NKBA Guidelines to know for kitchen design

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Mar 22, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Do you know enough to ensure you end up with the best kitchen possible, no matter how good your designer is? The more you know even before your designer is chosen the better it is for your final result.

If you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen, or even move into a new home, there are several guidelines that your kitchen designer will follow when designing your kitchen.  As a homeowner, it can be useful to know some of these guidelines. These guidelines and design principles help you choose the correct appliances, lighting, have the right space planning and much more related to your final design. Knowing and understanding these guidelines will give you a better understanding as to why your kitchen designer does or does not do certain things.


Topics: Custom Kitchen, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Work Zones

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

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

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

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

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

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

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

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

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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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