Works by Mark Balenovic
Design Projects (1982 - 2001)
A Kitchen Remodel
Voila! This was a project nobody wanted to do. My friend called me back
to Ojai, California to build this kitchen remodel from pieces already salvaged out
of another larger kitchen in Malibu. We had to design a new kitchen using the parts
available in the driveway. We had a two-week deadline. When I got there, the
kitchen was nearly ready for new drywall and subfloor. I reworked the
cabinets and granite to come up with 40 lineal feel of new kitchen cabinetry.
I occasionally had an assistant. We were taking final photographs 16 days
later. For a project like this to work, the client has to be very realistic
about possibilities. I stayed at my friend's house during the remodel, and got
fed, massaged and exercised by my friend who is a holistic healer. I worked 14
hours per day and lost 20 pounds in 16 days! And got paid! Well.