Have you ever gone shopping for something, fell in love with two items, and had to make a choice? How do you decide? One item may be more practical, less costly, a better size or closer to the right color. What if many factors are similar, and the waters of comparison are muddy? Do you flip a coin? Perhaps looking to an intangible factor is in order…
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For interior design, including kitchens and baths, Gray as a dominant color scheme continues to rise in popularity. It is a calm and soothing neutral back-drop for all areas of the home and works beautifully with all colors!
The view of the water was perfect, but the layout of the home … not so much. This waterfront property located on Hopkins Creek near the Severn River in Maryland needed a fresh makeover. The homeowners aspired to bring the spectacular water view into their home so they could enjoy it to its full extent.
Let’s take a walk through a typical afternoon/evening for many people…
You come home and instead of tripping over shoes and seeing coats laying all over, everything is in its place in your handcrafted locker-boot bench…
Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, the home was ideal but the kitchen was cramped and inadequate to cook for and entertain a large Italian family. With very little workspace and an oddly shaped island, there wasn't enough room for the moms, aunts, uncles, cousins and others to join in the cooking.
Today I’d love to share a "behind the scenes" story about a fellow Dura Supreme team member. We have a lot of long-term employees at Dura Supreme, one of them is Merlyn Schmieg. Merlyn has worked for Dura Supreme for over 47 years.
Let’s take a walk through a typical morning for many people…
Imagine you wake up in the morning, head into your bathroom to get ready for the day and you spend the next twenty minutes in front of a vanity with no cord mess or cluttered countertops and everything organized and at your fingertips…
In my last blog, “Creating a Space Just for You”, I discussed spaces designed for personal-time … which we all need. It’s also just as important to have social time as well. With the hustle and bustle of today’s world we still need to find time to spend with our loved ones.
With true brown stains trending in cabinetry finishes, Dura Supreme recently introduced several new stains with decidedly brown undertones that pair beautifully with so many colors. One of the lighter stains introduced into the palette is Toast, light enough to enhance the wood grain, yet rich and warm without being overly dramatic.
A multi-room makeover of this Michigan home called for the design expertise of Lindsey Markel at Dillman & Upton, Inc of Rochester, Michigan to bring together a stunning whole-home interior that blended purposeful functionality with cohesive architectural design.
Let’s face it, our lives are busy and we need to make time to relax, unwind from the day and enjoy friends and family. Whether it’s reading a book, bird watching, practicing a craft, doing yoga, or simply kicking your feet up, everyone would love their own space to relax.
When considering seating in a kitchen or bar area setting there three basic countertop heights that can be used. The most common height is level with the standard base cabinet height, approximately 36” off the floor. Another option would be bar height seating at 42” off the floor.
Navy Blue has slowly become a popular color for interior design and kitchens, and is one of those colors that will be classic and timeless for the long term. Paired with a white or gray paint, along with a medium brown stain color like Dura Supreme's "Toast" or "Cappuccino", Navy Blue is destined to be a popular theme in home interiors!
This oceanside home located in Fort Meyers Beach, FL was due for a fresh makeover. Looking to remodel with a clean, contemporary look, the homeowner worked with designer, Melissa Musgjerd of Studio M Interiors of Minnesota to create her vision for her kitchen. The client had seen Melissa's work and sought her expertise for the project.
Selecting hardware for your cabinetry can be an overwhelming task. There are so many styles, shapes and sizes to consider. However, once you have selected that perfect piece and determined the correct size there is one more key decision that needs to be made. Which finish is going to look best?
The new Bath Furniture Collection by Dura Supreme lets you choose from a large array of options and customize them to suit your specific space and your personal taste.
The Hardest Working Cabinet in Your Kitchen
Gone are the days of a garbage can under the sink or a freestanding waste receptacle tucked off in the corner of the kitchen. Today every well-designed kitchen should have a dedicated cabinet for the trash and/or recycling. Whether the unit has a single bin or double, this cabinet is opened and closed multiple times a day.
Designers are often asked about gray and whether or not gray color schemes in interior design (and for kitchen cabinetry) are a passing fad or a long term trend.
The homeowners of this Danville, CA home had dreamed of an open floor plan for years. They had an older styled home with a separated dining room that was rarely used. They felt their kitchen was lacking in storage and always hoped to expand it.
Drawers can be some of the most useful and versatile storage areas in the kitchen, if you take the time to think through how you want them to function. By adding different accessories to a drawer, you can create customized storage areas that are uniquely yours.
Are you dreaming of a white kitchen? Stylish, sleek white kitchens are a timeless look that is surging in popularity. White painted cabinetry is more popular than ever before. It’s easy to see why, white makes a room look bigger and brighter. It also creates a beautiful backdrop for emphasizing other elements of the design.
Let’s say you live on the East Coast but plan on moving to the West Coast. You have found the perfect property, but it needs some updating. How do you find a design firm that you can work with remotely?
This Georgia couple wanted to create a kitchen space that gave a warm, intimate welcome to friends, family and grandkids and they selected the design experts at Splash Kitchens & Baths in LaGrange, GA to make their dream a reality.
The homeowners of this newly built home in Northville, MI knew the look they wanted for their new kitchen when they discovered Knotty Alder wood species. They fell in love with its rustic and informal characteristics.
Thanksgiving is the one holiday that centers around just a meal. There are no gifts to wrap, trees to decorate or cards to write. Sure,you can't forget about the football and shopping that have been added into the mix. However, in its most pure form the holiday has always been about the Thanksgiving dinner and the family and friends that come together.