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The bathCRATE team is excited to share our most recent bathroom remodel completion: an impressive renovation to this 1999 Escalon, CA master and hall bathrooms!

These projects, when combined with this kitchenCRATE, immediately added amazing colors, finishes and increased value to this property.  From the new granite and quartz vanity tops, to the fresh tile surround to the dazzling tiled-in shower, each design element comes together for an exceptionally pleasing result.

Scroll down to hear what the customer thought of the process and to see the extensive before and after images!

The Homeowner’s Bathroom Remodel Experience

What was your favorite part of the bathCRATE process?

In the past, we’d had some standard refurbishing work done on our home (painting, tile installation), but nothing of this magnitude. Having purchased a new home with great potential but in need of updating, we weren’t initially sure where to start or how much we’d need to budget for the work. We decided to call kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE after seeing project information on Facebook and their website and spoke with a coworker who had a completed bathCRATE project. From the initial meeting to the final scope of work, we were impressed with all the planning and detail that we were looking for. We’d heard plenty of horror stories from others regarding home improvement and flaky contractors, so we felt very comfortable and confident from the start of our projects. In addition, the project steps and timeline were well-defined so we always knew the status and plans for each day and week.

We were really happy with the subcontractors who worked in partnership with the bathCRATE team. The standard of work was excellent, and reflected well on our project. Someone suggested we could hire out subcontractors independently to do our remodeling work, but frankly, we didn’t have the time or capacity to begin to do that on our own. The bathCRATE team coordinated that for us, which in and of itself was so valuable.

Finally, the real favorite part? The outcome. The kitchen with stunning granite countertops, farmhouse sink and green cabinets we envisioned. Practically new baths with the simplicity of beautiful tile, stone and quartz. A stylish laundry room…..and natural slate flooring, tying everything together. Perfect!

What was your favorite part about the bathCRATE team?

The bathCRATE team was professional, friendly and very easy to work with. They gave the right level of time and attention throughout, and were flexible and responsive regarding our requests and inquiries. It was incredibly helpful to have the assistance of Lindsay, the interior decorator who worked with us on all design decisions. She helped make that whole process stress-free and the results are beautiful, just what we imagined.

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

Yes, definitely. We presented a bit of challenge from the start, since we had a tight timeline to work with and needed our home to have everything completed prior to moving in. Since we were having the kitchen, flooring, laundry room and two bathrooms done, I had some concerns that this would be difficult. I visited the project site after the first day though, and was amazed at what was accomplished in just one day! It was only the beginning, but I took that as a good omen for the remainder of the project. Our projects were completed on time and ready for our move-in date.

The Before & After Pictures

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The Master Bath

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The Hall Bath

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Day by Day Progress

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

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, shower tile, and flooring.  Toward the end of the day we created the template for the new granite countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.

Days 2 & 3 – The plywood subtops were reinforced in each bathroom, the drywall was repaired, and shower valves were installed.

Days 4 & 5 – 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.

Days 5 & 6 – The painters then applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Creek Bay to the thoroughly sanded and primed vanity cabinets in each bathroom.  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 7 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Kohler Archer sinks in Biscuit.  Arizona Tile Monte Cristo granite countertops with a mitered edge were installed in the hall bathroom and Arizona Tile Adirondack Birch quartz tops were installed in the master bathroom.

Day 8 – The bathCRATE team was on site to install the Liberty Sophia knobs and Liberty 2-1/2″ cup pulls on the freshly painted cabinet doors and drawers.

Days 8 -11 – The tile artisans were on site to install the Daltile Cypress semi-gloss tiles at the master bath shower and tub surround. 6″ x 6″ tiles were installed on the shower walls and tub surround, while 2″ x 2″ tiles on the shower floor. In the hall bath, Bedrosians Elements Ararat Mink 12″ x 24″ tiles with an accent of Bedrosians Manhattan Gramercy random interlocking glass and stone blend tiles were installed in the shower.

Day 12 – Kelly-Moore Steamboat Gyser paint with an eggshell finish was applied to the walls and ceilings in both bathrooms.

Day 13 – The transformation hit the homestretch with the installation of the plumbing fixtures, mirrors, and accessories. Pfister Avalon widespread faucets with brushed nickel finishes were installed at the sinks in both bathrooms. The showers received Pfister Avalon shower fixtures in brushed nickel and the tub in the master bath received a Pfister Avalon Roman tub faucet.

Day 14 – The final day of the project included an array of “touch-up” items: all outlets and switches were replaced, the new Kohler Highline toilets were set, the shower door was installed in the master bath and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

The Master Bath

The Hall Bath

Perhaps the Matthews Court bathrooms 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 FacebookGoogle+ or Linked-In.