Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

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
Overlay Door Detail. Designing Kitchens with Standard & Full Overlay Cabinets

One of the most basic features of cabinetry is what type of ‘overlay’ is has. When designing cabinetry, it will be one of the first things chosen- Full Overlay or Standard Overlay. Many homeowners are unaware of the difference between the two.  

Apr 18, 2017
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Products
Weathered Wood Makes For a Beach-Inspired Bathroom Design

Travel and destinations can be a perfect inspiration for the design of your home interior because a specific destination can conjure up specific feelings.  For my favorite beach destination, I envision serene, calm horizons, walking across untouched beaches with tumbled stones and scattered driftwood, and the relaxing sounds of waves lapping against the shore.

Apr 04, 2017
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs
Organize Your Drawers For Spring

When the calendar officially says Spring, it’s time to think about spring-cleaning, decluttering and getting organized.  If your house is like most, there is probably a drawer or two in your kitchen that could use some organizational help.

Mar 28, 2017
Categories: Storage, Products
Close up of aluminum framed door

When designing a new kitchen, bath, media or mud room one of the first choices a homeowner makes is what species of wood, what style of cabinet and what finish.  I’d like to talk about a cabinet style that is often overlooked: cabinets with aluminum and stainless steel doors.  These are great accent doors to integrate into a larger design also using wood or another material.

Mar 21, 2017
Extreme Food Enthusiast turns one small kitchen into 2 large restaurant-quality kitchens.

The homeowner of this fabulous double kitchen renovation has a tremendous love for creating homemade BBQ sauces and exquisite dishes. He spends a lot of time in his kitchen and his creations are so elaborate that one kitchen just wasn’t enough.

Mar 07, 2017
Gray and Brown Combination

Color for interiors is a lot like fashion; things are always changing.  Color palettes used in interiors do not change with the seasons as they do in the fashion industry; interior palettes tend to shift slowly. 

Feb 28, 2017
Categories: Trends
Elaborate and dramatic crown molding details at the top of kitchen cabinetry shows the importance of small details in interior design.

“The details, that’s what the world is made of”-  wise words from film director and producer, Wes Anderson. I could not agree more. Designer Charles Eames went a step further with ...

Feb 21, 2017
Dura Supreme Dalton Door Style in a Personal Paint Match finish in "Resounding Rose" SW 6318.

Are you in love with a specific color and want to incorporate it into the design of your home? Have you been saving colorful kitchen photos or dramatic bath photos as part of your home design wishlist?

Jan 31, 2017
5 Must-Have Kitchen Storage Solutions with Cabinetry

When planning your dream kitchen go beyond the door style, wood and finish.  Don't forget to consider what goes inside the cabinetry!

Jan 30, 2017
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
Categories: Baths, Trends
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

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