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  • We’re excited to present our most extensive bathCRATE project to date: a complete remodel of a large master bathroom in a ranch-style country home in LaGrange, CA.

    This master bathroom features a new walk-in shower room along with all new finishes on the dual-bowl vanity and large soaking tub.  No surface was left as-is as the bathCRATE team made a dramatic transformation to this space.

    Scroll down to see what the homeowner thought of the process and see the extensive after pictures!

    The Homeowner’s Experience

    What was your favorite part of the bathCRATE process?

    Our favorite part of the bathCRATE process was seeing all the hard work that went into the meetings, picking out materials, and then seeing the finishing project after the great work that Jared and his team did.

    What was your favorite part about the bathCRATE team?

    The bathCRATE team was wonderful to work with. Both Scott and Jared were very helpful and insightful in all aspects of the project and we appreciated how flexible they were to any changes we wanted to make.

    Was there anything about the process or project that surprised you? If so, what was it?

    I think just overall we were very pleased with how the bathroom turned out. It exceeded our expectations and was exactly what we wanted.

    The Pictures

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    Day by Day Progress

    (Note: We added extra days to our normal 7-day process to accommodate the owner-requested add-ons which included converting the corner shower to a shower room, replacing all the flooring, replacing all lighting and relocating plumbing fixtures and more.)

    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, wall tile, flooring, tub and cabinet boxes.  Toward the end of the day we created the template for the new quartz countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.

    Day 2 – The bathCRATE team began framing the walls for the new shower room.

    Days 3 & 4 – These two days included moving plumbing fixtures along with rough-in of both plumbing and electrical for the new LED  lighting.

    Day 5 – The bathCRATE team hung the drywall in the new shower room.

    Days 6, 7 & 8 – The tile artisians began installing the tile in the new shower room. Tilecrest Metro Plus – Cocoa Rum 12 x 12 tiles with an accent of Tilecrest Metro Plus – Cocoa Rum Listello tiles were applied on the shower walls while the shower floor received Bedrosians Decorative Hemisphere Kona Sands polished sliced pebbles. This was grouted using Laticrete Desert Kahki grout.

    Day 9 – Since all the walls and the ceilings had been protected, our painters began preparing and priming the vanity cabinets.  Using a high-grade, oil-based primer, every inch of the cabinets were caulked, sanded and primed.  This is the first (and perhaps most critical) step of creating a durable paint finish.

    Day 10 – The painters then applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Black Oak to the thoroughly sanded and primed 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 11 – The walls were painted using Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy Brown Mouse paint with an eggshell finish.

    Day 12 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful new Kohler Caxton undermount sink in white and the  MSI Sahara Beige quartz countertop with a mitered edge at the vanity and the tub surround.

    Days 13 & 14 – The tile artisians were back on site.  This time to install the Bedrosians Stonefire Noce 6 X 6 tiles on the tub surround backsplash and Bedrosians Stonefire Noce 18 X 18 tiles set in a staggered pattern were applied to the floor.

    Days 15 & 16 – The plumbing fixtures were installed.  The shower received a beautiful new Pfister Avalon shower fixture with a brushed nickel finish, a new Pfister Pasaden Roman Tub faucet with a brushed nickel finish was installed at the tub, and the sinks received new Pfister Pasadena widepread faucets with brushed nickel finishes. A new Kohler Highline toilet was also installed.

    Day 17 –  The final day of the project included an array of “touch-up” items: all outlets and switches were replaced, the lights, fan, mirror and shower door were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

    Technical Details

    • Countertop: MSI Sahara Beige quartz
    • Cabinet Finish: Kelly-Moore Black Oak in semi-gloss finish using a top-of-the-line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint.
    • Sinks: Kohler Caxton undermount sink in white
    • Faucets: Pfister Pasadena widepread with a brushed nickel finish
    • Tub Surround: MSI Sahara Beige quartz
    • Tub Surround Backsplash: Bedrosians Stonefire Noce 6 X 6 tiles
    • Tub Faucet: Pfister Pasaden Roman Tub faucet with a brushed nickel finish
    • Shower Wall Tile: Tilecrest Metro Plus – Cocoa Rum 12 x 12 tiles
    • Shower Wall Accent: Tilecrest Metro Plus – Cocoa Rum Listello tiles
    • Shower Fixtures: Pfister Avalon shower fixture with a brushed nickel finish
    • Floor Tile: Bedrosians Stonefire Noce 18 X 18 tiles set in a staggered pattern
    • Wall Paint: Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy Brown Mouse paint with an eggshell finish
    • Toilet: Kohler Highline

    Perhaps the Yosemite Boulevard 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 in 7 days for less than $9,000.  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, Google+ or Linked-In.

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