High-end (more expensive) cabinet companies sell cabinets with open baskets at a high price since they’re considered specialty cabinets. IKEA offers the same for much less.
Our IKEA kitchen island features wall cabinets functioning as bases. Since their depth is 12” – IKEA’s Branas baskets fit perfectly inside because they’re 12″ deep also. Choose between rattan, black and white. Check out how it’s done after the jump:
What’s different with this IKEA kitchen island?
Baskets are similar to drawers because they store lots of small items that can’t be stored on shelves; their main advantage is that they’re both accessible and removable. Fill the baskets with napkins, coasters and even cutlery or spices – later just pick them up and take them to where they’re needed. This IKEA kitchen island offers a cozy, warm look with the convenience of baskets that can be taken away and stored back in when they’re no longer in use.
Update your IKEA kitchen by removing some cabinet doors. Open shelving is a hot design trend for cottage kitchens, although it does require that you display the cabinet contents attractively and keep them organized.
More organizing tips for your IKEA kitchen island:
Baskets, tins, and plastic bins offer affordable options for collecting like items into tidy containers that you can stash on a shelf. If the shelves are open, choose one kind of container for a clean, unified look.
Open shelving can expand a room’s sense of space because your eye travels past the cabinet face, giving you the impression that the room has greater depth. The baskets adds cottage charm and it prevents visual clutter, too.
Contact us to get started with your own IKEA kitchen design! Or you can check out our blog if you need more ideas to get ready for your project: