A geologist couple in the Westchase area of Houston recently found fault with their kitchen and needed a change. They wanted to say goodbye to the room’s outdated features, remove the confining feel, and improve its inefficient use of space. A brick enclosure for their cooktop and double oven took up too much room while their pantry closet offered too little storage. After hearing about TriFection on Tom Tynan’s HomeShow radio, they gave us a call. Our detailed, methodical process made sense, and they were impressed with our ability to illustrate ideas using pictures from TriFection’s vast portfolio of past remodeling projects. They quickly decided we were exactly what they were looking for in a contractor and put us to work.
It all starts with a good plan
Our clients were very receptive to recommendations, particularly after seeing what TriFection had done to kitchens with similar floor plans in their neighborhood. Together, we formed a strategy to improve their kitchen. We would remove furdowns surrounding their entire space to open up the room and allow for larger upper cabinetry. We would eliminate dead space in two corners of their U-shaped bottom cabinetry with the help of custom bi-fold doors, and we would add accessible storage by creating a custom space for kitchen appliances on the opposite side of their peninsula.
TriFection built and installed new square-style beech cabinets with a Colonial Cherry stain and Berenson hardware in brushed nickel finishes. We topped these cabinets with counters of Creama Bordeaux granite from Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite, fabricated with a full bullnose edge. Our tile professionals installed a backsplash of 6×6 Pacific Cream tile from Emser in a diagonal tile design and put down new floors of 13×13 Lucerne Matterhorn tile from Emser in a broken joint pattern.
Stainless steel appliances
Our clients chose to reuse some appliances while upgrading others and purchased an LG French door refrigerator and a Thermador microwave/oven combo from Ferguson. TriFection installed a new Zephyr stainless steel vent hood and a Mirabelle stainless steel sink with Moen pull-out spray faucet from Ferguson. We installed new lighting, including recessed can lights and undercabinet lights from Ferguson, as well as matching Hinkley lights in brushed nickel finishes. We placed mini pendants above the peninsula, a mini-chandelier in the breakfast room, and a mid-sized chandelier in the dining room.
TriFection painted the kitchen and breakfast room in Sherwin Williams Navajo White, the ceiling in Bright White, and the trims and doors in Pure White. We freshened up the lower dining room with Antique White paint applied below the chair rail, and we painted the entry, staircase, and upstairs hallway to match. We also freshened up the stairs themselves by refinishing and staining to match their original color.
A quality contractor not taken for granite
Our clients are thrilled with the results of their completed kitchen remodel and had nothing but praise for our professionals. They felt all of our guys were incredibly professional and nice, and they never felt uncomfortable leaving TriFection team members in their home while they were away. Our designated project manager, Mike Landskroener, was an excellent communicator, too. We’re happy they had a great experience working with us and look forward to our next remodeling project at their house – the master bathroom. These terrific clients have a standing invitation to visit TriFection’s sales & design center to begin window shopping whenever they’re ready!