Good things come to those who wait could be the mantra of this Laguna Beach home. When the property was purchased in 2007, the owner tapped local firm Studio 6 Architects to create a contemporary yet warm retreat on a seriously sloped lot with stunning ocean views.

You’ve lived with the outdated kitchen long enough. The shag carpet ... the spare room with the odd wall ... the living room that doesn’t face the right way – it’s time to remodel. You bought your house because you loved it. You love the location; you love the view or a certain space. And you especially love its potential.