Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Where Do You Start With A Color Scheme?

Many people seem uncomfortable when it comes to selecting a color palette for their project let alone the entire house.  Everyone has a favorite color, but is it too bold to use on a large scale?  What about this color, do they go together?  How can I make good color choices?

Dec 23, 2013
Categories: Trends
Creating a Master Bathroom Retreat

Designer Jessica Allison of Essence Design Studio knew that this would be a unique and challenging project as soon as she spoke to her clients. With five kids under the age of seven, of which three were triplets, it was time to give the homeowners a space of their own to relax and unwind.

Dec 16, 2013
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs
Color Pop: Using Bright Colors in Home Interiors. Contemporary Entry by Dallas Furniture & Accessories Horchow

Using bright, bold colors in home interiors is daunting for many homeowners.  I often hear, "I love bright, beautiful colors but I'm afraid I won't like that color a few years from now!".  Many homeowners express concern about over-committing to a specific color that may be too overwhelming or too "loud" for their space.  And many express concern about whether or not they will still like that c

Nov 18, 2013
Categories: Trends
Reclaimed and Repurposed Trend in Interior Design

With the recent introduction of our new "Weathered" and "Heritage Paint" finish collections, there has been much conversation about authentic reclaimed and repurposed artifacts

Oct 28, 2013
Categories: Trends, Products
So Many Cabinet Color Choices

I met with a delightful couple the other day to go over the cabinetry layouts for their new home.  Once we had the general designs figured out the conversation switched to all of the decisions that would need to be made for each room.  There are doors styles,

Oct 21, 2013
Light Rail-It's Not Always about Trains. Light Rail Molding Tips for Kitchen Designs

Light rail molding today is typically used under the wall cabinets to conceal the under cabinet lighting and/or to add a decorative element to the overall design.  We offer two specific styles of under cabinet molding, Light Rail Classic and Light Rail Transitional, but there are multiple moldings that can be used creatively at the bottom of the wall cabinets to add that extra design detail.

Sep 09, 2013
Categories: Kitchens
The Language of Color

Have you ever noticed that conversations about color tend to use words that relate to feelings? 

“That color feels happy”.

Or, “that color feels too heavy”.

Or, “powerful, peppy, intense, blah”. 

Whatever words you choose to describe a particular color, oftentimes we use words that describe feelings.

Because color transforms. And color evokes feelings.

Aug 26, 2013
Categories: Trends
Cabinetry Showroom. "This is exactly what I want!"

Shelley Lober and her talented team at Kitchens of Diablo in Danville, CA regularly update and invest in their beautiful showroom to make sure it represents the most current products and design trends.  This investment is important because it’s her most effective tool in demonstrating how her customers' kitchens will look and function, and how various products (tile, countertops, lighting, appl

Aug 05, 2013
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Dog bed cabinet in a laundry room with Dura Supreme cabinets

What dog wouldn’t want a comfortable place to chill out and relax during the hottest days of the summer?  It looks like our pal Chico the pug has found the perfect spot to call his own.

Jul 29, 2013
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Trend Study: Make a Splash with Your Kitchen Backsplash

As style trends lean more and more toward clean, crisp transitional styling, the backsplash (the wall area between the countertop and the underside of wall cabinets) is also utilizing sleek new products. 

Jun 24, 2013
Categories: Trends

Many of today's appliances have decorative handles that protrude well beyond the front of the actual appliance. This has been true for a long time with ranges and refrigerators. These appliance handles can project out anywhere from 1 ½ inches to 3 1/4 inches.

Jun 17, 2013
Categories: Kitchens
A kitchen with a voided corner on the base cabinets for better stroage. Why Would You Void A Corner?

Kitchen corner cabinets in both walls and bases can be divided into three distinct shapes, diagonal, square corner, and blind. They are often difficult to access completely although there are several internal accessory options that can make these cabinets more functional. Lazy susans or some type of swing out are the most commonly used.

May 27, 2013
Categories: Kitchens, Storage
Kitchen Remodel Stories with a Family Room Transformation

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.

May 13, 2013
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Remodeled Dura Supreme Bathroom with a Double Sink Vanity

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.

The half bath before

May 06, 2013
Categories: Remodeling
Contemporary Craftsman Kitchen Remodel Reveal

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.

Apr 29, 2013
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
A Kitchen & Bath Industry Trend Study on White Kitchens

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. 

Apr 01, 2013
Categories: Trends
Single Hole Faucets and Undermount Sink Close Up

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.

Mar 25, 2013
Categories: Kitchens, Baths
Classic Looks for Kitchens. Contrasting Kitchen Colors.

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

Nov 27, 2012
Categories: Kitchens, Trends

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

Nov 19, 2012
Categories: Baths, Remodeling
Color Blocking in the Kitchen?

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.  

Sep 24, 2012
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Color Forecasting - How do they do that?

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. 

Aug 13, 2012
Categories: Trends
Entertainment Center Cabinet Close Up with Speaker Insert

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.

Jul 23, 2012
Floating shelves are a popular kitchen interior design trend today. Reclaimed wood floating shelf idea from Etsy.com.

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. 

Jul 16, 2012
Categories: Trends
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Kitchen Cover Story with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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. 

Jun 11, 2012
Dura Supreme Cabinets Used in Award-Winning Design

Yuko Matsumoto of Altera Design & Remodeling in Walnut Creek, California!  Yuko won the 2012 NKBA Design Competition with a beautiful bath design using Dura Supreme cabinetry in Bamboo veneer. Congratulations Yuko!

May 21, 2012
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs