Remodeling

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This 1970s era wood burning fireplace was woefully out of date and not very energy efficient.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
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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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
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Updating the Laundry Room, A Decorative Basket of Laundry.

The appeal of a laundry room on the main floor is understandable, especially if the alternative is doing laundry in a dark, dingy, unfinished basement.  This main floor laundry is front and center in this 1973 ranch house.  Directly opposite the front door and visible from everywhere, this room had to both look presentable as well as function as more than just a space to wash clothes.

Jul 18, 2017
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Dark Navy Blue Powder Room Vanity, Dura Supreme cabinetry

The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is.  If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips:

Jul 14, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
New home kitchen design with dark stained oak combined with white painted cabinetry.

"One of the most important features of this new home is the relatable and comfortable kitchen," explained kitchen designer, Megan Dent of Mingle Showroom in Plymouth, MN. "The kitchen is the hub of activity for this family of four and having a welcoming space where everyone feels "at home" was of top priority.” 

Jun 27, 2017
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Bench overlooking lake

I think most people can agree that efficient uses of space are a high priority in how their home is designed and how it functions.  Who wouldn’t like an extra foot or two of traffic lane in their kitchen? Who wouldn’t like a staging area for all things coming and going from their home?  I mention these two areas because they are high needs priorities for a majority of homeowners.

Jun 13, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A Splash of Turquoise in a White Kitchen with Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Fireclay Tile and Cambria

This well-loved Alaskan home has been in the family for generations but the kitchen felt dark, crowded and no-longer functional. The homeowner desperately wanted a bright, modern space with enough room to entertain. It was time for a remodel, so designer Fernanda Conrad of K&W Interiors was called in for a consultation. 

May 02, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
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
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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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Total Transformation: 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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
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
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
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
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, to avoid unexpected costs or delays.  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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
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
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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
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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
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
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Cabinet Installer's Hammer Close Up. The Value of a Good Installer

With so many decisions to be made before and during a kitchen remodel project, there is a critical component of the process that cannot be overlooked.  Who is going to do the cabinet installation?  A good cabinet installer is worth his or her weight in gold.  Their skill and expertise can make or break the project

Sep 08, 2015
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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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