Category Archives: Storage solutions

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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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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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 4

IKDO brought this kitchen out of the 70’s into the 21st century while keeping a traditional look. Door Style: Liljestad Medium Brown. Cabinet Cost: $4620.48

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Maximize kitchen storage space with stacked cabinets

Stacked cabinets are a great way to take advantage of storage space in homes with high ceilings. First check to see the available height.  For ceiling heights of at least 97″, use 30″ and 15″ Akurum wall cabinets.  If there’s … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 1

IKDO cleaned up the clutter using the Liljestad door for $4,548

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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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