Category Archives: Appliances

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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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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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Placing front-controlled Cooktops lower than the countertop

Normal cooktops sit in a countertop cut-out; all four exposed countertop edges of the cutout are covered by the rim of the cooktop itself. Front-controlled cook-tops are unique because the countertop is cut on three sides – so the exposed … 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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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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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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