Ideas Into Designs 5

The Artisan Shop turns 
a vision into reality.

Crafting one-of-a-kind, custom cabinetry takes more than talent; it takes skill, precision and patience. These abilities don’t develop overnight. Rather, they take years upon years of projects and hard work. This is one of the many reasons why The Artisan Shop is one of the premier, award-winning custom cabinet companies in the Rocky Mountain region. Since every client desires a different design and personal aesthetic, no two kitchens are identical. Take a look at the two, drastically-different-yet-equally-stunning kitchens the company has recently designed. Most homes fall somewhere in-between these two varieties with a transitional style incorporating concepts from both traditional and modern.


This kitchen cabinetry is crafted with rustic black walnut with a glazed finish. Light, stone countertops top off the look. An aspen white-painted island offsets the dark wood and includes a distressed, hand sand-thru finish. In short, it is painted and then sanded and distressed to blend in with the rest of the home and gives it an older, warmer feel.

The homeowners worked closely with The Artisan Shop designers for over a year—for not only their kitchen, but their entire house—to blend so many wood species and finishes to maintain the intended overall design theme. Throughout all rooms, a total of eight different wood species and 10 different finishes were used. The combination of great design and Artisan quality created an impressive, award-winning home.


A polar opposite of the Colorado Rustic kitchen, this sleek kitchen uses a combination of acrylic and modern technology. White Reflekt acrylic with red ascents adds interest, while the backlight backsplash with interwoven bamboo is both functional and artistic. Cut-outs create unique design elements along with big, stainless steel bar pulls. The designers wanted clean, simple lines with pops of color, which result in a space that shows beautifully, day or night. (Extra wow factor: The whole kitchen lights up via remote control.)

The Artisan Shop used hidden design elements that aren’t apparent at first glance. Servo-drive hinges open and close the cabinets with only a slight touch of the hand, a style popular in both Boulder and Denver where the modern movement continues to grow.

This type of contrast, designing cabinetry in drastically different styles, goes through The Artisan Shop’s production facility daily. A Colorado-proud company with nearly 40 employees between its Loveland showroom and factory and Boulder’s showroom, it has the ability to take customer’s dreams and build tangible, touchable, gorgeous cabinetry to set them apart from others.

Boulder Showroom & Design Center

3070 28th Street