Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

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
Nook design ideas featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair

Let’s face it, our lives are busy and we need to make time to relax, unwind from the day and enjoy friends and family. Whether it’s reading a book, bird watching, practicing a craft, doing yoga, or simply kicking your feet up, everyone would love their own space to relax.  

Mar 15, 2016
Categories: Inspiring Designs

When considering seating in a kitchen or bar area setting there three basic countertop heights that can be used.  The most common height is level with the standard base cabinet height, approximately 36” off the floor. Another option would be bar height seating at 42” off the floor.

Mar 07, 2016
Categories: Kitchens
Navy Blue Cabinets and bookshelf from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Navy Blue has slowly become a popular color for interior design and kitchens, and is one of those colors that will be classic and timeless for the long term.  Paired with a white or gray paint, along with a medium brown stain color like Dura Supreme's "Toast" or "Cappuccino", Navy Blue is destined to be a popular theme in home interiors!

Feb 29, 2016
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs
Oceanside Black & White Kitchen by designer Melissa Musgjerd of Studio M Interiors, MN

This oceanside home located in Fort Meyers Beach, FL was due for a fresh makeover. Looking to remodel with a clean, contemporary look, the homeowner worked with designer, Melissa Musgjerd of Studio M Interiors of Minnesota to create her vision for her kitchen. The client had seen Melissa's work and sought her expertise for the project.

Feb 23, 2016
White Cabinet with Silver Handles

Selecting hardware for your cabinetry can be an overwhelming task.  There are so many styles, shapes and sizes to consider.  However, once you have selected that perfect piece and determined the correct size there is one more key decision that needs to be made. Which finish is going to look best?

Feb 15, 2016
Categories: Products
5 Steps to Personally Designing Your Bathroom Furniture with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

The new Bath Furniture Collection by Dura Supreme lets you choose from a large array of options and customize them to suit your specific space and your personal taste.

Jan 26, 2016
Categories: Baths
The Hardest Working Cabinet in Your Kitchen. The cabinet for your grabage can and recycling bin!

Gone are the days of a garbage can under the sink or a freestanding waste receptacle tucked off in the corner of the kitchen.  Today every well-designed kitchen should have a dedicated cabinet for the trash and/or recycling. Whether the unit has a single bin or double, this cabinet is opened and closed multiple times a day.

Jan 25, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
Gray is Classic and Timeless

Designers are often asked about gray and whether or not gray color schemes in interior design (and for kitchen cabinetry) are a passing fad or a long term trend.  

Jan 19, 2016
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Planning for an Open Floor Plan Blog

The homeowners of this Danville, CA home had dreamed of an open floor plan for years. They had an older styled home with a separated dining room that was rarely used. They felt their kitchen was lacking in storage and always hoped to expand it.

Jan 07, 2016

Drawers can some of the most useful and versatile storage areas in the kitchens, if you take the time to think through how you want them to function.  By adding different accessories to a drawer, you can create a customized storage area that is uniquely yours.

Jan 04, 2016
Categories: Storage
Dreaming of a White Christmas Kitchen

Are you dreaming of a white kitchen? Stylish, sleek white kitchens are a timeless look that is surging in popularity. White painted cabinetry is more popular than ever before. It’s easy to see why, white makes a room look bigger and brighter. It also creates a beautiful backdrop for emphasizing other elements of the design.

Dec 17, 2015
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Cross Country Kitchen Remodel

Let’s say you live on the East Coast but plan on moving to the West Coast.  You have found the perfect property, but it needs some updating. How do you find a design firm that you can work with remotely?

Dec 14, 2015

This Georgia couple wanted to create a kitchen space that gave a warm, intimate welcome to friends, family and grandkids and they selected the design experts at Splash Kitchens & Baths in LaGrange, GA to make their dream a reality.

Dec 07, 2015
Categories: Inspiring Designs
In Love with Knotty Alder. Traditional Family Room Design by Wes Boggs, AKBD, of KSI Kitchen & Bath Featuring buil-in entertainment center and bookcase cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry, a fireplace and over the fireplace installed TV.

The homeowners of this newly built home in Northville, MI knew the look they wanted for their new kitchen when they discovered Knotty Alder wood species. They fell in love with its rustic and informal characteristics.

Nov 24, 2015

Thanksgiving is the one holiday that centers around just a meal.  There are no gifts to wrap, trees to decorate or cards to write.  Sure,you can't forget about the  football and shopping that have been added into the mix. However, in its most pure form the holiday has always been about the Thanksgiving dinner and the family and friends that come together.

Nov 23, 2015
Cabinet Stain Colors Trend Toward Brown

Like fashion, trends in interior design shift over the years.  Although with interior design and its significant investment, "classic and timeless" design is often at the forefront of decisions.

Nov 16, 2015
Categories: Trends
A Kitchen that Reaches New Heights

This beautiful kitchen designed by Bella Domicile, Inc. in Madison, WI reaches new heights by taking advantage of vertical elements to add visual space to this Wisconsin kitchen.

Nov 09, 2015
Voiding a Corner Cabinet in a Kitchen Design, What does that Mean?

Many kitchen layouts involve a corner or two, does it mean that you need to plan for a corner cabinet of some type to fill the space?  Corner wall cabinets typically require 24” or more of space out of each corner. Base corner cabinet space requirements can range from 33” to 42” out of each corner.  Blind corner cabinets utilize the standard 24” of depth, but need a minimum width of 39”.

Nov 02, 2015
Categories: Kitchens

Initially falling in love with the beautiful wooded lot, this young couple purchased their new home planning to remodel the kitchen area to make room for a future family.  The confined culinary space was their immediate focus, and they sought out Megan Courtney of CabinetStyle in Coralville, Iowa to collaborate and design their new kitchen.

Oct 28, 2015
Categories: Inspiring Designs

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