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A Cramped Kitchen Transforms into Charming and Timeless

Picture an 1890s architectural home located in Buffalo, New York and within its walls is a cramped little kitchen in dire need of updating. 

Image of a New York neighborhood.

Jan 15, 2019

As we look into the New Year, is a new kitchen in your future?  Is this the year you resolve to stop settling for mediocre and stop getting by with the inconveniences of your current kitchen?  Now that the holiday planning and family get-togethers are behind you, perhaps now is the perfect time to contact a Dura Supreme kitchen designer and begin making plans for your new kitchen.  The new kitc

Dec 20, 2018
Creating Your Kitchen Clean-Up Zone

Let’s face the facts that while entertaining family and friends can be rewarding and filled with multitudes of laughter and memory making, it can also leave a mess behind. Which means after all your friends and family have departed after a day or evening of festivities, you’re left with the aftermath and mess to clean up, especially in the kitchen.

Dec 18, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Storage
Inspired By Nature: Redesign Your Kitchen with a Winter's Color Palette

Did you know your surroundings can affect your mood? That's why selecting a color scheme that reminds you of a positive experience can not only personalize your space but make it more comfortable. I’ve found as each season unfolds, the celebrations and the natural elements that surround that season are full of colors that strongly resonate with our emotions.

Dec 11, 2018
Blueberries on wood

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may be aware that blue is wildly trending in interiors. I have been seeing it in every element of design, and it seemed like a good time to share with you all the myriad of ways to incorporate blue into your home.

Nov 28, 2018
Creating Your Kitchen Cook Zone

Kitchen work zones have become the progression of the ever classic and functional work triangle.

Nov 20, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Storage, Products
Genius Ways to Store Your Spices showing a stainless steel drawer with a stunning drawer spice rack.

If you’re like me and are frequently adding pizazz to your recipes with a dash of this and a pinch of that, it’s easy to lose track of your spice collection if you don’t have a well-thought-out system to store them. Don’t let your simple 30-minute meal turn into a 45-minute meal preparation time because you had to dig for 15 minutes just to find the paprika!

Nov 13, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Storage

Pantries, in one form or another have been used for kitchen storage as long as there have been kitchens.  Whether it’s a single tall cabinet integrated into the overall cabinet design, a separate walk-in room, a butler’s pantry or a customized larder unit; a well-designed pantry is invaluable.

Nov 06, 2018
Categories: Storage
Kitchen Island Table Close Up

The saying, “he is an island” generally refers to someone who is all alone, far away from the main stream of life.

Oct 30, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Planning Your Kitchen Prep Zone

Kitchen work zones have become the progression of the ever classic and functional work triangle.

Oct 23, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Storage
Black Iron Baluster, Wood Treads, Scott Homes, Inc., Iran Watson Photography

Over the past few years we’ve seen the rise of the wildly popular white painted kitchen. Its classic, timeless style has captivated yet another generation. From transitional white kitchens to sleek contemporary and more recently the modern farmhouse style, white has proven very versatile.

Oct 16, 2018
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs

Clean lines, decluttered spaces and simple styling are what is resonating in interiors today.  Add in light, warm wood tones, a neutral palette, and functional furnishings and you have the modern, yet warm hallmarks of a space that embraces Scandinavian design.

Oct 09, 2018
Categories: Trends
Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Montego door style shown in the "Cider" stained finish.

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 autumn hues into your home. Here are a few of my favorite fall finish palettes to set the stage.

Oct 02, 2018
Categories: Inspiring Designs
A Kitchen Remodel "Due" for a Change

Kitchen remodel projects are often tied to momentous events with the goal in mind to be completed before a certain event such as the start of school, before the holiday season or in this case before the homeowners’ baby boy was born.

Sep 25, 2018
Dura Supreme's Chelsea door style with a Personal Paint Match Finish in Cavern Clay SW 7701. Color chip samples shown in Distance SW 6243 and Moth Wing SW 9174.

Have you heard? Sherwin-Williams just announced their 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay (SW 7701)! Cavern Clay is a color that is earthen, independent and wild.

Sep 18, 2018
Categories: Trends

Transitional style has dominated the kitchen and bath industry in the last few years, becoming today’s number one requested interior design style for new and remodeled homes.

Sep 11, 2018
Categories: Products
Beverage Center

What would you say are two primary concerns most people have about their kitchens? If you said ‘Keeping things clean’ and ‘Keeping things organized’, then you would be in sync with the hundreds of homeowners I have come into contact with throughout my years as a designer! There is a growing trend now towards ‘centers’, which are geared towards addressing both of these important concerns.

Sep 04, 2018
Range Hoods | Wood Hood | Cabinets | Focal Point | Kitchen

As an architectural element, the range hood over the cooking center represents one of the key opportunities in the kitchen to make a unique and impressive design statement or a simple subtle look to support the overall style of your kitchen design.

Aug 28, 2018

This beautiful monochromatic (black and white) kitchen designed by Russell Fogle of 1st Choice Cabinetry, Inc., Boise, ID is a striking combination of finishes combined with perfection. Fogle was selected by his client to design a kitchen in an unusually large space with expansive walls and ceiling heights.

Aug 21, 2018

Shiplap, those horizontal planks that seem to be popping up in interiors everywhere, are simply boards with two opposing rabbet joints that overlap each other. 

Aug 14, 2018
Categories: Trends
Fall organization

If you’re like me, with the turning of the calendar to August, the mind looks to the beginning of the end of summer, the beginning of a new school year, the inevitable transition to Fall.  A subtle shift away from the carefree come-and-go of summer to the more regimented schedule of school and work.

Aug 07, 2018
Categories: Storage, Inspiring Designs
Beautiful bathroom faucet on an organized bathroom vanity.

If your bathroom is anything like mine, you probably do not have enough storage or organization in your space and therefore EVERYTHING is left to sit on top of the countertops.

Jul 31, 2018
Categories: Baths, Storage, Products
An urban kitchen island desgin with Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a downtown kitchen renovation.

With the desire to relocate to a convenient and central downtown location, Dave and Marie were looking for a major lifestyle change. They dreamt of being closer to their careers, their friends & family, and the perks of downtown living, but most of all having more quality time with one another. "Dave & Marie are fans of Industrial Chic design.

Jul 24, 2018

Modern Farmhouse is a style that combines a mix of modern and industrial elements to create a streamlined, sophisticated, yet comfortable look.  This style has become extremely popular, incorporating the new and the old in a more refined and minimalistic way.

Jul 17, 2018
Categories: Trends
Fruit splashing in drink

With summer time comes more entertaining and that means refreshments. In order to keep all drinks and drinkware organized and easily accessible, you will want to incorporate some functional and beautiful storage solutions into your home. For some people this could mean a dedicated wet bar, for others it may be a nook off to the side of the kitchen.

Jul 10, 2018
Categories: Storage, Products

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