Siding and Trim Update

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Excerpt: Location: Hampton, VA Client need: Previously a rental property, the homeowner has returned to Hampton, and wants to make this her permanent home. The aging siding and trim have become brittle, and there are cracks in multiple locations. The back porch is also failing, so the client wants it removed. The chimney and fireplace were damaged by a fire, so the client wants those removed, and the interior wall closed. Our solution: The client loved the original color of her siding, so we installed Mastic Carved Wood in Cameo, which was the closest match. She wanted to change the trim color around…

New Granite Countertops and Backsplashes

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Excerpt: Location: Suffolk, VA Client need: Update the countertops and backsplashes in the kitchen, and the countertops in the master bath, with custom granite. The stove was replaced with a new stainless-steel model. Our solution: Our client liked the layout and cabinetry in her kitchen and bath, but wanted to upgrade the countertops and backsplashes with custom granite. We put her in touch with our kitchen designer, who helped her select the perfect new look for both rooms. The kitchen cabinets were modified to allow for a new stainless-steel gas stove, and range hood. Jim says: “It’s amazing how much difference new countertops…

Kitchen Remodel Project

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Excerpt: Location: Yorktown, VA Client objective: The kitchen feels small, dark, and closed off from the den and dining room. Our solution: Remove upper and lower cabinets between the den and dining room to create an open floor plan. Install new white cabinets and trim, and black granite countertops, add a new center island with a butcher block top. Add lots of storage along the wall. New brushed nickel fixtures, new floors, and paint throughout. Jim says: “Hal and Patty were great to work with and I loved their ideas! I am really happy with how bright and open the kitchen is…

Different House, Same Address: Whole House and Kitchen Remodel in Running Man Neighborhood, Yorktown VA

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Excerpt: Mark Lownik grew up in the the Running Man Neighborhood of York County.  After College, his career took him to Connecticut where he met Jennifer and they started a family.  In 2015, with his parents desiring to downsize, Mark found himself contemplating moving his family from New England back to the very neighborhood and to the very home that he had grown up in.   We were referred to them in a quite round about fashion by a friend of a former client that had since moved to Florida.  The circuitous route by which they found us proved to be a…

Stunning Kitchen Remodel in Newport News, Hidenwood Neighbood

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Excerpt: This is a kitchen we just finished in the Hidenwood neighborhood of Newport News, near Christopher Newport University and James River Country Club.   We absolutely loved this project and our clients!  If you’re interested in the complete list of everything we did on this project it is at the end of this article. In the meantime you can watch the video slideshow or scroll down for the larger versions of some of the pictures so that you can really see the detail in each image!     Our Scope of Work for this Kitchen Remodel Project:  Demolition Demolish remove…

The Most Popular Kitchen Picture of the Month!

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page !   Our fans never hold back with their opinions on what they like, what they would do differently or which kitchen or bath they prefer.  We love hearing about it! This picture was the most popular we posted in the month of February. After a fair amount of research, we believe it was done by Greenview Homes in  Lincolnshire, Illinois. Can you guess why it was the favorite?  We think it’s because of the amazing unique perspective it was shot at!  It showcases this newly remodeled kitchen so…

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Kitchen Sink With Open Shelving And Granite Countertop In Yorktown, Virginia

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Excerpt: This was the most popular picture on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page in July!  To See October’s Shoe Closet Organizer: Click Here! This picture of a stainless undermount kitchen sink with granite countertop,tile backspash, kitchen cabinets and window was the most popular picture on our Facebook Page in June  This picture is of a kitchen that was certainly done well, but this time it’s not our work.  We would love to know whose work it is to give full credit where it is due!  We asked the question “If you could have one thing from this picture in your kitchen what…

Kitchen Backsplash Preferences

There is no right or wrong answer, but our clients definitely have strong opinions on the subject and the vote seems split 50/50. Do you prefer the look of the tile backsplash when it extends all the way down to the countertop as in this picture …or….? 20140504-111019.jpg DO YOU PREFER… the look of the countertop having a four inch backsplash of the same material first and then having tile backsplash come down to meet it as in this picture? 20140504-111226.jpg