Our client in west Houston loves to bake Christmas cookies, but she was in need of a kitchen upgrade. Problem was her kitchen wasn’t exactly lovable. When the family would gather, they would bump heads on upper cabinets in the crowded, poorly organized kitchen.
Cooking up a kitchen upgrade
Work began by creating a fresh new layout for the kitchen. That meant eliminating a wall that compartmentalized the kitchen. We then removed an undersized walk-in pantry closet along with those head-knocking cabinets. We also relocated the refrigerator and designed new cabinets in a more user-friendly location.
Two things every kitchen upgrade needs
Increased storage and work space are frequent requests of TriFection clients; a kitchen needs to function as beautifully as it looks. By making these changes, we cleared plenty of room for both.
TriFection’s in-house custom cabinet shop built solid beech wood cabinets with raised-panel doors painted Snowbound white. These new cabinets provided increased storage space.
We then optimized the workspace, covering it with Rocky Mountain granite from Omni Surfaces. The counters’ black, white and gray stone colors in swirling movement became the centerpiece of other selections in the kitchen.
For example, the Matte Smoke 3×6 backsplash from Interceramic added complementary gray as did the silver travertine 1×1 liner with pewter pencil border. We also installed a specialized pewter insert made of Florence Silver 12×18 tile framed with black and white marble behind the cooktop.
These exquisite details are nicely showcased by undercabinet lighting as well as new lighting in the breakfast room.
Finally, we upgraded her floors with black 13×13 Bombay Zamania porcelain tile from Emser Tile to complement the granite and backsplash.
Tools complete this kitchen upgrade
Because our client is a serious cook, she selected a new pro-style appliance package from Norwest, including a Fisher Paykel dual fuel natural gas range, Zephyr 36″ wall-mounted vent hood, Electrolux counter-depth refrigerator, and DCS by Fisher Paykel dishwasher. A Kraus stainless steel undermount sink and Moen faucet completed her selections.
From start to finish, it’s a cook’s dream kitchen upgrade. And, we finished the project just in time for baking those delicious Christmas cookies.
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