Inspiring Designs

Dura Supreme Kitchen painted Linen White

It isn’t often we get a full house project to write about, so when this project came across my desk I just had to share it with you all!  This home’s interior design was put together by Tricia Tidemann of Mingle Design Studio and Showroom.  The home is new construction in Orono, MN on Lake Minnetonka. The homeowners were looking for an east coast shingle

Oct 30, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
How to Create an Urban Loft Style Kitchen Design. Showing a warm colored modern lofty kitchen in an urban appartment.

No longer the exclusive refuge of artists and college students, the loft has become a popular, edgy abode in metros across the globe.

Oct 15, 2019
Kitchen Design 101: The U-Shaped Kitchen Layout

The kitchen layout is the shape made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances (i.e. kitchen sink, range and refrigerator) and storage areas. The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.

Sep 22, 2019
Design 101: How to Create a Craftsman Style Kitchen. A arts & crafts inspired kitchen remodel with a hand-crafted wood hood, quarter-sawn red oak cabinets, a small square tile mosaic backsplash and intricate crafted details like corbels, motifs, arched valances, and more. Cabinets crafted by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The key to creating an authentic Craftsman kitchen is embracing those details that embody hand-craftsmanship and hand-joinery. 

Craftsman Interior Design Style, get the look! Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Sep 10, 2019
A Cottage Styled Mood Board Combining Cabinet styles with paint colors and countertop, flooring, and hardware samples

Cottage styling is focused on carefree living, where every element conspires to create a casual environment for comfort and relaxation. It reminds us of relaxing beach-side destinations; a peaceful waterfront home with windows thrown open to catch the air and the tranquil sound of waves nearby. It's the natural, simplistic, calming design elements that make this style so appealing.

Jun 25, 2019
A beautiful example of a rustic, Mountain Resort styled kitchen design with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Soaring mountain peaks, rugged terrain, and old pine forests appeal to a large audience of outdoor adventurers.  Regardless of whether your mountain experience includes skiing, fly-fishing, hiking or lounging by the fireplace, the majestic grandeur and awe of the mountains have inspired a unique, architectural style.

May 21, 2019
Cozy Corner Banquette Seating

When designing a new space for a customer, a designer shouldn’t be merely imitating the latest trends, but instead should be creating something that perfectly fits that homeowner’s unique personality and lifestyle.

Apr 18, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Remodel Stories: A Bright, Blue Show-Stopper

Striking.

Daring.

Bold, Blue and Beautiful. The most fitting name for this show-stopping kitchen located in Hauppauge, NY.

Apr 09, 2019
Multiple Dura Supreme Door Styles

One of the earliest decisions in the design process is deciding what kind of style the homeowner is trying to accomplish. Styles can range from Mid-Century Modern to Mediterranean to Minimalist to name just a few. Understanding what vibe you are wanting to achieve will drive the decision on what door style to choose.

Mar 19, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Remodel Stories: Historic Townhouse Transforms into a Culinary Hotspot

A 1870s townhouse located within the historic district of Washington, DC, belonged to a set of homeowners who loved the charm of DC, had a passion for cooking and enjoyed entertaining for their friends and family.

Mar 12, 2019
The Kitchen Command Center

The modern family today is busier than ever, between school actives, appointments, grocery shopping, running errands, paying bills, signing permission slips and homework, it’s no wonder it feels like a full-time job keeping everyone organized.

Feb 12, 2019
Remodel Story of a modern farmhouse kitchen design with white painted cabinetry, a white wood hood, kitchen island with black stools, white subway tile, and white countertops.

After closing on their first home in Jacksonville, Florida this couple was excited to make their new home their own. They were in love with the property and the majority of the house, but the kitchen was in desperate need of a remodel.

Feb 05, 2019
A Cramped Kitchen Transforms into Charming and Timeless

Picture a 1890s architectural home located in Buffalo, New York and within its walls is a cramped little kitchen in dire need of updating. 

Image of a New York neighborhood.

Jan 15, 2019

As we look into the New Year, is a new kitchen in your future?  Is this the year you resolve to stop settling for mediocre and stop getting by with the inconveniences of your current kitchen?  Now that the holiday planning and family get-togethers are behind you, perhaps now is the perfect time to contact a Dura Supreme kitchen designer and begin making plans for your new kitchen.  The new kitc

Dec 20, 2018
Inspired By Nature: Redesign Your Kitchen with a Winter's Color Palette

Did you know your surroundings can affect your mood? That's why selecting a color scheme that reminds you of a positive experience can not only personalize your space but make it more comfortable. I’ve found as each season unfolds, the celebrations and the natural elements that surround that season are full of colors that strongly resonate with our emotions.

Dec 11, 2018
A close up photo od dark navy blue cabinetry with a distressed paint finish on a kitchen island.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may be aware that blue is wildly trending in interiors. I have been seeing it in every element of design, and it seemed like a good time to share with you all the myriad of ways to incorporate blue into your home.

Nov 28, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Black Iron Baluster, Wood Treads, Scott Homes, Inc., Iran Watson Photography

Over the past few years we’ve seen the rise of the wildly popular white painted kitchen. Its classic, timeless style has captivated yet another generation. From transitional white kitchens to sleek contemporary and more recently the modern farmhouse style, white has proven very versatile.

Oct 16, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Montego door style shown in the "Cider" stained finish.

When choosing colors for your home, consider the environments that you are most comfortable in. If you're in love with the beautiful colors of fall and find joy when you're surrounded by colorful fallen leaves ... perhaps you should look at bringing some autumn hues into your home. Here are a few of my favorite fall finish palettes to set the stage.

Oct 02, 2018
A Kitchen Remodel "Due" for a Change

Kitchen remodel projects are often tied to momentous events with the goal in mind to be completed before a certain event such as the start of school, before the holiday season or in this case before the homeowners’ baby boy was born.

Sep 25, 2018
Beverage Center

What would you say are two primary concerns most people have about their kitchens? If you said ‘Keeping things clean’ and ‘Keeping things organized’, then you would be in sync with the hundreds of homeowners I have come into contact with throughout my years as a designer! There is a growing trend now towards ‘centers’, which are geared towards addressing both of these important concerns.

Sep 04, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz

This beautiful monochromatic (black and white) kitchen designed by Russell Fogle of 1st Choice Cabinetry, Inc., Boise, ID is a striking combination of finishes combined with perfection. Fogle was selected by his client to design a kitchen in an unusually large space with expansive walls and ceiling heights.

Aug 21, 2018
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
Author: Sandy Kloncz
An urban kitchen island desgin with Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a downtown kitchen renovation.

With the desire to relocate to a convenient and central downtown location, Dave and Marie were looking for a major lifestyle change. They dreamt of being closer to their careers, their friends & family, and 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
Author: Wendy Anderson
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

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