Custom Distressed Walnut Countertop in a kitchen designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Chip Tiber, CKD, NCIDQ, of Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths.

Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths
Custom Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

About the Designer: Chip Tiber is a certified designer with Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths located in the Greater Cleveland area. He has extensive experience in kitchen and bath design, lighting design, construction, and interior design. His experience enables him to fully comprehend the relationship between excellent design and functional spaces. Chip’s certifications include NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer).

A Tip from Chip: A well-defined kitchen uses a mixture of materials to provide both strong and subtle contrasts of texture. Contrast is defining and distinctive, but the blending character is balance. It is this harmonious balance which says “there is something so inviting about this space.”

Distressed Walnut Countertop with a sink designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths
Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Mouser Custom Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs

Flooring: Wood

Countertops: 

Perimeter – Honed Marble

Island – 1 3/4″ thick Flat Grain Walnut with sapwood countertop features a Standard Roman Ogee edge profile. It is distressed to level 4 with a hand rubbed black glaze and sealed with our exclusive Durata® Permanent Finish in Satin sheen.

Stove: Wolf Range

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero Refrigeration

Additional Comments and Advice: When designing an over-sized island, consider warm materials such as this 1 3/4″ thick wood countertop fabricated by Grothouse. The distressed and glazed Walnut wood, which includes some sapwood, invites family and friends to gather for meals and conversations. The warmth of these materials encourages guests to linger and the generous expanse of the counter provides ample space for enjoyment.

View additional designs by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Houzz. To see more designs including a Distressed Walnut Countertop, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops
Anvil™ Argentum Countertops

The Anvil™ Argentum finish imitates the look of real nickel silver countertops. Argentum countertops are identical to nickel silver countertops in look, while embracing the benefits of wood countertops. Argentum countertops are warm to the touch. They are not limited to size or shape, and can be used for complex designs and curved applications unlike real metal countertops.

The Argentum finish can be applied to any wood specie or a composite substrate. When applied to a composite substrate, the countertop can be used in outdoor applications. Countertops with the Argentum finish may include a Durata® overcoat.

Designs with Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops

Argentum Nickel Silver countertops were recently featured in the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016 designed by Matthew Quinn. Grothouse crafted a Rift Cut White Oak wood bar top with Argentum metal finish. The Argentum finish was applied to show the texture and grain of the wood. The bar top includes an overcoat of our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish.

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops in House Beautiful KOTY 2016
Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops in House Beautiful KOTY 2016

Grothouse also crafted the floating shelves in this bar area out of a composite substrate with the Argentum metal finish. The shelves include an overcoat of Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish as well.

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Floating Shelves in House Beautiful KOTY 2016
Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Shelves in House Beautiful KOTY 2016

To see more designs featuring Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops, visit our Countertop Image Library. Visit this page on our website to learn more about the Anvil™ line of metal countertops and the other metal finishes available.

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Custom Wenge Countertop in a kitchen designed by Showcase Kitchens and Baths

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Custom Wenge Countertop designed by Ernesto Sepulveda of Showcase Kitchens and Baths.

Custom Wenge Countertop designed by Showcase Kitchens and Baths
Ernesto Sepulveda of Showcase Kitchens and Baths

About the Designer: Ernesto Sepulveda is the President of Forest Construction and Showcase Kitchens and Baths. Family owned with three showrooms Camarillo, Encino, and Westlake Village. Ernesto handles projects ranging from Powder Rooms to Additions to Custom Homes to Churches. Design/Build is his specialty.

A Tip From Ernesto: You have to understand how the area will be used. In this situation, kids will be eating on it, drawing on it and could even have some dancing. So we picked the a wood and finish that can handle it.

Custom Wenge Countertop design by Showcase Kitchens and Baths
Custom Wenge Countertop designed by Showcase Kitchens and Baths

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Bentwood Cabinetry with custom finishes and door style created by Ernesto and his team.

Cabinet Hardware: Hafele

Flooring:  DuChateau

Countertops: Quartzite and Wenge

Faucet: Hansgrohe

Sink: Kallista

Backsplash: Waterworks

Wall Color: Custom

Stove: La Cornue

Dishwasher: Fisher

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero and Wolf

Additional Comments and Advice: It’s not if the wood will change color, it’s when. Always plan on stain wood finishes to change a tones . That’s okay it part of it’s beauty. It’s an organic product that can change over time. That’s personally why I like working with a lot of natural products. And also remember, this stuff is heavy and with any floating furniture always plan on an additional 300 lbs when putting in support.

View additional designs by Showcase Kitchens and Baths on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Houzz. To see more designs including Custom Wenge Countertops, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Magnum Brass Countertops

Anvil™ Magnum Brass Countertops
Anvil™ Magnum Countertops

The Anvil™ Magnum finish is made of real metal particles that result in a brass-like countertop appearance. Magnum brass countertops are appearing to be the most popular out of our eight options available since our recent introduction of Anvil™ metal countertops.

Designing Magnum Brass Countertops

Magnum countertops are identical to real brass countertops in look, but embrace the benefits of wood countertops. Some of the many benefits of Magnum countertops is that they are warm to the touch, can be used in curved applications and complex shapes, can feature any Grothouse edge profile, and can include any of our custom options.

Because of their design flexibility, Magnum countertops can be custom crafted for any style space in your home. The Magnum finish is made of real metal particles and as a result the countertops can develop a patina overtime that adds to the character and charm of the surface. If you would like to keep the countertop looking pristine, it can be sealed with our Durata® waterproof and permanent finish.

The Anvil™ Magnum finish can be applied to any wood specie or an exterior substrate for outdoor use. Below is the Magnum finish on a Reclaimed Oak wood counter.

Magnum brass countertops Finish on Reclaimed Oak Wood
Magnum Finish on Reclaimed Oak

The Magnum metal finish can be applied to the entire countertop, or it can be applied as an accent. Below is a Bubinga wood counter with a Magnum finished edge.

Magnum brass countertops edge
Bubinga Wood Counter with Magnum Finished Edge

Designs including Magnum Countertops

Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry included a Magnum countertop in their display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016. The countertop featured a Miele cook top.

Magnum brass countertops with cook tops
Magnum countertop designed by Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry

Plain & Fancy Cabinetry also included a Magnum countertop in their display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016. This countertop featured laser engraving of the Grothouse logo.

Magnum brass countertops with laser engraving
Magnum countertop designed by Plain & Fancy Cabinetry

Learn more about the Anvil™ line of metal countertops by clicking here. For more design inspiration with Magnum brass countertops, visit our Countertop Image Library.

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