Kitchens

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
Creating Your Kitchen Clean-Up Zone

Let’s face the facts that while entertaining family and friends can be rewarding and filled with multitudes of laughter and memory making, it can also leave a mess behind. Which means after all your friends and family have departed after a day or evening of festivities, you’re left with the aftermath and mess to clean up, especially in the kitchen.

Dec 18, 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
Creating Your Kitchen Cook Zone

Kitchen work zones have become the progression of the ever classic and functional work triangle.

Nov 20, 2018
Genius Ways to Store Your Spices showing a stainless steel drawer with a stunning drawer spice rack.

If you’re like me and are frequently adding pizazz to your recipes with a dash of this and a pinch of that, it’s easy to lose track of your spice collection if you don’t have a well-thought-out system to store them. Don’t let your simple 30-minute meal turn into a 45-minute meal preparation time because you had to dig for 15 minutes just to find the paprika!

Nov 13, 2018
Kitchen Island Table Close Up

The saying, “he is an island” generally refers to someone who is all alone, far away from the main stream of life.

Oct 30, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Planning Your Kitchen Prep Zone

Kitchen work zones have become the progression of the ever classic and functional work triangle.

Oct 23, 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
Range Hoods | Wood Hood | Cabinets | Focal Point | Kitchen

As an architectural element, the range hood over the cooking center represents one of the key opportunities in the kitchen to make a unique and impressive design statement or a simple subtle look to support the overall style of your kitchen design.

Aug 28, 2018

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
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
Cutlery kitchen storage ideas from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

When looking to improve the flow of your kitchen space, one important thing to consider is where you plan to store your knives and cutlery. Your cutlery set is one of the most-used tools in your kitchen and best stored within easy reach of the prep-zone where they’re most frequently used.

Jun 26, 2018
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
Adding a bold backsplash is a great way to transform your room and floating shelves offer a space to display your decor, dishware and more to help bring character to the space.

The kitchen is the heart of every home and it's important to design your kitchen so that it functions beautifully and efficiently.  Your kitchen is not only a reflection of your home, your family and how you use it, but it can also be a reflection of you and your personality.  Here are 10 ways to add your own unique design elements that will make your kitchen more personal and more inviting.

May 29, 2018
Close up of a cabinet door style on a kitchen island.

Are there rules when it comes to mixing kitchen cabinet door styles?  What about the cabinetry in the entire house, does everything need to match? I don’t know that there are actual rules that can be use to guide this decision, but there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration.  

May 22, 2018
Author: Wendy Anderson
Cavachon puppy face

In my discussions with homeowners and other designers around the country, there has been a growing interest and I will go so far as to say demand for designing intentional spaces for pets in the home.

May 15, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
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
Kitchen island seating with a walkway behind the seating area.

When you think about Kitchen Seating Requirements, the first thought is the amount of space needed for each seated person at the kitchen island or peninsula.

May 01, 2018
Character-rich wood with coffee cup

A growing trend in the interior design industry is embracing more rustic, character-rich wood species.  When you think of rustic wood species, what do you imagine? 

An old farmhouse?

A cabin in the woods? 

Something like this?

 

Apr 17, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz

Incorporating multiple door styles in a design is the perfect way to add visual interest and personalization to any space. Dura Supreme offers several doors styles that fall into what we define as “door families”, each door style is different and unique, but like any family they do share similar characteristics that can visually tie the spaces or rooms together. 

Apr 10, 2018
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

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