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This classic 1955 Modesto home is an amazing combination of classic design and sleek, modern finishes.  While the galley-style floor plan and huge front-facing windows are fitting for this college-area neighborhood, the quartz counters and Kohler plumbing fixtures offer all the advantages of modern materials and technology.

Scroll down to hear the homeowners thoughts on the project and see extensive before and after pictures!

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

Demolition was completed in one day.

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

Boots on the ground the kitchenCRATE construction team was conscientious and respectful of our space while under construction.

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

Good use of local subcontractors which puts money into the local economy.

Before and After Pictures

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Day by Day Progress

(Note: We added a few 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.  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 kitchenCRATE team repaired the sheetrock at the ceiling.

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 Dura-poxy Oakwood 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 Kohler Bakersfield under-mount sink in Biscuit and the MSI Toasted Almond quartz countertops with a tall bevel edge.

Day 6 – The tile backsplash artisans began installing the Bedrosians Venato 3 X 6 travertine tiles with an accent of Venato 1 X 1 Mosaic tiles on the backsplash. This was all grouted with Laticrete Antique White grout.

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

Days 8-10 – The flooring in the kitchen was replaced with Bedrosians National Parks Arches 12 X 24 porcelain tiles and new baseboards were installed.

Day 11 – 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, the Kohler Simplice faucet and Soap Dispenser were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the Magnolia Avenue 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.