“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
Designer Julie Holzman of Holzman Interiors, Inc. knew that this would be a unique and challenging project as soon as she spoke to her clients. In fact, this project turned out to be her most dramatic "before" and "after" transformation.
"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.
“We started with a lengthy wish list for their new kitchen and I was able to design in almost everything they hoped to achieve!” explained Jenny Ferguson of Drexel Building Supply in Berlin, Wisconsin. The existing kitchen was not only short on counter space, but it was walled off from the dining room which made entertaining and interaction challenging.
One of my responsibilities at Dura Supreme is to coordinate special projects which include photo shoots. Beautiful photography of our cabinetry is essential. Whether our photography is featured in a brochure, magazine ad, or on an internet site such as Houzz or Pinterest, photographs tell a story, and show the possibilities.
Designer Jessica Allison of Essence Design Studio knew that this would be a unique and challenging project as soon as she spoke to her clients. With five kids under the age of seven, of which three were triplets, it was time to give the homeowners a space of their own to relax and unwind.
This on-the-go family of four had very specific requests for their new kitchen. Dondi Szombatfalvy, CKD with Bella Domicile, in Madison Wisconsin, worked closely with the family to design a beautiful space that encompassed all of their organizational priorities.
Shelley Lober and her talented team at Kitchens of Diablo in Danville, CA regularly update and invest in their beautiful showroom to make sure it represents the most current products and design trends. This investment is important because it’s her most effective tool in demonstrating how her customers' kitchens will look and function, and how various products (tile, countertops, lighting, appl
What dog wouldn’t want a comfortable place to chill out and relax during the hottest days of the summer? It looks like Chico has found the perfect spot to call his own.
As soon as I saw the dramatic before and after photos from this project in Illinois, I knew it was ideal for a feature on the Dura Supreme blog since it was a perfect example of how a good designer can transform a home with cabinetry.
The project started with an early 1980’s vacation rental on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. With its typical layout of closed off rooms, the new owners still saw great potential. Multiple walls were removed and what was created was a beautiful open floor plan which suits the relaxed, casual lifestyle of the island.
While I wait for the plumber to work us into his schedule, it gives me time to work on the budget. Budgets are a necessary component of any remodeling project. Without one you can find yourself seriously overspending or running out of money before the project is finished. The goal is to improve, but not over improve and still be able to balance your checkbook.
When the June 2012 issue of Better Homes & Gardens “Kitchen and Bath Ideas” magazine hit the news stands, it featured a beautiful Dura Supreme kitchen on the cover that was designed by Jenny Rausch, President and Owner of Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath of Brentwood, MO.
Experienced kitchen designer, Kristen Peck with Knight Construction Design of Chanhassen, MN, knew this would be a challenging and rewarding project as soon as she spoke with the homeowners. With five children, their remodeled kitchen would need to comfortably accommodate their entire family. Entertaining friends and family is important to them, so they wanted their new kitchen to be spacious
When the Squires started working with kitchen designer, Dondi Szombatfalvy, CKD (of Bella Domicile in Madison, WI), they expressed a desire for their home to reflect a blend of traditional styling with rustic influences. Entertaining and family meals within the kitchen were important, so ideally the kitchen would incorporate a large bar area so that family and guests could eat and interact wit
You know the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words", well when it comes to design nothing could be more true.
“The homeowner wanted a contemporary kitchen but her home had a very traditional design,” explained Elizabeth Ericksen, part of the talented design team at Ispiri, a design, build and remodel firm in Woodbury, MN (www.ispiri.com). “In order to blend the kitchen with her home, we chose a more transitional design approach to her kitchen and she loves it!”
Contemporary and transitional styling have certainly increased in popularity in the last few years and we are seeing more and more kitchens being designed to feature clean, sleek lines. A Dura Supreme kitchen designer in Albuquerque New Mexico recently completed a contemporary kitchen that we think beautifully demonstrates this popular look.