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Ripon, CA is home to unusually high concentration of kitchenCRATE projects.  We’re not quite sure why our concept resonates so well with this quaint small town, but we’re certainly not complaining!

Our 9th Ripon kitchenCRATE features Sparkling White quartz countertops, a sleek glass tile backsplash with an accent strip, crisp white cabinets and all-new plumbing fixtures.  When these amazing design elements are illuminated by the new dimmable LED recessed lighting this renovation is a sight to behold!

Scroll down to see the extensive before and after images as well as all of the project specifications!

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 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 cabinets above the range were removed to open up the kitchen to the family room.  The electrical team began the wiring for the new LED recessed lighting.  Five six inch LED can lights were placed strategically around the kitchen to optimize the lighting over work spaces. These lights are installed to maximize light levels for the most common countertop uses.

Day 3 – Next, we used metal-stud framing to sheetrock the old lightbox and then hung and taped the sheetrock.

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 began refinishing the kitchen cabinets in this Turlock home and applied two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Pearly White the thoroughly sanded and primed cabinets.  This same priming and painting process was used on the new 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 Brookfield sink in white and the MSI Sparkling White quartz countertops with a mitered edge.

Day 7 – The tile backsplash artisans installed the Bedrosians Manhattan Pearl 2″ x 8″ glass tiles with an accent strip of Bedrosians Tessuto White glass and stone blend tiles on the backsplash. The tile backsplash was grouted with Laticrete Bright White grout.

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 Bellera faucet and Transitional soap dispenser, each with a vibrant stainless finish, were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the Azalea 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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