Take a look at this recent kitchenCRATE project in Sundance Lake in Modesto! Aside from the normal cabinet refinishing and countertop installation, there were a few modifications about this project that we thought would be good to point out. First, with the removal of the wall oven cabinets, the whole countertop space was enlarged greatly, giving the homeowner much more surface for food prepping. Not only was that top wall cabinet removed, but large exposed shelving was put in its place. The exposed shelving allows for the kitchen to look much wider and open (helps break-up all the cabinetry too). Lastly, these homeowners had us replace their food storage cabinet doors with two barn doors to make that area function more as a pantry. How cool is that?
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 outlet plug. We also started making cabinet modifications to cater to new pull-out drawers per owner’s request.
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.
Day 5 – Sheetrock was repaired to make way for the new exposed shelving above the oven.
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. 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 Great 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 8 –The walls and ceiling in the kitchen also received a fresh coat of Kelly-Moore paint. Sesame Oil and Satin Enamel paints with an Satin finish were applied to the walls. The ceiling was painted to match the existing paint that was there already.
Days 9 & 10 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Blanco Diamond Super Single Bowl in Truffle and the MSI Quartz in Coronado countertops with a beveled edge detail. The tile artisans were on site to install the Bedrosians 3″x6″ Travertine Tile in Storm Color for the backsplash. The tile was grouted using Laticrete Light Almond grout.
Day 11– Almost there! On this day, the kitchenCRATE team installed the homeowner’s appliances and finished any electrical remaining projects.
Day 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 Coronado
- Backsplash: Bedrosians 3″x6″ Travertine Tile in Storm Color
- Sink: Blanco Diamond Super Single Bowl in Truffle
- Cabinet Exterior Paint: Kelly-Moore Great White in semi-gloss finish using a top-of-the line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint and primer.
- Interior of Pantry Paint: Kelly-Moore Great White in semi-gloss finish using a top-of-the line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint and primer.
- Wall Paint: Kelly-Moore Sesame Oil and Satin Enamel
Are you next?
Perhaps the Sundance Lake 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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