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The Hardest Working Cabinet in Your Kitchen. The cabinet for your grabage can and recycling bin!

The Hardest Working Cabinet in Your Kitchen

Gone are the days of a garbage can under the sink or a freestanding waste receptacle tucked off in the corner of the kitchen.  Today every well-designed kitchen should have a dedicated cabinet for the trash and/or recycling. Whether the unit has a single bin or double, this cabinet is opened and closed multiple times a day.

Jan 25, 2016
Categories: Storage, Products
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
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Planning for an Open Floor Plan

The homeowners of this Danville, CA home had dreamed of an open floor plan for years. They had an older styled home with a separated dining room that was rarely used. They felt their kitchen was lacking in storage and always hoped to expand it.

Jan 07, 2016
How to Organize Drawers in the Kitchen

Drawers can be some of the most useful and versatile storage areas in the kitchen, if you take the time to think through how you want them to function.  By adding different accessories to a drawer, you can create customized storage areas that are uniquely yours.

Jan 04, 2016
Categories: Storage
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
Categories: Kitchens, Trends
Cross Country Kitchen Remodel

Let’s say you live on the East Coast but plan on moving to the West Coast.  You have found the perfect property, but it needs some updating. How do you find a design firm that you can work with remotely?

Dec 14, 2015
A rustic kitchen remodel with rugged kitchen cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry and a bold copper hood.

This Georgia couple wanted to create a kitchen space that gave a warm, intimate welcome to friends, family, and grandkids and they selected the design experts at Splash Kitchens & Baths in LaGrange, GA to make their dream a reality.

Dec 07, 2015
Categories: Inspiring Designs
In Love with Knotty Alder. Traditional Family Room Design by Wes Boggs, AKBD, of KSI Kitchen & Bath Featuring buil-in entertainment center and bookcase cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry, a fireplace and over the fireplace installed TV.

The homeowners of this newly built home in Northville, MI knew the look they wanted for their new kitchen when they discovered Knotty Alder wood species. They fell in love with its rustic and informal characteristics.

Nov 24, 2015
Cabinet Stain Colors Trend Toward Brown

Like fashion, trends in interior design shift over the years.  Although with interior design and its significant investment, "classic and timeless" design is often at the forefront of decisions.

Nov 16, 2015
Categories: Trends
A Kitchen that Reaches New Heights

This beautiful kitchen designed by Bella Domicile, Inc. in Madison, WI reaches new heights by taking advantage of vertical elements to add visual space to this Wisconsin kitchen.

Nov 09, 2015
Voiding a Corner Cabinet in a Kitchen Design, What does that Mean?

Many kitchen layouts involve a corner or two, does it mean that you need to plan for a corner cabinet of some type to fill the space?  Corner wall cabinets typically require 24” or more of space out of each corner. Base corner cabinet space requirements can range from 33” to 42” out of each corner.  Blind corner cabinets utilize the standard 24” of depth, but need a minimum width of 39”.

Nov 02, 2015
Categories: Kitchens
Kitchen is a Family Affair - Kitchen Remodel in Iowa, USA

Initially falling in love with the beautiful wooded lot, this young couple purchased their new home planning to remodel the kitchen area to make room for a future family.  The confined culinary space was their immediate focus, and they sought out Megan Courtney of CabinetStyle in Coralville, Iowa to collaborate and design their new kitchen.

Oct 28, 2015
Categories: Inspiring Designs
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

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