Five Kitchen Accessories that you did not know you needed

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 31, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Picture1-3If you let it, your kitchen can become crowded, cluttered, and messy. The kitchen is the center of the home and you want to keep it as neat and organized as possible. With that being said, here are five kitchen accessories that you absolutely need to stay on top of things.


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Designer

How to Set Up an Organized Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Oct 31, 2016 10:30:00 AM

We’ve all seen varied forms of organization in kitchens. Sometimes they have that feel where everything has a place, and it’s put together perfectly. Others feel like a disorganized mess of “put it wherever you can find a place” thinking.

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Topics: Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Organization

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

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

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

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

Planning Efficient Kitchen Storage

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Brakur_hidden_spice_rack.jpgMost homeowners have a good idea of what they want their kitchen to look like and even what style of kitchen they want.  However, when it comes time to discuss kitchen storage many can be caught off guard because it really isn’t something they have thought about.  Most are just excited to have the extra cabinets and new kitchen. 


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Storage Solutions, Efficient Kitchens

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

Kitchen Design Tips for the U-Shaped Kitchen Layout

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

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

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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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