5 Questions to Answer Before Designing a Kitchen Island

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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. 


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

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas to Keep Your Food Cold and Safe

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Sep 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Brakur_Food_Storage_Outdoor_KitchensWith the rise in outdoor kitchens we are seeing many households taking the food outside, especially in the summer months when the temperatures are warm. With that come foods such as potato salads that are made with mayonnaise or meats that we cook on the grill. Many of the different dishes can spoil easily and the last thing we want is to make our friends and family sick. Not to mention those pesky flies and critters we want to keep away. There are a few things you can include in your outdoor kitchen design that will keep your food both safe to eat and cold.


Topics: Chicago Area, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, NatureKast, Outdoor Kitchen, Food Storage

Current Market Indicators Encourage Kitchen and Bath Remodels

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May 14, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_marketing_indicatorsAccording to the latest market indicators it’s a great time to take on that kitchen or bath remodel you’ve been thinking about.  A recent article points out that current economy promotes home remodeling projects. The confidence in the existing housing market as well as other areas is steadily improving. This is creating the right ingredients and confidence consumers need to move forward.


Topics: Chicago Area, Custom Cabinetry, Housing Market, Kitchen and Bath Remodel

What Most People Don’t Know About Kitchen Cabinet Molding

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Jan 19, 2015 2:00:00 PM

When it comes to adding cabinet molding to your kitchen cabinets most people are familiar with crown and shoe molding. What they don’t realize is there is so much more. There is a quite a variety of different types of moldings that can be added to your kitchen to give it the perfect custom look. A few different moldings can really spruce up a kitchen and add character to a basic cabinet style. It is one way to personalize and make your kitchen really catch the eye.

Different Types of Molding

Standard/ Traditional Crown Molding- This is the standard for the industry. It is applied to the top of cabinets. It can make the cabinets appear larger and makes a huge difference in the appeal and appearance than a cabinet with no crown. Depending on the height of your ceiling it can fill in an empty space between the cabinet and ceiling.



Topics: Chicago Area, Custom Cabinetry, Cabinet Molding

Which Bathroom Design Trends Will be Big in 2015?

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Jan 16, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_Bathroom_Trends_2015It’s the beginning of the year and many of us are planning those home improvement projects and deciding which ones we want to do first. With every home improvement project everyone seems to have their opinion on what you should do or what needs to happen. As you look at different bathroom design trends or fads sometimes it is hard to know which trends are fads and those that are going to be around for a while.


Topics: Design Trends, Bathroom Remodeling, Chicago Area, Bathroom Design

Overcoming the Junk Drawer in the Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 11, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Brakur_-_Overcoming_the_junk_drawerThere always seems to be one drawer or cabinet that becomes a dumping spot where the junk collects and piles up. That drawer gets full of pencils, scissors, tools, and other items that can get stuck and cause damage to the frame of the cabinet or the drawer. There is a way to get it under control so it doesn’t overtake your kitchen. Using a few accessories and design tips in your kitchen remodel you can prevent the problem before it begins.


Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Chicago Area, organization

Pride of Home Ownership

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Nov 28, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Brakur_-_Pride_of_Home_OwnershipIt’s impossible to describe the feeling of owning a home in a way that people that have never owned a home can really understand. It’s that first visit to the home after closing on the mortgage, when you look around knowing that the house and everything in and around is YOURS. It’s like the ultimate Christmas present that can never be matched. Everything changes. The way you look at the outside of the house. The way you look at the inside. The grass. The plants. Everything.


Topics: Remodeling Projects,, Custom Kitchen, Chicago Area

Living Room Touches to Add to Your Custom Bathroom Remodel

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Nov 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Brakur-_Living_Room_Touches_to_BathroomPutting some unexpected things in the bathroom can give it that perfect finishing touch. From a dangling chandelier to a built in bookcase there are many things you can do to bring the living room into the bathroom.  Bathrooms today are a place of solace and relaxation. It is the one place in the house you can lock the door and have your own personal retreat. 


Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, Chicago Area, Custom Bathroom Remodel

Designing a Custom Kitchen for the Non-Cook

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 24, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Brakur_Kitchen_for_the_noncookFor some people spending time in the kitchen cooking may not be their favorite thing. In fact they may not cook at all. That doesn’t mean they can’t still enjoy their kitchen and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy.  Every home has one and every home needs one even if you don’t cook. They are more than just place to cook. They are the heart of the home where activities from paying bills to entertaining guests occurs. Why not make your kitchen a place you actually enjoy spending time and use even if it is not for cooking.


Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Custom Kitchen, Chicago Area

Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 19, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Have you ever wondered if your kitchen is Brakur_Lose_Weight_Kitchen_Designworking against you when it comes to your waistline? Brian Wansing and eating behavior expert suggests that there are some ways to design your kitchen that will help you lose weight. The environment and design of your kitchen can actually help promote a healthier lifestyle so you are not left to your own willpower.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Kitchen, Chicago Area

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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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