The History of Kitchens

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Jun 29, 2017 4:00:00 PM

History of Kitchens.pngSometimes it’s interesting to see where we’ve come from when we look at today’s “hub-of-the-home” kitchens. Today the kitchen is where we gather, where we eat, where we entertain, where we plan, where we socialize, and where we coordinate. Even where we work!


Topics: Custom Kitchens

Tips to Help You Declutter Your Custom Kitchen

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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

How to Make the Most Out of Your Kitchen Corners

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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

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brakur_kitchen_trends_staying_power.jpgNo one wants to spend a lot of money on a kitchen that will be outdated in just a few years.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

Homeowners Turning to Professionals for Home Renovations

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 11, 2016 3:30:00 PM

WhenBrakur_professionals.jpg the economy took a downturn many homeowners turned to DIY (Do it Yourself) projects in an effort to save money. It didn’t help that there were all these reality t.v. shows on cable that showed you just how “easy” these home renovations and remodeling projects could be. In just an hour of watching a television show homeowners could see and experience the before and after effects of a successful kitchen remodel. There were even free classes offered at your local home improvement store. To the average homeowner it seemed like no project was that hard to tackle.


Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, 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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