Custom Kitchen Remodel – It’s All About the Details

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Nov 9, 2016 2:30:00 PM

A custom kitchen remodel is so much more than getting new cabinets and countertops for your kitchen.  It’s paying attention to the details that will make the biggest difference in your overall satisfaction of your new kitchen.  When choosing cabinet interiors to the overall style and embellishments you add, it’s important to work with a cabinet company that employs professional kitchen designers.  They understand the importance of detail and how it will affect not just how your kitchen looks but how you and your family function in the kitchen.


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Topics: Kitchen Style, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Design Tips, Dream Kitchen

How to Give Your Indoor Kitchen an Outdoor Sentiment

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 2, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_Kitchen_outdoor_feel.jpgBring the outdoors inside your home. While many homeowners across the country enjoy outdoor living areas it may not be practical or even possible in your Chicago area home. With harsh winters and hot muggy summers it might make more sense to bring that outdoor vibe inside and be able to enjoy it year round without worrying about the outside elements. You can have the perfect custom kitchen remodel and still enjoy the outdoor feel by following a few of these simple design tips.


Topics: Kitchen Style, Kitchen Design, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Design Tips

Matching Your Knobs and Pulls to your Kitchen Cabinet Style and Finish

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 17, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_knobs_and_pulls.jpgThere are so many different decisions that have to be made when remodeling or getting a kitchen for your new construction home. For most homeowners they might think that choosing knobs and pulls would be the easiest decision to make. Choosing the right kitchen cabinet hardware is just as important as choosing the big stuff. It is not something you want to brush over and not pay attention to.


Topics: Kitchen Style, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Cabinet Hardware, Knobs and Pulls

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

How to Communicate Your Vision to Your Kitchen Designer

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 20, 2016 3:30:00 PM

brakur_communicate_vision.jpgWhen most people come in to meet with their kitchen designer they have a pretty good idea of what they want. They usually know their kitchen style and what type of finish they would like. They also have some pretty good ideas of what they want their kitchen to look like. The challenge is making sure your kitchen designer understands exactly what you want.


Topics: Kitchen Style, Kitchen Designer, Custom Kitchen Remodel, Cabinet Finishes

Custom Kitchen Updates for Less

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 25, 2015 1:30:00 PM

brakur_custom_kitchen_updatesThe kitchen is one of the hardest working rooms in the home.  It also takes a lot of abuse.  If you have been living in your home a while you may be feeling like you want to update your kitchen.  However either due to budget or the fact that your cabinets are still in really good condition you are having a hard time justifying a full kitchen remodel. There are some less expensive things you can do to help you feel like you have a new kitchen that won’t break the bank.    


Topics: Countertops, Kitchen Style, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Cabinets

Does My Kitchen Style Need to Match my Exterior Home Style?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 23, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_home_exteriorMany homeowners wonder how important is it that the interior style and kitchen match the exterior style of the home.  While there is no easy answer to this question there are some things you will want to consider.  

Some realtors will say yes your interior definitely should reflect your exterior home style.  While others may not think it matters as much. The biggest thing is making sure there is some continuity and that you use styles that are not too drastically different from one another.


Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Style, Exterior Home Style, Realtor's Advice Chicago Area

Designing a Kitchen Island with Both Style and Function

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 3, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_Island_function_and_styleOver the years the design and style of the kitchen island has evolved. It used to be a rectangular space that allowed for more storage and extra workspace. If you go into most contemporary kitchens today you will notice just how much the overall function and style has changed. Kitchen islands in many kitchens today are more than a little extra storage and can be used for many different purposes. In some kitchens they become the center of which a majority of activity revolves around. In other kitchens they can be a stunning focal point that draws people into their kitchen.


Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Style, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Island

Kitchen Styles Part 2: The Modern Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_Modern_KitchenWhile a modern kitchen can be contemporary it is not always. Contemporary kitchens reflect the current trends or designs. Modern kitchen styles came from the early to mid-20th Century at a time when people veered away from the traditional kitchen style before the Industrial Revolution.The modern kitchen style has been around longer than most people realize.


Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Style, Kitchen Style Modern

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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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