Braam’s at NKBA Gala

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!


LHBA’s ACE 2018 Award Nominations

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)

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.


Newest London Showroom Grand Opening

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: RichelieuLondon 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!


Cabinet Types: Stock, Semi-Custom, Fully Custom

Cabinet Types:

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

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

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.

In conclusion..

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!


Birmingham Showroom Grand Opening

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!