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5 Questions to Answer Before Designing a Kitchen Island

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 23, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_islands.jpgWhen it comes to designing a kitchen island the possibilities are endless.  Depending on the look and how you choose to utilize your kitchen island it will not only change the look and style of your kitchen, but also affect your kitchen work zones and how you function in the kitchen. 


Topics: Chicago Area, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Island, Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Adding Personality to Your Custom Chicagoland Kitchen

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Jun 10, 2016 2:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_personality.jpgWhether you live in a tract home or a custom built home our homes reflect our personality. No one wants a kitchen or home that looks exactly like his or her neighbors. So when it comes to adding personality to your Chicagoland kitchen you want to do those little things that will make a statement and make your kitchen stand out. So why not design a kitchen that is less predictable and integrate function and style with personality.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Chicagoland Kitchen, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Trends With Staying Power

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 31, 2016 4:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_trends_staying_power.jpgNo one wants to spend a lot of money on a kitchen that will be outdated in just a few years. So what kitchen trends are staying popular and not going out of style?

A recent Houzz study found that homeowners are more concerned with the color of their cabinets, storage and appliances. They are not so concerned with technology beyond having an Ipad and flat screen television in the kitchen. Most homeowners want a pull out trashcan, recycling bins, more storage and new appliances and kitchen cabinets.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Trends, Custom Kitchens, Kitchen Trends Study

Sticking to Your Kitchen and Bath Remodel Budget

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 25, 2016 3:30:00 PM

budget_planning.jpgDiscussing and determining a budget for your upcoming kitchen or bathroom remodel can sometimes be an uncomfortable conversation. One because no one wants to admit they can’t afford something and two you may not want to let your significant other down and want them to have the best. Most companies want you to have that kitchen or bath you have always dreamed of, but they can’t give it away either.


Topics: Remodel Budget, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen and Bath Remodel, Budget Planning

How to Design a More Social Kitchen

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May 19, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_social_kitchen.jpgWith so much activity and things happening in the kitchen they have naturally become the place where people tend to congregate and spend time together. Some of the best parties can happen in the kitchen. 


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Lighting, Social Kitchen, Kitchen Seating

Matching Your Knobs and Pulls to your Kitchen Cabinet Style and Finish

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 17, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_knobs_and_pulls.jpgThere are so many different decisions that have to be made when remodeling or getting a kitchen for your new construction home. For most homeowners they might think that choosing knobs and pulls would be the easiest decision to make. Choosing the right kitchen cabinet hardware is just as important as choosing the big stuff. It is not something you want to brush over and not pay attention to.


Topics: Kitchen Style, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Cabinet Hardware, Knobs and Pulls

Choosing a Kitchen Faucet for your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 11, 2016 4:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_faucet_2-1.jpgThere are variety of activities and things that happen in the kitchen. Many of which require the use of a kitchen faucet. Every kitchen needs at least one. 

Most people understand the importance of getting the right kitchen layout and storage options, but they often don’t consider how the faucet will impact the overall function of the kitchen.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Faucet

How to Add Warmth to a Contemporary Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 9, 2016 2:00:00 PM

brakur_warm_contemporary_kitchens.jpgWhen most people think of a contemporary kitchen they usually picture clean simple lines. There is very little clutter and it is ideal for the individual who is a minimalist. While some homeowners like the look they are not crazy about the cool stark feel that many contemporary kitchens give off.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design Tips, Kitchen Design Solutions, Contemporary Kitchen

Kitchen Design Tips for  Black Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 29, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_black_kitchen.jpgWhite kitchens seem to be a hot topic lately, but for some people it is not the color they want or have dreamed of. The great thing is not everybody has to jump on the bandwagon and use white cabinets just because that seems to be the trend and what others want. There are other neutral colors such as black kitchen cabinets that can give your kitchen a stunning look. With the right countertops, floors, lighting, and walls, black cabinets can be the opposite of depressing. They can make a statement and give your Chicagoland kitchen a clean and contemporary look.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design Tips, Black Kitchen Cabinets

5 Ways to Mix and Match Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

brakur_multiple_cabinet_colors.jpgDeciding on your kitchen cabinet color or finish can be a difficult decision. The good news is you don’t have to choose just one. One of the hottest new custom kitchen trends is using two or more cabinet colors. Homeowners are taking advantage of multiple cabinet colors that compliment one another and giving their kitchen the ideal custom look.


Topics: Chicagoland, Custom Kitchen, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Cabinet Colors

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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