Monthly Archives: January 2012

A functional kitchen island from IKEA

We’ve all been there: we’re trying to create the perfect island for the kitchen and the ideas seem contradictory. However, there’s no need to sacrifice looks for functionality! You can have them both with a gorgeous two-level island. Just take … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and The Completed Design – Project 6

IKDO designed a cozy eating area for $3,813.53

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Kitchen design ideas: glass doors for a china cabinet

Many of us experience that sense of dread when our mother-in-law announces a sudden visit. Special dishes and silverware that distinguish the occasion must be looked for and sorted out. Storing them separately adds to the anticipation (or trepidation) as … Continue reading

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Storage solutions: kitchen corner cabinets

It’s senseless to be “backed into a corner”, or suffer a poor design, for corner base cabinets.  The average kitchen has only one and there’s at least six feet of available storage space available.  Designed well, the corner base cabinet … Continue reading

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Choosing the ideal fridge location for your kitchen

Leaving your fridge next to the wall (as shown above) is always the wrong way to go.  Not only does this make the entire design look poorly planned, but it’s also very impractical – and here’s why: The door must … Continue reading

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FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Will and Grace – Will Truman – TV Homes Edition

Today we are moving on from TV Chefs into TV Homes for this week’s Famous Kitchen.  We’ve chosen Will Truman’s kitchen from NBC’s hit series Will and Grace.  Here’s our version: IKEA Door Style: Adel Beech Main Features: Galley kitchen built in … Continue reading

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IKEA kitchen islands: your own cooking and baking center

Typical kitchen designs have a full range or a cooktop in one cabinet and wall oven in a tall cabinet.  If there’s space for an island, then a lot of space is saved by including them here. The island shown … Continue reading

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How to design a breakfast center with IKEA cabinets

We’ve all experienced that morning stupor during which just a simple breakfast of a bagel, or cereal and coffee is all that’s necessary to carry on. Or, a warm Pop Tart and a glass of orange juice could be tasty. … Continue reading

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5 ways to add color to your IKEA kitchen

  IKEA’s five types of accent doors are sure to brighten up modern kitchen designs with their Rubrik Akurum line.  These doors average about $35-40 more than the main door styles. The Choices Abstrakt High Gloss Green: The most common choice … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 5

IKDO used Ramsjo Red-Brown for a modern kitchen and wet bar design. Cabinet Cost: $7,049.21  (countertop included)

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