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.


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.

Opening things up in Montgomery

These repeat clients had a desire to open the kitchen up to both the dining room and family room. Opening things up to the dining room really helps guest feel welcome as soon as they walk into the door, and helps tremendously while entertaining. Removing the wall between the family room and kitchen helps mom and dad keep track of the little one while she plays in the family room and they cook dinner.



The removal of soffits, building in the refrigerator, and other small details really make a big impact in any kitchen remodel.

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In addition to new cabinets in the kitchen, they also wanted new built-in cabinetry in the family room to match, since it is now opened up directly to the kitchen. We installed conduit from the cabinet on the right to an opening behind the TV so the owners could have the components and wires completely hidden. Also, we added more storage behind doors to have places to hide toys and things they want out of sight.

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The walnut top at the peninsula matches the walnut mantel in the family room, creating connecting features that also help to unify the spaces.

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Soapstone counters, along with the walnut top and dark stained oak floors (all naturally oiled) help keep things warm and textured with the white cabinets and white backsplash.

soapstone tops

Unique custom features like the wine storage and 2-stage angled crown mold leave no details unconsidered.

cabinet wine storage
Top notch organization — from start to finish! They are extremely easy to work with and make you feel like you’re part of the family as well. Their ability to make cabinets and fine trim is absolutely amazing. They were able to work with us right from the start. We didn’t know exactly what we wanted but their architect was able to work with us and change the drawings several times as we changed our minds.
— Nate P.
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farmhouse sink

The remodeling contractor for this project was Meyer Brothers and Sons. To view additional remodeling projects by them, please 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.



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.



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



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.



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.


Country Chic Kitchen

Sally and I had several meetings before finalizing the design. I not only helped her with the cabinet design and layout, but also worked intentionally with her to design the entire kitchen, breakfast, dining and family room space.


When designing a kitchen, one of the first things I do is look around at the adjacent room and ask specific questions to try and gain understanding from the client on exactly how they want not only their kitchen to flow and feel like, but also how adjacent spaces need to be considered to create a cohesive architectural design. The following before and after photos hopefully show the transformation:










Once we landed on a layout and which walls to open up and remove, we were able to focus in on the details of the kitchen. Sally already had a specific style to her home, so we designed the cabinetry to accentuate the existing feel and decor.


This was accomplished with features such as the cabinet finish, decorative feet and moldings, hardware, plumbing fixtures, etc.

Stellar Cabinetry proved much more beautiful than I imagined. Custom beyond belief. Every detail precisely worked out with well educated and experienced professionals. So very helpful and patient!!!! Nothing was finalized until I was totally convinced of the beautiful outcome. Every aspect of this kitchen remodel was enjoyable. I wish we could do it all over again.
— Sally M.

She and her husband liked the cabinetry so much they commissioned us to build them a large table for the whole family, kids and grand kids, to gather around.


This project was completed in conjunction with Meyer Brothers and Sons. To see other kitchens completed by them, please click here.