Kitchens

Dura Supreme Cabinetry is shown in the St. Augustine door style and drawer in the Montego door style both in the Heavy Heirloom "N" finish on Knotty Alder paired with a sample of Weathered "A" on Knotty Alder.

The finish on your kitchen cabinetry is the first thing you see and an indication of its quality. It’s your first impression when you walk into the kitchen and when you run your fingers over the smooth luxurious surface of cabinet doors and drawers.

Jul 07, 2020
Kitchen Stories: Some Ingenuity Makes Every Inch Counts in a Historic Chicago Kitchen

This Chicago couple loved their home amid their historic neighborhood in Hyde Park but they had outgrown their small and outdated kitchen. It was time to make a change, the kitchen had to go!

Jun 30, 2020
Exploring Painted Cabinetry Finishes from Dura Supreme

The finish on your kitchen cabinetry is the first thing you see and an indication of its quality. It’s your first impression when you walk into the kitchen and when you run your fingers over the smooth luxurious surface of cabinet doors and drawers.

Jun 23, 2020
Mint Green Kitchen Island is the Focal Point of this kitchen.

What is a 'Focal Point'?

The focal point of any room is that spot where your eye wants to naturally rest and take it all in. It's the center of attention. For example, in a great room, a fireplace would be considered an obvious focal point.

Jun 15, 2020
Kitchen Peninsulas Save Space - Learn how to design a kitchen peninsula.

A kitchen island is a popular item on many homeowner's kitchen wishlists. But what if you don’t have the space in your kitchen to devote to a kitchen island? The next best thing, in my opinion, is a kitchen peninsula. If you looking for ways to add more counter space, storage, and functionality to your kitchen, a kitchen peninsula might be the perfect design solution.

Jun 09, 2020
Designing From A Distance

People have projects. Designers have creativity. Interaction is limited during a pandemic.

Jun 03, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz

When it comes to defining the aesthetic of a kitchen, cabinetry is the element that creates the biggest impact both with design and functionality.  The layout of the cabinetry is imperative in creating a flow and specific features that work best for your individual home and the way you and your family use your kitchen. 

May 19, 2020
Author: Brad McCarthy
Dura Supreme Linea door style in Pearl Paint, Cashew Stain, Pale Green Tile

What do you imagine when you hear the words Danish Style? If you thought clean lines, uncluttered spaces, monochromatic, light color schemes, connection to nature, and slab door cabinetry you would be right on target. Oh and did I mention uncluttered spaces?? Anyone out there in this Work From Home environment wanting more uncluttered spaces??

May 14, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A sunning lake home kitchen with a corner range and white cabinets.

A couple of high school sweethearts reached the day where their children were now college graduates. They were officially empty nesters and soon realized it was time to re-think their lifestyle, and with that, rethink the full functionality of their home. That’s when they reached out to designer Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair, LLC.

Apr 14, 2020
Beautiful Design will Emerge from this Pandemic

For hundreds if not thousands of years, mankind has been altering their environment to cure sicknesses and improve health. Architecture, infrastructure, and interiors have been re-imagined while entire cities have been redesigned as humanity battled the plague, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, etc.

Apr 08, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Why Panel a Refrigerator with Wood Appliance Panels?

A refrigerator is often the largest and most prominent appliance in the kitchen.  Over the last years, appliance manufacturers have made great strides in the overall look and styling of these appliances, but they still are massive, rectangular boxes that can dominate the room.

Mar 31, 2020
New home kitchen design with dark stained oak combined with white painted cabinetry.

"One of the most important features of this new home is the relatable and comfortable kitchen," explained kitchen designer, Megan Dent of Mingle Showroom in Plymouth, MN. "The kitchen is the hub of activity for this family of four and having a welcoming space where everyone feels "at home" was of top priority.” 

Mar 03, 2020
Author: Karen Wistrom
How to Create a Tropical West Indies Kitchen Design inspired by tropical British Colonial homes

For those who favor a traditional, tropical kitchen design theme, the iconic elements of the "West Indies" design style offer a sumptuous visual treat! It's a historic look that's outlasted centuries. Its intricately carved moldings and corbels are a signature look.

Feb 12, 2020
A Modern Twist On Hickory used in Interior Design. Hickory Wood Cabinet Color Sample in Red Stain

Due to its distinct grain pattern and wild color variations, hickory is typically used to create a cabin or rustic theme within a home. Designer Sandy Kloncz wanted to create a design palette that included hickory in a more modern, updated look.

Feb 04, 2020
microwave oven

The science behind the microwave oven was developed just after World War II, but the appliance that most of us use today did not start to become a standard in the home kitchen until the 1970s. The first microwave oven was introduced in 1955 by Tappan Company, with a price tag of $1200 (in 1955 dollars!).

Jan 28, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Kitchen & Bathroom Design Tips: Quartz Counters VS. Granite Countertops

A remodel is any homeowner’s opportunity to make a big impact in the way they feel about their home – it’s a time to make dreams into a reality. Generally speaking, cabinets and countertops are the absolute focal points of the kitchen – they occupy the most visual space, and they set the tone for style which anyone can then complement with wall colors, appliances, and decor.

Jan 21, 2020
Author: Brad McCarthy
Flush Inset Appliances

Kitchen design trends continue to remain strong in Transitional styling, however, over this past year I have noticed a small shift navigating towards Mid-Century Modern and soft Contemporary style in kitchen designs. Due to this shifting change towards more modern design features, you may have noticed more and more appliances are being integrated or hidden in kitchen designs.

Dec 17, 2019
A rustic kitchen design with a casual style and gray stained knotty alder cabinets.

This Seattle kitchen was designed and built by the original homeowner. Needless to say, neither design nor building was his profession. The new homeowners knew they could not do the updates alone reached out to designer Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS of A Kitchen That Works, LLC for her expertise.

Dec 10, 2019
Kitchen Design 101: The Single-Wall (Straight) Kitchen Layout

The kitchen layout is the shape made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances (i.e. kitchen sink, range and refrigerator) and storage areas. The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.

Nov 19, 2019
Kitchen Love Stories: A Family Redesigns their Life by Redesigning Their Kitchen

Married couple, Eric and Marissa Shipe purchased their Virginia home with the initial intent to immediately remodel the kitchen. They loved the home, but there was no way they could live with the kitchen layout. It had to be the first thing to go. Marissa spends hours in the kitchen.

Nov 05, 2019
Dura Supreme Kitchen painted Linen White

It isn’t often we get a full house project to write about, so when this project came across my desk I just had to share it with you all!  This home’s interior design was put together by Tricia Tidemann of Mingle Design Studio and Showroom.  The home is new construction in Orono, MN on Lake Minnetonka. The homeowners were looking for an east coast shingle

Oct 30, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Kitchen Design 101: The G-Shaped Kitchen Layout

The kitchen layout is the shape made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances (i.e. kitchen sink, range and refrigerator) and storage areas. The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.

Oct 22, 2019
How to Create an Urban Loft Style Kitchen Design. Showing a warm colored modern lofty kitchen in an urban appartment.

No longer the exclusive refuge of artists and college students, the loft has become a popular, edgy abode in metros across the globe.

Oct 15, 2019
Three Tips for Converting to an Open Concept Kitchen Design floor plan. A bright white and spacious open floor plan kitchen with a cooktop in the kitchen island.

The open-concept floor plan is a sought-after design in today’s homes; it’s beautiful, practical and makes a home look spacious!

Oct 08, 2019
Author: Brad McCarthy

This modern farmhouse kitchen features a beautiful combination of dark blue painted and gray-undertone stained Hickory cabinets that’s sure to be an eye-catcher.

Oct 03, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz

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