What an amazing transformation! This dark, dated kitchen was greatly overdue for a makeover, and, wow, we just love the design choices and modifications that were made! As you can see, the layout of the cabinets are the same, but with the reconfiguration of the oven and stove, the left side of the kitchen now feels modern and functional. The new shaker cabinet doors offer a clean, classic look. These homeowners chose to go with a neutral backsplash, allowing the cabinets and appliances to be more of a focal point instead of the backsplash. New lighting, new fixtures, new door pulls– everything came together so nicely.

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!

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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 outlet plug. We also started making several cabinet modifications, one of which is the space where the new microwave is. The cabinets were modified to accommodate the new microwave and a drawer was built to go under the microwave. All modifications made were carefully thought out to enhance this kitchens functionality.

Days 3 & 4 – On these days, we continued with cabinet modifications as well as refinishing the doors and drawers off-site. The countertop was also fabricated off-site.

Days 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 Turlock home. Two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy semi-gloss Whitest White paint were applied to the thoroughly sanded and primed upper and lower 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. Plume Grass with a Satin finish was applied to the walls. The ceiling was painted Night White in a Flat finish.

Days 8 & 9 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Kohler Brookfield Double Sink in White and the MSI Quartz in Marbella White countertops with a beveled edge detail. The tile artisans were on site to install the Daltile Urban Putty Rittenhouse Square 3″ x 6″ Matte Tiles for the backsplash. The tile was grouted using Laticrete Mushroom grout.

Day 10– Almost there! On this day, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s appliances and finished any electrical remaining projects.

Day 11– 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.

Technical Details

  • Countertop: MSI Quartz in Marbella White
  • Backsplash: Daltile Urban Putty Rittenhouse Square 3″ x 6″ Matte Finish
  • Sink: Kohler Brookfield Double Sink in White
  • Cabinet Paint: Kelly-Moore Whitest White in semi-gloss finish using a top-of-the line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint and primer.
  • Wall Paint: Kelly-Moore Plume Glass and Satin Enamel

Are you next?

Perhaps the Runyan 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 the founder and CEO of kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE. Follow him on Facebook or Linked-In.

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