John Dean Custom Blue Painted Inset Kitchen

Andover, Connecticut

This new John Dean Custom, blue inset kitchen cabinetry is gorgeous! Our clients chose quarter sawn white oak for their beautiful, contrasting island…and it really makes this space complete. The island includes plenty of storage, seating and space to prepare meals. It also shows off their Blue Illusion Quartzite countertops, by CT Soapstone, which is their ‘favorite thing’ about their new kitchen! The lovely pendant lights above their island are from CT Lighting. The second tier of cabinetry offers additional storage, with a peek of decorative treasures from the glass doors and soft lighting. The surrounding countertops and their beautiful, deep kitchen sink are made of Soapstone; which also came from CT Soapstone. The pantry space has spacious pull out shelves, and they are very convenient for reaching those pantry items in the back of the cabinet. Their handsome stainless steel hood is by Faber and their gas range is by Thermador. You’ll notice two pullouts on the left and right side of their range; one for spices and the other for baking sheets, this was a must have for their new kitchen! They decided on Bosch appliances for their refrigerator and dishwasher. The sturdy, black hardware they chose is from Old World Hardware, and they look fantastic on their new custom cabinets. Their contractor Rob Melanson, the owner of Robert Melanson Construction, did a spectacular job creating a warm and inviting space for their dream kitchen. These happy homeowners couldn’t be more pleased Rob and his team! It looks like the only thing left to do in this gorgeous kitchen is to…cook, eat, entertain & have fun!


Of the many aspects to building our new home, the experience we had with Dean Cabinetry was one of the best. We sat down with the designer, Sean, who walked us through the process, helped to make sure there was a home for everything in our kitchen and that the cabinets would fit our particular aesthetics. We toured the shop and saw the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Dean offers. Our cabinets were delivered and installed exactly when our builder was ready for them and they are not only beautiful to look at, but really functional as well. I wish I had known about Dean Cabinetry 15 years ago when we remodeled the kitchen in our old house. We could have saved a lot of money and gotten a nicer product. I highly recommend checking out Dean if you are considering a new kitchen! Cathy S.