5 Reasons You Know It’s Time to do a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

brakur_dream_kitchen.jpgPeople sometimes think about doing their custom kitchen remodel for a long time before they actually do. It could be due to lack of budget, lack of desire to get into a project, or whatever. Very frequently, however, when someone finishes their remodel they wish they would’ve done it sooner and not waited.

Here are 5 reasons that indicate it is time to go ahead and do your remodel.

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Topics: Remodel Budget, Kitchen Remodel, Planning for Remodel

Remodel In Stages to Help Your Remodel Budget

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Brakur - Remodel In Stages.pngSo let’s say you want to remodel your kitchen, but you’re struggling to pull the remodel budget together in order to pull it off all at once. Ideally, it’s best to have a clean slate and do all tear out and install together so you don’t have issues with things being in the way. That being the case, many people don’t have the ability to do it all at once like that. Well, you may have some options to make it less burdensome on your wallet.

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Topics: Remodel Budget

Custom Bathroom Remodel – Think First then Demolish

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 23, 2016 2:30:00 PM

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Sometimes we get a great idea or maybe that burst of energy and get ahead of ourselves. The last thing you want to do is to start tearing things out before planning your custom bathroom remodel. While some people may think a bathroom remodel is a simple thing it is a lot more complicated than most anticipate. Many DIY (do it yourself) projects can quickly turn into a homeowner’s nightmare. So before starting that bathroom renovation we recommend you do the following four things.

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Topics: Remodel Budget, Custom Bathroom Remodel, DIY, Bathroom Guidelines

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.

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

How to Save Money on a Custom Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 21, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_save_money_bathroom_remodelNo one wants to flush money down the toilet when remodeling his or her bathroom. There are lots of things you can do save money on your custom bathroom remodel. Too many times we underestimate how complicated a bathroom remodel can be and we try and cut corners by doing it ourselves. More often than not it turns into a DIY nightmare that someone else comes in to fix or we live with until it is time to sell the house.

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Topics: Remodel Budget, Custom Bathroom Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Bathroom Storage Solutions, Bathroom Upgrades

5 Tips to Help You Save Money on Your Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 29, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_tips_to_save_moneyWhen it comes to remodeling the kitchen there is sometimes some in trepidation and anxiety. So often we hear that the kitchen is the most expensive room to remodel in the home. There are many remodeling mistakes that people make that end up making the cost go higher. Taking the time to plan a successful remodel can save a lot of stress and money.

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Topics: Remodel Budget, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Money Saving Tips

Is it Worth it to Remodel Your Chicagoland Bathroom?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 27, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_bathroom_remodelIt’s what everyone wants to know, even before they know what they’re doing in their bath remodel. How much will it cost, and will it be worth it?

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Topics: Remodel Budget, Chicagoland, Custom Bathroom Remodel

Upgrades Worth Doing in a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 5, 2014 4:30:00 PM

One of the biggest questions homeownersBrakur_Upgrades_2 have when it comes to a remodel is “Will I get a return on my investment?”  Deciding what upgrades are worth doing can sometimes be a daunting task.  Many times it is budget that may prevent you from getting the upgrades you want.  Learning about what gives you the best return and what will benefit you most can help in the decision making process.  There are those upgrades that are worth fighting to keep and others you can more easily pass up.  

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Topics: Tips and Advice, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodel Budget, Chicagoland

top Renovation Challenges for 2014...

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 5, 2014 4:30:00 PM

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodel Budget, Chicagoland

More Homeowners Deciding to Stay and remodel in Lieu of Moving

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 26, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Brakur_Remodel_instead_of_movingEvery homeowner comes to the point where they ask themselves, “Should I stay or should I move?”  Moving can be very costly and expensive, but then again so can remodeling.  How can the consumer know which is best?  Fortunately a recent Houzz study predicts it will be more beneficial to stay and remodel than it will be to move in 2014.  

More than 50 percent of those surveyed have chosen to increase the value of their home by remodeling in the next 1-2 years.  In fact more homeowners over the age of 35 are opting to stay long term.  This age group is less likely to face life-changing events that would cause them to move.  They have also found that they can’t replace what they have and it just doesn’t make good “common sense”.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodel Budget, Chicagoland

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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