Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Kitchen Wall Cabinets for Corners

Cabinets for corners in the kitchen are typically a diagonal, square (pie-cut) or blind.  Is one better than another?  That depends on several factors including the amount of space available, the functionality you prefer, and the overall look you are trying to achieve.

Jan 05, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Gray and White Color Choices

Like classic black and white photography, interior design that utilizes a black and white color scheme (or it's slight variation gray and white) will always be an iconic look.  Dark shades of gray will continue to be a popular look in home interiors, and because they are a shade off from black, they are considered a softer more subtle look.

Dec 01, 2014
Categories: Trends
Drawer Storage on a weathered kitchen island with iron cabinet pulls.

What are the advantages of using drawers for storing items?

Nov 24, 2014
Categories: Storage
Other Rooms That Can Use Cabinetry

With custom cabinetry, there are so many ways to incorporate cabinetry in other areas of the home to create architectural beauty as well as functional storage.  Because custom cabinetry can be crafted in almost any shape or size, with moldings and valances to create rich architectural detail, designers look beyond the kitchen and bath to create storage solutions and built-in cabinetry.

Nov 10, 2014
Categories: Inspiring Designs
A Kitchen Island For a Couple who loves to Cook and Entertain Together

Originally a lumber and millwork warehouse overlooking the river in Oshkosh WI in the late 1800s, this historic building was converted to loft condos in the 1980s.  By now, the finishes and materials were dated and with the existing small, tight galley kitchen, Dennis and Nancy were ready to remodel and create a kitchen that better suited the beautiful window views and their love of cooking and

Oct 20, 2014
Kitchen Stories. A contemporary kitchen design with bold color choices.

A bold pop of color complements a contemporary loft design in Michigan.

Oct 06, 2014
Color Trends: Dark Indigo Up and Coming

In fashion, color trends vary with the seasons but for interior design, we look for long-term classic colors that will stand the test of time and your investment.  Dark Indigo is one of those colors that is very fashionable and "trendy" now in fashion, but it is a long term classic color whose peak in popularity will last for a long time. 

Sep 30, 2014
Categories: Trends
Focus On Fireplace Mantels. Working with Open Floor Plans.

The open floor plan, where the kitchen and the main living area become one large space, continues to fill the need for the way the average family lives today. Gone are the closed off kitchens and the formal living rooms used only on holidays or for entertaining special guests.

Sep 22, 2014
Colorful Personality Reflected in a Colorful Kitchen

“She has a colorful, enthusiastic and extravagant personality and that came through in her beautiful kitchen that was designed to welcome large gatherings of family and friends to their lakeside home,” explained Nanci Marsman, kitchen designer for Standale Interiors in Grand Rapids, MI.  “This couple was an absolute joy and dream to work with because they came to me with so many wonderful ideas

Sep 15, 2014
Categories: Inspiring Designs
Mixing up Drawer Fronts. Kitchen design Tips

Solid, slab drawer fronts on the top drawers with five piece drawer fronts below is a look that has been around for a while. Years ago drawer fronts on kitchen cabinetry were most often a slab drawer of some type, either wood or metal.  As design preferences and manufacturing processes evolved, decorative five piece drawer fronts gained in popularity.

Sep 01, 2014
Categories: Trends
Kitchen Story. A Kitchen Design Collaboration with Beautiful Results

"The original kitchen was SO expansive, the homeowner felt "lost" in her kitchen with too many cabinets and an inefficient layout that had her walking all over the kitchen to cook a meal.  And the sad thing was, she loves to cook but did not enjoy spending time in her old kitchen," explained Tara Hutchens, CKD, CBD of Splash Kitchens and Baths in LaGrange, GA.

Aug 18, 2014
Whole Home Remodel with Before and Afters with White Cabinetry

It’s taken three years and we are finally finished with our remodeling projects.

Aug 11, 2014
Categories: Remodeling
Breakfast nook idea with a wine rack cabinet and additional storage. Dura Supreme Cabinetry Banquette Seating.

With the kitchen being considered the heart of the home, it's no surprise that one of the most requested items for a new kitchen is a place for family and friends to gather.  Often times designers are asked to include a seating area incorporated into the kitchen island or peninsula.  However, that is not the only option.

Aug 04, 2014
Categories: Kitchens
How to bring color into a kitchen design

Without a doubt, white kitchens are a clear-cut consumer favorite for their crisp monochromatic color scheme and timeless style.  Despite the popularity of all-white kitchens, there are many homeowners that still prefer to incorporate color within their new kitchen.  The challenge for designers and homeowners is in creating a long-term, classic style while still incorporating the homeowners lov

Jul 28, 2014
Categories: Trends

The original plan for the upstairs remodel was to include a walk in closet directly off the bedroom.  But when we realized that the structural things we would need to change were going to make the whole project cost prohibitive, that idea was scrapped.

Jul 21, 2014
Categories: Storage, Remodeling
Remodel Stories: Adding Mirror and Storage to an Unused Space

One of the key design changes in the bathroom remodel was the addition of useable storage other than the vanity.  Prior to the demolition there was a 12” base cabinet and a couple of awkwardly placed towel bars directly behind the shower wall.  It was useless and unattractive as far as I was concerned.

Jun 30, 2014
Categories: Baths, Storage, Remodeling
Warm and Inviting Contemporary Kitchen Design featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Some consider "warm and inviting contemporary" to be an oxymoron when in fact, sleek, modern contemporary design can be just that, warm and inviting. 

Jun 17, 2014
Categories: Kitchens
Hardware Guidelines. Should it be a knob or a pull?

Cabinet hardware, although a small part of the whole project, still requires some serious thought as to style, finish and placement on the cabinetry. Should it be a knob or a pull?  Should the finish match the faucet or appliances or should it complement the cabinetry finish?  Exactly where on the doors and drawers should they be located?

Jun 09, 2014
Categories: Kitchens, Baths
Crown Molding Treatments for Cabinets. Dura Supreme Cabinetry Moldings.

Decorative molding is one of the easiest ways to add additional detail and dimension into your kitchen or bath project. Even the smallest of details will make the most difference and have the biggest impact on the overall design of the room. When used creatively, molding brings character and style to the design.

May 12, 2014
Kitchen Cabinet Storage Ideas for All Your Common Kitchen Accessories

The key to a well designed kitchen is not necessarily what you see on the outside.  It's what's on the inside that will truly make a difference on how well your kitchen functions.  we offer a variety of internal storage solutions designed to optimize, maximize and organize every valuable inch of your kitchen storage space.

Mar 31, 2014
Categories: Storage
Black is the New Gray in Interior Design

Black is making a come back!  Black has long been a classic and classy accent for interiors and even with the current popularity of gray, black is making a come back.

Mar 24, 2014
Categories: Trends
Traditional Kitchen by Minneapolis Kitchen & Bath Designers Casa Verde Design

In early February, kitchen designers and industry professionals from across the USA converged in Las Vegas for the annual Kitchen Bath Industry Show (KBIS) which was held in conjunction with the International Builder's Show (IBS).  Although final numbers have not been released, the two shows were expected to draw around 70,000 residential building professionals.

Mar 03, 2014
Categories: Trends
Double sinks in the bathroom

Is there some design rule out there that states a master bath should always have two sinks?  You would think that this is true if you watch enough of those remodeling shows on television.  How often is the main focus of an outdated bathroom the fact that it only has one sink?

Feb 24, 2014
Categories: Baths
Bathroom Design & Interior Design Trends of 2014

Houzz recently surveyed homeowners about their bath remodeling plans and results are reported HERE.

Jan 20, 2014
Categories: Trends
Cabinetry is Not Just For Kitchens and Bathrooms its for so many more rooms in the home.

When it comes to cabinetry most people immediately think of kitchens and bathrooms.  This is where the majority of cabinetry is installed, designed in such a way as to fit the space, function efficiently for t

Jan 13, 2014
Categories: Storage

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