After kC Bridle Path 02The kitchenCRATE team is excited to present yet another kitchenCRATE project ready to shine during the holiday season!  When considering kitchen remodeling, Modesto customers are increasingly turning towards the kitchenCRATE delivery system.  This 1980 renovation is a perfect example of the speed and quality with which the process is executed.

The homeowner is moved back in to their kitchen and ready to host an assortment of year-end festivities.  Family and friends will do so while enjoying new Colonial Cream granite countertops, expertly-refinished cabinets (yes, those are the originals!) and stunning subway-tile backsplash with a stone accent strip.

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 Remodeling, Modesto Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

Right from the start we were very impressed. Your excellent step process made it easy to follow. From our first meeting to the end of the project. I didn’t know what to expect.  A few years ago, we had a kitchen re-facing in the bay area, taking 2 months to complete with unexpected costs, no scheduling. My first experience, it was a nightmare! With kitchenCRATE, all the planning and detail of work was provided to us. From scope of work, detail cost breakdown, scheduled chart of work to completion was very helpful. Knowing what to expect everyday of work to be done was a big plus. Very well organized!

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

First day, bright and early, met crew. Always on time, ready to work, cleaned up area every day and were very kind with our dogs, (even when the little one escaped, your crew was there to catch her). We were kept well informed of our project and helpful. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results and their service. They were very professional and helpful. At every step of the way, they did whatever necessary to keep us happy. In all aspects of this job from initial planning to tweaking a few items at the end, kitchenCRATE gets top marks from us. (Sorry for driving your team crazy with making up my mind).

Interior Decorator Lindsey, did a great job of helping us through the selection stage. She helped me pick out cabinet hardware, backsplash design that complimented each other perfectly. I wasn’t happy with granite I had selected, a phone call to Bryan, Lindsey called me and helped me select another granite slab. I couldn’t be more pleased and happier with the choice made.

Great TEAM effort!

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

When I look at our new kitchen, it amazes me that it took less than 2 weeks. Pantry which was added, removal of cabinet above counter, extending the counter out, allowing us to have a snack bar, glass doors, and much more, completed our kitchen. We didn’t expect to have such an amazing experience with your company. Reconfiguring and changing the spacing has made a world of difference. I am more than happy with the way my kitchen turned out, I am actually thrilled.

Thank you for all your help with our new kitchen. It has turned out even better than we dreamed. We love our kitchen and are so grateful to you for sharing your talent and expertise with us. We will enjoy the kitchen for many years to come.

Before and After Pictures

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Day by Day Progress

(Note: We added a few 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 can lighting.  Six inch can lights were placed strategically around the kitchen to optimize the lighting over work spaces.  The kitchenCRATE team was on site to begin the cabinet modifications. An upper cabinet was removed to open up the kitchen and cabinets were modified to accept a new slide in range.  Next, we used metal-stud framing to sheetrock the old lightbox and then hung and taped the sheetrock.

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 Broken White 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 Woodfield sink in Almond and the Bedrosians Colonial Cream granite countertops with a bullnose edge.

Day 6 – The tile backsplash artisans began installing the Daltile Almond semi-gloss 3″ x 6″ tiles with an accent strip of Emser Lucente Servolo linear stone blend tiles on the backsplash. This was grouted with Laticrete Almond grout.

Day 7 – The kitchenCRATE team was on site to paint the walls and ceiling. Kelly Moore Navajo White was applied to the walls.

Day 8 –  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 Ballera faucet with a Vibrant Stainless finish was installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

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Are you next?

Perhaps the Bridle Path 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 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.