Monday, February 23, 2015

New photos up on Houzz!

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!

Cleaning Wood Countertops

Here's a quick video made by EnGRAIN on how to properly clean a wood countertop in your kitchen!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

KBIS Trends for 2015!

Braam's went to the KBIS Annual conference last month in Las Vegas to see what's new in the Kitchen and Bath Industry for 2015!

The trends we see recurring are quartz countertops and polished chrome hardware.  White is still the favourite cabinet colour with grey expected to take the lead this year! There is also a push towards more contemporary designs and keeping an open concept.
Multifunctional living is important in this space-saving age; so we're also seeing a lot of clients who are ditching their dining rooms altogether, making the kitchen the centre of home for entertaining!  In the bath, we're seeing trends in floating cabinets and open shelves (which parrots the contemporary look).  Will you be incorporating some of these trends in your 2015 renovations??

Check out these posts from around the web for more on 2015 trends:

Why the open kitchen is here to stay

Dwell's take on KBIS 2015

NKBA's trends for 2015 in the kitchen and bath

Ditch the dining room!?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Best of Houzz 2015

Braam’s Custom Cabinets Receives
Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada and Around the World

[Palo Alto, USA], January 19, 2015 – Braam’s Custom Cabinets has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The “The 30+ year old cabinet design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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. 

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Braam’s Custom Cabinets among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Follow Braam’s Custom Cabinets on Houzz here
Check out Braam’s Custom Cabinets on the web here

About Braam's
“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.”

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Braam's Cabinetry featured in Style at Home

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!

Monday, June 16, 2014

What to Know About Working With a Custom Cabinet Maker - featured on Houzz!

We think that custom makes a big difference, so we were more than happy to team up with Laura Gaskill from Houzz to answer a few questions on what to look for in a custom cabinetmaker, plus the lowdown on pricing structure, 3D-rendering technology and more.  

Check out the full article here!  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NAHB Reveals Most Popular Features Found in New Homes

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has shared the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014 as builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year. 

The survey revealed that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are top priorities for home owners.  Builders also listed features such as granite countertops, a double sink and a central island as winning elements in new-home kitchen. 

See the NAHB press release here