A “good deal” often has at least a few strings attached. That’s exactly what some past clients of ours encountered while moving from Cypress to Friendswood. They found a great price on a home, which is not easy to do in the current Greater Houston market. But, as it turns out, this brand new home desperately needed cabinet refacing. Good thing they knew who to call.
How does a new home need new cabinet refacing?
Before this new Friendswood home could be completed, the original builder went bankrupt. So, another company was brought in to finish it. That meant our clients got a great price. Unfortunately, parts of their new home suffered from downright shoddy workmanship.
Since TriFection had previously remodeled two bathrooms in their Cypress home, our clients didn’t hesitate to reach out to us for the craftsmanship and attention to detail their new Friendswood address needed. No single place in their new home cried out for corrective measures more than the kitchen cabinets. They were finished, if you want to call it that, with plywood doors made from different wood species. As a result, each door had different grain patterns.
Surprisingly enough, the cabinet boxes themselves provided a good foundation on which our craftsmen could rebuild. Instead of doing a complete tear-out, we were able to perform an elaborate cabinet refacing project with some modifications to the cabinets.
Cabinet refacing with maple
Our clients added a layer of complexity by choosing maple for their cabinet refacing. While beautiful, maple’s notoriously tight grain structure presents unique staining challenges. As a result, it requires highly skilled cabinet refinishers; our craftsman have successfully stained maple more times than we can count. In fact, TriFection has been called upon many times by prospective clients to fix other contractors’ maple finish blunders.
With the materials selected, TriFection’s custom cabinetry team went to work. After applying solid maple wood skins on the existing cabinet boxes, they installed solid maple lower doors and drawer fronts. Next came new cathedral-style upper doors with cove profile raised panels. They also modified drawers and installed new pullouts in the island and under the cooktop, all to the clients’ exact specifications.
Added custom craftsmanship where it counts
The kitchen’s overall look would have been incomplete without one more touch of maple. TriFection’s custom cabinet team built a highly decorative wood cabinet box to house the venthood above the cooktop. Finally, we added new multi-piece crown and base moldings before staining all the woodwork with Library Oak finish.
The finished look of the kitchen bears no resemblance to what came before. This new house finally has the new cabinetry it deserves. Best of all, because of the skilled hands of our true master cabinetmakers, TriFection helped our clients avoid the full expense of a complete remodeling project and preserve the attractive economics that inspired the new home purchase in the first place.