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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 7

 

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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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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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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: cooking area too close to a tall cabinet

What’s wrong with the picture above? There’s a tall cabinet directly to the left of the range. A very serious NO-NO and a design error that a professional would never make. What’s the big deal? Splatters and Smudges: It’s inevitable.  Whenever you … Continue reading

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Why Should I Use Built in Appliances?

Built in appliances are a great trend in kitchen design.  It’s simple to get this look by modifying IKEA’s cabinets – in the case of wall ovens and microwaves.  This option is often overlooked by IKEA kitchen customers since they’re … Continue reading

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