Grothouse Wood Countertops Year in Review 2015

Grothouse Wood Countertops have had an amazing year in 2015. It is with a heartfelt thanks we turn gratefully to the loyal customers that have made our company successful and able to carry on the tradition of true craftsmanship in the USA.

Grothouse Wood Countertops Year in Review 2015
Grothouse Wood Countertops Year in Review 2015

Grothouse Wood Countertops Year in Review | The Highlights

Grothouse Wood Countertops are beyond thankful for the many wonderful project opportunities that have come our way in 2015. Here are some of the highlights of the 2015 year.

KBIS 2015

Grothouse kicked off the year at KBIS 2015. Wood countertops were featured in the Wellborn Cabinet display, the Plato Woodwork display, and the Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry display.

Grothouse wood countertops in Wellborn Cabinet display at KBIS 2015
Wellborn Cabinet display at KBIS 2015
Grothouse wood countertops in Plato Woodwork display at KBIS 2015
Plato Woodwork display at KBIS 2015
Grothouse wood countertops in Elmwood Custom Cabinetry display at KBIS 2015
Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry display at KBIS 2015

“Best of Houzz 2015” Award

Grothouse Wood Countertops Best of Houzz 2015 Service Award
Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Grothouse wood countertops were rewarded with the Best of Houzz 2015 Award in the Customer Service Category from Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design.

2015 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

Grothouse wood countertops in 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse
2015 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse designed by Christopher Peacock

Christopher Peacock designed the kitchen in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, located in the Arthur Sachs Mansion in New York’s Lenox Hill neighborhood. The kitchen featured a Live Edge slab of English Wych Elm custom crafted by Grothouse. This kitchen was chosen for House Beautiful Magazine‘s Kitchen of the Month.

A+ Report Card on the Franklin Report

Grothouse wood countertops the Franklin Report
The Franklin Report

Grothouse received an A+ Report Card on the Franklin Report. The Franklin Report is a guidebook that predominantly rates home maintenance and renovation providers such as interior decorators, architects, and contractors. We received remarkable client reviews such as, “Better than any wood top manufacturer in the country,” and “At our cabinetry firm we deal with the most demanding and high paying customers, there’s no room for mistakes or mediocre work. I feel completely confident partnering with Grothouse.”

These are just a few of the highlights from 2015 for Grothouse Wood Countertops. Like Grothouse on Facebook and stay tuned in 2016 for new product releases, exciting announcements, and more!

Vanity Countertops

Wood Vanity Countertops by Grothouse
Vanity Countertops by Grothouse

Handcrafted of solid wood, Grothouse vanity countertops are both alluring and functional in design. Wood countertops for vanities can be crafted of any wood specie. The countertops are typically finished with our exclusive Durata® waterproof permanent finish. Durata® enhances the wood grain and protects the wood surfaces from water, bath salts and soap. Durata® finish is available in a matte sheen or satin sheen. The countertops can be stained to match cabinetry or flooring. Click here for further details on our stock stain selection and custom stain matching.

Vanity Countertops | Design Inspiration

Wood countertops for vanities are popular in luxury design. Below are some inspirational designs.

Wenge Wood Vanity Top
Wenge Wood Vanity Top designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

This Wenge wood vanity top was designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry. Grothouse crafted the vanity countertop and base. The countertop and base was finished with Durata® waterproof permanent finish in satin sheen.

Beech Wood Vanity Top
American Beech Wood Vanity Top designed by Echelon Custom Homes

This American Beech wood vanity top was designed by Echelon Custom Homes. The countertop was finished with Durata® waterproof permanent finish in satin sheen. It was distressed and accented with a hand rubbed black glaze.

Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Vanity Top
Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Vanity Top designed by The Kitchen Strand

This Reclaimed Chestnut wood vanity top was designed by The Kitchen Strand. The countertop was finished with Durata® waterproof permanent finish in satin sheen.

Vanity Countertops | Customer Review

Lee T. from Shorewood, Illinois wrote a customer review about her vanity countertops, “Thank you again for the wonderful vanity tops you created. They arrived earlier than expected, in terrific condition and look great. It was a pleasure working with Grothouse. You and your staff are top- notch.”

Visit our Houzz page to read more customer reviews and see more designs with vanity countertops.

Wood Surfaces in Plato Woodwork Displays at KBIS 2015

From traditional to transitional to contemporary, Plato Woodwork does it all. Plato Woodwork shares the details of their displays that were at the Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) 2015 in the attractive pamphlet pictured below. Two of their six displays included Grothouse wood surfaces.

Plato Woodwork display at KBIS 2015 include Grothouse Wood Surfaces
Plato Woodwork display at KBIS 2015

About the Wood Surfaces

The display featured on the cover of the pamphlet included a hand planed Walnut wood counter for the kitchen island. Hand Planed wood surfaces look heavily distressed to mimic the natural, elemental wear of wood that is seen over time. The process in hand planed artistry is done very carefully to assure that the wear does not look “purposeful” or “factory made”.

Hand Planed Walnut Wood Counter for Kitchen Island
Hand Planed Walnut Wood Counter designed by Plato Woodwork

The wood counter features a 1/8″ Roundover edge profile. Plato Woodwork provided us with a sample to custom stain match the counter to. It includes a glaze and was sealed with our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen.

Plato Woodwork display at KBIS 2015 include Grothouse Wood Surfaces
Plato Woodwork display at KBIS 2015

The next design featured an Ash wood Pastore™ waterfall table. Designers use Pastore™ tables to integrate wood surfaces into their contemporary and transitional designs. They find the addition of the wood surfaces helps improve the warmth and live- ability of any room. Using wood also helps quiet down a room and adds an organic textural element.

Ash wood surfaces designed by Plato Woodwork
Ash Wood Pastore™ Waterfall Table designed by Plato Woodwork

The table was crafted in edge grain construction and includes a 1/8″ Roundover edge profile on all exposed edges and vertical corners. It was sealed with our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen.

Grothouse is thrilled to have been a part of Plato Woodwork’s displays at KBIS 2015. To see more designs by Plato Woodwork, visit their website or Houzz page.

Custom Countertops on Display at the 2015 Signature Custom Cabinetry Conference

Grothouse custom countertops were on display at the 2015 Signature Custom Cabinetry Conference. Grothouse is honored to have been included and in such great company!

Grothouse Custom Countertops on display at Signature Custom Cabinetry Conference 2015
Grothouse Custom Countertops on display

 

Custom Countertops on Display

Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry designed the following displays with Grothouse custom countertops.

Custom countertops for a vanity display at the Signature Custom Cabinetry conference 2015
Vanity Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

This vanity display includes an edge grain Wenge wood countertop. The countertop has a 1/8″ Roundover edge profile on the top edges, bottom edges, and vertical front corners.

Wenge Custom Countertops for a Vanity
Vanity Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

It is sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in satin sheen. The bottom of the vanity display matches the top with a frame base made of Wenge. The frame base is also finished with Durata® in satin sheen.

Custom countertops for a Kitchen Island
Kitchen Island Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

The kitchen island display featured an edge grain Ash Pastore™ Table with one leg and dovetail Wenge keys.

Custom countertops for kitchen islands
Kitchen Island Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

The table has a 1/8″ Roundover edge profile on the top edges, bottom edges, and vertical corners. It is sealed with Durata® Finish in satin sheen and includes laser engraving on the front edge.

Custom countertops for a Cafe Coffee Station
Cafe Coffee Station Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

The cafe coffee station display included matching shadow boxes and a cabinet surround box. All of the boxes were crafted in edge grain construction of Sapele Mahogany wood and finished with Grothouse Original Oil™.

Custom Countertops for a Cabinet Surround Box
Cafe Coffee Station Cabinet Surround Box Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

The cabinet surround box was crafted to perfectly fit around the cabinet and includes intricate detail.

Custom Butcher Block Countertops on display
Butcher Block Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

The center display featured an end grain Zebrawood butcher block with a 1/8″ Roundover edge profile.

Custom Butcher Blocks display
Butcher Block Display designed by Lisa Martin of Signature Custom Cabinetry

It includes laser engraving on the front edge. The butcher block is sealed with Grothouse Original Oil™ food safe finish.

Follow us on Houzz to view more custom countertops on display.