The longstanding quality reputation of Brakur Cabinets continues to manifest itself as a nationally televised network has chosen to highlight the outstanding craftsmanship of Brakur Custom Cabinets. The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Network has consistently called upon Brakur Cabinets to produce and professionally install designer inspired cabinets to showcase on the DIY Network’s “Kitchen Crashers Program” aired regularly on the DIY Network. The DIY Network is a subsidiary of HGTV.
When he sees Alison in the home improvement store, Tom knows what to do chase her! A big fan of the show, Tom talks Alison into taking him home and surprising his wife and next thing he knows, he’s appearing on his favorite TV show. Alison gets to work transforming Tom and Nicole’s builder’s standard kitchen by gutting the room and re-thinking the space planning. She adds an island with a sleek granite top and extends decorative cabinets and gray quartz countertops the entire length of the kitchen, providing endless space for cooking and entertaining. Where there was once an empty space, Alison designs a custom bench clad in wood flooring planks and zinc-covered table to provide seating for the entire family. The dark brown wide-plank wood floor extends up one wall creating an accent wall that looks like a piece of art and a metallic, blue-gray backsplash gives the kitchen some color and style.
An artsy couple gets the kitchen of their dreams: a sexy, retro styled space complete with a lounge area and area to cook. To achieve big things in this tiny space, Alison has to make the most of what she has by extending the cabinets to the ceiling, covering a window with new cabinetry, re-structuring the seating area and building out an existing pantry using pipes and wood. To add style to the space, Alison brings in dark flooring and even darker gray cabinetry that matches exactly with the paint color. To spice up the cabinetry, Alison fills the upper doors with a DIY antiqued mirror project that causes a few headaches to figure out. A 3D reclaimed wood backsplash, surprise throwback refrigerator, built-in speaker system and re-furbished custom chairs make this kitchen a place where this couple can cook breakfast, have cocktails, entertain and hang out.
Alison and the “Kitchen Crashers” crew find a family in Chicago with a love of tattoos. This couple actually met in the tattoo buisness…so…the design inspiration for these two is color, fun and an “outside the box” take on a really small space. In addition to expanding the space, this kitchen gets a new birch floor, green cabinets, new countertops, chalkboard paint, custom stools, a wacky zig zag backsplash, appliances and the crowning jewel is the “compass rose” treatment for the ceiling. The finished product is overwhelming for this couple and a one of a kind, unforgettable kitchen.
Alison Victoria translates this couple’s love for color into a Spanish-themed kitchen with plenty of pop. The extremely dated and dirty kitchen is taken down to the studs to make room for a brand new layout featuring a long island with Bottocino marble countertops and an extra large plaster hood and range. Old linoleum flooring is replaced with gorgeous bamboo flooring with a walnut finish and beat up cabinets are changed out for a cream, glazed look. The ceiling is accented with easy, DIY faux beams and the butler’s pantry is brought back to the 21st century with new cabinetry and a DIY tile countertop. The Spanish style is completed with a vibrant turquoise and yellow backsplash set behind a giant DIY faux finished hood and state-of-the-art range.
Alison and the Kitchen Crashers crew find a young couple, both teachers, who are running out of space in their cramped, dated kitchen. The renovation starts with removing one interior wall to create a seating area and then knocking out an exterior wall to install new French doors. Once the space is expanded in almost every direction the renovation continues with new bamboo flooring, floor to ceiling oak cabinets, custom backsplash, stainless appliances, and a wine barrel dismantled for new bar stools. The awesome finished product literally looks like as completely different space and the homeowners are brought to tears of joy upon seeing the final reveal.