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We’re excited to share this recent kitchenCRATE completion, as it’s a great example of how to use some less-common design elements: dark cabinet colors and two-toned countertops!  Kitchen remodel, Modesto customers can certainly use this amazing project to inspire their own designs, specifically if they’re seeking a look that strays for the more common light cabinets and monochromatic countertops.

Scroll down to hear the homeowner’s thoughts on the kitchenCRATE process and see an array of before and after images for this project!

The Homeowner’s Kitchen Remodel, Modesto Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

The expeditious process; it was exciting to arrive home from work each day to observe the transformation. The team was able to complete multiple tasks each day.

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

It is difficult to mention only one favorite part of the kitchenCRATE team. From the very first contact with Scott, through the day of completion, the entire team was professional, courteous and above all respectful of our home.

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

We knew that part of the program was going to include a “daily” clean up, but we had no idea it would be such a thorough cleansing each day.

Before and After Pictures

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Day by Day Progress

(Note: We added several extra 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.  We reinforced the plywood sub-tops with steel straps to support the new granite countertops.  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 – The electrical team began the wiring for the new LED undercabinet lighting and modified the cabinets to accept the new wine refrigerator.

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 began refinishing the kitchen cabinets in this Modesto home and applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Brown Bear 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 Blanco Diamond Super Single Silgranit II sink in Biscotti, the Arizona Tile Juparana St. Cecilia granite countertops and Bedrosians Ubatuba granite at the island.

Day 6 – The tile backsplash artisans began installing the Bedrosians Mediterranean Beige 3″ x 6″ tumbled travertine tiles with an accent of Bedrosians Kismet Utopia Blend random interlocking tiles on the backsplash. This was grouted with Laticrete Mushroom grout.

Days 7-9 – The tile artisans were back on site to install the Bedrosians Dynasty Walnut 16″ x 16″ floor tiles.

Day 10 – The kitchenCRATE team applied Kelly-Moore Fig Cookie paint with an eggshell finish to the walls and touched up the ceiling.

Day 11 –  Lastly, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s new 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 Bellera faucet and Transitional Design Soap Dispenser each with an Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the Loire Court 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.