Monthly Archives: March 2012

Kitchen Island Configurations: Granite Countertops for Easy Clean-up of Oil Spills

Fried chicken from a cast iron skillet is everyone’s favorite – but, oh, the cleanup. Oil and batter splattered all around the stove, countertop and sides. De-greasing all the surfaces isn’t that hard if there’s a little “wall” around the … Continue reading

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Ikea Vanities: Organized Interiors

  One of the greatest advantages of using IKEA kitchen cabinets for a vanity is the wide variety of interior organizers available that can easily be re-purposed for bathroom storage needs. The Variera spice jar insert is good to separate loose … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Corner Stove and Microwave alignment

Inexperienced IKEA designers have a tendency to set all cabinets and appliances against the wall, however ranges placed at an angled corner wall are an important exception.  The main reason for this is that the range will not be aligned below … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design Ideas: Hiding a TV inside the Kitchen

Most parents complain that while they’re preparing meals their kids are in another room planted in front of a TV; this is also true for the non-cooking partner. Since watching someone cook can’t compete with a favorite TV show, then … Continue reading

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FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Tyler’s Ultimate – TV Chefs Edition

Today’s famous kitchen comes from Food Tv’s Chef Tyler Florece from Tyler’s Ultimate. We’ve given it a modern spin by moving away from painted wood cabinets.  Here’s our version: IKEA Door Style: Rubrik Turquoise (available in European and Asian markets) … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: How the Window Frame affects your Design

Our practical side aims to install as many IKEA cabinets as possible in the kitchen (especially if it’s small) to increase storage space. Though, our opposing aesthetic side knows that the kitchen must look good and be comfortable.  Often times … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 14

IKDO helped design an Galley kitchen in Adel Medium Brown. Cabinet Cost: $2,910.71

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Kitchen Island Configurations: Angular Islands

This island design bears a resemblance to a command center. One that is removed from the actual production (in this case cooking) and fitted with the essentials to clean-up after that production has been completed. It’s as if Captain Kirk … Continue reading

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Ikea Vanities: Using Wall Cabinets with Different heights

Small item storage is vital in for bathrooms, so as to avoid getting caught up in the morning rush: colognes in the closet, deodorant on the night stand, make up in a purse means running around and wasting time.  Drawers … Continue reading

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Spice Storage Solutions: Ikea’s Perfekt Shelves

It’s convenient to have spices, sauces and utensils close-by when cooking stir-fry or pasta. Open cubby hole type spaces are ideal for fast cookin’ and grabbin’ using IKEA’s 9″ perfekt shelves. They’re usually designed vertically but become “spice racks” when placed horizontally. … Continue reading

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