Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog

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 11, 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
Top Tips for Mudroom Organization. An entryway locker close up with a coat hook. Mudroom locker with coat hook

For those living in the upper Midwest, a “mudroom” is considered a necessity and is an important part of a home’s floor plan. For families with kids, a mudroom is a critical consideration when building, buying, or remodeling a home.

Jan 07, 2020
Categories: Storage, Inspiring Designs
Color Palette. Trendy Colors vs. Classic Color Schemes

Pantone recently announced their new "2020 Color of the Year" which gets many people in the design community talking and sharing inspired ideas.  Pantone, which describes itself as "the authority on color, provider of color systems and leadi

Dec 31, 2019
Categories: Trends
Flush Inset Appliances

Kitchen design trends continue to remain strong in Transitional styling, however, over this past year I have noticed a small shift navigating towards Mid-Century Modern and soft Contemporary style in kitchen designs. Due to this shifting change towards more modern design features, you may have noticed more and more appliances are being integrated or hidden in kitchen designs.

Dec 17, 2019
Categories: Kitchens
A rustic kitchen design with a casual style and gray stained knotty alder cabinets.

This Seattle kitchen was designed and built by the original homeowner. Needless to say, neither design nor building was his profession. The new homeowners knew they could not do the updates alone reached out to designer Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS of A Kitchen That Works, LLC for her expertise.

Dec 10, 2019
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
A spa-like master bathroom design. Remodeled to be a space of relaxation.

Your bathroom is your place of Zen – or, at least, it should be – but for many of us, that isn’t the case. When it comes to designing bathrooms, there is a reason beach themes are common regardless of how far inland you get: a bathroom is a place to relax, and relaxing imagery makes the experience more enjoyable.

Dec 03, 2019
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs
Kitchen Design 101: The Single-Wall (Straight) Kitchen Layout

The kitchen layout is the shape made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances (i.e. kitchen sink, range and refrigerator) and storage areas. The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.

Nov 19, 2019
Categories: Kitchens
The Art of Authentic Painted Finishes. Distressed Reclaimed Cabinetry Look

Part of the allure of certain artisan finishes is how authentic they look as they personify a specific look.  As reclaimed, restored, and repurposed looks rise in popularity, many companies are re-creating these looks to bring an element of texture and intrigue into home interiors.

Nov 12, 2019
Categories: Trends, Products
Kitchen Love Stories: A Family Redesigns their Life by Redesigning Their Kitchen

Married couple, Eric and Marissa Shipe purchased their Virginia home with the initial intent to immediately remodel the kitchen. They loved the home, but there was no way they could live with the kitchen layout. It had to be the first thing to go. Marissa spends hours in the kitchen.

Nov 05, 2019
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Dura Supreme Kitchen painted Linen White

It isn’t often we get a full house project to write about, so when this project came across my desk I just had to share it with you all!  This home’s interior design was put together by Tricia Tidemann of Mingle Design Studio and Showroom.  The home is new construction in Orono, MN on Lake Minnetonka. The homeowners were looking for an east coast shingle

Oct 30, 2019
Kitchen Design 101: The G-Shaped Kitchen Layout

The kitchen layout is the shape made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances (i.e. kitchen sink, range and refrigerator) and storage areas. The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.

Oct 22, 2019
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
How to Create an Urban Loft Style Kitchen Design. Showing a warm colored modern lofty kitchen in an urban appartment.

No longer the exclusive refuge of artists and college students, the loft has become a popular, edgy abode in metros across the globe.

Oct 15, 2019
Three Tips for Converting to an Open Concept Kitchen Design floor plan. A bright white and spacious open floor plan kitchen with a cooktop in the kitchen island.

The open-concept floor plan is a sought-after design in today’s homes; it’s beautiful, practical and makes a home look spacious!

Oct 08, 2019
Categories: Kitchens