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Our first kitchenCRATE in Modesto’s Dutch Hollow neighborhood is complete and this 1981 kitchen has never looked better!

The new granite countertops and completely refinished cabinets look wonderful with the existing slate flooring.   And the bronze cabinet hardware matches perfectly with the Kohler Simplice Faucet in Matte Black.

But what really matters is what the homeowner thinks.  Scroll down to hear their perspective on the project!

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

Our favorite part of the process was seeing the transformation evolve. Each step of the project was well planned, and all steps adhered to the timeline we were provided. It also was helpful having just one foreman (co-owner Jared Oller) in charge in case any questions surfaced. We only had to ask one person rather than seeking out multiple contractors.

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

What we liked about the kitchenCRATE team was their professionalism during the entire process. Calls were answered or returned in a timely manner, scheduled meetings began on time, and all employees were friendly and willing to answer questions. We also liked how at the end of each day, the employees cleaned up as much as possible.

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

We were pleasantly surprised that the projected timeline was adhered to and that the project ran so smoothly. Everything kitchenCRATE said it would do was done!

Day by Day Progress

(Note: We added 1 day to our normal 7-day process to accommodate the owner-requested add-on, 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, protected the existing slate flooring with masonite, and then went to town removing the appliances, countertop, backsplash, plumbing fixtures, cabinet doors, and drawers.  To support the cantilevered 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 – A new gas line was run in order to convert the electric cooktop to gas.

Day 3 – 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.

Days 4 & 5 – The painters then applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Swiss Coffee 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 capable team at AAI Granite & Tile arrived to install the beautiful Kohler Executive Chef under-mount sink in White and the Arizona Tile Giallo Santo granite countertops with a mitered edge and matching granite backsplash.

Day 7 – The kitchenCRATE team installed the new gas cooktop, the homeowner’s previous appliances and the Kohler Simplice faucet with a Matte Black finish.  The transformation then hit the home stretch with the installation of the freshly-painted cabinet doors and drawers.

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

Before and After Pictures

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Technical Details

Countertop:  Arizona Tile Giallo Santo granite

Backsplash:  Arizona Tile Giallo Santo granite.

Cabinet Finish:  Swiss Coffee in semi-gloss finish using a top-of-the line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint and primer.

Cabinet Hardware:  Hickory Williamsburg pulls with on oil-rubbed finish and matching cabinet hinges.

Sink:  Kohler Executive Chef under-mount sink in Sandbar.

Faucet: Kohler Simplice with Matte Black finish.

Are you next?

Perhaps the Konynenburg Lane 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 just a few days and for an amazingly-low price.

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.