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This 1994 kitchen may be small but it certainly lead to a huge transformation!

Gone are the dated tile countertops and backsplash, oak cabinets and hardware-less cabinets.  Instead, this customer is enjoying custom quartz countertops, full-height tile backsplash and completely refinished cabinets with new hardware.

Scroll down to read the customers feedback on the project and view the extensive before and after images!

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

My favorite part of the whole process was how well everything was planned and completed as planned!

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

The entire team was amazing and a complete joy to work with. They were accessible at all times in person or by phone and always kept me informed about the next step.

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

I was surprised that I did not have to pay until they were done and everything met my expectation. Thanks Scott, Jared and all the guys! I love the kitchen!

Before and After Pictures

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Day by Day Progress

(Note: We added an extra day to our normal 7-day process to accommodate the owner-request add-ons, like these…)

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 kitchen with building paper, and then went to town removing the appliances, countertop, backsplash, plumbing fixtures, cabinet doors, and drawers.  To support the new cantilever countertop, we reinforced the plywood sub-tops with steel straps.  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 electrical team began the wiring for the new can lighting. Five 6″ LED can lights were placed strategically around the kitchen to optimize the lighting over work space. New corner shelves were also added to the kitchen cabinets near the sink.

Day 3 – Next, we used metal-stud framing to sheetrock the old lightbox and then hung and taped the sheetrock to gain an extra day of dry time.

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 kitchen 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 Picket Fence 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 6 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Kohler Executive Chef under-mount sink in White and the MSI Toasted Almond quartz countertops with a bullnose edge.

Day 7 – The tile backsplash artisans began installing the Emser Belgio Avorio 3″ x 7″ glazed porcelain tiles with and accent strip of Emers Metro Black 2″ x 2″ mosaic tiles on the backsplash. This was grouted with Laticrete Latte grout.

Day 8 –  Lastly, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s previous appliances.  The transformation then hit the home stretch with the installation of the freshly-painted cabinet doors and drawers. The final day of the project included an array of “touch-up” items: all outlets and switches were replaced, the Kohler Simplice faucet was installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the Burns Creek Drive kitchen reminds you of your kitchen.  Perhaps you like the layout of your kitchen and the cabinets are in good condition, but you are ready for a completely new look and feel.  KitchenCRATE can make this happen in 7 days for less than $15,000.

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!

Scott Monday is co-founder and CEO of kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE.  Follow him on FacebookGoogle+ or Linked-In.