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!

Meet Our People: Don Hatchett

Don Hatchett was born and raised in Newport News, and he was brought up in the family business. His father, Clarence Ford Hatchett, founded the company in 1960 with a vision to provide exceptional construction services. At its inception, the business was strictly a siding and roofing company.

Don Hatchett Team Staff Hatchett Design Remodel
Transition to Design/Build Business Model

After working under the mentorship of his father, Don succeeded Clarence as the company’s President in 1993. During the 90s, Don expanded Hatchett into a design/build firm. His goal was to focus on the design aspect of a remodeling project as much as the construction. In 2016, Hatchett Design Remodel opened their second showroom in Virginia Beach to better serve their Southside customers.

Don Hatchett Team Remodeling Awards Hatchett Design Remodel

Through his leadership, Hatchett Design Remodel has evolved with industry design trends and standards. Much has changed yet the company’s values remain intact. Our mission is, and has always been, to provide the highest standard of service to our clients. The only way we can accomplish that is through the knowledge, devotion, and hard work of our team.

Education & Professional Leadership

Don matriculated from Belmont Abbey College with a B.A. in Business & Economics, and he was recognized as Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges. He is Past President for Peninsula Housing & Builders Association, Peninsula Remodeler’s Council and Tidewater Remodeler’s Council.

Don Hatchett Three Generation Family Business Hatchett Design Remodel
Family Life

Don is married to Terry, his wife of 42 years.  He works side by side with his two children, Michael and Meghan, who have made him a grandfather three times over.

Don Hatchett Three Generations Family Business Hatchett Design Remodel

When he’s not at work or off spoiling his grandchildren, Don spends his free time golfing, boating, fishing, traveling or just relaxing in the Outer Banks.

Don is proud of his family and the business they’ve built together. We are all honored that more than 18,000 clients over 60 years have entrusted the remodeling of their homes to Hatchett Design Remodel. Don believes that our success as a design build firm is due to the continued support of our customers and the incredible talent of our people. In his words, “for that, I am deeply grateful.”

When you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or addition, Don hopes you’ll consider Hatchett Design Remodel for the job. Feel free to call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. And like Don always says, “it costs nothing to ask!”

Hatchett’s 2020 Chili Cook-Off

Hatchett Design Remodel hosted our 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off today to kick-off Super Bowl weekend!  Staff, family and clients gathered in our Newport News showroom as our chili contenders competed crockpot to crockpot!
The competition heated up this year as our chili masters vied for Hatchett’s coveted Chili Cook-Off trophy.
Our esteemed panel of taste testers mingled while they enjoyed a sample of each batch before casting their ballots.  Of all the champion chilis, there was one clear winner.
The Winner
Congratulations, Tommy for earning your place in Hatchett Design Remodel history as the 2020 Chili Cook-Off Winner. He couldn’t have done it without the winning recipe, which came from one of our clients.  Half that trophy is yours, Rusty Adams!
If you’re looking for a really good chili recipe for this Sunday’s game, here’s Tommy’s (and Mr. Adams’) winning recipe.
1-1/2″lbs stew meat
2 cans 10oz RoTel diced tomatoes & green chilies
1 can 15oz Bush’s seasoned black beans
1 can 15oz sweet corn
1 can 13oz mushrooms
1 can 15oz pitted black olives
1 pouch 1.25oz McCormick chili season
1 tbsp liquid smoke
Cut stew meat into smaller pieces and brown in a skillet.
Drain water from corn, mushrooms and black olives.
Chop mushrooms and olives.
Add entire cans of RoTel and seasoned black beans into crock pot.
Add corn, mushrooms, olives, chili seasoning liquid smoke and browned stew meat into crock pot.
Let simmer.
For those who like something sweet to go with your savory, another client, Mrs. Gamache, offered up her recipe for Chocochip Gooey Treats. Delish!
Thank you to all who participated and trained for this year’s event. Congratulations to Tommy for proving yet again that our skills in the kitchen extend beyond just design and construction. Happy Super Bowl Sunday from all of us at Hatchett Design Remodel!

Quenville Master Bath Remodel

At Hatchett Design Remodel, we understand that renovating your home is a big investment, and we don’t take that lightly. When you put money into updating your house, you’re paid back in both quality of life and increased home value. To ensure that you get the most out of your investment, our design team will guide you through every step of the process. We will create a space that gives you longevity as well. A Hatchett remodel offers longevity, because we use quality materials in a timeless design. The Quenville master bathroom remodel is prime example.

Photo Real Rendering of Quenville Master Bath Design

Photo-Real Rendering of Quenville Bathroom Remodel

Choosing a Color Palette with Longevity

For their home in Poquoson, the Quenvilles opted for a neutral color palette that offers a long lifespan for their new bathroom. Their Ultracraft cabinets from the Cape May collection are finished in gray mist, and the vanity is topped with fantasy brown granite. The veining in this stone blends tones of gray and beige together, as does their choice of flooring.

Their Adura Max luxury vinyl plank floors are Margate Oak Coastline. The weathered driftwood coloring of this flooring adds to the coastal vibe of the space while remaining neutral enough to complement any design aesthetic.

Tile Selection

Their tile selections contribute an earthiness to Eileen’s design. The wall tile for the shower and tub surround is Unique Stone Soft Gris, and the floor tile is Sands Dark Natural. The touch of Art Blue Sea is the perfect complementary tile color for their shower accent.

Staying in Budget

The freestanding tub was high on Mrs. Quenville’s wishlist, but it was one of the more challenging aspects of this remodel. Our design team worked closely with her to find a soaking tub that she liked, but one that also fit in her bathroom. To keep the project within their budget, their tub not only needed to fit in the bathroom itself, but it also needed to fit through their doors without removing door casings or widening doorways.

Thanks to the hard work of Ron (Design Consultant), Eileen (Designer), and Kent (Project Manager), the Quenvilles got the master bath they’ve always wanted.

Photo Real Rendering of Quenville Master Bath Design

Photo-Real Rendering of Quenville Master Bath Design

Every remodeling project is unique, but Hatchett Design Remodel approaches each one with the same goal in mind – a happy customer! When your ready to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or addition, we hope you consider Hatchett for the job. Feel free to call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. And remember, it costs nothing to ask!