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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!

Kitchen cabinet styles and trends are constantly changing; however, your cabinets will always reflect your own personal taste. No matter what the current trend is, your cabinets are going to be made to match your own aesthetic. Cabinets play a huge role in your kitchen’s appearance and functionality and Kounrty Kraft’s goal is to create a home environment that is the perfect fit for you.

Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Kountry Kraft custom wood cabinetry offers hundreds of combinations of cabinet door styles and finishes. Choose from traditional, transitional or contemporary styled doors to fit your current theme or make your cabinetry a statement piece. Each of our door styles can be matched with any of our wood species along with any of our finishes – paint, glaze or stain.

Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Trends at Kountry Kraft               Diverse Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Trends Available at Kountry Kraft                Kountry Kraft Colorful Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Trends

Amesbury Door Style Made                       Prestige Door Style Made                   CRP10 MMT Hybrid Door style

of Quarter Sawn White Oak                      of Hard Maple Finished in                  Made of Hard Maple Finished

Finished with Silver Fox                             a Wheat Color.                                      with Sherwin Williams Jasper Stone.

With Black Glaze & Weather Grain.

Kitchen Designers Know Kitchen Trends

Creating your dream kitchen is easier with a Kountry Kraft Designer. Because there are so many different options to choose from, it is sometimes difficult to choose the right cabinets. We have many talented kitchen designers here at Kountry Kraft who can help you with that decision. If you would like help with your entire kitchen layout, they can guide you through the entire process and assist you with stressful design decisions. Your dream for a more beautiful, comfortable home will become a reality when your surroundings accommodate your lifestyle.

Unique Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Trends at Kountry Kraft                        Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Trends at Kountry Kraft Cabinetry               Traditional Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Trends at Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

CRP 10 Door Style Made of Cherry               3 Piece Door Style Finished in               CRP10 Door Style Made of

Wood Finished with Tavern                           Barn Oak LN27.                                          Quarter Sawn White Oak Wood

Green Stain With Van Dyke                                                                                                 With a Natural Finish.

Brown Glaze.

Browse through all our door styles and wood species using our planning center. Need some inspiration for your kitchen? Visit our Houzz page to view some of our latest work!

Kitchen & Bath Designers of Pure Design Works, LLC

The kitchen & bath designers of Pure Design Works, LLC strive to keep their process pure and simple. Below is a kitchen design in Charlotte, North Carolina by Aly and Dara of Pure Design Works. This design features Kountry Kraft hard maple cabinets finished with a paint color match to Benjamin Moore HC-145 Hale Navy. The Hardware on this cabinetry is from Amerock. This Kitchen is a perfect example of their design process – pure, simple and elegant but also unique!

Designed by Kitchen and Bath Designers of Pure Design Works with Kountry Kraft Cabinerty Kountry Kraft Cabinetry in a Design by Kitchen and Bath Designers of Pure Design Works

Designed by Aly Glavin and Dara Barber, Pure Design Works

Located in Charlotte, NC, their main goal is to guide their clients through the design process, explaining the practical pros and cons of selecting different materials and furnishings. They educate their customers on decision-making and navigate through the construction and implementation of a project to achieve a beautiful finished design. Design doesn’t have to be intimidating, cluttered, confusing or overwhelming, and Pure design Works, LLC helps you overcome those obstacles.

Kitchen and Bath Designers of Pure Design Works                                             Kitchen and Bath Designers of Pure Design Works

Aly Gavin, Owner & Business Manager                           Dara Barber, Owner & Design Manager

Aly Gavin, Owner and Business Manager, graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and Entrepreneurship. Aly is both creative and logical when it comes to designing, creating amazing spaces for her clients that are simple and hassle free. Dara Barber, Owner & Design Manager, has over 15 years of residential design and construction experience. She studied Theatrical Production Arts and was a professional costume designer in San Francisco. Her varied background gives her a unique perspective on spaces that she brings to each client.

Kountry Kraft Cabinets Designed by Kitchen and Bath Designers  Kountry Kraft Cabinets Designed by Kitchen and Bath Designers  

Designed by Pure Cabinet Works

Above are some Kountry Kraft cabinets designed by the kitchen & bath designers of Pure Design Works. The designers create easy, uncluttered, straightforward, honest and beautiful designs and Kountry Kraft is honored to be their partner. Check out the Pure Design Works  website to read more about them and see more of their designs!

Being a custom cabinet manufacturer, we see both neutral and bright kitchen cabinet colors throughout the shop on a daily basis. One of the many benefits of being a cabinet manufacturer, is seeing a multitude of designs running through our facility throughout the day. Kountry Kraft has so many diverse customers, we are inspired every day by the unique cabinetry our craftsmen create.

We have an extensive library of custom paint match formulas for our cabinetry. Due to the limited shelf life of our pigments, custom samples are provided at time of order placement. This assures a fresh, high-quality finish and the perfect color for your custom painted cabinetry. Through our extensive paint match list, there are many options for bright kitchen cabinet colors. We like to capture the unique cabinets we see throughout the day to share and inspire other customers.

bright kitchen cabinet colors at kountry kraft cabientry include these bright yellow cabinets

Like sunshine on a cloudy day, this Golden Rod painted cabinet will make all the visitors of this kitchen happy!

blue and grey bright kitchen cabinet colors at kountry kraft cabinetry

This color combination includes custom paint matches to Sherwin Williams Respite and Seaworthy, along with our standard paint color, Cinder.

green bright kitchen cabinet colors made at kountry kraft cabinetry

Custom bathroom cabinets finished in a paint match to Sherwin Williams Green Hazel. Perfect additional pop of color for any bathroom!

red cabinets can be considered bright kitchen cabinet colors

Rustic Red Oak cabinets with English Walnut Stain and accent cabinets in Red Oak with a Custom Red Stain with Black Glaze.

tiffany blue kitchen cabinet color

These tiffany-blue inspired cabinets will surely bring a colorful addition to any room!

Check out our extensive paint color list to be inspired by the many bright kitchen cabinet colors we have. If you don’t see the color you are looking for, show us a sample and we will match it!

A true must have of a 1920’s kitchen was the hoosier cabinet. The idea built behind this popular cabinet was that a worker is only as efficient as her workplace. This cabinet was so much more than just a storage cabinet, it included storage, appliances and much more!

What Does “Hoosier” Mean?

The word Hoosier has been tied to the state of Indiana for over 150 years. There are several theories about its origin, one of them involves people yelling “who’s there?” across the river and the other is of a man who lost his ear in a bar fight and someone unfortunately picked it up and asked, “whos ear?” Both circumstances sound similar to the term “Hoosier”.

the hoosier cabinet was a true must have in the 1920's

So, what does the term have to do with the Hoosier cabinet? The cabinet got its name because most of them were made in Indiana. The first Hoosier cabinets appeared in 1898, created by a furniture company called Sellers, in New Castle, Indiana. Popularity of the cabinet grew up until the late 1940’s when the records for the cabinets became scarce.

What Is in a Hoosier Cabinet?

You may be thinking that this was just an average cupboard, but back in the 1920’s, this was much more. This cabinet had storage for staples like flour, sugar and spices as well as workable parts like flour sifters, meat grinders, spice carousels, grocery list wheel, nutritional charts and cookbook holders. The Hoosier cabinet was made to speed up meal delivery by having everything you need in one place.

the hoosier cabinet designed by pksurroundings and built by kountry kraft

Photo credit, Rob Karosis

This modern Hoosier cabinet was designed by PKsurroundings. The modern storage cabinet includes shelves for organizing jars, spices and staple products. There is also a built-in prep sink that includes a garbage disposal. Outlets are incorporated on the walls for small appliances like a blender or electric mixer. The cabinet area provides a sense of separation from the rest of the kitchen, allowing multiple chefs to be cooking and prepping at the same time! Even though the storage space is beautiful to look at, it is all hidden behind custom sliding cabinet doors by Kountry Kraft.

Click here to view pictures of hoosier cabinets. Contact Kountry Kraft today and see how you can create your own modern Hoosier cabinet!

Summer Recipes

Beat the heat this summer with these delicious outdoor kitchen recipes. These meals are perfect for eating al fresco or in the comfort of your kitchen.

Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon

Outdoor Kitchen Recipes for the Summer Time Poolside

This recipe by Cafe Delites puts a flavorful twist on classic salmon recipes. The perfect combination of spice and citrus, this dish is flavorful, fast, and easy to make in your outdoor kitchen or inside!

Ingredients

½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (or juice of 2 limes)

¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 4 crushed garlic cloves)

1½ teaspoons red chili flakes (adjust to your preference of spice)

1 teaspoon ground Cumin

1½ teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon honey

4 salmon fillets (wild caught if possible)

1 red bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped

1 green bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped

1 yellow bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped

1 onion, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to grill/broil settings on high heat. Spray a baking sheet tray with cooking oil spray; set aside.
  2. Whisk lime juice, parsley, olive oil, water, garlic, chili flakes, cumin, salt and parsley together to combine. Add the honey and whisk again until the honey runs smooth through the rest of the ingredients. Arrange the salmon fillets, peppers and onion in a single layer on the prepared baking tray; and pour over half of the marinade. Toss peppers and onion to coat; and rotate the salmon to coat in the marinade.

Broil / grill until the peppers are just beginning to char at the edges (about 10 minutes) and the salmon is cooked to your liking (about 10 minutes). Remove from the oven and serve immediately with lime wedges and remaining marinade for added flavor. (If the peppers are not done to your liking, simply transfer the salmon to a plate and return peppers to the oven until roasted to your liking).

Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

Outdoor Kitchen Recipes for the Summer - Chicken Skewers on the Grill

Under 400 calories, this summer meal by The Recipe Critic is easy and delicious. This dish combines fresh lemon, herbs, and garlic to create the perfect summer skewers.

Ingredients

Marinade:

1½ tablespoons finely minced garlic

1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest

4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ cup minced fresh herbs, I used a mix of basil, rosemary and oregano

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Skewers:

2 medium zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices

1 large red bell pepper, cut into ¾ inch squares

1 medium red onion, cut into wedges and then ¾ inch squares

1¼ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 lemon cut into wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Place cut vegetables in a zip lock bag and add 3 tablespoons of the herb marinade. Toss to coat. Place chicken in separate bag and add remaining marinade and toss to coat. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 4-6 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Thread the skewers alternating with meat and vegetables. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for 3-4 minutes and then flip. Continue to cook and flip when necessary until the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and squeeze on top.

These summer recipes are sure to please guests during your summertime dinner parties. Check out our inspirations page for ideas to create your outdoor kitchen! Stay tuned for more of our favorite outdoor kitchen recipes. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest events in and out of the shop!

DIY summer snacks are a great way to gather the family and enjoy the nice weather on your outdoor patio. Our CFO, Dee Hurst-Funk, has a personal favorite recipe she wanted to share with all of you.

DIY Summer Snacks for your Outdoor Parties in Newmanstown Pennsylvania

DIY Summer Snacks – Crabmeat Dip

Crabmeat dip is the perfect snack for almost any type of weather. Crabmeat dip is usually a thick, creamy dip prepared with cream cheese and crab meat served with crackers or bread. Dee has a special family recipe that takes crabmeat dip to a whole new level.

Crabmeat Dip from the Kitchen of Dee Hurst-Funk, CFO:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Packages, 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 3 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ Teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Cup grated sharp cheese
  • 1 lb. crab meat
  • Sprinkle of paprika

Directions:

Mix first 9 ingredients until well blended – carefully stir in crab meat, add salt to taste. Put in shallow casserole and top with 1 cup grated sharp cheese. Sprinkle paprika on top. Bake one hour in a 300-degree oven. Serve warm with saltine crackers or bread of choice.

Stay tuned for more favorite DIY summer snacks brought to you by Kountry Kraft team. Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date with what’s happening in and out of our shop!

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!

Some cabinet manufacturers do not have the right answers when it comes to telling you the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets. Kitchens are the most popular room in the house, and we all know what that means – they get messy fast. Whether you are dealing with fingerprints, nooks and crannies or greasy spots, we have the answers for you. Below you will find recommended cleaning products for kitchen wood cabinets!

Method Cleaning Products

method is the best way to clean your wood kitchen cabinets because its products are safe and affordabledish soap can be the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets because it is safe and gentle on your cabinets  the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets is method cleaning products because they are natural

There are many ammonia-free products on the market today, but they may not all get the job done. Method is the type of cleaning product you don’t need to hide under the sink. This product is ammonia-free, pet-friendly and earth-friendly. They offer many diverse products and you can use a variety of them to clean your kitchen cabinets. Its starts as simple as dish soap and water – use this combination to clean the grease spots, finger prints and scuffs off your cabinetry. Use a tooth brush with some dish soap to scrub at the nooks and crannies of your cabinetry. Method all-purpose cleaner as well as Method Daily Kitchen products are the perfect solution to wiping down the dirt and grease off your cabinets. Don’t clean your cabinets with dirty chemicals, clean them with natural, fresh products.

The Best Glass Cleaner

glass cleaner can be used to clean windows as well as wood kitchen cabinets because it is amonia free

People think natural cleaning products are expensive but there are affordable, ammonia-free cleaning products available. This glass cleaner is an ammonia-free, foaming cleaner that you can use on windows, mirrors and other glass and plastic surfaces. The best glass cleaner can be purchased for less than $3.00 a can from local shopping centers like Target or Walmart. You can wipe down your metal hardware and chrome hardware with this glass cleaner as well. Leave your kitchen streak free and shining with this ammonia-free glass cleaner!

Cleaning with White Vinegar

cleaning with white vinegar is safe and inexpensive and can be the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets

Not only do we recommend natural cleaning products, but also inexpensive cleaning products. White Vinegar mixed with water can be a natural substitute for an all-purpose kitchen cleaner. Use this mixture to clean scuffs, grease marks or fingerprints off your cabinets – safe and affordable!

Families with children as well as homeowners who have guests over often know what it is like cleaning up after a crowd. Knowing the best way to clean wood kitchen cabinets will keep your space safe and clean. Keep up with our latest news and events by liking us on Facebook and keep up with our latest designs on our Houzz page.