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 The Pearce Family Kitchen Remodel

A Bright Builders Case Study

Planning a Kitchen Remodel?

At Bright Builders, we strive to form the perfect partnerships between contractors and homeowners! That’s because we believe that great work happens when contractors and their clients are perfectly in sync. To show you what you can achieve, we’re sharing the story of a recent Riverside kitchen remodel! In this case study, you’ll meet the homeowners and learn more about their experience.

- The Bright Builders Team

Meet the Family

Michelle and Joe Pearce, purchased a spacious two-bedroom condo soon after their lavish wedding. Located in Riverside, California with a south facing patio to enjoy the sun from, the homeowners settled into their first place together. Immediately, Michelle and Joe wanted to claim the space as their own and considered different home renovation and decorating techniques.

Despite their best efforts, the condo's dated, galley kitchen was not working for them. The ceramic tile countertops and basic, white, cabinet doors felt “dull and sterile” to the couple. They had seen examples of kitchens that appealed to them and wanted to create the same look for themselves.

  • Space

    83 square foot kitchen

  • Clients

    Newlywed, young-adults

  • Goal

    Unique kitchen design with modern feel

The Consultation Process

Homeowners, Joe and Michelle both work full-time jobs and they get involved at their local church several nights a week. They knew taking on a home renovation project would be a struggle while managing their busy schedules. Additionally, Joe frequently travels for work, requiring even more of the couple’s scarce free time.

Before seeking a contractor, the homeowners researched kitchen remodels until they knew what they wanted for their final product, both in terms of function and style. Their condo building’s structure limited Michelle and Joe’s options for large-scale kitchen renovations; they had to keep the basic kitchen layout the same. While remaining within those limitations, the couple planned to replace cabinets, flooring, and fixtures. After deciding on their design choices, the newlyweds sought out a contractor that could execute their vision.

Bright Builders was Joe and Michelle’s first choice of referral company. They heard good stories from trusted friends and they were especially pleased to hear how easy finding a reliable contractor is with Bright Builders. After submitting the online renovation request form, our scheduling manager reached out to learn more about their kitchen remodel plans. Joe was planning to travel for work in a few days, so they arranged a meeting with a qualified contractor who was available that night.

Kitchen Remodeling Results

Michelle and Joe remodeled their kitchen to inject new life and personality in their space. They wanted the final result to be upbeat and have an energetic feel. By designing the kitchen style together, the homeowners achieved their goal.

They opted to create seating at their kitchen island, which meant they could ditch their bulky dining room table. Next, the Pearce's worked with their contractor to replace their dark cabinets with engineered material in a pale grey color with a high-gloss finish, which captured the light and made the room feel even larger.


Their Bright Builders prescreened contractor helped them keep their appliances looking great despite the remodel. The previous owners had recently installed new stainless steel and chrome-finished appliances shortly before selling the condo. Their modern stove and two-door refrigerator blend seamlessly into the finished design.

Finally, the couple chose to extend the line of their wall-mounted cabinets in order to create more practical storage space. The condo doesn't have a panty, which meant that the couple needed to install drawers of various dimensions to accommodate the sizing of different groceries, such as cereal boxes and soup cans.

Ready to get started?

We'll help you start your very own kitchen remodel! With the help of our Bright Builders prescreened contractors, there's no limit to what you can achieve!

We followed up with Michelle and Joe after their kitchen remodel was complete. The couple was delighted with their new kitchen and expressed how much they were enjoying being in the space together. They thanked Bright Builders for connecting them with their contractor. Michelle and Joe said they would recommend Bright Builders to their friends and family.

Thanks for reading! If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to assist you.

Ready to get started?

We'll help you start your very own kitchen remodel! With the help of our Bright Builders prescreened contractors, there's no limit to what you can achieve!