Category Archives: Space optimization

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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Kitchen design ideas: glass doors for a china cabinet

Many of us experience that sense of dread when our mother-in-law announces a sudden visit. Special dishes and silverware that distinguish the occasion must be looked for and sorted out. Storing them separately adds to the anticipation (or trepidation) as … 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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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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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 5

IKDO used Ramsjo Red-Brown for a modern kitchen and wet bar design. Cabinet Cost: $7,049.21  (countertop included)

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