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Kitchen Island Configurations: Stacked Cabinets for an island

After considering styling and function, kitchen cabinets are there to compartmentalize things.  The above design does this nicely. By designing two Ikea refrigerator wall cabinets (15″x30″) instead of full height door base cabinets each level has a distinct function.  The … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Funky Colored Island with Floating Shelves

Our designers love taking the Lack shelves and placing them in unusual locations. It’s just that they’re so fun-looking and practical that we can’t resist. A 24” and 15” full-height door base cabinet was designed for each of the island … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Japanese Restaurant Inspired Island

No friend or family member dares to give grief to the home-Teppanyaki cook in this kitchen; they’ll be completely out-knifed – so they’d better pipe-down! Japanese style food served directly to your plate at home is fun.  It’s also a good … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Raised Counter for Increased Storage Space

Most food prep areas and Diners have a narrow, elevated top near the cooking area to set hot plates on while they await pickup.  The elevated top works well as a staging area for just prepared foods and the space … Continue reading

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A functional kitchen island from IKEA

We’ve all been there: we’re trying to create the perfect island for the kitchen and the ideas seem contradictory. However, there’s no need to sacrifice looks for functionality! You can have them both with a gorgeous two-level island. Just take … 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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5 ways to add color to your IKEA kitchen

  IKEA’s five types of accent doors are sure to brighten up modern kitchen designs with their Rubrik Akurum line.  These doors average about $35-40 more than the main door styles. The Choices Abstrakt High Gloss Green: The most common choice … Continue reading

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