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If you had to chose just one change that will dramatically alter the look of your kitchen the answer is simple: painting cabinets.  Modesto, Turlock, and Stockton customers have a fantastic way to accomplish this in kitchenCRATE Refinish.

KitchenCRATE Refinish is proud to feature this recently-completed project on Fleur de Lis in Modesto, CA.  The transformation of this 1999 kitchen shows the power of this one simple change to your existing kitchen design.

Please scroll down to hear the homeowner’s thoughts on the kitchenCRATE Refinish process and to see extensive before-and-after images as well as a day-by-day description of the job!

The Homeowner’s Experience

What was your favorite part of the kitchenCRATE process?

The team was very efficient in getting the work done on time and done correctly.  They obviously had done this many times before and know the best way to approach the work. Overall, the ‘disruption’ to our household was kept to an absolute minimum.

What was your favorite part about the kitchenCRATE team?

I appreciated their attention to detail. The crew was also very friendly and I was quite comfortable having them in my home with me.

Was there anything about the process or project that surprised you? If so, what was it?

The team was very concerned that I be pleased with the final result. At the end of the project, I identified a couple of ‘punch-list’ items that needed to be addressed and I was very pleased at how quickly and professionally they were handled.

Before and After Pictures – Painting Cabinets Modesto

(Click each image to enjoy a larger view.)

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Day by Day Progress

Here’s how we did it:

Day 1 – On this first day, we set up plastic walls to protect the home from dust and paint over spray, and protected the path from the entry door to the kitchen with building paper. The appliances were removed along with everything attached to the cabinet boxes such as the cabinet doors, drawers, hinges, pulls, magnetic strikes, felt or rubber bumper pads, etc. The doors and drawers were taken to an off-site painting booth.

Day 2-3 – Since all the walls and the ceilings had been protected, our painters began preparing and priming the cabinets.  Prepping includes caulking, setting protruding or flush nails, filling nail holes, sanding wood surfaces, and cleaning thoroughly to remove dust or oils. Once the cabinets were prepped, the priming process began. Using a high-grade primer, every inch of the cabinets were primed.  This is the first (and perhaps most critical) step of creating a durable paint finish.

Day 4 – Now that the cabinets were clean, sanded, and beautifully-primed, the painters began the cabinet painting process.  Two coats of Kelly-Moore Dura-poxy paint in Arizona Heat were applied to the thoroughly sanded and primed kitchen cabinets and Mocha Mousse was applied to the bar cabinets. This same priming and cabinet painting process was used on the new doors and drawers, which are painted off-site in a climate-controlled paint booth for the highest possible quality.

Day 5 – The transformation then hit the home stretch with the installation of the freshly-painted cabinet doors and drawers. Hickory 3″ Kite pulls in satin nickel were install on the freshly-painted cabinet doors and drawers, the homeowners appliances were installed and the entire project was cleaned, top-to-bottom.

Are you next?

Perhaps the Fleur de Lis Drive kitchen reminds you of your kitchen.  Perhaps you love your kitchen and the cabinets are in good condition, but you are ready for a completely new look and feel.  KitchenCRATE Refinish is happy to make this happen.

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 FacebookGoogle+ or Linked-In.

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