Category: Luxury Kitchens

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!

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

 

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

Custom Cabinets

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

Stock Cabinets

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

 

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

 

Custom Crafted Cabinets by Kountry Kraft

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

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs                      Photography by Chris Veith

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

 

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

Design by PK Surroundings           Photography by Rob Karosis

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

 

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

Design by Pam Whittemore of Drum Hill Designs, LLC

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

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

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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!

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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!

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.

Trout Design Studio is a full-service interior design studio that focuses particularly on high end designs. The team at Trout Design Studio works on both residential and commercial properties, specializing in the finest quality and uniquely designed spaces. The designers pay special attention to the smallest details in a room, making sure to compliment every inch of space. We have the honor to work with such passionate design studios, like Trout, and we are inspired everyday with the designs they create.

trout design studio designed this transitional gray kitchen

Designed by Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio, Photography by Williams Beidler

Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio designed custom transitional cabinetry for a kitchen design in Washington, D.C. The transitional kitchen space is open to the family room, making the kitchen feel bigger than its proposed size. The cabinets are made of hard maple wood, crafted into an inset/no bead style. The cabinets were finished with a paint match to WM-100421 35°. Although this kitchen isn’t very large in size, the custom cabinets by Kountry Kraft bring storage and functionality into the space.

transitional bathroom design by trout design studio with kountry kraft cabinetry

Designed by Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio, Photography by Williams Beidler

This transitional bathroom includes custom crafted transitional cabinets, also designed by Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio. This bathroom is located in the same residence as the kitchen you see above. Beidler wanted to continue the transitional theme throughout the whole house, creating a cohesive and personalized style. The cabinets in this bathroom are made of hard maple crafted with an inset/no bead style. The finish on the cabinetry is a paint color match to JM-98525 35°.

Visit Trout’s Houzz Page to view some of their recently completed bathroom and kitchen projects. Want to see more transitional cabinet styles? Visit our planning center to see our hundreds of cabinetry styles and color combinations!