Options for Your Kitchen Island

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 21, 2017 3:00:00 PM

There are many flavors of kitchen island configurations. When considering the best way to design your kitchen island, it helps to look at all the options to determine which ones will fit your needs the most.

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Create A Portable Baking Station for your Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Baking Station.pngAre you wishing you had more island room for baking in your kitchen? If your current island is not enough, you could consider a portable Baking Station that you wheel out when you need it.

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Do You Have Enough Space for a Kitchen Island in Your Kitchen Remodel?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 17, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Brakur - Island Space.pngStatistics show that 9 out of 10 people express a desire for a kitchen island in the 1st meeting with their kitchen designer. That’s because almost everyone loves the benefits from having an island in their kitchen. The question for many people is, do they have sufficient space for one?

The following are things to keep in mind when you’re deciding whether you have space for this highly demanded kitchen feature:

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Slim and Compact Kitchen Islands

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 26, 2016 12:30:00 PM

brakur_slim_kitchen_islands.jpgMany homeowners assume because they have a small kitchen they have to forgo a kitchen island. Many worry that it will take up valuable floor space or make the kitchen feel too cramped. However, when you compare the benefits of a slim and compact kitchen island, it may be worth giving up a little of your valuable floor space. 

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Topics: Kitchen Island, Chicagoland Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Work Zones, Small Kitchens

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. 

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

Kitchen Design Tips to Light up Your Kitchen Island

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 23, 2016 11:30:00 AM

brakur_kitchen_island_lights.jpgThe kitchen island is the natural congregating place in the kitchen. It is probably one of the most utilized workspaces and in many kitchens is the focal point. Getting the right lighting to highlight and spotlight your kitchen island will enhance the look and function of your kitchen.

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Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Design Tips for the U-Shaped Kitchen Layout

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 31, 2015 11:00:00 AM

brakur_u_shape_kitchen.jpgChoosing the right kitchen layout for your home and lifestyle is the key to making the kitchen the heart of the home. While space and size will limit you to certain layouts it is important to take a closer look at your different kitchen layout options.

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Topics: Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Storage, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Design Tips, Work Zones, U-Shaped Kitchen

Does Your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Need an Island or a Peninsula?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_with_island_2It is not uncommon to walk in most kitchens today and see some sort of an island.  Kitchens are bigger and can more easily accommodate an island.  Today’s kitchen islands have purpose as well as style and function. 

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Topics: Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Island, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Peninsula, Open Kitchen

Designing a Kitchen Island with Both Style and Function

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 3, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_Island_function_and_styleOver the years the design and style of the kitchen island has evolved. It used to be a rectangular space that allowed for more storage and extra workspace. If you go into most contemporary kitchens today you will notice just how much the overall function and style has changed. Kitchen islands in many kitchens today are more than a little extra storage and can be used for many different purposes. In some kitchens they become the center of which a majority of activity revolves around. In other kitchens they can be a stunning focal point that draws people into their kitchen.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Style, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Island

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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