Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

3 Different Doors: Unexpected sources of inspiration behind each!

For your next project - maybe you are thinking, “I don’t want mine to look like everyone else’s, I want it to be a meaningful space.  Something I can truly call my own”.  Finding inspiration for interiors doesn’t have to be difficult, one just needs to know where to look.  I will give you 3 unexpected places to explore that can help drive your design.

Sep 05, 2017
Organized Bathroom Drawe from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

There are many miscellaneous items that are used every day in the bathroom. Sometimes it’s hard to decipher where and how to store each item. Not only are we dealing with a large variety of supplies, but the bathroom is also a high traffic zone. When designing your bathroom cabinetry, plan your storage to fit your personal routine.

Aug 22, 2017
Categories: Baths, Storage
Bathroom Counter Decor in a Lower Level Bathroom

This lower level bath, while functional, was in desperate need of an update.  For some reason, the previous homeowner had installed a vanity designed for a single bowl and modified the cabinet to fit two sinks.  What this did was eliminate most of the drawers, allowing for very little storage.

Aug 15, 2017
Categories: Remodeling
Floating Shelf Design idea with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Cabinetry is not ALL about doors, face frames, and boxes. Cabinetry can encompass all of the other parts and pieces that go into a design such as corbels, shelves, and moldings that all help to pull a design together. I am going to zero in on shelves and show some creative, functional and beautiful applications of open shelving to hopefully provide some ideas and inspire your next project!

Aug 08, 2017
Updating the Laundry Room, A Decorative Basket of Laundry.

The appeal of a laundry room on the main floor is understandable, especially if the alternative is doing laundry in a dark, dingy, unfinished basement.  This main floor laundry is front and center in this 1973 ranch house.  Directly opposite the front door and visible from everywhere, this room had to both look presentable as well as function as more than just a space to wash clothes.

Jul 18, 2017
Categories: Storage, Remodeling
Dark Navy Blue Powder Room Vanity, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is.  If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips:

Jul 14, 2017
Mint Green Kitchen Island is the Focal Point of this kitchen.

The focal point of any room is that spot where your eye wants to naturally rest and take it all in.  In a great room, a fireplace would be considered an obvious focal point.

What about a kitchen? How do you create a focal point in a kitchen?  A focal point in the kitchen can be something as simple as a beautiful view out a window or a stunning backsplash.  

Jun 20, 2017
Categories: Kitchens
A built-in bench seat in a kitchen remodel.

I think most people can agree that efficient uses of space are a high priority in how their home is designed and how it functions.  Who wouldn’t like an extra foot or two for the traffic lane in their kitchen? Who wouldn’t like a staging area for all things coming and going from their home?  I mention these two areas because they are high needs priorities for a majority of homeowners.

Jun 13, 2017
Built-In Media Wall and Entertainment Center from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

As homes evolve with changing technology and electronic gadgets, sound systems and gaming consoles accumulate, the need for a more robust media wall is becoming a popular must-have.

May 31, 2017
Categories: Storage
A Splash of Turquoise in a White Kitchen with Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Fireclay Tile, and Cambria products.

This well-loved Alaskan home has been in the family for generations but the kitchen felt dark, crowded and no-longer functional. The homeowner desperately wanted a bright, modern space with enough room to entertain. It was time for a remodel, so designer Fernanda Conrad of K&W Interiors was called in for a consultation. 

May 02, 2017
Long, Narrow Master Bath Remodel

The original master bath measured approximately 16’x  5’ 6”, and included a small walk-in closet, a double bowl vanity, and an angled shower.  It was a long, narrow rectangle with lots packed into it.

Apr 25, 2017
Categories: Remodeling
Overlay Door Detail. Designing Kitchens with Standard & Full Overlay Cabinets

One of the most basic features of cabinetry is what type of "overlay" is has. When designing cabinetry, it will be one of the first things chosen: Full Overlay or Standard Overlay. Many homeowners are unaware of the difference between the two.

Apr 18, 2017
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Products
Weathered Wood Makes For a Beach-Inspired Bathroom Design

Travel and destinations can be a perfect inspiration for the design of your home interior because a specific destination can conjure up specific feelings.  For my favorite beach destination, I envision serene, calm horizons, walking across untouched beaches with tumbled stones and scattered driftwood and the relaxing sounds of waves lapping against the shore.

Apr 04, 2017
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs
Organize Your Drawers For Spring

When the calendar officially says Spring, it’s time to think about spring-cleaning, decluttering and getting organized.  If your house is like most, there is probably a drawer or two in your kitchen that could use some organizational help.

Mar 28, 2017
Categories: Storage, Products
Close up of aluminum framed door

When designing a new kitchen, bath, media or mudroom one of the first choices a homeowner makes is what species of wood, what style of cabinet and what finish.  I’d like to talk about a cabinet style that is often overlooked: cabinets with aluminum frames.  These are great accent doors to integrate into a larger design also using wood or another material.

Mar 21, 2017
Extreme Food Enthusiast turns one small kitchen into 2 large restaurant-quality kitchens.

The homeowner of this fabulous double kitchen renovation has a tremendous love for creating homemade BBQ sauces and exquisite dishes. He spends a lot of time in his kitchen and his creations are so elaborate that one kitchen just wasn’t enough.

Mar 07, 2017
Gray and Brown Combination

Color for interiors is a lot like fashion; things are always changing.  Color palettes used in interiors do not change with the seasons as they do in the fashion industry; interior palettes tend to shift slowly. 

Feb 28, 2017
Categories: Trends
Elaborate and dramatic crown molding details at the top of kitchen cabinetry shows the importance of small details in interior design.

“The details, that’s what the world is made of”-  wise words from film director and producer, Wes Anderson. I could not agree more. Designer Charles Eames went a step further with ...

Feb 21, 2017
Dura Supreme Dalton Door Style in a Personal Paint Match finish in "Resounding Rose" SW 6318.

Are you in love with a specific color and want to incorporate it into the design of your home? Have you been saving colorful kitchen photos or dramatic bath photos as part of your home design wishlist?

Jan 31, 2017
Top 3 bathroom design trends for 2017

A bathroom renovation is one of the top ways in which to increase the value of one’s home. Of all the spaces in a home, this is one that can really define mood, as it is the first place you go when you wake up and the last place you go before you turn in for the night.

Jan 24, 2017
Categories: Baths, Trends
Creative Storage for Kids Supplies and Toys with Cabinetry

Cabinetry isn’t just for the kitchen... cabinets can solve storage issues throughout the home. As a parent, I find my largest storage struggle is finding convenient places to store and organize my children’s belongings like homework supplies, toys, games, art & craft supplies, etc.

Jan 09, 2017
Categories: Storage

Pantone's Color of the Year is always announced in December and is a symbolic color selection, or snapshot, of "what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood or an attitude."  Not only is it symbolic, but it is also a nod to color trends and influences and how those colors are embraced by mainstream consumers in home interiors, fashion, technology and gra

Dec 12, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Winter Coat Storage Idea for the Home

As the beautiful autumn of 2016 is draws to a close that means winter is next!  The winter season in the upper Midwest requires a lot of outerwear, including various jackets, mittens, scarves, boots and hats. And those are just the basics. Factor in a winter sports fanatic or two with snowmobile suits or skiing apparel and you have a closetful.

Dec 05, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
Kitchen Makeover. Classic White and Platinum Glaze Dura Supreme Cabinets

The new homeowners of this 17 year old kitchen loved the quality of the original Dura Supreme Cabinetry and how well it held up over the years, but they wanted a transitional and refined look. So they searched for a local Dura Supreme Cabinetry designer.

Nov 14, 2016
Industrial Style Loft Kitchen

The term “industrial” evokes images of large factories with lots of machinery and moving parts.  These cavernous, old brick buildings, built with steel and concrete are being rehabilitated into very desirable living spaces all over the country. Old manufacturing spaces have unique architectural elements that are often reclaimed and repurposed into what is now open residential living space.

Nov 07, 2016

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