Backsplash Knowledge: Glass Mosaics or Stone

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 27, 2016 12:30:00 PM

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How is your kitchen backsplash knowledge? Do you know about the pro’s and con’s of all the different options? It’s one of the more difficult design decisions for many homeowners. Cabinets and countertops are the focus most times, and backsplashes take the back seat.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Stone Backsplash, Kitchen Backsplash, Glass Mosaic Tile

Benefits of Choosing a Shaker Door Style

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

brakur_shaker_door_style_2.jpgOne of the most universal kitchen cabinet door styles is the shaker. They go well with just about any kitchen style, are easy to clean and maintain, and are in the mid-range price range. There are additional reasons many homeowners are choosing a shaker door style for their Chicagoland custom kitchen. They have a similar look to the flat panel door style but also have a slightly raised border.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Styles, Cabinet Door Styles, Cabinet Finish, Shaker Door Style

Positive Things a Kitchen Remodel Can Do

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 29, 2016 1:30:00 PM

brakur_positive_things.jpgWhen it comes to making a big change in our homes, especially one that costs thousands of dollars, it is normal to hesitate a little bit. Sometimes you just need a little reassurance that you are making the right decision so you won’t have buyer’s remorse.


Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Trends, Benefits of Kitchen Remodel

What Every Dream Kitchen Should Have

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 14, 2016 1:30:00 PM


When designing you custom kitchen it is the ideal time to include those things you have always wanted and will truly make it your dream kitchen. While it may not be practical to include all of these here are some things you may want to include in your kitchen design that will send it over the top. You may never want to leave your kitchen again.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Upgrades, Dream Kitchen

Where to Stash Kitchen Spices

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 9, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_stash_spices.jpgWhat would be a kitchen without spices? In today’s kitchens everything needs to have a place. That doesn’t mean shoved in a kitchen cabinet. Kitchens today are designed around work zones that incorporate universal design. Not only knowing where things are, but having a space that is organized and has easy access is at the top of the list. So where is the best place to store those kitchen spices? We thought we would share a few of our favorite ideas.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Storage, Spice Kitchen, Kitchen Organization

How to Measure Your Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 6, 2016 3:30:00 PM

How does your kitchen remodel measure up?

brakur_measuring_tape.jpgIf you’re about to embark on a kitchen remodeling project, it will help you to know how to measure your kitchen or other space to prepare for the remodel. Your designer will do final measurements, but you can move the job (or process of getting a quote) along quickly by providing initial measurements, which your designer will use to create your new space.


Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Remodel Tips, Measuring for Cabinets

Kitchen Design Tips for the Untidy Cook

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

While many people will say clean as you go, some homeowners who love to cook just don’t work that way. For many homeowners when they are done cooking in the kitchen there is one huge mess. No matter your cooking style there are some kitchen design tips that can help keep your kitchen looking clean and organized.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Design Tips, Kitchen Layout

Exploring the Differences of Quartz and Quartzite Countertops

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_countertop_samples.jpgQuartz is fast becoming a popular countertop option. Many homeowners may not realize there are two similar products on the market quartz and quartzite. They both have some very distinct differences. Understanding and knowing the difference between these two countertop materials will help you get what you are looking for in your custom kitchen remodel.


Topics: Countertops, Custom Kitchen, Quartz, Quartzite, Stone Countertops

Learn the Pros and Cons of Open Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Brakur_Open_kitchen_cabinet.pngOne of the hottest kitchen trends in the kitchen industry is open kitchen cabinets.  They basically are a cabinet box without the doors or can also include open shelving. This trend gives the kitchen a casual and open look. 

While it is popular it may or may not be for you.  To help you decide we thought we would share the pros and cons so you can determine if this trend will work for your home.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Trends, Open Shelving, Open Kitchen 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

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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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