Category: handcraftsmanship

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.

Custom cabinet care is simple, fast and requires no dangerous chemicals or treatments. If you practice these basic care tips you will enjoy the look of your cabinetry for years to come.

Cabinet Care Tips

Going from laminate cabinetry to solid wood will impact the difference in the way you care for your cabinets. Use these cabinet care techniques to protect the rich patina that solid wood provides.

  • Do not use products with bleach, ammonia or abrasive additives
  • Avoid draping damp cloths or dishtowels over cabinet doors – excessive moisture can cause permanent damage, dry surfaces immediately with a soft cloth
  • Never use scouring pads, steel wool or powdered cleaners
  • Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where heat is directed onto cabinet surfaces
  • Do not use all-purpose cleaners – may remove the finish and damage wood
  • Avoid using a dishcloth or sponge- it could contain remnants of grease or detergents

these custom cabinets will stay beautiful for years to come using these cabinet care tips

To ensure your cabinetry stays just as beautiful as the day you got it:

  • Wipe up spills and water spots to always keep the cabinetry dry
  • Clean your cabinets with a soft, lint free cloth
  • Use dish soap and warm water to remove grease and fingerprints
  • Vinegar can be used to remove sticky films
  • Baking soda and water can remove buildup and stubborn stains

using these cabinet care techniques such as using a soft cloth will safeguard your cabinetry

When using these cabinet care tips regularly, your cabinets will assure years of beautiful, functional use. You’ve taken the time and the resources to invest in classic, high quality cabinetry – why shorten its lifespan with neglect or misuse? If you have any more questions on cabinet care visit our Care and Cleaning page or Contact Us!

Browse through our Door Styles page to see all the custom cabinet options we offer for your home! Also visit our Houzz page to view our recently completed projects by our designers.

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

Kountry Kraft designers will take a look at your current kitchen layout and lifestyle and brainstorm cabinet storage ideas that will make your daily kitchen tasks easier. The designer’s goal is to make the most of your kitchen space by incorporating custom cabinet storage ideas throughout every nook and cranny. No more reaching in the back of your cupboards for one spice or a cooking bowl – custom storage solutions give every item in your kitchen a designated spot that is easy to access. You can set up your kitchen to be more efficient and easier to navigate. Your kitchen storage can be hidden or visible, depending upon your taste!

Cabinet Storage Ideas

  • Plate holders
  • Knife racks
  • Drawer organizers
  • Pull-out shelves
  • Door shelves
  • Specialty built shelves
  • Slide-out baskets
  • Integrated panels

 Large white kitchen with many hidden cabinet storage ideas throughout the perimeter of the kitchen

Design by Dee Maher of Kessebohmer

Custom cabinet storage ideas visibly shown in a large white kitchen designed by kessebohmer

Design by Dee Maher of Kessebohmer

This kitchen combines storage and lighting to the perfect degree. This kitchen is designed with a multitude of hidden storage features and proper lighting, making cleanup and entertaining very simple. Pull out spice racks are conveniently placed by the oven while drinks and snacks are intentionally placed outside of the cooking zone.

Kountry kraft cabinet storage ideas include drawers with plate organizers to avoid broken or cracked dishes

Designed by Samantha Petzrick Chinn, CKD of Petzrick Chinn Designs, LLC

This drawer features pegs which can be rearranged to organize dishes in neat stacks. This storage feature helps avoid broken and cracked dishes.

Cabinet storage ideas for pots and pans to avoid reaching and making a lot of noise

Design by Dee Maher of Kessebohmer

A pull-out shelf not only allows easy access, but also minimizes the noise associated with finding the right pot or pan.

Cabinet storage ideas include under counter refrigerator drawers which provide easy access while cooking or baking

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

This island includes Sub-Zero and Wolf 24-inch stainless steel refrigerator drawers. Refrigerator drawers are the perfect alternative for a kitchen that does not have much room for a large refrigerator. Refrigerator drawers are also convenient for putting children’s snacks and drinks at a lower level – away from the cooking area of the kitchen.

Browse through our social media pages for more inspiration on cabinet storage ideas.  Contact us when you are ready to begin your remodeling project with Kountry Kraft!

Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Houzz | Instagram

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!

In a seamless design, it is sometimes difficult to design a kitchen focal point, unless it derives naturally from existing features. Many of our customers have used eye-catching elements for the focal point in their kitchen, but others chose a custom range hood or a custom cabinet design. With Kountry Kraft’s custom cabinetry options, we are able to provide our customers with the solutions they need to complete their kitchen design. Our cabinets beautifully frame the hearth of the home.

The below designs illustrate how some of our designers used range hoods and cabinetry to create their kitchen focal point.

Custom Kitchen Focal Point Designs

A custom range hood and alpine white custom cabinetry complete this kitchen focal point

The focal point in this kitchen designed by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs is completed with a Thermador range hood and brick walls. Custom Alpine white beaded inset cabinets surround the range hood to really make the focal point pop.

A kitchen focal point was created using a custom range hood and custom cabinetry

All eyes glance right to the kitchen island in this design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs. The perimeter cabinetry is Alpine white and the island cabinetry is wrought iron. The island was built to stand out, creating a naturally beautiful kitchen focal point. A truly wonderful space that is not only stunning, but functional as well.

A custom range hood design finished in a white paint creates the kitchen focal point

This kitchen focal point features a Thermador hood insert with a double oven and a grey tile backsplash. The focal point is framed with a custom range hood and custom cabinetry finished in a Alpine 25° Paint Color. Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry and Designs designed this kitchen.

 

Visit our Houzz page to see more recently completed projects by our designers. Contact us to find a dealer near you to create your custom kitchen design!

By selecting Kountry Kraft’s custom stained cabinets, we match your cabinets to any color you desire. Creating your dream design goes beyond your cabinets, custom stained cabinets help create harmony in your home, so all the aspects of the room blend cohesively together.

custom stained cabinets are available at kountry kraft cabinetry

Custom Stain Matching

Our custom stain options create cabinets as special as you. Many of our customers have an old piece of furniture that inspires the design of their cabinetry as well as the color of their cabinetry. Our custom stain matching makes it possible to match the color of any piece of furniture you bring to us.

Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets

Our world of cabinet colors doesn’t stop at stain colors, we have hundreds of paint colors and custom paint colors for you to choose from as well. What is the difference between painted vs. stained cabinets? Staining your cabinets gives the natural wood a slight shade difference and painting your cabinets usually covers the entire natural color of the wood species. You can choose to have your wood grain show with a painted finish, but most paints cover the natural wood grains.

Custom Stained Cabinets in a Kitchen Design by Kountry Kraft Cabinetry
Clearfield Horizontal Grain Cabinet Doors Finished in an English Walnut 25° Stain.

custom stained cabinets and custom painted cabinets at kountry kraft cabinetry

Savannah PP Hybrid Cabinet Doors Painted in Winter White 25° / Gauntlet Gray 25°

Whether you choose custom stained cabinets or custom painted cabinets, all our finishing is done by hand. Each employee is an expert on every finish application that we offer.
Browse through our Finishes Page to see all the finish options we offer for your custom cabinetry. View our recently completed kitchen and bath projects on our Houzz Page.

Custom Kitchen Cabinetry Designers

Custom kitchen cabinetry designers can provide the perfect design solution to any kitchen. Whether you are looking for a basic cabinet design or a unique cabinet design, Kountry Kraft can handcraft cabinetry to fit your lifestyle. We have many custom cabinetry designers for not only your kitchen, but any room of your home.

custom kitchen cabinetry designers for your custom design in newsmanstown pennsylvania

Kountry Kraft offers a wide variety of cabinets in various colors, finishes, and cuts for unique designs and styles that you will love. The cabinetry for your kitchen is usually the hardest decision, especially if you are overwhelmed by all the different options. Not only does Kountry Kraft offer different styles of cabinetry, but also different storage options. We know the latest trends of storage and can create life changing storage solutions for your kitchen as well as any other room in your home.

Custom Kitchen Cabinetry Designers Designed a Kitchen with Two Islands

Incorporating custom cabinetry into your home not only leads to a beautiful design, but makes the daily operations in your kitchen easier. Your cabinetry should compliment you, and that includes your daily routine. Is cereal your go-to breakfast? Create a custom cereal cabinet so you and your family have easy access to your breakfast items! Because of all the different variations of color, grain and accessories, every cabinet piece is unique with its own characteristics.

Custom Kitchen Cabinetry Designers Designed Pull Out Freezer Drawers

Your kitchen is the most important room of the home, which is why your cabinets need to be just as stylish as they are functional. We provide our customers with all the resources needed as well as custom kitchen cabinetry designers to create the perfect cabinets in your home. Visit our Houzz page to see our recently completed designs! Browse through our inspirations page to see more designs our designers have created!

We all have that random pile of books in our kitchen, and constantly looking at kitchen bookshelf ideas for different ways to organize them. Kountry Kraft has crafted many different types of bookshelves for kitchens, whether they are open shelves or behind frosted doors; we’ve seen them all! A kitchen bookshelf can add the perfect hint of color that your kitchen needs, no need to spend money on expensive decorations when you can use your collection of cookbooks you have laying around your house.

kitchen bookshelf ideas for your kountry kraft cabinetry

Kitchen Bookshelf Ideas

Bookshelves are very versatile when it comes to incorporating them into your kitchen cabinetry. Designing open shelves at the end of your island is a perfect way to take advantage of unused, awkward space. Open shelving adds character to a kitchen because not only does it provide a bookshelf area, but also an area to show off knick-knacks or collectables. The shelving can also be incorporated into the cabinetry area of your kitchen. If you have collectables or important family cookbooks that you don’t want to be accessible to children, putting them at a higher point may be the choice for you!

Kitchen Bookshelf Ideas for your Kitchen Island by Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

There is a variety of kitchen bookshelf ideas to incorporate into your kitchen. Even if you don’t have a random pile of books, a kitchen bookshelf can hold anything! Some people are inspired by the way people display their kitchen items, and a kitchen bookshelf is such a unique and tidy way to do so. Bookshelves can also be accompanied by baskets or storage bins. A plain white kitchen is sometimes too “simple” and a bookshelf is the perfect way to add more personality to your space. View the below kitchen bookshelf ideas we have created for our customers.

kitchen bookshelf ideas in newmanstown pennsylvania at kountry kraft cabinetry

kitchen bookshelf ideas incorporated into your kitchen island  Kitchen Bookshelf Ideas Add Unique Character to Your Kitchen Design

Kountry Kraft offers endless storage solutions, visit our Houzz page to view our recently completed designs. Check out our storage & organization page for all accessories you can incorporate into your cabinetry.