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  • Ah, that’s much better, isn’t it?  This 1984 master bathroom was completed a few weeks back in conjunction with this kitchenCRATE project.  We think you’ll agree, both projects bring this home up-to-date and are dramatic improvements to the 30-year-old finishes!

    Our favorite part of this bathCRATE? Definitely, the spacious walk-in shower with quartz walls, matching bench, frameless glass wall system, and no curb, making access safe and easy.

    But don’t just take our word for it.  Scroll down for the extensive before & after images and project specifications…

    The Before & After Pictures

    (Note: We added a few extra days to our normal 7-day process to accommodate the owner-requested add-ons.)

    Bathroom Remodel Timeline

    Here’s how we did it:

    Day 1 – Demo Day!  On this first day, we set up plastic walls to protect the home from dust, protected the path from the entry door to the bathroom with building paper, and then went to town removing the countertops, backsplash, vanity doors and drawers, shower tile, bathtub and flooring.  Toward the end of the day, we created the template for the new quartz countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.

    Days 2– The bathCRATE team was on site to move the shower/tub plumbing to accommodate the new shower location.

    Day 3 – The electrical team began the wiring for the new vanity lighting. Four six inch LED can lights were placed strategically around the bathroom to optimize the lighting.

    Day 4 –   Since all the walls and the ceilings had been protected, our painters began preparing and priming the cabinets.  Using a high-grade, oil-based primer, every inch of the bathroom vanity cabinets were caulked, sanded and primed.  This is the first (and perhaps most critical) step of creating a durable paint finish.

    Day 5 – The painters then applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Sandy Toes to the thoroughly sanded and primed vanity cabinets.  This same priming and painting process was used on the doors and drawers, which are painted off-site in a climate-controlled paint booth for the highest possible quality.

    Day 6 –  The painting team was back on site to paint the walls and ceiling. Kelly-Moore Porcelain Basin was applied to the walls.

    Days 7 & 8 – The quartz and tile experts arrived to install the Kohler Ladena sinks in white and the Bedrosians Earth Quantra Suede quartz on the vanity top and shower walls.  Bedrosians Hemisphere Antigua raised pebbles were installed on the shower floor. This was grouted using Kahlua Cream grout.

    Days 9 & 10– The tile artisans were back on site to install the Bedrosians Tribeca Hudson 12″ x 24″ floor tiles.

    Day 11 – The transformation hit the homestretch with the installation of the plumbing fixtures, mirrors, light fixtures and accessories.  The Delta Vero single handle faucets with a stainless finish in brushed nickel were installed at the sinks and the shower received a Delta Vero hand shower and trim.  The final day of the project also included an array of “touch-up” items: all outlets and switches were replaced, the shower glass was installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

    Technical Details

    Perhaps the Barola Lane bathroom reminds you of your bathroom. Perhaps you like the layout and the cabinets are in good condition, but you are ready for a completely new look and feel. BathCRATE can make this happen.  Simply call 888-995-7996 or schedule a free phone consultation automatically by clicking here.

    Scott Monday is co-founder and CEO of kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE. Follow him on Facebook or Linked-In.

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