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.
Alison has her hands full with this dirty, cluttered kitchen in desperate need for a makeover. The couple’s Chinese heritage comes into play in a feng shui inspired design that not only clears the clutter, but also brings in good energy and luck to the most important room in the house. Alison starts by improving the space planning and takes out a load-bearing wall to create an area for dining and organization with a custom-built mudroom. The range, a central fixture in a feng shui kitchen, is replaced and re-located between two windows to give the kitchen balance and an aging door is changed out with a glass door and window to bring in more light. Grass cloth wallpaper, neutral colored tile and countertops and a butcher block topped island complete with hideaway dog bowls give the space a zen feel, which according to feng shui helps aide in digestion. To top off the design, Alison helps the homeowners bring a piece of themselves into the kitchen with a calendar made out of paint samples and custom Chinese wall art.
Alison Victoria perfectly blends this couple’s love of art and eclectic design with their need for more storage and functionality in the kitchen. The drab lifeless kitchen with its ‘surgery room’ island and ‘poo brown’ grout is transformed into a stylishly funky kitchen with a colored range and playfully modern chevron patterned tile. Homeowners can finally enjoy the view out of their kitchen window with a smart sink relocation to the revamped island. Rich wood flooring laid in a deceptively simple chevron pattern replaces old tile flooring and the unattractive cabinets are donated and replaced with a full sized pantry and cream-colored custom cabinetry. A banquet with a DIY chevron pattern painted on it accents the theme and adds just the right art deco touch to the seating area.
Alison takes on a super-sized kitchen and brings the countertops, cabinets and appliances down to standard height. A small stage built underneath the existing kitchen is removed, a wall is opened up and a window is covered to make this kitchen functional, stylish and open. Dark espresso cabinetry with frosted doors tie into a unique bubbled glass island that appears to be ‘floating’ in the kitchen. New appliances, dark cork flooring and a silver and gold black tiled focal wall pull the room together. A lounge area with a DIY photo tree and 3D accent wall finish off the space and give this couple a place to dine, relax and entertain.