A refrigerator is often the largest and most prominent appliance in the kitchen. Over the last years, appliance manufacturers have made great strides in the overall look and styling of these appliances, but they still are massive, rectangular boxes that can dominate the room.
"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.”
With painted cabinetry very popular across the board, and no end in sight, it seems like a good time to talk about color palettes, finishing processes and where trends are headed. Dura Supreme is way ahead of the curve on this.
For those who favor a traditional, tropical kitchen design theme, the iconic elements of the "West Indies" design style offer a sumptuous visual treat! It's a historic look that's outlasted centuries. Its intricately carved moldings and corbels are a signature look.
For those living in the upper Midwest, a “mudroom” is considered a necessity and is an important part of a home’s floor plan. For families with kids, a mudroom is a critical consideration when building, buying, or remodeling a home.
Your bathroom is your place of Zen – or, at least, it should be – but for many of us, that isn’t the case. When it comes to designing bathrooms, there is a reason beach themes are common regardless of how far inland you get: a bathroom is a place to relax, and relaxing imagery makes the experience more enjoyable.
It isn’t often we get a full house project to write about, so when this project came across my desk I just had to share it with you all! This home’s interior design was put together by Tricia Tidemann of Mingle Design Studio and Showroom. The home is new construction in Orono, MN on Lake Minnetonka. The homeowners were looking for an east coast shingle
No longer the exclusive refuge of artists and college students, the loft has become a popular, edgy abode in metros across the globe.
The kitchen layout is the shape made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances (i.e. kitchen sink, range and refrigerator) and storage areas. The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.
The key to creating an authentic Craftsman kitchen is embracing those details that embody hand-craftsmanship and hand-joinery.
Cottage styling is focused on carefree living, where every element conspires to create a casual environment for comfort and relaxation. It reminds us of relaxing beach-side destinations; a peaceful waterfront home with windows thrown open to catch the air and the tranquil sound of waves nearby. It's the natural, simplistic, calming design elements that make this style so appealing.
Soaring mountain peaks, rugged terrain, and old pine forests appeal to a large audience of outdoor adventurers. Regardless of whether your mountain experience includes skiing, fly-fishing, hiking or lounging by the fireplace, the majestic grandeur and awe of the mountains have inspired a unique, architectural style.
When designing a new space for a customer, a designer shouldn’t be merely imitating the latest trends, but instead should be creating something that perfectly fits that homeowner’s unique personality and lifestyle.
Bold, Blue and Beautiful. The most fitting name for this show-stopping kitchen located in Hauppauge, NY.
One of the earliest decisions in the design process is deciding what kind of style the homeowner is trying to accomplish. Styles can range from Mid-Century Modern to Mediterranean to Minimalist to name just a few. Understanding what vibe you are wanting to achieve will drive the decision on what door style to choose.
A 1870s townhouse located within the historic district of Washington, DC, belonged to a set of homeowners who loved the charm of DC, had a passion for cooking and enjoyed entertaining for their friends and family.
The modern family today is busier than ever, between school actives, appointments, grocery shopping, running errands, paying bills, signing permission slips and homework, it’s no wonder it feels like a full-time job keeping everyone organized.
After closing on their first home in Jacksonville, Florida this couple was excited to make their new home their own. They were in love with the property and the majority of the house, but the kitchen was in desperate need of a remodel.
Picture a 1890s architectural home located in Buffalo, New York and within its walls is a cramped little kitchen in dire need of updating.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.