Taking Care of Your Painted Kitchen Cabinets

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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?

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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

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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

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. 

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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.

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Creative Kitchen Ideas for the End of your Cabinets

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 21, 2018 10:05:30 AM

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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.

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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”.

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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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