Freedom From The Tyranny of the “One Butt” Kitchen

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Excerpt: This was one of our favorite kitchens we’ve ever done!  It wasn’t the most expensive or the most glamorous but it made such a big impact on the lives of the Jones family from what they had been working with before.  They were patient and kind and a joy to work with!   We were truly blessed to have them as clients! Mrs. Jones wrote on Angie’s List: The price was great, we did purchase a lot of stuff ourselves (appliances, faucet etc)  so the price was more for their labor and coordination between all the different folks that need to work on the house. …

The Wellesley is A Dream Home…But How Would You Make it YOUR Dream Home?


Furniture Style Kitchen Island

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Excerpt:  We asked the question to our Fans:  “One trend in kitchen islands is to have the look of furniture. Does this appeal to your sense of style and design?” We have a lot of fun on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page and receive a lot of feedback on pictures of kitchen remodeling just like this one from homeowners from Williamsburg to Yorktown to Virginia Beach. You can read some of the comments we received on this picture below.   Feedback from our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page: Mike O’Neal I agree with Jennifer. I would prefer a larger island, with seating on side…

Custom Kitchen Remodel with Island, Hardwood Floors, Custom Cabinets with Glass Panels and Pendant Lighting


New Kitchen Island Granite Countertop with Cooktop

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Excerpt: The cook top was as old as the house. The house was built the same year she had graduated High School: 1986. She loved to cook and for her it was a labor of love for her family. She had invited her in laws and parents and extended family from Virginia, North Carolina, New York and Missouri to come to Thanksgiving Dinner. And that’s when the burner died… And then the second burner died (they say these things come in threes… and she wasn’t interested in what was next) Jen needed a new cook top and she needed one fast! After exhaustive…

New Kitchen in Newport News Virginia has Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Island, Granite Countertops & Tile Backsplash

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Excerpt:  One trend that we are seeing from our clients here at Jim Hicks Home Improvement is having the Kitchen Island cabinet a different color than the base and wall cabinets in the rest of the kitchen. It can serve to break up the monochromatic feel of the kitchen and serve as an interesting design piece! It definitely creates interest and depth to a beautiful kitchen such as this one in Newport News!  You’ll also notice this kitchen has a tile floor, the wall cabinets are 42″ high to the ceiling with one 30″ wall cabinet being staggered in height to create interest….

Before, During and After Kitchen Remodel in Yorktown Virginia

 This is a gorgeous kitchen remodel in Yorktown Virginia!

Tile backsplash, kitchen island, custom cabinets with granite countertops, pendent lighting, hardwood flooring and new appliances were all part of the new kitchen remodel in Yorktown.

To truly appreciate the entire kitchen project, scroll to the bottom of the post and see the “before” pictures of the kitchen, then scroll up through the “during” shots of the kitchen remodel and watch it all come together into the beautiful finished kitchen that you see here!

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An Ounce of Pest Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure (Guest Blog)

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Excerpt: Transform Your Home into a Pest-Resistant Fortress  by Maya Rodgers Whether your home is brand new, older, or older but brand new to you, it’s likely that you’re invested in it. Whether it’s time you’ve invested, money, or just a lot of love, it’s important to keep your home beautiful and strong, so that it remains a place you can proudly call home.   This is a kitchen that both humans and pests find inviting! (radiant new kitchen via wwarby) Part of keeping your home fresh is minimizing the impact of pests. If you think you might have a pest problem, or are worried about a potential…

Jenny Wants Nothing In Her Island

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Excerpt: I love the contrast between the white cabinets and the accent piece/focal point that is the island with the dark wood By: Jenny Hicks I love kitchens!  I love looking at all the different styles and layouts and colors and configurations! It surprises me how my tastes constantly change about them as well.  I spend a lot of time in the kitchen throughout my day and functionality and light are always very important to me. Jim asked me to start these daily mini blogs on my favorite pictures that he posts on the Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page: …

Success Profile for Jim Hicks in Hampton Roads Magazine

"I just want to see my smiling face on the cover of The Rolling Stone"

“I just want to see my smiling face on the cover of The Rolling Stone”  (click on image to enlarge)