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
Author: Brad McCarthy

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

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
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz

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

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
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
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
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
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
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
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
Designing From A Distance

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

Jun 03, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz

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
Author: Brad McCarthy
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
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
Beautiful Design will Emerge from this Pandemic

For hundreds if not thousands of years, mankind has been altering their environment to cure sicknesses and improve health. Architecture, infrastructure, and interiors have been re-imagined while entire cities have been redesigned as humanity battled the plague, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, etc.

Apr 08, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
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
A Modern Twist On Hickory used in Interior Design. Hickory Wood Cabinet Color Sample in Red Stain

Due to its distinct grain pattern and wild color variations, hickory is typically used to create a cabin or rustic theme within a home. Designer Sandy Kloncz wanted to create a design palette that included hickory in a more modern, updated look.

Feb 04, 2020
microwave oven

The science behind the microwave oven was developed just after World War II, but the appliance that most of us use today did not start to become a standard in the home kitchen until the 1970s. The first microwave oven was introduced in 1955 by Tappan Company, with a price tag of $1200 (in 1955 dollars!).

Jan 28, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Kitchen & Bathroom Design Tips: Quartz Counters VS. Granite Countertops

A remodel is any homeowner’s opportunity to make a big impact in the way they feel about their home – it’s a time to make dreams into a reality. Generally speaking, cabinets and countertops are the absolute focal points of the kitchen – they occupy the most visual space, and they set the tone for style which anyone can then complement with wall colors, appliances, and decor.

Jan 21, 2020
Author: Brad McCarthy
Flush Inset Appliances

Kitchen design trends continue to remain strong in Transitional styling, however, over this past year I have noticed a small shift navigating towards Mid-Century Modern and soft Contemporary style in kitchen designs. Due to this shifting change towards more modern design features, you may have noticed more and more appliances are being integrated or hidden in kitchen designs.

Dec 17, 2019