Did you catch us in the August issue of Style at Home Magazine? We had some cabinetry featured on page 75 (bottom left photo below) alongside an article about the very talented Scott Bachly and his family cottage in Muskoka. What an exquisite home!We’re proud to have been part of this project!
Braam’s Custom Cabinets Receives
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.
“Braam’s Custom Cabinets originated as a two-man operation out of the family garage in South-Western Ontario. Today, we run out of multiple locations, including a 47,000 square foot manufacturing facility and three showrooms. We have worked all over the continent and continue to take on projects throughout Canada and the U.S.
For over 30 years, Rob and Peter Braam have worked to establish a well-rounded team who bring the very best in cabinetry design, tailored carpentry and finishing. We are committed to creating exceptional living spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Our blend of old world craftsmanship and new world manufacturing ensures a beautiful, balanced look that will stand the test of time.”
We’ve just posted some new photos up on houzz if you’d like to see!A warm and inviting home from Simcoe, Ontario.
Follow the link here to see all the photos on our houzz profile!
One of our newest custom homes – Luxurious Home in London – has gone live on Houzz!
This project features a custom kitchen with on trend two-tone cabinetry, a large island meant for entertaining, and a painted gray servery to maximize kitchen storage without sacrificing style. Stop into the Houzz gallery to see a few other little surprises – like unique dining room bench seating and slick wine storage!
We had the pleasure of working on a few different spaces in this client’s home including their closet which was made complete by a multi-level island to make getting dressed on those Monday mornings just a little bit easier.
Together with Design House London we turned this custom bathroom into the ensuite of our clients’ dreams! Oversized mirrors and custom cabinetry with mullions and floating vanities – oh my! Talk about classy.
Click HERE to check out the full gallery on Houzz. You won’t be disappointed!
So it’s been about two weeks since KBIS 2018 and we’ve finally digested everything we saw this year.
We managed to avoid the rain and the cold spell in Orlando and enjoyed the warmer weather and bright sun along with an amazing atmosphere at the Orange County Convention Centre for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. After sorting through the MANY pictures and videos we took, we’ve identified the trendiest design ideas and movements of this year’s show. So, let’s take a look!
1. Waterfall Countertops
Granite, marble, porcelain, quartz..the material doesn’t matter, waterfall is in! Waterfall edge gives your kitchen a sleek look with clean lines while creating a subtle statement piece for the space. Best part? No more scuffed and scratched end panels! We’re giving this trend the thumbs up.
2. Multi-level Islands and Butcher Blocks
This design trend allows you to create a little extra space in your kitchen while playing with different textures, colours, and materials. Multi-level islands designate eating areas from prep stations which is perfect for those who love to entertain. Butcher blocks, on the other hand, allow for a smaller area for slicing and chopping so might be more ideal for those with smaller spaces.
3. Two Tone Cabinetry
Moving away from the traditional white kitchen, people are beginning to gravitate towards a more colourful kitchen palette. Whether it is a dark island with white wall cabinets or white uppers with stained lower cabinets, this trend blends serene white with eye-catching colour to create the perfect blend. The colour breaks up the monotony while creating a focal point in your space. Safe to say this trend looks like it’ll be sticking around.
In a world where we are constantly moving forward, it is no surprise that technology related designs and products made a big splash at KBIS this year. From fridges that will text you if you’re out of milk to drawers with full charging stations inside to faucets that are 3D printed, tech-related design is sure to help make your living space just a little bit easier.
See you at KBIS 2019!
The past Saturday, Braam’s Custom Cabinets made an appearance at the annual NKBA Design Competition.
The team enjoyed a night of great food, fabulous music, wonderful company, and beautiful designs from all over Ontario.
Not only that, but Braam’s is proud to say that we took home the award for “Other Room” which was collaborated on with Studio H Design.
Braam’s also brought home an honorable mention for “Large Bath” which was created with Olly + Em.
We are extremely grateful for the recognition from our peers. We always strive to be the best we can and appreciate the acknowledgement of our team’s hardwork and dedication.
See you next year at the 2019 NKBA Gala!
Braam’s is proud to announce that we have been nominated for a few awards at this year’s London Home Builders Association’s Awards of Creative Excellence 2018.
In the fall of every year, the London design and build industry celebrates the best and brightest in the community by recognizing noteworthy projects by London-based companies. As a proud member of the LHBA family, Braam’s is pleased to have been nominated in the following categories:
BEST NEW SINGLE FAMILY HOME OVER $1,000,000 (with Gentrac Building Corporation and Orchard Design Studio Inc.)
BEST RENOVATED KITCHEN (with Clear Concept Design & Build)
BEST RENOVATION UP TO $50,000 (with Clear Concept Design & Build)
BEST RENOVATION $150,000 – $350,000 (with Clear Concept Design & Build)
BEST KITCHEN CABINETRY
BEST WEB PRESENCE
We wish the best of luck to all those nominated and we cannot wait for award winners to be announced on October 11th at the Lamplighter Inn.
Click HERE to see a full list of categories and nominees.
Braam’s is proud to announce the official opening of our newest London showroom location at 3 Bathurst Street. With the help of our design staff, we celebrated a wonderful evening with builders, designers, and clients – past, present, and future!
Each attendee, with a Braam’s passport in hand, ventured through the showroom and studied each display to learn a little bit of what makes Braam’s special – all while enjoying an eclectic spread of food provided by The Black Trumpet. From traditional Japanese sushi to delectable Dutch cookies and pastries, there was something there to satisfy every preference.
Braam’s extends a sincere thank you to the companies involved in making the evening a success: Richelieu, London Bath Centre, and Sloan Stone Design. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to host a fun filled evening with a little education on the side.
Finally, we want to thank EVERYONE that stopped into the Grand Opening. We hope you enjoyed your time at the new Braam’s showroom and we hope to see you all again very soon!
What are the differences between stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and fully custom cabinets?
When considering cabinets for a home, homeowners can pick from a few different options: stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, or fully custom cabinets. While each type of cabinet has their pros and cons, it is important to weigh your options depending upon the type of project, budget, and what you need from your cabinets. Here we will discuss the three types of cabinetry and give a little insight on what you can expect with each cabinet type.
Stock cabinets are premanufactured cabinets that are sold by big box stores. These cabinets come in specific sizing and have little flexibility when it comes to material, finish, and overall design. While stock cabinetry tends to be more affordable with shorter lead times, you will have to sacrifice overall quality of your cabinets in exchange. The lifespan of stock cabinets is much shorter than their fully custom counterpart and are unlikely to be able to be refinished as the low-quality materials experience a lot of wear and tear – this means you will be replacing them in a few years!
Overall, stock cabinets are most ideal for homeowners with a smaller budget, homeowners looking to quickly renovate, or those with inexpensive rental properties who need to replace cabinetry frequently.
Semi-custom cabinets are a hybrid between stock cabinets and custom cabinets – basically, they are stock cabinets with extra detail options. While quality and lifespan of semi-custom are similar to stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets have a bit more leeway when it comes to material, finish, and design. The price of semi-custom is more than stock but tend to be only fractionally less expensive than fully custom. Semi-custom cabinets allow you to add in those off-size cabinets and offer different hardware options at an upcharge. This type of cabinet might be able to be refinished easier than stock cabinets but, again, the quality of semi-custom is much less than fully custom cabinetry.
Overall, semi-custom cabinets are ideal for homeowners that are more design orientated that don’t mind having to refinish their cabinetry every few years.
Fully Custom Cabinets
Fully custom cabinets are cabinets designed to fit a space with limitless options when considering style, finish, material, and hardware. Custom cabinets are built to order and, therefore, will have longer lead times than both stock and semi-custom. While you might be waiting a bit longer for your cabinetry, this type of cabinet is meant to last a lifetime – many people who opt for custom cabinets enjoy their cabinetry for over 20 years – as the quality of this cabinet far surpasses every other cabinet on the market. Homeowners with custom cabinets will have a space that is unique to their home and a team of expert designers, cabinetmakers, and installers to help them throughout the design and build process.
Overall, custom cabinets are best suited for those looking for long-lasting cabinetry made from scratch by professionals with the expertise to execute the perfect end result.
All cabinet types have their merits and downfalls. Deciding on what type of cabinetry best suits you is key in being happy with the final product. Remember to consider your budget, needs, design style, and expected lifetime of the product when looking at cabinetry. And don’t be afraid to reach out to one of our showrooms if you need a little more info!
In early June, Braam’s was proud to officially open our doors at our new Birmingham location with a Showroom Grand Opening Celebration.
A cornerstone in Birmingham, Michigan Braam’s has now moved into a much larger space at 2010 Cole Street in Unit 1. With June 6th, 2019 marking the opening for the new space, Braam’s cannot wait to reacquaint ourselves with Birmingham homeowners, builders, designers, and architects.
With many Birmingham residences and businesses in attendance, Braam’s Showroom Grand Opening was a huge success. We were happy to meet everyone and hope to see attendees – and more – in the near future!
We want to give a special thank you to Nostimo Kitchen for supplying the delicious food for the evening. Everything was incredibly tasty and our guests couldn’t stop raving about it.
Didn’t get a chance to stop into the Showroom Grand Opening? No worries! We would be happy to give you a walk through of our new showroom and design center. Just hop over to our Contact page and to write in and schedule a time with one of our talented designers. We would be more than happy to assist you in any custom cabinet projects you have in mind.
Lastly, Braam’s wants to thank everyone who came out to see our new space. We cannot wait to continue to bring our beautifully crafted, high quality custom cabinets to Michigan. Through this new location, we aim to better serve our clients with more samples, more displays, and a roomy new meeting area. Thank you for coming out and supporting us!