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This 1996 Lodi, CA kitchen has never looked better after undergoing an amazing renovation in just a few days!

This client went all-in with some amazing finish selections, including Samsung quartz countertops and sleek grey glass tile with a mosaic accent at the backsplash.

Scroll down to hear the owner’s opinion on the project and to see extensive before and after images!

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

Our favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process was how quickly the process moved along. Once we decided to go ahead with our kitchen facelift, everything moved along smoothly and swiftly throughout the transition. The timeline that was supplied to us was adhered to throughout the process and the project was completed on time. 

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

The kitchenCRATE team was friendly and worked efficiently throughout the entire project. They never hesitated in answering any of our many questions. They made the inconvenience of being without a kitchen more tolerable.

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

There were really no surprises about the process or project that surprised us. We were really impressed at how hard the team worked together each day and still managed to be upbeat and friendly.  We are really pleased with our “new” kitchen.

Before and After Pictures

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Day by Day Progress

(Note: We added 2 days 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.  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.  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 quartz countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.

Day 2 – The electrical team began the wiring for the new can lighting and installed the pattern-specific can lighting.  Seven 6″ can lights were placed strategically around the kitchen to optimize the lighting over work spaces.

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.

Day 4 – The painters then applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Swiss Coffee in semi-gloss finish using a top-of-the line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint 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 5 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful double-bowl Kohler Deerfield under-mount sink in White and the Arizona Tile Samsung Saltoro Cliff quartz countertops with a mitered edge.

Day 6 – The tile backsplash artisans began installing the  GBM Metro Subway Pebble glass 3 x 12 tiles with an accent strip of GBM New Era II Shell Grey linear glass mosaic tiles on the backsplash. This will all be grouted using Laticrete Sterling Silver grout.

Day 7 – The transformation then hit the home stretch with the installation of the freshly-painted cabinet doors and drawers and the Kohler Simplice faucet.

Day 8 –  Lastly, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s previous appliances.  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.

Technical Details

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Are you next?

Perhaps the Mockingbird 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 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.

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