The Huntings’ Master Bath Remodel

The Huntings built their dream house in Franklin back in the early 1990s. After nearly 30 years, their beloved home looked more dated than dreamy. That’s when they decided to hire Hatchett to give their home a much needed make-over by remodeling the kitchen, sunroom and master bath.
Photo Real Rendering of Hunting Master Bath Remodel
Shower with Glass Enclosure
Even though the bathroom looked old and out-dated, the layout worked well for them. Without changing the footprint, Jessica’s design completely transformed their bathroom into a luxurious, spa-like space.
Hunting Master Bath Before & After
Their original shower was enclosed by walls. By replacing the shower with a frameless glass enclosure, the bathroom appears significantly larger. It also allows the natural light from the window over the tub to spill into the room.
Hunting Master Bath Before & After
Freestanding Tub
The new freestanding tub takes up less floor space than the old built-in model. The fixtures are mounted in a ledge behind the tub which also provides shelf space for toiletries, towels and decor.
Hunting Master Bath Before & After
Vanities & Mirrors
The new double vanities are white, which helps make their bathroom look larger. White and light-colored cabinets and walls reflect light, thereby creating the illusion of a bigger space. While the design of the vanities looks very similar, the new vanities offer more drawer space than the original ones. For bathroom storage, drawers often prove to be more functional than cabinets.
Hunting Master Bath Before & After
To maximize their bathroom storage, we replaced the old tiny medicine cabinets with Robern Uplift Mirrors from Ferguson. When the mirrors glide upward, hidden medicine cabinet storage is revealed. The built-in lights turn on automatically.
Roburn Uplift Mirror/Medicine Cabinet
Client Feedback
As you might imagine, the Huntings are ecstatic with their new master bathroom, so we asked them to share some information about their remodeling experience with Hatchett.

What is your favorite part of your remodel?

We are enjoying our newly remodeled home. The glass shower is our favorite feature in the bathroom. Everything looks clean and organized.

Why did you choose Hatchett Design Remodel?

We first heard about Hatchett at a home show in Virginia Beach a few years ago where we met Kevin. When we were ready for our remodel, we called Kevin. We chose Hatchett, because you could provide all of the resources to cover the architectural and structural aspects of the project along with the design and construction.

What is your advice to other homeowners planning to remodel?

Our advice is to be as specific and detailed as possible with the goals of your project. Then you have to be realistic with the budget and schedule estimates.

After completing the kitchen, sunroom and bathroom remodel, we asked the Huntings how they felt about the whole experience.

Our house remodel turned out just as we planned and hoped it would. We would definitely use Hatchett again.

The Huntings with JessicaKevin and Adam
Take it from the Huntings – when you’re ready to remodel, contact Hatchett Design Remodel. Call or come by our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach – it costs nothing to ask!

Patel Kitchen Remodel

The Patels came to Hatchett with specific remodeling goals for their home in Chesapeake, but they needed our help to bring their new kitchen to life. They shared their wish list with our design team during the initial consultation. They wanted to brighten up the space by removing the dining room wall and adding a window to the side of the house. They wanted to remove their current kitchen peninsula and install a larger island. And lastly, Mrs. Patel had a collection of elephant designed tiles that she wanted incorporated into the backsplash.
Patel Kitchen BEFORE
In order to make their new kitchen footprint as efficient as possible, Ashley relocated the sink and dishwasher to the Patel’s new kitchen island. Then she replaced the traditional range with a cooktop and a French door wall oven to make it easier for them to access the oven.
Patel Kitchen AFTER
The Ultracraft cabinets are shaker style, made from maple wood and painted arctic white. Replacing the dark kitchen cabinets with white ones brightens the space and bounces the natural light from the new window. To complement the light fixtures, Ashley chose crystal hardware from Top Knobs for cabinets.
White subway tiles accentuate Mrs. Patel’s elephant tiles, and the Cambria Quartz Windermere tops complete the look.
Patel Kitchen AFTER
Lastly, we installed GE Cafe Appliances (including that awesome French door oven) and hardwood floors throughout the entire downstairs.

Great job, team! Special shout out to Kevin (Remodel Consultant), Kent (Project Manager), Ashley (Designer) and the entire crew who transformed the Patel’s kitchen.

Is your kitchen ready for a make-over? Schedule your in-home consultation with Hatchett Design Remodel today by calling or dropping by our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. It costs nothing to ask!

Pantry Storage Design Ideas

Ample storage is a top priority in a well-designed kitchen. Whether or not the footprint of your current kitchen includes a pantry, here are some ways Hatchett Design Remodel can incorporate pantry storage into your remodeled space.

Built-In Pantry
Pantry storage built into your cabinetry is a popular option. Typically, a floor to ceiling section of the cabinet space is utilized for food storage. Pull-out shelves can be installed to make it easier to reach items stored in the back.
Kitchen Pantry Built In Storage Remodel
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Recessed Storage
A recessed pantry is built into the wall rather than protruding out into the kitchen. This is a good option if you’d like to save floor space. Pull-out shelves are recommended for deep set recessed pantries.
Recessed Pantry Kitchen Remodel
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Pull-Out Storage
Your entire pantry can pull-out, if you prefer. Depending on placement, the vertical storage of a pull-out pantry can allow access from either side of this cabinet.
Pull-Out Pantry Kitchen Remodel
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Walk-In Pantry
Your space may allow for a traditional closet or walk-in pantry. This option provides a lot of storage space and versatile layouts that accommodate your needs.
Walk-In Pantry Kitchen Remodel
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Butler’s Pantry
A Butler’s Pantry will take your kitchen to the next level. This type of pantry is a walk-in design that provides extra work space in addition to storage for food, cookware or small appliances. For frequent entertainers, this option provides a functional prep area that allows you to keep the main part of your kitchen picture perfect during the party.
Butler's Pantry Kitchen Remodel
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Door Designs
Whatever type of pantry you prefer, the door can match your cabinetry for a seamless look or you can have a little fun with it by repurposing an antique door. This provides an opportunity to add a pop of color and a bit of character to the design.
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If you have a pantry preference, be sure to share it with your designer during your initial consultation. Schedule your in-home consultation today by calling or dropping by our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. It costs nothing to ask!

Master Bath Make-Over for the Brooks

The Brooks are HDR Frequent Flyers, and we recently embarked on their latest remodeling project – a new master bath for the mister.

Brooks Bathroom Remodel

Our task was to update the space into a traditional design aesthetic.  Mrs. Brooks has great taste, so we knew selecting materials would be a breeze. The floor plan, however, was an obstacle we needed to overcome.  The original layout was cramped, and there was quite a bit of wasted space.  By relocating the doorway, we were able to use the entire wall opposite of the shower for the vanity.

Brooks Bathroom Floor Plan

The Brooks chose a beautiful white painted cabinet with a toe treatment by StarMack Cabinetry. Adding a toe treatment like this is a great way to embellish a piece without being overly ornate.

Brooks Bathroom Vanity

We topped the vanity with a Vic Stone Misterio Quartz remnant that mimics the look of marble without the fragility or maintenance of real marble.

Brooks Bathroom Quartz Countertops

They chose a handmade subway tile for the shower walls and the accent wall behind the vanity.  Rather than laying the tile in a linear pattern, we used a herringbone pattern to create more visual interest. For the heated floors, they opted for the timeless beauty of an Arabescato & Athens Gray Basketweave from Mosaic Tile Company.

Since this bathroom is used primarily by Mr. Brooks, the missus asked us to work in elements that would personalize the space for him.  While Mrs. Brooks is Mr. Brooks’ first love, his boat is a close second.   So we personalized the shower drain with the name of his beloved, Liquid Asset.

Brooks Bathroom Shower

The blue glow of the Kohler Archer Toilet with Night Light Seat echoes the lights of his boat – so he’ll never lose his way!

We asked Mrs. Brooks what she loved most about their new bathroom.  Unable to narrow it down to just one thing, she said, “I love the tile we picked, especially the herringbone pattern. I adore the shower doors; they are so easy to slide, and the design is elegantly streamlined. The heated floors are a real luxury on chilly mornings. And I love that the bathroom ‘fits’ the age and style of our house, while looking fresh and clean.”

She also said, “everyone who worked on this job was professional, courteous, and kind.”  She continued, “From the beginning, Michael was clear and detailed about procedures, costs, and schedules; Jessica was so helpful with design selections; and Kent was always ready with answers to questions, coordination of workers, and an ever-present, cheerful smile.”

When you’re ready to remodel, do what the Brooks do – count on Hatchett Design Remodel.  Visit our showrooms in Newport News or Viriginia Beach – or just call us!  It costs nothing to ask, and our in-home consultations are free.