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We’re proud to share the finished Cobbler Court kitchen renovation. This kitchenCRATE features Emser Ancient Tumbled Beige Travertine tiles, a new copper range hood, new lighting, Arizona Tile Mocca Juparana granite countertops, a few custom updates to their living room, and so much more!

But don’t just take our word on how well this job turned out. Read below for the the customer testimonial, project specifications and extensive before and after pictures!

The Homeowner’s KitchenCRATE Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

Our favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process was the step-by-step help along the way.  Remodeling such a central space, like a kitchen, comes with lots of long lasting decisions.  It was awesome to have the quality direction and guidance from the beginning.  Willy, Casey, and Jared were there at different points to give us reassurance that we were moving in the right direction.  A task that seemed overwhelming ended up being far easier and less stressful than it could have been.

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

Our favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team was by far the above and beyond professionalism that we experienced from the very beginning.  The kitchenCRATE team treated us fantastic and even when there was the inevitable hiccup, we were treated far better than we would have expected. Most companies don’t have the “kitchenCRATE culture” with this level of professionalism.  We almost feel like we need to have a house party with the kC team because of the great job they did!

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

The thing that surprised us was the attention to detail and the response/reaction we got when the unexpected came up.  No matter the project, there will be at least minor issues. When we hit those minor issues, we were treated well and the issues resolved in a positive, timely, and confidence-inspiring manner.  We really were blown away by the customer experience and service throughout the project.  We could not be more pleased by our new kitchen – it’s like we moved into a new house that is perfectly designed for us!

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Day by Day Progress

(Note: We added an extra day 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 cabinet drawers. We also reinforced the plywood sub-tops with steel straps to support the new granite counters. Toward the end of the day we created the template for the new countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.

Day 2 – The kitchenCRATE team was back on site to modify the cabinets to accommodate the new double ovens, microwave, new copper range hood and pull out garbage cans. The electrical team also began the wiring for the new LED recessed lighting.  Eight 6 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 areas where the old light boxes had been and then hung and taped the sheetrock.

Day 4 – A new custom made cabinet was installed in the living room. Since all the walls and the ceilings had been protected, our painters began preparing and priming the cabinets in the kitchen.  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 Modesto home. Two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Iron Wood were applied to the thoroughly sanded and primed cabinets and Log Cabin was applied to the island cabinets and new living room nook 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 painters were back on site to paint the walls in the kitchen. Kelly-Moore Desert Khaki with an eggshell finish was applied to the kitchen and living room walls.

Day 7 – The kitchenCRATE team was on site to install the beautiful Blanco Performa Silgranit double bowl sink in Cafe Brown. Once the sink was installed, the countertop installation team arrived to install the Arizona Tile Mocca Juparana granite countertops with a mitered edge.

Day 8 – The tile backsplash artisans were on site to install the Emser Ancient Tumbled Beige 4″ x 4″ travertine tiles  with Daltile Castle Metal Aged Copper Basic Dot button accents on the backsplash. This was grouted using Bostik Linen grout. They also installed Bedrosians Amber Gold Cleft Lever slate stone at the fireplace surround and Bedrosians Silver Mist stone pavers at the fireplace floor.

Day 8 –  Lastly, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s 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 an oil-rubbed bronze finish, were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the Cobbler 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 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 Facebook or Linked-In.

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