Kitchen Design Tips for  Black Kitchen Cabinets

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Apr 29, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_black_kitchen.jpgWhite kitchens seem to be a hot topic lately, but for some people it is not the color they want or have dreamed of. The great thing is not everybody has to jump on the bandwagon and use white cabinets just because that seems to be the trend and what others want. There are other neutral colors such as black kitchen cabinets that can give your kitchen a stunning look. With the right countertops, floors, lighting, and walls, black cabinets can be the opposite of depressing. They can make a statement and give your Chicagoland kitchen a clean and contemporary look.


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5 Ways to Mix and Match Kitchen Cabinet Colors

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Apr 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

brakur_multiple_cabinet_colors.jpgDeciding on your kitchen cabinet color or finish can be a difficult decision. The good news is you don’t have to choose just one. One of the hottest new custom kitchen trends is using two or more cabinet colors. Homeowners are taking advantage of multiple cabinet colors that compliment one another and giving their kitchen the ideal custom look.


Topics: Chicagoland, Custom Kitchen, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Cabinet Colors

Benefits Of Using a Custom Cabinet Company

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Apr 18, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_custom_cabinets.jpgMost people when they think of a custom cabinet company automatically assume it is going to be expensive so they don’t even take the time to explore their custom kitchen and bath cabinet options. They might be surprised to find out that not only are custom cabinets competitive with stock cabinet companies in price, but there are a many added benefits.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinets

Homeowners Turning to Professionals for Home Renovations

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Apr 11, 2016 3:30:00 PM

WhenBrakur_professionals.jpg the economy took a downturn many homeowners turned to DIY (Do it Yourself) projects in an effort to save money. It didn’t help that there were all these reality t.v. shows on cable that showed you just how “easy” these home renovations and remodeling projects could be. In just an hour of watching a television show homeowners could see and experience the before and after effects of a successful kitchen remodel. There were even free classes offered at your local home improvement store. To the average homeowner it seemed like no project was that hard to tackle.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Kitchens, Kitchen Trends Study

Is it Time to Ditch the Bathroom Tub?

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Mar 31, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Brakur_No_Tub.jpgIt seems one of the newest bathroom trends in 2016 is to ditch the bathroom tub in lieu of an oversized shower. But is that really a good idea or is it something you might regret later? With oversized showers and universal design taking the lead it might seem like a good idea for your custom bathroom. However before you decide to eliminate the tub altogether you will want to consider the following things to see if it is the right thing for your custom bathroom remodel.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagolad Custom Bathroom Remodel, Custom Cabinets, Bathroom Remodel Trends

How to Choose the Right Range for Your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen

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Mar 30, 2016 3:00:00 PM

brakur_choosing_a_range.jpgWhen it comes to choosing a range for your Chicagoland custom kitchen it is dependent on two key factors, lifestyle and preference. There is a variety of choices and possibilities to choose from. Taking the time to research and look into those options will keep you from having buyer’s remorse. In many kitchens the range can be the focal point so it’s important to get it right.


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NKBA Guidelines to know for kitchen design

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Mar 22, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Do you know enough to ensure you end up with the best kitchen possible, no matter how good your designer is? The more you know even before your designer is chosen the better it is for your final result.

If you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen, or even move into a new home, there are several guidelines that your kitchen designer will follow when designing your kitchen.  As a homeowner, it can be useful to know some of these guidelines. These guidelines and design principles help you choose the correct appliances, lighting, have the right space planning and much more related to your final design. Knowing and understanding these guidelines will give you a better understanding as to why your kitchen designer does or does not do certain things.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Work Zones

Including Universal Design in Your Custom Kitchen Layout

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Mar 21, 2016 7:00:00 PM


Making the kitchen the heart of the home means making it accessible for anyone in the house that may be using it or need to have access to it. It’s important when planning your custom kitchen layout for your Chicagoland home that you include features and space planning that meets the needs of all ages and abilities. Having a kitchen with universal design is one of the hottest new trends and something many homebuyers are looking for. In order to have a kitchen that won’t outgrow you and continue to meet the needs of your family no matter the age or ability you will want to include the following universal design guidelines for your Chicagoland custom kitchen.


Topics: Custom Cabinetry, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Universal Design, Space Planning

Design Tips for the Perfect Custom Outdoor Kitchen

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Mar 9, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Brakur-_outdoor_kitchen_design_tips.jpgSummer will be here before you know it. With the weather warming up it will be time to start enjoying the outdoors and extending your outdoor living space. No need to heat up the house when you can enjoy the perfect outdoor custom kitchen and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Outdoor kitchens today are so much more than just a grill and a cooler full of drinks. Outdoor living areas are almost extension of our homes that in some cases can be enjoyed year round. Today’s outdoor kitchens have fireplaces, pizza ovens, wet bars, warming drawers, cooking spaces, and even outdoor refrigeration. If you are ready to finally take the plunge and add a custom outdoor kitchen to your home you will want to consider the following design tips and ideas.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design Tips, Out Kitchens, Outdoor Living Areas

Should You Include a Pot Filler in Your Custom Kitchen Renovation?

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Mar 7, 2016 3:00:00 PM

brakur_pot_filler_2.jpgWith any custom kitchen renovation there are a variety of upgrades and kitchen options you have to choose from. Whether you are a cook or someone who loves to entertain there are some custom items that can be the perfect fit and take your custom kitchen remodel to the next level. One of those extra items that we seem to be getting more requests for as homeowners are looking for convenience is a pot filler over the stove or range.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Pot Filler, Custom Kitchen Renovation

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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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