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On today’s blog, we are revealing the components that create the perfect kitchen islands for holiday entertaining!

The Perfect Kitchen Islands for Holiday Entertaining
Design by Samantha Petzrick Chinn of Petzrick Chinn Designs, LLC

Seating

As so many holidays revolve around big meals, plenty of seating is the top holiday-hosting must-have. Kitchen islands are typically where everyone gathers to mingle with those who are cooking.

Easily Accessible Outlets

It is a great idea to design easily accessible outlets into your kitchen if you plan to host holiday meals. Why? Because islands are often used as a serving station for holiday dishes, so you’ll want to be able to keep your warming dishes and slow cookers plugged in.

Food Serving Space

In addition to having accessible outlets, you also need to have space to place your warming dishes, slow cookers, and other serving trays. When designed with serving space in mind, islands are easy to set up to create the perfect traffic flow for guests to navigate through the kitchen without getting in each other’s way.

Storage Space

In order to keep counters free of clutter, it is important to have well designed storage space as the foundation of your island. One of the best parts about custom cabinets is that the storage area can be crafted completely custom to fit your needs. If you need a place to fit all your pots, pans and lids, special drawers and shelves can be designed for your island.

Custom Kitchen Islands Designed for Holiday Entertaining
Design by Samantha Petzrick Chinn of Petzrick Chinn Designs, LLC

By designing a kitchen island with these in mind, everyone will love coming to your home for the holidays! Interested in learning more? Find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you by clicking here, or give us a call at 610.589.4575.

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Not just for hygiene and the call of nature, bathrooms are now spaces to relax, refresh and recharge. Current Bathroom Storage Trends include floating vanities, integrated storage with power access, technology features, modern design themes and a wide range of finishing options.

Current Bathroom Storage Trends

Current Bathroom Storage Trends Floating Vanities
Design by Jessica McAllister of Kountry Kraft, Inc.

Floating vanities are gaining popularity in bathroom design. In this vanity designed by Jessica McAllister of Kountry Kraft, Inc., both the vanity and a tall side cabinet are floating.

Floating bathroom vanity with multiple counter heights
Design by Jessica McAllister of Kountry Kraft, Inc.

It’s also becoming more common to see multiple counter heights that incorporate the sink on one level and base cabinet tops extending below it on another.

Reclaimed Wood Master Bath Vanity Storage Trend
Galen Clemmer of Kountry Kraft, Inc.

Reclaimed wood adds an old world feel and organic charm to any space. Galen Clemmer of Kountry Kraft, Inc. designed this bathroom to feature a reclaimed wood vanity that matches the reclaimed wood barn door.

Custom Bright Green Master Bathroom Vanity Cabinets
Design by Pure Design Works | Photography by Jenny Melick Imagery

Designers are going bold with color. Pure Design Works designed this bright green vanity and matching medicine cabinet.

Other current trends include incorporating waste bins into the cabinetry and off the floor, optimizing under-sink space for storage, and open shelving. To stay in touch with current bathroom storage trends, follow @KountryKraftCabinetry on Instagram!

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Kitchens are the center of activity in the home – from cooking dinner to paying bills to sorting mail and more. Integrating kitchen desk cabinets into your design creates a centralized place for all of these activities. Getting your storage just right can help you stay on top of your busy schedule, as it can reduce time wasted finding items.

Including a desk into your kitchen isn’t just about finding the space for it. It’s also about finding a way to make the desk seamlessly blend into your kitchen design. With any kitchen office, use cabinets that match or complement the kitchen cabinets. Kitchen desks are also great for using otherwise wasted space in the kitchen.

Designs with Kitchen Desk Cabinets

Whether you want to put the home office in the kitchen or just set up a small desk area, find inspiration from these hardworking kitchen desk cabinets.

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith

A custom-built desk area anchors one end of this white kitchen. Mounted cabinetry blends the office in with the rest of the kitchen, providing bountiful storage space that easily accommodates filing, schoolwork, and other needs.

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith

Crisp white cabinetry connects this workstation with the rest of the kitchen. The space next to the block of kitchen cabinets was thought to be unusable, but a desk served as a perfect and practical addition.

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith

Using the same style cabinetry as the rest of the kitchen, this office blends seamlessly into a previously unused space. Generous storage makes it easy to stash mail, homework, cookbooks, and important documents.

Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith

Wall-mounted cabinets hold office supplies, while drawers on either side of the built-in desk cabinets stash files and important documents.

Want more inspiration? Visit our website to see more designs with kitchen desk cabinets!

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With custom cabinetry, dining room storage cabinets don’t have to look like typical storage spaces. They can take the form of anything, from hutches to built-in banquette seating, sideboards to buffets, servers to bars and so much more.

Incorporating special accessories into dining room storage cabinets can increase the functionality and make them perfect for storing specialty china and dishware that you may not use for everyday meals. Your antique silverware, for example, can have a special drawer with a utensil insert for neat organization.

Cabinets for dining rooms can be designed to work well for any space, no matter how small the apartment or how large the mansion. They can be designed to fit in with the style of the rest of your house, or to have a style of their own, creating a unique space to gather. At times, depending on the design, the dining room may share the same space as the kitchen, and as a result the cabinetry doubles in use.

Designs featuring Dining Room Storage Cabinets

Dining Room Storage Cabinets take the form of a wet bar with a wine fridge and prep sink
Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith

This kitchen is long, narrow and open to the dining room area. Cabinets were designed for the dining room area to match the cabinetry in the kitchen. By doing this, the space feels like it all belongs together. Taking the form of a wet bar, the cabinets in this dining room also provide plenty of additional cabinets. Glass front cabinet doors allow the glassware and other special dishware to be on display.

Dining Room Storage Cabinets in the form of banquette seating with bench storage
Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith

A built-in banquette with seating around a round table was designed for this dining area. The drawers cleverly designed for the banquette bench seating double as additional storage. The ceiling-high cabinet next to the banquette has room for just about anything you would want to keep away, like cleaning supplies for example.

Dining Room Storage Cabinets are an extension from the kitchen in this transitional home
Design by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith

The cabinets in this dining room are an extension from the kitchen in this home. Due to the layout of the home, they double in function as they provide storage but also additional counter space for serving food or displaying items.

Visit our website to see more designs of dining room storage cabinets!

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Kitchen islands can provide many advantages to your kitchen if utilized properly. By simply adding customizable cabinetry you can create different storage options while also adding character to your kitchen!

Kitchen Islands with Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

Large Kitchen Islands Featuring Ample Amount of Seating and a Mini Fridge

Design by PK Surroundings    Photography by Rob Karosis

This large kitchen island features a mini fridge on the side. Perfect for freeing up space in the bigger fridge and having all your drinks easily on hand while sitting at the island.

 

Kitchen Islands Featuring Adjustable Shelves and Sliding Cabinet Doors for Easy Accessibility Kitchen Islands Featuring Shelves that are Easily Adjustable to Fit any Size Products or Dishware

Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc.

This kitchen island is all about function and adjustability. The sliding cabinet doors allow for easy accessibility to the open cabinet while displaying the dishware. That’s not all, the shelving is able to be adjusted to any height depending on what needs to be stored!

 

Kitchen Islands Featuring Unused Space that was Turned into a Creative Bookshelf

Design by Jessica McAllister of Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

You can take advantage of unused space at the end of your island by creating a bookshelf! Even if you don’t have cookbooks, this is a great place to showcase collectibles to give the kitchen character.

 

Kitchen Islands with a Filler Base Pull Out Create Maximum Storage for all Size Products Kitchen Islands with a Base Pull Out Create Maximum Storage for all Size Products

Design by Dee Maher of Kountry Kraft, Inc.

Even the tiniest of kitchens can have an ample amount of storage space by taking advantage of every nook and cranny. By adding base pull-outs into your kitchen island, you can do just that!

 

No matter the size or shape of your kitchen island there is always a way to create the perfect storage solution, tailored just for you! Visit our website to view all the custom storage options we have crafted or check out our Houzz page to see some of our recently completed designs!

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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 home office is vital to managing your mail, personal finances, books and more. With custom office cabinets from Kountry Kraft we can create an environment specifically for the way you work.

Custom Home Office Cabinets

This Simple Desk was Incorporated into an Empty Space featuring Custom Office Cabinets from Kountry Kraft

Design by Sawhorse Designs

An office space doesn’t have to mean its an entire room. Incorporating a desk into an empty space can work just as well. Shown above is a custom desk featuring our TW10 door design with beaded inset cabinets. Kountry Kraft can also create the cabinetry to match the surrounding area to provide a seamless and cohesive design.

 

Ombre Painted Custom Office Cabinets Featuring Pull Out Drawers and Open Shelving from Kountry Kraft  Ombre Painted Custom Office Cabinets Featuring Ample Storage for a Child to Utilize

Design by Pam Whittemore of Drum Hill Designs, LLC 

Ombre painted cabinets were crafted for a child’s bedroom to create a functional work space. These custom office cabinets provide ample storage with open shelving and pull out drawers. The child can utilize this space as a craft area, homework spot or reading spot. This design allows for endless options the child can take advantage of throughout their lifetime.

 

Custom Office Cabinets Featured in Cherry Wood to Create a Cohesive Look with the Custom Desk

Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc.

This office includes everything you could want in an office. From custom office cabinets, filing storage, bookshelves, custom desk and more. With the abundance of storage, it creates a clutter free work environment. The cherry wood cabinets and leather chair bring the whole room together creating a welcoming and comfortable space.

 

Filing Drawer Located in an Office Space Customized for Better Organization of Paper Work

Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc. 

True customization can be found in the amazing finishing details hidden behind the doors and drawers. Featured above is a drawer located in an office space customized to include file storage for better organization.

 

Vertical Library featuring Bookcase Bench Cabinets Acting as Office Cabinets to keep Books and Toys Organized  Bookcase Bench Cabinets Acting as Office Cabinets for a Place to Sit and Store Books

Design by Marina Rubina, Architect Photography by Todd Mason, Halkin Photography

Built into these walls is a vertical library with bookcase bench cabinets on each landing. This unique design allows for easy accessibility to every bookcase located along the walls. The benches create a fun place for your children to unwind and read a book. This open library is a great way for guests to get a sneak peek into your interest by viewing what you like to read.

A home office should not only be a place to work but a place to relax as well. So, sit back and relax with custom office cabinets that allow everything to be kept in place. If you can dream it, Kountry Kraft can build it. Visit our website to see other custom home offices that Kountry Kraft has crafted! Or check out our Houzz page to see some of our recently completed designs.

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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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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.

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