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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: Why Cabinets on the Counter are a Bad Idea When Close to the Stove

Forget the “3 R’s” from elementary school and remember the the “3 R’s” for the minimum cabinet space around the cooking area: Range Range Requirements. A minimum of 18” of free-space must separate the cooking heat and any adjoining cabinets. … 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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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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How to take advantage of that space at your kitchen corners

Swing or Spin? In or Out? When it comes to a corner just one must be chosen – if accessories are selected.  So, if the accessories are opted for, then it’s either Swing, Spin or Out.  A corner without an … Continue reading

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FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Rachel Ray – TV Chef’s Edition

This week we are taking a look at Rachel Ray’s kitchen from her talk show: Here’s our version: IKEA Door Style: Adel Birch Main Features: Open shelving, glass door with matching frame, stove in island, mostly door and drawer combinations for … 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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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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