When water damage in a closet turned our clients’ thoughts to remodeling, they embraced the concept completely. Why do one space when you could do two? The kitchen on the second floor of their home and the master bathroom on the third floor could both be updated to improve functionality and better reflect their tastes and personalities. Our clients wanted a team who could expertly perform both projects at the same time, on a completely turnkey basis, as they continued to live in the home. After reviewing contractors on Angie’s List, they called TriFection. We have significant experience remodeling homes in the Montrose area, and our positive reviews highlighted our custom-quality work with superior client service. In TriFection, they found a comfortable partner who could take their home to the “next level.”
Squeezing space out of a small square bathroom
By reworking our clients’ bathroom layout to embrace certain quirks of their older home, TriFection could provide a clear vertical space for their shower, previously hampered by an angular wall, as well as less awkward entry points to their shower, toilet, and tub. We began by clearing the room down to the studs. Our master craftsman built and installed new Shaker-style, beech cabinetry, painted Sherwin Williams Dover White and topped it with White Springs granite countertops. Our clients have professional experience in geology, so they knew their rocks during the selections phase and made an excellent choice! This subtle Brazilian granite features a white background with burgundy and gray movement. We installed two rectangle Mirabelle undermount vanity sinks and brushed nickel finishes, including Pfister Park Avenue faucets and contemporary knobs and pulls from the Berenson Advantage Plus 7 collection.
TriFection built a new custom shower from the ground up with a concrete mud bed and hand-cut PVC shower pan liner. Our master tile setters installed 12×24 Light Grey Concrete field tiles on the shower walls, 1×1 copper deco tile inside two soap niches, and a 12×12 mixage basket weave mosaic on the shower floor. We used a darker, complementary tile, 12×24 Alma Natura, to create a wainscot on the bathroom walls, and we repeated the Light Grey Concrete tile in a broken joint pattern for the new bathroom floors. Our clients handpicked a stylish Victoria and Albert Mozzanofrees standalone bathtub with a Brizo Virage claw foot tub faucet, and the white porcelain contrasted against the dark wainscot provided a beautiful focal point.
TriFection installed Pfister finishes, including valves, trims, an Iyla shower head, a Carnegie handheld unit, and Park Avenue accessories throughout the room. Frameless shower glass enclosed the shower space, and we installed new lighting, including LED retrofits and Tech Lighting Fuse vanity light fixtures. A fresh coat of Sherwin Williams Loggia paint on the walls completed the room.
Opening up a closed off kitchen
Meanwhile, TriFection cleared the kitchen space completely and eliminated a wall that closed the room off from the family area. We built and installed new Shaker-style, beech cabinetry, stained in Sugar Maple, with knobs and pulls from the Berenson Advantage Plus 7 collection. Our rock-expert clients opted for rich Typhoon Bordeaux granite countertops, fabricated with a straight polish edge, and a backsplash of Shimmer Blend Wood 1×2 field tile, finished with Puccini Florida Border Daytona Beach pencil tile.
Our clients purchased a few new appliances, including GE Monogram microwave, hood insert, and pro-style gas range, and reused their existing dishwasher, refrigerator, kitchen faucet, and disposer. We installed a new stainless steel sink and new lighting, including LED recessed can lights and undercabinet lighting. A fresh coat of Sherwin Williams Cool Avocado paint on the walls neatly wrapped up the kitchen remodel.
Floored by the final results
With upgrades to rooms on two different floors, our clients feel like they have an entirely new home, and TriFection made it fairly easy. “Working with one company, who can provide all the trades and maintain such a heavy emphasis on quality, made for such a pleasant experience,” our clients commented. They recognized, given the magnitude of this project for an older home and the number of people involved, there could be a few minor bumps in the road to ultimate remodeling success. However, they observed, “TriFection’s willingness to immediately address any issues that came up along the way was superb! That’s what really separates a great contractor from the others!” They are thrilled with their new bathroom and love soaking in all the features of their new kitchen each morning while drinking coffee at the bar. Those positive feelings have them eager to work with us again on more bathrooms and new flooring when the time is right.