The Best Place to Start and Stop Your Backsplash

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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.

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Topics: Backsplash Ideas

Kitchen Design Certifications and What They Mean

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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.

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Topics: Kitchen Design

Why a Shaker Style Door Will Work with Any Kitchen Style

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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.

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3 Kitchen & Bath Features That May Make It Harder to Sell Your Home

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Nov 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Hard to Sell.pngWhat things might affect your ability to sell your home? Even in markets where many homes are going under contract within a month or two, there are certain things that may make it harder to sell your home.

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Designing Kitchens for Empty Nesters

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Nov 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Fotolia_55061071_XS.jpgThe kids are gone and the kitchen that was once bustling is no longer used in the way it was.  For many of us there is more time to entertain and it is the perfect time for a kitchen renovation. It’s time to have a kitchen that fits your new lifestyle.

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Waste Less Food in Your Kitchen

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Nov 6, 2017 1:12:02 PM

Bananas Bad.pngHow do you compare with the average American who throws away 20 pounds of food per month? That adds up in so many ways of waste, from money to trash space. Not to mention fridge space that didn’t need to be taken, which amplifies the problem further. The national numbers are staggering. $165 billion worth of food each year in the U.S. goes to waste according to the National Resources Defense Council.

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Making Your Own Coffee Station

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Oct 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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Are you an avid coffee drinker? Well, the money you spend at the coffee shop may pay for your own coffee station in your home over time. Consider making your own coffee shop and theme it however you want in your kitchen. Here are some good ideas to get you stated.

You need space, your preferred coffee maker, a grinder (if you use one), any other equipment and space for mugs and storage all near an electrical outlet.

That’s the basics. Now let’s get to the perks! Imagine waking up knowing your coffee is ready, and your mug is warm waiting for you. That’s just the beginning.

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What Using Mirrors in Your Kitchen Can Do

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Oct 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Mirror in Kitchen.pngIf there is one thing that can make a huge difference in the feel of a space, it’s a mirror. Mirrors in your kitchen can reflect light and space in a way that can sometimes make it feel like your room is twice as large as it is. Not to mention how the light in the room is amplified with mirrors.

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Topics: Design Tips

What to do With the Extra Wall in Your Kitchen

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Oct 6, 2017 3:47:32 PM

Brakur-_Kitchen_for_the_Aging.jpgYour home may be one of those where it feels like there's an extra wall in your kitchen that’s too far away to be part of your kitchen work zones, but close enough you need to do something with it. There’s always something that can be done that you’ll love. Here are some ideas to help you.

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Topics: Kitchen Design

7 Color Palettes to Make A RElaxing Laundry Room

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Sep 15, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Laundry can feel like a grueling chore sometimes. One way you can lighten your load is to create a more relaxing laundry room. Color can give a soothing and relaxing feel where you can feel more serene when doing the chores.

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Topics: Laundry Room Design

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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