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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

Shiplap, those horizontal planks that seem to be popping up in interiors everywhere, are simply boards with two opposing rabbet joints that overlap each other. 

Aug 14, 2018
Author: Wendy Anderson

Modern Farmhouse is a style that combines a mix of modern and industrial elements to create a streamlined, sophisticated, yet comfortable look.  This style has become extremely popular, incorporating the new and the old in a more refined and minimalistic way.

Jul 17, 2018
Author: Wendy Anderson

Today, we are seeing more and more households where members of the family are choosing to ditch their dull, gray office cubicles and work remotely from home.

Jun 05, 2018
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
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
Popular 2018 Bathroom Trends

Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!

Mar 13, 2018
Designing with Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet. A Ultra Violet painted kitchen island in Sherwin-Williams Impulsive Purple with Dura Surpeme Cabinetry.

If you haven’t already heard, Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2018 as Ultra Violet. This inventive, vibrant blue-based purple tone stirs the imagination into thinking outside the box.

Mar 06, 2018
Kitchen Countertop with trending transitional styled pattern and waterfall countertop.

At Dura Supreme Cabinetry, we track trends and color forecasts to make sure our finish palettes and designs are fresh and current.  In addition, we monitor trend developments in all areas of the home, especially those products that affect or influence kitchen design.

Feb 06, 2018
Author: Karen Wistrom

Open shelving has become an often-used storage solution in kitchens both large and small.  Open shelving can be used strictly for decorative display or as a substitute for wall cabinets. The perfectly styled and arranged shelves seen on Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms make the open shelving idea appealing.

Jan 02, 2018
Author: Wendy Anderson
Washer

Even though the Laundry Room might be one of the smallest rooms in a house, that does not mean it is the easiest to design.  Quite the contrary. Because of all the functional zones needing to be incorporated into a tightly defined space, there can be a lot of challenges. Fear not, I will lay out all the special considerations one should take into account when making a Laundry Room plan!

Dec 26, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Dura Supreme Kitchen Island Cabinetry with an "Oceanside" Personal Paint Finish

I'm sure we've all seen navy blues appearing as a rising color trend these past few years, but what's this? Those deep, dark blues are starting to transform to blue greens! Earlier this year, Sherwin-Williams announced their 2018 Color of the Year, Oceanside (SW 6496), a color that beautifully balances blues and greens.

Oct 17, 2017
Dark Navy Blue Powder Room Vanity, Dura Supreme Cabinetry

The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is.  If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips:

Jul 14, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A built-in bench seat in a kitchen remodel.

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.

Jun 13, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Gray and Brown Combination

Color for interiors is a lot like fashion; things are always changing.  Color palettes used in interiors do not change with the seasons as they do in the fashion industry; interior palettes tend to shift slowly. 

Feb 28, 2017
Author: Wendy Anderson
Top 3 bathroom design trends for 2017

A bathroom renovation is one of the top ways in which to increase the value of one’s home. Of all the spaces in a home, this is one that can really define mood, as it is the first place you go when you wake up and the last place you go before you turn in for the night.

Jan 24, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz

Pantone's Color of the Year is always announced in December and is a symbolic color selection, or snapshot, of "what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood or an attitude."  Not only is it symbolic, but it is also a nod to color trends and influences and how those colors are embraced by mainstream consumers in home interiors, fashion, technology and gra

Dec 12, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
What about black as an inerior design accent? Black cabinets, black appliances, black faucets, and more!

Black, the color that technically is not a color, can add so much drama to a room.  Used sparingly as an accent, or displayed in large doses, black certainly makes a statement.The all black kitchen is a bold design decision and makes for a striking space.

Aug 15, 2016
Author: Wendy Anderson
Character wood with pull

We, as humans, are sensory beings. Since the dawn of mankind, our senses of touch and sight have contributed to our knowledge of the world around us, evoking emotions such as joy, fear, love and curiosity to name a few.  As designers, we are charged with the task of bringing out the best of those emotions in the environments we create.

Jul 11, 2016
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Gray Cabinet Finishes continue to be a popular choice for home interiors. Dura Surpeme Cabinetry

For interior design, including kitchens and baths, Gray as a dominant color scheme continues to rise in popularity.  It is a calm and soothing neutral back-drop for all areas of the home and works beautifully with all colors! 

Jun 07, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
A Color Palette Inspired by Nature

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.

Mar 28, 2016
Author: Wendy Anderson
Navy Blue Cabinets and bookshelf from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Navy Blue has slowly become a popular color for interior design and kitchens, and is one of those colors that will be classic and timeless for the long term.  Paired with a white or gray paint, along with a medium brown stain color like Dura Supreme's "Toast" or "Cappuccino", Navy Blue is destined to be a popular theme in home interiors!

Feb 29, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
Gray is a Classic and Timeless Color for Interiors

Designers are often asked about gray and whether or not gray color schemes in interior design (and for kitchen cabinetry) are a passing fad or a long term trend.  

Jan 19, 2016
Author: Karen Wistrom
Dreaming of a White Christmas Kitchen

Are you dreaming of a white kitchen? Stylish, sleek white kitchens are a timeless look that is surging in popularity. White painted cabinetry is more popular than ever before. It’s easy to see why, white makes a room look bigger and brighter. It also creates a beautiful backdrop for emphasizing other elements of the design.

Dec 17, 2015

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