Category: kitchen storage

Ever wonder the reasons clients remodel their kitchen? It could be for a majority of reasons, but we narrowed it down to a few.

Top Reasons Clients Remodel

Reasons Clients Remodel is Due to the Function and Layout of a Kitchen

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs   Photography by Chris Veith

To Improve Function and Layout

When it comes to designing the layout of the kitchen you need to think about how many people will be cooking in the kitchen. If it will be one single chef, then you can create the traditional work triangle. This will ensure the kitchen has the best work flow and functionality. If you have more than one chef, you will need to create a larger work space which may mean moving one of the appliances out of the typical work triangle. This will create an easier passage way for more than one chef to move around. You will need to think about how many cooks will be prepping in the kitchen at a time to create the ultimate work space. When a kitchen does not function properly it can create a messy and unorganized area.

The kitchen is the main area where everyone gathers, and if your someone who always entertains then you may want a larger space. By adding a kitchen island into the mix, you will not only be adding functionality, but more seating space for guests as well. Kitchen islands can be used for so much more than storage and prep space.

 

Reasons Clients Remodel is due to them Wanting a New Color Scheme

Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

To Change the Color Scheme

After looking at the same kitchen every day, the color scheme can tend to feel old and dated. You may want to change the appliances, wall or cabinetry color. The benefit of cabinetry is having the ability to use more than one color in a single space. Two-toned cabinets are constantly trending and can be great for an updated color scheme. The kitchen featured above showcases Winter White and Gauntlet Gray cabinetry color, creating a perfect balance between the colors.

 

Reasons Clients Remodel is Due to Wanting more Storage and Organization in their Kitchen  Reasons Clients Remodel is Due to them Wanting more Storage and Organization in their Kitchen

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs   Photography by Chris Veith

To Incorporate More Storage and Organization

Another reason clients remodel their kitchen is due to a lack of storage space. Custom cabinetry innovations continue to improve, as there are endless ways to customize them to fit your storage needs. Your kitchen may contain a small space that currently has no use, but with custom cabinetry, you can incorporate an accessory like a spice rack or pull out shelf.

 

Reasons Clients Remodel is Due to Wanting to Change the Design Style of their Kitchen

Design by PK Surroundings    Photography by Rob Karosis

To Update the Design Style 

Wanting to upgrade your space could have you thinking about changing the entire design style of your kitchen. Maybe you’re tired of your farmhouse kitchen and would like to go more contemporary.

The beauty of remodeling a space is you can change the whole value or look of a home by simply upgrading one room or area. The kitchen is the heart of the home where many gather, which makes it important that you love your space. Whatever the reasons clients remodel may be, get started on creating your dream kitchen today!

Check out our website for storage, color and kitchen layout inspiration! Or check out our Houzz page for our recently completed designs.

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Sources: Harvey Remodeling, Masters Touch

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

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.

 

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.

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

Having an uncluttered kitchen is one of the greatest things. Even though at times it may seem impossible to obtain. Kountry Kraft custom cabinetry offers endless custom storage options. Custom storage options help with any clutter and create a better use of space.

Custom Storage Options

Adding custom storage options in your kitchen can create a more functioning environment, and create optimal organization in your kitchen. Kountry Kraft offers endless storage options to meet your specific needs.

A hidden column looks like any ordinary column. But when you pull it out, it is equipped with racks. Adding your cleaning supplies into the hidden column pull-out rack, it allows the cabinet under the sink to be clutter free.

Pull Out Cleaning Rack and Other Custom Storage Options Are Used in this traditional Kitchen Design

The hidden pet drawer is perfect for any homeowners who love animals. But are tired of always tripping over their pets food and water bowls. This drawer can be utilized for your pet’s dishes. And when you want to feed your pet you simply open the drawer.

Pull Out Pet Drawer and Other Custom Storage Options Are Used in this traditional Kitchen Design

Watching TV while cooking is an effective way to past time or even learn how to cook from a show. When it comes to dinner, you want to focus on quality family time. By adding this hidden TV cabinet to your kitchen, you can create the option of having no distractions.

Hidden TV Cabinet and Other Custom Storage Options Are Used in this traditional Kitchen Design

Kountry Kraft can offer any of their storage cabinets and can create custom storage options to improve the functionality of your kitchen that meets your specific needs. Browse through our accessories page to see all the other storage and organization options we offer for your kitchen! Also visit our Houzz page to view our recently completed designs.

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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!

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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!