Three “K” Cabinets

Three “K” Cabinets

Kitchen and Bath Center

by Karen Fetter

three-k-cabinets-latrobeHave you wondered what it would be like to walk into the kitchen or bath or your dreams?  You might have a drawer for your mixer, a lazy Susan in the corner for your canned goods, and a drawer specifically designed just for your spices next to the oven.  The countertops in your dream kitchen are of high quality granite showing no knife marks or stains.  The cabinet doors are not peeling or bubbled.  You can work efficiently because you kitchen is designed to keep you efficient.

How can you make this dream come true?  All you need to do is visit Three “K” Cabinets in Latrobe along Route 982.

If you are going to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, you owe it to yourself to see the experts at Three “K” Cabinets.  Owner John Kuhns opened this well-known local business in 1976 and believes he has been blessed to see his business grow and thrive.  Only respectable and high quality work can gain the reputation Three “K” Cabinets enjoys.

“I come to a place I love every day.  I can’t imagine going to work and not loving what I do,” said Kuhns.

It is because of his love for his work and his years of experience that Kuhns can continue to amaze his customers with his design and layout of kitchens and baths.  Not to mention that he keeps up to date on all the latest trends, gadgets, and supplies by going to trade shows and conferences throughout the year.  You will not have a newly designed kitchen or bath and find something about it outdated before you have your first dinner party.  This level of commitment is why people keep going to Three “K” Cabinets for their remodeling needs.

Three “K” Cabinets’ Showroom

The process for the customer begins by visiting Three “K” Cabinets’ showroom.  At this visit customers can share their ideas and hopes for a “new” design.

The showroom has seven kitchen and five bathrooms on display to help customers see various options.  Most people only redesign their kitchen or bath once, so Three “K” Cabinets wants to make sure it is done right.  In addition to the custom design cabinetry that Three “K” Cabinets makes at their own shop, Kuhns also carries four other lines.  Woodwork and cabinetry is made only out of the finest cherry, maple, hickory, and oak.

The showroom features solid wood doors, drawer fronts and face frames, dovetailed drawers, veneer plywood sides, granite and Corian countertops, 3/4″ adjustable shelves, plus numerous convenience items to make your new kitchen a pleasure to work in.

After the initial visit, Three “K” Cabinets will go to the customer’s house to take measurements and see the space in person.  Finally, an estimate is given to the customer.  This estimate is different from an estimate from a large discount lumber company.  The estimate includes everything to complete the job such as removing old cabinets, wallpaper, attaching towel bars, etc.  Often times, estimates from national chains may be incomplete, or not make allowance for enough supplies.

“There are no horror stories with Three “K” Cabinets.  What we plan out and tell the customer is what we actually do.  There are no surprises and each job is done in a timely manner,” said Kuhns.

No Outsourcing to Unreliable Subcontractors

Three “K” Cabinets does all of the work including delivery, installation, electrical, plumbing, flooring, plastering, and remodeling.  There are two crews on staff that work on every job.  Nothing is outsourced or completed by someone Kuhns does not know. His crew is reliable and dependable.  As a result, each job is completed in the order as they are received and the crew does not leave an assignment until the work is fully complete.  Most, if not all, projects are completed within two months.  Customers do not have to worry about their home being disrupted for an extended period of time.

The phrase, “Actions speak louder than words” is how Three “K” Cabinets has had such success over the years.  Its fine custom kitchens and the work of the crews have given them such a great reputation that the Tribune Review newspaper has listed them as the #1 cabinet carpentry in Westmoreland County for the last four years in a row.

Three “K” Cabinets typical service area is within a 15-mile radius of Latrobe.  However, because of the reputation it has, it is not uncommon for Three “K” Cabinets to accept work in farther distances, even out of state!

The History of Three “K” Cabinets

This successful business all started when Kuhns was just 19 years old.  He was a cabinetmaker and decided to make an attempt at starting his own business.  He learned cabinet making while in high school at Derry Area High.  He was enrolled in the vo-tech program and learned the fundamentals of cabinet making.  It was these skills that guided him into this particular career path.  Now, 35 years later he is a certified kitchen designer as designated by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.  He knowledge of design, layout, and installation is what every person redesigning their kitchen and bath would want.

Kuhn said it is remarkable how much the showroom has evolved over the years.  It first began just as a one-story structure located behind his childhood home.  In fact, that is where he came up with the name Three “K” Cabinets.  His last name is Kuhns and it began with his mother, his brother and himself – thus Three “K”Cabinets.  Once business started to grow, the structure expanded and eventually a second level was added to showcase the 12 displays.  One thing that is true, John Kuhns is loyal to his customers and to the area in which he serves.

Location and Hours

Three “K” Cabinets is located at 125 Hillview Avenue in Latrobe (Route 982 just north of Route 30).  Showroom hours are daily 9 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with hours on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Also, evening appointments can also be arranged.  Stop by or call today at 724-539-7574 or 724-537-6366.  You can also visit their website at

Three “K” Cabinets

724-539-7574 or 724-537-6366.

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