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
Before Pic One
Before Pic Two
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We have heard. Yes, we have received the phone calls that the newer kitchen faucets do not have the pressure that the old ones did. We like the kitchen faucets that we sell. But our new restrictions which dictate that the faucets flow at 1.75 gallons per minute, have really affected the way the faucets feel and perform. But, the water situation is dire. And, we know… We used to use our kitchen faucet as a scrubbing device as well. But the fact of the matter is that we should be scrubbing first and then using the water to rinse. Shock!! What?? Yes, I am telling you that you should scrub your dishes and pots with a brush or sponge or… whatever and then use the faucet to rinse. And this also goes for the kitchen sink. It should be scrubbed with a brush or sponge or whatever and the faucet should be used to rinse it. But the pressure of the water should not be used as a scrubbing device. We are in a drought! Sorry to be the naysayer but we really need to be mindful of how much water is coming out of our faucets. And the old ones are real water wasters. These new ones will save at least 30% over an older faucet from 2012 and earlier. And if your faucet is older than 1997 or so, you are really using a lot of water. If you are not ready to buy a new faucet, you could turn the angle stops down under your sink. What is an angle stop? You know, those little handles under the sink that turn the water on and off. You could turn those down to help reduce the flow of water out of the faucet.