There are several aspects of this recently completed kitchenCRATE that we just love. First, we love the updated light cabinet color with their new floors. Light cabinets are so popular because they pretty much go with anything, are easy to accessorize throughout the seasons and it’s makes a space feel more open. In addition, we love the new cabinet that replaced the old desk location. The old desk was right in the walkway between the sink and the dining table, making it an obstacle to get from one place to another. Plus, desks are often messy. When you walk into a room, you don’t want to have your desk right in plain view unless you’re one of those unique individuals that can keep a desk tidy. Nixing the desk and creating a cabinet not only helped increase the countertop space for this particular homeowner but also cupboard space (which is awesome). Lastly, we are loving the replacement of the light box with the newly installed can lights.
But don’t just take our word on how well this job turned out. Look below for the project specifications and extensive before and after pictures!
Project Complete 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, countertops, backsplash, plumbing fixtures, and cabinet doors and drawers.
Day 2 – On the second day, we created the template for the future countertop, which take a few days to fabricate off-site. The electrical team began the wiring for the new recessed lighting. We also started making cabinet modifications. A new cabinet was built and installed at counter height to replace the lowered counter space being used as a desk. This new cabinet and countertop extends the functional kitchen space, making this space that much bigger.
Day 3 – Next, we patched the sheetrock at the old box light location as well as the walls. The countertop template was then sent off-site for fabrication.
Days 4, 5 & 6– 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. The sheetrock at the countertop was also repaired and made ready for the new tile backsplash. The painters then began refinishing the kitchen cabinets in this Modesto home. Two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy semi-gloss Oyster Haze paint were applied 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 7 – The walls and ceiling in the kitchen also received a fresh coat of Kelly-Moore paint. Tombstone Gray with a eggshell finish was applied to the walls. The ceiling was painted Swiss Coffee in a flat finish.
Days 8 & 9 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Blanco Diamond double bowl sink in Biscuit and the MSI Quartz Montclair White countertops with a oversied bull nose edge. The tile artisans were on site to install the Bedrosians Storm Travertine 3″ x 6″ tiles for the backsplash. The tile was grouted using Laticrete Marble Beige grout.
Day 10– Almost there! On this day, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s appliances and finished any remaining electrical projects.
Days 11 & 12– The transformation then hit the home stretch with the installation of the new 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 and the entire project was cleaned of all construction debris.
- Countertop: MSI Quartz in Montclair White
- Backsplash: Bedrosians Storm Travertine
- Sink: Blanco Diamond in Biscuit
- Faucet: Kohler Simplice in Vibrant Stainless
- Cabinet Paint: Kelly-Moore Oyster Haze in semi-gloss finish using a top-of-the line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint and primer.
- Cabinet Hardware: Brainered Garrett Knobs and Liberty Pulls in Satin Nickel
- Wall Paint: Kelly-Moore Tombstone Gray in Eggshell Enamel
Are you next?
Perhaps the Daystar 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.
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