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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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Ikea International: Faktum versus Akurum. What’s in a name?

If you’ve ever had a chance to flip through a European Ikea Kitchen catalog, you might have noticed at least one difference: the name.  The Akurum cabinets are the standard for the US, Canada and Dominican Republic; Faktum is used … 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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An Ikea Living Area with Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

  Ikea’s kitchen cabinets are versatile enough to be used in every area of your home. Even though Ikea already has countless options for every room – what if the door style and color that you like is only available … Continue reading

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FAMOUS KITCHENS – Get the Look: Jamie Oliver – TV Chefs Edition

One of our readers challenged us a couple weeks ago to get the IKEA version of Jamie Oliver’s kitchen in 30 Minute Meals.  Here’s our version: IKEA Door Style: Adel Medium Brown, Rubrik Stainless for Sink Area Main Features: No wall … Continue reading

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Common Kitchen Design Mistakes: How the Window Frame affects your Design

Our practical side aims to install as many IKEA cabinets as possible in the kitchen (especially if it’s small) to increase storage space. Though, our opposing aesthetic side knows that the kitchen must look good and be comfortable.  Often times … Continue reading

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Spice Storage Solutions: Ikea’s Perfekt Shelves

It’s convenient to have spices, sauces and utensils close-by when cooking stir-fry or pasta. Open cubby hole type spaces are ideal for fast cookin’ and grabbin’ using IKEA’s 9″ perfekt shelves. They’re usually designed vertically but become “spice racks” when placed horizontally. … Continue reading

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