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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

Custom Kitchen Design Tips to Enhance your Entertaining

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_entertaining_in_kitchenMany people today use kitchens not only to cook in, but they have become a part of our entertaining space.  If you are a homeowner who loves to entertain then you will want to include certain features in you kitchen layout that will allow you to interact with your guests.  You can still be a part of the action and not miss out on the fun!  


Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Entertaining

Creative and Bold Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for Your Custom Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 2, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Brakur_creative_backsplashIt’s easy to get in a rut and go with the standard tile for kitchen backsplash.  If you are looking for something more than just your standard tile you have a host of options if you are feeling adventurous and creative.  With the right skilled laborer you can make your kitchen backsplash out of just about anything.  Consider using unexpected materials, keeping in mind the overall look and budget of your kitchen. 


Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Kitchen, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Backsplash Materials, Backsplash Ideas

Design Tips for Your Kitchen Pantry

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM

brakur_pantry_tipsMost kitchen homeowners have a kitchen pantry or plan to have one if they are building a new home or remodeling their kitchen.  While some may have the luxury of a walk in pantry there is also the option of a pantry cabinet if there is not one.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Custom Kitchen Pantry

Bathroom Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 12, 2015 2:30:00 PM

brakur_bathroom_remodel_mistakesThere are lot of different trends and amazing things you can do in your custom bathroom remodel.  Many of those new upgrades will bring you enjoyment for years and make it all worth that money spent. However there are some things that will leave you regretting that remodel and wishing you knew a few things ahead of time. A recent consumer report recommended the dos and don’ts of a bathroom remodel.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Bathroom Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Designing a Kitchen with Pets in Mind

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 17, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Brakur_Kitchen_Design_for_PetsIf you walk into almost any home chances are they have some type of a pet.  Many homeowners consider their pets as much a part of the family as any member.  In fact about 68 percent of homes in America own some type of pet.  A majority of those homes have a least a dog or cat, with many of them having multiple pets. 


Topics: Tips and Advice, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Pets, Designing a Kitchen

Kitchen Design Guidelines for Your Custom Illinois Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jun 2, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Brakur_Kitchen_Design_GuideYou may be building a new home or just remodeling your current kitchen, however, we want to make sure you make smart design decisions.  After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home and affects the overall flow and function of the household.  It is where we cook, entertain, relax, talk and many other things.  Our goal is to help you design a kitchen that is functional, accessible, enjoyable, and safe. It’s important that it works for your household and is comfortable for you. There are some basic guidelines that you will want to keep in mind.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Design, Illinois Custom Kitchen Remodel

Preparing For Your New Kitchen Remodel Installation

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Brakur_Preparing_For_RemodelMany people, once they get done with their kitchen remodel, say that if they had known better they would’ve done a few things to differently to prepare before the construction began.  Kitchen remodels are one of those things where it’s easy to get there and say “Oops I wish I would’ve thought of that!” 


Topics: Tips and Advice, Getting Started, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Installation

Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Kitchen Design Consultation

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 20, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_kitchen_consultationMost homeowners aren’t really sure where to start when it comes to working with a kitchen designer.  They don’t come as prepared as they could and take full advantage of what a designer has to offer. It is important to realize that kitchen designers can’t always read your mind so the better prepared you are for your kitchen  design consultation the more you will get accomplished.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Design Trends, Kitchen Layouts, Kitchen Design Consultation, Kitchen Design

Choosing the Right Tile for your Kitchen Backsplash

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 6, 2015 11:28:00 AM

BrakurTileBacksplashWith so many tile backsplash choices, which one will make your kitchen stand out and look the best? Many consider the choice of backsplash to be one of the most important decisions in your kitchen remodel. You want to ensure you choose the right style of tile and layout to get the look you want in your kitchen.


Topics: Tips and Advice, Backsplash, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Tile

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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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