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New year means new kitchen cabinet trends. Kountry Kraft is always staying up to date with the latest and greatest trends to provide our customers with exclusive kitchen design ideas.

2019 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Wood on Wood

Using Wood all Over your Kitchen is Popular with Kitchen Cabinet Trends Wooden Cabinetry paired with Wooden Countertops Perfect for Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Design by Marina Rubina, Architect           Photography by Todd Mason, Halkin Photography

When you think of using wood in a kitchen your mind automatically goes to hardwood flooring. But the versatility of wood allows for it to be used in many more ways. Featured above are custom cabinet boxes showcasing wooden shelves inside as well. The custom walnut cabinetry is finished with a natural 25° stain, creating a warming and welcoming environment.

 

Storage Walls

Current Kitchen Cabinet Trends are Storage Walls that Provides an Ample Amount of Storage Current Kitchen Cabinet Trends is Incorporating a Storage Wall into a Kitchen

Design by Integrated Kitchens LLC

In 2019 were not letting any space go to waste. Storage walls are on the rise due to their functionality and ample amount of storage. Add pantry pull outs to incorporate easy accessibility, as shown above.

 

Shelving

Current Kitchen Cabinet Trends Featured in this Kitchen is Open Shelving  Current Kitchen Cabinet Trends Feature Glass Shelving which is Featured in this Kitchen

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs         Photography by Chris Veith

Open shelving has been a popular trend since 2018 and continues to rise in 2019. But this year glass shelving is on the rise as well. Glass shelving creates a new dimension while allowing your exquisite dishware to be portrayed. We can see why glass and open shelving are becoming more popular due to the similarity between the two.

 

Dark Dramatic Colors

Current Kitchen Cabinet Trends in 2019 are Known for Incorporating Dark Kitchen Cabinetry

Design by Samantha Petzrick Chinn of Petzrick Chinn Designs, LLC

This year is all about dark and dramatic colors. By incorporating dark cabinetry, you can add some flare to an all-white kitchen. Adding depth and personality to your space.

 

Natural Touches

Weathered Grain Cabinets Create a Natural Touch for Current Kitchen Cabinet Trends Weathered Grain Cabinets Create a Rustic Environment for Great Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Design by PK Surroundings     Photography by Mike Barron, Tech Simple, LLC

Adding natural touches in a kitchen is becoming more popular due to the unique and unfinished look it creates. Featured above is Kountry Kraft’s weathered grain cabinets that bring a warm and rustic feel into this kitchen.

Kountry Kraft wants the best for your home, which is why we are constantly keeping up with the current kitchen cabinet trends. Visit our website to gain kitchen inspiration on how to incorporate these trends during your next kitchen remodel! You can also check out our Houzz page to view our recently completed designs!

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Living Coral was chosen as the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. For the past 20 years Pantone has been choosing one color that is influential in all industries.

Pantone Color of the Year – Living Coral

Pantone is known for its color matching system, a tool to allow consistent and accurate color everywhere. This means you can make sure any color matches without having to lay them out next to each other, all you need is the numerical color value. To go further in depth with color, Pantone created the Pantone Color Institute to identify global color trends.

 

The Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral which is a Vibrant Yet Mellow Shade

The Pantone Color Institute goes through a selection process every year with their color experts. Looking for a specific shade that is on trend in the entertainment industry, films in production, fashion, design and many more. This year they chose Living Coral, a vibrant yet mellow shade.

 

Using the Pantone Color of the Year

Kountry Kraft Custom Cabinetry Crafted in the Shop featuring the Pantone Color of the Year

Sherwin Williams Paint Match – Animated Coral

Our designers decided to make our own unique color based on the color of the year. We created a paint match to Sherwin Williams Animated Coral and created this beautiful coral shade shown above. This shade will create a refreshing pop of color, creating a luminous glow to any space. This piece was later placed in a beautiful beach house bathroom.

 

Custom Cabinetry Featuring the Pantone Color of the Year Designed by Pure Design Works

Design by Pure Design Works       Photography by Jenny Melick Imagery

Pure Design Works kept this beach bathroom light and bright with pineapple wallpaper and coral cabinetry. The same cabinetry that was previously shown above! The impact of the lighting can change the whole look of this color. Previously this color showed a bright pale pink whereas here it showcases a darker hue.

 

Pantone Living Coral is a unique shade that can be used in all types of spaces. Whether it is in a beach house or your everyday kitchen. Knowing how to correspond this shade with your surroundings will result in a beautiful design.

Kountry Kraft offers a wide variety of custom pain match formulas. Allowing you to get the exact color you want for your home. Visit our website to view all the current custom paint matches to gain inspiration. Contact us to incorporate the Pantone color of the year into your space!

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For many Made in America companies, a garage is where their dream became a reality. The path that led to the launch of Disney, Google, Apple and Kountry Kraft is an inspiring journey.

How the Dream Became a Reality

Made in America Companies Where a Dream Became a Reality

Many wide known companies such as, Disney, Google and Apple started out in a garage as well. For some, there was a specific item that sparked their inspiration to start creating what they loved. Others, they grew up knowing what they always wanted to do, and the garage was their starting point.

 

Disney

Walt Disney Garage located in Kansas City is Where a Dream Became a Reality

Walt Disney shifted his interested from cartooning to becoming an animator when he received a camera. With this camera he captured his first animation called “Alice’s Wonderland”. This garage in Kansas City, Missouri was where Walt did all the editing on this project and how Disney came to life.

 

Google

Google Garage Located in Menlo Park, California is Where a Dream Became a Reality

Larry Page and Sergey Brin were working on a project for Stanford University on how to develop a search engine. This project turned into a success, so they rented a garage in Menlo Park, California and began developing what would become Google.

 

Apple

Apple Garage Located in Silicon Valley, California is Where a Dream Became a Reality

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs raised money to complete their first computer design called “Apple I”. They assembled the circuit board in Steve Jobs’ garage located in Silicon Valley, California. This garage is not labeled as a historical site.

 

Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

The Hurst Kids in Front of the Kountry Kraft Garage Where a Dream Became a Reality

Dale, Dee, Jere and Elvin Jr. in Front of Kountry Kraft 1959

Kountry Kraft started when Helen Hurst bought her husband Elvin a brand-new Sears Craftsman Table Saw. This saw allowed Elvin to create cabinetry and furniture for his family and friends. When the demand for his creations grew, the family decided to launch Kountry Kraft in 1959. They started out in the family garage, located in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania where their dream became a reality. Over the years Kountry Kraft grew rapidly and expanded to a 96,000 square foot facility.

 

If you visit Kountry Kraft, you actually walk through the door that is featured above. We expanded off the original garage to keep the history alive. You can also view the original Sears Craftsman Table Saw in person at our main showroom in Newmanstown, PA!

If you would like to learn more about our history visit our website! Also Check out our Houzz page to see some of our recently completed designs.

#KountryKraft #History #KountryKraftGarage #DreamBecameAReality #CustomCabinetry

 

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Choosing between custom crafted cabinets and stock cabinetry can be overwhelming. However, learning the pros and cons of both can help you make a decision about which better suits your lifestyle and design.

Custom Cabinets

  • Custom Cabinets are built to last
    • Each cabinet is handmade
  • Ability to customize cabinetry down to the core
  • Cabinets are built to fit any size, space and layout
  • Custom Cabinets are typically more expensive
  • Cabinets take longer to make due to customization and quality of design

Stock Cabinets

  • Stock cabinets are the least expensive
  • Standard shapes and sizes
    • Stock sizes for stock kitchens
  • Limited selection of styles and woods
  • Pre-manufactured cabinets
    • Quick delivery time
  • Stock cabinets cannot be customized
  • Made on an assembly line

 

Both options can create a captivating kitchen but it’s important to look at the overall quality and design. Keeping in mind the differences of custom and stock cabinets, here are a few examples of what custom cabinetry can look like in your kitchen.

 

Custom Crafted Cabinets by Kountry Kraft

This U Shaped Transitional Kitchen Features Custom Crafted Cabinets with Dovetail Boxes and Drawers  Tall Custom Crafted Cabinets Featuring Glass Doors to Showcase Drinkware in this Transitional Kitchen

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs                      Photography by Chris Veith

This kitchen features our custom crafted cabinets in an Inset/No Bead cabinetry style with the TW10 Hybrid door design. The picture on the left showcases our dovetail cabinet boxes that provide strong and secure joints that can withstand heavy use. Kountry Kraft goes above and beyond to add dovetailing into our boxes and drawers to ensure long lasting craftsmanship. Dovetailing is not a feature available in stock cabinets, as it takes a skilled artisan to craft this joint style.

 

Custom Crafted Cabinets with Floating Shelves and by Pass Doors Featured in this Kitchen

Design by PK Surroundings           Photography by Rob Karosis

Kountry Kraft created glass kitchen cabinets featuring shelves that are in line with the floating shelves on the adjacent wall. The pantry cabinet showcases by-pass doors to provide easy accessibility to the contents inside. A custom crafted cabinet was decided to include a wine and beer fridge as well.

 

Custom Crafted Cabinets Featuring our Textural Cabinetry Line to Create Realistic Wood Grain Look  Custom Crafted Cabinets Featuring our Textural Cabinetry Line with Dovetail Boxes and Drawers

Design by Pam Whittemore of Drum Hill Designs, LLC

The custom cabinets featured above are unique in color, style and design. Part of our textural cabinetry line, they create a realistic wood grain surface that compliment stainless steel kitchen appliances. When choosing custom crafted cabinetry, you have to ability to choose from a wider variety of finishes and wood choices. Whereas, stock cabinets are more linear and don’t have as many choices available.

Kountry Kraft allows you to completely customize your cabinetry as well as offer a lifetime warranty on all our products. We want your kitchen cabinets to look the best and withstand the test of time. Not sure if custom cabinetry is right for you? Visit our Devon Showroom or find one of our experienced dealers near you!

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Because of the continuous rapid growth of the use of technology, incorporating cabinets with hidden outlets into your kitchen design is a must. Cabinetry can be designed and crafted to hide electrical outlets in easily accessible places. Many designers have designed charging stations to include outlets, while other designers have designated a cabinet drawer or custom panel to hide outlets.

Designs featuring Cabinets with Hidden Outlets

Cabinets with Hidden Outlets in Extra White Kitchen Cabinets Provides an Easily Accessible Place to Charge Electronics     Cabinets with Hidden Outlets Camouflaged in a Charging Station in Extra White Kitchen Cabinets

Designed by Jessica McAllister for D&B Elite Construction Group

Designer Jessica McAllister for D&B Elite Construction Group camouflaged a charging station as part of kitchen cabinets. The charging station is easily accessible, and a counter creates the perfect resting place for devices. This station can also serve double duty as a place to plug in small appliances like a mixer or can opener.

 

Transitional Kitchen with Electrical Outlets Incorporated into the Kitchen Island Designed for Easy Accessibility for Appliances

Designed by TRK Design Company

Electrical outlets are also incorporated into kitchen cabinet designs for appliances that need to be plugged in. TRK Design Company designed a kitchen island with an outlet close to the countertop.

 

Custom Panel Crafted into Custom Cabinetry to Allow for Cabinets with Hidden Electrical Outlets

Here is an easy DIY way to hide electrical outlets on your cabinets. When closed, the panel appears as part of the island. When open, an outlet is exposed for use. Panels are the perfect solution to incorporate electrical outlets without sacrificing the appearance of your kitchen design.

 

There are endless options on how you can incorporate cabinets with hidden outlets. Whether its by creating a drawer dedicated to charging devices or a charging station. Or just by adding more electrical outlets to your kitchen island. Whatever your vision may entail, Kountry Kraft Custom Cabinetry can create it for you.

To view more of our recently completed projects visit our Houzz page or check out our Instagram for some design inspiration! Also visit our accessories page to see how you can incorporate other storage options into your kitchen.

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Each year there is always current kitchen trends on the rise. Whether it’s old styles that are becoming popular again or introducing new styles altogether. Kountry Kraft offers endless options to keep up with the current kitchen trends.

Current Kitchen Trends

Current Kitchen Trends include Effective Storage Solution Cabinetry which is Featured in this Kitchen   Current Kitchen Trends include Optimal Amount of Storage which is Featured in this Kitchen

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

Effective storage solution cabinetry is one kitchen trend that Kountry Kraft has crafted an abundance of times. By incorporating this design into your kitchen, it can create an organized look by keeping storage items concealed.

Current Kitchen Trends is Incorporating Single Level Multi Personal Kitchen Islands into your Kitchen

Designed by TRK Design Company 

Another kitchen trend is incorporating single level multi personal kitchen islands. By adding under counter appliances to your kitchen island you allow for more storage and space to add more cabinetry around your kitchen.

Open Shelving is Big in Current Kitchen Trends this Year for Kitchen Design   Current Kitchen Trends includes Open Shelving which Creates a Unique Aesthetic to your Kitchen

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs 

Open shelving is becoming a huge trend in kitchen design this year. By adding open shelves, it can be visually pleasing and creates a unique aesthetic in your kitchen.

Current Kitchen Trends include Navy Blue Color being Incorporated into Kitchen Design   Current Kitchen Trends include Navy Blue Color which Creates a Pleasing and Comforting Kitchen Environment

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs 

Navy blue is becoming a trending color for kitchen cabinets in 2018. By incorporating a decorative backsplash against the navy-blue cabinets, it can create a contrast that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Gray is included in Current Kitchen Trends because it Creates a Warm and Welcoming Environment in your Kitchen   Warm Shades of Gray is a very Popular Color for Kitchens and is included in Current Kitchen Trends

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

And lastly, gray is the new go-to neutral shade. Warm shades of gray offer neutrality to a kitchen while also adding a splash of color unlike the color white. Gray is also flexible in terms of matching appliances and accessories to the color. Incorporating gray into your kitchen will portray a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Kountry Kraft is always looking out for the latest kitchen trends and using their fine craftsmanship to bring them to life. Visit Kountry Kraft’s Devon Showroom to speak to a design professional about incorporating the current kitchen trends into your kitchen.

 

If you decide to remodel your kitchen you must consider a design style that reflects your needs and personality. When considering your design style, you should decide which style will coincide with other parts of your home.

Types of Design Styles

These Century Vanilla Bean Cabinets with Distressed Finish Features A Traditional Design Style For This Kitchen

Designed by Jessica McAllister of Kountry Kraft, Inc.

Traditional Design

It incorporates antiques and comfort all in one. Patterns are often used with this design style paired with neutral colors. Traditional style will feature classic designs with woodwork and carved moldings.

 

This L Shaped Kitchen Featuring Gray Kitchen Cabinets Was Designed To Feature A Transitional Design Style

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

Transitional Design

Contemporary and traditional style combined into one. You may keep your traditional style cabinetry and incorporate the contemporary side other places. Transitional style includes neutral and soothing colors to allow the furniture to be the focal point of the room.

 

This Farmhouse Kitchen Design Style With Coventry Gray Kitchen Cabinets Features Hanging Barn Doors   Coventry Gray Kitchen Cabinets and Rift Cut White Oak Kitchen Island Features A Farmhouse Design Style

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

Farmhouse Design

Consists of neutral colors with a vintage ambiance. This design can portray warmth and simplicity in your home. Farmhouse style can include features such as, exposed wood beams, butcher blocks, and hanging barn doors.

 

This Contemporary Kitchen Design Style Features A Multilevel Island And Red Table With Seats

Designed by Burns Century, ASID, CKD, of Burns Century Interior Design

Contemporary Design

Defined as clean and simple. Whereas modern design style is boxy lines, contemporary style features a combination of straight and curvy lines. Stainless steel is a common feature in a contemporary style kitchen followed by white cabinetry.

 

This Modern Kitchen Design Style Features Sleek And Minimalist Designs With Intricate Detail

Designed by Dee Maher in Collaboration with Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

Modern Design

Favors sleek, minimalist design over intricate detail. Modern cabinetry includes straight lines and contrast. The colors are dramatic such as white and black tones. Kitchen surfaces are reflective such as steel, chrome or glass.

No matter what design style you choose when creating or remodeling your kitchen, make sure it accommodates your lifestyle. A Kountry Kraft designer can help you create custom cabinetry to synchronize with the design style you choose.

Contact us to bring your design style to life! Visit our Houzz page to view our recently completed projects by our designers.

When it comes to keeping your home organized you can start with a custom closet that contains all the storage capacity you need. Kountry Kraft can help you create a closet that fits your space whether its for your bedroom, mudroom or laundry room.

Creating a Custom Closet

While some view a functional closet as a luxury, it truly is the mark of an organized home. Anyone who has wasted time searching for something understands that having an organized closet storage system is worth the investment.

this custom closet includes custom features to create easy accessibility    this custom closet features a pull out rack that creates easy accessibility

Designed by Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

This dressing room was customized so there was a place for everything in its place. This closet features shoe racks, drawers and clothing racks that pull out to create easy accessibility. Any custom closet or dressing room with Kountry Kraft cabinets can include a multitude of cool features and accessories.

white entryway features custom closets and cabinetry

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

Featured here is a white entryway with custom cabinets to create a timeless transitional design. These cabinets create storage for coats, shoes and other items. In addition, the entryway provides easy access to items with tall bottom cabinets and small upper cabinets. And the window seat provides a perfect place for someone to relax.

this custom laundry room features custom closets and cabinetry    this custom laundry room features custom closets and cabinetry

Designed by Pam Whittemore of Drum Hill Designs, LLC

A custom laundry room features custom cabinets, shelves and clothing bar. By adding a custom closet to this laundry room, you could create even more storage and cleanliness.

this mudroom is a custom closet featuring cabinets and shelves to achieve optimal amount of space

Designed by Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

This mudroom features custom cabinetry and shelves to create the optimal amount of space and organization. The hooks lining the wall under the shelves gives more space to hang coats, purses and backpacks. The bench is also a perfect touch for taking off shoes and then storing them underneath, avoiding track marks throughout the house.

Kountry Kraft can help you create your dream custom closet using their fine craftsmanship to create custom cabinets, drawers, and benches. Browse through our Houzz page to view recently completed projects by our designers.

When updating a kitchen style with something new and unique, there are many popular kitchen cabinet ideas to consider. Reworking cabinetry can add a fresh new look to a kitchen. Kountry Kraft is always staying up to date with the latest innovations in cabinetmaking, allowing us to provide our customers with exclusive kitchen cabinet ideas.

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

High-Gloss Cabinets

High gloss cabinets are powerful statement makers – providing a lacquer-look on cabinetry. The deep, mirror-like appearance becomes more noticeable and eye catching.

high gloss cabinets are one of the popular kitchen cabinet ideas Popular kitchen cabinet ideas include high gloss cabinets

Designed by Burns Century Interior Design

Sliding Doors

Barn-style sliding cabinet doors have become a popular choice in cabinetry for every room of a home. The sliding door is used to achieve the farmhouse style look for industrial, modern or traditional homes.

popular kitchen cabinet ideas include sliding door cabinets sliding door cabinets are one of our popular kitchen cabinet ideas

Designed by Galen Clemmer of Kountry Kraft, Inc.

Two-Tone Cabinets

Two toned cabinets provide the contrasting look a room desires. When a kitchen has a multi-color backsplash, two-toned cabinets can help blend the colors together. Two toned cabinets are also used to add warmth or coolness to a space,

two tone cabinets are one of the popular kitchen cabinet ideas and give your space a unique look          two toned kitchen cabinet ideas give your kitchen a unique look

Designed by Shawn Preis of Kountry Kraft, Inc.                                         Designed by Jessica McAllister of D&B Elite Construction Group

Mesh Inserts

Mesh inserts give a slight peek at what’s inside the cabinet without putting the contents on full display. Mesh inserts work well in both traditional and contemporary designs, bringing a sense of old-world charm.

popular kitchen cabinet ideas include mesh inserts

Designed by Samantha Petzrick Chinn of Petzrick Chinn Designs, LLC

mesh inserts have become one of the popular kitchen cabinet ideas

Mirrored Cabinets

The industrial appeal of steel doesn’t have to stop at stainless-steel appliances, mirrored cabinet doors can extend the industrial style feel of the space. Incorporating mirrors into cabinetry can make the room feel more casual and welcoming.

Mirrored cabinets are one of the popular kitchen cabinet ideas

Mirrored kitchen cabinet ideas for you to use as inspiration

Designed by Sawhorse Designs

Have different kitchen cabinet ideas in mind? Contact us today to bring your ideas to life. Visit our Houzz page to view our recently completed projects for inspiration!

Kountry Kraft was chosen to educate television personality, Ryan Serhant, in the art of cabinetmaking for his new television show, Sell it Like Serhant. The Bravo TV team discovered Kountry Kraft on Instagram and were instantly impressed by their cabinetry work. In the episode aired on Wednesday, April 25, Ryan Serhant was on a mission to teach Frank, the struggling salesman, about how custom cabinetry is made. With only a week left before Frank would lose his job, Serhant went directly to the expert himself, Elvin Hurst Jr., President of Kountry Kraft.

president of kountry kraft cabinetry, elvin hurst jr explains cabinetry to ryan serhant

Elvin Hurst, Jr. is the son of the founders, Elvin Hurst, Sr. and Helen Hurst, whom purchased the company with his sister, Dee Hurst-Funk in February 2003. Elvin and Dee have been immersed in the family business since they were born. Growing up alongside their hardworking parents gave them a strong desire to guide Kountry Kraft into the future.

Elvin taught Ryan and Frank the artistry and talent required to making quality cabinetry; beginning with cutting down the tree all the way to crafting the cabinet door. Elvin chose to teach Ryan and Frank how to create a distressed cabinet – or as Ryan Serhant would call it; “like a worn pair of jeans”. Elvin guided the two men through the steps of creating a distressed cabinet. As Elvin explained the cabinetmaking process, Ryan made sure Frank was taking notes.

Step 1: Dubbing using a sander

Step 2: Rasping using a file

Step 3: Dings and dents using a chain

Step 4: Worn holes using a scaler

ryan serhant with frank, elvin hurst jr and a kountry kraft employee

Ryan Serhant, Frank, Elvin Hurst, Jr. and Kountry Kraft Craftsman

“Let’s make some cabinets!” Ryan shouted when it was his turn to create the “worn cabinet look”. Ryan and Frank were stunned when they saw their finished product. Ryan Serhant had such a great time that he stated, “if real estate doesn’t work out, I’m selling cabinets!” Frank could now see how the entire process was done by hand, and that became a unique selling point for him; telling the story. Every aspect of Kountry Kraft’s cabinetry is completely done by hand by the talented craftsmen.

Click here to watch an exclusive behind the scenes clip of Ryan Serhant with Elvin Hurst, Jr. at the Kountry Kraft manufacturing facility.