The Brock’s Kitchen Remodel

Like many homeowners we meet at Hatchett Design Remodel, the Brocks were faced with the decision of moving to a new house or remodeling their current home.  They have moved with the military more than 20 times throughout their marriage.  While we know that played a significant role in their decision to stay put, we also have to give rightful credit to Designer Ashley West and Design Consultant Kevin Alligood.

Ashley and Kevin walked the Brocks through our design process and showed them how easy the remodeling experience is with Hatchett. Ashley sealed the deal by designing a beautifully functional space that Mrs. Brock calls the kitchen of her dreams.

Brock Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

The layout of their old kitchen was user-friendly, so we stayed true to its footprint.  However, the soffits around the ceiling visually shrink the space and greatly minimize the kitchen’s storage capacity.  Removing the soffits required that we relocate their HVAC duct work, but it was worth the work. This step instantly made the kitchen look bigger and allowed us to install these classic Ultracraft cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling.

Brock Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

The dove white cabinets pair beautifully with the Fantasy Brown granite countertops and the Kohler Whitehaven farm sink in a cashmere finish. While the dark floors are a stunning contrast.

Brock Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

Ashley’s design incorporates a large island with angled edges so not to obstruct movement around the space.  From the island to the full length pantry cabinets, the amount of storage in this kitchen is extraordinary.

Brock Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

The 48″ dual fuel Thermador range from Ferguson was a “must have” on the Brocks’ wish list. Ashley created a focal point by adding a linear tile backsplash from Mosaic Tile‘s resort collection behind the range.

Brock Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

All the elements work wonderfully together in the Brock’s dream kitchen design. When you’re ready to make your dream kitchen a reality, call our designers at Hatchett Design Remodel… it costs nothing to ask.

Outdoor Living for the Cooks

The Cooks were faced with a real life “Love It or List It” dilemma. After giving it some serious thought, they decided to love it and enlisted Hatchett Design Remodel’s help!
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The Cooks project is one of the most elaborate remodels we’ve tackled to date – kitchen, living room, master suite, bathroom, mudroom, laundry room and an outdoor living addition.  Their strong desire to have a space to live, eat, cook, play and swim outside is what kick-started the entire project.
Cook Outdoor Living Pool Lanai Hatchett Design Remodel Virginia Beach
With family roots in Florida, the Cooks wanted the backyard of their Virginia Beach home to feel like an escape to their beloved Sunshine State. A lanai would allow them to enjoy their outdoor living space year ’round, but there are some structural issues to take into account when building a lanai this far north.  Hatchett’s Design Team collaborated with a specialist to make the Cooks’ vision a reality.
Cook Outdoor Living Pool Lanai Hatchett Design Remodel Virginia Beach
Complete with an outdoor kitchen and a pool, the Cooks’ outdoor living space alone is more than enough of a reason to love their newly remodeled home – but there’s more!  We’ll be sharing the rest of the Cooks’ remodel in weeks to come, so stay tuned.

Cook Outdoor Living Pool Lanai Hatchett Design Remodel Virginia Beach

If you’re ready to explore building your own outdoor oasis, it costs nothing to ask… simply contact our designers at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach.

And the winner is…

The foodie folks at Hatchett Design Remodel gathered together at the Virginia Beach showroom with their crockpots and their appetites to taste test their way to the 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off Champion.

Chili Cook Off 2017 Champion Hatchett Design Remodel Virginia Beach
Nine competitors faced-off crockpot to crockpot to show that we’re as good in the kitchen as we are at designing them!  Competition was stiff, but only one could go home with the trophy.  

Chili Cook Off 2017 Champion Hatchett Design Remodel Virginia Beach
The winner of Hatchett Design Remodel’s 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off is… Meghan Hatchett!

Chili Cook Off 2017 Champion Hatchett Design Remodel Virginia Beach 
Meghan credits The Crazy Cat Girl for the recipe she used for the base of her champion chili; and after some prodding, we got her to confess that she doctored it up a bit to make it her own.

She altered the original recipe by increasing the portions of these ingredients: a whole onion, 2 cups of chicken broth and a full pound of hot italian sausage.  Then to add a little sweet to the spicy, Meghan added a small bag of frozen corn.

Chili Cook Off 2017 Champion Hatchett Design Remodel Virginia Beach 
It was delicious!  Well done, Meghan… Congratulations on your bragging rights (which we all know is more valuable than any trophy)!  

More pictures of our taste-testing good times are on Facebook.

If you’d like to try Meghan’s winning recipe in your newly remodeled kitchen by Hatchett, contact our designers at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach.

Kitchen Remodel for the Roses

When the Roses bought their home atop a cliff in Charles City overlooking the river, they knew they’d be there forever.  The house was designed with a bank of windows across the back so the river views can be enjoyed from every room.  Their home is gorgeous, but admittedly, the kitchen was dated.

Rose Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

They were ready to remodel their kitchen, but they were happy with the layout – so we focused on updating the materials with a color scheme that would complement their view.

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We chose Mid Continent Cabinets made of maple wood with the Allen doorstyle.  The wall cabinets are painted Stone with a Silver glaze, and the island is done in Flint.  The hardware is Top Knobs’ stainless steel Pennington bar pulls.

Rose Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

The Roses selected fantasy brown granite countertops, because the movement in the stone mimics that of the river.  The tops are accented with Crystal Glass Angora 3” x 6” tiles from Mosaic Tile.  We installed two sinks: a Kohler Whitehaven Apron Sink and a Northland Bar Sink in Almond. The fixtures are stainless steel Moen Sto pull down faucet and bar faucet.

Rose Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

We finished the design with all new appliances: an LG Refrigerator, Wolf Pro Range with a Telescoping Downdraft, KitchenAid Ice Maker and Trash Compactor, Wolf Double Ovens and Microwave Drawer.  WOW!

Rose Kitchen Remodel Design Hatchett Virginia Beach

For more pictures of the Rose’s remodeled kitchen, visit our Facebook album.

And if you’re ready to remodel yours, contact our designers at our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach.