Remodeling

Cabinet Construction: Framed vs. Frameless Cabinetry

Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets

Jul 03, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD

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
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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
Author: Sandy Kloncz

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
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
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
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
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
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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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Popular 2018 Bathroom Trends

Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!

Mar 13, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
The kitchen sink is one of the main points of the kitchen work triangle.

The work triangle is a design concept that has been around for decades and is a great guideline to use when redesigning your kitchen. Although the topic may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually a simple concept that can help you redesign your kitchen to be more efficient and functional.

Feb 13, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Coffee nook in a remodeled historic kitchen design with gray stained cherry cabinets.

Today we are in for a treat as we take a look at a inspiring kitchen project designed by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair.

Jan 23, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Washer

Even though the Laundry Room might be one of the smallest rooms in a house, that does not mean it is the easiest to design.  Quite the contrary. Because of all the functional zones needing to be incorporated into a tightly defined space, there can be a lot of challenges. Fear not, I will lay out all the special considerations one should take into account when making a Laundry Room plan!

Dec 26, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A Modern Farm House Kitchen Designed for Canning Homemade Goods

For someone with a passion for canning and crafting homemade goods, her kitchen layout caused more headaches then enjoyment. This kitchen remodel was much more than improving the day-to-day life, but also to expand and encourage their household’s emphasis on healthy, homemade meals.

Dec 13, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Dura Supreme Cabinets

This 1970s era wood burning fireplace was woefully out of date and not very energy efficient. In fact, the entire space was in need of an update and this provided the perfect opportunity to make some drastic changes.

Oct 10, 2017
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3 Different Doors: Unexpected sources of inspiration behind each!

For your next project - maybe you are thinking, “I don’t want mine to look like everyone else’s, I want it to be a meaningful space.  Something I can truly call my own”.  Finding inspiration for interiors doesn’t have to be difficult, one just needs to know where to look.  I will give you 3 unexpected places to explore that can help drive your design.

Sep 05, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Bathroom Counter Decor in a Lower Level Bathroom

This lower level bath, while functional, was in desperate need of an update.  For some reason the previous homeowner had installed a vanity designed for a single bowl and modified the cabinet to fit two sinks.  What this did was eliminate most of the drawers, allowing for very little storage.

Aug 15, 2017
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Updating the Laundry Room, A Decorative Basket of Laundry.

The appeal of a laundry room on the main floor is understandable, especially if the alternative is doing laundry in a dark, dingy, unfinished basement.  This main floor laundry is front and center in this 1973 ranch house.  Directly opposite the front door and visible from everywhere, this room had to both look presentable as well as function as more than just a space to wash clothes.

Jul 18, 2017
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Dark Navy Blue Powder Room Vanity, Dura Supreme cabinetry

The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is.  If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips:

Jul 14, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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.” 

Jun 27, 2017
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Bench overlooking lake

I think most people can agree that efficient uses of space are a high priority in how their home is designed and how it functions.  Who wouldn’t like an extra foot or two of traffic lane in their kitchen? Who wouldn’t like a staging area for all things coming and going from their home?  I mention these two areas because they are high needs priorities for a majority of homeowners.

Jun 13, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A Splash of Turquoise in a White Kitchen with Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Fireclay Tile and Cambria

This well-loved Alaskan home has been in the family for generations but the kitchen felt dark, crowded and no-longer functional. The homeowner desperately wanted a bright, modern space with enough room to entertain. It was time for a remodel, so designer Fernanda Conrad of K&W Interiors was called in for a consultation. 

May 02, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Long, Narrow Master Bath Remodel

The original master bath measured approximately 16’x  5’ 6”, and included a small walk-in closet, a double bowl vanity and an angled shower.  It was a long, narrow rectangle with lots packed into it.

Apr 25, 2017
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Extreme Food Enthusiast turns one small kitchen into 2 large restaurant-quality kitchens.

The homeowner of this fabulous double kitchen renovation has a tremendous love for creating homemade BBQ sauces and exquisite dishes. He spends a lot of time in his kitchen and his creations are so elaborate that one kitchen just wasn’t enough.

Mar 07, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Total Transformation: construction plans, measurements

Today we are going to look at a fabulous set of before and after pictures that beautifully launch a home thirty-five years forward into the present day.  Meghan Murphy, designer at Trilogy Kitchens and Remodeling in Arlington Heights, Illinois had her work cut out for her with this project.

Let’s start out with the Family Room-

Nov 28, 2016
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Kitchen Makeover. Classic White and Platinum Glaze Dura Supreme Cabinets

The new homeowners of this 17 year old kitchen loved the quality of the original Dura Supreme Cabinetry and how well it held up over the years, but they wanted a transitional and refined look. So they searched for a local Dura Supreme Cabinetry designer.

Nov 14, 2016
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Toe Space Drawer being opened

One of the most common items on every homeowner’s wish list is more storage. In fact, I don’t think I have ever met anyone who wanted less storage. The challenge comes in finding more space to accommodate this.  Many people cannot add square footage to their space due to physical or budgetary constraints, and so become stuck with what they have. 

Oct 31, 2016
Author: Sandy Kloncz

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