Slim and Compact Kitchen Islands

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 26, 2016 12:30:00 PM

brakur_slim_kitchen_islands.jpgMany homeowners assume because they have a small kitchen they have to forgo a kitchen island. Many worry that it will take up valuable floor space or make the kitchen feel too cramped. However, when you compare the benefits of a slim and compact kitchen island, it may be worth giving up a little of your valuable floor space. 


Topics: Kitchen Island, Chicagoland Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Work Zones, Small Kitchens

What Makes a Great Wet Bar?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 11, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Brakur_Wet_Bar_1.pngWhether it is on a wall in your kitchen, in a rec room, or in an outdoor living area there are lots of great things you can include in your wet bar. Wet bars are ideal for entertaining and make it convenient for having easy access to the perfect beverage. For some individuals it may make sense to have more than one.


Topics: Chicagoland Custom Cabinets, Cabinets in Other Rooms, Wet Bar, Design Tips

Tips for Choosing Low Maintenance Cabinets and Countertops

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 22, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Brakur_low_maintenace_cabinets.pngNo one wants extra cleaning to do in the kitchen. If you are going to go to the effort of a custom kitchen remodel you want to make sure your kitchen stays clean and looking new. The many different surfaces in our kitchen are prone to collecting dirt, crumbs, stains, and spills. The cabinets and countertops you choose can either attract or prevent some of these things. There are few things that can make your kitchen easier to maintain and clean from choosing cabinet colors to decorative details.


Topics: Countertops, Chicagoland Custom Cabinets, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Low Maintenance Cabinets, Cabinet Care and Cleaning

Custom Kitchen Updates for Less

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 25, 2015 1:30:00 PM

brakur_custom_kitchen_updatesThe kitchen is one of the hardest working rooms in the home.  It also takes a lot of abuse.  If you have been living in your home a while you may be feeling like you want to update your kitchen.  However either due to budget or the fact that your cabinets are still in really good condition you are having a hard time justifying a full kitchen remodel. There are some less expensive things you can do to help you feel like you have a new kitchen that won’t break the bank.    


Topics: Countertops, Kitchen Style, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Cabinets

Modern Colors for Your Chicagoland Custom Cabinets and Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_modern_kitchen_colorsXSWhen looking at kitchen trends for 2015 we notice homeowners are choosing brighter and bolder colors.  While white stills remains the number one custom cabinet color, we are also seeing a lot of gray and other colored cabinets as well.  Homeowners are moving away from the traditional and choosing a colored cabinet with more neutral wall tones or a more neutral custom cabinet finish with accents of color.  Today’s kitchen designers have noticed colors being used in a variety of new and innovative ways.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Painted Cabinets, Chicagoland Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Paint Colors

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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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