trash bases. They use one double trash cabinet for trash & recycling, and the other one is, most importantly, for dog food.

Their pulls are by Top Knobs. They opted for the Charlotte style in brushed satin nickel, which is a beautiful complement to the rich Saddle Stain.

Stout Kitchen Remodel, Granite Countertops, Refinished Hard Wood Floors
Stout Kitchen AFTER
Tile Backsplash

The counter tops are New Caledonia granite. Instead of installing a matching granite backsplash, we created their backsplash with 3×6 porcelain subway tiles. We laid the soft gris tiles from Mosaic Tile in a herringbone pattern for added character in this beautiful new kitchen.

The Stouts already had hard wood floors in their kitchen, so we only needed to refinish them. The end result of this remodel is a warm, inviting up-to-date space where the Stouts can enjoy cooking for their friends and family for years to come.

If you’re ready to get started on your new kitchen, reach out to Hatchett Design Remodel at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach… it costs nothing to ask!