Should you sell or renovate your home?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 10, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you’re considering any changes in your home, one of the questions might be whether it’s better to sell or renovate your home. This is a very common question which brings a lot of things into play in answering it.

Kitchen ConstructionThe right answer for you will depend on many things. Some of the most important are as follows:

  • What’s The Market Like in Your Area? If it’s hot and houses sell quickly it may be time to “cash in”. OR if you want to roll the dice because it may continue to appreciate in your area then consider how to you can make it better and wait for payday later.

Topics: Planning for Remodel

Keys to the Best Closet Design

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Closet DesignIs a new closet design in your future plans? Many people take very little time in planning their closets, and end up with an imperfect match to their clothing and lifestyle. It’s a time where regret sets in because you end up with the feeling of “missing the mark”, which will plague you every time you walk in to get dressed. 


Predicted Kitchen Trends for 2018

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 22, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Brakur 2018 Trends.png2018 is full of surprises and some long-standing trends are finding their way out the door.  So what should homeowners want to consider who are planning a kitchen remodel in 2018? Houzz recently released their kitchen trends for 2018, described below.


Creative Kitchen Ideas for the End of your Cabinets

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 21, 2018 10:05:30 AM

End of Run BroomPantry.png

Sometimes you may want to do something creative and unique at the end of a run of cabinets.

It can either be for style, or even for better storage ability, but there are many things you can choose from to make it different.

Here are some creative kitchen ideas that can make your kitchen work better for you, and stand out from the norm.

Tall Broom Closet Cabinet

Instead of looking at the side of a tall cabinet at the end, make it a usable broom closet to put brooms, mops, supplies and other tall things in. It can appear that it’s just a standard cabinet end, but it opens up to a storage closet.

What more convenient place could there be for those types of things? Save the effort of walking out to the laundry room or pantry to get the broom.


Topics: Kitchen Design Ideas

Make the most of Your Pre-Kitchen Remodel Phase

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 12, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Are you thinking about getting a new kitchen? Studies show that homeowners start looking and educating themselves about kitchens up to 2 years before the begin their project. We call this pre-kitchen remodel phase the “Greenhouse Phase”.



Topics: Planning for Remodel

Using a Home Equity Line of Credit to Remodel Your Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 15, 2017 3:41:10 PM

Home EquityLOC.pngYou’ve likely heard good things about the option of getting a(HELOC) Home Equity Line of Credit to remodel your kitchen. There are reasons it’s such a good option to attain funding.


Topics: Money Saving Tips

How to Make Your Small Kitchen Look Tidy

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 14, 2017 12:24:31 PM

Brakur_Small_Kitchens.jpgKeeping a small kitchen looking tidy and clean can sometimes be tricky. It doesn’t take much clutter or stuff to make it look unkempt or untidy.  Following these few simple design tricks will help you to have a clean and attractive small kitchen.


Topics: Efficient Kitchens

The Best Place to Start and Stop Your Backsplash

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 8, 2017 12:31:48 PM

Where to Start Backsplash.pngGetting the perfect finished look in your kitchen has a lot to do with where to start and stop your backsplash.  With windows, walls, and doors it can be a difficult decision to know where the best places are, especially when you are using a beautiful material that would look great on any wall.  The following tips will help you decided the best starting and stopping points.


Topics: Backsplash Ideas

Kitchen Design Certifications and What They Mean

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 7, 2017 4:42:13 PM

When it comes to getting your kitchen designed, there are some kitchen design certification acronyms you may hear that could be confusing. What do they mean and are they important? We’re here to explain them.

Some of the acronyms in the Kitchen and Bath Industry have to do with whether a designer is certified (or not), how many years’ experience they have, how much education they have, as well as their skill level. So yes, they are definitely something you should be aware of.

Below are the most common certifications or titles you will hear and what they tell you. To achieve these certifications, it takes years of experience, a certain level of education and passing grueling tests to prove expertise.


Topics: Kitchen Design

Why a Shaker Style Door Will Work with Any Kitchen Style

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 4, 2017 3:00:00 PM

BrakurCottageStyleKitchen.jpgShaker style kitchen cabinet doors are becoming one of the most popular door styles of choice. They are versatile and will work with any kitchen style.  They are both simple and practical for several reasons.


Topics: Cabinet Door Styles

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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