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Another kitchenCRATE project is in the books!

We’re excited to share the amazing results of this 1981 kitchen renovation, complete with quartz countertops, travertine backsplash and new LED recessed lighting.  Gone are the tile countertops, dated oak cabinets, 1980’s fluorescent light box and yellow walls and ceilings.

One of the bigger challenges on this project was finding just the right color scheme to blend with the remaining slate tile floor.  The kitchenCRATE design team (inclusive in every kitchenCRATE project) knocked it out of the park by finding tones that highlighted the floor and pulled out the browns and taupes within.

Scroll on down to hear what the homeowner thought of the process and to explore the extensive before and after images!

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

My very favorite part of having my kitchen remodeled was the time that it actually took. My kitchen was done in 9 working days and it would have been only 8 days, if I had not changed my mind on the wall coloring and needed to have them repainted. (Note: LED can lighting added one extra day to the standard 7-day kitchenCRATE…)

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

All the workers hired by kitchenCRATE were very friendly, courteous and very hard working; I enjoyed having them in my house and working directly with them. I felt safe all the time and did not feel uncomfortable leaving them in the house alone, when I had some errands to make.

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

KitchenCRATE has made me a very proud owner of a new kitchen, done in record time. Very professional!

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 installed the plywood subtop for the new quartz countertops.  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 LED can lighting. Five 6″ LED can lights were placed strategically around the kitchen to optimize the lighting over work spaces.

Day 3 – 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.

Day 4 – 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 5 – The painters then applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Ghost Town 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 countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Kohler Clarity under-mount sink in Sandbar and the Arizona Tile Samsung Cumberlund Flax quartz countertops with a bullnose edge.

Day 7 – The tile backsplash artisans began installing the Bedrosians Mediterranean Beige 3 X 6 travertine tiles with an accent strip of Bedrosians Kismet Happenstance 1 X 1 mosaic tiles on the backsplash. This was then grouted with Laticrete Buttercream grout.

Day 8 – The kitchenCRATE team painted the walls and ceiling in the kitchen.

Day 9 –  Lastly, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s previous appliances and new stovetop.  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 Simplice faucet and Kohler Contemporary Soap Dispensers were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the Pheasant 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.

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