Deciding What the Best Oven Configuration is for Your Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Are you considering new appliances for your kitchen remodel? If you are you’re probably considering what arrangement you’ll have for the oven, cooktop, microwave, or possibly even multiple ovens. If your layout allows for space to have options (other than a 30” oven / cooktop combo) then you should consider the following possible configurations.


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Are Slate Appliances Replacing Stainless Steel?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 2, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_slate_appliancesThe popularity of stainless steel appliances has remained a trend for the past ten years.  While other finishes have come along it hasn’t been until recently that slate appliances appear to be changing that trend.


Topics: Appliances, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Chicagloand kitchen remodel

Exploring Your Cooktop Options for Your Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

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Feb 3, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Brakur_CooktopTrying to figure out which cooktop is right for your custom kitchen remodel doesn’t have to be as difficult as it sounds. There are so many options and there are several factors that will come into play. You can get the complete guide that covers the basics. The style of kitchen you choose and your current lifestyle will help narrow down those choices.


Topics: Appliances, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry

Where to Put Your Appliances in a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 12, 2014 6:00:00 PM

For years we have heard about the work Brakur_-_Kitchen_Appliancestriangle in the kitchen. Where everything revolves around the refrigerator, stove, and sink. The idea is that everything is within reach so you don’t have to go far to do what you need. However in some kitchens it is not ideal for function and flow. The placement of your appliances depends a lot on no only the activities of your home, but the size of your kitchen.  Designers have found that the work triangle doesn’t necessarily work for all kitchens. In fact it doesn’t even need to be a triangle at all. 


Topics: Appliances, Kitchen Layouts, Chicago Area

Energy Efficient Induction Cooktops are Heating Up

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 24, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Brakur-_Induction_CooktopWith all the hype of using energy efficient appliances you have probably started to hear a lot about induction cooktops. Some people are familiar with them and some have no idea what they are or how they really work.

In today’s world we are always looking for energy efficient ways to cook and save our natural resources.  We are also looking for ways to save on those electric and gas bills.  Many energy efficient appliances can almost pay for themselves in those first few years by what you are saving on your bills.  There are also tax credits and rebates offered to help offset the cost of them. 


Topics: Appliances, Kitchen Remodel, Energy Efficient

A Subtle and Simple Way to Make your Kitchen REALLY Stand Out- Appliance Panels

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 27, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Most people are looking for that extra little effect that will “knock your socks of” in their kitchen remodel. Hiding appliances through the use of appliance panels, appliance garages, or built-ins may be just what you’re looking for to create a kitchen free of clutter and one everyone will admire.


Over the years the use and function of kitchens has changed. Kitchens have become an extension of our living areas.   With this in mind more and more homeowners are choosing appliance panels and other options for a more inviting and polished look. Kitchens are becoming a part of our living and entertainment space and some appliances can interrupt that flow.

No one wants a kitchen where the appliances jump out at you and scream, “Here I am!” unless you have that amazing “Rolls Royce” of an appliance, which most people can’t afford. Nor do they want the distraction of clutter and unnecessary stuff on their countertops. By choosing to use appliance panels or other methods your appliances can intermingle with your kitchen cabinets and living space and can bring a sense of “ooh, ah” and elegance without a lot of effort.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Cabinetry, Chicagoland, Appliances

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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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