Top left: Kathleen Schaaf and her brother Kevin bought a 1923 Long Beach duplex. She took over the top, he the bottom. Her kitchen turned out green, his didn’t. Read the story on how these two siblings remodeled in radically different ways.
Bottom left: Richard Gomez built his contemporary Long Beach home for only $80 per square foot, including the land! Part of his cost-cutting strategy was buying economical red enamel kitchen cabinets from Ikea. Read the story.
Top right: Some visitors to this blog didn’t appreciate Ann Lippincott’s stunning Santa Barbara condo kitchen. But I did. I was there and I’m telling you, people, it was gorgeous. This tile backsplash shows the beauty. Read the story.
Bottom right: I love this kitchen in Whitley Heights, an historic Hollywood neighborhood, for its simplicity and economy. The cabinets are from Ikea, where the owners got help with the layout. I also love the green tile, which is new but replaces historic tile that was literally falling off the walls and ceiling. The laminate butcher-block counters are cute too.