Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

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
Holiday odds and ends- pine cones, pine needles, gift wrap, twine, candle

Up until today, all of my references were connected to “10 more days until…”, “it’s almost the kids’ winter vacation”, “T minus 3 days”.  Now, with the holidays in the rearview mirror we turn our heads toward the vast expanse of 2017, that is, if we can see past the mess in the kitchen and all the seasonal décor you can’t take down quick enough.

Dec 26, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, 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
Total Transformation: construction plans, measurements

Today we are going to look at a fabulous set of before and after pictures that beautifully launch a home thirty-five years forward into the present day.  Meghan Murphy, designer at Trilogy Kitchens and Remodeling in Arlington Heights, Illinois had her work cut out for her with this project.

Let’s start out with the Family Room-

Nov 28, 2016
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
Toe Space Drawer being opened

One of the most common items on every homeowner’s wish list is more storage. In fact, I don’t think I have ever met anyone who wanted less storage. The challenge comes in finding more space to accommodate this.  Many people cannot add square footage to their space due to physical or budgetary constraints, and so become stuck with what they have. 

Oct 31, 2016
Is Contemporary Design Your Style? Dura Supreme Cabinetry Contemporary Styling Tips.

Is contemporary design more your style? 

Oct 17, 2016
Drawer Charging Station

How many devices in your household require frequent recharging? With multiple cell phones, tablets, and laptops in constant use, finding an out of the way, but still accessible place to keep all those chargers organized can be a challenge.What if you could place all those screens in a drawer, plug them in, and close the drawer while they quietly recharge out of sight?

Oct 10, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
Wooden stool. Pull Up a Seat and Talk Design

What do all the following things have in common?

Reading a book.

Eating breakfast.

Watching a movie.

Doing homework.

Oct 03, 2016
San Francisco California kitchen remodel in a historic 1920's home remodeled to an beautiful urban tradittional kitchen. Featuring white cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The owner of this home wanted to bring the urban feel of his city, San Francisco, into this 1920’s historic house. He went to Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo for her expertise in West Coast kitchen design.

Sep 19, 2016
Cutlery dividers from Dura Supreme Cabinetry in the kitchen.

Just because it’s called a cutlery divider doesn’t mean it can only be used for cutlery.  While they are great for organizing silverware or utensils, cutlery dividers can also be used to organize smaller items in almost any room of the home.

Sep 12, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
Vintage Coffee Grinder | Express Espresso at Home

When we think about the functionality of the kitchens in our homes, we think about the most rushed or high-use times, and if there are configurations or processes that could be simplified to make our lives easier.  Morning definitely qualifies as one of those times.  Not only is it a busy time of the day, but people are generally less alert and less prepared to make lots of decisions.

Sep 06, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Storage
What about black as an inerior design accent? Black cabinets, black appliances, black faucets, and more!

Black, the color that technically is not a color, can add so much drama to a room.  Used sparingly as an accent, or displayed in large doses, black certainly makes a statement.The all black kitchen is a bold design decision and makes for a striking space.

Aug 15, 2016
Categories: Trends
Creative backsplash, Individuality in Design

With every interior design project we walk the fine line between creating the perfect house we see in a magazine and creating the perfect house for who actually lives there. In order to make a house a home, the environment should feel meaningful, convey a history and reflect the homeowner.

Aug 09, 2016
Top 5 Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid. Kitchen Desing Tips from Dura Supreme.

Remodeling your kitchen is not a small project. A lot of loose ends have to come together, to avoid unexpected costs or delays.  I think the best way to prevent a mistake is to know what mistakes are most commonly made. Here are my top 5 design mistakes to watch for and avoid.

Jul 25, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Modern Electric Cooktop with Bamboo Cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Are you a fan of electric or gas cooking or both? What if your preference is gas or induction burners and an electric or convection oven?  Is the cooktop and wall oven combination your only option?  Many appliance manufacturers offer a dual fuel range that combines the best of both.  Gas or induction on top, electric and convection below.

Jul 18, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Character wood with pull

We, as humans, are sensory beings. Since the dawn of mankind, our senses of touch and sight have contributed to our knowledge of the world around us, evoking emotions such as joy, fear, love and curiosity to name a few.  As designers, we are charged with the task of bringing out the best of those emotions in the environments we create.

Jul 11, 2016
Bath cabinetry from Dura Supreme with a custom gray paint.

The original floorplan only had space for a small, tucked-away shower in the master bathroom but the homeowners knew this would not work well for their family of five.  This Illinois family contacted designer, Jennifer Riordan of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinetry Design in Westmont, IL, to design a stunningly beautiful space that meets the needs of their young family now and in the future.

Jul 04, 2016
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs
Dura Supreme Cabinetry Allspice Stain on Cherry Cabinet Sample, Design Idea Moodboard for a Vintage Airstream Trailer Remodel

Designer Susie Johnson of Dragonfly Kitchens, Inc. in New Mexico had always dreamed of owning a vintage Airsteam trailer. After searching for over a year and a half, she finally found a classic 1965 Safari Airstream in Santa Fe, NM not far from her home. Susie immediately got on the phone and purchased it without even seeing it first-hand.

Jun 25, 2016
Things to consider before starting a kitchen remodel

Remodeling a kitchen is a huge undertaking that involves many details, decisions, and careful thought.  It helps to be aware of what to expect and to prepare for the unexpected before starting such a large, exciting endeavor.

Here are five things to consider that will go a long way towards a successful and survivable project:

Jun 20, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling

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