Take a morning or a weekend to remodel your bathroom with these quick and easy ideas from IKEA. With basic yet sleek components, you can achieve a compact and functional bathroom in a small space. Here’s how to do it:
White kitchens continue to be on the radar for homeowners, contractors and real estate agents alike. This timeless, classic look for kitchens is appreciated not only because of its clean, elegant look. It makes a room feel larger and tidier.
See more examples of white kitchens we love after the jump:
White kitchens are still popular. It’s on modern and traditional kitchens alike and here at IKD we want to share some of our favorites with you. Check out these 5 beautiful white kitchen designs and discover why this kitchen color is still a classic and how to make it work for your own IKEA kitchen design.
We’ve worked with different layouts for white IKEA kitchens. These are among our favorites and you’ll see why.
Steal these ideas for your white kitchen!
When we think of a galley kitchen, we think of two parallel lines of base and wall cabinets. Even when the good ‘ole galley kitchen layout has lost some popularity in the last few years, it can provide a superb use of space. Let’s look at some of the design challenges and how to overcome them:
The High-gloss ABSTRAKT doors from IKEA were discontinued by the manufacturer after the date this article was published.
High-gloss ABSTRAKT doors are a favorite choice for modern white IKEA kitchens. This door style gives a kitchen an instant lift and a contemporary look that’s popular among European-styled kitchens. This stylish kitchen was completed with a budget of $7,461. This included some appliances, countertop, accessories and cabinets.
The first thing was to get the measurements. We received a detailed sketch from our customer:
A well-stocked IKEA pantry needs to be accessible. You can improve your IKEA pantry with pull out door accessories and make all items accessible to the whole family. When you combine IKEA accessories, appliances and storage space, the final result is a stunning, yet very functional pantry area:
A big part of a kitchen remodel is knowing how to choose a countertop. However, there are a few things to take into consideration when looking for one at your local IKEA store.
What material to choose, how much to spend, and how to achieve the look you want are some of the questions you’re likely to have when choosing a countertop. Not to worry. The information below provides a great place to start. Consider these tips from our designers:
When you think of traditional kitchens, wooden cabinets will come to mind. However, you can use IKEA cabinets as a more affordable option and still get the same look. Traditional kitchen ideas are great to create a cozy, inviting feeling while allowing enough room for the family to meet, eat or cook.
See these basic traditional kitchen ideas from IKEA:
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.
The ADEL & AKURUM doors from IKEA were discontinued by the manufacturer after the date this article was published.
When there’s not enough space for a laundry room it’s necessary to look in unconventional areas. An empty space under the stairs can easily accommodate a tiny, tucked-away IKEA laundry room.
Here’s a clever design that has been done with a budget of $727 with ADEL white doors and AKURUM cabinets from IKEA.
Working from home can be great and very comfortable. However, the secret to a successful design for an IKEA home office that will inspire you to get to work is creating a space that will truly work for your own personal needs. IKD designed a home office for two with an independent desk for $5,760 with SOFIELUND doors in a walnut finish and ABSTRAKT doors in a cream color with a high-gloss finish. (Discontinued)
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- Increase your work area: IKEA kitchen carts provide more counter space wherever you need it. Practical!
- Bring that extra work area wherever you need it: The wheels on IKEA kitchen carts mean that the extra work space can go right to the busy cook.
- Hide it when you’re done with it: A cart can be pushed out of the way and into a corner. The open design of a cart helps the kitchen still appear open, not cluttered.
Big dinner preparation and dedicated hobby activities are so much easier with this little IKEA helper in your kitchen.
This time, we’re taking a look at one of the smallest but most versatile choices for IKEA islands for the kitchen: the STENSTORP kitchen cart. (Read about all the other IKEA cart and island options here).
If you’re planning a kitchen island, you need to consider the space you’ll need per person. It happens very often that homeowners don’t realize how big an island needs to be in order to accommodate multiple guests in a kitchen. Sometimes they request to have a seating area for four when the available space would barely host three persons comfortably. This time, we’re giving you tips from our designers so you can re-think your design when needed and look for ways to improve your IKEA kitchen island configuration.
The U-shaped IKEA kitchen, otherwise known as a peninsula floor plan utilizes three walls that you have available in the kitchen. This design works the best for larger homes, in order to allow you access to your guests and family members while you are preparing and cooking meals for them. This layout provides a massive expanse of counter and storage space as well as great flexibility.
This kitchen layout is relatively uncommon these days. Homes are now more open (have less walls) or spaces have turned smaller, favoring other kitchen layouts such as the L-shaped IKEA kitchen. However, if you are considering using this shape for your kitchen, there are PROS and CONS to be considered:
- Great for a large family: Efficient for a medium or large kitchen space. This three-sided layout gives your family plenty of access to work in a separate area.
- Organized: Can easily divide the kitchen into multiple work sites.
- Free flowing traffic: No through traffic to disrupt work zones. It allows your guests and family to walk through without getting into your way.
- Lots of counter space: Uses three walls with counter space and can easily create a dining area if open to the rest of the home.
- Flexible: This layout works best for kitchens that are 10 to 18-feet wide.
- Requires open home plan: If you do not have large amounts of floor space available, it can quickly become cramped. (Even worse if you’re thinking of adding an island.)
- Spaces out work areas: It can space out your work triangle, depending on the amount of space between the countertops.
- Not efficient for larger kitchens without an island: If your kitchen is very large, you’ll have to use an island to keep work areas conveniently close.
- Not efficient for kitchens under 10-feet wide: You need enough space for work aisles. At least 42″ in front of each counter.
- Base corner cabinets can be difficult to access: Unless you use accessories to enhance functionality, they can become hard to reach.