Shop for Tots

As you gather with friends and family to give thanks for all your blessings, we ask that you do what you can to help those less fortunate. Join Hatchett Design Remodel is collecting Toys for Tots this Thanksgiving weekend. It’s traditionally the best weekend to shop, so you can save while you give!

The big stores, like Walmart, will be featuring special Black Friday deals on toys.  Kohl’s, for example, has up to 50-60% off their Black Friday deals, including classic wooden toys by Melissa & Doug.

Donate Board Games When Shop for Hatchett's Toys for Tots

Boutiques and Mom & Pop shops all over Hampton Roads will be offering special deals throughout their stores, toys included. Shop on this day and support two great causes – Buy Local and Toys for Tots. Check out local toy stores like POP Kids Store in downtown Norfolk or Matt & Juliette in Williamsburg. Boutiques such as Le Marche and A. Dodson’s in Ghent aren’t specifically “toy stores”, but they have a great selection of unique gifts for kids of all ages – and you’ll probably find a little something for yourself in there as well!

If all that tryptophan leaves you too tired to get off the couch to tackle sales on Friday or Saturday, then Cyber Monday is for you! Pretty much any store with a website will be featuring special savings on Monday. Amazon’s Best Sellers list is a great way to find out what’s popular with the kids this year.

Shop for Truck Toys for Hatchett's Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots provides gifts to children of all ages, but tweens and teens tend to be overlooked. Please keep these kids in mind while you shop. Electronics, classic board games, craft kits, and sports equipment are all good ideas for these taller tots.
Shop for Teens Sports Equipment Toys for Tots
We’re accepting toys and monetary donations now through December 13th at both our Newport News and Virginia Beach showrooms. Please drop off your unwrapped toy anytime during our business hours, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Thanks in advance for helping us spread hope this holiday season.  It’s not just a toy – it’s a gift of joy!

Kicking Off Toys for Tots

At Hatchett Design Remodel, there’s nothing we love more than seeing an expression of pure joy on someone’s face. That’s why we work so hard to make our clients happy, and it’s why we love contributing to Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots is a long standing tradition in the U.S. Marine Corps, and their mission is to bring “a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas.” That’s a mission we are on board with at Hatchett Design Remodel. The toys we collect on their behalf stay local and go to children right here in our own community.

From admin and management to design and construction, the Hatchett team supports Toys for Tots internally, and we would like to increase our impact by inviting you to contribute.

Toys for Tots Collection at Hatchett Design Remodel
How You Can Help
Whether you live on the Peninsula or the Southside, we have two convenient locations where you an drop off your donations. Our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach are open Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm. To contribute, all you have to do is bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of our showrooms and place it under the tree.
Good Days to Shop
As you’re out doing your holiday shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, please keep our Toys for Tots kids in mind. Your donations will be given to children of all ages. If you need help choosing a toy, check out this Good Housekeeping list of top trending toys for 2019 or Amazon’s best sellers.


Donate Toys Kids of All Ages at Hatchett Design Remodel
We’re accepting toys and monetary donations now through December 13th at both our Newport News and Virginia Beach showrooms. Please drop off your unwrapped toy anytime during our business hours, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Thanks in advance for helping us spread hope this holiday season.  It’s not just a toy – it’s a gift of joy!

Get Your Home Winter Ready

It seems we’re not going to get much of a Fall here in Hampton Roads. Mother Nature is moving swiftly from summer temps to winter weather. The Farmers’ Almanac is calling for a Polar Coaster Winter this year, which means frigid temperatures and above average snow, sleet and rain are expected. To ensure your home’s ready for what’s to come, Hatchett Design Remodel recommends winterizing now before it gets colder.

Clear Yard Debris Close to House

Whether you’re close to the coast in Virginia Beach or more inland in Newport News or Williamsburg, we all need to prepare. Clean up debris around the exterior of your house, such as leaves and overgrown shrubs. You want at least a foot of clearance between your home and your landscaping. You’ll also want to cut back any limbs that are touching or hanging too close to the walls, windows or roof.

Home Winterizing Clear Debris Close to House
Repair Cracked Caulk & Peeling Paint

Check for cracked caulk and peeling paint. The smallest exposure to water can lead to significant wood rot.  The first step is to scrape away the loose paint and old caulk. Then apply new caulk around your windows and doors and seal wood surfaces with a couple fresh coats of paint. It’s best to do this when temperatures are 55 degrees or warmer, so your materials dry properly.

Home Winterizing Repair Cracked Caulk and Peeling Paint to Prevent Wood Rot
Prepare Plumbing for Extreme Cold

Turn off and drain hose bibbs, and disconnect and drain hoses.  If you have any exterior plumbing that’s exposed, we’d recommend insulating your pipes.  Wouldn’t hurt to also insulate the pipes that are exposed in your basement or crawl space. When severe cold temperatures hit, opening bathroom and kitchen cabinet doors and dripping faucets will also help keep your pipes from bursting.

Home Winterizing Turn Off and Drain Outdoor Spigot and Hoses
Clean Gutters

Clean your gutters. Leaves and debris will trap water and freeze. This could cause your gutters and downspouts to split or even break away from your house.

Chimney & Gas Log Inspections

Have a chimney sweep inspect your fire place, and have a certified technician service your gas logs. In case of a power outage, your fireplace may be your sole source of heat until electrical lines are restored.

Home Winterizing Fireplace Chimney Sweep and Gas Log Inspection

When you’re done winterizing, stock up on hot cocoa and hunker down with your family for the cuddliest time of year.

At Hatchett Design Remodel, we pride ourselves on helping you take care of your most prized investment – your home. These tips will help protect it from winter elements; and when you’re ready to renovate, we can help with that too. To talk to us about building an addition or remodeling your kitchen or bathrooms, reach out to our design team at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach.  It costs nothing to ask!

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!