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Local Contractor, Architect and Designer win “Best of HOUZZ” 2014

We are so happy to share the news that three local companies/individuals have been Awarded “Best of HOUZZ 2014”. This award is based on customer satisfaction as reported by customers on the www.houzz.com website.

Congratulations to Talmadge Construction of Aptos

Danielle Grenier, architect

And Lydia Lyons Design

We look forward to many more projects in the future!

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Some people just have an eye and are willing to take chances…

We’ve worked with this client on several projects. In our humble opinion, the girl’s got good taste. And she’s not afraid to exert her style and her preferences. Everything about her home is well appointed and inviting. It’s a comfortable home with LOTSA style.

Let’s start in the master bath by Jeff Talmadge Construction http://www.talmadgeconstruction.com…

Zucchetti Faucets, Custom  Italian stone sinks, Lighted mirrors made in USA

Zucchetti Faucets, Custom Italian stone sinks, Lighted mirrors made in USA

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Warm seat with a bidet seat in the Toilet Area

Warm seat with a bidet seat in the Toilet Area

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Yes, it's a dream shower. Cascading water, rain shower PLUS a hand shower.

Yes, it’s a dream shower. Cascading water, rain shower PLUS a hand shower.

Guest Sinks

The Guest Bath, by Dale Utley (831-422-7646) and Randy Marty Contractors (831-345-6577) is equally dreamy. Look at these fun round sinks with slanted channel drains. They’re of a man-made stone which cleans very easily. We chose them in a matte finish for this project but they are available in a polished finish, too. The faucets are German and have nice, wide, comfortable handles that almost everyone likes to use.

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Let's celebrate those curves with these vanities

Let’s celebrate those curves with these vanities! We had these vanities made left and right by LaCava in the good old USA. The wood grain runs horizontally which really shows off the curves. Seductive, right?

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The client had fun with the glass which was manufactured locally

The client had fun with the glass which was manufactured locally


The shower valve (Made in USA) is thermostatic which allows for perfect control of flow and temperature. The top handle is for the shower and the bottom handle is for the tub spout

The shower valve (Made in USA) is thermostatic which allows for perfect control of flow and temperature. The top handle is for the shower and the bottom handle is for the tub spout

Close up of the bird tile

Close up of the bird tile

The tub is shallow but perfect for homes where there should just be a tub but  everyone seems to prefer to shower. The skirt is nice and plain

The tub is shallow but perfect for homes where there should just be a tub but everyone seems to prefer to shower. The skirt is nice and plain

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Dream ADU Project

Master Vanity in Easy to Clean Glass

Master Vanity in Easy to Clean Glass

We get to work on all kinds of projects. We love them all, big and small, but this one is pretty special. The homeowners created this incredible executive rental for very discerning renters. EVERYTHING is done well. There were no corners cut. Note the vanity above, it’s from Keuco and made in Germany with an easy to clean truffle glass front. There is also a storage tower for linens, etc. The medicine cabinet is Sidler and made in Switzerland. There are lights in the medicine cabinet and electricity inside it to keep razors, toothbrushes, etc. plugged in.

The linen tower has a mirror front, the bathroom has a marble pony wall and shower

The linen tower has a mirror front, the bathroom has a marble pony wall and shower

The light is even brighter when the medicine cabinet is opened

The light is even brighter when the medicine cabinet is opened

There is thoughtful storage inside the vanity for smaller items

There is thoughtful storage inside the vanity for smaller items

This faucet by Aquabrass is SO SEXY! Made in Italy and screaming to be touched

This faucet by Aquabrass is SO SEXY! Made in Italy and screaming to be touched

The Handshower is on a bar

The Handshower is on a bar

Close up of the modern handshower

Close up of the modern handshower

The Shower is Thermostatically controlled so temperature and flow can be VERY exact

The Shower is Thermostatically controlled so temperature and flow can be VERY exact

Images from the Loft Space

Images from the Loft Space


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Interior Laundry Room featuring stackable washer/dryer

Interior Laundry Room featuring stackable washer/dryer

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The closets are built for organization. Note the solid wood doors

The closets are built for organization. Note the solid wood doors

Look at the incredible grain of the hand-hewn living room counter.

Look at the incredible grain of the hand-hewn living room counter.

This is what that gorgeous wood sits atop

This is what that gorgeous wood sits atop

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Living Room Fireplace waiting for your TV

Living Room Fireplace waiting for the TV

Kitchen Pics, Swiss Faucet, Incredible Countertop

Kitchen Pics, Swiss Faucet, Incredible Countertop

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