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 Wood Countertop designed by 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: If you select a beautiful stone for the countertops, consider bringing it up the splash so you can see it from any view. This stone is such a show stopper and carrying up the walls really impacts the space.
Cabinet Manufacturer: Brookhaven Frameless Cabinets by Wood-Mode
Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs
Flooring: Original Oak, Refinished onsite
Countertops: Super White Extra Quartzite; Peruvian Walnut Kitchen Island Countertop with a Conventional Double Roman Ogee edge profile, sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen.
Backsplash: Super White Extra Quartzite
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray
Stove: 36″ Wolf Dual Fuel Range
Additional Comments and Advice: If there is an element you love, find a way to use it and don’t be afraid to compromise. This client wanted a zinc countertop on her island originally, but the sticker shock of the price caused her to hesitate. She was originally thinking of having a walnut table, but by switching the two and finding a table with a zinc top, she was able to have both!
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