As soon as I saw the dramatic before and after photos from this project in Illinois, I knew it was ideal for a feature on the Dura Supreme blog since it was a perfect example of how a good designer can transform a home with cabinetry.
Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog
Before and after photos document the start and finish of any project, the ultimate reminder of how far you’ve come, the validation that hopefully you’ve made an improvement.
After months of designing, planning and installation - my new Contemporary Craftsman inspired kitchen is finally complete! Overall the process of remodeling my kitchen has gone fairly smoothly.
If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you've heard us say before that kitchen trends often take color cues from the larger world of fashion.
With popularity of single hole faucets and larger undermount sinks for both the bathroom and the kitchen there are some design and functionality things to consider when determining the placement of the faucet.
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.
Kitchens with a high-contrast color combination have been popular for some time now and their popularity shows no signs of waning. A combination of a dark stain and a light paint is a classic look that will age gracefully in the years to come. There certainly are some trends that can be identified in later years as a by-gone look from the 70s or 80s or even the 90s. But this classic mix of c
As the bath remodeling progresses, the clock is ticking and I realize that I had better get the cabinetry ordered. Being a professional designer, designing for your own space is difficult enough, factor in a spouse that has some design preferences of his own and I’ve got a major project on my hands
Kitchen design is a fashion-oriented industry and kitchen designers strive to stay on the cutting edge of trends so they can advise, recommend and deliver couture interiors for their customers.
Walking into clothing stores at the beginning of a new season, it was fascinating to me to see the landscape of color change with the new season and to see so many stores featuring a similar color story.
It’s obvious for homeowners to look to Dura Supreme for beautiful kitchen and bath cabinetry, but don’t overlook other areas of the home that would benefit from the beauty and organizational features of cabinetry. When it comes to creating a home that truly fits you and your lifestyle, using customized cabinetry and millworks in other areas helps to tie an entire home design together.
In the world of fashion a trend is typically thought of as a popular fad, it will be around for a short time and then fade away, only to reappear again thirty years later for a whole new generation. This year I think it’s all about platform sandals.
In my last post I discussed the island as part of a kitchen layout. But what if you don’t have the space to devote to an island? The next best thing in my opinion is the peninsula layout.
When the June 2012 issue of Better Homes & Gardens “Kitchen and Bath Ideas” magazine hit the news stands, it featured a beautiful Dura Supreme kitchen on the cover that was designed by Jenny Rausch, President and Owner of Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath of Brentwood, MO.
The kitchen is finally finished!
While varying shades of gray are the neutral of choice for many, others tend to find that the color gray can look cold and depressing. What do you do when you want to warm things up and still make a style statement? Take a look at Knotty Alder, Cashew/Coffee. This wood/stain/glaze combination falls into the taupe family, a grayish brown neutral.
The storage solutions you select for your new kitchen will make the difference between a kitchen that works, and a kitchen that works hard for you every day. After you have spent time creating the overall layout, design and color scheme for your new kitchen, the next important step is to carefully consider the storage f
Experienced kitchen designer, Kristen Peck with Knight Construction Design of Chanhassen, MN, knew this would be a challenging and rewarding project as soon as she spoke with the homeowners. With five children, their remodeled kitchen would need to comfortably accommodate their entire family. Entertaining friends and family is important to them,
When the Squires started working with kitchen designer, Dondi Szombatfalvy, CKD (of Bella Domicile in Madison, WI), they expressed a desire for their home to reflect a blend of traditional styling with rustic influences. Entertaining and family meals within the kitchen were important, so ideally the kitchen would incorporate a large bar area so that family and guests could eat and interact wit
“The homeowner wanted a contemporary kitchen but her home had a very traditional design,” explained Elizabeth Ericksen, part of the talented design team at Ispiri, a design, build and remodel firm in Woodbury, MN (www.ispiri.com). “In order to blend the kitchen with her home, we chose a more transitional design approach to her kitchen and she loves it!”
Breckenridge is often thought of as the rustic shaker, southwest, cabin, or lodge style door. We often see it in Knotty Alder which really defines that style.
I admit I do watch a lot of HGTV (and the Food Network for that matter). It’s not all high quality programming, but some of it does have some value, sparks some creativity, or even a few “you can’t be serious” moments. There are other channels that also offer the same type of decorating shows, as my husband calls all of them, TLC, DIY, Bravo and even ABC with its Extreme Home Makeover series