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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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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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