I think most people can agree that efficient uses of space are a high priority in how their home is designed and how it functions. Who wouldn’t like an extra foot or two for the traffic lane in their kitchen? Who wouldn’t like a staging area for all things coming and going from their home? I mention these two areas because they are high needs priorities for a majority of homeowners.
With so many paint color choices available in Dura Supreme’s Personal Paint Match Program, selecting that perfect paint color can be overwhelming. To help make that decision easier Dura Supreme is offering a collection of Curated Paint Colors in shades that are trending colors for 2017-2018.
One of the most basic features of cabinetry is what type of "overlay" is has. When designing cabinetry, it will be one of the first things chosen: Full Overlay or Standard Overlay. Many homeowners are unaware of the difference between the two.
When the calendar officially says Spring, it’s time to think about spring-cleaning, decluttering and getting organized. If your house is like most, there is probably a drawer or two in your kitchen that could use some organizational help.
When designing a new kitchen, bath, media or mud room one of the first choices a homeowner makes is what species of wood, what style of cabinet and what finish. I’d like to talk about a cabinet style that is often overlooked: cabinets with aluminum and stainless steel doors. These are great accent doors to integrate into a larger design also using wood or another material.
As the beautiful autumn of 2016 is draws to a close that means winter is next! The winter season in the upper Midwest requires a lot of outerwear, including various jackets, mittens, scarves, boots and hats. And those are just the basics. Factor in a winter sports fanatic or two with snowmobile suits or skiing apparel and you have a closetful.
One of the most common items on every homeowner’s wish list is more storage. In fact, I don’t think I have ever met anyone who wanted less storage. The challenge comes in finding more space to accommodate this. Many people cannot add square footage to their space due to physical or budgetary constraints, and so become stuck with what they have.
How many devices in your household require frequent recharging? With multiple cell phones, tablets, and laptops in constant use, finding an out of the way, but still accessible place to keep all those chargers organized can be a challenge.What if you could place all those screens in a drawer, plug them in, and close the drawer while they quietly recharge out of sight?
Just because it’s called a cutlery divider doesn’t mean it can only be used for cutlery. While they are great for organizing silverware or utensils, cutlery dividers can also be used to organize smaller items in almost any room of the home.
Are you a fan of electric or gas cooking or both? What if your preference is gas or induction burners and an electric or convection oven? Is the cooktop and wall oven combination your only option? Many appliance manufacturers offer a dual fuel range that combines the best of both. Gas or induction on top, electric and convection below.
Have you ever gone shopping for something, fell in love with two items, and had to make a choice? How do you decide? One item may be more practical, less costly, a better size or closer to the right color. What if many factors are similar, and the waters of comparison are muddy? Do you flip a coin? Perhaps looking to an intangible factor is in order…
Let’s take a walk through a typical afternoon/evening for many people…
You come home and instead of tripping over shoes and seeing coats laying all over, everything is in its place in your handcrafted locker-boot bench…
Let’s take a walk through a typical morning for many people…
Imagine you wake up in the morning, head into your bathroom to get ready for the day and you spend the next twenty minutes in front of a vanity with no cord mess or cluttered countertops and everything organized and at your fingertips…
With true brown stains trending in cabinetry finishes, Dura Supreme recently introduced several new stains with decidedly brown undertones that pair beautifully with so many colors. One of the lighter stains introduced into the palette is Toast, light enough to enhance the wood grain, yet rich and warm without being overly dramatic.
Selecting hardware for your cabinetry can be an overwhelming task. There are so many styles, shapes and sizes to consider. However, once you have selected that perfect piece and determined the correct size there is one more key decision that needs to be made. Which finish is going to look best?
The Hardest Working Cabinet in Your Kitchen
Gone are the days of a garbage can under the sink or a freestanding waste receptacle tucked off in the corner of the kitchen. Today every well-designed kitchen should have a dedicated cabinet for the trash and/or recycling. Whether the unit has a single bin or double, this cabinet is opened and closed multiple times a day.
Although the kitchen is the heart of the home, bathrooms (including powder rooms and the master bath) are just as important and hard working.
Part of the allure of certain artisan finishes is how authentic they look as they personify a specific look. As re-claimed, re-stored and re-purposed looks rise in popularity, there are many companies re-creating these looks to bring an element of texture and intrigue into home interiors.
Earlier this month I was part of a group of seventeen designers that were invited to the Jenn-Air Designer Forum in Chicago. This was a total immersion into the world of technology, appliances and design. What I came away with a new found appreciation for the careful thought and engineering that Jenn-Air has built into every product. These appliances are truly amazing!
Designers draw inspiration from a variety of sources but taking cues and getting inspiration from nature is a deep well of ideas for many designers.
Recent interior trends that use reclaimed artifacts or industrial elements (original brickwork, exposed beams, warehouse flooring, etc.) are also giving impetus to design trends that utilize raw natural elements.
The last few months have been very busy here at Dura Supreme as we have just completed the installation of a beautiful new display showcasing our Bria cabinetry.
In a previous blog, I gave you "A Sneak Peek" at our new display that we were working on and getting ready for a photo shoot. Most of the time, Dura Supreme shoots actual kitchens within customers' homes, but sometimes for a new product offering, we create a display.
With Dura Supreme's recent launch of gray paints, it has been interesting to see these finishes suddenly flowing across our manufacturing floor, destined for homes around the country. We've already seen enthusiastic acceptance of these new colors as homeowners started immediately selecting our vari
Breckenridge is often thought of as the rustic shaker, southwest, cabin, or lodge style door. We often see it in Knotty Alder which really defines that style.