Learn From the Experts:  Get a More Efficient Kitchen and Bathroom

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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

Top 5 Regrets to Avoid in your New Chicagoland Custom Kitchen

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Dec 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When you do a new or remodeled kitchen or bath, there are common regrets that people have that are easily avoided if you know what to look for beforehand.

We can help you avoid any pitfalls or regrets when you do a Brakur Custom Kitchen. Here are some of the top things that you should think about before starting your custom kitchen remodel.

Regret #1 – “I should have utilized storage space better”

brakur_regret_1.pngMany times people don’t realize they missed some organizing opportunities until they are actually working in their new kitchen. When it’s too late.

When you look at your proposed design for your new kitchen, think through how you will utilize it. Picture yourself working in it. Walk through it in your mind, and imagine where you would want to store the things you use in your kitchen. Consider and think about different kitchen work zones. Then think about and ask your designer what organization solutions you could utilize in the correct places to help you make it ideal.


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Crown Molding, Work Zones

Kitchen Design Tips for a Galley Kitchen

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Dec 3, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Not every home will work with a large open kitchen. Rather than go to a big expense of knocking down walls if that is an option, why not choose a layout such as a galley kitchen that will work with your current home structure.


A galley kitchen, often referred to as a corridor kitchen, is known as being one of the most efficient and user-friendly kitchen layouts. In this layout they have cabinets and appliances lined up parallel on two walls directly across from each other. Homeowners have everything they need within close proximity and it is a great way to maximize the space you have. Keep in mind that galley kitchens are most often used in smaller spaces, but they will work well in larger spaces as well. You might be surprised to find out it is also one of the more affordable layouts.


Topics: Kitchen Storage, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design Tips, Galley Kitchen, Work Zones

Making Your Custom Kitchen Your Own by Adding Small Details

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Oct 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Brakur_Small_DetailsThere is so much more flexibility and things you can do when you choose to use a custom cabinet company.  You have more options and the ability to do things that the standard cabinet company is limited to. Even with custom layouts and cabinets you can take it to the next level by adding small details and custom touches.  It’s the little details you add to your custom cabinets that will give your kitchen that “WOW” factor.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Storage, Glass Doors, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Crown Molding

Making the Most of Your Open Storage in Your Custom Kitchen

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Oct 19, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_open_storageOne of the hottest trends right now is open shelving and storage in the kitchen.  It is both stylish and practical.  However it is easy for those spaces to quickly become cluttered and unappealing. A recent HGTV article gave suggestions for utilizing your open storage and giving your kitchen a chic look.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Storage, Brakur Custom Cabinetry

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

Gain More Counter Space and Alleviate the Clutter- Unique Storage Ideas

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Jul 10, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Deciding where to put and store things has always beenAppliance_Garage_Brakur a dilemma.  Especially those extra bulky items that seem to clutter up your counters.  Today we have gadgets for everything in the kitchen.  While they are great and convenient, sometimes finding a place for them, and making them accessible, is an even bigger concern. 


Topics: Tips and Advice, Design Trends, Chicago Area, Kitchen Storage

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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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