Baths

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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
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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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
A Master Bath Remodel With Style

Take a dated 80’s oak bathroom, infuse it with 21st century style, and admire the stunning result!  Designer Jeff Topolinski, of Hines Supply in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, worked his creative magic to design a beautifully styled master bath retreat using cabinetry from the new Dura Supreme Bath Furniture Collection.

Aug 24, 2015
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Dura Supreme floating vanity with Silverton door style.

Bathrooms and powder rooms are a popular focus for remodeling because the results can be so dramatic, creating a beautiful environment with outstanding storage and organization. In addition, bathrooms can be a less expensive room to remodel - and less disruptive to your everyday life! 

Jul 14, 2015
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White bathroom cabinet with chrome handle

"Clean", contemporary design for bathrooms has become a popular look, partly because of the trend toward modern, contemporary styling and partly because of homeowners' desires for an uncluttered and sleek look for bath environments. 

Jun 29, 2015
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Stylish Bathroom Linen Storage. Furniture styled linen cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Linen storage cabinetry in the bathroom should be functional, but it can be stylish as well. The traditional tall linen cabinet with doors above and below provides a perfect spot for all those items you need close at hand in the bathroom.

Apr 27, 2015
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2015 Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

Every year The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) surveys their members of kitchen and bath designers across the United States and Canada. Their responses provide insight into design trends that will take hold in the kitchen and bath market in 2015. While broad trends won't be evident in every local market, the following are the top 3 overall trends for kitchens and baths.

Mar 30, 2015
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Focus on the Modern Bathroom, featuring floating bath vanities from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

How do you achieve that clean, modern look in a bathroom?  What if you want to create the illusion of a larger room? Floating vanities are the perfect choice for that space saving, minimalistic look.

Mar 16, 2015
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Bath Furniture Cabinetry. Bathroom Cabinets.

Although the kitchen is the heart of the home, bathrooms (including powder rooms and the master bath) are just as important and hard working.

Jan 19, 2015
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Mirror, Mirror... Bathroom Remodel Story

One of the key design changes in the bathroom remodel was the addition of useable storage other than the vanity.  Prior to the demolition there was a 12” base cabinet and a couple of awkwardly placed towel bars directly behind the shower wall.  It was useless and unattractive as far as I was concerned.

Jun 30, 2014
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Hardware Guidelines. Should it be a knob or a pull?

Cabinet hardware, although a small part of the whole project, still requires some serious thought as to style, finish and placement on the cabinetry. Should it be a knob or a pull?  Should the finish match the faucet or appliances or should it complement the cabinetry finish?  Exactly where on the doors and drawers should they be located?

Jun 09, 2014
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Form and Function and the Interior Design Process

Form follows function is a phrase that you learn about early in your interior design education.  The concept originally was used when referring to architecture, but it also has applications for interior design as well.  What this means in the world of cabinetry is that the intended purpose (function) of a cabinet or overall layout should be where the design process starts.  What the design or c

May 19, 2014
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Sheetrock Really Makes a Room. Bathroom Remodel Story

After a couple of months of looking at framing and roughed in plumbing we have sheetrock!  The taping, mudding and sanding are complete; it’s starting to look like a bathroom.  It’s always such a change when the walls get closed up and the space is truly defined. 

Apr 07, 2014
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Double sinks in the bathroom

Is there some design rule out there that states a master bath should always have two sinks?  You would think that this is true if you watch enough of those remodeling shows on television.  How often is the main focus of an outdated bathroom the fact that it only has one sink?

Feb 24, 2014
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Rubber Dock in Bubbles

When our house was built the original plans called for two bedrooms and a half bath on the second floor.  I always thought that was odd and not very functional, which at some point in time the original owners must have thought so too, because the bathroom was remodeled to include a tub. 

Feb 03, 2014
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Creating a Master Bathroom Retreat

Designer Jessica Allison of Essence Design Studio knew that this would be a unique and challenging project as soon as she spoke to her clients. With five kids under the age of seven, of which three were triplets, it was time to give the homeowners a space of their own to relax and unwind.

Dec 16, 2013
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Single Hole Faucets and Undermount Sink Close Up

With popularity of single hole faucets and larger undermount sinks for both the bathroom and the kitchen there are some design and functionality things to consider when determining the placement of the faucet.

Mar 25, 2013
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When a Project Delay Turns Out to Be Good

Most remodeling projects don’t go as smoothly as you would like, there is always a glitch of some kind that makes your best laid plans go out the window.  We were moving along at a pretty good clip, making the bathroom semi-presentable for the holidays. We knew trying to get a countertop installed during that time frame was going to be impossible, but we were ok to wait. 

Feb 11, 2013
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Making a Fabulous Guest Bath using Parts and Pieces

It’s time for the cabinet installation!  Darryl, the installer extraordinaire, is back to work his magic just like he did in the kitchen.  To get the look I wanted without breaking the bank, I designed the entire vanity using parts and pieces.

Jan 21, 2013
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