Custom Bathroom Remodel – Think First then Demolish

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 23, 2016 2:30:00 PM


Sometimes we get a great idea or maybe that burst of energy and get ahead of ourselves. The last thing you want to do is to start tearing things out before planning your custom bathroom remodel. While some people may think a bathroom remodel is a simple thing it is a lot more complicated than most anticipate. Many DIY (do it yourself) projects can quickly turn into a homeowner’s nightmare. So before starting that bathroom renovation we recommend you do the following four things.


Topics: Remodel Budget, Custom Bathroom Remodel, DIY, Bathroom Guidelines

Designing a Classic White Custom Bathroom

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 16, 2016 2:30:00 PM

brakur_white_bathroom.jpgWhite has been a popular color in both bathrooms and kitchens for several years. It is one of the bathroom cabinet colors that has staying power and never seems to go out of style.


Topics: Custom Bathroom Remodel, Bathroom Design Tips, White Bathroom, Bathroom Faucets

The Basic Rules of Bathroom Design

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 28, 2016 4:00:00 PM

brakur_basic_rules_bathroom_design.jpgWhen remodeling your Chicagoland bathroom or adding an additional bathroom to your home there are some basic rules and guidelines you will want to follow. The most recent guidelines put out by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) were created based on research of lifestyle, design trends, and building code requirements. When following these guidelines it will help you to achieve a bathroom that is both functional and safe for all who use it.


Topics: Custom Bathroom Remodel, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Design Rules

Solving Those Bathroom Storage Dilemmas

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 14, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_bathroom_storage_dilemmas.jpgNo matter the size of the bathroom it is easy for our bathrooms to become cluttered with poor design and no place to put things. Getting the right bathroom layout and including some custom bathroom storage options can solve many of those storage dilemmas.

The biggest key to bathroom organization is keeping things of the countertops and floors, but easily accessible. It is no secret having a place for everything will make the biggest difference of all. Keep in mind bathroom storage doesn’t have to be boring. It can add to the overall look and style of the bathroom. We thought we would share a few of our favorite stylish bathroom storage ideas.


Topics: Custom Bathroom Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Chicagoland Bathroom, Bathroom Storage, Bathroom Organization

Learn From the Experts:  Get a More Efficient Kitchen and Bathroom

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 29, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_learn_from_experts.jpgHome organization seems to be the biggest dilemma. It is no different when it comes to the bathroom and kitchen. They are two of the most used rooms in the house. Sometimes it is just the little things we do in our kitchen and bath design that can have the biggest impact on how we function. It can take us from chaos to a more efficient and enjoyable home life.


Topics: Custom Bathroom Remodel, Kitchen Storage, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Work Zones, Wet Pantry

How to Save Money on a Custom Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 21, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_save_money_bathroom_remodelNo one wants to flush money down the toilet when remodeling his or her bathroom. There are lots of things you can do save money on your custom bathroom remodel. Too many times we underestimate how complicated a bathroom remodel can be and we try and cut corners by doing it ourselves. More often than not it turns into a DIY nightmare that someone else comes in to fix or we live with until it is time to sell the house.


Topics: Remodel Budget, Custom Bathroom Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Bathroom Storage Solutions, Bathroom Upgrades

How To Pick the Right Bathroom Faucet for Your Custom Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

brakur_bathroom_faucetBathroom faucets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and finishes. You also have those that align with water conservation.  It can easily become overwhelming when trying to decide.  Do you want a one handle or two handle faucet?  Do you want a built in soap pump that matches?  One of the biggest things to take into consideration is not only will it look great, but will it meet the needs of your changing household.  You want a bathroom faucet that will enhance the style and design of your bathroom as well as one that has universal design. 


Topics: Custom Bathroom Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Bathroom Sinks, Bathroom Faucet

Bathroom Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 12, 2015 2:30:00 PM

brakur_bathroom_remodel_mistakesThere are lot of different trends and amazing things you can do in your custom bathroom remodel.  Many of those new upgrades will bring you enjoyment for years and make it all worth that money spent. However there are some things that will leave you regretting that remodel and wishing you knew a few things ahead of time. A recent consumer report recommended the dos and don’ts of a bathroom remodel.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Bathroom Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Is it Worth it to Remodel Your Chicagoland Bathroom?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 27, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_bathroom_remodelIt’s what everyone wants to know, even before they know what they’re doing in their bath remodel. How much will it cost, and will it be worth it?


Topics: Remodel Budget, Chicagoland, Custom Bathroom Remodel

KBIS - Highlights from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 23, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Every year kitchen and bath professionals come together to spotlight and learn about new and upcoming trends at KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. This has been happening for 50 years. It is where industry professionals are educated and get a head start on the future of kitchen and baths. New products are introduced. It is the highlight of the year for most kitchen and bath design experts. This year was no exception and we are excited to share some of the innovative and exciting new products that will soon be available in many markets.


Topics: Custom Bathroom Remodel, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, KBIS

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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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