Category Archives: Tips for a better kitchen design

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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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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What is the optimal kitchen wall cabinet height?

Please take a closer look at this kitchen. The workable space above the countertop and below the wall cabinets have been so reduced that anyone working there would feel crowded and cramped. It’s poorly designed and it will be very … 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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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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IKEA kitchen islands: build a breakfast bar

Why lug plates, glasses and silverware to another room for juice and a croissant in the morning? If 48”, plus 36”of circulation space is available, then a raised bar island would be ideal for that quick breakfast.  By using three … Continue reading

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