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Our most recent bathCRATE is complete and we think you’ll agree: this 1996 master bathroom looks amazing!

Some of our favorite features include new quartz vanity top with under-mount sinks, matching tub deck and a stunning new (and larger) shower with full-height tile and “frameless” shower door.

And to top it off, the CRATE team completed a kitchenCRATE project on this home at the same time, combining the projects to save this homeowner both time and money.

Scroll down just a bit to hear what the homeowner thought of the process, take a peek at extensive before & after pictures

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the bathCRATE process?

Our favorite part of the bathCRATE process was the orderly fashion in which the process took place. 

What was your favorite part about the bathCRATE team?

Our favorite part of the bathCRATE team was that they were polite and eager to please.

The Before & After Pictures

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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, cabinet doors and drawers, flooring, and tub.  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 removed a portion of the shower wall to enlarge the shower area, while the electrical team began the lighting rough-in for the new vanity lights.

Day 3 – The bathCRATE team repaired the drywall and replaced the shower valve.

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 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 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 6 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the sinks and countertop. Two new Kohler Ladena undermount sinks in white and the MSI Sahara Beige quartz countertops with a mitered edge were installed at the vanity and Roman Tub.

Days 7 – The bathCRATE team installed the Liberty 3″ Collins pulls in Satin Nickel with matching hinges to the freshly painted cabinet doors and drawers.

Days 8 & 9 – The tile artisians were on site to install the shower tile. The shower received Bedrosians Forge Walnut 13″ x 20″ porcelain tiles with an accent strip of Bedrosians Forge Staggered Fascia Listello Mixed Color on the walls and Bedrosians Forge 2″ x 2″ Mixed Colors on the floor, while the Roman Tub received Bedrosians Forge Walnut 6.5″ x 6.5″ porcelain tiles with an accent  strip of Bedrosians Forge Staggered Fascia Listello Mixed Colors.

Day 10 – The tile artisians were back on site to install the Bedrosians Prestige Collection 6″ x 24″ Walnut floor tiles in the shower room.

Day 11 – The bathCRATE team installed the baseboards in the shower room and touched up the wall and ceiling paint.

Day 12 – The transformation hit the home stretch with the installation of the freshly-painted cabinet doors and drawers and the installation of the plumbing fixtures.  The shower received beautiful new Pfister Iyla shower fixtures, the Roman Tub received a new Pfister Iyla Roman Tub faucet, and the sinks received new Pfister Iyla single control faucets all with brushed nickel finishes.

Day 13 – The final day of the project included an array of “touch-up” items: all outlets and switches were replaced, the toilet was re-set, the lights, fan, mirror and shower door were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Perhaps the E. Service Road 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 FacebookGoogle+ or Linked-In.

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