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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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…
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.