Monthly Archives: April 2012

FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Mrs Doubtfire – Movie Homes

From the charming 90s family comedy Mrs Doubtfire, here’s our IKEA version: IKEA Door Style: Lidingo White Main Features: Two sinks, ends finished with open shelves, breakfast bar, built in appliances. Faucet: Lagan, single lever Sink: Boholmen, Single Bowl Estimated Price:  $4,428.64 … Continue reading

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Ikea Vanities: What’s a good place to hide my hamper?

Most laundry hampers are fairly difficult to access; also most folks don’t really want to see its contents. With an attractive basket that’s emptied often, a laundry hamper needn’t be hampered by having to open a door first. Maybe there’s … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 17

IKDO designed a more open and practical space in Abstrakt White. Cabinet Cost:$5,351.15

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Guest Post: IKEA induction cook-tops – A worthwhile investment.

When it comes to the kitchen, design is dictated by the fact that there are some things you need to have in that room. A fridge freezer, an oven and a stove are pretty much par for the course. When … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Do I Need Fillers for Drawer Cabinets by the Wall?

Bathroom storage is tight to begin with; who wants drawers that only open halfway? Or, that do manage to open completely but scrape the adjoining wall. When using IKEA’s frameless cabinets it’s important to remember that fillers (spacers) are vital … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design Ideas: A Single Cabinet Facing Out for a Table Based Peninsula

Typical kitchen peninsulas are part of the cabinets; they’re permanent.  We feel that’s too limiting in a small kitchen. Sometimes and island is useful and others a peninsula. With a little design forethought, transform a single row kitchen into an … Continue reading

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FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Daddy Day Care – Movie Homes

Today’s famous kitchen comes from the Eddie Murphy’s Daddy Day Care.  Here’s our version: IKEA Door Style: Stat White Main Features: two level island with horizontal wine storage, built in appliances, open shelves. Faucet: Hjuvik with Handspray Sink: Fyndig, Single bowl … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design Ideas: A Beverage Station using a Wine Cooler in a Tall Cabinet

Some of us have been known to take extreme measures while wanting to continue the good times and not finding a bottle of wine or spirits. Our design takes the wine cooler off the floor and places it at eye-level … Continue reading

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Ikea Vanities: Open Cabinets for Sink Bases

  We say take the doors off of those sink cabinet bases and let it all hang out. Why? Because the area below the sink tends to become musty so no doors mean better ventilation. Also, typical sink bases don’t … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Mistakes: How do I Know What the ideal Circulation Area is between cabinets?

An experienced kitchen designer knows that there must be at least 30” of free space of circulation area between cabinets. The narrower the space the greater the chance for accidents, problems or general boo-boos. Imagine carrying a pot of boiling … Continue reading

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