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Classic Looks for Kitchens. Contrasting Kitchen Colors.

Kitchens with a high-contrast color combination have been popular for some time now and their popularity shows no signs of waning.  A combination of a dark stain and a light paint is a classic look that will age gracefully in the years to come.  There certainly are some trends that can be identified in later years as a by-gone look from the 70s or 80s or even the 90s.  But this classic mix of c

Nov 27, 2012
Categories: Kitchens, Trends

As the bath remodeling progresses, the clock is ticking and I realize that I had better get the cabinetry ordered.  Being a professional designer, designing for your own space is difficult enough, factor in a spouse that has some design preferences of his own and I’ve got a major project on my hands

Nov 19, 2012
Categories: Baths, Remodeling
Color Blocking in the Kitchen?

Kitchen design is a fashion-oriented industry and kitchen designers strive to stay on the cutting edge of trends so they can advise, recommend and deliver couture interiors for their customers.  

Sep 24, 2012
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Color Forecasting - How do they do that?

Walking into clothing stores at the beginning of a new season, it was fascinating to me to see the landscape of color change with the new season and to see so many stores featuring a similar color story. 

Aug 13, 2012
Categories: Trends
Entertainment Center Cabinet Close Up with Speaker Insert

It’s obvious for homeowners to look to Dura Supreme for beautiful kitchen and bath cabinetry, but don’t overlook other areas of the home that would benefit from the beauty and organizational features of cabinetry.  When it comes to creating a home that truly fits you and your lifestyle, using customized cabinetry and millworks in other areas helps to tie an entire home design together.

Jul 23, 2012
Floating shelves are a popular kitchen interior design trend today. Reclaimed wood floating shelf idea from Etsy.com.

In the world of fashion a trend is typically thought of as a popular fad, it will be around for a short time and then fade away, only to reappear again thirty years later for a whole new generation. This year I think it’s all about platform sandals. 

Jul 16, 2012
Categories: Trends
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Kitchen Cover Story with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

When the June 2012 issue of Better Homes & Gardens “Kitchen and Bath Ideas” magazine hit the news stands, it featured a beautiful Dura Supreme kitchen on the cover that was designed by Jenny Rausch, President and Owner of Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath of Brentwood, MO. 

Jun 11, 2012
Dura Supreme Cabinets Used in Award-Winning Design

Yuko Matsumoto of Altera Design & Remodeling in Walnut Creek, California!  Yuko won the 2012 NKBA Design Competition with a beautiful bath design using Dura Supreme cabinetry in Bamboo veneer. Congratulations Yuko!

May 21, 2012
Categories: Baths, Inspiring Designs
Finished kitchen with appliances and cabinets installed.

The kitchen is finally finished!

May 14, 2012
Categories: Kitchens, Remodeling
Defining Taupe

While varying shades of gray are the neutral of choice for many, others tend to find that the color gray can look cold and depressing. What do you do when you want to warm things up and still make a style statement?  Take a look at Knotty Alder, Cashew/Coffee.  This wood/stain/glaze combination falls into the taupe family, a grayish brown neutral. 

Apr 09, 2012
Categories: Trends
Creative Kitchen Organization

The storage solutions you select for your new kitchen will make the difference between a kitchen that works, and a kitchen that works hard for you every day.  After you have spent time creating the overall layout, design and color scheme for your new kitchen, the next important step is to carefully consider the storage f

Mar 19, 2012
Categories: Storage
Dura Supreme kitchen in Cherry with glaze finish.

Experienced kitchen designer, Kristen Peck with Knight Construction Design of Chanhassen, MN, knew this would be a challenging and rewarding project as soon as she spoke with the homeowners.  With five children, their remodeled kitchen would need to comfortably accommodate their entire family.  Entertaining friends and family is important to them,

Feb 27, 2012
Blending Traditional and Rustic Designs in the Kitchen

When the Squires started working with kitchen designer, Dondi Szombatfalvy, CKD (of Bella Domicile in Madison, WI), they expressed a desire for their home to reflect a blend of traditional styling with rustic influences.  Entertaining and family meals within the kitchen were important, so ideally the kitchen would incorporate a large bar area so that family and guests could eat and interact wit

Feb 06, 2012
Dura Supreme cabinetry: Transitional kitchen design by Ispiri, Woodbury, MN

“The homeowner wanted a contemporary kitchen but her home had a very traditional design,” explained Elizabeth Ericksen, part of the talented design team at Ispiri, a design, build and remodel firm in Woodbury, MN (www.ispiri.com).  “In order to blend the kitchen with her home, we chose a more transitional design approach to her kitchen and she loves it!”

Dec 05, 2011
How Paint Can Make a Rustic Style Door Contemporary - Dura Supreme paitned cabient door

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.

 

Nov 07, 2011
Categories: Products
Is Design TV Sabotaging Your DIY Home Projects?

I admit I do watch a lot of HGTV (and the Food Network for that matter).   It’s not all high quality programming, but some of it does have some value, sparks some creativity, or even a few “you can’t be serious” moments.  There are other channels that also offer the same type of decorating shows, as my husband calls all of them, TLC, DIY, Bravo and even ABC with its Extreme Home Makeover series

Oct 17, 2011

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