The house hunting process is an exciting one, but it can mean focusing on the big picture and making compromises along the way. The remodel process, on the other hand, is your opportunity to shine and make every detail – big and small – into a beautiful reality in your dream home.

Design by: Chris Chidester at The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA. Photo by Patrik Argast

Photo by Patrik Argast

For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we make in our lifetime, and that can make the remodeling process an intimidating one. This homeowner knew that even though there are many steps in the journey of creating a dream kitchen, the most important first step is to work with a professional that you can communicate with freely and confidently, and bring your ideas and dreams to life.  Chris Chidester from The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA was the designer that worked closely with her to make this beautiful kitchen a reality.

As a professional, it’s not unusual to work with clients who may not know the technical language to describe their vision. After studying her inspiration photos and discussing the design details, Chidester created a stunning design that is incredibly functional and also beautifully detailed.  Each cabinet is framed with a 1.5” spacer to create furniture-like detail. 

Design by: Chris Chidester at The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA. Photo by Patrik Argast

Photo by Patrik Argast

Although the project was far from over, the client and Chris knew they were off to a great start, and by working together they had generated serious momentum to creating her dream kitchen.

She fell in love with Chris’s next designs, and from there they were able to add many more amazing features to her kitchen – including a custom pantry and a breakfast nook with bench seating to put every square inch of space to work in just the way his client imagined.

Design by: Chris Chidester at The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA. Photo by Patrik Argast

Photo by Patrik Argast

Design by: Chris Chidester at The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA. Photo by Patrik Argast
Design by: Chris Chidester at The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA. Photo by Patrik Argast

Photo by Patrik Argast

“This is why I love what I do,” explained Chris, “It’s an amazing feeling to hear back from her. I’m so happy to hear she’s still loving her kitchen and looking forward to loving her ‘dream’ kitchen for many more years to come!”

Design by: Chris Chidester at The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA. Photo by Patrik Argast

Photo by Patrik Argast

In the end she was absolutely overjoyed to see her dream kitchen come out of her imagination and into her home so she could enjoy it every day, along with family and friends.

Brad McCarthy has been a part of kitchen and bath cabinetry design since 2002. Before working in this industry, Brad worked as an airline mechanic. Working as an airline mechanic helped develop his eye for detail in the work he does today. Additionally, he also had experience in construction that assisted in his transition into cabinet design.

An already established entrepreneur, Brad began business operating under The Cabinet Center in a 300 ft studio. Today he has grown his business to operating in two locations (San Ramon and San Carlos California), and is one of the largest Dura Supreme retailers on the West Coast – winning him a Dura Supreme “Pinnacle” sales award.

Brad is also a part of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and has been featured in Signature Kitchen & Baths as a top designer. His business, The Cabinet Center, is diamond certified and has also been featured on Best of Houzz multiple times.

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