Spice storage can be a pain. We hate spice racks. They take up so much space and they tend to look messy. There’s also the hassle of opening a door and then look for the one you need. If you have more spice jars than most racks can handle, we propose the following solution:
The ADEL medium brown doors from IKEA were discontinued by the manufacturer after the date this article was published.
Probably you don’t need a home office but you’d love to have a craft room. Or maybe your spouse needs a home office and couldn’t care less about having a craft room. Why not do both? An organized craft room and home office (all in one!) provides enough space for two people working at the same time and keeps items tidy while avoiding clutter.
This ultra-modern craft room design was made with ADEL medium brown doors and a budget of $2,352, including countertop and accessories from IKEA.
The SOFIELUND AKURUM cabinets from IKEA were discontinued by the manufacturer after the date this article was published.
This small IKEA home office was built at a small corner with a total cost of $1170 with SOFIELUND AKURUM cabinets and white LACK shelves from IKEA.
Coffee enthusiasts will often find that their favorite mugs, roasted blends and utensils are scattered all over the kitchen and sometimes they’re hard to find. It’s not necessary to have a large space in your kitchen, you can tuck your own IKEA coffee bar in a small space between two walls and have a corner to enjoy a cappuccino without having to waste time by looking for everything you’ll need.
- FORHOJA boxes in white at the upper left side of this coffee bar as mini drawers that can be used to store sugar packets, coffee stirrers, spoons and napkins.
- NUMERAR countertop in black with a metal effect edge.
- White APPLAD doors for AKURUM cabinets in a painted finish.
- Built-in appliances trimmed with PERFEKT cover panels.
Our designers have prepared the measurement and item information so you can get started with your own IKEA coffee bar:
IKEA flat (or slab) doors are the favorite choice of many. They’re not only an affordable option, they give an immediate contemporary look to any kitchen without being too edgy or bold. The essence of this style is often about minimal embellishment and creating a streamlined look.
So, how can you make your IKEA flat-panel door stand out? Subtle hardware choices can make a big impact in your kitchen.
We’ve separated our favorite handles for this door style in four main groups:
These can be modern or transitional. They make the biggest statement when they’re run as long as possible on the door or drawer. Tip: They work well with flat doors or even shaker-styled doors (like RAMSJO or ADEL).
Very modern. TYDA handles will also match the handles of your FRAMTID ovens and microwave ovens. Tip: They work well with horizontal wood grains, deep drawers and mosaic or smaller tile backsplashes.
They are extremely minimalistic but also soften the look of the flat doors. We recommend using at least two for larger drawers. Tip: These will also look great against rich, middle-toned wood finishes such as ADEL beech or RAMSJO red-brown.
Most designers design a single vanity area leaving the rest of the space to be covered in ceramic tile, marble or granite. We believe that a built-in cabinet-look can tie-in the tub and shower areas also.
Here 24 x 18” Stat kitchen doors were used as matching panels on the sides of the tub; IKEA 21″x39″ doors were ideal for tall sides of the shower area.
The doors should be placed over drywall with some protection to assure that they won’t be in contact with water. There’s some details to figure out, but the look is unique and warmer than traditional hard surfaces.
Our designers usually design IKEA kitchens from the corner outwards. It seems as if this designer had a change of heart after designing the tall corner cabinets and then went back to normal 30” high uppers.
The tall corner was intentional because it gave a little lift to the design and offers more storage space. An IKEA blind wall cabinet was chosen over a diagonal so the design kept its right angles and matched the corner below.
Today’s famous kitchen comes from the Eddie Murphy’s Daddy Day Care. Here’s our version:
IKEA Door Style: Stat White
Main Features: two level island with horizontal wine storage, built in appliances, open shelves.
Faucet: Hjuvik with Handspray
Sink: Fyndig, Single bowl
Estimated Price: $3,970.72
Complete the look:
|1. Numerar Countertop||2. Svep Knobs||3. Emmie|
|4. Senior Kitchen Utensils||5. Grava Plant Pot||6. Hosto Watering Can|
|7. Framtid Double Oven||8. Renlig Dishwasher||9. Datid Gas Cooktop|
Today’s famous kitchen comes from the movie Baby Mama, and it’s Tina Fey’s character’s kitchen. Here’s our version:
IKEA Door Style: Lidingo White (Discontinued)
Main Features: lots of storage space, glass doors, stacked cabinets, wall cabinets attached to ceiling (professional installer consultation required), peninsula, apron front sink
Faucet: Hjuvik with Handspray
Sink: Domsjo Double Bowl
Estimated Price: $8,489.85
Complete the look:
|1. Pragel Black Stone Effect Countertop||2. Fagleboda Handles||3. Faglavik Knobs|
|4. Rosepeppar Plant Pot||5. Ideel Bowl||6. Stockholm Bowl|
|7. Mogden Jar||8. Bakelse Tumbler||9. Hutten Wine Rack|
A small modification changes the look and function of a basic bath cabinet to one that serves us better. By removing the false drawer front from a regular 36″ kitchen sink base and installing paneling to cover the sides and to create an open shelf – we’ve designed a small nook for commonly used items such as hand and bath towels.
Here’s the full measurement information:
Some days your kitchen may see itself as plain and maple-toned; other days as more flashy with a gloss-red appeal. Both urges are satisfied with a design that includes the plain at the door fronts and the flashy along the sides.
A trend with European brands is to cover the cabinet’s sides, bottoms and tops in a contrasting color. Replicate this look by “wrapping” Ikea cabinets with a combination of doors and cutting 3’x 8’ panels.
A slab door is really the only design option or it will seem too heavy – use Harlig, Applad, Nexus or Abstrakt.
Design with birch, beech, medium brown or brown black panels for a more conservative “accented” look. High-gloss panels in lighter colors – such as white or cream – work well too. High-gloss red, black and gray work for the more daring designs.
We have one more stop in Wisteria Lane at Renee Perry’s home. It was only until a few episodes ago we got to see her lovely kitchen. Here’s our IKEA version:
IKEA Door Style: Nexus Brown-Black (Discontinued)
Main Features: Framed island, built in appliances, and bold color choices.
Faucet: Ringskar with pull out spout
Sink: Boholmen, double bowl
Estimated Price: $4,062.56
The look for the island was replicated by framing the cabinets with drywall and painted in turquoise with a lime green countertop.
Complete the look:
|1. Pragel Countertop||2. Lansa Handles||3. Fargrik Dinnerware Set|
|4. Docksta/Tobias Dining Set||5. Knappa Pendant Lamp||6. Gasgrund Soap Dispenser|
|7. Sanela Curtains||8. Varlikt Bowl||9. Malm 3 Dracher Chest|
Of course, we want to ultimately prove that you will want to use IKEA’s cabinets in so many different ways to create your own unique living area storage solutions.
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 for kitchen cabinets? Designing with the same style is a great way to integrate the living area and kitchen in small apartments.
Here we’ve taken three 24″ wide wall cabinets and topped them with a black Numerar countertop with aluminum edging – along with Lack shelves above for a simple and integrated look.
Here’s the basic measurements:
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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 the practical prevails and the wall cabinets are designed right up against the window.
At IKD we take the aesthetic side because it’s shortsighted to have a bit more storage while blocking the window’s view and natural light. Also, windows should have a least 6” of space between the molding and the wall cabinet to “frame-in” the window with the wall color or material.
The image below shows a window with proper space around it. Not cluttered and not forced; especially since an open area is more comfortable while working at the sink.
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 himself designed it.
The angles give a great area to operate from and a “power” look, but lots of cabinet space below is wasted because of those very angles. See the empty area alongside the sink in the image below . . .
Also, consider designing a stovetop instead of a sink with adjoining drawer bases.
This design consists of a cabinets a 36” sink base and a 24″ single full height door cabinet, 3 x 8 paneling trimmed to size for the sides and back and four 3″ fillers.