CARMEL VALLEY RUSTIC MODERN Kitchen

"After reading the stellar reviews on Houzz and meeting Kerry in person, we knew we had to hire him for our project. Boy were we impressed and happy with the entire renovation process and the transformation of our kitchen/dining/living room/guest bath! 
The main reasons why we selected Kerry and TaylorPro were: (1) design concept; (2) competitive pricing (though not the lowest); and (3) professionalism. Even before signing the retainer, Kerry and his team put together a detailed design of our entire first floor (except flooring), including CAD models and 3D perspective views of the entire space. This was particularly impressive, since it helped us tremendously to see how our Kerry was able to listen to our vision of the space and transform it into something better than what we had imagined. The renovation of our entire first floor started in April and ended in June.

His entire crew, whether it's for demolition, electrical, tiling, or plumbing, etc., were extremely friendly, courteous, and clean, something that is not always easy to find (based on our previous renovation/house repair experiences). It was a pleasure working with all of them to say the least. As for timing, our project was on-time, if not ahead of schedule, for the first 95% of the project. We ran into some delays with reorders of incorrectly manufactured parts, but that's not Kerry's issue as far as we know. Kerry paid attention to detail throughout the project and were able to notify us of issues that occurred during the renovation project. Needless to say, despite small changes made along the way and minor adjustments here and there, we came in right on budget! 

Now that the renovation project has ended and that we've lived in the house for more than six months, I can attest to the fact that TaylorPro's work is of very high quality! We have not had issues with cabinets, faucets, lights, or anything that was installed. In summary, our first impression of Kerry being a trustworthy contractor that paid attention to detail turned out to exceed our expectations. If (and when) we renovate our upstairs, Kerry and TaylorPro will be my first call!"
~ Ken L, Client

After Pictures

This home's former kitchen was dated, dark, and cramped with an underwhelming island and no defining element between the kitchen and former family room. As a food focus is at the heart of the modern home, these clients wanted to metamorphose their family room into a large dining room with a bar area.  The resulting modern rustic remodel features white, flat panel cabinets from Bellmont Cabinetry, reclaimed teak accents from Indo Teak San Diego, and porcelain tile from San Diego Marble & Tile.  The floating shelves provide an opportunity to add pops of color and interest, while the flat front cabinetry maintains the modern aesthetic while hiding the assortment of kitchen paraphernalia you can expect a busy family of five to require. The kitchen area is now defined by the peninsula and removing the island gives the owners plenty of room to move. The bar area, with its reclaimed teak accent wall, defines the dining area. TaylorPro put together a detailed design of our entire first floor (except flooring), including CAD models and 3D perspective views, so that the clients could see how the space would be transformed.

What defines a rustic modern kitchen?
Per Decoist, a the rustic modern aesthetic is defined by, "an open floor plan, modern furniture, and preserved and exposed natural architectural elements. The color scheme is very simple with large windows bringing the outdoors in. This style has an informal elegance – comfortable and modern living at its best!"