Category: Custom Kitchen Designers

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!

#KountryKraft #PantoneColorOfTheYear #CustomCabinetry #LivingCoral #2019PantoneColorOfTheYear #PaintMatch

A kitchen layout is vital when it comes to remodeling your space. We cover the most common kitchen layouts below.

Common Kitchen Layouts

U Shaped Kitchen Layout Creating an Effective Work Triangle in a Transitional Farmhouse Kitchen

Design by Thomas R. Kelly of the TRK Design Company

U-Shaped Layout

A U-shaped kitchen layout is characterized by three walls that create a U shape. This design is best for large kitchens because it allows for a kitchen island to fit in the middle. Providing more seating and storage. This style layout also creates the most effective work triangle.

 

This kitchen features an L Shaped Kitchen Layout that Provides Extra Seating and Storage

Design by Dee Maher for Kountry Kraft, Inc.

L-Shaped Layout

An L-shaped layout is characterized by two adjoining counters that create an angle in a kitchen. This type of layout is one of the most popular due to its ability to work in small and large kitchens. Add a kitchen island to provide more seating and an extra space to prep food.

 

This Kitchen Features a G Shaped Kitchen Layout that Provides Extra Surface Space and Seating

Design by Aly Glavin and Dara Barber of Pure Design Works

G-Shaped Layout

A G-shaped layout is very similar to a U-shaped layout, but it includes extra counter space. This type of layout only works with large kitchens. Adding a peninsula can create a seating area that acts as a kitchen island and provide extra surface space.

 

This Small Kitchen Features a Galley Layout that Provides an Efficient Work Space

Design by Marina Rubina, Architect

Galley Layout

A galley layout is two walls or parallel countertops that oppose each other. This layout is best used for smaller kitchens that don’t have the extra space. The kitchen shown above features a galley layout that creates an efficient work space for this small area.

 

This Kitchen Features a Single Wall Kitchen Layout that Creates an Open Space for this Home

Design by Tyler Hurst of Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

Single Wall Layout

A single wall layout will open the rest of the house providing extra spacing for kitchen islands and dining areas. Characterized by a single wall of appliances and work space, this layout works best in a small kitchen to utilize space in an efficient way.

Whether you have a small or large kitchen, there is a layout that will work best for you. Kountry Kraft has the ability to create custom cabinetry and accessories to fit any size space to maximize storage to the fullest. Visit our website to see kitchens we have completed featuring all different types of layouts.

 

Sources: Types of kitchen layouts

Choosing the perfect time for a kitchen remodel can be stressful. But with a few tips you will be on your way to a brand-new kitchen in no time.

Best Time for a Kitchen Remodel

Deciding the correct time to remodel your kitchen shouldn’t be based on what worked best for others. Every process is different depending on the client. Take a look at what describes your situation.

 

Kitchen with island, range, and hard maple cabinets done for a kitchen remodel in Pittsburgh, PA

Design by April Spagnolo of Evalia Design, LLC

 

Remodeling in the Summer

It seems the summer is when our clients tend to remodel their kitchen the most. Below are the most common reasons why:

  • Able to cook elsewhere while kitchen is under construction
    • Cook on the grill/eat outside on deck or table
  • Kitchen remodel will be completed before the holidays
  • Plan a summer vacation around the remodel
    • Come home to a brand-new kitchen
  • Ability to open windows to let any dust/odors outside
  • Longer days – natural lighting
    • More time to work on the project/completed faster

Since clients remodel the most during the summer it causes the summer months to be busier. This can result in a higher cost or the chance your project will not be completed at the preferred time.

 

Walnut Wood Kitchen Cabinets for a kitchen remodel located in Princeton, New Jersey

Design by Marina Rubina, Architect

 

Remodeling in the Winter

Clients typically stay away from home remodels during the winter months due to upcoming holidays. Below are the reasons why it can be a good idea for a kitchen remodel in the winter:

  • During contractors’ slow season
  • Availability to get your remodel scheduled faster
  • Possibility of your kitchen being under construction during the holidays
    • If your traveling during the holidays you can avoid the construction
  • Get the remodel finished before the busy season where price increases take place

Deciding on whether summer or winter is the right time for you comes down to your flexibility, availability and when you would like the project completed. Though the summer may be the perfect time for others, it may not be the right time for you. Plan your kitchen remodel from start to finish to ensure a smooth and stress-free process.

Visit our website to see some kitchen inspiration or check out our Houzz page to view some recently completed designs. Still have questions on when to remodel? Contact us!

#CustomCabinetry #BestTimeToRemodel #KitchenRemodel #KountryKraft

 

Sources: Best Time of Year to Remodel, Reasons Summer is the Best Time to Remodel and Planning Tips

 

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.

 

The Kountry Kraft Devon Showroom is bringing high quality custom cabinetry to the Devon area. The showroom is conveniently located in the Devon Design Center making it a one-stop shop for anyone looking to remodel their home.

Kountry Kraft Devon Showroom

Kountry Kraft Offers Select Door Styles and Paint Colors to Browse Through at the Devon Showroom   Devon Showroom Offers Hardware Product Examples to Create a Better Shopping Experience for Their Clients

All our custom cabinetry options are available at the Devon Showroom. Choose from a variety of wood species with select door styles. Then browse through our paint colors and finish it off with cabinet hardware! Kountry Kraft offers a wide selection of possibilities and you have the chance to see your vision come together with the product examples located in our showroom.

Kountry Kraft Devon Showroom Located in Devon Design Center with Three Other Design Companies

Devon Design Center

Being conveniently located in the Devon Design Center, it allows clients to easily access other design companies that are in the center as well. The three other design companies offer interior design, tile, and flooring.

CoCo Interior Design is One of the Four Shops Located in the Devon Design Center

CoCo Interior Design

CoCo Interior Design is one of the four shops located in the Devon Design Center. They offer curtains, fabrics, upholstery, shades, shutters and blinds. They are willing to execute your vision no matter how big or small and will travel to help implicate their services.

Located in Devon Design Center Main Line Hardwood Offers all your Flooring Needs in One Shop

Main Line Hardwood

Main Line Hardwood offers all your flooring needs in one shop. Not only do they offer carpet, vinyl, laminate and hardwood flooring tile, they also provide speedy installation services. Refinishing services are also offered for existing floors.

Devon Tile and Design Studio Offers Unique Materials and First Rate Design Services

Devon Tile & Design Studio

Devon Tile & Design Studio was started to fill a void in the high-end tile market. They offer unique materials and first-rate design services. What makes them different is the passion and commitment they provide for their clients.

Stop by the Devon showroom to explore the extensive selection of first-class products and services and to speak to a design professional.

The Devon Showroom is open from 10AM – 5PM Monday through Friday and Saturday 10AM – 3PM. Kountry Kraft is available by appointment otherwise and may call to schedule over at the Newmanstown location.

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 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.

A designer’s dream kitchen consists of a mix of materials and products that a typical homeowner may not know exist. Being professionals in the industry, designers are exposed to a variety of design opportunities through a vast network of suppliers, trade organizations and their talented peers. Designer’s blend beauty, function, and durability when designing dream kitchens.

Designers are able to look at a kitchen space holistically and will offer space and organization options homeowners may not have considered.  A fresh set of eyes from a talented professional can transform a space many people could not have imagined.  Check out the extensive storage in the form of drawers that our client Stonington designed (see picture below). A professional does not just look at the layout of a room, they study every nook and cranny of the space. When a designer looks at an empty room, it is like a canvas with endless opportunities. Kitchen Designers have access to the most innovative products of the industry, allowing them to incorporate only the best products into a design. With all of that in mind, we highly recommend contacting a professional designer when planning your dream kitchen.

Must-Haves of a Designer’s Dream Kitchen:

a must have for a designers dream kitchen must include custom cabinetry

Design by Bradford Design in Alexandria, Virginia

Custom Cabinets – custom cabinets can achieve a certain look that stock cabinets cannot. Sometimes a space will have an awkward corner, and custom cabinets are able to fill that space. Also, with custom cabinetry designers can ultimately choose the exact color hue of their cabinets.

a designers dream kitchen must include a hidden range hood

Design by Stonington Cabinetry in Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Hidden Range Hoods – custom range hoods create the perfect focal point and can also blend seamlessly with the designer’s custom cabinetry.

a designers dream kitchen must include deep drawers with their custom cabinetry

Design by Stonington Cabinetry in Madison, New Jersey

Deep Drawers – to improve organization, designers trade out the usual lower cabinets for deep drawers for easy reach-in access for a pot or plate.

Based on the above list, Kountry Kraft can build a designer’s dream kitchen using their fine craftsmanship to create custom cabinets, deep drawers and hidden range hoods. Designers do not like to be limited, and at Kountry Kraft the choices are endless. We are always looking out for the latest and greatest in cabinetry solutions. Contact us today to get started on your dream kitchen

We work with many talented designers and we love dedicating a blog to showcase their stunning designs. This week’s blog is dedicated to noteworthy Stonington cabinetry designs. With many kitchens, bathrooms and bar areas to choose from, we have narrowed it down to the couple designs below.

Noteworthy Stonington Cabinetry Designs

This custom wet bar design is a noteworthy stonington cabinetry designs

Designed by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

This custom wet bar was designed by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs. The beaded inset cabinets are made of a walnut wood with a Black Glaze 25°. This custom wet bar area has all the necessities for entertaining; two under counter mini fridges, a built in sink as well as stemware racks for hanging wine glasses. This stunning yet functional unit was purposely placed near the kitchen for entertaining purposes.

this white kitchen is one of the noteworthy stonington cabinetry designs

Designed by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

Noteworthy Stonington Cabinetry Designs with Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

Designed by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

This kitchen is one of the noteworthy Stonington cabinetry designs because of the many custom solutions Justin incorporated into the design. This exquisite white and grey kitchen is built on simplicity and functionality. The cabinetry style is an inset/no bead with a TW10 Hybrid door style. The perimeter cabinets are finished with an Alpine White 25° Paint, and the kitchen island is finished with a Wrought Iron Paint. By utilizing our custom cabinetry storage options, there is a spot for everything in the kitchen. The storage will keep the kitchen uncluttered and organized.

A custom walnut wood bench is incorporated into one of the noteworthy stonington cabinetry designs

Designed by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

A custom walnut wood bench top, crafted by Kountry Kraft, was incorporated into the entryway of the kitchen, with a mini fridge next to it creating a mini entertainment area.

This kitchen design is one of the many noteworthy stonington cabinetry designs

Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

This pure white kitchen is designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs. This home already had unique historic beauty, and the clients wanted to compliment those historic elements in their kitchen remodel. The cabinetry style is 3001 with a TW1038 Hybrid door design. The cabinets were finished in a custom paint color to match old village #1701 pure white. The cabinetry gives the kitchen a timeless look, complementing the rest of the historic aspect in the home.

View more of our designers by visiting on our Houzz Page. Have some favorite designs that you want to learn more about? Contact us and we can gladly send you project info!