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Common Kitchen Mistakes: How do I Know What the ideal Circulation Area is between cabinets?

An experienced kitchen designer knows that there must be at least 30” of free space of circulation area between cabinets. The narrower the space the greater the chance for accidents, problems or general boo-boos. Imagine carrying a pot of boiling … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Emeril Lagasse – TV Chef’s Edition

Emeril Lagasse is one of TV’s most beloved chefs.  This week, we’ve chosen the Essence of Emeril set: Here’s our version: IKEA Door Style: Adel Medium Brown Main Features: Two islands, Aluminum Roll Front Storage, Built in Double Wall Oven Faucet: Domsjo … Continue reading

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