Category Archives: custom cabinets

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 16

IKDO designed small space storage solutions in Applad. Cabinet Cost: $2,482.47

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Custom Cabinets: A Shallow Cabinet for Spice Storage

There are plenty of spice storage options with IKEA, such as the Bekvam and Grundtal spice racks. But what if you want to keep your spices out of sight and in a dark area? As they’re supposed to be!  Our solution is not only … Continue reading

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What’s the right type of Wall Corner Cabinet for my Kitchen?

One of a designer’s first decisions is how to deal with the corners. Often there’s not enough or too much space – so that the corner cabinet ends up as sort of a “shock absorber” for all the cabinets. The … Continue reading

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Useful kitchen spaces: Peninsulas that work!

A peninsula should be more than a museum for Great Grandmother Ethel’s antique tea cups. What better place is there for a cocktail than at a bar adjoining the kitchen? Glasses, bottles and stools are all within reach . . … 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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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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IKEA kitchen islands: a practical desk area

Using two 36″ base cabinets along the back (or any other combination that adds up to 72” wide) and two 15″ four drawer base cabinets on each end at the front – creates  a practical desk area that’s 42″ wide … 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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