Month: August 2017

One of the only downsides of a small kitchen is the limitation for storage space. With Kountry Kraft custom cabinetry, you can create many different and unique storage areas. From pottery and glassware to miscellaneous items you don’t want exposed, we offer many different small kitchen storage ideas.

Small Kitchen Storage Ideas

Storage areas can be created to be on display or hidden in your kitchen. Many homeowners like to display colorful pottery or glassware in their kitchen and others prefer it to be hidden. Below you will see many different small kitchen storage ideas using Kountry Kraft cabinetry. Don’t see what you are looking for below? Contact us and we can create a customized storage solution for you.

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Don’t limit storage to areas within arms’ reach. Ceiling-height cabinets or shelves are perfect for that appliance or casserole dish you never use. High cabinets and shelves can make a small kitchen space feel more open.

decorative woven baskets for small kitchen storage ideas





Declutter an open-shelving mess with decorative woven baskets or colored bins. Decorative bins keep your kitchen organized and stylish.







spice cabinets are used for small kitchen storage ideas





Don’t fill up a whole cabinet with just spices, take advantage of an awkward small space for pull-out shelf.






hidden storage cabinets for small kitchen storage ideas



De-clutter your countertops using hidden storage space for your appliances like a toaster and coffee maker.




organized keurig coffee cups for small kitchen storage ideas





We can also create custom drawers for your k-cups or other small items so they stay organized and easily accessible.






pull out trash bins for small kitchen storage ideas



Since floor space is already limited in your small kitchen, incorporating your trash and recycling bins into your cabinetry provides more available floor space.






small kitchen storage ideas include a functional kitchen island





Having a functional kitchen island creates a central storage unit for everything you want in your kitchen, but never seem to have enough space for.







freezer drawers provide convenience and more room for small kitchen storage ideas




Freezer drawers are a space saving design that leaves a smaller footprint and provides convenience.







Check out more organizing tips for your kitchen space in this article by Good Housekeeping. Visit our planning & functionality page to be inspired to make your kitchen as functional as it is beautiful.

Mixing kitchen cabinet styles and finishes is common in today’s home. Many people are hesitant when it comes to redoing their cabinetry because of it not matching the rest of the house. Many believe that if they redo their cabinets in one room, they must redo them everywhere. This isn’t necessarily true. A house has one style; however, every room can uniquely reflect that style. Different colored cabinetry is common throughout a house, primarily because each room is going to have its own color scheme. Cabinetry doesn’t always have to match; there are many ways to meld different colors and styles together.

Most homes have a consistent trim system for door and window case molding, baseboard and other accessory trim but that doesn’t require all cabinets to be the same manufacturer and style. Mixing kitchen cabinet styles and colors is common both throughout the home and in the same room.

mixing kitchen cabinet styles and finishes in a kitchen  mixing kitchen cabinet styles and finishes in a kitchen

The kitchen above has one style of cabinetry made of two different woods and two different finishes. The perimeter cabinets are an inset cabinet style made of hard maple wood and finished with a simple white paint. The island cabinetry is an inset cabinet style as well but made of walnut wood with a natural 25-degree finish. Both of these cabinet finishes blend perfectly with the floor color and overall color scheme of the kitchen.

Check out what professionals on Houzz have to say different cabinet colors. You can also view an article by HGTV on mixing cabinet styles and finishes. Visit our paint colors page to see what colors you can combine in your kitchen!

Summer Recipes

Beat the heat this summer with these delicious outdoor kitchen recipes. These meals are perfect for eating al fresco or in the comfort of your kitchen.

Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon

Outdoor Kitchen Recipes for the Summer Time Poolside

This recipe by Cafe Delites puts a flavorful twist on classic salmon recipes. The perfect combination of spice and citrus, this dish is flavorful, fast, and easy to make in your outdoor kitchen or inside!


½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (or juice of 2 limes)

¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 4 crushed garlic cloves)

1½ teaspoons red chili flakes (adjust to your preference of spice)

1 teaspoon ground Cumin

1½ teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon honey

4 salmon fillets (wild caught if possible)

1 red bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped

1 green bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped

1 yellow bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped

1 onion, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to grill/broil settings on high heat. Spray a baking sheet tray with cooking oil spray; set aside.
  2. Whisk lime juice, parsley, olive oil, water, garlic, chili flakes, cumin, salt and parsley together to combine. Add the honey and whisk again until the honey runs smooth through the rest of the ingredients. Arrange the salmon fillets, peppers and onion in a single layer on the prepared baking tray; and pour over half of the marinade. Toss peppers and onion to coat; and rotate the salmon to coat in the marinade.

Broil / grill until the peppers are just beginning to char at the edges (about 10 minutes) and the salmon is cooked to your liking (about 10 minutes). Remove from the oven and serve immediately with lime wedges and remaining marinade for added flavor. (If the peppers are not done to your liking, simply transfer the salmon to a plate and return peppers to the oven until roasted to your liking).

Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

Outdoor Kitchen Recipes for the Summer - Chicken Skewers on the Grill

Under 400 calories, this summer meal by The Recipe Critic is easy and delicious. This dish combines fresh lemon, herbs, and garlic to create the perfect summer skewers.



1½ tablespoons finely minced garlic

1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest

4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ cup minced fresh herbs, I used a mix of basil, rosemary and oregano

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


2 medium zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices

1 large red bell pepper, cut into ¾ inch squares

1 medium red onion, cut into wedges and then ¾ inch squares

1¼ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 lemon cut into wedges for serving


  1. In a small bowl combine garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Place cut vegetables in a zip lock bag and add 3 tablespoons of the herb marinade. Toss to coat. Place chicken in separate bag and add remaining marinade and toss to coat. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 4-6 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Thread the skewers alternating with meat and vegetables. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for 3-4 minutes and then flip. Continue to cook and flip when necessary until the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and squeeze on top.

These summer recipes are sure to please guests during your summertime dinner parties. Check out our inspirations page for ideas to create your outdoor kitchen! Stay tuned for more of our favorite outdoor kitchen recipes. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest events in and out of the shop!