Kitchen Design Stories: Kitchen Refresh with Oak Cabinetry

"One of the most important features of this new home is the relatable and comfortable kitchen," explained kitchen designer, Megan Dent of Mingle Showroom in Plymouth, MN. "The kitchen is the hub of activity for this family of four and having a welcoming space where everyone feels "at home" was of top priority.” 

Gray stained oak and white painted cabinets in a stunning transitional styled kitchen.

With the open layout of the home, the kitchen and the island are the gathering place for the entire family. In the overall design of the kitchen, the island was specifically designed with a two-drawer base on each end to provide storage for school supplies, homework and personal items for both of their school-age children.

The unique mix of materials and finishes helps set the tone, with white painted cabinetry for the upper cabinetry and gray-stained Oak cabinetry for the lower units. "The Smoke stain color on Oak creates an attractive modern look to the more traditional wood grain and texture of Oak, and it made this kitchen feel warm and inviting while the white painted cabinetry makes it feel open and airy."

This is not the golden oak of the 80’s and 90’s, however. With the choice of a warm gray stain, the beautifully textured grain of Oak creates a warm and relatable feel for the kitchen island as well as the kitchen pantry.

This is not the golden oak of the 80’s and 90’s, however. With the choice of a warm gray stain, the beautifully textured grain of Oak creates a warm and relatable feel for the kitchen island as well as the kitchen pantry.

The centerpiece of the kitchen is the beautiful metal hood with brushed brass details that complement the hardware, faucet and lighting. Even the metal mesh in the cabinetry doors, creates a stunning open display space for plateware with an accent to coordinate with the hood.

Close up of Dura Supreme Cabinets with a wired insert on white painted cabinets that matches the brass, copper metal hood.

“The family LOVES their new kitchen and how it functions for their personal, intimate family gatherings and helps to welcome family and friends into their home!” explained Megan.

Designer and her completed kitchen remodel of a white, gold and dark gray oak kitchen.

Kitchen design by Megan Dent of Mingle Showroom, Plymouth, MN.  For more information about Mingle, contact www.mingleteam.com

Dura Supreme cabinetry with Kendall Panel door style, Linen White paint and Oak with Smoke finish.

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