We are the premier plumbing and designer showroom serving Santa Cruz and the greater South Bay where you will always be working with the proprietors ...John and Julia Bettencourt

Located on Soquel Drive, we are across from the Dominican Hospital in a small mall.
1658 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA

Store Hours
Mon-Fri.   9am – 5:30pm
Sat.           10am – 2pm

As husband and wife team, we take pride in offering personal service and products to meet any budget and dream. We choose products that last and give our customers the highest quality and great design whether it be modern, transitional or traditional.
Guidance from the Faucet Goddess

Samuel Heath Releases Unlacquered Brass

Written by Julia Bettencourt. Posted in Bathroom Design and Fixtures, Bathroom Faucets, Traditional Bath

Samuel Heath, British Manufacturer of meltingly beautiful luxury fixtures and accessories, has announced that it will be producing two lines in timeless and on point unlacquered brass. Both collections are available with metal or crystal handles. LOVE!! What is driving this design trend is the durability and easy care of unlacquered brass. YES!! It is going to tarnish. It is selected BECAUSE it will tarnish. BUT…it can be polished if desired. The homeowners who select this finish are drawn to the warm living finish and can’t wait for the oxidation to occur which softens the shine of new brass. For many of our clients, this is a new finish which they haven’t lived with before and it is being embraced by our most style conscious homeowners and designers. We also love it on modern styled fixtures as well. Check out our Pinterest Board on this design subject…Click HERE
Unlacquered Accessories

Unlacquered Accessories

Fairfield in unlacquered brass with Black Crystal, NOT porcelain, levers.

Fairfield in unlacquered brass with Black Crystal, NOT porcelain, levers.

Style Moderne in unlacquered brass with simple crystal levers

Style Moderne in unlacquered brass with simple crystal levers

We are thankful for your good YELP reviews

Written by Julia Bettencourt. Posted in Bathroom Design and Fixtures, News, Reviews

TWO clients today because of our positive Yelp reviews. We’re trying guys. We’re trying REALLY hard. We are SO thankful that our clients take the time to spread the word about our knowledge and service. We are REALLY trying to be the best in the business. We know we have a ways to go but our heads are down and we’re aiming to please!
It's been a GREAT week and this faucet is super cool. Taken in the dimly lit showroom at the end of the week and near 8pm. (Like I said: "Working HARD"!

It’s been a GREAT week and this faucet is super cool. Taken in the dimly lit showroom at the end of the week and near 8pm. (Like I said: “Working HARD”!)

Click HERE to read our Yelp reviews. There are currently 18 hidden reviews. Check them out, too!

Pete Evens likes to say he can do “CUSTOM ANYTHING”

Written by Julia Bettencourt. Posted in Anubis Construction, Bathroom Design and Fixtures, Bathroom Faucets, Contractors And Designers, Made in USA, Shower, Sinks, Toilets

This used to be a dresser and now it's a really unique vanity. You'll see close ups of the sinks and faucets further down the page.

This used to be a dresser and now it’s a really unique vanity. You’ll see close ups of the sinks and faucets further down the page.

These are pics of a fun project by Pete Evens of Anubis Construction. The clients weren’t afraid to take some chances using an old dresser and converting it into a new vanity. With a few alterations by Pete Evens, it’s a unique base to define the mood of the bathroom. These sinks were made in Pennsylvania by JSG Oceana. They are made using a similar process as much of the oven safe and thermo-resistant (it can take extremes of hot and cold without breaking) glassware that comes out of this region. They are available in lots of colors and sizes. They also make drop in sinks and undermounts which can be fun when installed with LED light below them.
Sink by JSG Oceana in Pennsylvania

Sink by JSG Oceana in Pennsylvania

And I’m sure you wanna see what this looks like with the water on, right…???
Come on...this is a TOTALLY fun bathroom, right?!! It would be such a pleasure to use these faucets daily with the water cascading over your hands

Come on…this is a TOTALLY fun bathroom, right?!! It would be such a pleasure to use these faucets daily with the water cascading over your hands

We LOVE wall hung toilets for SO MANY reasons. They are so easy to clean compared to a floor mount toilet. One can sweep or mop right under them instead of around all of the grooves of a regular floor mounted toilet. The carrier on which they are mounted provides several height options for installation so tall homeowners can have a taller finished bowl height and shorter homeowners can select the shorter height. (To be clear: once installed, they are not adjustable.)
Wall Hung Toilet for ease of cleaning. That's the actuator (flush button) on the wall above the toilet.

Wall Hung Toilet for ease of cleaning. That’s the actuator (flush button) on the wall above the toilet.

That's a pretty shower and all...but where's the drain???...

That’s a pretty shower and all…but where’s the drain???…

There's the drain!! It is installed with the floor tile so that it nearly disappears

There’s the drain!! It is installed with the floor tile so that it nearly disappears

The drain is by Quick Drain USA. Look closer…there is NO THRESHOLD on this shower. You can walk or roll a wheelchair or walker right in. It’s so elegant and easier to clean since there are fewer corners to get icky.
No threshold and Shower Valves by California Faucets. Heads Grohe and Aquabrass

No threshold and Shower Valves by California Faucets. Heads Grohe and Aquabrass

Here are more options by Grohe and Aquabrass. You can reach Pete Evens at anubisconstruction@gmail.com or by phone at (831) 212-1905.