Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Top 3 bathroom design trends for 2017

A bathroom renovation is one of the top ways in which to increase the value of one’s home. Of all the spaces in a home, this is one that can really define mood, as it is the first place you go when you wake up and the last place you go before you turn in for the night.

Jan 24, 2017
Creative Storage for Kids Supplies and Toys with Cabinetry

Cabinetry isn’t just for the kitchen... cabinets can solve storage issues throughout the home. As a parent, I find my largest storage struggle is finding convenient places to store and organize my children’s belongings like homework supplies, toys, games, art & craft supplies, etc.

Jan 09, 2017
Categories: Storage
Original shiplap wall

Shiplap, those horizontal planks that seem to be popping up in interiors everywhere, are simply boards with two opposing rabbet joints that overlap each other. This overlap creates a subtle shadow line that in today’s designs adds lots of visual interest.

Jan 02, 2017
Categories: Trends
Holiday odds and ends- pine cones, pine needles, gift wrap, twine, candle

Up until today, all of my references were connected to “10 more days until…”, “it’s almost the kids’ winter vacation”, “T minus 3 days”.  Now, with the holidays in the rearview mirror we turn our heads toward the vast expanse of 2017, that is, if we can see past the mess in the kitchen and all the seasonal décor you can’t take down quick enough.

Dec 26, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Storage
Inspired by Nature.  Winter Color Palette Finish Combination from the Colors of a Pinecone

Our surroundings affect our moods. Choosing colors that remind you of positive experiences can not only personalize your space but make it more comfortable. I’ve found as each season unfolds, nature inspires us. Winter is one of the most extravagant shows of nature in my book.

Dec 19, 2016

Pantone's Color of the Year is always announced in December and is a symbolic color selection, or snapshot, of "what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood or an attitude."  Not only is it symbolic, but it is also a nod to color trends and influences and how those colors are embraced by mainstream consumers in home interiors, fashion, technology and gra

Dec 12, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Winter Coat Storage Idea for the Home

As the beautiful autumn of 2016 is draws to a close that means winter is next!  The winter season in the upper Midwest requires a lot of outerwear, including various jackets, mittens, scarves, boots and hats. And those are just the basics. Factor in a winter sports fanatic or two with snowmobile suits or skiing apparel and you have a closetful.

Dec 05, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
construction plans, measurements

Today we are going to look at a fabulous set of before and after pictures that beautifully launch a home thirty-five years forward into the present day.  Meghan Murphy, designer at Trilogy Kitchens and Remodeling in Arlington Heights, Illinois had her work cut out for her with this project.

Let’s start out with the Family Room-

Nov 28, 2016
Kitchen Makeover. Classic White and Platinum Glaze Dura Supreme Cabinets

The new homeowners of this 17 year old kitchen loved the quality of the original Dura Supreme Cabinetry and how well it held up over the years, but they wanted a transitional and refined look. So they searched for a local Dura Supreme Cabinetry designer.

Nov 14, 2016
Industrial Style Loft Kitchen

The term “industrial” evokes images of large factories with lots of machinery and moving parts.  These cavernous, old brick buildings, built with steel and concrete are being rehabilitated into very desirable living spaces all over the country. Old manufacturing spaces have unique architectural elements that are often reclaimed and repurposed into what is now open residential living space.

Nov 07, 2016
Toe Space Drawer being opened

One of the most common items on every homeowner’s wish list is more storage. In fact, I don’t think I have ever met anyone who wanted less storage. The challenge comes in finding more space to accommodate this.  Many people cannot add square footage to their space due to physical or budgetary constraints, and so become stuck with what they have. 

Oct 31, 2016
Colorful Kitchen Design with Dura Supreme

Colorful Kitchen design with blues, grays and white featuring 2-tone gray and white cabinets with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Oct 24, 2016
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Is Contemporary Design Your Style? Dura Supreme Cabinetry Contemporary Styling Tips.

Is contemporary design more your style? 

Oct 17, 2016
Drawer Charging Station

How many devices in your household require frequent recharging? With multiple cell phones, tablets, and laptops in constant use, finding an out of the way, but still accessible place to keep all those chargers organized can be a challenge.What if you could place all those screens in a drawer, plug them in, and close the drawer while they quietly recharge out of sight?

Oct 10, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
Wooden stool. Pull Up a Seat and Talk Design

What do all the following things have in common?

Reading a book.

Eating breakfast.

Watching a movie.

Doing homework.

Oct 03, 2016
Dura Supreme Cabinetry Mocha, Cappucino, and Antique White Cabinet Finishes create a Beautiful Color Pallet for and Fall Inspired Kitchen Design.

When choosing colors for your home, consider the environments that you are most comfortable in. If you're in love with the beautiful colors of fall and find joy when you're surrounded by colorful fallen leaves ... perhaps you should look at bringing some hues of autumn into your home. Here are a few of my favorite fall finish palletes to set the stage.

Sep 29, 2016
Categories: Inspiring Designs
San Francisco California kitchen remodel in a historic 1920's home remodeled to an beautiful urban tradittional kitchen. Featuring white cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The owner of this home wanted to bring the urban feel of his city, San Francisco, into this 1920’s historic house. He went to Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo for her expertise in West Coast kitchen design.

Sep 19, 2016
Cutlery dividers from Dura Supreme Cabinetry in the kitchen.

Just because it’s called a cutlery divider doesn’t mean it can only be used for cutlery.  While they are great for organizing silverware or utensils, cutlery dividers can also be used to organize smaller items in almost any room of the home.

Sep 12, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
Vintage Coffee Grinder | Express Espresso at Home

When we think about the functionality of the kitchens in our homes, we think about the most rushed or high-use times, and if there are configurations or processes that could be simplified to make our lives easier.  Morning definitely qualifies as one of those times.  Not only is it a busy time of the day, but people are generally less alert and less prepared to make lots of decisions.

Sep 06, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Storage
Dura Supreme Zebrawood kitchen cabinets. Designed by April Parker KSI Kitchen & Bath’s Macomb Twp Design Center

The owners of this Detroit home were in the midst of converting their entire place from a traditional style to a contemporary one when they met with designer April Parker of KSI Kitchen & Bath (Macomb Twp, MI) to begin re-designing their kitchen.

Aug 22, 2016
What about black as an inerior design accent?

Black, the color that technically is not a color, can add so much drama to a room.  Used sparingly as an accent, or displayed in large doses, black certainly makes a statement.The all black kitchen is a bold design decision and makes for a striking space.

Aug 15, 2016
Categories: Trends
Creative backsplash, Individuality in Design

With every interior design project we walk the fine line between creating the perfect house we see in a magazine and creating the perfect house for who actually lives there. In order to make a house a home, the environment should feel meaningful, convey a history and reflect the homeowner.

Aug 09, 2016
Top 5 Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid. Kitchen Desing Tips from Dura Supreme.

Remodeling your kitchen is not a small project. A lot of loose ends have to come together, to avoid unexpected costs or delays.  I think the best way to prevent a mistake is to know what mistakes are most commonly made. Here are my top 5 design mistakes to watch for and avoid.

Jul 25, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Modern Electric Cooktop with Bamboo Cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Are you a fan of electric or gas cooking or both? What if your preference is gas or induction burners and an electric or convection oven?  Is the cooktop and wall oven combination your only option?  Many appliance manufacturers offer a dual fuel range that combines the best of both.  Gas or induction on top, electric and convection below.

Jul 18, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Character wood with pull

We, as humans, are sensory beings. Since the dawn of mankind, our senses of touch and sight have contributed to our knowledge of the world around us, evoking emotions such as joy, fear, love and curiosity to name a few.  As designers, we are charged with the task of bringing out the best of those emotions in the environments we create.

Jul 11, 2016

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