New Furniture Simplifies Bathroom Design

To make bathroom design and renovation easier, Dura Supreme has created an entire collection of new bath furniture.

With six unique styles to choose from, each with coordinating linen cabinets and mirrors, your design can be personalized with different door styles, wood and finish options. The pieces also can be custom sized to fit your space.

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Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers new bath furniture collection. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

From glamorous master bathrooms to smaller, stylish powder rooms, the bathroom is one of the most popular rooms to remodel. Offering increased storage and beautiful styling, Dura Supreme has multiple options that are budget-friendly and eye-catching.

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The raised design makes these vanities easy to install and clean under. Open shelving offers plenty of room for towels and toiletries. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

According to Karen Wistrom, Vice President of Marketing for Dura Supreme, “Dura Supreme’s new furniture bath program provides homeowners and designers with a beautiful array of options that can be customized to suit their specific space. With all our door, wood and finish offerings along with special sizing, it’s never been easier to do a quick remodel with an entire collection of bath furniture designed to coordinate and complement each other.”

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This vanity offers plenty of storage. A coordinating cabinet and mirror complete the look. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Holzman Interiors is an authorized Dura Supreme Cabinetry dealer. You can visit us at our Stamford, Conn., showroom to see examples of Dura Supreme bathroom furniture, as well as looking at our finished project photos on our website.

“The choice of materials and layout design sets the stage, considering all the elements is vital to bathroom design,” said Julie Holzman, Principal Interior Designer for Holzman Interiors.

The furniture includes vanities raised off the floor, which makes it easier to clean and install. Matching storage cabinets, which can have glass or mirrored doors, offer plenty of room for towels, toiletries and more.

Different styles are available – whether you prefer a more modern floating sink with open shelving, or a more traditional look with wood-mirrors and porcelain sinks, there are options to please everyone.

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This floating double sink offers a more modern look. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Contact Holzman Interiors for a free interior design consultation or visit our showroom at TileAmerica, 63 Harbor View Ave., Stamford, Conn., to see examples of the furniture and discuss design ideas.

Create A Home Office That Works For You And Your Style

Having a home office can be convenient for catching up on work at home, paying bills and staying on track with your calendar. However, you may think you don’t have room in your house for a home office. Don’t despair! We can help you carve out a corner and make it stylish at the same time!

The kitchen can be a place to create a nook where you can keep your laptop, organize bills and set up a family calendar. Dura Supreme offers kitchen office cabinetry, so a desk can be incorporated under cabinets, or in a separate area such as under a window or in the breakfast nook.

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This home office is part of a kitchen design that includes a window seat and breakfast nook. Lots of natural light is an important part of this design, but make sure to include lighting around the desk for cloudy days or late night sessions. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

This office spot has a window to let in the sunshine, with lights on either side for further illumination, and one wall for personal photos or inspirational quotes. The drawers and cabinets offer plenty of space for storage.

Items to consider when creating a home office:

  • Think about what kind of desk you like, whether you are fine with a compact space, or enjoy more room to spread out. Desks can be created with a slab of wood, a recycled door, or counter-top material.
  • A supportive, comfortable chair. Even if you don’t plan to spend a ton of time in this space, you want to be comfortable and have a chair that works for the space. You can get an ergonomic chair from an office store or pick a chair that works for the height of the desk.
  • Storage options. Use cabinetry or file cabinets to store documents and files. There are even specialized drawers for printers and keyboards, so you can just pull them out when you are using them and then push them back in when you are done, so they are stored out of the way. Other options include hanging items vertically, to create a wall with folders or floating shelves to store items. On the shelves, you can use baskets or small containers to store different items.

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    Design a home office to reflect your taste and personality.
  • Open wall space or bulletin board for creating a calendar, saving notes or reminders and inspiration. There are plenty of examples on Pinterest of different ideas for family calendars, inspirational walls, or using vertical files to organize mail. If you work from home, you can keep track of appointments or create a goal wall. Some ideas include using a chalkboard wall to create lists, or a magnet wall to post items.
  • Lighting, outlets and charging station. Include good lighting over your desk, so even if it isn’t near a window you will have plenty of light. Make sure you have nearby outlets or charging station for your computer, a printer, cell phone, and any other items you may need to charge.

A home office can go in a guest room, bedroom or even a family room as well, with a corner desk or as part of a wall of shelves. In this example, designed by Holzman Interiors, the desk is tucked into the corner as part of an overall design with shelves and storage. Track lighting helps brighten the space, and floating shelves can hold family photos. The keyboard slides out and can be easily put away. Nearby bookshelves can be used for storage as well.

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This family room, designed by Holzman Interiors, includes a corner desk and lots of shelving. A low-traffic area can be a great place to create a work space. Floating shelves offer vertical space to display or organize items. Track lighting keeps it bright in a potentially dark corner.

Other unique ideas include using a bar cart as a rolling desk to organize files, books and pens and pencils. This can be rolled out while in use and then rolled into a corner when not being used. There also are plenty of design ideas for turning a closet into an office space with shelves and a desk.

Contact Holzman Interiors for a free design consultation. Get creative with your office space and it will get you inspired!

Reduce Clutter

Clear Your Room And Your Mind

Having a cluttered home can be stressful and distracting, making it hard to relax. If you have an organized home, it helps you stay on track and saves you stress and time.

Creating a design that takes into account your collections or interests can help you streamline your vision. Designating spaces for items you treasure, such as books or picture frames, can help showcase them in an intentional way.

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Open shelves in the kitchen can be used to display dishes, cookbooks, or a set, such as a porcelain teapot and matching teacups.

Curating open shelves with items such as glass paperweights, vases, candles, books or photos, can create a display that shows your personality and works in design colors and styles.

At Holzman Interiors we can help you create a vision for your home and life.

Get Organized!

  • Pick a zone and organize: Don’t get overwhelmed, pick a corner or side of a room and focus on decluttering that area and reorganizing it in a way that works best for you. Have a trash bag and recycling container at the ready so you can divide items into discard, keep, and donate or recycle. Get ready to purge!
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Easily reduce clutter in kitchen drawers by setting up dividers and systems. Shown here, spice jars and a knife block can be used, which also helps keep counters clear. Come to our showroom to see examples of many different solutions for kitchen organizing.
  • Have storage planned: We offer storage solutions for all different rooms, whether it is a bedroom closet, a living room built-in or kitchen or bathroom shelves. For example, in a living room you can use built-in shelves to organize movies, CD collections or books. Other options include special drawers in your kitchen to hold utensils or spices, or if you have kids who use the counters for art projects, you can have a drawer set up to hold paints, brushes, paper and more.
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Toe-kick drawer used an organizing spot for art supplies. This is a great way to utilize space and be able to put items away easily. Photo credit: Dura Supreme.
  • Think about space saving solutions as well as reducing items: If you have an assortment of scarves, or need to wrangle ties, use a hanger to tie them on or specialized hanger to hold these items. Set up a shoe rack with levels to use the most of floor space in the closet.
  • Go through mail on a regular basis: Have a system and go through to reduce paper clutter, this is one of the things that easily piles up. If you pay bills online, cancel paper copies to reduce mail, recycle junk mail weekly. Try to just touch things one time and decide whether they need to be paid, recycled, or filed. Don’t create more piles, that just makes more clutter.
  • If you have children, work with them to keep toys organized. Go through them regularly and cycle out toys they no longer play with to donate, have storage options labeled so they can help pick up after themselves. Purchase a small bookcase or storage shelving to display sports trophies, art projects, books and more.

Contact us for a free in-home consultation, to discuss ideas on how to achieve better flow and organization in your home.

Finding the Perfect White

White kitchens are a popular choice for many, but you may not realize how many different shades of white are available for kitchen cabinets.

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This stunning white kitchen, designed by Holzman Interiors, has custom cabinets by Dura Supreme. Dura Supreme offers many shades of white for cabinets.

Holzman Interiors is an authorized Dura Supreme Dealer, which means we use Dura Supreme Cabinetry in our designs in kitchens, baths and beyond.

Dura Supreme offers many options in styles and colors, with painted cabinetry being a popular choice, as well as classic and timeless.

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This is a modern take on the white kitchen trend, designed by Holzman Interiors.

According to Karen Wistrom, Vice President of Marketing for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, “White painted cabinetry is a classic choice and works with so many different style preferences, from traditional to transitional and contemporary.  Although white paint is the most popular choice, homeowners and designers are designing with shades of white and gray to blend beautifully and seamlessly throughout an entire home.”

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Homeowners can choose different shades with Dura Supreme’s new personal paint match program. Through this program, the company partners with Sherwin Williams to offer more than 1,500 colors in the paint palette for cabinetry. Wistrom said white and shades of white are the most popular choices, but in bathrooms or for a kitchen hutch, homeowners may select a more dramatic color choice.

For the paint match program, the Sherwin Williams color is selected and then a cabinetry paint sample is created for Holzman Interiors to review with our client. Once the color is approved, Dura Supreme builds and finishes the cabinetry for a custom look.

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Credit: Dura Supreme Cabinetry

As designers, we are often asked about color trends and how to incorporate them. Although trends and fashion can be considered, they should not be the only deciding factor. Being able to select the perfect shade of white that complements the countertop and tile and works well in specific lighting can be more difficult than you think, but with these custom choices it makes the process much easier.

Contact Holzman Interiors for a free consultation and to find out more about how Dura Supreme Cabinetry would work in your home. To see some of what Dura Supreme offers, go to www.durasupreme.com