Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Are there rules when it comes to mixing kitchen cabinet door styles?  What about the cabinetry in the entire house, does everything need to match? I don’t know that there are actual rules that can be use to guide this decision, but there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration.  

May 22, 2018
Categories: Products
Cavachon puppy face

In my discussions with homeowners and other designers around the country, there has been a growing interest and I will go so far as to say demand for designing intentional spaces for pets in the home.

May 15, 2018
LaCornue stove in a remodeled farmhouse kitchen design with custom gray painted cabinets.

This remarkable kitchen remodel located in Deer Park, IL (Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland) caught my eye instantly as I was browsing through Houzz one day. It’s no wonder that this spectacular kitchen has been gaining an ample amount of attention within the industry, because it is a kitchen that dreams are made of and was 15 years in the making.

May 08, 2018
Kitchen island seating with a walkway behind the seating area.

When you think about Kitchen Seating Requirements, the first thought is the amount of space needed for each seated person at the kitchen island or peninsula.

May 01, 2018
Home Remodeling Project Plans

When you begin to contemplate a remodeling project, whether it be kitchen, bath or whole house, who should you have on your team to design and implement your vision?  Those that could potentially be involved in a remodeling project include: architects, contractors, interior designers and/or kitchen designers.  How do you know who you need to be working with?

Apr 24, 2018
Categories: Remodeling
Character-rich wood with coffee cup

A growing trend in the interior design industry is embracing more rustic, character-rich wood species.  When you think of rustic wood species, what do you imagine? 

An old farmhouse?

A cabin in the woods? 

Something like this?

 

Apr 17, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Trends

Incorporating multiple door styles in a design is the perfect way to add visual interest and personalization to any space. Dura Supreme offers several doors styles that fall into what we define as “door families”, each door style is different and unique, but like any family they do share similar characteristics that can visually tie the spaces or rooms together. 

Apr 10, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Baths
Cashmere paint with an Espress Glazed cabinet finish by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

One of the most important decisions that you'll make in your remodeling project is selecting the cabinet finish that will best complement your design.  When shopping for cabinetry there are many different cabinet finish options to choose from – everything from stained and painted cabinet finishes to artisan finish collections like Dura Supreme Cabinetry's

Apr 03, 2018
Categories: Products

In any kitchen project there are numerous choices that must be made.  The layout of the space is critical, the door style and finish are highly visible, the functionality is key.  These are all very large and important decisions.  When it comes to the details such as moldings and trim pieces, these are the smaller items in the big picture, but the choices or lack thereof that are made can make

Mar 27, 2018
Categories: Products
Dura Supreme cabinetry in Chicago kitchen remodel

I always love a great transformation, and I have a lovely one to share with you this month.  Not only is it a visual transformation, but also a functional transformation.  Before we delve into the before and after pictures, I will set the stage… a busy family of five in Chicago, all of whom use the kitchen space but for different reasons.  The problem arose when those competing tasks overlapped

Mar 20, 2018
Popular 2018 Bathroom Trends

Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!

Mar 13, 2018
Categories: Baths, Trends, Remodeling
Designing with Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet. A Ultra Violet painted kitchen island in Sherwin-Williams Impulsive Purple with Dura Surpeme Cabinetry.

If you haven’t already heard, Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2018 as Ultra Violet. This inventive, vibrant blue-based purple tone stirs the imagination into thinking outside the box.

Mar 06, 2018
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs

One thing that we all have in common is that we are all getting older.  And as we get older, are abilities change.  For younger people that often means are abilities advance, the baby goes from crawling to walking.  For older individuals our abilities may begin to decline, your eyesight might not be 20/20 anymore.

Feb 27, 2018
Categories: Kitchens
Charging drawer with power and USB ports within drawer box

While every home has its own unique layouts, features and styles, there is one thing they all have in common- the need to utilize electricity. Now more than ever with the explosion of cell phones, tablets and laptops not to mention the standbys we’ve always had to accommodate- the coffee maker, crockpot, etc.- outlet use is at a premium.

Feb 20, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Storage
The kitchen sink is one of the main points of the kitchen work triangle.

The work triangle is a design concept that has been around for decades and is a great guideline to use when redesigning your kitchen. Although the topic may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually a simple concept that can help you redesign your kitchen to be more efficient and functional.

Feb 13, 2018
Kitchen Countertop with trending transitional styled pattern and waterfall countertop.

At Dura Supreme Cabinetry, we track trends and color forecasts to make sure our finish palettes and designs are fresh and current.  In addition, we monitor trend developments in all areas of the home, especially those products that affect or influence

Feb 06, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Apron Sink - Kitchen sink with a single bowl.

The kitchen sink is a workhorse and undoubtedly, the most used fixture in the room. How many times a day do you use the kitchen sink?  If you have ever been without a kitchen sink, whether it be for plumbing issues or a remodel project, it becomes obvious that it is an important part of a functioning kitchen.

Jan 30, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Coffee nook in a remodeled historic kitchen design with gray stained cherry cabinets.

Today we are in for a treat as we take a look at a inspiring kitchen project designed by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair.

Jan 23, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
entertainment center

As Super Bowl 52 approaches, the city of Minneapolis is diligently working to complete their check list of “to dos” to host the game right here in our home state of Minnesota. While many will be flocking to Minneapolis to watch the game at U.S. Bank Stadium, thousands of viewers will be hosting and watching the game from the comforts of their own homes.

Jan 16, 2018
Categories: Storage, Inspiring Designs
Dura Supreme Cabinetry on the Houzz Mobile App.

At Dura Supreme, we are always on the search for new and innovative product ideas and applications and we love sharing those ideas with our homeowners and designers.  Here’s a resource we can’t imagine living without … Houzz!

Jan 08, 2018
Categories: Inspiring Designs

Open shelving has become an often-used storage solution in kitchens both large and small.  Open shelving can be used strictly for decorative display or as a substitute for wall cabinets. The perfectly styled and arranged shelves seen on Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms make the open shelving idea appealing.

Jan 02, 2018
Categories: Trends
Washer

Even though the Laundry Room might be one of the smallest rooms in a house, that does not mean it is the easiest to design.  Quite the contrary. Because of all the functional zones needing to be incorporated into a tightly defined space, there can be a lot of challenges. Fear not, I will lay out all the special considerations one should take into account when making a Laundry Room plan!

Dec 26, 2017
A Modern Farm House Kitchen Designed for Canning Homemade Goods

For someone with a passion for canning and crafting homemade goods, her kitchen layout caused more headaches then enjoyment. This kitchen remodel was much more than improving the day-to-day life, but also to expand and encourage their household’s emphasis on healthy, homemade meals.

Dec 13, 2017
Seasonal linen/napkin ring storage

What about the other 360+ days of the year? 

This is the question asked by many a homeowner when contemplating what to do with all of their platters, trays and seasonal items they rarely use.  Here are some clever solutions that will save your everyday space from being taken over by these items, yet still make them accessible when needed.

A Toe Space Drawer

Dec 05, 2017
Categories: Kitchens, Storage, Products
Kids Switch Day at Dura Supreme - 25th Anniversary

What started out as a Cub Scout project in the early 1990’s is now a highly anticipated event every November at Dura Supreme. For the past twenty-five years every employee that has a fifth grader in their life, be it a parent or grandparent, is invited to bring their child to work to learn about what they do at Dura Supreme.

Nov 28, 2017

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