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About IKD

IKD began several years ago designing IKEA kitchens for IKEA authorized installation contractors. We've successfully completed thousands of IKEA kitchen designs for every possible range of size, shape, budget and style. We still continue to design for these IKEA contractors, but also serve those IKEA consumers that just want a design or will install themselves. Most often customers want a better quality design than what they can do with IKEA's Home Planner.

FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: You, Me and Dupree – Movie Homes

Today’s famous kitchen comes from the Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon’s home in You, Me and Dupree : IKEA Door Style: Adel White / Adel Birch Main Features: Combination of two colors (white and birch), glass doors, island with a single cabinet … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: Stacked Cabinets for an island

After considering styling and function, kitchen cabinets are there to compartmentalize things.  The above design does this nicely. By designing two Ikea refrigerator wall cabinets (15″x30″) instead of full height door base cabinets each level has a distinct function.  The … Continue reading

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Ikea International: Faktum versus Akurum. What’s in a name?

If you’ve ever had a chance to flip through a European Ikea Kitchen catalog, you might have noticed at least one difference: the name.  The Akurum cabinets are the standard for the US, Canada and Dominican Republic; Faktum is used … Continue reading

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Ikea Baths: Using Door Panels to match your Ikea Vanity

Most designers design a single vanity area leaving the rest of the space to be covered in ceramic tile, marble or granite. We believe that a built-in cabinet-look can tie-in the tub and shower areas also. Here 24 x 18” … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Funky Colored Island with Floating Shelves

Our designers love taking the Lack shelves and placing them in unusual locations. It’s just that they’re so fun-looking and practical that we can’t resist. A 24” and 15” full-height door base cabinet was designed for each of the island … Continue reading

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FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Dunphy Household – Modern Family – TV Homes Edition

This week our famous kitchen comes from the TV show Modern Family.  Here’s our version of the Dunphys kitchen: IKEA Door Style: Adel Birch Main Features: Built in microwave, open shelf cabinets, glass doors, island. Faucet: Ringskar, Single Lever Sink: Boholmen, … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: What’s the Appropriate Space between a Peninsula and Cabinets Close to it.

Inexperienced designers often forget to leave enough circulation space between  cabinets (see another example here) and cabinets and appliances. As shown above, any refrigerator in inaccessible when there only 25” of free space. Our IKEA designers weren’t thrilled about placing … Continue reading

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