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Cabinet Design Studio

Quality, Design, and Beauty

By Angella Arndt


If you look around your home and feel anything less than happy with the state of your space, it might be time for a remodeling project. Some spaces are functional but outdated; others are in need of a redesign to be truly useful and enjoyable. No matter what your home needs, you can turn to Cabinet Design Studio to help you create a space that makes you feel happy to be at home.


Tim Silknitter opened Cabinet Design Studio in October of 2021. As owner of Gitt Construction, a remodeling company, he wanted a space where customers could see products on display and have a place to plan their projects. Cabinet Design Studio is a natural extension of his business for those interested in remodeling their home. 


Cabinet Design Studio offers stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinets in various styles, finishes, and colors. Cabinets can improve any room in the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, and basements. Specialty features like spice racks, trash pullouts, drawer dividers, hidden pan racks, and closet organizers are also available, to help you customize your space for the way you and your family like to use it. 


Cabinet Design Studio is not just cabinets! They can help you with any part of the remodeling process. They offer countertops in quartz, granite, and natural stone. Many flooring options are available, including luxury vinyl tile, luxury vinyl plank, tile, and hardwood. Hardware, fixtures, and lighting options are available to complement any project. 


Designer Michaela Mencke joined the company in January of 2021 to manage the construction process and help open the business. A native Nebraskan, Michaela graduated from Wayne State University, majoring in interior design, and has over 10 years of experience in the industry. 


Their primary focus is kitchens, baths, and basements, Michaela notes, but they can handle any organization project to make a home more functional. Most importantly, she says, they only offer high-quality products. Whether customers are interested in stock, semi-custom, or custom cabinets, they will find only high-quality lines at Cabinet Design Studio. 


Customer experience, quality, and design are the cornerstones of their service approach. “Customer service begins the moment someone walks into our business,” Michaela says. “We spend as much time with each client as they need for their project. We are as involved as our clients need us to be throughout the process.” They handle requests of any size, whether a client only needs hardware or has a comprehensive remodel in mind. Clients can work with an in-house designer, a Cabinet Design Studio design partner, or an independent designer, builder, or remodeler. 


Cabinet Design Studio’s in-house designers have considerable experience in cabinet and space design. They work with individual clients or in collaboration with independent designers or contractors. The business also has local interior design partners available for clients. The showroom features displays from in-house designers and partners.  


Several in-house design service options are available. Clients can schedule a complimentary studio consultation to look at products, review projects, and discuss ideas, services, and budgets. Clients with a design idea in mind can bring their plan, measurements, and images to receive a basic estimate for countertops, backsplashes, hardware, flooring, and lighting. 


More in-depth services include estimates for cabinetry, floor plans, and 3-D images when project information is finalized. The in-house designers and design partners provide detailed bid proposals, including measurements, floor plans, elevations, pricing, and 3-D images; fees depend upon the size and scope of the project. Although Cabinet Design Studio is not a general contractor, they offer services like installation of cabinets, countertops, and hardware. They also move backsplash outlets and install under-cabinet lighting.


Michaela explains that Cabinet Design Studio offers start-to-finish service for remodeling projects, striving to take any hassles off their clients’ hands. “We work with installers, create an installation package, visit the work site, and coordinate subcontractors.” Emphasis is also placed on creating spaces that are both beautiful and functional. “Our staff enjoys working on plans and adding interest with textures and dimension to create the perfect space.” 


Michaela loves to hear that clients are happy with their projects. “We have had clients tell us they can’t believe it’s their home when they see the final result,” she says. “It is so rewarding to know that you helped create a space for a client that is functional, is comfortable, and adds beauty to their day-to-day life.”


Cabinet Design Studio is located at 14637 Industrial Road in Omaha. The studio is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday and Saturday by appointment. Call 531-301-9550 or email for more information. You can find them online at

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Michaela Mencke, Lead Designer

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