Category Archives: Base Cabinets

Kitchen Design Ideas: Staggered Heights and Accent Doors

Window frames, like cabinets, have gotten away from certain basic colors. Window frames used to be just aluminum and white – now they’re available in lots of the same colors as IKEA’s cabinets. Here our designers aimed to tie the … 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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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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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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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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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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Kitchen space solutions: Use only the appliances you’ll need

Everyone gets excited when planning home renovations and it’s relatively easy to get carried away with so many nifty appliances in the market.  That’s how some end up with a design such as this one: This reduces not only your … Continue reading

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