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Suggestions for a Two-Toned Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM

If your considering a two-toned kitchen consider the following

It’s something we see more and more often; adding more color to your kitchen by doing a 2-toned finish. If you’re thinking about doing a two-toned kitchen, here are some ways you might want to consider doing it.

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Ideas for Your Sanity – Pantry Organization

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 31, 2019 12:41:17 PM

Help increase your happiness and sanity by using these pantry organization techniques. 

Everyone agrees, disorganization can make life more hectic and stressful. The opposite is also true; an organized life can bring more happiness, patience and fulfillment.

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Topics: Organized Pantry

Why Does Your Kitchen Need a Good Range Hood?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 21, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Brakur Range HoodVentilation is a commonly underestimated aspect of kitchens, yet it is one of the most important. A kitchen is an investment, and like other investments you want to protect it from deteriorating or devaluing.

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Topics: Kitchen Appliances

4 Kitchen Options Everybody Does – Or WISHES They WOULD HAVE Done

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 19, 2019 10:56:24 AM

There are 4 things that are the most requested when designing a new kitchen, and they are also the 4 most common things homeowners REGRET not doing if they didn’t. If they exclude these 4 things, they end up looking for after-market solutions to fill the gap they feel in their kitchen since they didn’t include these items initially. That’s because once they start using their kitchen they realize how much they really needed them. We call them the “no brainers” because their value to your kitchen is so obvious.

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Topics: Kitchen Options

Taking Care of Your Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 24, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Daily-Weekly-Ann CareMany people are good at the “immediate” care of their painted kitchen cabinets, like when cooking causes splattering of spaghetti sauce all over them. But many neglect the “maintenance” part of caring for their cabinets that cause them to look more dirty over time.

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Topics: Cabinet Care and Cleaning

Painted Vs. Stained Cabinets – What’s the Difference?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 22, 2019 3:00:00 PM

One thing is for sure, today you have MANY more color choices in your kitchen than historical kitchen options. In previous years stain was the main option. In recent years paint colors have opened up many new horizons when choosing your colors in a kitchen remodel.

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Topics: Cabinet Finish

Should I Move Out for My Kitchen Remodel?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 19, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Should I move OutIt’s no secret that a kitchen remodel is not something that you do in one day.  It can also be inconvenient.  Unless you have a second kitchen in the home some people opt for moving out or staying somewhere else while the remodel is going on.  While it seems like an easy solution, it is also an expensive one and can add unnecessary cost to your remodel that could be spent on upgrades or other items you really want.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodel Tips

5 Kitchen Trends for 2019

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 18, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Popular Door Styles 2019One of the most frequent questions we receive is “What is most popular in kitchens and cabinet style right now?” This is an important question and one that should be asked, but it should not be the determining factor when choosing cabinets, function and kitchen style for your new custom kitchen or kitchen remodel. 

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Topics: Kitchen Trends, Popular Styles

Choosing The Right Countertops For Your 2019 Chicago Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 17, 2019 5:55:17 PM

Brakur CountertopThe countertop is a focal point of the kitchen. You can have the most beautifully designed Chicagoland kitchen, but the countertop can make or break the overall look all by itself. 

When choosing a countertop, in addition to finding the right look, it’s important to find one that is durable so it will last and require less maintenance.  The following tips will help you determine the material and style of countertop that will work best for your custom kitchen remodel.

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Topics: Stone Countertops, Countertop Styles

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.
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Topics: Planning for Remodel

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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