Category Archives: Wall Cabinets

Kitchen Design Ideas: Staggered Heights and Accent Doors

Window frames, like cabinets, have gotten away from certain basic colors. Window frames used to be just aluminum and white – now they’re available in lots of the same colors as IKEA’s cabinets. Here our designers aimed to tie the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Japanese Restaurant Inspired Island

No friend or family member dares to give grief to the home-Teppanyaki cook in this kitchen; they’ll be completely out-knifed – so they’d better pipe-down! Japanese style food served directly to your plate at home is fun.  It’s also a good … Continue reading

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Ikea Vanities: Using Wall Cabinets with Different heights

Small item storage is vital in for bathrooms, so as to avoid getting caught up in the morning rush: colognes in the closet, deodorant on the night stand, make up in a purse means running around and wasting time.  Drawers … Continue reading

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Spice Storage Solutions: Ikea’s Perfekt Shelves

It’s convenient to have spices, sauces and utensils close-by when cooking stir-fry or pasta. Open cubby hole type spaces are ideal for fast cookin’ and grabbin’ using IKEA’s 9″ perfekt shelves. They’re usually designed vertically but become “spice racks” when placed horizontally. … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Bench on the Back with a Bookcase on the Side

It’s nicer to search through cookbooks while sitting comfortably in the kitchen near them.  Two 15″ high wall cabinets were designed and set on IKEA’s Capita legs. An open base cabinet was designed to easily get at the cookbooks. Or … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Why is the cabinet above the sink smaller?

An experienced designer would never place a full-height cabinet over a sink; though it’s a typical mistake for the novice. More reason still to work with a professional! Washing dishes is tedious, so why make it worse by making it … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes: Radiate away from the corner

Microwaves are typically designed over-the-range with a built in exhaust fan, or under-the-counter in a 24 sink base cabinet, or as part of the wall cabinets. If the wall cabinet design is opted for, then it mustn’t be next to … Continue reading

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