A Behind-the-Scenes Story of a Kitchen Remodel ( Before Photos )
Amid a plethora of choices for desert kitchen remodeling in today’s information overload age, sometimes opportunity knocks just steps away from home. With an eye on design at The Mesa in South Palm Springs, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the onset of a kitchen’s remarkable transformation.
Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, this private collection of residences complements the natural beauty of its surroundings. Choosing to capture the splendor of the desert’s dramatic terrain, one neighbor’s dream awoke another neighbor’s vision for her own culinary haven, proving that opportunity can knock more than once (and on the same street).
Following six years of serving as a gathering area that slowly evolved into clutter and confusion, it was time to organize and refocus on what originally drew these home owners to their property. Exposed and overcrowded shelving once dampened dark countertops and a disheveled and distracting desk space from the rugged mountains that hugged this unique property. A complete kitchen remodel was in need.
What’s Your Custom?
Most of us have a certain picture in our minds when we embark on a room or whole house remodel. Upon sharing the priorities for an open and sundrenched kitchen remodel, work began on building the dream. Samples were pulled of white, high-gloss, thermofoil cabinets, while creative ideas (such as a “doggie station”) were enthusiastically relayed to customize this kitchen to the delight of its two- and four-legged residents. An all-inclusive and value-engineered proposal was quickly prepared, featuring line-item pricing that accommodated this homeowner’s budget, and laying a solid foundation for the exciting transformation that awaited.