Exquisite Woods Featured In This Kitchen and Bath

Here in Ohio, cherry & walnut are 2 of our most prized wood species. Both are cherished for their depth of figuring and grain movements. At this home in Loveland, they chose both of those species for their custom kitchen and bathroom remodels.

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The cherry kitchen cabinets have a brown stain, complimenting the darker veining in the oak floors.

stained cherry kitchen
cherry stained cabinets

The island is also cherry, but painted with a black vinyl that was sanded through on the edges to reveal the cherry beneath, blending the island and perimeter cabinets together.

black island

 

For the bathroom, they went with a natural walnut vanity.

walnut vanity
walnut vanity

And replaced the old linen closet with a much more efficient and versatile cabinet.

walnut linen cabinet

The remodeling contractor on this project was Meyer Brothers and Sons. For other bathroom remodels, click here.

Period Kitchen in Oakley

While the homeowners loved their neighborhood, with downtown Oakley within walking distance, they didn't love their kitchen. It was small, enclosed, and very lacking in both storage and character.

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before

We suggested to the contractor to open things up to both the dining room and family room, which required some major structural changes and precise construction techniques.

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after

We also suggested opening the non bearing wall from the front.

 before

before

This created views from the front door all the way to the rear family room, something the homeowner really appreciated for it greatly increased the feeling of openness for the entire first floor.

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after

In order to achieve the character piece, we decided on inset cabinets with simple flat panel doors and slab drawers. 

Floating shelves

We decided on a distressed walnut top, finished with OSMO Poly-x natural oil, to preserve warmth and texture.

walnut top

In order to maximize storage, we took advantage of small spaces by adding in-cabinet accessories.

in-cabinet accessories

In the end, our team was able to deliver to the clients exactly what they envisioned: a kitchen that they loved.

This project was completed in partnership with Meyer Brothers and Sons. To view additional kitchen transformations, please click here.