Frequently Asked Questions

In this section we hope to answer some of the more frequently asked questions that you may have.

Kitchen & bath CRATE is an affordable, high-quality remodel system created by Scott Monday.  After years of running a commercial and custom residential construction company, Scott realized clients on a strict budget were clamoring for an alternative. He went to work finding the best combination of cost-effective materials while providing a completely new kitchen experience.  Thus, kitchenCRATE & bathCRATE were born (now simply called “kitchen & bath CRATE”).  To learn more, check out this blog post…
A key element of a CRATE renovation is speedy execution.  For example, a kitchenCRATE Classic on a normal project schedule starting on a Monday at 7:30 AM is completed 7 working days later at 5PM.  We do this by placing a CRATE in front of the house throughout the project.  The CRATE is pre-loaded with all the materials and equipment needed to complete the project. This saves time (and you money) by increasing worker productivity.
The ideal kitchenCRATE and/or bathCRATE candidate has a home built between 1970 and 2005.  Homes built during this time typically have a good layout but dated finishes, making them an ideal candidate for CRATE.  In addition, homes of this vintage usually have high-quality kitchen cabinets, making them ideal for a refinish as opposed to costly replacement. However, with kitchenCRATE Custom, we do offer custom cabinets if that is something you’d like to have installed in your home.

Still not sure if CRATE is right for you?  Just click here to schedule your phone consultation using our on-line scheduling system.  Or feel free to call us direct during business hours at 888-995-7996!

We offer a 2-year warranty on workmanship and materials. California state law only requires one year.
Great question! KitchenCRATE has four different products with different price points, timelines and features. BathCRATE has two different products with different price points, timelines and features.  Take a look at this page for a summary of kitchenCRATE products or here for the bathCRATE products.

For example, a kitchenCRATE Classic for a standard single-slab*, u-shaped kitchen starts at $15,000.  As the scope of work changes your custom estimate is updated accordingly to match your exact kitchen size, layout and amount of work.  So don’t worry, your pricing always reflects your specific project and you never pay for items not needed.

*Single-slab refers to the number of slabs of granite or quartz needed to fabricate your specific countertop layout.  Slabs are typically 5-6′ by 9-11′ prior to fabrication.

We do not require a deposit on any project type other than kitchenCRATE Custom, for which we require a small $1,000 deposit before ordering your new custom cabinets. This is certainly unique to our industry, but we feel the onus should be on our team to perform.
Check is always preferred, but if you would like to explore other financing options, we have a few available. Please visit the “financing” button located in the navigation bar.
Shame on us!  If a delay is caused by our team or suppliers, we’ll gladly take $250 off the price of your remodel for every day we’re late.

Now that we’ve answered your questions, are you ready to start the kitchenCRATE process?  Just click here to schedule your phone consultation using our on-line scheduling system.  Or feel free to call us direct during business hours at 888-995-7996!

We have $1,000,000 of coverage for general liability, workers comp and auto insurance.
Kitchen & bath CRATE offers an assortment of common add-ons to further customize your renovation.  However, significant changes to the standard CRATE concept (like structural modification) turns the project into a custom remodel and no longer make the project a CRATE candidate.

Not sure if you’re a CRATE candidate?  Chat with our team by giving us a call (888-995-7996) or clicking here to set-up a phone consultation!

The CRATE process is unique in the extent of planning that goes into the job prior to construction. Such planning tends to make the construction phase the easiest part of the project. We’ve had many customers leave town during most or all of the construction phase, coming home to a completed renovation. We’ve also had customers watch our crews work nearly every hour of the day. To each their own, but your presence is not required during the construction phase.
You will have access to your kitchen and/or bathroom during the remodel, but most (if not all) of the amenities will be removed from day one, rendering the room fairly useless (other than admiring the daily progress!). In addition, we’ll set up plastic barriers for dust control, so access into and out of the room will be a bit inconvenient.

If your kitchen or bathroom is the only passage between two parts of your home, we’ll be sure access is maintained as much as possible at all times.

We understand that your pets are part of your family. During the launch meeting we’ll ask you a series of questions related to your pets and how we can ensure their comfort and safety during construction.
We offer a 2-year warranty on workmanship and materials. California state law only requires one year.