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2020 at a Glance: Focus on the Small Things

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Wow, what a year! If there is one common thread to 2020, it has been a year to gain perspective in every part of our life, starting with home and family. More than ever we are able to notice the small things that make life so precious. With that in mind, to conclude 2020, we want to showcase some of the special details of our work this year that truly make big differences. Here’s our top 10:

  1. 10. More wine, please!
    Borrowing a little kitchen space to integrate wine storage is a great way to create a multipurpose space that is also fun for entertaining and keeping your wine inventory at its proper temperatures.

  2. Wine Fridge and Wine Storage
  3. 9. Hello Hardware. The jewelry of the cabinets. With all these moving parts, it can be hard to remember that design is in the details, too; and hardware is a detail that can easily become an afterthought. The right knob or pull can make a serious visual impact, elevating the room in a way that is easy and effortless.
  5. Kitchen Hardware8. Bring the Light!  What a better way to show off your culinary creations or create a flattering glow than with natural light. These spaces were designed to make the most of abundant sunlight.

Soaking Bath Tub and Natural Light

  1. 7. Form + Function.  Kitchen corners can be tough losing valuable space for storage and limited access to items that get lost in hard to reach areas. This solution creates great accessibility to otherwise dead space.
  3. Kitchen Corner Custom Cabinets
  5. 6. Not Your Average Tile! Available in a kaleidoscope of colorways and different designs, wall tiles both protect and personalize the hardest-working room in your home. From sophisticated styles mosaics to hexagons and bold geometric designs, a wall tile is sure to inspire your space. 
  7. Kitchen Tile
  9. 5. There's a Space for Everything! Replacing the window ledge or shower-caddy, a shower niche is highly functional and a great opportunity to add a design accent.
  11. Shower Niche
  13. 4. Open Display.  Turning everyday items into design accessories adds both form and function while creating a lighter, more open feel.
  15. Open Shelves in Kitchen
  17. 3. Tidying Up.  If clutter drives you crazy, or you crave a more efficient kitchen, consider what you can hide in order to achieve the form and the function you want. Major appliances, dishwashers, microwaves and coffee makers can all be concealed behind cabinet panels to create a clean, seamless, clutter-free space.
  19. TIDY_1906 Nelson-13_Hidden Appliances
  21. 2. Color, Color, Color!  Not so long ago, kitchen islands matched the cabinets. That was until color blocking and accent walls entered the design scene allowing a pop of color in the kitchen to provide an eye-catching centerpiece as well as focal point that draws the eye. 
  23. Colors in kitchen cabinets
  25. 1. Made in the USA!  Now more than ever, it’s important to shop local - from the lighted mirrors to the large format tile; this project consists of only products made in the USA.
  27. Custom Bathroom Cabinets and curbless shower

For more inspiration, visit our Houzz page. If you’re ready to start planning your remodeling project, fill out the form below and one of our consultants will reach out to set up your free consultation.  


Custom Design & Construction, founded in 1986, is a design-build company that specializes in high-end whole house remodels, home additions, kitchen, and bath remodels. With our headquarters in El Segundo, CA, we serve homeowners all over the South Bay area. We are an award-winning member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and have a 96% approval rating with GuildQuality

"A good design, well executed is a joy for a very, very long time and that's what I got with Custom Design & Construction"