Category: home entertainment cabinetry

Enhance your family’s time together by developing your custom entertainment area in your home. Kountry Kraft can help create an entertainment area featuring custom bar cabinets, entertainment centers, home theatres and more.

Custom Entertainment Areas

This Custom Entertainment Area is an Open Concept Dining Room Featuring Glass Shelving and Custom Cabinets

Design by Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio 

To add some storage space in this rather small dining room, Trout Design Studio used the walls on either side. The cabinetry style featured is designed in an inset/no bead custom door design that includes a clever configuration of drawers and shelves. This open concept design allows a natural flow from the dining room to the kitchen and vice versa.

 

Custom Entertainment Area Featuring a Home Theatre with Kountry Kraft Cabinetry Finished with a Gunstock Stain

Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc.

There is nothing more relaxing than your very own custom home theatre. Kountry Kraft designed this theatre to feature the cabinetry in our CRP10 door style finished with Gunstock stain. The cabinetry color beautifully coincides with the sofa, carpet and the red curtain. To create a warm and relaxing feel. Creating the ultimate movie watching experience.

 

Custom Entertainment Center Featuring our Cabinetry and Shelving is the Focal Point of the Family Room

Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc.

This open-air family room creates a focal point to the custom entertainment center. Kountry Kraft crafted the entertainment center to feature six shelves on either side of the tv. As well as the storage units below. The cabinetry was crafted in our Penn Line style with a CRP1420 door design. Finished with an Alpine Colman Glaze 25° to create cohesiveness throughout the room.

 

Transitional Family Room Featuring a Custom Entertainment Area Including Glass Shelving and Fireplace  Transitional Family Room Featuring a Custom Entertainment Area With Cabinetry on Either side of the Fireplace

Design by Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio

This transitional family room is all about simplicity. Trout Design Studio used glass shelving to display decorative items. While also adding cabinetry on either side of the fireplace. Featured above is our Inset/No Bead cabinetry style finished with a custom color match.

Creating your own unique space to relax while also providing functionality and storage allows for the perfect entertainment area. Visit our gallery of other home custom entertainment options we have created for some more design inspiration. Also check out our Houzz page to see our recently completed designs.

 

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A custom home bar creates a unique space for you and your guests to relax. Some families incorporate their entertainment space into their kitchen, but many others like to keep their entertainment separate from the kitchen. Some prefer their home bar to be outside, and others prefer inside. Kountry Kraft can meet the demands of all types of customers, you can build a home bar with custom cabinets anywhere in your home. Our custom solutions allow flexibility with design opportunities. Home bars aren’t only made for entertaining, they can be a refuge – a place where you can unwind and relax after a day of work.

There are a couple things to consider when designing a home bar with custom cabinets.

  • Who is going to be using the space?
  • Will you be entertaining large crowds or small crowds?
  • What will you be storing at your home bar?
  • Will your home bar be outside or inside?
  • Do you need to incorporate a sink, or a mini fridge?

this custom home bar displays the family’s collectables while they aren’t being used

Designed by Tyler Hurst of Kountry Kraft

This butler’s pantry designed by Tyler Hurst, of Kountry Kraft, is in Enola, Pennsylvania. The Karamel Penn Line cabinets with a Van Dyke Glaze display the family’s fine glassware and collectables. Wine and stemware racks display the items and allow easy access when it comes time to entertain.

large custom home bar to display the clients exquisite wine and spirits collection

Designed by Kountry Kraft

The clients had a large collection of exquisite wines and wanted a custom home bar that displayed their assortment. Kountry Kraft designed this beautiful wine room that perfectly displays the impressive wine collection with ample room for guests to relax and taste some of the wines. The custom wine bottle chandelier adds a unique characteristic to the space that will wow guests.

custom home bar with custom cabinets to display the clients exquisite wine and spirits collection

Designed by Northfield Sales Company

A custom home bar in Baltimore, Maryland was designed by Northfield Sales Company. The black cabinet doors are complimented with gold handles to create an elegant look. A sliding ladder is available to use for high cabinets, there is a rail on either side of the hallway, so it can be moved from side to side.

Outdoor Custom Home Bar

Outdoor custom home bar with custom cabinets for a backyard in naples florida

Designed by Custom Solutions

The homeowners loved to entertain in the backyard of their home in Naples Florida. The outdoor entertainment area was complete with custom cabinetry to surround the outdoor kitchen appliances and seating area.

Custom cabinets can be used for any room of your home. Visit our Houzz Page for more design inspiration to create your own custom home bar.

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!

Many people struggle with choosing a kitchen color scheme, mostly because so much goes into planning a kitchen remodel. You must think about cabinetry, floor color, countertops and appliances when choosing your kitchen color scheme.

Choosing a Kitchen Color Scheme using Cabinetry Flooring and Countertop Colors Kitchen Color Schemes with Accented Countertops and Neutral Countertops Kitchen Color Schemes can Include an Accented Backsplash or a Neutral Backsplash color

When choosing the colors of your kitchen, you should start with any of the main components. Floor color, countertop color, or cabinetry color. Depending on what you are passionate about the most, your color scheme can be based off what you begin with. Some people have a passion for one unique color and that may be the base of their color scheme.

How to Make your Kitchen Match

Choosing your kitchen cabinetry is a great first step. Complement your cabinets with the floor color and use your countertop color as an accent piece (or vice versa). Kountry Kraft offers many unique cabinet colors to choose from – which allows you to bring personality into your kitchen. Deciding your budget is the first step to choosing your cabinetry, this can be used as a guide to selecting your style. White cabinetry pairs well with dark wood floors and an accented countertop. Natural wood cabinetry pair well with neutral colored countertops and an accented backsplash.

This Kitchen Color Scheme Includes White Cabinetry with a Light Hardwood Floor and a Teal Backsplash

Once you choose your cabinetry color, you can move onto your floor color. Hardwood flooring is a great choice for your kitchen space because it is warm on bare feet, absorbs sound and kinder to a long-standing chef. You may choose from light, medium or dark wood for your flooring. Once you choose your floor color, it is time for your countertops. You can get very artsy when it comes to countertops. Countertops vary in color, pattern and style making it sometimes difficult to match with your existing cabinetry and flooring. Whether you choose granite, tile, wood, etc., your countertop will become a signature piece in your kitchen – maybe even the focal point.

Kitchen Color Scheme

This Kitchen Color Scheme included Navy Blue Cabinetry with Medium Hardwood Floors and a Multi-Gray Backsplash

This colorful kitchen by Stonington features navy blue cabinetry complimented by a light wood floor and marble countertops. All three components complete the color scheme of this kitchen. Incorporating a unique backsplash along with floating shelves to create a symmetrical look on the back wall.

This Kitchen Color Scheme included White Cabinetry with a Light Grey Subway tile and a Medium Hardwood Floor

White cabinetry with dark wood accents create the color scheme in this kitchen. The grey subway and paint balance the white and dark wood to complete the look of the kitchen.

Kountry Kraft’s cabinetry accessories will go well with any kitchen color scheme you choose! To view more design inspiration for your kitchen, visit our houzz page.

As a cabinet manufacturer, we enjoy sharing designs by our talented clients. Evalia Designs, LLC is in our designers spotlight this month. Founded by a young woman, April Spagnolo, this full-service design firm’s goal is to turn your vision into a reality.

Designers Spotlight for this month is Evalia Designs LLC a kitchen and bath design firm

April Spagnolo, founder of Evalia Designs, is a Certified Kitchen Designer with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She has studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, La Roche College and The American University of Rome. Spagnolo has over 10 years of experience working on both remodeling and new construction residential projects, custom cabinetry and specific commercial spaces. April grew up watching her grandfather work in the construction industry. She was inspired by the way his eyes lit up with excitement when he talked about the process of completing his jobs.

Evalia Designs, LLC has incorporates Kountry Kraft Cabinetry into many of their designs. From the kitchen and beyond, our custom cabinetry can fit into any room or your home.

Designers Spotlight

Designers Spotlight, Evalia Designs LLC designed this Kitchen with Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

A quote from the Evalia Designs: “The client wanted a more open floor plan, her own personal office space that could be closed off when entertaining, two islands, and a Butler’s pantry. By removing the wall between the family room and existing kitchen we were able to create an open floor plan and help them achieve their dream kitchen design requests.”

Custom Wet Bar Cabinetry in an Evalia Designs Mini Bar Design for this Month's Designer's Spotlight Dark Custom Bar Cabinetry Designed by Evalia Designs with Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

A quote from Evalia Designs: “The client wanted a social kitchen, temperature controlled wine room, seating groups, fireplaces, game areas, a secret door to access the storage room and a full bath in their new basement space.  By reworking the existing space, using built-in custom cabinetry, and unique finishes we were able to achieve their dream basement remodel.”

Check out more of Evalia Design’s by visiting their website. See more of our custom cabinetry built into a variety of spaces on our houzz page!

Whether you’re planning to organize your record collection or shoe collection, there are always new ideas for storage organization. Whether you want your collection hidden or on display, Kountry Kraft can make your shoe organization idea come to life with custom cabinetry.


From big closets to small closets, there is always room for organization! Shoes can take up a lot of room, but with these shoe organizer ideas you will save a lot of space. Shoes don’t necessarily need to be in the bedroom, use another closet or another room to display or hide your shoe collection. Getting crafty with shoe organization makes your shoes easier to find and access. No need to be running around in the morning trying to find the other shoe match.

Shoe organization ideas for your home

Kountry Kraft can incorporate your shoe organization idea into any room of your home. No more messy piles of shoes all around your house. Putting away your shoes will be as easy as taking them out! There are many space-saving solutions for your shoes, below you can find just a few ideas!


Shoe Organization Ideas

  • Under the stairs
  • Wheel out shelves for under your bed
  • Hidden storage inside your walls
  • Closet cabinetry
  • Pull out shelving
  • Behind a curtain
  • Behind glass doors
  • Home made baskets
  • Shoe hooks
  • Door racks
  • Under benches or seating
  • Designated shelves for each family member

“Kicking your shoes off” after a long day can become organized if you incorporate shoe organization throughout your home. Maximize your nooks and crannies in your home by making them an organized space for your collections.

See more organization ideas from Kountry Kraft here.

Located in the East Bay area of San Francisco, Integrated Kitchens LLC offers unique kitchen designs for both new and existing homes.

integrated kitchens

 

Founding of Integrated Kitchens

Founder, Amy C. Pasek, wanted to pursue her passion for kitchen design after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College and then graduating from Montgomery College with an Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design. Amy’s professors could clearly see her talent for kitchen design, as they requested for her assistance in mentoring design students following graduation. Amy has strong communication skills when it comes to collaborating with clients, architects and contractors which resonates well with her beautiful designs. Integrated Kitchens takes your needs and desires and integrate them into a beautiful, functioning kitchen. Integrated Kitchens fulfills all of the steps of designing a new kitchen; budgeting, design and communication throughout the construction process. They take care of everything for you, so you don’t need to worry about it!

integrated kitchens

This kitchen design by Amy Pasek in Vienna, VA. This modern kitchen features Wenge cabinets with Purity style doors and drawers.

Kountry Kraft is proud to be associated with such a passionate kitchen design company. Read some of Integrated Kitchen’s customer testimonials and view more of their work on their website.

Pennsylvania Cabinetry Dealers


Each month we profile one of the many talented cabinetry dealers that we have the pleasure to do business with.  This month I am pleased to profile one of our top Pennsylvania Cabinetry Dealers – Hinkle Custom Cabinets, located in Birdsboro, PA as our monthly Kountry Kraft Dealer Profile.

After 26 years of working in every phase of the custom cabinet industry, Mike Hinkle decided to create his own business and Hinkle Custom Cabinets was born. Hinkle is one of our most highly skilled Pennsylvania cabinetry dealers, and they create amazing quality custom cabinetry for any room in your home.  We love their work so much we invited them to create the display pictured here for our showroom at 101 Lancaster Avenue in Devon PA.  Stop by our showroom to see custom craftsmanship first hand!

Custom Kitchen Cabinets in PA

In This Design

 

  • This transitional style kitchen featured in our showroom features perimeter cabinets with our beaded inset cabinet style, door style CRP10, an OGEE framing bead and drawer style Louis XIII. They have a painted finish and are glazed with a Sable glaze.
  • The island is weathered grain quartersawn white oak finished in Silverfox stain with Black glaze.
  • The kitchen island cabinets feature a different stain color than the perimeter cabinets to help draw attention to the island, making it the key statement in the kitchen. The stain colors, although different, sync to create an overall distinguished appearance. This unique island incorporates a table and seating options, making it a great place to prep as well as serve to a small group.
  • The kitchen cabinets also feature many different accessories, highlighting the organizational possibilities available in a well-designed Kountry Kraft Kitchen.  A divided drawer located right below the cook top offers storage for pots, pans and lids, keeping them right at your fingertips. A pullout spice rack is located adjacent to the stove as well, enabling you to easily access spices while you cook. An assortment of pantry solutions from Hafele help keep the interiors of the cabinets functional and organized.

Hinkle Custom Cabinets makes beautiful cabinetry solutions that their customers love. If you live in their area and are looking for Pennsylvania cabinetry dealers, call Mike at (610) 404-1840, and please let them know we sent you!  If you don’t live in the Birdsboro area, search for a Kountry Kraft dealer near you on our dealer locator.

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There are many different options you can choose from when building a custom bar for your home. The custom bar you choose should be inviting to guests, should create an easy workflow, and should go with the feel of the rest of the room. The most important thing to remember when choosing the type of bar is that you want everything to be easily accessible to you or the person pouring and mixing the drinks.

When choosing the layout of your custom bar, you want to make sure that everything you would need to create a drink has a space in your bar. A glass rack and wine rack can be added to any cabinetry to give you extra storage for glasses and bottles.

Custom Bar Types

There are two different types of bars you can choose when creating your custom bar:


Custom Bar Cabinets to Entertain Guests

Wet Bar

A wet bar includes a sink with running water and plumbing. Because of the added sink, it is sufficient in increasing the rate you can create drinks. It is ideal for entertaining bigger parties. This bar will give you plenty of counter space to prepare ingredients and it will give you optimum storage for everything you need.
Include the following items for the ultimate bar experience:

  • Beer Tap
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Integrated Sound System

 Custom Bar Cabinets

Dry Bar

A dry bar does not include a sink. A dry bar is pretty basic – providing a standard beer/ soda serving area. A dry bar can include storage space, glass space, and a mini fridge. However, the space on a dry bar is not as open as a wet bar so your prep area is going to be a bit smaller. You want to put your dry bar somewhere that is easily accessible to where you entertain the most. This bar is extremely convenient for pouring and storing wine, storing glasses, and pouring simple drinks.


Ultimately when designing your custom bar, you want it to be something that you love. You want the bar to work with your lifestyle and be completely accessible to you. Check out some styles of wet and dry bar choices and ideas on our Houzz page.

Kountry Kraft Custom Cabinetry is built with careful attention to detail, and by caring for them with our simple cabinet cleaning tips your cabinetry will add value to your home for many years to come.  The number one question homeowners ask when we complete the installation of their new cabinetry is how to keep kitchen cabinets clean, and they are always surprised by our answer.  They believe they need a special cleaning solution for kitchen cabinets or a homemade DIY kitchen cabinet cleaner, but that simply is not the case.

Customers are surprised when we tell them that we do not recommend any specific cabinet cleaning products besides a soft cloth and water with a mild detergent. We provide new customers with a list of ten simple cabinet cleaning tips to protect their cabinetry, and if these techniques are employed regularly, they prevent damage to your cabinets, and will assure you years of beautiful, functional use.

10 Simple Cabinet Cleaning Tipscleaning and care

  • Wipe up spills, splatters and water spots as they occur – keep the cabinets dry.
  • Clean as needed with a soft, lint free cloth. Use a mild detergent or soap and warm water.
  • Dry surfaces immediately with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid using a dishcloth or sponge – it could contain remnants of grease or detergents.
  • Do not use products with bleach, ammonia or abrasive additives.
  • Never use scouring pads, steel wool or powdered cleaners.
  • Do not allow oven cleaners to come in contact with wood finishes.
  • Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where heat is directed onto cabinet surfaces.
  • Avoid draping damp cloths or dishtowels over cabinet doors – excessive moisture can cause permanent damage.
  • Do not use waxes or polishes.

Laminate vs. Wood

If you have recently upgraded from laminate cabinetry to custom made wood cabinetry, it’s especially important to note that there are important differences in care.  If you use the same cabinet cleaning tips on wood that you previously used on laminate, you may damage the rich patina that solid wood provides.

  • Never use a low-abrasive brush or clean sponge on laminate cabinetry – this is a common way to remove stains on a laminate surfaces, but will cause irreparable damage to solid wood.
  • Never use an abrasive cleanser such as baking soda or detergent on solid wood cabinetry. This technique may work on laminates, but choose plain water or soap water with a gentle cleanser to clean your custom wood cabinetry.
  • Removing stains from laminate cabinetry sometimes calls for all-purpose cleansers. Using an all-purpose cleanser on solid wood cabinetry may remove the finish and damage the wood.

You’ve taken the time and the resources to invest in classic, high quality wood cabinetry – why shorten its lifespan with neglect or misuse? Follow these simple tips anytime you wonder how to freshen wood kitchen cabinets or how to clean cabinet doors, and you will protect your investment in custom  cabinetry for many years to come.