Inspiring Designs

A Kitchen Island For a Couple who loves to Cook and Entertain Together

Originally a lumber and millwork warehouse overlooking the river in Oshkosh WI in the late 1800s, this historic building was converted to loft condos in the 1980s.  By now, the finishes and materials were dated and with the existing small, tight galley kitchen, Dennis and Nancy were ready to remodel and create a kitchen that better suited the beautiful window views and their love of cooking and

Oct 20, 2014
Author: Karen Wistrom
Kitchen Stories. A contemporary kitchen design with bold color choices.

A bold pop of color complements a contemporary loft design in Michigan.

Oct 06, 2014
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Colorful Personality Reflected in a Colorful Kitchen

“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

Sep 15, 2014
Author: Karen Wistrom
Kitchen Design - Blending the Old with the New

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.

Sep 09, 2014
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Kitchen Story. A Kitchen Design Collaboration with Beautiful Results

"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.

Aug 18, 2014
Author: Karen Wistrom

“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.

May 05, 2014
Author: Karen Wistrom

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.

Apr 28, 2014
Author: Wendy Anderson
Creating a Master Bathroom Retreat

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.

Dec 16, 2013
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Cabinetry Showroom. "This is exactly what I want!"

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

Aug 05, 2013
Author: Karen Wistrom
Dog bed cabinet in a laundry room with Dura Supreme cabinets

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.

Jul 29, 2013
Author: Wendy Anderson
Kitchen Remodel Stories with a Family Room Transformation

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.

May 13, 2013
Author: Karen Wistrom
Kitchen design by  Rob Gurski with LJ’s Kitchens & Interiors of Mount Pleasant, MI featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry

The role of a good kitchen designer is to listen to the needs of the homeowner and provide creative and beautiful solutions that fulfill those needs.  Rob Gurski with LJ’s Kitchens & Interiors of Mount Pleasant, MI lis

Apr 22, 2013
Author: Karen Wistrom
Making a Statement with Graphite

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.

Oct 08, 2012
Author: Wendy Anderson
Compromise and the Budget

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.

Sep 17, 2012
Author: Wendy Anderson
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Kitchen Cover Story with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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. 

Jun 11, 2012
Author: Karen Wistrom
Dura Supreme Cabinets Used in Award-Winning Design

Yuko Matsumoto of Altera Design & Remodeling in Walnut Creek, California!  Yuko won the 2012 NKBA Design Competition with a beautiful bath design using Dura Supreme cabinetry in Bamboo veneer. Congratulations Yuko!

May 21, 2012
Author: Karen Wistrom
Dura Supreme kitchen in Cherry with glaze finish.

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,

Feb 27, 2012
Author: Karen Wistrom
Blending Traditional and Rustic Designs in the Kitchen

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

Feb 06, 2012
Author: Karen Wistrom
French Provincial Interior Design Example

You know the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words", well when it comes to design nothing could be more true.

Jan 23, 2012
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Dura Supreme cabinetry: Transitional kitchen design by Ispiri, Woodbury, MN

“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 (  “In order to blend the kitchen with her home, we chose a more transitional design approach to her kitchen and she loves it!”

Dec 05, 2011
Author: Karen Wistrom
Contemporary Kitchen with Dura Supreme Cabinets

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. 

Nov 14, 2011
Author: Karen Wistrom