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

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.

It’s Always a Beautiful Day to be in Santa Cruz

Written by Julia Bettencourt. Posted in Bathroom Design and Fixtures, Inspiration, Kitchen Design and Fixtures, Made in USA, Photos of us in the Store

Honey is here waiting for you

Honey is here waiting for you

We are open on Saturdays from 10-2 and Monday through Friday 9-5:30. It’s always a GREAT day to visit us and Honey is always here for a little entertainment while you make your decisions. We also have a kids area with a play kitchen, crayons and other toys.

Jared Lewis and this DREAMY kitchen

Written by Julia Bettencourt. Posted in Beyond the Box Design, Contractors And Designers, Jared Lewis, Kitchen Faucets, Kitchen Sinks, Made in USA

This kitchen was designed with traffic flow in mind

This kitchen was designed with traffic flow in mind

These clients are high on style and reasonable on budget and look what they pulled off!! When we met them, their little family was increasing in size with a new baby and a toddler in tow. And in the middle of all of this, the wife has decided to start her own law firm. This is what focus, an excellent contractor and quality products will get you. The kitchen in this house was very ordinary to start with — certainly very much like one that we have all lived with at one point or another (as soon as I have “Before” pics I will share them). This new area is so focused on family, fun and flow. Look how easily one can move from room to room, from table to sink to bar area and into the living area. They are going to enjoy this for decades. Jared Lewis worked with Beyond the Box in Santa Cruz for the cabinets and kitchen design
Husband and Wife, the two kids or two friends can sit at the bar while the cook is in the kitchen

Husband and Wife, the two kids or two friends can sit at the bar while the cook is in the kitchen

You would be able to find me HERE! (I'm an excellent mixologist -- joking! But I like to keep the mixologists company)

You would be able to find me HERE! (I’m an excellent mixologist — joking! But I like to keep the mixologists company. No one should mix alone. Grinnn…)

This is a fireclay sink and their faucet is Made in the USA!!

This is a fireclay sink and their faucet is Made in the USA!!

Perfect for family dinners and board games

Perfect for family dinners and board games

Think of how easy it will be to pull this pantry out and not have to bend down and dig for items WAY in the back. SOOO Practical! It seems like one would be more likely to use everything because things will always be within sight providing inspiration for meals

Think of how easy it will be to pull this pantry out and not have to bend down and dig for items WAY in the back. SOOO Practical! It seems like one would be more likely to use everything because things will always be within sight providing inspiration for meals

There's a Made in USA pot filler. Love how the pot matches the tile.

There’s a Made in USA pot filler. Love how the pot matches the tile.

Close up of the tile

Close up of the tile

Another pic of the lovely tile

Another pic of the lovely tile

Before Pic One
This wall went bye-bye

This wall went bye-bye

Before Pic Two
Hard to believe that it ever looked like this. The great team of Beyond the Box, Jared Lewis and the Homeowners delivered DREAMY results.

Hard to believe that it ever looked like this. The great team of Beyond the Box, Jared Lewis and the Homeowners delivered DREAMY results.

To see more of the work of Jared Lewis Construction, click here You can also find Jared Lewis on Houzz