These TriFection clients live in the Tanglewood subdivision near Woodway Drive. That’s fitting because they needed our “wood” expertise to help decide the best “way” to dress up their kitchen cabinets. These folks own a very nice home, but their painted plywood cabinets clearly showed their age. They had worked with other remodeling contractors in the past with mixed results. For this project, they knew to contact TriFection for the best advice on cabinetry and how to achieve a stunning new kitchen. We quickly concluded cabinet refacing would be the wisest remodeling investment.
When New Lipstick Alone Just Won’t Do…
As usual, we began the process by listening carefully to our clients’ objectives. They liked their existing kitchen layout and granite countertops. However, the cabinets were worn and dated. We explained why simply painting the old cabinets would not achieve the desired look or be a wise investment. Instead, the most logical solution would be to reface the cabinets.
Refacing provides all new solid wood cabinet doors and drawer fronts to replace the plywood. New drawer boxes include soft-close undermount guides, one of the most popular cabinetry features. Heavy-duty, European-style hidden hinges properly support the weight of solid wood. The cabinetry front profile and hardware define a very customized choice of style. Our highly skilled master carpenters can even make some cabinet modifications to make the kitchen more user-friendly. Plus, refacing is more budget-friendly and requires less lead time than all new custom cabinets. Once these clients saw examples of our previous cabinet refacing work from our portfolio, they embraced the concept enthusiastically.
…Go For the Face Lift with Cabinet Refacing!
Our clients chose square-style cabinets fronts with a cove panel. They preferred the look of painted cabinets over stained, so we used solid beech wood. While many other contractors use cheaper, softer wood alternatives (such as poplar or pine) when painting cabinets, TriFection uses only high-quality hardwood beech. As a result, our painted cabinets are less susceptible to scratches and dings.
Our expert cabinet finishers painted the cabinets Pure White from Sherwin Williams. We dressed up the cabinets by adding clear glass panels to the upper row above the peninsula, which is perfect for displaying certain items, and installing new knobs and pulls.
To take the project one step further, we laid a new White Glossy Arabesque backsplash in a mosaic pattern on top of the existing countertops and painted the walls, ceiling and wood trim. This kitchen is truly amazing, and now the room serves as the proper showcase in this beautiful Tanglewood home.
For Our Next Trick
Our clients love their new kitchen, and they’re very appreciative TriFection completed it within the expected timeframe. Now, they’ve already invited us to return for a complete renovation of the master bathroom! We’re excited to turn this house into a TriFection Home one room at a time…