Reclaimed Chestnut Bar 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 Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Alicia Saso, AKBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio.

Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Alicia Saso of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Alicia Saso, AKBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

About the Designer: Alicia Saso, AKBD, graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture. For the past eight years, Alicia has specialized in residential kitchen and bath design. “I believe that the most important part of the design process is at the beginning. That is when you form a relationship with your client and learn what is most important to them. Once that is established, everything else falls into place. My goal is to design a space that not only meets my client’s vision but exceeds it.” Click here to read Alicia’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 Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Inset Cherry Wood Grabill Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs hardware in Brushed Nickel finish

Flooring: Pre-finished Walnut

Countertops: Grothouse Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top with Durata® Permanent Waterproof Finish in Satin sheen

Stone countertop: Quartzite Tempesta with Satin Finish

Faucet: Brizo in Stainless Steel

Sink: Blanco in Biscuit

Backsplash: Lineare, Textured, 11-1/2” x 23-1/2” Color: Crema. & Savoy, Mosaic, Herringbone Color: Bronze (Metalic) – also on raised countertop piece

Wall Color: By homeowner

Stove: Wolf 5 Burner Gas Cooktop

Dishwasher: Fisher Paykel

Other Appliances: Microwave: Sharp, Double oven: Wolf, Refrigerator/freezer: Sub-Zero, Wine station: Dacor

Additional Comments and Advice: The client loved the uniqueness of the Grothouse top since every piece made out of reclaimed wood is individually unique. This anchored the rustic design of the kitchen.

Custom Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Bar Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Design by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio designed a Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top
Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Bar Top for Kitchen Island Seating
Design featuring a Wood Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top for a Kitchen Island
Kitchen design featuring a Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Bar Top
Design by Alicia Saso of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio featuring Wood Bar Top
Design by Alicia Saso of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

See this design and more by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio on their website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. More designs featuring a Reclaimed Chestnut Bar 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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Kitchen Island Bar Ideas

An extremely popular design in today’s homes are kitchen islands that include a bar seating area. Grothouse wood surfaces are often used for kitchen islands. This is because wood is a warm, relaxing material – and much better for eating breakfast and drinking a cup of coffee on a cold morning than stone or concrete. Wood is also very kind to fine china and other tableware. Most designers incorporate the wood surface as the entire kitchen island top, although some designers choose to only use the wood surfaces for the bar seating area. Here are some kitchen island bar ideas for inspiration.

Kitchen Island Bar Ideas | Design Inspiration

Kitchen Island Bar Ideas with wood countertops
Design by Past Basket

Past Basket designed this Peruvian Walnut wood countertop to grace the entire kitchen island. On one side of the island, there is a sink and plenty of food preparation space. On the other side of the island is a great bar seating area. This kitchen island makes for a great entertainment space.

Kitchen island bar ideas with wood countertops
Design by Showcase Kitchens

Showcase Kitchens designed this distressed Walnut wood counter for the entire kitchen island top. Similar to the last design mentioned, this kitchen island has a sink on one side with plenty of food preparation space, and a bar seating area on the other side.

Kitchen Island Bar Ideas with Wood Tops
Design by Libby Mullin

Libby Mullin designed this kitchen to have an island with two Walnut wood countertops. One countertop is for the lower level of the kitchen island, which can be used for a food preparation space. The other countertop is raised creating a bar seating area. This clever design takes advantage of every available inch of the island space.

Kitchen Island Bar Ideas Raised Wood countertop with Marble
Design by Braam’s Custom Cabinetry

Braam’s Custom Cabinetry designed this kitchen with two islands. The kitchen island shown in this image exhibits how wood and marble can be united for an overall beautiful appearance. The raised wood kitchen bar allows for a comfortable seating area. Since wood is a warmer material than marble, it naturally lightens the feel of the kitchen.

Kitchen Island Bar Ideas with Wood Pastore Countertop
Design by Griffey Remodeling

Griffey Remodeling designed this kitchen island to include a Grothouse Walnut wood Pastore™ waterfall counter for the bar seating area.

For more kitchen island bar ideas, visit our Countertop Image Library.