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Kitchen Design Ideas: What are Staggered Heights?

Our designers usually design IKEA kitchens from the corner outwards. It seems as if this designer had a change of heart after designing the tall corner cabinets and then went back to normal 30” high uppers. The tall corner was … 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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Kitchen Island Configurations: Storage on Both Sides with Different Heights

Doors and storage towards two distinct areas . . . how practical! Islands usually serve only the kitchen. Our IKEA island does more – it serves the dining area also. Designed as a room divider, the back row consists of … Continue reading

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50 Killer Ikea Hacks to Transform Your Home Office

Our friends from Online College have written a great article for 50 Ikea Modifications for your home office.  Here’s an extract: Whether you work at home every day, need a place to finish up projects from the office, or have … Continue reading

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Get a beautiful kitchen with IKEA glass doors

Designing with glass doors must be carefully considered or those previously concealed plastic 7-11 Slurpee cups and lidless Tupperware containers may become the kitchen’s focal point. Glass doors are a good way to break the pattern in a design of … 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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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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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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