You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can renew a kitchen by changing its cover. That’s the idea behind cabinet refacing. It turned out to be the perfect solution for the latest in a series of projects we completed for a client in Bellaire.
While our client liked his existing Corian counters and tile backsplash, the kitchen’s plywood cabinets with lip mould paneling, natural finish, and dated gold hardware gave the kitchen a tired look. The need for a new look, coupled with our client’s effort to stay within his desired budget, presented an ideal application for cabinet refacing.
Cabinet Refacing: cost-effective remodeling
Refacing delivers the look of all new custom cabinets in a cost-effective manner. TriFection removes cabinet doors and drawers. New drawers, featuring soft-close under-mount drawer guides by Blum, are built in TriFection’s custom cabinet shop. Then, we cover the cabinet boxes with solid wood skin and install custom-built solid wood doors with upgraded European-style hidden hinges.
In this case, the client chose solid Cherry wood and Shaker style doors and drawer fronts, finished with Dark Oak stain. The Shaker look is one of our most popular door styles. Its clean, simple look is timeless and fits traditional or contemporary tastes. The existing appliances were in good shape, so we re-installed them upon completion of the cabinetry work.
TriFection previously had remodeled a master bath and a hallway bath for this client. After seeing and enjoying the quality of our work, he began adding more work to this project. So, he asked us to install new wood floors upstairs, along with a new staircase. He chose engineered oak wood floors from the Southern Traditions line in a light yellow-brown color. Fortunately, it had an elegant satin finish.
In addition, we striped dated wallpaper, and then textured and painted the kitchen in a complementary Favorite Tan from Sherwin Williams. Afterward, our client had TriFection repaint the formal dining room, master bedroom, guest bedroom, and office. Lastly, we painted the downstairs ceiling, upstairs hallway and applied trim throughout the house.
While this client would love to have TriFection do more remodeling work, he’s beginning to run out of rooms to refresh.