Our clients, along with their feisty chocolate Labrador and friendly Beagle, call a 1920s bungalow in the Heights their home. Looking to update their kitchen, they took a trip to a local appliance store to better visualize their kitchen dreams of a freestanding range with a modern vent hood and more storage space. While chatting with the store’s owner, they asked if he could recommend a general contractor. The response was swift – TriFection. After meeting with TriFection owner Jeff Roberts, these clients felt very comfortable choosing TriFection to remodel their entire kitchen.
Expanding the foot (or paw) print
We began by removing the full wall between the kitchen and den, dramatically opening up the once closed-off kitchen and creating attractive sight lines that run the length of the home, from the front door to the back porch. We built a new half wall to separate the functional areas and maintain kitchen storage. To create more space for the relocated refrigerator and additional cabinetry, we moved the wall that enclosed the back porch out a few feet. We then leveled the floor, relocated the ceiling fan, and finished the wall to match the rest of the home. The result was a larger kitchen and a screened-in porch with comfortable seating for two.
Our carpentry team built custom Shaker style kitchen cabinetry, painted Snowbound from Sherwin Williams. Our clients paired the cabinets with gleaming Pure White granite countertops from Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite, fabricated with a straight polish edge. Using texture to break up the monochromatic look and provide visual interest, we installed a backsplash of tumbled 3″x6” Dolomite white field tile from Interceramic in a broken joint pattern. We incorporated clear glass panels and traditional glass knobs on select upper cabinet doors. Our clients chose brushed nickel hardware from Berenson, including Euro Classica door knobs and American Classics cup pulls, for the remaining cabinetry.
Fetching fixtures and finishes
TriFection installed a Kohler undermount stainless steel sink with a shortened apron-front and a Rohl Country Kitchen faucet with a satin nickel finish. Our clients purchased a high-end stainless steel appliance package, including a Dacor dual-fuel range with a double oven along with a Dacor vent hood and microwave drawer, a Kitchen Aid French door refrigerator, and a Fisher Paykel dishwasher. For a greatly improved lighting effect, we installed new undercabinet lighting, LED recessed can lighting, mini pendant lights and a chandelier fixture.
We restored the beauty of the original hardwood floors running throughout the kitchen and den area with meticulous repair and refinishing work from our highly skilled craftsmen. Our master painters applied the final touches with Sherwin Williams Interface Tan and Accessible Beige on the walls and Bright White on the ceilings.
All smiles and wagging tails
Our clients and their four-legged family members can’t stop jumping for joy over their new space. With the removal of a major wall and a larger, brighter country kitchen, the look and feel of their home has changed completely. They are already considering some additional remodeling work in their bathrooms. We’re certainly glad they barked up the TriFection tree!