Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Dark wood base cabinets in a kitchen.

A cabinet is simply a cabinet until you add an interior accessory item that gives that cabinet a very specific function. Add a tray divider kit to a base cabinet and now that cabinet has become a designated spot for cookie sheets and party trays.

Oct 19, 2015
Categories: Storage
Sleek Kitchen Style

Breaking ground on his new dream home in Florida, this Floridian knew he wanted a modern masterpiece, with ultra-sleek, minimalist style.  Kitchen designer, Victoria Hessler of Distinguished Kitchens & Baths of Boca Raton, FL, actualized his vision with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Oct 12, 2015
Standard Overlay vs. Full Overlay Cabinet Doors

When selecting that perfect door style for your cabinetry project a multitude of options present themselves.  Flat panel or raised, mitered or mortis and tenon, five piece or slab drawer fronts, and if you are considering framed cabinetry, standard or full overlay.

Oct 05, 2015
A traditional styled Dura Supreme kitchen with functional space with two seprate work zones.

"This couple enjoys cooking together regularly, so they each wanted designated space for cooking and prepping," explained Lindsey Markel of Dillman & Upton, Rochester, MI.  Understanding how the couple works together in the kitchen was the inspiration behind Markel's creation of two separate work zones.

Sep 28, 2015
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Creating a Color Scheme for your Kitchen Remodel

One important element with any design project is the development of a "design path" (or "color path"), that creates a coherent, well-planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" and all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together.

Aug 17, 2015
Categories: Trends
Why Dishwasher Appliance Panels? Close up of washing dishes

Built in dishwashers today have several different style options to choose from. A popular choice is a model with a finish that matches the other kitchen appliances, commonly white, black or stainless steel. But, maybe you don’t want to break up the beautiful line of cabinetry with a metal box.

Jul 20, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Dura Supreme floating vanity with Silverton door style.

Bathrooms and powder rooms are a popular focus for remodeling because the results can be so dramatic, creating a beautiful environment with outstanding storage and organization. In addition, bathrooms can be a less expensive room to remodel - and less disruptive to your everyday life! 

Jul 14, 2015
Categories: Baths
Microwave Control Panel

The science behind the microwave oven was developed after World War II, but the appliance that most of us use today did not start to become a standard in the home kitchen until the 1970s. Those early microwave ovens were huge, large enough to cook a turkey, and they sat on the counter taking up a lot of space. 

Jul 06, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
White bathroom cabinet with chrome handle

"Clean", contemporary design for bathrooms has become a popular look, partly because of the trend toward modern, contemporary styling and partly because of homeowners' desires for an uncluttered and sleek look for bath environments. 

Jun 29, 2015
Categories: Baths
Example of a color path

One important element with any design project is the development of a "design path" (or "color path"), that creates a coherent, well-planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" and all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together.

Jun 15, 2015
White Cabinetry in a Modern Bath. White Vanity Cabients.

White cabinetry used in the bathroom is a classic look that never gets old.  No matter what the design style, a white on white color palette in the bathroom makes an elegant statement.  It is clean, polished and pristine. 

Jun 08, 2015
Categories: Trends
Dura Supreme cabinetry in a Vintage Victorian Kitchen Remodel

With an ideal location in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, this dated Victorian residence had "beautiful bones" but had been sitting on the market for a year before being purchased with plans to revitalize the interior.  Interior designer, Noel Han, explained, "Historical Victorian homes in this area often have beautiful architectural elements that I aim to preserve, but the f

Jun 01, 2015
Cabinet Handles

Several decades back, in an era of not so great design, placing the hardware in the center of the cabinet doors was the “thing” to do. There’s nothing technically wrong with placing the hardware in the middle of the door, but it does date the kitchen. 

May 26, 2015
Categories: Remodeling
Kitchen color palette. How to Create Color Schemes for your Kitchen Remodel

One important element with any design project is creating a "design path", or "color path", that creates a coherent, well planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" where all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together. 

May 18, 2015
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Kitchen Cabinetry design trend a new color and look for Quarter-Sawn Oak

Quarter-Sawn Oak became popular in in the early 20th Century as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.  The method in which the log is cut gives Quarter-Sawn Oak its distinctive appearance. Striped grain lines, with rays and flecks in the graining make this species easily identifiable.

May 11, 2015
Categories: Trends
Kitchen Cabinet Solutions - Coffee Maker cabinet

A "beautiful" kitchen can be defined in so many different ways, but it's just as much about design, color and proportion as it is function.  Stephanie Frees, owner of Plain & Posh, Westmont, IL explained, "We work closely with our customers to define exactly how they use their kitchen space and then we develop a design for that space that delivers solutions.  Not only in the overall design

May 05, 2015
Categories: Storage, Inspiring Designs
Open Shelving Unit from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

It seems that the standard for open shelving is moving away from the bookcase cabinet or a cabinet without doors to the stand alone open shelf.  These open shelves, whether floating or supported with some type of brackets, are appearing in more and more kitchens as another option for storage and display.

Apr 06, 2015
Categories: Trends
Kitchen Design to Complement Entire Home in Puget Sound, Washington

Nestled along the waterfront, this home near Puget Sound in Washington had a disjointed interior that did not take advantage of the beautiful and expansive views of the water.  When the homeowners were ready to remodel, they contacted Vawn Greany of Collaborative Interiors (Mercer Island, WA).

Mar 23, 2015
Focus on the Modern Bathroom, featuring floating bath vanities from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

How do you achieve that clean, modern look in a bathroom?  What if you want to create the illusion of a larger room? Floating vanities are the perfect choice for that space saving, minimalistic look.

Mar 16, 2015
Categories: Baths, Trends
Stacks of wood

The use of texture in interiors is nothing new.  But the use of rustic looking wood finishes is a trend that has migrated from architectural elements, like flooring and exposed beams, to furniture and now cabinetry.

Feb 23, 2015
Categories: Trends
Bath Furniture Cabinetry. Bathroom Cabinets.

Although the kitchen is the heart of the home, bathrooms (including powder rooms and the master bath) are just as important and hard working.

Jan 19, 2015
Categories: Baths, Products
Kitchen Wall Cabinets for Corners

Cabinets for corners in the kitchen are typically a diagonal, square (pie-cut) or blind.  Is one better than another?  That depends on several factors including the amount of space available, the functionality you prefer, and the overall look you are trying to achieve.

Jan 05, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Storage Discussion on Cabinet Doors

What is the advantage of storing items behind cabinet doors? The basic method of storage inside a cabinet is shelving. A standard wall, base or tall cabinet will come with a specific number of shelves based on the height of the cabinet.

Dec 15, 2014
Categories: Storage
Gray and White Color Choices

Like classic black and white photography, interior design that utilizes a black and white color scheme (or it's slight variation gray and white) will always be an iconic look.  Dark shades of gray will continue to be a popular look in home interiors, and because they are a shade off from black, they are considered a softer more subtle look.

Dec 01, 2014
Categories: Trends
Drawer Storage on a weathered kitchen island with iron cabinet pulls.

What are the advantages of using drawers for storing items?

Nov 24, 2014
Categories: Storage

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