D-I-Y projects often seem like a good idea but sometimes can leave even the handiest doer feeling undone. Timelines and budgets spiral out of control, stress levels rise, and the end results fail to meet expectations. Initially, our very handy client and his wife in Alvin wanted to remodel two bathrooms on their own, but they soon realized this project would be better left to professionals. After listening to Tom Tynan’s expert advice, they called TriFection. They felt very comfortable with our turnkey service, including a full lineup of master skill level tradespeople and project managers as well as a knowledgeable design and selections staff who would guide them to a great outcome. Additionally, unlike many Houston area remodeling companies, TriFection works in Alvin when we’re a good fit with the project objectives, like we were in this case.
The making of a magnificent master suite
TriFection began with the master bathroom, which had ceased to be functional. We built new custom cabinetry made of solid beech wood, featuring cove raised panels and Mission Oak stain. We installed satin nickel knobs and pulls on the cabinet fronts. Our client chose Sienna Beige granite from Midwest for the countertops, fabricated with a 1½” waterfall edge, and we mounted a Mirabelle undermount sink with a Fortis San Marco brushed nickel faucet.
We built a new custom shower from the ground up, including a new bench seat and a built-in soap niche. Our master craftsmen installed 12×12 Wild Dust porcelain tile from MidWest Tile in a diagonal pattern on the walls and inserted 4×4 Olive Branch Decos from Interceramic at evenly spaced intersections. We tiled a matching 2×2 Wild Dust on the shower floor. We also installed a new bathroom floor of 6×36 Harmony Pitch tile from Marazzi, patterned to look like wood planks. We placed the tile in a 33% offset pattern throughout the bathroom.
TriFection installed Fortis San Marco shower plumbing fixtures from Ferguson, including a handheld showering unit on a slide bar, and clear frameless shower glass with brush nickel hardware enclosed the space. A new recessed light made sure the shower was well lit, and we also installed one above the new toilet. A Hinkley Envy bathroom lighting fixture illuminated the vanity area. We applied Sherwin Williams Artifact paint on the walls and installed Fortis San Marco accessories to complete the space.
A sensational secondary bathroom
With one bathroom down, our clients couldn’t wait to complete the second but had a request. Originally, they planned to keep the existing cabinetry in the guest bathroom, but after seeing the stunning quality of the master bathroom remodel, they wanted more custom work. TriFection built and installed new cabinetry that matched the master bathroom with the same style, hardware, and granite countertop for the vanity. We also installed a matching sink, vanity lighting fixture, and similar tile flooring.
To make the second bathroom stand out from the master, our clients selected different shower tile, plumbing fixtures, and paint. We built a new shower, but this time with a corner bench, and we tiled the space with 12×24 Marmi Italian Grigio from Midwest on the walls and matching 2×2 tiles on the shower floor. Inspired by our monthly e-newsletter, our clients changed their initial tile design to also include a deco, Pictra Crystal Slate Ivory Linear from Emser, which encircled the top of the shower. We installed Delta plumbing fixtures in Brilliance Stainless finishes, including a new shower Tesla head and a special rain shower head. We applied Sherwin Williams Artichoke paint on the walls and installed Delta Tesla accessories to complete the space.
Twice as nice
Our clients are thrilled to be D-I-Done! with his remodeling project. Working with TriFection ensured they have full use of both of their bathrooms, which sparkle with quality craftsmanship while still reflecting their personal tastes. Plus, they avoided the stress of balancing the budget, timeline, and remodeling work while still holding full-time jobs. Now, their thoughts are already turning to remodeling their kitchen to open it up and make it more entertainment-friendly.