Choosing the Right Kitchen Backsplash Material for Your Remodel

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Jun 15, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Brakur_Backsplash_QuizIt’s no surprise that every time you turn around there is some new material or option for backsplashes.  Having choices can be good, but at the same time also a little overwhelming.  There are a lot of different things to consider when choosing your kitchen backsplash material for your remodel.  

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Topics: Design Trends, Countertops, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Backsplash Materials

5 Tips to Designing a Low Maintenance Bathroom

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Jun 11, 2015 2:30:00 PM

brakur_-_low_maintenance_bathroomIf you ask most homeowners, cleaning a bathroom most likely is not at the top of their list of things they enjoy doing.  However most of them will agree there is nothing better than a sparkling clean bathroom. Especially with today’s bathrooms many of them have become a retreat.  It’s not uncommon to see living room touches added to the bathrooms.  So the question is how do you get a bathroom that is clutter free and easy to maintain and clean?  We have helped design a few bathrooms over the years and we thought we would share our top 5 tips for a lower maintenance bathroom.

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Topics: Design Trends, Bathroom Design, Custom Cabinetry

Popular Kitchen Design Trends for Your Neighborhood

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May 22, 2015 2:30:00 PM

How does your neighborhood stack up when it comes to choosing kitchen styles, countertop materials, and appliances in the kitchen? Recently Houzz did a kitchen trends study to find out how different areas urban, suburban, and rural compare to each other in kitchen remodel trends.  While there was a noticeable difference in style, overall countertop materials and type of appliances were pretty close across the board.  

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It’s no surprise that kitchen style would vary among different neighborhoods.  A homeowner’s style of kitchen is a reflection of their lifestyle.  Typically individuals who live in the rural neighborhoods are 3 times more likely to go with a farmhouse kitchen style.  As you would expect, contemporary kitchens are more popular among the urban population. 

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Topics: Design Trends, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Styles, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design

Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Kitchen Design Consultation

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 20, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_kitchen_consultationMost homeowners aren’t really sure where to start when it comes to working with a kitchen designer.  They don’t come as prepared as they could and take full advantage of what a designer has to offer. It is important to realize that kitchen designers can’t always read your mind so the better prepared you are for your kitchen  design consultation the more you will get accomplished.

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Topics: Tips and Advice, Design Trends, Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Design Consultation, Kitchen Design

What’s All the Buzz About a Universal Design in a Kitchen Remodel?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 20, 2015 3:30:00 PM

BrakurUniversalDesignOne of the new “buzz” words in the kitchen industry is universal design.  But what are they talking about and why is it so important? Universal design is the idea that your kitchen should be accessible to everyone regardless of age, size, or ability. It’s also about making your kitchen safe. If you look at the trends for 2015 in kitchen design, universal design is at the top of the list. This was also evident in the highlights from the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show that was held this past January. 

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Topics: Design Trends, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Universal Design

Houzz Study Finds Most Kitchens Outlast Marriages

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 18, 2015 4:00:00 PM

BrakurBrideandGroomSome homeowners might find it surprising that a kitchen is predicted to outlast most marriages. Here at Brakur Custom Cabinetry we are not surprised at all. We have been providing quality cabinetry for over 50 years. People are committed to their kitchen and are willing to choose a quality product and design that will last.

In a recent Houzz Kitchen Trend Study they found that 75% of the people who choose to remodel do NOT do so because their kitchen has worn out.  

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Topics: Design Trends, Custom Kitchen, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

Farmhouse Sinks 101: What Makes them so Popular?

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Mar 11, 2015 4:30:00 PM

BrakurFarmhousesink2When it comes to designing your Chicagoland kitchen remodel you will want to consider using a farmhouse sink. Don’t let the name throw you off. Farmhouse sinks are not just for traditional country kitchens. They can be used in almost any style of kitchen. They are durable, appealing, and classic. There are quite a few benefits of going with this type of sink instead of the traditional top mount or undermount sink.

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Topics: Design Trends, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Farmhouse Sinks

Cooking up the Perfect Custom Kitchen Remodel for the Avid Baker

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Mar 5, 2015 2:00:00 PM

BrakurBakersKitchenIf you are that homeowner who loves to cook than designing a custom kitchen remodel can be a baker’s dream. You can finally have a kitchen that is efficient and functions how you operate best. There has never been a better time to remodel. You will be impressed with different options and upgrades that you have to choose from. Thanks to a whole lot of research, designers today have figured out certain design elements that can add to your overall baking experience. 

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

Which Bathroom Design Trends Will be Big in 2015?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 16, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_Bathroom_Trends_2015It’s the beginning of the year and many of us are planning those home improvement projects and deciding which ones we want to do first. With every home improvement project everyone seems to have their opinion on what you should do or what needs to happen. As you look at different bathroom design trends or fads sometimes it is hard to know which trends are fads and those that are going to be around for a while.

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Topics: Design Trends, Bathroom Remodeling, Chicago Area, Bathroom Design

Exciting Kitchen Trends to Watch in 2015

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Brakur_2015_Exciting_TrendsOne of the exciting things about a new year is the chance to think about what you’re going to change this year. It’s the time people consider making lots of changes.

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Topics: Design Trends, Getting Started, Chicagoland, Kitchen 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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