When looking for a custom bathroom remodeler, Modesto residents must look no farther than bathCRATE.

This 1987 home was certainly ready for a bathroom renovation. The original built-in vanity features a dated make-up counter and the shower surround had certainly seen better days.  In just a few weeks the bathCRATE team transformed this space, making it ready for another few decades of service.

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

The Homeowner’s Experience With This Bathroom Remodeler, Modesto

What was your favorite part of the bathCRATE process?

We greatly appreciated the organization and predictability int he bathCRATE process. It was comforting for us to know what steps were going to be completed and the timeline for when they were to be done. We were also grateful for the outstanding communication. The bathCRATE team was very attentive from our initial call through the completion of the project. They were always quick to follow up with us or answer any questions that we had.

What was your favorite part about the bathCRATE team?

First, the bathRATE team took excellent care of our house. They carefully covered and protected our floors from day 1. They also cautiously performed the demolition and moved in our large new vanity, even around a short, sharp hallway corner. Next, the bathCRATE team really listened to our ideas and incorporated them into the design. For instance, at the design meeting, we informed the interior designer (Lindsay) of our desire to use gray or brown. She did a great job in helping us to utilize both. In addition, we were very budget conscious. The team took this into consideration when helping us to select items for our design.

The bathCRATE team also went above and beyond what we expected. We mentioned saving the light fixture from the bathroom to be remodeled to use in our other bathroom. On the day of the demolition, we arrived home to find that the bathCRATE team had not only saved the light but also installed it in the other bathroom for us. This was a small gesture but it meant a lot to us.

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

First, we were amazed by the cleanliness of our house throughout the process. The team was courteous in cleaning every day before leaving. As mentioned before we were impressed with the communication. We were particularly amazed by the timely responses we received whenever we had questions. Finally, the bathCRATE team was invaluable in helping us to navigate the renovation process and overcome any obstacles. We attempted to begin renovation on our own prior to partnering with bathCRATE. We were overwhelmed by all of the work and the choices. The bathCRATE team helped us each step of the way and made the process very easy.

The Before & After Pictures

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Day by Day Bathroom Remodeling 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, vanity cabinets, shower tile, 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.

Day 2 – The team added drywall to repair the hole left when the medicine cabinet was removed. The drywall at the shower was repaired and shower valve was installed.

Days 3 & 4 – The tile artisans were on site to install the Daltile Architectural Gray 3″ x 6″ matte tiles with an accent of Daltile Architectural Gray 3″ x 6″ gloss tiles on the shower walls. This was grouted using Laticrete Natural Gray grout.

Day 5 – The walls and ceiling were painted. Kelly-Moore Indian Muslin was applied to the walls and the ceiling was painted using Kelly-Moore Swiss Coffee. The beautiful new Pfister Avalon shower fixture in Brushed Nickel was installed.

Days 6 & 7 – The tile artisans were back on site to install the Bdrosians Cerdomus Dynasty 16″ x 16″ tiles on the floor. Laticrete Natural Gray grout was applied to the floor tiles.

Day 8 – The kitchenCRATE team set the new Arnetta Java Traditional bathroom vanity.  Once the new vanity was set, the countertop installed the new Kohler Caxton sink in white and set the new MSI Cascade White quartz countertop with a mitered edge.

Day 9 – The transformation hit the homestretch with the installation of the plumbing fixtures, mirrors, light fixtures and accessories.  The Pfister Avalon centerset faucet in brushed nickel was installed. The final day of the project also included an array of “touch-up” items: all outlets and switches were replaced, the new Kohler Highline toilet was set, the shower door was installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

  • Countertop: MSI Cascade White Quartz
  • Sink: Kohler Caxton in White
  • Faucet: Pfister Avalon Centerset in Brushed Nickel
  • Vanity: Arnetta Java Traditional
  • Shower Tile: Daltile Architectural Gray 3″ x 6″ Matte Tiles
  • Shower Accent Tile: Daltile Architectural Gray 3″ x 6″ Gloss Tiles
  • Grout: Laticrete Natural Gray
  • Shower Fixtures: Pfister Avalon in Brushed Nickel
  • Wall Paint: Kelly-Moore Indian Muslin
  • Toilet: Kohler Highline
  • Floor Tile: Bedrosians Cerdomus Dynasty 16″ x 16″ Tiles

Perhaps the Graywood Court 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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