There are so many great features about this kitchen on Tapestry Way that we don’t know where to start! Not only do we love it’s a new look but we also love the added functionality to this space. Even though the kitchen is more often the central room of the home for socializing, most importantly, it needs to be a workable space for the homeowners to cook and want to cook. Flattening the small bar top and extending the peninsula not only added a home to the garbage pull-out but now this space has much more room to roll-out the extremely important cookie dough for homemade cookies! From the two-toned cabinets with the select glass cabinet door faces to the pop of color with the backsplash and the lovely pendant lights, this kitchen hit all everything this homeowner wanted in their new kitchen and more.
But don’t just take our word on how well this job turned out. Look below for 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 kitchen crate process was how efficient and easy it was for our remodeling project to take place. The moment we made the first inquiry we were greeted with sincerity and honesty which stood out in everything they did. Everything was up front, no hidden cost and every detail were listed. This allowed us to understand the total cost of our project. In addition, we were provided with a printed out timeline detailing what would happen for each day of our project. Having this timeline allowed us to know what to expect daily. Another example of how efficient this company runs. In addition, we really appreciated that Kitchen Crate provided a wonderful interior designer named, Lindsey. Her expertise was invaluable in bringing together all the patterns, colors and textures that represented our vision. This made our project so much nicer.
What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?
Our favorite part of the kitchen crate team was how communicative and responsive the team was to all our needs. Our project manager, Aaron, answered and always followed up promptly with any inquiry. He and everybody on the Kitchen Crate team were friendly, caring and always professional. Truly service with a smile and quality customer service.
Was there anything about the process or project that surprised you? If so, what was it?
Just about anybody we have spoken to who has ventured into remodeling always tells us how their projects are not completed on time or the contractors don’t show up. This simply was not the case of having Kitchen Crate do our projects. We were pleasantly surprised when we came home to find our Kitchen Crate container delivered on the date given. Our reality began and we were excited to see our dream get started. From that moment on every day the Kitchen Crate team arrived exactly on schedule, never late, sometimes early. This timely manner contributed to them completing all 3 of our projects right on time! The speed at which they work to do their jobs was never a short cut. They are professionals and it showed in their workmanship. We even added in some extra requests on our projects and they never said, no it couldn’t be done. Instead, they added in all our requests and completed the job on time! We couldn’t be happier with all that was done. Our kitchen makes us smile every time we look at it. We love all the details that were done for us. Our bathrooms are wonderful and we are so happy with the cabinets that were created in place of the outdated sunken tub. I will never miss that tub. Using our master bathroom makes us feel like we are in a retreat every day. One big thing that truly surprised us is that Kitchen Crate never asked for any down payment to do our projects. That’s unheard of these days! Exemplifying once again that they believe in providing quality work and making sure their customers are happy with their completed projects.
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.
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, cabinet doors and drawers, and outdated light fixture. We also reinforced the plywood sub-tops with steel straps to support the new quartz counters. Toward the end of the day, we created the template for the new quartz countertops, which take a few days to fabricate off-site.
Days 2 & 3 – The electrical team began the wiring for the new pendant lighting. All the original can lights were replaced with new dimmable LED recessed light fixtures.
Days 4 – Next, our team made cabinet modifications, such as a new cabinet with trash pull-out. The peninsula was extended and cut down to make the countertops all one height. A new cabinet unit was installed to the right of the window and new crown molding applied to the top of the cabinets.
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 painters then began refinishing the kitchen cabinets in this Pleasanton home. Two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy semi-glass paint in Swiss Coffee were applied to the thoroughly sanded and primed upper cabinets and a complimenting Kelly-Moore Sandpiper Cove was applied to the 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 paint. Kelly-Moore paint was applied to both the walls and the ceiling.
Days 8 & 9 – The countertop installation team arrived to install the beautiful Blanco Diamond super single bowl in Metallic Gray. Arizona Tile Oceana quartz countertops were installed. The tile backsplash artisans were on site to install the Arizona Tile Islandia Tinos 4″ x 12″ glass tiles on the backsplash with Arizona Tile Shimmer Azul 1″ x 4″ glass tiles for an accent. The backsplash was then grouted using Laticrete Sea Glass grout.
Days 10 & 11 – 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 Simplice faucet was installed and the entire project was cleaned of all construction debris.
Technical Kitchen Remodel Details
- Countertop: Arizona Tile Oceana Quartz
- Backsplash: Arizona Tile Islandia Tinos 4″ x 12″ Glass Tiles
- Backsplash Accent: Arizona Tile Shimmer Azul 1″ x 4″ Glass Tiles
- Grout: Laticrete Sea Glass
- Sink: Blanco Diamond Super Single Bowl in Metallic Gray
- Faucet: Kohler Simplice in Vibrant Stainless
- Garbage Disposal: InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2 HP
- Cabinet Finish- Uppers: Kelly-Moore Swiss Coffee using a top-of-the-line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint and primer.
- Cabinet Finish- Lowers: Kelly-Moore Sandpiper Cove using a top-of-the-line Kelly-Moore Dura-Poxy paint and primer.
- Cabinet Hardware: Liberty 3-3/4″ Pull Bar in Satin Nickel.
Ready for Your Own Kitchen Remodel?
Perhaps the Tapestry Way 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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