Benefits of Choosing a Shaker Door Style

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Oct 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

brakur_shaker_door_style_2.jpgOne of the most universal kitchen cabinet door styles is the shaker. They go well with just about any kitchen style, are easy to clean and maintain, and are in the mid-range price range. There are additional reasons many homeowners are choosing a shaker door style for their Chicagoland custom kitchen. They have a similar look to the flat panel door style but also have a slightly raised border.

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Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Styles, Cabinet Door Styles, Cabinet Finish, Shaker Door Style

Kitchen Trends Predicted to Be a Hit in 2016

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Dec 14, 2015 4:30:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_trends_2016-2.jpgThe New Year is around the corner. Many take advantage of this time to begin planning and thinking about a new kitchen remodel. If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen sometime in the year, you’ll want to see what kitchen trends are predicted in 2016 to be a hit.

Just like many trends or popular styles, some may appeal to you while others won’t. Learning what trends are anticipated to be popular is a great way to help you choose kitchen design elements that won’t go out of style soon. Not only will you love your kitchen, but others will too!

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Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Styles, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Colors, Kitchen Trends

A Custom Kitchen Remodel Can Help You Sell Your Chicagoland Home

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Oct 30, 2015 2:00:00 PM

There are a lot of opinions out there on what it takes to sell a home. But if you talk to almost any realtor they will tell you that the kitchen and the bathrooms are two of the biggest selling points. It is no surprise that the kitchen is sometimes referred to as buyers bait.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Styles, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Remodel for Resale, Kitchen Trends

Kitchen Styles Part 9: The Retro Kitchen

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May 29, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_retro_kitchenIf you are a homeowner who loves nostalgia you might want to consider a retro kitchen style.  A retro kitchen is a culturally outdated trend or fashion from the post-modern look that has crept back into design.  Retro kitchens are a blast from the past.  They are full of personality and have the perfect combination of past and modern style. Designers are using décor and prints of the past to add color to contemporary spaces.

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

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

How to Figure Out Your Kitchen and Decorating Style

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Apr 23, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Brakur_Style_QuizFor many of us figuring out our decorating style can prove to be quite a challenge. It has a lot to do with your personality and lifestyle. Your style of decorating has an impact on the style of kitchen or bathroom remodel that you may put in your house. There are so many different styles out there. So how do you figure it out?  You have probably spent a lot of time looking through the magazines and have pinned things you like on Pinterest.  However, you still may not be quite sure what your style is.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Styles

Kitchen Styles Part 8: The Eclectic Kitchen

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Apr 1, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Brakur_EclecticThe eclectic kitchen is perfect for the person who really can’t make up their mind about what kitchen style they want. It has a little bit of everything from each of the different kitchen styles. You can pick and choose what your favorite is from each. This is not a style for the person who likes things to match. Eclectic kitchens can include mismatched colors, textures, and patterns. 

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Topics: Tips and Advice, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Styles

Kitchen Styles Part 7: The Mediterranean Kitchen

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Mar 25, 2015 4:30:00 PM

brakurmediterraneankitchenIf you want a room in the home that will give you a perfect escape you may want to consider the Mediterranean kitchen style for your Chicagoland kitchen remodel. This style is full of warmth, ornate decoration, and is full of personality. Many designers compare this style the feeling of being in the warmth of the sun on a sandy beach. It is cozy, warm, and inviting.  

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

Kitchen Styles Part 6: The Classic Kitchen

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Mar 13, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakurclassic1If you are looking for a kitchen style that is both timeless and flexible you may want to consider the classic style.  Sometimes with all the different kitchen styles to choose from it can be a little overwhelming.  The great thing about a classic kitchen is they are simple, but also allow you to create your own individual look.  There are some similar features in a classic style of kitchen that may appeal to you and can be found in other styles of kitchen.  In most styles there is some overlap.  So what elements make a kitchen classic?

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Styles, Classic

Kitchen Styles Part 5: The Cottage Kitchen

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Mar 9, 2015 4:00:00 PM

BrakurCottageStyleKitchenIf you are looking for a relaxed and inviting kitchen style you might want to consider the cottage style kitchen. This kitchen style is cheerful and has a more relaxed and laid back feel. It is less ornate and has a simplistic look. Both the function and design work together to create the perfect kitchen. This particular style works well in smaller kitchens. There are certain design elements that give a cottage look to your kitchen.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Styles, Cottage

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