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Kitchen Island Configurations: Angular Islands

This island design bears a resemblance to a command center. One that is removed from the actual production (in this case cooking) and fitted with the essentials to clean-up after that production has been completed. It’s as if Captain Kirk … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 13

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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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Ikea Bathroom Vanities: A Linen Closet on the Countertop

The cabinet door’s vertical lines should run all the way to the ceiling to create a nice visual effect. Kitchen cabinets have been designed here for the bathroom.  Installed atop of the counter we’ve designed two 12 ” deep x … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 12

IKDO designed a two color kitchen in Nexus Birch and Brown Black. Cabinet Cost: $2,823.53

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: What’s Wrong With Glass Cabinets by the Range?

Accidental bits of glass in the Goulash add crunch but it could be your last meal. So, suspending glass panels above tonight’s dinner is indeed a recipe for trouble. Designing glass door cabinets around the range might seem like a … Continue reading

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The Before Shots and the Completed Design – Project 9

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Why You Shouldn’t Design your Cooktop under the Window

Typical designs usually center the sink beneath the window, but every now and then customers request a design with the range or cooktop beneath the window. This is a bad idea and here’s why: An open window above the range … 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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5 Questions you need to ask yourself for an efficient kitchen design

Your kitchen needs to fit your specific needs, but there are many things you need to consider.  Here’s the first post of a series where we will cover those details you have to take into account before getting your dream … Continue reading

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