Should you sell or renovate your home?

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 10, 2018 3:00:00 PM

If you’re considering any changes in your home, one of the questions might be whether it’s better to sell or renovate your home. This is a very common question which brings a lot of things into play in answering it.

Kitchen ConstructionThe right answer for you will depend on many things. Some of the most important are as follows:

  • What’s The Market Like in Your Area? If it’s hot and houses sell quickly it may be time to “cash in”. OR if you want to roll the dice because it may continue to appreciate in your area then consider how to you can make it better and wait for payday later.

Topics: Planning for Remodel

Make the most of Your Pre-Kitchen Remodel Phase

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 12, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Are you thinking about getting a new kitchen? Studies show that homeowners start looking and educating themselves about kitchens up to 2 years before the begin their project. We call this pre-kitchen remodel phase the “Greenhouse Phase”.



Topics: Planning for 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

Planning Space for Your Kitchen Work Centers

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 23, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Brakur Kit - Why.pngSomething that disturbs many homeowners is the lack of organized space in their kitchen. They always feel like it’s just not quite laid out just right to be able to organize things the way they need them to be. When planning your kitchen remodel, make sure you effectively plan the space in each of your Kitchen Work Zones or Kitchen Work Centers.


Topics: Space Planning, Planning for Remodel

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

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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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