Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

Corner of a Dura Supreme island

The kitchen is the room in a home where functionality is king. As far as kitchen design goes, right up there with the Work Triangle is the Landing Area. Well-planned landing areas streamline the prepping, cooking and cleaning for a cook, and can make you love or hate your kitchen.

Aug 04, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Trend Study on Kitchen Island and Peninsula Lighting

Lighting technology has come a long way since Thomas Edison invented the first lightbulb in 1879. Today lighting is not only a functional tool but also an important design element.

Jul 14, 2020
Categories: Trends
Dura Supreme Cabinetry is shown in the St. Augustine door style and drawer in the Montego door style both in the Heavy Heirloom "N" finish on Knotty Alder paired with a sample of Weathered "A" on Knotty Alder.

The finish on your kitchen cabinetry is the first thing you see and an indication of its quality. It’s your first impression when you walk into the kitchen and when you run your fingers over the smooth luxurious surface of cabinet doors and drawers.

Jul 07, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Kitchen Stories: Some Ingenuity Makes Every Inch Counts in a Historic Chicago Kitchen

This Chicago couple loved their home within the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park, but they had outgrown their small and outdated kitchen. It was time to make a change; the kitchen had to go!

Jun 30, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Exploring Painted Cabinetry Finishes from Dura Supreme

The finish on your kitchen cabinetry is the first thing you see and an indication of its quality. It’s your first impression when you walk into the kitchen and when you run your fingers over the smooth luxurious surface of cabinet doors and drawers.

Jun 23, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Mint Green Kitchen Island is the Focal Point of this kitchen.

What is a 'Focal Point'?

The focal point of any room is that spot where your eye wants to naturally rest and take it all in. It's the center of attention. For example, in a great room, a fireplace would be considered an obvious focal point.

Jun 15, 2020
Categories: Kitchens
Kitchen Peninsulas Save Space - Learn how to design a kitchen peninsula.

A kitchen island is a popular item on many homeowner's kitchen wishlists. But what if you don’t have the space in your kitchen to devote to a kitchen island? The next best thing, in my opinion, is a kitchen peninsula. If you looking for ways to add more counter space, storage, and functionality to your kitchen, a kitchen peninsula might be the perfect design solution.

Jun 09, 2020
Categories: Kitchens
Designing From A Distance

People have projects. Designers have creativity. Interaction is limited during a pandemic.

Jun 03, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Trends, Remodeling
Mirror Interior Design Trend | Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Trends

Mirrors have been used as a decorative accent in home interiors for a long time.  They add a reflective quality and can make a room feel lighter and brighter and even more expansive. Let's explore the use of a mirror within cabinetry as a creative alternative to regular clear glass.

May 26, 2020
Categories: Trends, Products

When it comes to defining the aesthetic of a kitchen, cabinetry is the element that creates the biggest impact both with design and functionality.  The layout of the cabinetry is imperative in creating a flow and specific features that work best for your individual home and the way you and your family use your kitchen. 

May 19, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Dura Supreme Linea door style in Pearl Paint, Cashew Stain, Pale Green Tile

What do you imagine when you hear the words Danish Style? If you thought clean lines, uncluttered spaces, monochromatic, light color schemes, connection to nature, and slab door cabinetry you would be right on target. Oh and did I mention uncluttered spaces?? Anyone out there in this Work From Home environment wanting more uncluttered spaces??

May 14, 2020
Trendy urban basement remodel with dark green cabinets and gold hardware on the wet bar. This room features a gaming space, a theater, and a music stage.

This modern home amongst the historic neighborhood of The Hill in St. Louis, MO may seem a little out of place with its contemporary look. But this home is much more than just another house on the block, it's a gathering place for the whole community!

May 05, 2020
White Painted Quarter Sawn Oak on Dura Supreme Inset cabinetry

Texture is back. We’ve seen it in rough hewn ceiling beams, the introduction of more character-rich wood species in cabinetry, and in dimensional wall tile. We also have the enormous popularity of painted cabinetry.

Apr 28, 2020
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs
A New Age For The Work Place and The Home Office. A video call meeting from a home office to a home office.

Home offices are more important today than they’ve ever been in the entire history of mankind. As we face a new age of global pandemics, millions have had no choice but to take their work home and continue their business remotely.

Apr 21, 2020
Categories: Trends, Remodeling
A sunning lake home kitchen with a corner range and white cabinets.

A couple of high school sweethearts reached the day where their children were now college graduates. They were officially empty nesters and soon realized it was time to re-think their lifestyle, and with that, rethink the full functionality of their home. That’s when they reached out to designer Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair, LLC.

Apr 14, 2020
Beautiful Design will Emerge from this Pandemic

For hundreds if not thousands of years, mankind has been altering their environment to cure sicknesses and improve health. Architecture, infrastructure, and interiors have been re-imagined while entire cities have been redesigned as humanity battled the plague, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, etc.

Apr 08, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Baths, Trends
Why Panel a Refrigerator with Wood Appliance Panels?

A refrigerator is often the largest and most prominent appliance in the kitchen.  Over the last years, appliance manufacturers have made great strides in the overall look and styling of these appliances, but they still are massive, rectangular boxes that can dominate the room.

Mar 31, 2020
Storage Ideas for Corner Base Cabinets. How to Maximize Your Kitchen Storage Space

A corner cabinet can encompass a surprising amount of space on the interior but that space can be hard to reach. That's why Dura Supreme offers several ingenious cabinet accessories to optimize every inch of that space so it is accessible and convenient. 

Mar 10, 2020
Categories: Storage
New home kitchen design with dark stained oak combined with white painted cabinetry.

"One of the most important features of this new home is the relatable and comfortable kitchen," explained kitchen designer, Megan Dent of Mingle Showroom in Plymouth, MN. "The kitchen is the hub of activity for this family of four and having a welcoming space where everyone feels "at home" was of top priority.” 

Mar 03, 2020
color palette paint decks

With painted cabinetry very popular across the board, and no end in sight, it seems like a good time to talk about color palettes, finishing processes and where trends are headed. Dura Supreme is way ahead of the curve on this.

Feb 18, 2020
Categories: Trends, Inspiring Designs
How to Create a Tropical West Indies Kitchen Design inspired by tropical British Colonial homes

For those who favor a traditional, tropical kitchen design theme, the iconic elements of the "West Indies" design style offer a sumptuous visual treat! It's a historic look that's outlasted centuries. Its intricately carved moldings and corbels are a signature look.

Feb 12, 2020
A Modern Twist On Hickory used in Interior Design. Hickory Wood Cabinet Color Sample in Red Stain

Due to its distinct grain pattern and wild color variations, hickory is typically used to create a cabin or rustic theme within a home. Designer Sandy Kloncz wanted to create a design palette that included hickory in a more modern, updated look.

Feb 04, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
microwave oven

The science behind the microwave oven was developed just 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. The first microwave oven was introduced in 1955 by Tappan Company, with a price tag of $1200 (in 1955 dollars!).

Jan 28, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Products
Kitchen & Bathroom Design Tips: Quartz Counters VS. Granite Countertops

A remodel is any homeowner’s opportunity to make a big impact in the way they feel about their home – it’s a time to make dreams into a reality. Generally speaking, cabinets and countertops are the absolute focal points of the kitchen – they occupy the most visual space, and they set the tone for style which anyone can then complement with wall colors, appliances, and decor.

Jan 21, 2020
Categories: Kitchens, Baths
Gray Color Pallette. Popular and Trending Classic  Gray Paint Colors for Kitchen and Bath

With Dura Supreme's collection of classic gray painted finishes, it has been interesting to see these finishes continuously flowing across our factory floor, destined for homes around the country.

Jan 14, 2020
Categories: Trends, Products