Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

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, if one of those strings falls out of line it could make a tangled mess of add costs and delays to your project. 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
Bath cabinetry from Dura Supreme with a custom gray paint.

The original floorplan only had space for a small, tucked-away shower in the master bathroom but the homeowners knew this would not work well for their family of five.  This Illinois family contacted designer, Jennifer Riordan of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinetry Design in Westmont, IL, to design a stunningly beautiful space that meets the needs of their young family now and in the future.

Jul 04, 2016
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs
Dura Supreme Cabinetry Allspice Stain on Cherry Cabinet Sample, Design Idea Moodboard for a Vintage Airstream Trailer Remodel

Designer Susie Johnson of Dragonfly Kitchens, Inc. in New Mexico had always dreamed of owning a vintage Airsteam trailer. After searching for over a year and a half, she finally found a classic 1965 Safari Airstream in Santa Fe, NM not far from her home. Susie immediately got on the phone and purchased it without even seeing it first-hand.

Jun 25, 2016
Things to consider before starting a kitchen remodel

Remodeling a kitchen is a huge undertaking that involves many details, decisions, and careful thought.  It helps to be aware of what to expect and to prepare for the unexpected before starting such a large, exciting endeavor.

Here are five things to consider that will go a long way towards a successful and survivable project:

Jun 20, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Blueprint, impact on planet, eco friendly construction

Have you ever gone shopping for something, fell in love with two items, and had to make a choice? How do you decide?  One item may be more practical, less costly, a better size or closer to the right color.  What if many factors are similar, and the waters of comparison are muddy? Do you flip a coin? Perhaps looking to an intangible factor is in order…

Jun 13, 2016
Gray Cabinet Finishes continue to be a popular choice for home interiors. Dura Surpeme Cabinetry

For interior design, including kitchens and baths, Gray as a dominant color scheme continues to rise in popularity.  It is a calm and soothing neutral back-drop for all areas of the home and works beautifully with all colors! 

Jun 07, 2016
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs
Gray cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry designed by Owings Brothers & Owings Home Services

The view of the water was perfect, but the layout of the home … not so much. This waterfront property located on Hopkins Creek near the Severn River in Maryland needed a fresh makeover. The homeowners aspired to bring the spectacular water view into their home so they could enjoy it to its full extent.

May 30, 2016
Shades of Warm White Cabinetry Colors by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Dura Supreme’s Classic White and Antique White paint are two fantastic finish options in the warm white category.  Warm whites have a creamy appearance, the more yellow tint added to the base, the creamier the white becomes. 

May 23, 2016
Categories: Products
Industrial Syled Floating kitchen Shelf with pantry and utensil storage under a wall cabinet. Featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Let’s take a walk through a typical afternoon/evening for many people…

You come home and instead of tripping over shoes and seeing coats laying all over, everything is in its place in your handcrafted locker-boot bench…                                  

May 16, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Storage, Products
Family Style Kitchen Remodel by Brad McCarthy of The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, the home was ideal but the kitchen was cramped and inadequate to cook for and entertain a large Italian family.  With very little workspace and an oddly shaped island, there wasn't enough room for the moms, aunts, uncles, cousins and others to join in the cooking.

May 09, 2016
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Merlyn's last day at Dura Supreme with the same car he drove to work on his first day of work in 1968

Today I’d love to share a "behind the scenes" story about a fellow Dura Supreme team member. We have a lot of long-term employees at Dura Supreme, one of them is Merlyn Schmieg. Merlyn has worked for Dura Supreme for over 47 years.

May 02, 2016
Shades of White Cabinetry Colors by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Painted white cabinetry has a timeless look and feel.  Using white opens up so many options when it comes to pulling together a beautiful palette for a room.  Do you opt for all white, a mix of shades of white, or white with pops of color?

Apr 25, 2016
Categories: Trends, Products
A Day In The Life of a Kitchen and Bath Designer

Let’s take a walk through a typical morning for many people…

Imagine you wake up in the morning, head into your bathroom to get ready for the day and you spend the next twenty minutes in front of a vanity with no cord mess or cluttered countertops and everything organized and at your fingertips…

Apr 18, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Storage, Products
Creating a Space Just for Family Time. Dura Supreme Cabinetry by Ispiri Design-Build

In my last blog, “Creating a Space Just for You”, I discussed spaces designed for personal-time … which we all need. It’s also just as important to have social time as well. With the hustle and bustle of today’s world we still need to find time to spend with our loved ones.

Apr 04, 2016
Categories: Inspiring Designs
A Color Palette Inspired by Nature

With true brown stains trending in cabinetry finishes, Dura Supreme recently introduced several new stains with decidedly brown undertones that pair beautifully with so many colors. One of the lighter stains introduced into the palette is Toast, light enough to enhance the wood grain, yet rich and warm without being overly dramatic.

Mar 28, 2016
Categories: Trends, Products
Upgraded Den with Built-in Library Gray Cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

A multi-room makeover of this Michigan home called for the design expertise of Lindsey Markel at Dillman & Upton, Inc of Rochester, Michigan to bring together a stunning whole-home interior that blended purposeful functionality with cohesive architectural design.  

Mar 25, 2016

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