Tips to Help You Declutter Your Custom Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 24, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Brakur_kitchen_clutter.jpgClutter seems to have a way of creeping up on you and before you know it, things can quickly spiral out of control. For some reason there always seems to be one junk drawer or area of the kitchen that the clutter collects. The following tips will help you eliminate the clutter so you can enjoy your beautiful new custom kitchen.


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Custom Cabinets, Organized Pantry, Kitchen Layout, Custom Kitchens, Kitchen Organization

Kitchen Cabinetry Terms You Should Know

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 9, 2016 4:30:00 PM




If you’re thinking about remodeling a kitchen, or you’re already in the process, we can help you understand some of the most important and frequently used terms so you understand what everyone is talking about. This is your quick-access guide to get you started on the things you should know before getting into a kitchen project.


Topics: Cabinet Door Styles, Custom Cabinets, kitchen cabinet finish, Cabinet Terms

Does it Make Sense to Double Stack Your Cabinets?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 20, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_double_stacked_cabinets.pngDoubling up on cabinets can be a great way for adding extra storage, creating beautiful displays, and maximizing the space in your kitchen.  When done right it can really add to the style of the kitchen, but it is right for your family and lifestyle? Will it help or hinder the function of your kitchen?

Before adding extra cabinets to your kitchen there are a few things you need to consider.  While more cabinet space is great it doesn’t help if it is not accessible and doesn’t serve a purpose. So before doubling up answer the following questions to help you decide if you should double stack cabinets in your kitchen design.


Topics: Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Design Tips, Double Stacked Cabinets

Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 7, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_choosing_cabinets.pngThe kitchen cabinets you choose for your custom kitchen remodel are probably the biggest investment you will make. Cabinets are the focal point of your kitchen.   They can take a lot of abuse so it is important that you choose a cabinet that not only looks good but is also built well.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Design Tips

Where to Stash Small Kitchen Appliances

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 30, 2016 1:00:00 PM

brakur_appliance_pantry.pngLife used to be a simple when it came to kitchen appliances.  You had your standard refrigerator, range, and oven. Today we have a variety of kitchen appliances that are wonderful to use in the kitchen, but take up space and can sometimes create a dilemma as to where to store them.  From blenders, waffle makers, bread machines, stand up mixers, to coffee makers many of these appliances have become a part of our everyday lives. Where can you keep those appliances but still have easy access and not have them clutter your kitchen counters? 


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinets, Small Appliance Storage

Planning a Kitchen Workflow That Works

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 29, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_workflow.pngEach homeowner’s lifestyle is different and the way people do things are different.  You can have a similar kitchen layout but the cabinet interiors and appliance layout and storage may be completely different.  That is a good thing because if you have a good kitchen designer that means they are not only designing a beautiful kitchen space but customizing the organization and work zones of your kitchen to fit the lifestyle and needs of your family. It will save a lot of headaches in the future and prevent those common kitchen traffic jams that can happen. 


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Design, Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Work Zones, Kitchen Workflow

How to Make the Most Out of Your Kitchen Corners

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Brakur_kitchen_corners.pngThe corners of your kitchen can be some of the most valuable space that is often overlooked. They are a great place to add extra storage or even a fun seating arrangement to give your guests a place to hang out.  Utilizing your corners will not only maximize the space you have but also improve the function of your kitchen.

Whether you are considering a remodel or a few minor updates to your Chicagoland kitchen, the following are a few ideas to help you make the most of your kitchen corners.


Topics: Kitchen Design Ideas, Custom Cabinets, Kitchen Design Solutions, Custom Kitchens, Kitchen Corners

Top Laundry Room Trends Worth Paying Attention to

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM

brakur_laundry_room_trends.pngLaundry rooms are evolving and changing. They are no longer just a place to wash clothes. If you haven’t seen a newly remodeled laundry room you will be amazed at what a custom laundry room looks like today. From patterned tile to a rustic farmhouse look there are definitely some trends we are seeing that seem to be sticking. 


Topics: Laundry Room Remodel, Custom Cabinets, Laundry Room Trends

NKBA Announces Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2016

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_trends.jpgThe National Kitchen and Bath Association recently released the top trends that they think will shape kitchen and bath design in 2016. Experts from all over the country who are working professionals in the cabinet industry came together to discuss the future of the kitchen and bath industry. Industry professionals predict homeowners can look forward to streamlined storage solutions, increased function, and clean lines. In addition they shared the following kitchen and bath trends for this year.


Topics: Custom Cabinets, Kitchen and Bath Trends, NKBA, 2016 Kitchen Trends

Kitchen Trends With Staying Power

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 31, 2016 4:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_trends_staying_power.jpgNo one wants to spend a lot of money on a kitchen that will be outdated in just a few years. So what kitchen trends are staying popular and not going out of style?

A recent Houzz study found that homeowners are more concerned with the color of their cabinets, storage and appliances. They are not so concerned with technology beyond having an Ipad and flat screen television in the kitchen. Most homeowners want a pull out trashcan, recycling bins, more storage and new appliances and kitchen cabinets.


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

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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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