Homey. Elegant. Classic. Warm. Charming. This French country-inspired home perfectly embodies this timeless design aesthetic.

This remodel project chock-full of custom cabinetry set out to create spaces that felt cozy, inviting, and organic all while allowing for the gathering of large groups of family and friends. The French country-inspired kitchen shows off a mixture of natural materials like marble and alder wood. The cabinetry from Grabill Cabinets was thoughtfully designed to look like furniture. The island, dining table, and bar work table allow for enjoying good food and company throughout the space. The large metal range hood from Raw Urth stands sentinel over the professional range, creating a contrasting focal point in the design. Cabinetry that stretches from floor to ceiling eliminates the look of floating upper cabinets while providing ample storage space.

In the kitchen bar area, another workspace has been laid out to maximize the space’s hosting potential. This cozy corner features a large worktable, marble countertop, undermount sink, large wine refrigerator, and ample upper and lower cabinetry. Custom vintage-inspired mirrored cabinetry doors are a beautiful design moment bringing sparkle into the space.

In the living room, stunning built-ins flank the fireplace. These beautiful bookcases show off the design range custom cabinetry permits. Custom built-ins are also used in the home office to create a focal wall and desk space. In both spaces, including the kitchen and powder bathroom, the same custom stain is used to reinforce a cohesive look throughout the home.

French Country Kitchen

Project Team

  • Cabinetry: Grabill Cabinets
  • Countertops: Grothouse, Great Lakes Granite
  • Range Hood: Raw Urth
  • Builder: Ron Wassenaar
  • Interior Designer: Diane Hasso Studios
  • Photography: Ashley Avila Photography


  • Kitchen Perimeter and Bar: Devonshire door style, custom white paint on maple
  • Kitchen Island: Devonshire door style, custom stain on alder
  • Living Room Built-In Bookcases: Devonshire door style, custom stain on maple
  • Office: Full overlay door style, custom stain on maple
  • Powder Bathroom: Devonshire door style, custom stain on maple

Design Selections

  • Range Hood: Raw Urth Montrose metal range hood, light washed patina finish with rivets
  • Kitchen Countertops: Honed Calcatta Bettogli marble
  • Office Countertop: Grothouse Anvil Palladium metal finish
  • Powder Bath Countertop: Honed Matarazzo marble


  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Style: French Country, Transitional
  • Job Type: Remodel

Custom cabinetry in lieu of furniture pieces in the living room and home office allowed the homeowner to express their style without limitation.

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