Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Cabinet Stain Colors Trend Toward Brown

Like fashion, trends in interior design shift over the years.  Although with interior design and its significant investment, "classic and timeless" design is often at the forefront of decisions.

Nov 16, 2015
Categories: Trends
A Kitchen that Reaches New Heights

This beautiful kitchen designed by Bella Domicile, Inc. in Madison, WI reaches new heights by taking advantage of vertical elements to add visual space to this Wisconsin kitchen.

Nov 09, 2015
Voiding a Corner Cabinet in a Kitchen Design, What does that Mean?

Many kitchen layouts involve a corner or two, does it mean that you need to plan for a corner cabinet of some type to fill the space?  Corner wall cabinets typically require 24” or more of space out of each corner. Base corner cabinet space requirements can range from 33” to 42” out of each corner.  Blind corner cabinets utilize the standard 24” of depth, but need a minimum width of 39”.

Nov 02, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Kitchen is a Family Affair - Kitchen Remodel in Iowa, USA

Initially falling in love with the beautiful wooded lot, this young couple purchased their new home planning to remodel the kitchen area to make room for a future family.  The confined culinary space was their immediate focus, and they sought out Megan Courtney of CabinetStyle in Coralville, Iowa to collaborate and design their new kitchen.

Oct 28, 2015
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Dark wood base cabinets in a kitchen.

A cabinet is simply a cabinet until you add an interior accessory item that gives that cabinet a very specific function. Add a tray divider kit to a base cabinet and now that cabinet has become a designated spot for cookie sheets and party trays.

Oct 19, 2015
Categories: Storage
Sleek Kitchen Style

Breaking ground on his new dream home in Florida, this Floridian knew he wanted a modern masterpiece, with ultra-sleek, minimalist style.  Kitchen designer, Victoria Hessler of Distinguished Kitchens & Baths of Boca Raton, FL, actualized his vision with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Oct 12, 2015
Standard Overlay vs. Full Overlay Cabinet Doors

When selecting that perfect door style for your cabinetry project a multitude of options present themselves.  Flat panel or raised, mitered or mortis and tenon, five piece or slab drawer fronts, and if you are considering framed cabinetry, standard or full overlay.

Oct 05, 2015
A traditional styled Dura Supreme kitchen with functional space with two seprate work zones.

"This couple enjoys cooking together regularly, so they each wanted designated space for cooking and prepping," explained Lindsey Markel of Dillman & Upton, Rochester, MI.  Understanding how the couple works together in the kitchen was the inspiration behind Markel's creation of two separate work zones.

Sep 28, 2015
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Cabinet Installer's Hammer Close Up. The Value of a Good Installer

With so many decisions to be made before and during a kitchen remodel project, there is a critical component of the process that cannot be overlooked.  Who is going to do the cabinet installation?  A good cabinet installer is worth his or her weight in gold.  Their skill and expertise can make or break the project

Sep 08, 2015
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
A Master Bath Remodel With Style

Take a dated 80’s oak bathroom, infuse it with 21st century style, and admire the stunning result!  Designer Jeff Topolinski, of Hines Supply in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, worked his creative magic to design a beautifully styled master bath retreat using cabinetry from the new Dura Supreme Bath Furniture Collection.

Aug 24, 2015
Categories: Baths, Remodeling
Creating a Color Scheme for your Kitchen Remodel

One important element with any design project is the development of a "design path" (or "color path"), that creates a coherent, well-planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" and all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together.

Aug 17, 2015
Categories: Trends
Child raiding refrigerator. How to Hide Your Refrigerator In Plain Sight With Wood Paneling

A refrigerator is often the largest appliance in the kitchen.  In the last few years appliance manufacturers have made great strides in the overall look and styling of these units, but they still are big, rectangular boxes that can dominate the room. In the kitchen pictured below the beautiful stainless appliances are prominently featured.

Aug 03, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Mudroom locker with coat hook

For those living in the upper Midwest, a “mudroom” is considered a necessity and is an important part of a home’s floor plan.  For families with kids, a mudroom is a critical consideration in building, buying or remodeling a home.

Jul 27, 2015
Categories: Storage
Why Dishwasher Appliance Panels? Close up of washing dishes

Built in dishwashers today have several different style options to choose from. A popular choice is a model with a finish that matches the other kitchen appliances, commonly white, black or stainless steel. But, maybe you don’t want to break up the beautiful line of cabinetry with a metal box.

Jul 20, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Dura Supreme floating vanity with Silverton door style.

Bathrooms and powder rooms are a popular focus for remodeling because the results can be so dramatic, creating a beautiful environment with outstanding storage and organization. In addition, bathrooms can be a less expensive room to remodel - and less disruptive to your everyday life! 

Jul 14, 2015
Categories: Baths
Microwave Control Panel

The science behind the microwave oven was developed 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. Those early microwave ovens were huge, large enough to cook a turkey, and they sat on the counter taking up a lot of space. 

Jul 06, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
White bathroom cabinet with chrome handle

"Clean", contemporary design for bathrooms has become a popular look, partly because of the trend toward modern, contemporary styling and partly because of homeowners' desires for an uncluttered and sleek look for bath environments. 

Jun 29, 2015
Categories: Baths
Example of a color path

One important element with any design project is the development of a "design path" (or "color path"), that creates a coherent, well-planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" and all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together.

Jun 15, 2015
White Cabinetry in a Modern Bath. White Vanity Cabients.

White cabinetry used in the bathroom is a classic look that never gets old.  No matter what the design style, a white on white color palette in the bathroom makes an elegant statement.  It is clean, polished and pristine. 

Jun 08, 2015
Categories: Trends
Dura Supreme cabinetry in a Vintage Victorian Kitchen Remodel

With an ideal location in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, this dated Victorian residence had "beautiful bones" but had been sitting on the market for a year before being purchased with plans to revitalize the interior.  Interior designer, Noel Han, explained, "Historical Victorian homes in this area often have beautiful architectural elements that I aim to preserve, but the f

Jun 01, 2015
Cabinet Handles

Several decades back, in an era of not so great design, placing the hardware in the center of the cabinet doors was the “thing” to do. There’s nothing technically wrong with placing the hardware in the middle of the door, but it does date the kitchen. 

May 26, 2015
Categories: Remodeling
Kitchen color palette. How to Create Color Schemes for your Kitchen Remodel

One important element with any design project is creating a "design path", or "color path", that creates a coherent, well planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" where all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together. 

May 18, 2015
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
An Update on Quarter-Sawn Oak

Quarter-Sawn Oak became popular in in the early 20th Century as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.  The method in which the log is cut gives Quarter-Sawn Oak its distinctive appearance. Striped grain lines, with rays and flecks in the graining make this species easily identifiable.

May 11, 2015
Categories: Trends
Kitchen Cabinet Solutions - Coffee Maker cabinet

A "beautiful" kitchen can be defined in so many different ways, but it's just as much about design, color and proportion as it is function.  Stephanie Frees, owner of Plain & Posh, Westmont, IL explained, "We work closely with our customers to define exactly how they use their kitchen space and then we develop a design for that space that delivers solutions.  Not only in the overall design

May 05, 2015
Categories: Storage, Inspiring Designs
Stylish Bathroom Linen Storage. Furniture styled linen cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Linen storage cabinetry in the bathroom should be functional, but it can be stylish as well. The traditional tall linen cabinet with doors above and below provides a perfect spot for all those items you need close at hand in the bathroom.

Apr 27, 2015
Categories: Baths, Storage

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