Key rule of this kitchen remodeling project: keep mom happy

aged Katy home kitchen remodeling

IMG_5326-2The ’90s builder-grade kitchen in our clients’ Katy home was showing its age. It served them well as their kids grew up. But, now they wanted something better. While the project was focused on making the wife happy, neither husband nor wife could have imagined just how happy they’d be with their completed kitchen remodeling project.

Kitchen remodeling begins with honest conversation

Originally, our clients simply wanted their cabinets refaced and new granite countertops installed. However, that scope evolved during our initial in-home consultation. After listening carefully to their objectives and inspecting the condition of the existing cabinets, we concluded these cabinets were not good refacing candidates. Unfortunately, the original builders didn’t make the cabinets from wood. The clients also wanted a fair number of modifications to the current design. Overall, this would compromise the quality and diminish the cost advantage associated with refacing. So, based on a thorough explanation of the various alternatives, they trusted our recommendation that all new custom cabinets would be the best investment for their home.

Custom details top to bottom

TriFection’s custom craftsmen created new solid oak cabinets with Roman-style upper doors with tulip panels and stained them Mission Oak.IMG_6754 For the granite counters that first got our clients thinking about kitchen remodeling, they chose a beautiful Sienna Beige granite with natural movement in the various colors. They even allowed us to pick the specific slabs and were thrilled with our choices. Meanwhile, the backsplash features a Samara Penza Beige 6 ½” x 6 ½” field tile, which is accented nicely by a Bridgewood Ledge mosaic accent liner. This setting provides an ideal backdrop for their new Bosch range purchased from NorWest Appliances.

Added space thanks to this new project

As with so many dated kitchens, our clients had a pantry closet that was more wasted space than storage space. IMG_6755When we explained how one of TriFection’s signature pantry cabinets could increase available storage and ease accessibility in the same area, they loved the idea. We also enlarged their island cabinet with an extended countertop for sitting.

Kitchen remodeling floor to the door and more

Flooring completes this kitchen remodeling project—and then some. First, we led them to 20” Acropolis Beige tile in a diagonal pattern for the kitchen floor. Then our clients decided to replace their old and worn entry way tile with the same material. Additionally, the impressive quality of our texturing and paintwork in the kitchen and breakfast room motivated our clients’ request for us to paint the living room, dining room and entry way as well.

These nice folks were ecstatic with not only the remodeling outcome but also our management of the entire process. From the ease of material selections with our professional assistance to regular communication and ahead-of-schedule project completion, we exceeded expectations. Ovearll, we kept mom happy (which, as they say, makes everybody happy). So happy, in fact, that the husband is counting the days until she wants to remodel he master bathroom. No worries – we’ll be here when she’s ready and promise to keep her smiling.

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