Inheriting a childhood home was only the beginning of the story for these west Houston clients. You may remember that we began their home remodeling tale last year. Now, the story is complete and they are delighted. But, wait until you read how much work went into transforming a house from the past into the home of their dreams.
A complete home remodeling project
With kids grown and gone, our clients had no need for their big house in Katy. The wife’s childhood home, on the other hand, was the ideal size. It just needed a complete home remodeling redesign for a more modern look and improved functionality.
The project would demand creative design, detailed selections assistance, turnkey project management and skilled craftsmen. In TriFection, they found not only all of that home remodeling expertise but something else they liked – a collection of degrees from Texas A&M and an ability to discuss all things Aggie football in depth.
Home remodeling starts in the kitchen
The scale of this project was obvious when we had to completely gut the kitchen. This included tearing out walls tied in with the adjacent living room and dining room. This change created an ideal area for daily living and occasional entertaining.
Custom-designed solid cherry wood cabinets with all of the amenities, such as a large pantry cabinet with pullout drawers, vertical shelving and pullout trash can, maximized the productive use of the newly expanded space. The counters were topped with River Bordeaux granite, which features distinctive movement in the color pattern. The chosen backsplash was filled and honed travertine accented with Keystone Naples 2×2 tiles in Victorian Bronze. A high-end appliance package from Nor-West Appliances, including an Electrolux refrigerator, wine cooler and range, rounded out the kitchen.
The clients so loved the custom-designed solid cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen that they had us add them in the utility room as well for better storage.
Next stop – bathrooms
Like the kitchen, the master bath called for knocking out surrounding walls to allow for a larger, more luxurious concept. For starters, we added a new walk-in shower with frameless glass, bench seat, handheld showering unit and two recessed niches for soap and shampoo.
Serenissima Crosscut dark porcelain field tile with Renaissance Roma 4×4 Bronze accent tiles covered the shower. For the shower floor, the clients chose Philadelphia Mini Versailles tumbled marble.
We maintained the solid cherry wood look from the kitchen for the vanity cabinets along with matching medicine cabinets, custom mirror frame, linen cabinet and headknocker cabinet in the water closet. The Golden Fantasy granite countertops and backsplash completed this luxurious master bath. We continued the look of luxury in the hallway bath with the same cabinet-countertop combination.
There’s one more custom detail we added to the master bath, but we promised these clients we’d keep it top secret….
Flooring, Fixtures, and Finish
Stunning Serenissisma Crosscut light porcelain tile flooring tied most of the rooms in the home together while engineered Toledo Bend hickory wood floors give the bedrooms a warmer feel.
We added recessed can lighting throughout the house as well vanity lights, pendant lights and other mounted fixtures from Minka Lavery and Murray Feiss collections. The crown jewel of the lighting, however, is the Minka Lavery chandelier we added in the dining room.
In addition to painting the entire interior of the home, we created an eye-catching granite surround and cherry mantle for the fireplace in the living area, which serves as a design focal-point when you enter our clients’ thoroughly remodeled home. We also preserved and incorporated unique Roman-style columns that had been in the family for many years.
This home remodeling project showcased nearly all of TriFection’s capabilities. We are extremely proud of the total team effort required to convert a desired concept for a family treasure into a beautiful reality. During the months of planning and execution, we developed a close working relationship with these clients. Even though the project is now complete, we’ve still got important matters to discuss – specifically, Aggie football, the new Kyle Field and Johnny Manziel’s career in the NFL.