Bathroom design: How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

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May 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Bigger Bathroom.pngDoes your bathroom look small or tight? Do you wish you could make it at least appear larger than it is? Well here are some ideas that may help you as you consider what to do with your bathroom.

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Topics: Bathroom Design

Cabinet care: Can you Keep Your Cabinets from Fading?

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May 9, 2017 11:57:00 AM

Brakur-Fading.pngIt’s a fact of life. Wood finishes fade over time. Whether it’s paint, stain or any other type of finish, on any kind of furniture. Here are a few tips on prevention so that your wood finishes can last longer.

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Topics: Cabinet Care and Cleaning

Your Kitchen Designer is Not a Used Car Salesperson

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Apr 27, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Questions.jpgThere are a few questions that many people are uncomfortable answering. The most famous one is “what is your budget” or “how much do you want to spend”. The reason people are uncomfortable is because they may have had bad experiences with shady salespeople.

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Create A Portable Baking Station for your Kitchen

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Apr 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Baking Station.pngAre you wishing you had more island room for baking in your kitchen? If your current island is not enough, you could consider a portable Baking Station that you wheel out when you need it.

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Topics: Kitchen Island

50 Kitchen Backsplashes to Choose From

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Apr 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Backsplashes.pngWhen it comes to finding the right kitchen backsplash, for many people the answer is “I’ll know it when I see it”. That’s because one of the areas that’s hard to visualize what it will look like is your backsplash.

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Topics: Kitchen Backsplash

Deciding What the Best Oven Configuration is for Your Kitchen

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Mar 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Are you considering new appliances for your kitchen remodel? If you are you’re probably considering what arrangement you’ll have for the oven, cooktop, microwave, or possibly even multiple ovens. If your layout allows for space to have options (other than a 30” oven / cooktop combo) then you should consider the following possible configurations.

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Topics: Appliances

The Value of a Home Visit from Your Kitchen Designer is NOT What You Think

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Mar 23, 2017 3:55:38 PM

Measure Kitchen.pngIt’s an often misunderstood concept. A designer coming to your home to take measurements of your existing kitchen, so he or she can design your new kitchen. People think that the reason and the benefit of this visit is for the measurements themselves. Well, think again.

The real value of what happens when the homeowner and designer meet in the home is what the designer learns in the process, before they even take the measurements.

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Topics: Design Tips

Annual Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 15, 2017 4:00:00 PM

The annual 2017 Houzz Kitchen Trends study is out. The study covers what’s been happening over the last 12 months in the Kitchen and Bath Industry, and should be of particular interest to anyone thinking of doing a kitchen remodel or building a new home.

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Topics: Kitchen Trends, Kitchen Trends 2017

Homework-Friendly Ideas For Your Home

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Mar 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

HomeWorkFriendly1.pngIf you have kids, sometimes you find there’s no organized or ideal place for them to do their homework. That can be solved with some planning. We’ve gathered some ideas that you can use to make part of your kitchen or other room homework-friendly.

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Topics: Kitchen Design Ideas

Do You Have Enough Space for a Kitchen Island in Your Kitchen Remodel?

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Feb 17, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Brakur - Island Space.pngStatistics show that 9 out of 10 people express a desire for a kitchen island in the 1st meeting with their kitchen designer. That’s because almost everyone loves the benefits from having an island in their kitchen. The question for many people is, do they have sufficient space for one?

The following are things to keep in mind when you’re deciding whether you have space for this highly demanded kitchen feature:

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Topics: Kitchen Island

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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