Are you ready for a FUN “Before and After”???

This home is located in Morro Bay, CA and overlooks the beautiful bay and our Morro Rock. Our sweet clients had purchased this home back in 2019 because they saw the potential this home had… BUT it needed A LOT of work!

Here are some Before photos…

What do you think?? Lots of pink! In fact, when we removed the flooring, there was “Grandma’s Pink Castle” scrawled on the subfloor! There also apparently was pink carpet throughout the house, but the previous sellers had replaced those before selling to our clients.

OK, now our part. The clients brought us in before they had a Builder, and wanted to get a game plan together. They lived in Southern California and were relying on Honeycomb Home Design to pull together a team of professionals to bring their project to life.

We got to work on the layout. We really wanted to open up the kitchen since it was pretty closed off to the adjacent spaces. We really wanted to remove the whole wall where the fridge was located… But we met with our Structural Engineer and discovered that there is a structural post in that wall that is actually helping hold up the second story. Yikes!

Soooo… we got creative and came up with a bookshelf that was open to both sides. This way we were still able to open up the kitchen and not lose any structural integrity.

We also wanted to open up the staircase to bring in more natural light and make that stairway not feel so “cave-like”.

The Primary bath also needed some work too – but for the most part, we kept the layout and made some tweaks to make the room feel larger.

Once the layouts were approved, we got to work on our selections. Our clients really wanted a classic, transitional home with some delicate touches. We decided to do a beautiful wainscot paneling throughout the home that carried the theme from the fireplace and the stairway.

Once the finishes were approved, we got to work with our Contractors, Robertson Builders. They brought their A-Team and really created our client’s vision! We ordered materials, signed off on cabinetry drawings and got started on the construction process.

With the project ending at the beginning of COVID, we did have some challenges with product delays as well as project delays. We all worked together to complete the project just in time for our clients to move from Southern California to Morro Bay and hunker down for quarantine.

We are super pleased with the end result and are even more excited for our clients. They really enjoyed the entire process and we are so grateful to have worked with them.

Take a peek at the final result! (P.S. this home features Honeycomb Cabinetry!)

Let us know what you think!


Our home was originally built in the 60s and had already been through a remodel in the 80s. It had good bones but they were hard to see under the later revisions. Ariana’s team went straight to the elements that needed to be preserved and highlighted them. The kitchen/dining room has been opened up amazingly and we’re very happy with it. In addition to the design efforts, we really value the 3-D renderings. It makes it much easier to talk with tradespeople about what we want to be done and how, and prevents miscommunications. Five stars for the Honeycomb team!


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132 W. Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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