Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Shiplap, those horizontal planks that seem to be popping up in interiors everywhere, are simply boards with two opposing rabbet joints that overlap each other. 

Aug 14, 2018
Categories: Trends
Fall organization

If you’re like me, with the turning of the calendar to August, the mind looks to the beginning of the end of summer, the beginning of a new school year, the inevitable transition to Fall.  A subtle shift away from the carefree come-and-go of summer to the more regimented schedule of school and work.

Aug 07, 2018
Categories: Storage, Inspiring Designs
Beautiful bathroom faucet on an organized bathroom vanity.

If your bathroom is anything like mine, you probably do not have enough storage or organization in your space and therefore EVERYTHING is left to sit on top of the countertops.

Jul 31, 2018
Categories: Baths, Storage, Products
An urban kitchen island desgin with Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a downtown kitchen renovation.

A young executive couple, Dave and Marie were looking for a major lifestyle change. They dreamt of being closer to their careers, their friends & family, and all the perks of downtown living but most of all having more quality time with one another. "Dave & Marie are fans of Industrial Chic design.

Jul 24, 2018

Modern Farmhouse is a style that combines a mix of modern and industrial elements to create a streamlined, sophisticated, yet comfortable look.  This style has become extremely popular, incorporating the new and the old in a more refined and minimalistic way.

Jul 17, 2018
Categories: Trends
Fruit splashing in drink

With summer time comes more entertaining and that means refreshments. In order to keep all drinks and drinkware organized and easily accessible, you will want to incorporate some functional and beautiful storage solutions into your home. For some people this could mean a dedicated wet bar, for others it may be a nook off to the side of the kitchen.

Jul 10, 2018
Categories: Storage, Products
Cabinet Construction: Framed vs. Frameless Cabinetry

Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets

Jul 03, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling, Products
Cutlery kitchen storage ideas from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

When looking to improve the flow of your kitchen space, one important thing to consider is where you plan to store your knives and cutlery. Your cutlery set is one of the most-used tools in your kitchen and best stored within easy reach of the prep-zone where they’re most frequently used.

Jun 26, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Storage

There are so many valid reasons for remodeling your kitchen.  Maybe you aren’t happy with the way it looks. Maybe the cabinets are old and have seen better days or the space just doesn’t work for your lifestyle. 

Jun 19, 2018
Categories: Remodeling
White kitchen transformation

Today we will be looking at a kitchen transformation dreamt up by a designer for her own home.  As a designer myself, I find this type of renovation particularly interesting, because as designers, we are always focused on creating spaces based on others’ needs and turning that focus inward can be challenging.  The options are so numerous because as a designer that is all you look at, day in and

Jun 12, 2018

Today, we are seeing more and more households where members of the family are choosing to ditch their dull, gray office cubicles and work remotely from home.

Jun 05, 2018
Adding a bold backsplash is a great way to transform your room and floating shelves offer a space to display your decor, dishware and more to help bring character to the space.

The kitchen is the heart of every home and it's important to design your kitchen so that it functions beautifully and efficiently.  Your kitchen is not only a reflection of your home, your family and how you use it, but it can also be a reflection of you and your personality.  Here are 10 ways to add your own unique design elements that will make your kitchen more personal and more inviting.

May 29, 2018
Close up of a cabinet door style on a kitchen island.

Are there rules when it comes to mixing kitchen cabinet door styles?  What about the cabinetry in the entire house, does everything need to match? I don’t know that there are actual rules that can be use to guide this decision, but there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration.  

May 22, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Cavachon puppy face

In my discussions with homeowners and other designers around the country, there has been a growing interest and I will go so far as to say demand for designing intentional spaces for pets in the home.

May 15, 2018
LaCornue stove in a remodeled farmhouse kitchen design with custom gray painted cabinets.

This remarkable kitchen remodel located in Deer Park, IL (Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland) caught my eye instantly as I was browsing through Houzz one day. It’s no wonder that this spectacular kitchen has been gaining an ample amount of attention within the industry, because it is a kitchen that dreams are made of and was 15 years in the making.

May 08, 2018
Kitchen island seating with a walkway behind the seating area.

When you think about Kitchen Seating Requirements, the first thought is the amount of space needed for each seated person at the kitchen island or peninsula.

May 01, 2018
Home Remodeling Project Plans

When you begin to contemplate a remodeling project, whether it be kitchen, bath or whole house, who should you have on your team to design and implement your vision?  Those that could potentially be involved in a remodeling project include: architects, contractors, interior designers and/or kitchen designers.  How do you know who you need to be working with?

Apr 24, 2018
Categories: Remodeling
Character-rich wood with coffee cup

A growing trend in the interior design industry is embracing more rustic, character-rich wood species.  When you think of rustic wood species, what do you imagine? 

An old farmhouse?

A cabin in the woods? 

Something like this?

 

Apr 17, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Trends

Incorporating multiple door styles in a design is the perfect way to add visual interest and personalization to any space. Dura Supreme offers several doors styles that fall into what we define as “door families”, each door style is different and unique, but like any family they do share similar characteristics that can visually tie the spaces or rooms together. 

Apr 10, 2018
Categories: Kitchens, Baths
Cashmere paint with an Espress Glazed cabinet finish by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

One of the most important decisions that you'll make in your remodeling project is selecting the cabinet finish that will best complement your design.  When shopping for cabinetry there are many different cabinet finish options to choose from – everything from stained and painted cabinet finishes to artisan finish collections like Dura Supreme Cabinetry's

Apr 03, 2018
Categories: Products

In any kitchen project there are numerous choices that must be made.  The layout of the space is critical, the door style and finish are highly visible, the functionality is key.  These are all very large and important decisions.  When it comes to the details such as moldings and trim pieces, these are the smaller items in the big picture, but the choices or lack thereof that are made can make

Mar 27, 2018
Categories: Products
Dura Supreme cabinetry in Chicago kitchen remodel

I always love a great transformation, and I have a lovely one to share with you this month.  Not only is it a visual transformation, but also a functional transformation.  Before we delve into the before and after pictures, I will set the stage… a busy family of five in Chicago, all of whom use the kitchen space but for different reasons.  The problem arose when those competing tasks overlapped

Mar 20, 2018
Popular 2018 Bathroom Trends

Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!

Mar 13, 2018
Categories: Baths, Trends, Remodeling
Designing with Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet. A Ultra Violet painted kitchen island in Sherwin-Williams Impulsive Purple with Dura Surpeme Cabinetry.

If you haven’t already heard, Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2018 as Ultra Violet. This inventive, vibrant blue-based purple tone stirs the imagination into thinking outside the box.

Mar 06, 2018
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs

One thing that we all have in common is that we are all getting older.  And as we get older, are abilities change.  For younger people that often means are abilities advance, the baby goes from crawling to walking.  For older individuals our abilities may begin to decline, your eyesight might not be 20/20 anymore.

Feb 27, 2018
Categories: Kitchens

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