Kitchen Design Tips for the One-Wall Kitchen Layout

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 7, 2016 4:00:00 PM

brakur_one_wall_kitchen-1.jpgIf you are looking for the ideal kitchen layout for smaller homes or studio apartments you might want to consider the One-wall kitchen layout. It compliments open floor plans or loft style condos. 

In this particular layout everything from appliances to cabinets are located on the same wall. While efficient like the galley kitchen layout it is less closed in and more open. Many homeowners like this layout because it optimal for entertaining. 


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Layouts, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Style, Small Kitchen

Kitchen Design Tips for the U-Shaped Kitchen Layout

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Dec 31, 2015 11:00:00 AM

brakur_u_shape_kitchen.jpgChoosing the right kitchen layout for your home and lifestyle is the key to making the kitchen the heart of the home. While space and size will limit you to certain layouts it is important to take a closer look at your different kitchen layout options.


Topics: Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Storage, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Design Tips, Work Zones, U-Shaped Kitchen

Does Your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Need an Island or a Peninsula?

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Jul 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_kitchen_with_island_2It is not uncommon to walk in most kitchens today and see some sort of an island.  Kitchens are bigger and can more easily accommodate an island.  Today’s kitchen islands have purpose as well as style and function. 


Topics: Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Island, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Peninsula, Open Kitchen

Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Kitchen Design Consultation

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May 20, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_kitchen_consultationMost homeowners aren’t really sure where to start when it comes to working with a kitchen designer.  They don’t come as prepared as they could and take full advantage of what a designer has to offer. It is important to realize that kitchen designers can’t always read your mind so the better prepared you are for your kitchen  design consultation the more you will get accomplished.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Design Trends, Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Design Consultation, Kitchen Design

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

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Dec 19, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Brakur_New_Years_ResolutionsWith the New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions. Many of us will be setting goals to improve fitness, lose weight, spend quality time with family, or maybe to get our homes more organized and the way we want them. With any goal it is something that takes planning and just doesn’t happen on its own. If you are to achieve something there is a thought process that has to occur and a certain level of commitment if you are going to achieve those resolutions.


Topics: Chicagoland, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Storage, organization

Where to Put Your Appliances in a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 12, 2014 6:00:00 PM

For years we have heard about the work Brakur_-_Kitchen_Appliancestriangle in the kitchen. Where everything revolves around the refrigerator, stove, and sink. The idea is that everything is within reach so you don’t have to go far to do what you need. However in some kitchens it is not ideal for function and flow. The placement of your appliances depends a lot on no only the activities of your home, but the size of your kitchen.  Designers have found that the work triangle doesn’t necessarily work for all kitchens. In fact it doesn’t even need to be a triangle at all. 


Topics: Appliances, Kitchen Layouts, Chicago Area

Preventing Those Kitchen Traffic Jams

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 29, 2014 5:45:00 PM

Brakur_Kitchen_Traffic_JamsIt’s time to remodel and finally get that dream kitchen you have been wanting for so long. It’s amazing to think of what this new kitchen is going to mean to you and your family. You have your Pinterest board ready with everything that is going to make your kitchen just perfect.  


Topics: Getting Started, Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Layouts

Tips to Make Your Kitchen Feel Larger

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Brakur_Small_KitchensIf you are like most people you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Many of us dream of that oversized kitchen that has style, is easy to cook in, and can wow our guests when they come to visit. Unfortunately not every home is suited for a large kitchen, so you are left to dream and think of a future day when you can afford that larger home. When remodeling your kitchen you don’t have to wait to have the feel of a large kitchen in a big home. There are several things you can to do to give your smaller kitchen the appearance that it is larger than it really is. 


Topics: Countertops, Chicagoland, Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Layouts

The 5 Most Common Kitchen Layouts

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 21, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Brakur_5_common_kitchen_layoutsSo much of the activity we do in our homes revolves around the kitchen. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. The one most important decision a homeowner can make is choosing the right layout so the flow of activity continues and works with their lifestyle. The layout determines the ease of cooking, how and where we eat, and the socialization that occurs in so many homes. Layout can be affected by the placement of sinks, appliances, where doors and windows are placed and where people sit down to do every day tasks such has paying the bills or kids doing homework.  


Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Chicagoland, Kitchen Layouts

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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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