Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

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 kitchen

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. Gwen had designed the client's previous kitchen in another home, and when the client moved and needed a remodel she dialed up Gwen, having loved her design work and the quality of the Dura Supreme cabinetry in her previous home.

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
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

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