Custom Kitchen Remodel – It’s All About the Details

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 9, 2016 2:30:00 PM

A custom kitchen remodel is so much more than getting new cabinets and countertops for your kitchen.  It’s paying attention to the details that will make the biggest difference in your overall satisfaction of your new kitchen.  When choosing cabinet interiors to the overall style and embellishments you add, it’s important to work with a cabinet company that employs professional kitchen designers.  They understand the importance of detail and how it will affect not just how your kitchen looks but how you and your family function in the kitchen.


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Topics: Kitchen Style, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Design Tips, Dream Kitchen

Top 7 “Happy” Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 6, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_happy_kitchen-1.jpgIf you’re considering a kitchen remodel, or if you’re building a new home, there are some things that you will be very glad you did in your kitchen when you’re done.  You don’t want to be one of the homeowners that stand in their kitchen with regret as they consider what they “should” have done.


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Design Tips, Kitchen Safety

Kitchen Drawers vs. Rollout Shelves

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 3, 2016 4:00:00 PM


When trying to decide whether you should install rollout shelves or kitchen drawers, it's best to consider your storage needs.

There seems to be a lot of discussion over whether drawers or pullout shelves in base cabinets is best. Both have their advantages and can be used in similar ways. However, each has some limitations and work better for storing some things than others. So how do you know which is the better choice for your upcoming kitchen remodel


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Design, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Drawers

How to Give Your Indoor Kitchen an Outdoor Sentiment

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 2, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_Kitchen_outdoor_feel.jpgBring the outdoors inside your home. While many homeowners across the country enjoy outdoor living areas it may not be practical or even possible in your Chicago area home. With harsh winters and hot muggy summers it might make more sense to bring that outdoor vibe inside and be able to enjoy it year round without worrying about the outside elements. You can have the perfect custom kitchen remodel and still enjoy the outdoor feel by following a few of these simple design tips.


Topics: Kitchen Style, Kitchen Design, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen 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

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

Benefits Of Using a Custom Cabinet Company

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 18, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_custom_cabinets.jpgMost people when they think of a custom cabinet company automatically assume it is going to be expensive so they don’t even take the time to explore their custom kitchen and bath cabinet options. They might be surprised to find out that not only are custom cabinets competitive with stock cabinet companies in price, but there are a many added benefits.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinets

How to Communicate Your Vision to Your Kitchen Designer

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 20, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_communicate_vision.jpgWhen most people come in to meet with their kitchen designer they have a pretty good idea of what they want. They usually know their kitchen style and what type of finish they would like. They also have some pretty good ideas of what they want their kitchen to look like. The challenge is making sure your kitchen designer understands exactly what you want.


Topics: Kitchen Style, Kitchen Designer, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Cabinet Finishes

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

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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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