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The beautiful marble island, bright white cabinets, clean lines of the porcelain tile backsplash, and subtle brass accents are just a few of our favorite features of this stunning kitchen renovation in Modesto!

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. We also reinforced the plywood sub-tops with steel straps to support the new quartz and marble counters. Toward the end of the day we created the template for the new countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.

Days 2 & 3 – The kitchenCRATE team was on site to complete the cabinet modifications. The cabinets were modified to accept the new stainless steel refrigerator along with the new location of both the oven and microwave.

Days 4 & 5 – The electrical team was on site to rough-in the electrical for the new pendant lighting and the sheetrock at the countertop was repaired and made ready for the new tile backsplash

Days 6 & 7 – 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 8 & 9 – The painters then began refinishing the kitchen cabinets in this Modesto home. Two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy semi-glass paint to match Woodrow Wilson Putty 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.

Days 10 & 11 – The walls and ceiling in the kitchen, dining room and living room also received a fresh coat of paint. Kelly-Moore paint to match Woodrow Wilson Putty with a eggshell finish was applied to the walls to the ceiling.

Day 12 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Blanco Precis Single Bowl and Blanco Precis Prep sinks in white. They also installed the MSI Arctic White quartz countertops through out the kitchen and the Arizona Tile Eureka Danby marble countertop at the island each with a mitered edge detail.

Day 13 – The tile backsplash artisans were on site to install the Metro Soho Glossy White 2″ x 8″ porcelain tiles on the backsplash. The backsplash was grouted using Laticrete Bright White grout.

Days 14 & 15 –  Lastly, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s new stainless steel 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 Delta Trinsic faucets in champage bronze were installed and the entire project was cleaned of all construction debris.

Technical Details

Are you next?

Perhaps the River Nine 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 Facebook or Linked-In.

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