Wenge Kitchen Island Top design by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

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 Wenge Kitchen Island Top designed by Janice Teague, CKD/CBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio.

Wenge Kitchen Island Top designed by Janice Teague of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Janice Teague, CKD/CBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

About the Designer: For more than fifteen years, Janice owned and operated two custom design/build home construction companies in the Dallas area. In addition to organizational duties, she helped her clients define every aspect of their home from exterior elevations and space planning to material selections. As rewarding as this scope of work was, Janice particularly enjoyed the intricacies of kitchen and bath design and earned her certifications in both areas through the NKBA.

“Asking a lot of questions and listening to my client’s needs and desires is essential to a successful remodel,” Janice believes. “Our clients are very involved in the design process; after all, it’s their home and their dream. I take great pleasure in helping them realize their vision.” Janice has received construction and design awards from Builder/Architect magazine and her work has been published in Trends, Better Homes and Gardens, and Chicago Home and Garden. Janice has helped her clients complete kitchen and bath remodeling projects in Wheaton, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Oak Brook and Barrington.

“Our clients benefit from Drury Design’s great team of people who ensure each remodel is completed on time and on budget. I am proud to be part of that team.” Click here to read Janice’s full bio.

About Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio: Founded by Gail Drury, CMKBD in 1987, Drury Design’s Client Focused Design™ approach integrates design recommendations, materials selection and construction management into one seamless customer design, project management, and build experience.

Custom Wenge Kitchen Island Top designed by Janice Teague of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Wenge Kitchen Island Top designed by Janice Teague, CKD/CBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio.

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Grabill Cabinetry in Pure White

Cabinet Hardware: Polished Chrome knobs and pulls

Flooring: Red Oak

Countertops: Grothouse Wenge Kitchen Island Top finished with Durata® Permanent Waterproof Finish in Satin sheen

Perimeter countertop: Granite in Colonia White

Faucet: Grohe in Polished Chrome

Sink: Apron front white by Kohler

Backsplash: Glazed 3 x 6” beveled subway tile in Ice White

Wall Color: By homeowner

Stove: Wolf 4 Burner/Griddle Range

Dishwasher: Asko

Other Appliances: Microwave Drawer: Sharp, Steam Oven: Wolf, Refrigerator/Freezer: Sub-Zero, Under Counter Freezer Drawer: Sub-Zero

Additional Comments and Advice: The homeowners had two objectives concerning their new island countertop. They wanted it to complement the existing features of their 1920s home and provide the durability needed for an active family. The Grothouse Wenge wood countertop was chosen for its rich color as well as the easy-maintenance Durata finish.

Custom Wenge Kitchen Island Countertop designed by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Wenge Kitchen Island Countertop designed by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Wenge Wood Countertop for a Kitchen Island designed by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Wenge Wood Countertop for a Kitchen Island designed by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Wood Countertop Janice Teague of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Design by Janice Teague, CKD/CBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

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Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured transitional kitchen includes a custom Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table designed by Meghan Browne of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath.

Meghan Browne of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath
Meghan Browne of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

About the Designer: Meghan has always held a passion for design and decided to pursue that when she joined Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath. Leveraging her project management background, Meghan now provides end-to-end management of a wide range of kitchen and bath designs. She enjoys working with her clients side by side to create a truly unique space for each client.

A Tip from Meghan: A custom Grothouse top immediately adds warmth to a space – in color, tone and texture.

Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table designed by Meghan Browne Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Decor Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Restoration Hardware

Flooring: Custom Oak Wood

Countertops: White Macaubas Quartzite countertop from Classic Granite and Marble; Grothouse custom wood Peruvian Walnut kitchen island table finished with Grothouse Original Oil™

Backsplash: Custom Mosaic tile from Marble Systems Country Floors

Stove: Wolf SRT366 Range top

Dishwasher: Bosch

Other Appliances: Miele DGC 6600 XL 24″ Pure Line M Touch Combi-Steam Oven in Stainless Steel; Sub-Zero IC-36R Refrigerator and ID-30FI Freezer Drawers

Meghan Browne of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath designed this Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table
Meghan Browne of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath designed this Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table
Custom Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath
Custom Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

To see more designs by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, visit their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, or Instagram. The Grothouse Countertop Image Library features more designs including a Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Table.

Photography by Bob Narod.

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Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Teakwood Builders

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes custom wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders.

Custom Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders

About the Designer: Eva Andersen’s passion for cooking and entertaining led her into designing kitchens. She has been in the kitchen and bath design business since 2002, working first in Boston and later in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is now the designer for Teakwood Builders, leading their kitchen and bath designs, as well as space planning, finish selections and furniture.

A Tip from Eva: In order to keep the guests entertained but away from the work zone, an impressive thirteen foot kitchen island was also added, seating up to seven people and housing the farm sink, creating a spacious entertaining area for the clients.

Custom Wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Custom Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Signature Custom Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs Chareau in Brushed Satin Nickel

Flooring: Rustic Knotty Red Oak with Oil Finish

Countertops: Black slate; 5 CM Olympian Danby Honed Marble; Two Grothouse edge grain Walnut countertops for the kitchen island ends, featuring a Classical Cove edge profile and finished with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen

Faucet: DXV Victorian pull down, DXV Traditional pot filler

Sink: DXV 36″ orchard

Backsplash: Lunada Bay Haisen Azuline, ezzenze bianco craquele 2.5×5

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 Paint

Stove: Wolf GR486G 48″ Gourmet Range

Dishwasher: By owner

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero BI-48/S/S/PH & UC-24BG/O

Wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Walnut Kitchen Island Ends design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Custom wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends for a white kitchen
Custom Walnut Kitchen Island Ends for a white kitchen
Design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders in Saratoga Springs, New York
Design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Design by Teakwood Builders in Saratoga Springs, New York
Design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders

View additional designs by Teakwood Builders on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. Visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library to see more designs featuring custom wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends.

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Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

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 Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top designed by Diana Burton of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio.

Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top designed by Diana Burton of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Diana Burton of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

About the Designer: Diana Burton earned her degree in business at Indiana University, Bloomington, and went on to study fashion design. When she took on a total remodel of her own kitchen, she discovered a passion for interiors and decided to go back to school to focus on kitchen and bath design. For the past eight years, Diana has been designing custom kitchens, cabinetry, architectural millwork, and collaborating with clients to create beautiful personal spaces. “I am passionate about learning what my clients are hoping to achieve with their remodel projects and helping them reach those goals. Offering creative solutions for challenging spaces is especially gratifying.” Click here to read Diana’s full bio.

About Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio: Founded by Gail Drury, CMKBD in 1987, Drury Design’s Client Focused Design™ approach integrates design recommendations, materials selection and construction management into one seamless customer design, project management, and build experience.

Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Maple in Glacier Grabill Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Brushed Nickel Knobs and Pulls

Flooring: Oak

Countertops: Grothouse Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top distressed to level 4 and finished with a hand rubbed black glaze and sealed with Durata® Permanent Waterproof Finish in Matte sheen

Perimeter countertop: Granite Virginia Mist

Faucet: Brizo in Polished Chrome

Sink: White farmhouse by Whitehaus

Backsplash: 3 x 6 white subway. Backsplash niche: Carrara Marble Hex mosaic. Around backsplash niche: Snow 2 x 6 Liner Bar

Wall Color: By homeowner

Stove: Wolf range top

Dishwasher: Miele

Other Appliances: Wall oven: Wolf, Steam oven: Wolf, Refrigerator/freezer: Sub-Zero, Wine cooler: Sub-Zero, Microwave: Sharp

Additional Comments and Advice: The homeowners love to entertain and they wanted a top with low maintenance that was already distressed. This kitchen island top matched the oak floors and gave a warmth to the room.

Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top with a Sink designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top with an Undermount Sink
Distressed Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Distressed Sapele Mahogany Counterop designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Kitchen designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Kitchen designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Kitchen designed by Diana Burton of Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Kitchen designed by Diana Burton of Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio

More designs by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio can be seen on their website, blogFacebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Other designs featuring a Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Top can be viewed on the Grothouse Countertop Image Library.  Like our page on Facebook to stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements.

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Walnut Kitchen Island Top designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes Walnut Kitchen Island Top designed by Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath.

Design by Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

About the Designer: Growing up overseas, Sarah developed a passion for historical preservation. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Interior Design. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on Color Therapy and strongly believes that living amidst great design can positively affect your subconscious and inspire you. After working over a decade in the design/build field, Sarah found herself drawn to the nuance and detail of custom millwork. In 2014, this passion led her to Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and  Bath. Her award-winning work has been featured in HOME, Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Chesapeake Home and The Washingtonian.

A Tip from Sarah: Be realistic about how you cook and what your storage needs are. Do an inventory of all your largest and smallest gadgets. You most likely have more than you think! Now is the time to efficiently find dedicated space for everything from that colander to the smallest measuring spoons. We have innovative ways to maximize even the smallest spaces if we accurately know what your needs are. A collaborative project is the best kind!

Walnut Kitchen Island Top designed by Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen Bath
Walnut Kitchen Island Top designed by Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: QCCI Quality Custom Cabinetry

Countertops: Bratti Black Soapstone perimeter countertops; Grothouse Walnut with Sapwood kitchen island countertop finished with Grothouse Original Oil™

Backsplash: Silver Quartzite Edge Mosaic Tile

Stove: Wolf GR486G 48” Dual Fuel Pro Range with black knobs, six burners, and griddle

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero IT-36Ci Refrigerator with Ice Maker

Other Appliances: Hot rolled steel shelf with 3 puck lights

Additional Comments and Advice: We sourced a reclaimed beam from a barn in Pennsylvania and accented a custom hood with it to add character and warmth. Reclaimed wood also frames each of the doorways to extend the rough hewn wood texture. Soapstone and walnut wood was used on the countertops to add to the patina.

Walnut with Sapwood Countertop for a Kitchen Island designed by Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Walnut with Sapwood Countertop for a Kitchen Island
Kitchen Island with Walnut wood countertop designed by Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Kitchen Island with Walnut wood countertop
Undermount sink in Walnut wood countertop designed by Sarah Kahn Turner of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath
Undermount sink in Walnut wood countertop

View additional designs by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. Visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library to see more designs featuring a Walnut Kitchen Island Top.

Photography by Bob Narod.

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Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source

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 Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by Lukejohn Dickson of La Source.

Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by Lukejohn Dickson of La Source
Lukejohn Dickson of La Source

 

About the Designer: Building from his training at The Rhode Island School of Design, Dickson uses his progressive business and design experience to create unique spaces for his clients. He was awarded “The Rachel Carson Environmental Award” for his contributions and work in ‘Green Design’. He was recognized by his business peers as one of Savannah’s “40 under 40 Business Leaders.” The Historic Savannah Foundation recognized Dickson for his projects completed as part of the Lincoln Street Initiative. Dickson has a passion for details. From salvaging architectural elements to sourcing just the right hardware no design element is considered too small. Dickson seeks to provide his clients with exceptional products. He travels extensively throughout the US and abroad to find the best products in the kitchen and bath industry.

A Tip from Lukejohn: Never loose sight of the Design-Vision. Every material, surface, appliance, lighting fixture, etc., should be reflected against the Design-Vision in order for the design to ensure it delivers the same excellence the vision brings to the table.

Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source
Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Kitchen Craft

Cabinet Hardware: Custom Made

Flooring: 12×24 Porcelain Tile, Marme

Countertops: Alaska White Granite, Grothouse Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top

Faucet: Moen

Sink: Lenova

Backsplash: Mosaic Glass Tile, Marme

Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Monorail Silver

Appliances: DCS

Undercabinet Lighting System: Legrand

Other Items, Comments or Advice: This kitchen was a complete gut renovation. The previous kitchen did not complement the modern architecture of the house, and the new design brings in elements of architectural details consistent with the home. The Grothouse bar top was intended to be a focal point, while not feeling like a “heavy bar”. You can see through to the lower level granite countertop, which compliments the various levels within the house to give a sense of openness.

Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source for a modern kitchen
Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source
Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top for a modern kitchen design by La Source
Modern kitchen design by La Source includes a Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top

View additional designs by La Source on their website. Visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library to see more kitchen designs featuring a Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top.

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Stained Ash Wood Counters designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes Stained Ash Wood Counters designed by Paul Bentham of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath.

Stained Ash Wood Counters designed by Paul Bentham
Paul Bentham of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

About the Designer: Paul began his design career as a qualified precision engineer for Armitage Shanks Bathrooms in his native U.K. Later, he moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands where he designed bathrooms and discovered his passion for general interior design. Subsequently, he became a qualified designer and extended his expertise to encompass all aspects of a home’s livable space, specializing in kitchens and bathrooms.

A Tip from Paul: Hiding the working parts of the kitchen was our biggest challenge, along with finding a way to provide adequate storage without having wall cabinets. We were able to solve both of these issues by installing a quartet of pantries along the sole supporting interior wall, and outfitting them with retractable doors. The tall doors open and slide into the sides of the cabinets, out of the way. Open, they reveal a wide expanse, almost 18 linear feet, of workspace with Absolute Black granite countertops.

Stained Ash Wood Counters designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Stained Ash Wood Counters designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Premier Custom Cabinetry

Countertops: Absolute Black Granite Countertops; Grothouse Ash Waterfall Wood Countertops finished in Ebony stain and sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in matte sheen

Sink: The Galley IWS-4-S-BL Workstation 4

Other Appliances: Miele KM5753 30″ Induction Cooktop, K1803VI 30″ RH Hinged Fully Intergrated Refrigerator, F1413VI 18″ LH Hinged Fully Intergrated Freezer, H6880BP 30″ Pureline M Touch Speed Oven, H6800 BM 24″ Pureline Speed Oven Trim Kit

Additional Comments and Advice: With no interior walls, we had to come up with innovative storage solutions. The concrete floors and support columns lent a coldness to the space so it was critical to bring in wood tones to add warmth and establish places to gather. The appliances and island cabinetry complement the walnut inlays in the floor. The dark ebony finish on the large islands’ Ash wood counters and on the columns surrounding the cabinetry grounds the two-story space in a dramatic fashion.

Stained Ash Wood Counters designed by Paul Bentham
Stained Ash Wood Counters designed by Paul Bentham
Stained Ash Wood Counters with Galley sink workstation
Stained Ash Wood Counters with a Galley sink workstation
Stained Ash Waterfall Wood Counters designed by Paul Bentham
Stained Ash Waterfall Wood Counters designed by Paul Bentham of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
Custom Stained Ash Waterfall Wood Counters
Custom Stained Ash Waterfall Wood Counters designed by Paul Bentham
Custom Stained Ash Wood Counter for a kitchen island
Custom Stained Ash Wood Counter for a kitchen island
Custom Stained Ash Wood Counter
Custom Stained Ash Wood Counter designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

View additional designs by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. To see more designs including Stained Ash Wood Counters, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Photography by Steven Paul Whitsitt Photography.

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Stained Cherry Wood Countertop designed by Coastal Cabinet Works

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 Stained Cherry Wood Countertop designed by Kelly Bailey of Coastal Cabinet Works.

About the Designer: Kelly has been surrounded by Nature’s best living in Sag Harbor, New York for most of her life. She has been designing kitchens in the Hamptons for over 15 years. Following the principle form follows function, she always incorporates details making each kitchen there own. She loves what she does – being creative based on clients wants, needs and budget.

A Tip from Kelly: “Do what you love.”

Stained Cherry Wood Countertop designed by Coastal Cabinet Works
Stained Cherry Wood Countertop designed by Coastal Cabinet Works

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Fieldstone Cabinetry

Flooring: Reclaimed Barnwood from 1885 in Pennsylvania

Countertops: Perimeter countertops – Cambria Ella; Island countertop – 2 1/4″ thick Stained Cherry wood countertop by Grothouse

Faucet: Blackman’s Plumbing Supply

Sink: Blackman’s Plumbing Supply

Backsplash: Glass Tile

Wall Color: White

Stove: Wolf

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero Wolf

Other Items, Comments or Advice: Home built by Truxel Homes LLC. Homeowner wanted a kitchen that was unique, but not over designed. Homeowner has a love of panel work, farmhouse style complimented that perfectly. Custom toe-kick makes the cabinetry more furniture-like. Grothouse top was a great way to add ‘warmth’ to the kitchen and break up all the white.

Cherry Wood Countertop designed by Kelly Bailey
Stained Cherry Countertop designed by Kelly Bailey
Stained Cherry Wood Countertop with a Farmhouse Sink
Stained Cherry Wood Countertop with a Farmhouse Sink
Stained Cherry Wood Countertop with Farmhouse Sink
Cherry Wood Countertop with Farmhouse Sink
Stained Cherry Countertop and Sub-Zero Wolf in kitchen design
Grothouse Cherry Countertop and Sub-Zero Wolf in kitchen designed by Coastal Cabinet Works
Stained Wood Countertop crafted out of All Heartwood Cherry
Stained Wood Countertop crafted out of All Heartwood Cherry
Stained Cherry Countertop for Farmhouse Kitchen
Stained Cherry Countertop for Farmhouse Kitchen

View additional designs by Coastal Cabinet Works on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. To see more designs including a Stained Cherry Wood Countertop, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by J.S. Brown & Co.

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 Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by Monica Miller, CMKBD, CR of J.S. Brown & Co.

Reclaimed Oak Counter design by Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co.
Monica Miller, CMKBD, CR of J.S. Brown & Co.

About the Designer: Monica works with her clients from the earliest conceptual stages of their project design through to the final walk through. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design and is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (NKBA) and a Certified Remodeler (NARI). Monica has over 25 years of experience in the residential construction industry and joined J.S. Brown & Co. in 2002 as a designer and sales consultant.

A Tip from Monica: It’s very tempting to follow trends, instead discuss your needs and budget with your designer and try to make decisions based on your personal tastes, budget, and practical issues like durability and maintenance concerns. Your home should reflect your style, not just what you see on television.

Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by J.S. Brown & Co.
Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by J.S. Brown & Co.

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Most existing cabinets remained and were painted. New pantry cabinet by Trail Cabinet.

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs

Flooring: Oak Hardwood and Limestone Tile

Countertops: Venetian Gold Granite and Grothouse Flat Grain Reclaimed Oak Counter sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Satin sheen.

Backsplash: Soho White 4×16 Subway Tile

Additional Comments and Advice: I love that this project reflects the style and youthful energy of the newlywed couple that lives here!

Reclaimed Oak Counter for a kitchen
Reclaimed Oak Counter for a kitchen designed by J.S. Brown & Co.
Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co.
Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co.

View additional designs by J.S. Brown & Co. on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. To see more designs including a Reclaimed Oak Counter, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Peruvian Walnut Counter top designed by Denise Quade Design

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 Peruvian Walnut Counter top designed by Denise Quade of Denise Quade Design.

Denise Quade of Denise Quade Design
Denise Quade of Denise Quade Design

About the Designer: Denise is especially known for putting her degree in interior design and 38 years of experience to work creating highly personalized and functional kitchens. Her bathrooms, home offices, family rooms, and bedrooms have garnered recognition as well. In 2010 she earned her CMKBD, one of only three in Wisconsin holding the esteemed certification. Through every project, large or small, Denise maintains her commitment to giving each client her best. Each client benefits from her talent, her time, her expertise, and her dedication to incomparable service.

A Tip from Denise: Really think about how you want your kitchen to function before you start thinking about how you want it to look. This client is a baker with very specific storage requirements so that drove the design of the island.

Peruvian Walnut Counter top designed by Denise Quade Design
Peruvian Walnut Counter top designed by Denise Quade Design

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Brookhaven Frameless Cabinets by Wood-Mode

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs

Flooring: Original Oak, Refinished onsite

Countertops: Torquay by Cambria; Peruvian Walnut Counter top finished with Grothouse Original Oil™

Sink: Main – Elkay EFRU311610, Prep – Elkay EFRU131610

Backsplash: 2 x 12 Glass Tile by DalTile

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Sidewalk Gray 2133-60

Stove: GE Monogram Dual Fuel ZDP366NPSS & GE Monogram ZET1PMSS

Dishwasher: Bosch

Other Appliances: GE Monogram Refrigerator ZISS480NXSS

Additional Comments and Advice: Don’t be afraid to lose your traditional table in the dining area of your kitchen. Expanding your island to serve as a seating area gives you the best of both worlds: more work space and a place you can gather for every day meals with your family. It creates a welcoming atmosphere that invites everyone to gather in the kitchen while the meals are being prepared.

Peruvian Walnut Counter top for a kitchen island
Peruvian Walnut Countertop for a kitchen island
Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Countertop
Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Countertop
Peruvian Walnut Counter top for a large kitchen island
Peruvian Walnut Counter top for a large kitchen island

View additional designs by Denise Quade Design on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. To see more designs including a Peruvian Walnut Counter top, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.