Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

The kitchen is the heart of the home - everything from family dinners to cocktails with friends happens in this space. Now, more than ever, families are cooking at home to abide by social distancing guidelines due to the pandemic. With that, it’s easy for bacteria and unwanted smells to form over time, so it’s important to do regular cleaning and sanitizing.

Nov 10, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Storage

As we continue our series about our different wood species, up next is another rustic wood that we offer; Hickory. Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers both clear and rustic hickory, which shows knots and color variations one would expect to see in a cozy log cabin.

Nov 05, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products

What is -Pull-Out Storage?

Pull-out storage refers to cabinet storage that is attached to the cabinet door or drawer front and can be opened with one single motion when opening the cabinet. Where a Roll-Out is an internal storage accessory, unattached to the cabinet door or drawer front, and requires a second motion to reveal the storage. 


Oct 26, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Storage
Green tile on mid-tone stain

The color of moss on an old tree trunk, the deep olive, almost bronze-like patina on a vintage handle, the pale green of new grass- these are the hues that are currently gaining favor when it comes to interiors. There are many reasons for this. The psychological effects of the color green can create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in the home when done right.

Oct 20, 2020
Design by Chad Esslinger Design. Photography by Picture Perfect House.

As kitchen trends continue to offer us some of the best products and finishes that we have seen the last few decades, let’s talk about the movement away from traditional oak and maple cabinets to woods that are more natural and brown in tones.  Reclaimed wood and the farmhouse trend are still strong in design, and one wood species that work well with these trends is Knotty Alder.

Oct 13, 2020
Categories: Products

When you are considering a kitchen remodel the first thing that I recommend to people is to determine your kitchen appliances with your kitchen designer. Make your list of appliance must-haves as well as the “that would be fun to have” list. The reason this is a good first step is often the kitchen appliances you select will often drive the layout and design of the kitchen.

Oct 06, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Get the Look: Scandinavian Style Kitchen Design

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

Sep 29, 2020
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs

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 a free standing range with both cooktop and oven your only option? Many kitchen appliance manufacturers offer a dual fuel range that combines the best of both; Gas or induction on top, electric and convection below.

Sep 15, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Use Horizontal Grain for the Modern, Natural Look in a kitchen design. Close up of Horizontal grain cabinets

Purist contemporary design has embraced horizontal grain for a number of years, but as soft contemporary and transitional looks have become more mainstream, horizontal grain is popping up more and more on homeowner wish lists.

Sep 08, 2020
Categories: Trends

What is the advantage of storing items behind cabinet doors? The basic method of storage inside a cabinet is shelving. A standard wall, base or tall cabinet will come with a specific number of shelves based on the height of the cabinet.

Aug 25, 2020
Categories: Storage
Rough-hewn ceiling trusses, photography by Michael Browning

Surfaces--- The finish matters. The species matters. The style matters. We have seen surfaces extended over the sides of cabinetry in waterfall countertops, the exploding trend of either tiling or putting a solid surface over an entire bathroom wall, where before we may have seen only a backsplash or wainscot tile.

Aug 19, 2020
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs
Counter Height vs. Bar Height Kitchen Island Seating. An adorable photo of a toddler sitting at a kitchen island with counter height kitchen island seating.

A kitchen island or a kitchen peninsula are both perfect spaces to add seating for casual dining. The most common kitchen seating question is often about the countertop height. Should the countertop be the same height as the workspace /prep zone or should it be elevated (also referred to as bar height)?

Aug 11, 2020
Categories: Kitchens
Corner of a Dura Supreme island

The kitchen is the room in a home where functionality is king. As far as kitchen design goes, right up there with the Work Triangle is the Landing Area. Well-planned landing areas streamline the prepping, cooking and cleaning for a cook, and can make you love or hate your kitchen.

Aug 04, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Trend Study on Kitchen Island and Peninsula Lighting

Lighting technology has come a long way since Thomas Edison invented the first lightbulb in 1879. Today lighting is not only a functional tool but also an important design element.

Jul 14, 2020
Categories: Trends
Dura Supreme Cabinetry is shown in the St. Augustine door style and drawer in the Montego door style both in the Heavy Heirloom "N" finish on Knotty Alder paired with a sample of Weathered "A" on Knotty Alder.

The finish on your kitchen cabinetry is the first thing you see and an indication of its quality. It’s your first impression when you walk into the kitchen and when you run your fingers over the smooth luxurious surface of cabinet doors and drawers.

Jul 07, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Kitchen Stories: Some Ingenuity Makes Every Inch Counts in a Historic Chicago Kitchen

This Chicago couple loved their home within the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park, but they had outgrown their small and outdated kitchen. It was time to make a change; the kitchen had to go!

Jun 30, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Exploring Painted Cabinetry Finishes from Dura Supreme

The finish on your kitchen cabinetry is the first thing you see and an indication of its quality. It’s your first impression when you walk into the kitchen and when you run your fingers over the smooth luxurious surface of cabinet doors and drawers.

Jun 23, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Mint Green Kitchen Island is the Focal Point of this kitchen.

What is a 'Focal Point'?

The focal point of any room is that spot where your eye wants to naturally rest and take it all in. It's the center of attention. For example, in a great room, a fireplace would be considered an obvious focal point.

Jun 15, 2020
Categories: Kitchens
Kitchen Peninsulas Save Space - Learn how to design a kitchen peninsula.

A kitchen island is a popular item on many homeowner's kitchen wishlists. But what if you don’t have the space in your kitchen to devote to a kitchen island? The next best thing, in my opinion, is a kitchen peninsula. If you looking for ways to add more counter space, storage, and functionality to your kitchen, a kitchen peninsula might be the perfect design solution.

Jun 09, 2020
Categories: Kitchens
Designing From A Distance

People have projects. Designers have creativity. Interaction is limited during a pandemic.

Jun 03, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Trends, Remodeling
Mirror Interior Design Trend | Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Trends

Mirrors have been used as a decorative accent in home interiors for a long time.  They add a reflective quality and can make a room feel lighter and brighter and even more expansive. Let's explore the use of a mirror within cabinetry as a creative alternative to regular clear glass.

May 26, 2020
Categories: Trends, Products

When it comes to defining the aesthetic of a kitchen, cabinetry is the element that creates the biggest impact both with design and functionality.  The layout of the cabinetry is imperative in creating a flow and specific features that work best for your individual home and the way you and your family use your kitchen. 

May 19, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Dura Supreme Linea door style in Pearl Paint, Cashew Stain, Pale Green Tile

What do you imagine when you hear the words Danish Style? If you thought clean lines, uncluttered spaces, monochromatic, light color schemes, connection to nature, and slab door cabinetry you would be right on target. Oh and did I mention uncluttered spaces?? Anyone out there in this Work From Home environment wanting more uncluttered spaces??

May 14, 2020
Trendy urban basement remodel with dark green cabinets and gold hardware on the wet bar. This room features a gaming space, a theater, and a music stage.

This modern home amongst the historic neighborhood of The Hill in St. Louis, MO may seem a little out of place with its contemporary look. But this home is much more than just another house on the block, it's a gathering place for the whole community!

May 05, 2020
White Painted Quarter Sawn Oak on Dura Supreme Inset cabinetry

Texture is back. We’ve seen it in rough hewn ceiling beams, the introduction of more character-rich wood species in cabinetry, and in dimensional wall tile. We also have the enormous popularity of painted cabinetry.

Apr 28, 2020
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs