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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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The Before Shots and the Completed Design: Project 10

IKDO designed an open space in Adel White. Cabinet Cost: $3398.78

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Kitchen Island Configurations: Adding Space for Cookbooks

Cookbooks, current magazines, pamphlets ought to be close-at-hand. Better that they be placed below the island – where food prep and eating takes place – than put away in a high cabinet. Also, they look unique and add some fun … 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 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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Using different wall cabinet heights in your IKEA kitchen

There are lots more opportunities to create a better kitchen design with wall cabinets than with base cabinets. The wall cabinet’s height and depth, along with the installation height, gives more to work with. Ordinary kitchens use a row of … Continue reading

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