Kitchen Remodel Reveal: Wonderfully Walnut

We’re wrapping up 2019 with another kitchen remodel reveal! Our kitchen and bath designer worked with her clients to transform their kitchen with a new design and higher quality cabinetry. This kitchen is appropriatly named “Wonderfully Walnut!”


The clients built their home back in 2004, and the quality of the cabinetry their builder provided wasn’t what they expected. We are so glad they found us to give them beautiful new cabinetry, improved functionality, and an enjoyable design experience.


Thanks to our wonderful photographer Scott Amundson for these beautiful photos of the completed project!

Kitchen Remodel Walnut Kitchen Island

The basis and starting point for this kitchen design was updated cabinetry. Secondly, the clients wanted the kitchen to fit with the style of the rest of their home. They also loved the color and grain of walnut cabinetry and wanted to integrate it into their new design. To match the existing door and window casing, Decor Cabinet Company created a custom paint color match for the clients’ painted cabinets.

To kick off the design process, the designer asked very detailed questions about how they use their kitchen. The clients felt that their current kitchen didn’t make the best use of the available space, and the designer took this into careful consideration in the new design. Armed with this information, a completely new layout was not necessary; rather, by customizing cabinet sizes, heights and accessories, and moving only the refrigerator the clients’ storage needs were satisfied.

A few other notable design details:

  • The island size increased for more cooking and countertop space
  • The fridge was moved to the sink wall to allow for a more efficient work flow. This is important for a functional kitchen design!
  • A pantry was a must – you see it in the large, walnut storage cabinets with pocket doors. We are seeing these pocket door storage cabinets a lot lately! The designer created a coffee station space on one side and used the other side for utility storage, the microwave and other small appliances. There are also roll-out drawers in the lower cabinets for dry goods and food storage
  • The homeowners loved their new brass hardware finishes which paired perfectly with the creamy paint color and warm walnut

Walnut Kitchen with Painted Cream Cabinets Warm Kitchen

Warm Kitchen Wall Tile and Sink Natural Lighting

Walnut Cabinetry and Coffee Bar in Kitchen

Walnut Cabinetry for Storage in Kitchen

Brass Knobs on Wolf Range in Kitchen

The clients rave about their high quality cabinets and improved kitchen design. (And we really loved their passion for functional cabinetry!) Our designer’s expertise in listening to the clients’ wants and needs resulted in a beautiful, warm and most importantly, functional kitchen for a wonderful family.

Matt Shankweiler says

While the walnut in the remodel is nice the white is overbearing. We’ve seen this movie before in the 90’s with the short lived “white kitchen” trend. Personally I find it cold and sterile. I want my kitchen and house to be warm and inviting… not an effective hospital. I found the before pics showed a space that was warm and comfortable, but I guess whatever people are into. If I were to use white I would use it sparingly to give some “pop” but beyond that it becomes too much.

The Mingle Team says

Hi Matt,
We definitely see where you are coming from. White kitchens are timeless and classic but not for everyone, we have learned over our years of experience! Thank you for your input. We hope you have a great day!
MacKenzie @ Mingle

Cherie says

I love the look of this kitchen. Please can you share where the stools are from and the paint colour of the cabinets. Thanks in advance.

mingleteam says

Hi there! Thank you! It sure is beautiful. The cabinets were a custom color and here is that information: Custom –Crescent Moon (Pittsburg Paints & Stains). And the stools were from Restoration Hardware and here are those details: Reese Fabric Stool – Countertop stool w/ Brass finish in performance velvet – color: Twilight.

Let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Have a great day! MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Selena Njegovan says

This is lovely! What colour grout was used for the backsplash?

mingleteam says

Hi Selena! Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we don’t have the grout color information as we mainly provided the cabinetry design & installation.

Have a wonderful day. MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Amy says

Love the warmth of this kitchen! Can you share what stain you used on the walnut? Thanks!

mingleteam says

Hi Amy,

Thank you so much! The walnut is our cabinet partner, Decor Cabinets’, natural walnut cabinetry 🙂 No additional stain. Let us know if we can be of further assistance, and it is our pleasure.

MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Jayne Watson says

Those pendants! Love them. Can you share who makes them? thanks

Katie says

Hello! LOVE this kitchen! Could you share where you found the brass hardware?


mingleteam says

Hi Katie,

Thanks so much for the nice comment! We’re happy you love it. The hardware is from Emtek. It is their Jasper collection in the Satin Brass finish.

Thanks and have a great day,
MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

mingleteam says

Hi Jayne! The pendants are from Visual Comfort 🙂

Thank you & have a great day,
MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Andrea Braga says

Do you know what stain you used on the floors?

mingleteam says

Hi Andrea,

Because we specialize in cabinetry, we don’t always provide all of the products to complete a remodel such as flooring, lighting, tile, etc. We sometimes do, our interior design team sometimes is part of the project to make those selections, or the client provides it themselves.

For this project, here is the information I have for you regarding the flooring: It is Existing Red Birch flooring and it was refinished with a custom stain. We unfortunately don’t have the custom stain information.

Thank you & have a wonderful day,
MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Molly McGregor says

I love the mosaic in the backsplash! Such a beautiful and special touch. Are you able to share the source for the tile?

mingleteam says

Hi Molly,

Thank you for the kind words! We would be happy to provide that information for you.
Here is what I have for information on the accent tile: Lycian Rhomboid polished blend – Apollo

Let us know if we can be of any further assistance and it is our pleasure. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Lisa says

Absolutely beautiful!! I am considering custom walnut cabinets and want them to turn out just like those. I read they have no additional stain. Is that correct? I am considering matte sealer. What did you use?

mingleteam says

Hi Lisa,

You are correct! This is a natural walnut from one of our cabinet partners, Decor Cabinet Company.

Thank you for checking out our blog! Have a nice day and let us know if we may be of any further assistance.

Amy says

Wow – such a stunning transformation! Could you share the dimensions of this kitchen? I’m specifically interested in how long the stove/oven countertop is. Thank you!

mingleteam says

Thank you, Amy! See below for the dimensions and please let us know if we can help you with anything else. 🙂

Kitchen dimensions: 15’ x 13’
Cooktop wall: 102″

carpenter in Jaipur says

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thanks for this beautiful article.

mingleteam says

We are glad it has served as inspiration for you! Thank you for checking out our blog.

mich says

Love the walnut cabinets did you clear coat the walnut? They have a beautiful brown hue and I have played around with walnut and get a vey profound red color?

mingleteam says

These cabinets are finished with a catalyzed finish, and they are a natural walnut. Thank you, Michael and best of luck with your project!

SnapKitchen0741 says

Thanks for being so transparent with us about everything (I know cost can be a sensitive piece of info to throw out there so thanks for sharing! A stressful time that you handled with laughs and ease!

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Ellie says

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Kayla Hoem says

Thank you! That wood hood is from Décor Cabinets.

Hoodsly says

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