Variety is the spice of life, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the wide array of kitchen choices you can select through Diamond Kitchen and Bath’s Kountry Wood Products line of cabinetry. Amish-made and handcrafted in Indiana, these cabinets offer door and hardware styles that harmonize with any décor from classic and traditional to the sleekest modern approach — and with quality craftsmanship that will last for years. Here is just a handful of creative options to help you choose:
Warm Wood Wraparounds
If you love the “cabin” feel you can get from paneling, real wood floors, and cabinetry that flows seamlessly to the ceiling, you’ll love walls of built-in cabinets with finishes from rich maple tones to rustic oaks, light, and dark. Pair built-ins in Mission, Shaker, or classic Raised Panel door styles with a gleaming oak floor, white appliances, and a subtle dove-gray granite or stone countertop and your kitchen will reflect both timeless elegance and practicality.
Ebony and Ivory
One of the most beautiful things you can do in your home is playoff contrasts in light and shadow, bright and dark, vivid and neutral. Hues such as Coffee Maple, Cider Cherry, or Cinnamon Maple playoff quartz and stainless steel in a way that makes your whole kitchen come to life. Kountry wood can also suggest antique white or pure white cabinets for a striking contrast with black marble, charcoal granite, or a classic black-and-white or red-and-white tile floor.
A Touch of (High) Class
Want to expand your usable kitchen space and lend it a dollop of “estate” class as well? Put together a butler’s pantry in one corner or along the wall, with options from butcher-block tops to contrasting center doors. You don’t need a whole separate room for this; you can use an alcove near a window, place it at one end of an oblong dining room…the only limits are logistics and how you use your kitchen every day.
This addition not only helps wasted space become useful; it’s also a great place to use a finish or color you may not want in the entire kitchen as an accent. Imagine using Natural Maple in your butler’s pantry, balanced against a “tailored” or darker look (Auburn Maple, Rustic Royal Maple). This delineates your space as well as providing visual interest.
Details that Make a Difference
The hand-craftsmanship of these cabinets is one element that can’t be duplicated from stock or “big box” sources; a result is an approach that truly fits each customer. You can blend different tones of the same wood for a unified, but still visually interesting, esthetic. If your family includes members who use wheelchairs or who have other mobility or balance challenges, your cabinetry can function as “desk” or table at just the right height for them, too.
But beyond the basics of cabinet heights, drawers, handles, pulls, and work surfaces are where the fun begins. Sit down with these wood artisans and you’ll quickly discover ingenious accessories for any need. Sliding drawers that conceal trash containers? No problem. Want to “park” small appliances out of the way? Check out our under-cabinet “garages.” Brackets, shelves, slide-out storage, even decorative wood valances for those kitchen windows…it’s all part of the Kountry Wood look, coordinated to make your kitchen both look and work better than you might have ever imagined.
A Matter of Proportion
With Diamond Kitchen and Bath’s focus on one-of-a-kind Kountry Wood cabinet choices, your kitchen becomes a unique extension of its owner…which means you can have your own look (no “cookie cutters” here!) at a price that makes the choice even easier. Take a little trip to the “Kountry” and find out for yourself!