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The kitchenCRATE team is excited to kick off the fall season with a beautiful completed kitchenCRATE in this 1996 Ceres, CA home!

As with quite a few recent kitchenCRATE customers, this homeowner decided to combine a kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE project, renovating two major rooms of the home at the same time.  (Click here to see the project blog posting for the bathCRATE project in this home.)

Please take a moment and scroll down to see what the customer thought of the experience and enjoy a few before and after pictures of this spacious, open kitchen!

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

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

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

The kitchenCRATE team was polite and eager to please.

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 cantilever countertop, we reinforced the plywood sub-tops with steel straps.  Toward the end of the day we created the template for the new granite countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.

Day 2 – 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 3 – The painters then applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Canvas Cloth 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 4 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Kohler Brookfield under-mount sink in White and the Arizona Tile Cafe Cream granite countertops with a bullnose edge.

Day 5 – The tile backsplash artisans began installing the Bedrosians Forge Walnut 6.5″ x 6.5″ porcelain tiles with an accent  strip of Bedrosians Forge Staggered Fascia Listello Mixed Colors on the backsplash. This was grouted with Laticrete Hemp grout.

Day 6 – The kitchenCRATE team applied touch up paint to match the current paint color to the walls and ceiling.

Day 7 –  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.

Day 8 – The final day of the project included an array of “touch-up” items: all outlets and switches were replaced, the faucet and soap dispenser were re-installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the E. Service Road 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.

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