I present the sources for the Santa Barbara kitchen remodel above in a separate post as an homage to all the professionals who work daily to bring homeowners’ dreams to life.
The really great tile setters and plumbers and masons and contractors generally cost more than those less talented and less together. But for some homeowners — those who want to lessen the chance that there will be irresolvable problems and contention, and who want to increase the chance of a truly inspired remodel — the extra cost is still a bargain.
Project: Remodel Santa Barbara condo’s small kitchen
Designer: Lena Savage
Contractor: John Bennett, Bennett Construction & Development (License No. 499571), Los Olivos, (805) 686-4316
Concrete countertops: Rob Laurain, Custom Concrete (License No. 772733), Santa Barbara, (805) 969-6582
Floors: Surface FX, Santa Barbara, (805) 963-3126
Cabinets: Cal Swan, Santa Barbara, (805) 963-1866
Tile backsplash: Nola Shepard, NS Ceramic, Santa Barbara, (805) 962-1422
Tile installation: Lovejoy Design, Santa Barbara, (805) 962-4608
Painting: David Escobar, Santa Barbara, (805) 963-4612
Plumbing: Steve Puchli, Santa Barbara, (805) 965-7302
Duration: four months
Cost: $70,000 (not including appliances)