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DIY Rework Turns into an IKEA Kitchen Basic


Trendy Design Concepts for an Outdated Kitchen Utilizing IKEA Cupboards

For IKD buyer Sommer, the outcomes of her DIY IKEA kitchen transform have been actually night time and day.

Sommer, who lives in Eastsound, WA, explains:

“We needed to replace the look of our 111-year-old kitchen with a contemporary, clear really feel whereas preserving a coherent move with the remainder of the home.”

With that, she had just a few particular design needs, together with wanting a contemporary, high-end look with plenty of drawers and no higher cupboards; establishing as a lot mild as potential on this beforehand darkish, cramped house; and sustaining a visible move between rooms — significantly with mild and white parts — whereas avoiding a jarring distinction with the adjoining eating room (which options darkish wooden wall panels).

To perform this, Sommer discovered IKD’s design workforce on-line and with designer Florence’s steering, mixed IKEA SEKTION cabinetry framework with IKEA Darkish Brown SINARP cupboards and White GRIMSLOV cupboards used completely within the base cupboards.

Sommer project kitchen

Mixed with Mara Blanca quartz counter tops from House Depot; a 36” Imperial fuel vary; in addition to different high-end home equipment, the outcomes are a brand new IKEA kitchen that Sommer calls “Trendy Basic.”

Much more spectacular is that Sommer and her companion put in the kitchen themselves. She explains:

“Having performed all of the work ourselves, we saved cash alongside the way in which and [as a result] we have been in a position to splurge on just a few nicer issues, like a strong in-line fan system, high-end lighting, and the quartz counter tops. In all we spent round $18,000.”

(Word: IKD has been referenced by Martha Stewart Residing as consultants on how one can cut back kitchen renovation prices as nicely).

She concludes:

“We chosen IKEA cupboards as a result of we needed essentially the most worth for the price and to create a contemporary look as economically as potential. I like the entire kitchen and the way the two- tone cupboards create a harmonious move into the eating room, and the way the trendy white drawers look subsequent to the previous brick wall and refurbished hood. And I actually love all the sunshine we created that fills each rooms and the open feeling with the view between rooms.”

Let’s see how Sommer’s kitchen transform got here collectively!


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Out With the Outdated

Sommer’s authentic kitchen was very outdated (in-built 1911) and featured an ineffective and ill-conceived format.

She explains: “We eliminated partitions, needed to jack up a bowed ceiling and set up a beam between the kitchen and eating room, as there have been two sliding doorways with tracks that got here into the kitchen ceiling. These needed to be eliminated.”

And, since there aren’t any sq. partitions or corners from the unique design format – a standard kitchen design mistake – Sommer and IKD designer Florence wanted to be additional artistic.

“An exterior window had to get replaced with a smaller dimension to permit for the counter peak because the sill previously sat very low.”

“There initially was a wooden cookstove that sat towards this superb brick wall. We needed to fuss with putting in propane underneath the cupboards and in entrance of the brick. Plus all electrical and plumbing had to get replaced. Trimming round all of the quirks of this nearly full home design venture was a problem.”

Sommer project kitchen

With these challenges overcome, Sommer chosen IKEA Darkish Brown SINARP cupboards and organizers for the bottom cupboards subsequent to the dishwasher; a trash and recycling space beneath the quartz granite sink from MR Direct, and even discovered further storage beneath the reconfigured window.

The darkish tones of the SINARP cupboards balances out the white IKEA GRIMSLOV cupboards and actually enhances the darkish wooden within the eating room.

She additionally cites the soft-close IKEA MAXIMERA drawers (with IKEA UTRUSTA drawer fronts) and the newfound decrease storage as particularly pleasurable in her transformed IKEA kitchen.

“The counters can now keep clear, and I like our undermount sink for ease of cleansing and the easy lovely traces of it.”

Since there aren’t any higher cupboards within the format, there was no want for counter lighting or inside drawer lights.

In regard to the IKEA GRIMSLOV base cupboards, these are featured across the stainless-steel LG fridge and proceed alongside the perimeter beneath the Imperial fuel vary.

These are complemented by the quartz counter tops and set towards the backdrop of the brick wall and the unique 6’ vent hood that includes an in-line Fantech FG 10” fan mounted on the roof.

The extra counter house establishes ample room for meals prep and the brick wall supplies distinctive further open storage for forged iron cooking gadgets.

She concludes:

“My principal considerations have been to open and lighten and modernize this house, nonetheless preserving the very best authentic parts just like the previous brick and the 6’ hood. Once we eliminated partitions we didn’t know what surprises we’d discover, and what was load-bearing, [but it worked out]. ”

Reaching the Not possible as a Group

Reaching these outcomes for this IKEA kitchen required a real workforce effort.

Sommer project kitchen

“IKD was the right service for serving to us make our imaginative and prescient actual with the least quantity of stress and confusion potential, and the price was very inexpensive.”

Particularly, Sommer notes there was the quite steep DIY studying curve in the course of the venture.

“I needed to rebuild my drawers many occasions to get the nuanced variations between every drawer and its placement and so on., [but] we have been very proud of how [everything] got here out.”

She concludes:

“I like to recommend IKD to everybody I discuss to who’s or might in some unspecified time in the future be redoing their kitchen. IKD helped my imaginative and prescient turn into actuality and saved me unknowable quantities of stress and confusion in sorting by way of the world of IKEA kitchens. Utilizing IKD could be my primary piece of recommendation, and past that, do what you are able to do with what you might have!”


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