How to Choose the Right Range for Your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

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.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Design Tips

Exciting New Custom Cabinet Options for 2016

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 7, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_cabinet_options_2016.jpgAt Brakur Custom Cabinetry we are excited to announce some new custom cabinet options for 2016. We are always looking at ways to meet our customer’s needs and stay ahead of the current trends. These new custom cabinet options will give you more flexibility in design, storage, and give your kitchen an updated contemporary look.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinet Options, Cabinet Finishes

Top 5 Regrets to Avoid in your New Chicagoland Custom Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When you do a new or remodeled kitchen or bath, there are common regrets that people have that are easily avoided if you know what to look for beforehand.

We can help you avoid any pitfalls or regrets when you do a Brakur Custom Kitchen. Here are some of the top things that you should think about before starting your custom kitchen remodel.

Regret #1 – “I should have utilized storage space better”

brakur_regret_1.pngMany times people don’t realize they missed some organizing opportunities until they are actually working in their new kitchen. When it’s too late.

When you look at your proposed design for your new kitchen, think through how you will utilize it. Picture yourself working in it. Walk through it in your mind, and imagine where you would want to store the things you use in your kitchen. Consider and think about different kitchen work zones. Then think about and ask your designer what organization solutions you could utilize in the correct places to help you make it ideal.


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Crown Molding, Work Zones

Custom Kitchen Design Tips to Enhance your Entertaining

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_entertaining_in_kitchenMany people today use kitchens not only to cook in, but they have become a part of our entertaining space.  If you are a homeowner who loves to entertain then you will want to include certain features in you kitchen layout that will allow you to interact with your guests.  You can still be a part of the action and not miss out on the fun!  


Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Entertaining

Adding a Spice Kitchen to Your Custom Chicagoland Home

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 14, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_spice_kitchenIf you have been watching any HGTV lately you just might be familiar with a spice of kitchen.  There may be others of you who may be a little perplexed and wondering what is a spice kitchen? It sounds intriguing and after you learn what a spice kitchen is you may just decide to add one to your home.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Chicagoland Custom Home, Spice Kitchen

How Long Should I Plan for my Custom Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 1, 2015 2:30:00 PM

Brakur_Remodel_timelineWhen it comes to determining how much time it will take to do your Chicagoland kitchen remodel we can’t give you exact times but give you an idea of how long it should take.  A lot of it will be determined by how involved your remodel is.  If you are using the same existing space it will take a lot less time than if you are moving walls and changing the layout.  


Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Time Frame Kitchen Remodel

Concrete Countertops: What Every Homeowner Should Know

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Jul 31, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Brakur_Concrete_countertopsIf you have been looking on Pinterest or looking in magazines you have probably noticed more homeowners are branching out and using different countertop materials such concrete. Concrete countertops have come a long ways in the past few years, but are not for everyone. They typically work best in an industrial style kitchen.  They are sturdy, beautiful and adaptable.  They are a great way to give your kitchen a unique look and easy to personalize. But! Before choosing concrete countertops over a natural stone there are some things to consider.


Topics: Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Countertop Materials, Concrete Countertops, Home Renovation Illinois

Does Your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Need an Island or a Peninsula?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_with_island_2It is not uncommon to walk in most kitchens today and see some sort of an island.  Kitchens are bigger and can more easily accommodate an island.  Today’s kitchen islands have purpose as well as style and function. 


Topics: Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Island, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Peninsula, Open Kitchen

Using a Kitchen Designer Can Save You Time and Money

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 22, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Brakur_kitchen_designerWhen people think about the cost of a remodel many of them will often wonder if it is something they can do themselves.  Some will even attempt it and more often than not they end up getting in over their head and making some costly mistakes.  They order the wrong products, the cabinets don’t fit the space, or they are not aware of little design tweaks that have to happen.  Using an experienced designer is well worth it.


Topics: Kitchen Design Consultation, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Heart of the Home, Kitchen Designer

Adding Texture to Create a Sensational Chicagoland Custom Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 17, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Brakur_-_adding_textureWhen it comes to remodeling a kitchen choosing the cabinets, layout, and countertops are all important, but it is the little custom touches that make the biggest impact.  When customizing your Chicagoland custom kitchen it is an opportunity to reflect your personality. This can be done through the use of colors, texture, and patterns.  Adding texture can give your kitchen that remarkable look that makes people say “Wow!”


Topics: Cabinet Door Styles, Backsplash Materials, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Crown Molding

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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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