Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

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
Open Storage on a Floating Bathroom Vanity

Do you have a habit of leaving clutter on the bathroom counters? Or do you like to keep items out so guests can easily find amenities?

Look to open storage options like a floating shelf, an open cabinet or a vanity floor shelf to make items easier to acess and easy for your guests to find.

Nov 21, 2017
Categories: Baths, Storage

Perched on a hillside with expansive views of the ocean, this vacation home was designed to take advantage of its spectacular surroundings. The kitchen location allowed for a unique backsplash window, which captures a view of the sand and sea.  

Nov 07, 2017
Painting Canvas

As promised- today I will showcase the other two colors in our Curated Color Palette, with Part 2 of our Curated Palette installment (click here for Curated Palette Blog, Part 1).

Oct 31, 2017
Dura Supreme Kitchen Island Cabinetry with an "Oceanside" Personal Paint Finish

I'm sure we've all seen navy blues appearing as a rising color trend these past few year, but what's this? Those deep, dark blues are starting to transform to blue greens! Sherwin-Williams just announced their 2018 Color of the Year, Oceanside (SW 6496), a color that beautifully balances blues and greens.

Oct 17, 2017
Categories: Trends
Dura Supreme Cabinets

This 1970s era wood burning fireplace was woefully out of date and not very energy efficient. In fact, the entire space was in need of an update and this provided the perfect opportunity to make some drastic changes.

Oct 10, 2017
Categories: Remodeling
Painted colored rocks.

With painted cabinetry rising in popularity and no end in sight, it seems like a good time to talk about colors, finishing processes and where trends are headed.  Dura Supreme is way ahead of the curve on this.

Oct 03, 2017
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Trends
Dura Supreme Cabinetry Vanity with Bathroom Sink Storage

The sink is the highest traffic zone in most bathrooms and also a common place to find a shortage of usable storage. It's where we spend most of our time getting ready in the mornings, yet it's oftentimes the least organized. Let's focus on some go-to storage features that will help combat this bathroom storage headache.

Sep 20, 2017
Categories: Baths, Storage
Elevated Top vs Counter Height Seating.

A kitchen island is the perfect spot to add seating space for casual dining. The question is should the counter be the same height as the work/prep area or should it be elevated? 

Sep 12, 2017
Categories: Kitchens
3 Different Doors: Unexpected sources of inspiration behind each!

For your next project - maybe you are thinking, “I don’t want mine to look like everyone else’s, I want it to be a meaningful space.  Something I can truly call my own”.  Finding inspiration for interiors doesn’t have to be difficult, one just needs to know where to look.  I will give you 3 unexpected places to explore that can help drive your design.

Sep 05, 2017
Organized Bathroom Drawe from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

There are many miscellaneous items that are used every day in the bathroom. Sometimes it’s hard to decipher where and how to store each item. Not only are we dealing with a large variety of supplies, but the bathroom is also a high traffic zone. When designing your bathroom cabinetry, plan your storage to fit your personal routine.

Aug 22, 2017
Categories: Baths, Storage
Bathroom Counter Decor in a Lower Level Bathroom

This lower level bath, while functional, was in desperate need of an update.  For some reason the previous homeowner had installed a vanity designed for a single bowl and modified the cabinet to fit two sinks.  What this did was eliminate most of the drawers, allowing for very little storage.

Aug 15, 2017
Categories: Remodeling
Floating Shelf Design idea with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Cabinetry is not ALL about doors, face frames and boxes. Cabinetry can encompass all of the other parts and pieces that go into a design such as corbels, shelves and moldings that all help to pull a design together. I am going to zero in on shelves and show some creative, functional and beautiful applications of open shelving to hopefully provide some ideas and inspire your next project!

Aug 08, 2017
A Cottage Styled Mood Board Combining Cabinet styles with paint colors and countertop, flooring, and hardware samples

Cottage styling is focused on carefree living, where every element conspires to create a casual environment for comfort and relaxation. It reminds us of relaxing beach-side destinations; a peaceful waterfront home with windows thrown open to catch the air and the tranquil sound of waves nearby. It's the natural, simplistic, calming design elements that make this style so appealing.

Jul 25, 2017
Updating the Laundry Room, A Decorative Basket of Laundry.

The appeal of a laundry room on the main floor is understandable, especially if the alternative is doing laundry in a dark, dingy, unfinished basement.  This main floor laundry is front and center in this 1973 ranch house.  Directly opposite the front door and visible from everywhere, this room had to both look presentable as well as function as more than just a space to wash clothes.

Jul 18, 2017
Categories: Storage, Remodeling
Dark Navy Blue Powder Room Vanity, Dura Supreme cabinetry

The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is.  If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips:

Jul 14, 2017
A Weathered wood kitchen island being built/assembled by a cabinet maker in the Dura Supreme Cabinetry factory. Custom Cabinetry.

When it comes to cabinetry many people assume that "custom" means they are crafted at a local shop.

Jul 05, 2017
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Products
New home kitchen design with dark stained oak combined with white painted cabinetry.

"One of the most important features of this new home is the relatable and comfortable kitchen," explained kitchen designer, Megan Dent of Mingle Showroom in Plymouth, MN. "The kitchen is the hub of activity for this family of four and having a welcoming space where everyone feels "at home" was of top priority.” 

Jun 27, 2017
Mint Green Kitchen Island is the Focal Point of this kitchen.

The focal point of any room is that spot where you eye wants to naturally rest and take it all in.  In a great room a fireplace would considered an obvious focal point.

What about a kitchen? How do you create a focal point in a kitchen?  A focal point in the kitchen can be something as simple as a beautiful view out a window or a stunning backsplash.  

Jun 20, 2017
Categories: Kitchens
Bench overlooking lake

I think most people can agree that efficient uses of space are a high priority in how their home is designed and how it functions.  Who wouldn’t like an extra foot or two of traffic lane in their kitchen? Who wouldn’t like a staging area for all things coming and going from their home?  I mention these two areas because they are high needs priorities for a majority of homeowners.

Jun 13, 2017
Built-In Media Wall and Entertainment Center from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

As homes evolve with changing technology and electronic gadgets, sound systems and gaming consoles accumulate, the need for a more robust media wall is becoming a popular must-have.

May 31, 2017
Categories: Storage
Trendy Cabinet Paint Colors in 2017

With so many paint color choices available in Dura Supreme’s Personal Paint Match Program, selecting that perfect paint color can be overwhelming.  To help make that decision easier Dura Supreme is offering a collection of Curated Paint Colors in shades that are trending colors for 2017-2018.

May 23, 2017
Categories: Trends, Products
A Splash of Turquoise in a White Kitchen with Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Fireclay Tile and Cambria

This well-loved Alaskan home has been in the family for generations but the kitchen felt dark, crowded and no-longer functional. The homeowner desperately wanted a bright, modern space with enough room to entertain. It was time for a remodel, so designer Fernanda Conrad of K&W Interiors was called in for a consultation. 

May 02, 2017
Long, Narrow Master Bath Remodel

The original master bath measured approximately 16’x  5’ 6”, and included a small walk-in closet, a double bowl vanity and an angled shower.  It was a long, narrow rectangle with lots packed into it.

Apr 25, 2017
Categories: Remodeling

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