5 Kitchen Remodel Trade-Offs

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Brakur Family.pngWhen remodeling your kitchen, you may have to decide between two competing things even if you want them both. It could be because of budget, or just because those competing things you want can’t coexist.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

Why Wait Until You Sell to Remodel Your Kitchen – ENJOY it YOURSELF

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Jul 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

 brakurs kitchen trends 2017.pngIt happens all the time. People want to sell their house, so they prepare to sell by fixing it up, including a pre-sale kitchen remodel. Everyone knows a kitchen remodel is one of the best things they can do to increase their home’s value and make their house more sellable. So it’s an obvious one to do at sale-preparation time.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

The Process of Remodeling Your Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 9, 2017 12:21:25 PM

Have you thought about remodeling your kitchen? You’ve probably heard that it’s a complicated process and there a million things to think about and do before you even begin. Well, it’s like anything else. Understanding the process makes you better able to do it right and do it with much less stress.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel vs. New Construction

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 2, 2016 4:35:00 PM

brakur_new_construction.jpgMany times when we write about a new custom kitchen remodel we don’t always differentiate between new construction and remodeling an existing kitchen, and how the experience might be different depending on which one you are doing.

The following are key differences between new construction and remodeling, and what you should know about both.

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Topics: Custom Kitchen, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Layout, New Construction

Top Reasons Homeowners Remodeled in 2015

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Looking to 2016, people have finally turned the corner on the fears that kept them from spending money on remodeling their kitchen. Many people have stopped the thinking of “what if things get worse” which held them bound to “wait and see” before taking on a remodel.

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

What’s the Difference Between Framed and Frameless Cabinetry?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 4, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Most people have heard the terms Framed Cabinetry or Frameless (AKA “Full Access”) Cabinetry. Many wonder what the difference is between them. This article explains the basics so you can make an educated decision on what’s best for you and your project.

Framed Cabinetry

Brakur_framed_cabinet.pngFramed cabinetry has been the tradition in the United States, and is still very popular today. Having a “picture frame” face on the cabinet identifies framed cabinetry. The sides and top and bottom attach to the front face-frame to complete the cabinet so it’s a true “box” when it’s complete.

Since it’s a full “box” cabinet, it’s considered sturdier than Frameless cabinetry, which has no face frame. A popular variation in Framed cabinetry is to vary the size of the face frame by specifying what type of “Overlay” you want. See article on Overlays here.

Finally, the doors and drawers attach to the face frame of the cabinet.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Frameless Cabinets, Framed Cabinets

How to Prevent Buyer's Remorse with Your Custom Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 18, 2015 2:30:00 PM

Brakur_Buyers_Remorse.jpgGetting a new custom kitchen is a big deal. It is an exciting time and definitely something to look forward to. Especially if you have been putting off that remodel or are building a new home.

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

Things You Might be Surprised You Can Fit in a Small Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

We all dream of having that large kitchen, but for many of us it is not a reality and may never be. We look in the magazines and see these really cool design options and automatically assume those design options won’t work in our kitchen. Just because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to go without.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Cabinet Company, Kitchen Heart of the Home, Small Kitchen, Kitchen Design Tips

How Will Brakur Custom Cabinetry Work With My REmodeling Contractor?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 3, 2015 4:30:00 PM

If this is your first home renovation project you probably aren’t sure how the cabinet company you choose will work with your remodeling contractor. You may even be wondering if you are going to have to coordinate that yourself. These are good questions and are also important to understand. In order to understand the answer to these questions it is important to understand the responsibilities of each.

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

Does My Kitchen Style Need to Match my Exterior Home Style?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 23, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_home_exteriorMany homeowners wonder how important is it that the interior style and kitchen match the exterior style of the home.  While there is no easy answer to this question there are some things you will want to consider.  

Some realtors will say yes your interior definitely should reflect your exterior home style.  While others may not think it matters as much. The biggest thing is making sure there is some continuity and that you use styles that are not too drastically different from one another.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Style, Exterior Home Style, Realtor's Advice Chicago Area

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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