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Open Shelving Unit from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

It seems that the standard for open shelving is moving away from the bookcase cabinet or a cabinet without doors to the stand alone open shelf.  These open shelves, whether floating or supported with some type of brackets, are appearing in more and more kitchens as another option for storage and display.

Apr 06, 2015
Categories: Trends
2015 Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

Every year The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) surveys their members of kitchen and bath designers across the United States and Canada. Their responses provide insight into design trends that will take hold in the kitchen and bath market in 2015. While broad trends won't be evident in every local market, the following are the top 3 overall trends for kitchens and baths.

Mar 30, 2015
Categories: Kitchens, Baths
Kitchen Design to Complement Entire Home in Puget Sound, Washington

Nestled along the waterfront, this home near Puget Sound in Washington had a disjointed interior that did not take advantage of the beautiful and expansive views of the water.  When the homeowners were ready to remodel, they contacted Vawn Greany of Collaborative Interiors (Mercer Island, WA).

Mar 23, 2015
Focus on the Modern Bathroom, featuring floating bath vanities from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

How do you achieve that clean, modern look in a bathroom?  What if you want to create the illusion of a larger room? Floating vanities are the perfect choice for that space saving, minimalistic look.

Mar 16, 2015
Categories: Baths, Trends
Stacks of wood

The use of texture in interiors is nothing new.  But the use of rustic looking wood finishes is a trend that has migrated from architectural elements, like flooring and exposed beams, to furniture and now cabinetry.

Feb 23, 2015
Categories: Trends
Common Types of Corner Base Cabinets That Maximize Your Kitchen Storage Space

The options for corner base cabinets are very similar to the corner wall cabinet options; diagonal, square corner (pie-cut) or blind.  There are, however, more internal storage accessory options available for base corner cabinets than are available for wall corner cabinets. 

Feb 02, 2015
Categories: Storage
Bath Furniture Cabinetry. Bathroom Cabinets.

Although the kitchen is the heart of the home, bathrooms (including powder rooms and the master bath) are just as important and hard working.

Jan 19, 2015
Categories: Baths, Products
Kitchen Wall Cabinets for Corners

Cabinets for corners in the kitchen are typically a diagonal, square (pie-cut) or blind.  Is one better than another?  That depends on several factors including the amount of space available, the functionality you prefer, and the overall look you are trying to achieve.

Jan 05, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year Marsala

Drumroll please ... and the color of the year for 2015 is ....

Pantone Color of the Year 2015, Marsala 18-1438

Dec 23, 2014
Categories: Trends
Storage Discussion on Cabinet Doors

What is the advantage of storing items behind cabinet doors? The basic method of storage inside a cabinet is shelving. A standard wall, base or tall cabinet will come with a specific number of shelves based on the height of the cabinet.

Dec 15, 2014
Categories: Storage
Gray and White Color Choices

Like classic black and white photography, interior design that utilizes a black and white color scheme (or it's slight variation gray and white) will always be an iconic look.  Dark shades of gray will continue to be a popular look in home interiors, and because they are a shade off from black, they are considered a softer more subtle look.

Dec 01, 2014
Categories: Trends
Drawer Storage on a weathered kitchen island with iron cabinet pulls.

What are the advantages of using drawers for storing items?

Nov 24, 2014
Categories: Storage
Other Rooms That Can Use Cabinetry

With custom cabinetry, there are so many ways to incorporate cabinetry in other areas of the home to create architectural beauty as well as functional storage.  Because custom cabinetry can be crafted in almost any shape or size, with moldings and valances to create rich architectural detail, designers look beyond the kitchen and bath to create storage solutions and built-in cabinetry.

Nov 10, 2014
Categories: Inspiring Designs
A Dramatic Update in a Vintage Space

When empty nesters, Bill and Anne, decided it was time to downsize they became the new owners of an almost perfect condo oozing with vintage charm.  The one exception in this beautiful space was the outdated, poorly laid out, small kitchen.

Nov 03, 2014
Categories: Kitchens, Trends, Remodeling
A Kitchen Island For a Couple who loves to Cook and Entertain Together

Originally a lumber and millwork warehouse overlooking the river in Oshkosh WI in the late 1800s, this historic building was converted to loft condos in the 1980s.  By now, the finishes and materials were dated and with the existing small, tight galley kitchen, Dennis and Nancy were ready to remodel and create a kitchen that better suited the beautiful window views and their love of cooking and

Oct 20, 2014
Focus on the Entryway: How to design an entryway or mudroom with cabinetry and built-ins.

Whether you come through the front door or the back, having a place to drop your things, take off your shoes, and hang up your coat keeps things looking organized and uncluttered.

Oct 13, 2014
Categories: Storage
Kitchen Stories. A contemporary kitchen design with bold color choices.

A bold pop of color complements a contemporary loft design in Michigan.

Oct 06, 2014
Color Trends: Dark Indigo Up and Coming

In fashion, color trends vary with the seasons but for interior design, we look for long-term classic colors that will stand the test of time and your investment.  Dark Indigo is one of those colors that is very fashionable and "trendy" now in fashion, but it is a long term classic color whose peak in popularity will last for a long time. 

Sep 30, 2014
Categories: Trends
Focus On Fireplace Mantels. Working with Open Floor Plans.

The open floor plan, where the kitchen and the main living area become one large space, continues to fill the need for the way the average family lives today. Gone are the closed off kitchens and the formal living rooms used only on holidays or for entertaining special guests.

Sep 22, 2014
Colorful Personality Reflected in a Colorful Kitchen

“She has a colorful, enthusiastic and extravagant personality and that came through in her beautiful kitchen that was designed to welcome large gatherings of family and friends to their lakeside home,” explained Nanci Marsman, kitchen designer for Standale Interiors in Grand Rapids, MI.  “This couple was an absolute joy and dream to work with because they came to me with so many wonderful ideas

Sep 15, 2014
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Kitchen Design - Blending the Old with the New

Designer Julie Holzman of Holzman Interiors, Inc. knew that this would be a unique and challenging project as soon as she spoke to her clients. In fact, this project turned out to be her most dramatic "before" and "after" transformation.

Sep 09, 2014
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Mixing up Drawer Fronts. Kitchen design Tips

Solid, slab drawer fronts on the top drawers with five piece drawer fronts below is a look that has been around for a while. Years ago drawer fronts on kitchen cabinetry were most often a slab drawer of some type, either wood or metal.  As design preferences and manufacturing processes evolved, decorative five piece drawer fronts gained in popularity.

Sep 01, 2014
Categories: Trends
Kitchen Story. A Kitchen Design Collaboration with Beautiful Results

"The original kitchen was SO expansive, the homeowner felt "lost" in her kitchen with too many cabinets and an inefficient layout that had her walking all over the kitchen to cook a meal.  And the sad thing was, she loves to cook but did not enjoy spending time in her old kitchen," explained Tara Hutchens, CKD, CBD of Splash Kitchens and Baths in LaGrange, GA.

Aug 18, 2014
Whole Home Remodel with Before and Afters with White Cabinetry

It’s taken three years and we are finally finished with our remodeling projects.

Aug 11, 2014
Categories: Remodeling
Breakfast nook idea with a wine rack cabinet and additional storage. Dura Supreme Cabinetry Banquette Seating.

With the kitchen being considered the heart of the home, it's no surprise that one of the most requested items for a new kitchen is a place for family and friends to gather.  Often times designers are asked to include a seating area incorporated into the kitchen island or peninsula.  However, that is not the only option.

Aug 04, 2014
Categories: Kitchens

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