Category: Kitchen and Dining

Furniture for a Growing Family

Beth Rice 20/02/2017

From toddlers to teens, the activities and needs of your family change as the kids grow. Finding furniture that can grow along with your family is possible with the features and customizations Amish furniture can provide. Take a look at the built-in extras that make some of our favorite versatile pieces great furniture for a growing family. Crib Conversions Built to provide for a comfortable night’s sleep from infancy to adulthood, the Amish French Country Convertible… Furniture for a Growing Family

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How to Mix and Match Dining Furniture

Beth Rice 17/02/2017

An eclectic dining room design is both adventurous and creative. With so many different and appealing furniture styles, it can be hard to choose just one. Here we’ve laid out some suggestions and guidelines for how to mix and match dining room furniture. The possibilities are endless with an exciting mixture of colors, styles, and textures adding to your dining scene. Accents at the Ends Create a blended look. Use the same style chairs along the… How to Mix and Match Dining Furniture

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The Best Furniture for Romance

Beth Rice 14/02/2017

With the excitement and mystery of romance in the air this time of year, we’re here to help love blossom with Amish made furniture providing the backdrop.  What’s the best furniture for romance? Let us help you set the scene. Scene 1: Romantic Dining Set the time to meet. Light the candles. If you don’t cook, pick up your favorite person’s favorite food. Now you’ll need a beautiful place to sit and dine. That’s where… The Best Furniture for Romance

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Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

Beth Rice 09/02/2017

We keep an eye out for what’s new in Amish furniture to be able to bring it to you first. We carefully review fresh offerings from our dedicated Amish vendors who have a solid grasp on the latest in furniture design. Still, after 13 years we’re always struck by the beauty of each new piece, and skill of the Amish woodworkers. Here are five of our new arrivals. Each one is a beautiful and unique… Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

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Table Base Buying Guide

Leah Meldman 03/02/2017

Deciding on the dining table where your family will gather for meals and celebrations is a personal experience. It should be a place where all can come to relax and unwind. The base should work with how you plan to use the table most. Let us help you select the right one with the DutchCrafters Table Base Buying Guide. Browse our wide array of dining tables to find the perfect table base and fit for your… Table Base Buying Guide

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Beyond the Bar: Other Uses for Bar Stools

Beth Rice 21/11/2016

Bar stools aren’t just for use at the bar anymore. These versatile pieces of furniture elevate the design of a room and add character with their styles, colors and textures. Breaking Down Bar Stool Heights Table Height: These are shorter stools that can provide alternatives to dining chairs. Generally 16 to 23 inches tall. The average person’s feet will touch the ground. Counter Height: Great for use at the kitchen bar or island. Generally 24 to 26… Beyond the Bar: Other Uses for Bar Stools

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Island Time: Anchor Your Kitchen with These Ideas

Leah Meldman 10/11/2016

Whether it’s in the morning for breakfast, a lunchtime break, or gathering together to prepare dinner, your kitchen is the heart of the home. And kitchen islands are the heart of the kitchen. They serve many different purposes to accommodate the various needs you have throughout the day. A breakfast nook is transformed into a baking station and later serves as a place for a casual dinner party. Easily improve the efficiency of your kitchen by adding… Island Time: Anchor Your Kitchen with These Ideas

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Coffee Zones: Places to Enjoy your Cappuccino

Beth Rice 07/11/2016

As the alarm goes off and you rise and shine, your mind may review the day’s upcoming events: Drop the kids off at school, attend your morning meeting, and run to the bank on your lunch break. But before any of that can possibly take place, you’ll need to greet the day with a few moments set aside for you and your favorite cup of coffee. Where is that cozy place in your home where… Coffee Zones: Places to Enjoy your Cappuccino

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Big and Tall Dining Chair Buying Guide

Beth Rice 13/10/2016

Our families and loved ones come in all shapes and sizes, and our furniture is designed to provide you with styles you love and support you need. Look for the following elements when selecting dining chairs to ensure longer-lasting durability, especially for big and tall shoppers: Amish Dining Chairs with Extra Room With the average dining chair being 16-20 inches wide and 16-18 inches deep, we’ve compiled a list of styles with a little extra… Big and Tall Dining Chair Buying Guide

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Decorating your Table for the Holidays

Leah Meldman 10/10/2016

Sprucing up your space for the upcoming holidays can be as simple or lavish as you like. Do you like to go all out starting in September? Or do you prefer to just add a few pops of the season here and there? Even if you’re somewhere in the middle, there are plenty of ways to get your home up to seasonal speed. Your dining table is sure to serve a central purpose during the holidays. Family… Decorating your Table for the Holidays

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Modern Ways to Use a Jelly Cabinet

Beth Rice 28/07/2016

Even though jelly is most often kept in the refrigerator these days, the jelly cabinet remains a favorite furnishing. One look at an Amish jelly cabinet and the reasons are clear.  It’s both beautiful and useful for storage, even without the jelly. The First Jelly Cabinets The creation of the jelly cabinet grew out of need. During the 19th century, as pioneers perfected the practice of stewing fruit to create jams and preserves, they produced large… Modern Ways to Use a Jelly Cabinet

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Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

Jayca Pike 12/10/2015

  3 Beloved Digs, 1 Voice to Listen to Do you think you know what your dining room style is? We’ve made it easier to recognize by helping you to listen to your gut, not the label. We’ll show you the picture of the room before identifying the style. A little tricky? Maybe, but we think it’ll help you decide on a style that is genuine to you, not to a preconceived notion. Word of caution: The photo that inspires you… Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

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On the House: Home Bar Furniture for the Holidays & Beyond

Jayca Pike 14/09/2015

This blog post was updated on November 13, 2018 with new home bar styles.  After the bustle and busy of a long day at the office (or an even longer day shopping for the upcoming holiday season), suiting up for a seasonal shindig at the local hotspot or at That One Friend’s place can seem both stale and stressful. We’ve got some tips here to help you bring in home bar furniture that complements your life and… On the House: Home Bar Furniture for the Holidays & Beyond

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8 Ways with a Breakfast Nook! [Video]

Jayca Pike 11/09/2015

Customers make over one of DutchCrafters most beloved Amish furniture pieces, the Trestle Table Breakfast Nook! See the results of their custom nook creations, from simple and subtle to wondrously WOW in our Breakfast Nook Makeover Video! Grab some inspiration from these customers’ fantastic photos, then shop your own breakfast nook!

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