Kitchens

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)
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
Breakfast nook idea with a wine rack cabinet and additional storage. Dura Supreme Cabinetry Banquette Seating.

With the kitchen being considered the heart of the home, it's no surprise that one of the most requested items for a new kitchen is a place for family and friends to gather.  Often times designers are asked to include a seating area incorporated into the kitchen island or peninsula.  However, that is not the only option.

Aug 04, 2014
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Warm and Inviting Contemporary Kitchen Design featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Some consider "warm and inviting contemporary" to be an oxymoron when in fact, sleek, modern contemporary design can be just that, warm and inviting. 

Jun 17, 2014
Author: Karen Wistrom
Hardware Guidelines. Should it be a knob or a pull?

Cabinet hardware, although a small part of the whole project, still requires some serious thought as to style, finish and placement on the cabinetry. Should it be a knob or a pull?  Should the finish match the faucet or appliances or should it complement the cabinetry finish?  Exactly where on the doors and drawers should they be located?

Jun 09, 2014
Author: Wendy Anderson
Light Rail-It's Not Always about Trains. Light Rail Molding Tips for Kitchen Designs

Light rail molding today is typically used under the wall cabinets to conceal the under cabinet lighting and/or to add a decorative element to the overall design.  We offer two specific styles of under cabinet molding, Light Rail Classic and Light Rail Transitional, but there are multiple moldings that can be used creatively at the bottom of the wall cabinets to add that extra design detail.

Sep 09, 2013
Author: Wendy Anderson
Time to Go Appliance Shopping!

When you are considering a kitchen remodel the first thing that I recommend to people is to go appliance shopping.  Make your list of appliance must haves as well as the “that would be fun to have” list.  The reason that  this is a good first step is often times the appliances will drive the layout and design of the kitchen.

Jul 08, 2013
Author: Wendy Anderson

Many of today's appliances have decorative handles that protrude well beyond the front of the actual appliance. This has been true for a long time with ranges and refrigerators. These appliance handles can project out anywhere from 1 ½ inches to 3 1/4 inches.

Jun 17, 2013
Author: Wendy Anderson
A kitchen with a voided corner on the base cabinets for better stroage. Why Would You Void A Corner?

Kitchen corner cabinets in both walls and bases can be divided into three distinct shapes, diagonal, square corner, and blind. They are often difficult to access completely although there are several internal accessory options that can make these cabinets more functional. Lazy susans or some type of swing out are the most commonly used.

May 27, 2013
Author: Wendy Anderson
Contemporary Craftsman Kitchen Remodel Reveal

After months of designing, planning and installation - my new Contemporary Craftsman inspired kitchen is finally complete! Overall the process of remodeling my kitchen has gone fairly smoothly.

Apr 29, 2013
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Single Hole Faucets and Undermount Sink Close Up

With popularity of single hole faucets and larger undermount sinks for both the bathroom and the kitchen there are some design and functionality things to consider when determining the placement of the faucet.

Mar 25, 2013
Author: Wendy Anderson
Classic Looks for Kitchens. Contrasting Kitchen Colors.

Kitchens with a high-contrast color combination have been popular for some time now and their popularity shows no signs of waning.  A combination of a dark stain and a light paint is a classic look that will age gracefully in the years to come.  There certainly are some trends that can be identified in later years as a by-gone look from the 70s or 80s or even the 90s.  But this classic mix of c

Nov 27, 2012
Author: Karen Wistrom
Color Blocking in the Kitchen?

Kitchen design is a fashion-oriented industry and kitchen designers strive to stay on the cutting edge of trends so they can advise, recommend and deliver couture interiors for their customers.  

Sep 24, 2012
Author: Karen Wistrom
Kitchen Peninsulas Save Space

In my last post I discussed the island as part of a kitchen layout.  But what if you don’t have the space to devote to an island? The next best thing in my opinion is the peninsula layout.

Jun 25, 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
Finished kitchen with appliances and cabinets installed.

The kitchen is finally finished!

May 14, 2012
Author: Wendy Anderson
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
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 (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!”

Dec 05, 2011
Author: Karen Wistrom

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