Vitraform — Jump In with Us!!

We think we’re going to jump in! Vitraform. Made in USA by a woman owned company (like us — although I share the reigns with my handsome husband). The quality and variety and absolute dreaminess seems to match our philosophy and the philosophy of our clients. Beauty, responsibly produced, is worth every penny. Please help us select three items to display. We need your input! Tell us what you would like to see

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Jared Lewis and this DREAMY kitchen

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.

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French Country Kitchen with Copper Farm Sink

Every once in a while we get lucky enough to meet super happy people who are just clearly delighted to be able to move forward with a remodel project. Such was the case with these two. From the get-go, these two had a clear and confident direction and they smiled all the way through the process. With the help of Lydia Corser at Greenspace in Santa Cruz, these two pulled off a beautifully successful remodel.

This sink is made of recycled copper by Native Trails, a California company founded an led by a woman. The faucet is made in California by Waterstone and it is available in a myriad of finishes. It does have a long lead time of 3-7 weeks depending on how busy the factory is, so plan early. The glass 2×6 subway tiles are made by FireClay Tile and made from recycled glass. The glass knobs are made by Lewis Dolin Hardware in NY.

Recycled Copper Sink and Made in USA Faucet

Recycled Copper Sink and Made in USA Faucet

We love the chandelier and the glass pulls and knobs even though we didn't sell them

We love the chandelier and the glass pulls and knobs even though we didn’t sell them

Do you know why Native Trails sinks are better and easier to care for than so many other brands? It’s because they heat their recycled copper to 2500 degrees while most other companies do not take that time and heat it to only 1500 degrees. By heating it that additional 1000 degrees, more of the impurities float to the top. It is the impurities that give copper that greenish stigma. In addition, less expensive sinks are often not hand hammered but instead they are made of a sheet of impure copper that is rolled over with a hammered patterned stamp. When created out of a sheet, the copper will usually be polished with a gloss which will often deteriorate leaving shiny and matte areas, some greenish and others not. In contrast, Native Trails sinks are hand hammered. Each strike of the hammer creates a shiny indentation making it look polished when in fact it is not. This makes it way easier to care for.

Click How Native Trails Sinks are Made for a quick YouTube Video. Note how the metals used are recycled and how the sink is dull before the hammer strike.

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