Lyle Boatman, Better Design

A creative design consultant and project manager with award-winning kitchen and bath design, and construction planning expertise developed over 30 years. Located in Palm Springs, California, recent projects include a new Lake Michigan residence, SOL Palm Springs model home, a Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern renovation, multi-family residential and hospitality designs on the Mediterranean Coast of Egypt, and new and remodeled private residences from San Diego, CA to the Maine coast.

With diverse clientele and international projects, Lyle Boatman, Better Design, has planning and development expertise, extensive construction and project management skills, and outstanding architectural consultation and interior design experience. His award winning designs have been presented in well-known publications including Architectural Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, Country's Best Log Homes, Metropolitan Home, and Veranda. Lyle says, " Of all the creative tools of the designer, the most valuable are those which create a shared set of expectations about the process and the outcomes."

Lyle has studied interior-design and architecture at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, and at the University of Minnesota. He graduated as Valedictorian of his class (June 2012), with the professional degree Bachelor of Architecture, from NewSchool of Architecture + Design in San Diego, CA. His thesis: Architectur|evolution fosters an evolutionary look at the professional environment in architecture, encouraging broad collaboration and a thorough understanding of economics for students and architects.


Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2015

Lyle provided kitchen design, bathroom design for us. He designed all of the custom cabinetry throughout the house which turned out amazing. He was also very instrumental in working with the carpent... Read More

Relationship: We hired Lyle but not the company!
Project Date: Nov -0001

We were looking for an architect and designer to help us plan a remodel on our place in Palm Springs that had not been updated in over 25 yrs. After meeting with several contractors and designers we... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2014

We worked with Lyle on the remodeling of our 1970’s home in Palm Springs. This was our first complete remodel and we really did not know what to expect when working with the contractor. We waned to ke... Read More

Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Apr 2014

Lyle Boatman is an exceptional professional. His years of experience in the industry brings a wealth of knowledge and design skill, that covers a broad range of issues. From the latest products and t... Read More

Michael Pfleghaar
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Jan 2015

I worked with Lyle on the Sol model condo project. He wanted to feature my artwork in the decor. We worked to creat custom sized canvas prints from mid century modern themed paintings. Every detail... Read More

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