Bathroom pics!

As promised, some shots from a few recent bathroom projects out of our North Hills showroom…

We are glad to report that one of our J. Tribble Antiques vanities has found its forever home in this powder bath! Love this handsome fellow! :-)

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Don’t you love the color contrasts of the vanities and countertops in these?

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And check out all the storage and warm color tones in this beautiful bathroom!

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Spend vs. Splurge- Lavatory Faucets

With so many choices available, something as simple as deciding on a faucet for your vanity can seem downright exhausting! Seemingly endless options for style, finish, and price range abound, so we’ve rounded up a quick list of a few of our favorites that fall at various points across the price spectrum.

If you are shopping for a lavatory faucet, be sure to consider the other fixtures in your bathroom and how to best coordinate. Many lines have collections that include lavatory, tub, shower, and accessory options, but with certain lines and finishes, you can pick, choose, and combine.

Love the low-profile look? You certainly can’t go wrong with one of these luxe choices:

Style Moderne by Samuel Heath Polished nickel retails at $2,130

Style Moderne by Samuel Heath
Polished nickel retails at $2,130

Inigo by Kallista Weathered Bronze retails at $2,318

Inigo by Kallista
Weathered Bronze retails at $2,318

Julia by Waterworks Nickel retails at $1,008

Julia by Waterworks
Nickel retails at $1,008

Or get the look for less:

Savina Taps by Jado Platinum Nickel retails at $475

Savina Taps by Jado
Platinum Nickel retails at $475

Highgate by Waterworks Chrome retails at $585

Highgate by Waterworks
Chrome retails at $585

Seabury by Grohe Chrome retails at $384

Seabury by Grohe
Chrome retails at $384

Looking for a higher arc?

Dryden by Delta Chrome retails at $349

Dryden by Delta
Chrome retails at $349

Opulence by Danze Chrome retails at $388

Opulence by Danze
Chrome retails at $388

HansaForm by Hansa Chrome retails at $368

HansaForm by Hansa
Brushed Nickel retails at $484

What do you think? Do you have a favorite faucet to share?

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More completed project photos

Absolutely love the style of the kitchen pictured below….the beautiful glass door inserts, the professional appliances, the gorgeous quartzite on the island…what’s not to love?

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And don’t you immediately feel right at home in this classic kitchen? So many beautiful details and such functional storage space!

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We loved photographing these finished spaces of some wonderful clients! Next up will be some recently completed bathroom projects…stay tuned! :-)

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VISION House Los Angeles featuring Kitchen Craft cabinetry

Love to see our manufacturers proud to embrace more eco-friendly practices. Kitchen Craft is KCMA-certified and continues to make ongoing efforts toward sustainability.

Check out the video below highlighting their participation in the VISION House in Los Angeles, an endeavor put on by Green Builder Media.

Cabinet Design by Kitchen Craft Cabinetry – VISION House Los Angeles


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Friday finds…

Here are a few fun finds for this Friday…apparently we were on a lighting kick. Perhaps an attempt to brighten up this week’s rainy days?

First up are a couple new additions to the lighting collection from Waterworks…



Love the dainty Marley sconce, above. Or check out the vintage style of the new Watt collection, below, inspired by telephone pole insulator covers. Both shown in Waterworks’ beautiful nickel finish.




We were also drawn to the light fixtures in the photos below, recent additions to our Houzz ideabooks.

We love using crystal fixtures in the bathroom! So versatile…crystal can be very traditional, super modern, or anywhere in between.


Love both the pendants and the chandelier in this gorgeous kitchen. And those low-profile bar stools are faves of ours too!


In the mood for more lighting inspiration? Head over to the recently launched Domaine Home website…link below to their Top 10 list for sconces. If you plan on perusing their site, you might want to pour yourself a big cup of coffee first…it’s addicting!!!


Happy Friday!


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“Nobody puts Baby in the corner…”

Remember that line from Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing?!  It’s the part where Johnny returns to do the final dance with Baby, even after he’s been fired from the resort.   Maybe “nobody puts Baby in the corner,” but in a kitchen, the corners can be one of the toughest places to get functional storage.

So what do you put in the corner?  Anybody have one of those “blind” cabinets where the cabinets sort of overlap at the intersection, and you can’t even see/reach in the back of it?  Yea. Not that.

Pull It Out

One option is to get a cabinet with mechanisms in it that you can pull out.  Sometimes the whole tray angles and pulls out so you are really bringing the stored items out to you.  Or, in this instance, the front racks slide out and pivot to a 90 degree open position, and the back rack slides forward.

Pull Out Mechanism

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Make It A Drawer

Have you seen this before?  We can get a cabinet where there is a stack of drawers in the corner!  The drawers themselves come out at a 45  degree angle from the rest of the bottom cabinets.  This one really fools your eye when it’s tucked in, so it might trick any first time helpers or guests in the kitchen when you send them for the ladle.

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Recycle It

This is a fun one.  Putting a rotating recycling bin in the corner makes it easy to pre-sort the recyclables before taking them out.  Each bin easily comes off the rotator when necessary, but is sturdy enough to fill up.  Having it here makes it much more convenient than walking to the bin in the garage every time you need to recycle something.  Plus, there’s the added benefit of not having to look at the recyclables piling up on the countertop waiting to go out.

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Spin It Around

This is my favorite, because it just makes life so easy.    This is a Super Susan, the much-better-looking-sister of the Lazy Susan.  Notice the lack of the support pole in the center- this one sits (and spins) independently on its own shelf!  Then, it locks in place on its own ball bearing.  This allows you to not only load it up with heavier items than the “lazy” version can handle, but it also means you can fit larger items in there too.

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Make It An “Easy Reach”

Getting into the corner wall cabinets is slightly less difficult than retrieving items from a bottom corner cabinet, but can still be frustrating if you’re living with one of the “blind” cabinets previously mentioned.  This cabinet forms a right angle, and the doors are hinged together to open as one.  That way, when you open the doors, you can see…and reach!… items in the whole cabinet.

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So, there you have it- just a couple great options for your kitchen corners that don’t involve Jennifer Grey.  Maybe you weren’t “Having the Time of [Your] Life” like the final dance scene in the movie, but that’s it for this post!

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More job photos

Quick sampling of completed kitchen projects that we have recently had the opportunity to photograph!

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