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.
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.
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™
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
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.
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