Inspiring Designs

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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A sunning lake home kitchen with a corner range and white cabinets.

A couple of high school sweethearts reached the day where their children were now college graduates. They were officially empty nesters and soon realized it was time to re-think their lifestyle, and with that, rethink the full functionality of their home. That’s when they reached out to designer Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair, LLC.

Apr 14, 2020
Why Panel a Refrigerator with Wood Appliance Panels?

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.

Mar 31, 2020
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.” 

Mar 03, 2020
Author: Karen Wistrom
color palette paint decks

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.

Feb 18, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
How to Create a Tropical West Indies Kitchen Design inspired by tropical British Colonial homes

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.

Feb 11, 2020
Top Tips for Mudroom Organization. An entryway locker close up with a coat hook. Mudroom locker with coat hook

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.

Jan 07, 2020
A spa-like master bathroom design. Remodeled to be a space of relaxation.

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.

Dec 03, 2019
Author: Brad McCarthy
Dura Supreme Kitchen painted Linen White

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

Oct 30, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
How to Create an Urban Loft Style Kitchen Design. Showing a warm colored modern lofty kitchen in an urban appartment.

No longer the exclusive refuge of artists and college students, the loft has become a popular, edgy abode in metros across the globe.

Oct 15, 2019
Kitchen Design 101: The U-Shaped Kitchen Layout

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.

Sep 22, 2019
Design 101: How to Create a Craftsman Style Kitchen. A arts & crafts inspired kitchen remodel with a hand-crafted wood hood, quarter-sawn red oak cabinets, a small square tile mosaic backsplash and intricate crafted details like corbels, motifs, arched valances, and more. Cabinets crafted by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The key to creating an authentic Craftsman kitchen is embracing those details that embody hand-craftsmanship and hand-joinery. 

Craftsman Interior Design Style, get the look! Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Sep 10, 2019
A Cottage Styled Mood Board Combining Cabinet styles with paint colors and countertop, flooring, and hardware samples

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.

Jun 25, 2019
A beautiful example of a rustic, Mountain Resort styled kitchen design with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

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.

May 21, 2019
Cozy Corner Banquette Seating

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.

Apr 18, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Remodel Stories: A Bright, Blue Show-Stopper

Striking.

Daring.

Bold, Blue and Beautiful. The most fitting name for this show-stopping kitchen located in Hauppauge, NY.

Apr 09, 2019
Multiple Dura Supreme Door Styles

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.

Mar 19, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Remodel Stories: Historic Townhouse Transforms into a Culinary Hotspot

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.

Mar 12, 2019
The Kitchen Command Center

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.

Feb 12, 2019
Remodel Story of a modern farmhouse kitchen design with white painted cabinetry, a white wood hood, kitchen island with black stools, white subway tile, and white countertops.

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.

Feb 05, 2019
A Cramped Kitchen Transforms into Charming and Timeless

Picture a 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

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