Remodel Your Kitchen to Make You Healthier

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 16, 2017 3:13:15 PM

Being healthier is a craze nowadays and everyone wants to find ways to do better. Well, studies show that when you remodel your kitchen it may be just the catalyst you need to make the jump to a healthier lifestyle.

In a recent study, a third of homeowners reported healthier lifestyles after doing a kitchen renovation. Just doing a kitchen remodel allowed them to be better in many ways, including the following:


Topics: Kitchen Remodel

5 Reasons You Know It’s Time to do a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

brakur_dream_kitchen.jpgPeople sometimes think about doing their custom kitchen remodel for a long time before they actually do. It could be due to lack of budget, lack of desire to get into a project, or whatever. Very frequently, however, when someone finishes their remodel they wish they would’ve done it sooner and not waited.

Here are 5 reasons that indicate it is time to go ahead and do your remodel.


Topics: Remodel Budget, Kitchen Remodel, Planning for Remodel

How to use a Digital Scrapbook for Your Kitchen Ideas

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 19, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Digital Scrapbook 1.pngThe saying goes, “a picture is worth 1,000 words”. Well, when beginning the process of doing a new kitchen or kitchen remodel, pictures can communicate a lot of your ideas to your designer. The good news is that with today’s technology it’s easy to keep a digital scrapbook of everything you like.

In addition, there are so many things to think about when doing a kitchen, it can be difficult to organize your thoughts and likes. Pictures can help you keep them all in the right place and not lose them.


Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Digital Scrapbook

Helpful Industry Statistics When Doing a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 17, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Some questions many people have when considering a kitchen remodel project are “what’s everyone else doing?” and “why are they doing it”. You want to know how your choices may affect a future buyer of your home, how your choices fit into the current trends, and so forth.

A recent article spotlights many helpful industry statistics so you can make more educated decisions and get the most value out of your project.

Return on Investment

Kitchen remodels are always a contender for the top value in a remodel project. They produce some of the best return on investment you can achieve in any project in a home.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Industry Statistics, Return on Investment

The Magic Word to get the Kitchen of Your Dreams – “Why”

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 8, 2016 4:18:27 PM

Brakur Kit - Why.pngWhen you get sick, do you walk into your doctor’s office and tell him or her what to prescribe to heal you? On the contrary, you explain what you’re feeling to your doctor and they prescribe the best answer to make you well.

In the Kitchen and Bath Industry, the way we go about getting a kitchen remodel should be the same. Unfortunately, we’ve trained consumers to prescribe their own solutions based on what they’re told or what they see in magazines. 

There’s a better way to ensure you achieve the kitchen of your dreams. 


Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Planning for Remodel

Choosing Cabinet Material

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 5, 2016 11:38:43 PM

Cabinet Material.pngWhen you do a kitchen remodel or new construction, one of the most significant decisions you make is the type of wood species or the cabinet material. It’s the selection that many people make without really knowing why. Deciding which wood species for your cabinet affects how your kitchen will look when you walk in, as well as how long your kitchen may last. 


Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Wood Cabinets, Cabinet Material

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

Common Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel Mistakes

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 26, 2016 1:30:00 PM

brakur_common_kitchen_and_bath_mistakes.jpgWe often get excited when we finally commit to that bathroom or kitchen remodel. It is natural to get wrapped up in the moment and overlook little things that make a successful kitchen or bath remodel.

When deciding to remodel your bathroom or kitchen you will want to avoid the following pitfalls and traps that so many homeowners fall into.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Kitchen Remodel, Money Saving Tips, Bathroom Remodel

Where to Start When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 13, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Brakur_where_to_start.jpgIt is no secret that remodeling a kitchen is one of the most complicated home renovation projects you can do in the house.  At the same time is also one of the most rewarding and will give you the biggest return on your investment.  According to HGTV you should get at least a 70 percent return on your kitchen remodel investment, or more, when selling your home. 


Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Designer, Starting a Kitchen Remodel, Choosing Kitchen Cabinets, Cabinet Dealer

Kitchen Styles Part 4: The Traditional Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 25, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_Traditional_KitchenThe great thing about a traditional kitchen is they never seem to go out of style.Traditional kitchens can also be contemporary but are classic and full of detail. It’s important to not confuse them with country or Old World. Traditional kitchens today have a warm and inviting look.  Some traditional kitchens can be a little bit eclectic. They might have rustic touches but also include the high end cabinetry and countertops.  


Topics: Chicagoland, Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Styles, Traditional Kitchen

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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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