Sourcebook for Santa Barbara Dream Kitchen

127934_remodel_CAC_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)