Our clients in southwest Houston realized the time had come to remodel their small kitchen. They clearly recognized its deficiencies but didn’t know what changes could be possible within a comfortable budget. One thing they did know with absolute certainty – only a highly reputable contractor would manage this project. The major investment in their home would be too important to compromise quality in pursuit of the lowest price available. Therefore, they researched companies diligently before narrowing the options to TriFection and another well-known, award-winning contractor in Houston. Ultimately, TriFection won the day based on our team’s detailed presentation of creative design ideas and professional, personable approach.
Begin With Budget Education
Importantly, we helped these folks understand the basis for the indicative budget range we shared for this remodeling project. The figures we presented were a little higher than they originally expected. However, they appreciated our use of only high-quality materials, as well as the concept of “skilled labor is not cheap, and cheap labor is not skilled.” They also liked the professional design and selections assistance included in our package of services. The competing contractor provided pricing guidance very similar to ours. So, our clients felt comfortable with the fairness of our proposed deal and made the necessary adjustments to their financial plan.
Maximized Use of Kitchen Space
This kitchen and breakfast area is not large. So, we thought very carefully about how to maximize use of every square inch. We recommended the elimination of two peninsulas to create a galley-style kitchen with much greater maneuverability in the kitchen. We also encouraged the elimination of furdowns and a traditional pantry closet in favor of a TriFection custom pantry cabinet. Once our clients saw the 3-D conceptual designs illustrated on the big screen in our sales & design center, they fell in love with the new concept. They trusted we could deliver the increased storage capacity and countertop space promised. The husband is a big-time cook, so he needed a proper work space.
Material Selections Process Runs Smoothly
These clients did not require much time to identify the perfect combination of materials for the kitchen remodel. They found their cabinet inspiration from the kitchen display in TriFection’s sales & design center – solid beech wood with Shaker-style fronts and Chestnut stain color. Kashmir Cream granite served as the ideal granite to go with their tastes and budget. For the backsplash, they chose Linen Cream tumbled marble.
For new flooring, which would extend into the living area, they wanted something with natural character while also proving durable and easy to clean over time. Our selections team helped them find 10×20 Vesale Stone Sand from Marazzi. This porcelain tile flows very distinctively, like natural stone, with a mix of beige and brown colors.
Our clients purchased a new appliance package that includes a gas range, over-the-range microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Home cooking just got lots more fun!…New LED recessed can lights and Perfect Greige paint color on the walls completed an entirely new look.
High Praise From Clients Is the Best Part of Our Job
These nice folks shared effusive praise for our team during the project wrap-up meeting with their design consultant and one of the TriFection owners. The genuine excitement on their faces and in their voices as they described the project was unmistakable. They talked of proudly showing off the new kitchen to family and friends – “It’s the nicest kitchen we’ve ever had!”
Furthermore, they said every TriFection professional made them feel special (“like ours was a million-dollar house in Memorial”), and the relationships established after working together for several months “felt like family.” NOTHING is more personally rewarding than that type of positive feedback from satisfied clients. And, when the time is right, we agreed to “get the band back together” for a bathroom remodel. In the meantime, these folks sleep well knowing TriFection is in their corner, if they ever need our assistance.