Inspiring Designs

Wooden stool. Pull Up a Seat and Talk Design

What do all the following things have in common?

Reading a book.

Eating breakfast.

Watching a movie.

Doing homework.

Oct 03, 2016
Author: Sandy Kloncz
San Francisco California kitchen remodel in a historic 1920's home remodeled to an beautiful urban tradittional kitchen. Featuring white cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The owner of this home wanted to bring the urban feel of his city, San Francisco, into this 1920’s historic house. He went to Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo for her expertise in West Coast kitchen design.

Sep 19, 2016
Creative backsplash, Individuality in Design

With every interior design project we walk the fine line between creating the perfect house we see in a magazine and creating the perfect house for who actually lives there. In order to make a house a home, the environment should feel meaningful, convey a history and reflect the homeowner.

Aug 09, 2016
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Character wood with pull

We, as humans, are sensory beings. Since the dawn of mankind, our senses of touch and sight have contributed to our knowledge of the world around us, evoking emotions such as joy, fear, love and curiosity to name a few.  As designers, we are charged with the task of bringing out the best of those emotions in the environments we create.

Jul 11, 2016
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Bath cabinetry from Dura Supreme with a custom gray paint.

The original floorplan only had space for a small, tucked-away shower in the master bathroom but the homeowners knew this would not work well for their family of five.  This Illinois family contacted designer, Jennifer Riordan of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinetry Design in Westmont, IL, to design a stunningly beautiful space that meets the needs of their young family now and in the future.

Jul 04, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
Dura Supreme Cabinetry Allspice Stain on Cherry Cabinet Sample, Design Idea Moodboard for a Vintage Airstream Trailer Remodel

Designer Susie Johnson of Dragonfly Kitchens, Inc. in New Mexico had always dreamed of owning a vintage Airsteam trailer. After searching for over a year and a half, she finally found a classic 1965 Safari Airstream in Santa Fe, NM not far from her home. Susie immediately got on the phone and purchased it without even seeing it first-hand.

Jun 25, 2016
Gray Cabinet Finishes continue to be a popular choice for home interiors. Dura Surpeme Cabinetry

For interior design, including kitchens and baths, Gray as a dominant color scheme continues to rise in popularity.  It is a calm and soothing neutral back-drop for all areas of the home and works beautifully with all colors! 

Jun 07, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
Gray cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry designed by Owings Brothers & Owings Home Services

The view of the water was perfect, but the layout of the home … not so much. This waterfront property located on Hopkins Creek near the Severn River in Maryland needed a fresh makeover. The homeowners aspired to bring the spectacular water view into their home so they could enjoy it to its full extent.

May 30, 2016
Family Style Kitchen Remodel by Brad McCarthy of The Cabinet Center, San Ramon, CA featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, the home was ideal but the kitchen was cramped and inadequate to cook for and entertain a large Italian family.  With very little workspace and an oddly shaped island, there wasn't enough room for the moms, aunts, uncles, cousins and others to join in the cooking.

May 09, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
Creating a Space Just for Family Time. Dura Supreme Cabinetry by Ispiri Design-Build

In my last blog, “Creating a Space Just for You”, I discussed spaces designed for personal-time … which we all need. It’s also just as important to have social time as well. With the hustle and bustle of today’s world we still need to find time to spend with our loved ones.

Apr 04, 2016
Upgraded Den with Built-in Library Gray Cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

A multi-room makeover of this Michigan home called for the design expertise of Lindsey Markel at Dillman & Upton, Inc of Rochester, Michigan to bring together a stunning whole-home interior that blended purposeful functionality with cohesive architectural design.  

Mar 25, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
Nook design ideas featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair

Let’s face it, our lives are busy and we need to make time to relax, unwind from the day and enjoy friends and family. Whether it’s reading a book, bird watching, practicing a craft, doing yoga, or simply kicking your feet up, everyone would love their own space to relax.  

Mar 15, 2016
Navy Blue Cabinets and bookshelf from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Navy Blue has slowly become a popular color for interior design and kitchens, and is one of those colors that will be classic and timeless for the long term.  Paired with a white or gray paint, along with a medium brown stain color like Dura Supreme's "Toast" or "Cappuccino", Navy Blue is destined to be a popular theme in home interiors!

Feb 29, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
Oceanside Black & White Kitchen by designer Melissa Musgjerd of Studio M Interiors, MN

This oceanside home located in Fort Meyers Beach, FL was due for a fresh makeover. Looking to remodel with a clean, contemporary look, the homeowner worked with designer, Melissa Musgjerd of Studio M Interiors of Minnesota to create her vision for her kitchen. The client had seen Melissa's work and sought her expertise for the project.

Feb 23, 2016
Planning for an Open Floor Plan

The homeowners of this Danville, CA home had dreamed of an open floor plan for years. They had an older styled home with a separated dining room that was rarely used. They felt their kitchen was lacking in storage and always hoped to expand it.

Jan 07, 2016
Cross Country Kitchen Remodel

Let’s say you live on the East Coast but plan on moving to the West Coast.  You have found the perfect property, but it needs some updating. How do you find a design firm that you can work with remotely?

Dec 14, 2015
Author: Wendy Anderson
A rustic kitchen remodel with rugged kitchen cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry and a bold copper hood.

This Georgia couple wanted to create a kitchen space that gave a warm, intimate welcome to friends, family and grandkids and they selected the design experts at Splash Kitchens & Baths in LaGrange, GA to make their dream a reality.

Dec 07, 2015
Author: Karen Wistrom
In Love with Knotty Alder. Traditional Family Room Design by Wes Boggs, AKBD, of KSI Kitchen & Bath Featuring buil-in entertainment center and bookcase cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry, a fireplace and over the fireplace installed TV.

The homeowners of this newly built home in Northville, MI knew the look they wanted for their new kitchen when they discovered Knotty Alder wood species. They fell in love with its rustic and informal characteristics.

Nov 24, 2015
A Kitchen that Reaches New Heights

This beautiful kitchen designed by Bella Domicile, Inc. in Madison, WI reaches new heights by taking advantage of vertical elements to add visual space to this Wisconsin kitchen.

Nov 09, 2015
Kitchen is a Family Affair - Kitchen Remodel in Iowa, USA

Initially falling in love with the beautiful wooded lot, this young couple purchased their new home planning to remodel the kitchen area to make room for a future family.  The confined culinary space was their immediate focus, and they sought out Megan Courtney of CabinetStyle in Coralville, Iowa to collaborate and design their new kitchen.

Oct 28, 2015
Author: Karen Wistrom
Sleek Kitchen Style

Breaking ground on his new dream home in Florida, this Floridian knew he wanted a modern masterpiece, with ultra-sleek, minimalist style.  Kitchen designer, Victoria Hessler of Distinguished Kitchens & Baths of Boca Raton, FL, actualized his vision with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Oct 12, 2015
Author: Karen Wistrom
Example of a color path

One important element with any design project is the development of a "design path" (or "color path"), that creates a coherent, well-planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" and all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together.

Jun 15, 2015
Author: Karen Wistrom
Kitchen Cabinet Solutions - Coffee Maker cabinet

A "beautiful" kitchen can be defined in so many different ways, but it's just as much about design, color and proportion as it is function.  Stephanie Frees, owner of Plain & Posh, Westmont, IL explained, "We work closely with our customers to define exactly how they use their kitchen space and then we develop a design for that space that delivers solutions.  Not only in the overall design

May 05, 2015
Author: Karen Wistrom
Kitchen Design to Complement Entire Home in Puget Sound, Washington

Nestled along the waterfront, this home near Puget Sound in Washington had a disjointed interior that did not take advantage of the beautiful and expansive views of the water.  When the homeowners were ready to remodel, they contacted Vawn Greany of Collaborative Interiors (Mercer Island, WA).

Mar 23, 2015
Author: Karen Wistrom
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
Author: Karen Wistrom

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