Category Archives: Cabinet Construction

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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Particleboard versus Plywood Cabinets

Let’s clear the air here for a moment, shall we? Plywood cabinets aren’t appreciably better for residential cabinets than the particleboard cabinets that IKEA sells. To begin with plywood is precisely that: several very thin layers of wood veneer glued … Continue reading

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Storage solutions: IKEA movable wire baskets

Do you often wonder what lurks at the back of the bottom of a base cabinet?  It’s often a handy gadget that you forgot that you owned – or that elusive sack of sushi rice from a last years’ Japanese-themed … Continue reading

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How to take advantage of that space at your kitchen corners

Swing or Spin? In or Out? When it comes to a corner just one must be chosen – if accessories are selected.  So, if the accessories are opted for, then it’s either Swing, Spin or Out.  A corner without an … Continue reading

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What can you do with small spaces in your kitchen?

So, after trying lots of different cabinet sizes in your design, there’s still 6”, 7” or 9” of empty space left over. This could happen with either base or wall cabinets, since a 12” width is IKEA’s smallest.  Why lose … Continue reading

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Open Shelves versus Wall Cabinets

Should I “mix it up” and design a few Open Shelves in my kitchen? Open Shelves They’re great for opening up space in your kitchen and they’re also a ‘must consider’ for small budgets since they’re less expensive than regular … Continue reading

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