A overview of easy methods to open up your IKEA kitchen rework to the outside
This text is predicated on and impressed by an precise IKD design. We created a buyer narrative to make it enjoyable and simpler to grasp.
Generally it’s good to be on the surface wanting in. This was the case for IKD buyer Trish who needed her current IKEA kitchen rework opened up to reap the benefits of the surroundings round her dwelling. She explains: “Our unique kitchen was on the second flooring however utterly boxed in with darkish cupboards and small home windows. This blocked the gorgeous timber surrounding the kitchen.”
Plus, there have been different spatial challenges, akin to an oven door which opened in entrance of the sink, and an induction cooktop which cluttered up the meant peninsula floor area. Much more of a problem, Trish is slightly quick (5’4”) so lots of tall cupboards had been pointless — and that’s precisely what initially enclosed the kitchen. So actually what Trish had was an outdated, inefficient and cluttered kitchen format that clearly didn’t work!
To treatment this, Trish discovered IKD on-line and commenced working with IKD designer Richard to reimagine her kitchen utilizing IKEA SEKTION cabinetry framework with white IKEA VOXTORP doorways across the perimeter and IKEA VOXTORP Darkish Grey base cupboards on the peninsula island. This look is complemented by IKEA butcher block counter tops on the island, in addition to a wide range of home equipment, akin to a brand new 24” dishwasher and a 30” French door chrome steel fridge. There’s additionally roughly 35 sq. ft of white quartz countertop ($70 per sq.) featured all through, totaling $2,243.00.
Richard concludes: “We additionally built-in an vintage bookshelf on the intersection between her chimney space and the island. This together with storage objects akin to customized spice pullouts, actually created distinctive design options. It additionally maximized area and actually personalised the kitchen format to satisfy her wants.” And, notably, this was all achieved whereas staying nicely underneath her funds of $10,000.
Let’s see how Trish’s kitchen got here collectively!
Opening It Up
Opening up the area was a high precedence for Trish’s IKEA kitchen rework.
IKD designer Richard explains: “The primary purpose was to vary the unique U-shaped configuration into an L-shape kitchen design that opened up into the close by lounge. As well as, we wanted to extend the window over the sink to 72″ with a mixture of mounted and 12″ slide-able panels. This actually added an open, pure really feel to the area and brings in additional pure gentle as nicely.”
It was necessary to be aware that Trish needed a lot of massive drawers as nicely (she discovered Lazy Susans to be ineffective). Due to this fact, she chosen white IKEA VOXTORP cupboard doorways across the perimeter for the higher and base cabinetry, together with base cupboards that start beneath the 30” cooktop and run to the chrome steel fridge on the adjoining wall; in addition to two wall cupboards across the IKEA hood that are embellished with Justis glass doorways. This creates a really modern and trendy kitchen! It additionally supplies loads of workable storage choices, together with accessible storage for pots, pans and different cooking objects; in addition to customized spice pullouts that enhance the effectivity of the kitchen as nicely.
One little bit of tall customized cupboard storage is discovered above the chrome steel fridge, supreme for seasonal dishware and serving trays. Now Trish has helpful kitchen storage without having to achieve and climb to retrieve these particular objects too typically. In the end, 14 IKEA cupboards and the IKEA vary hood (together with the 12 cowl panels and customized cupboard above the 30” French door fridge) totaled $5,487!
Stylistically and functionally it was necessary that all the things flowed naturally. This notably meant correct equipment placement.
Trish gives: “There have been a number of points. As an example, how the oven door opened in entrance of the sink and successfully blocked the bottom cupboard beneath it. It was very irritating to function in that space! I hoped we might transfer the unique cooktop to a fringe wall and I’m so glad IKD pulled that off.” Certainly, a precedence was to separate her unique vary into an electrical 30″ cooktop with the forementioned IKEA hood alongside the again wall and a Wolf 30″ oven beneath her new island. The following step was to put her new dishwasher and 30″ fridge to the correct of her sink, making meal cleanup a lot simpler. This actually made the whole area extra ergonomic by enhancing the work triangle in addition to liberating up seating area for the peninsula. This space was beforehand unusable in its unique configuration with the induction cooktop protruding out and obstructing it.
“Maximizing the area of my new kitchen and having sufficient room to take a seat and luxuriate in meals with my household had been high on my want record. IKD’s options had been supreme to creating this occur,” she notes.
One of many different distinctive options of Trish’s kitchen is her separate peninsula island.
Richard explains: “Trish advised us she cooks typically and loves IKEA’s butcher block counter tops. We additionally made positive to incorporate a trash pull out and spice rack to maintain meal prep easy.”
Due to this fact, the massive 68”(L)x44”(W) peninsula island options butcher block counter tops which add an much more heat, pure really feel to the kitchen. The counter tops additionally make meal prep and clear up extra sanitary (as they’re heat-resistant and permit to cut immediately on them). This is available in very helpful because the island stretches throughout from the vary to throughout from the fridge. The opposite distinctive aspect is the vintage bookshelf which was built-in between her chimney space in the primary room and the island. This supplies supreme storage for cookbooks or to show ornamental objects, akin to collectibles or flowers.
Trish concludes: “I’m amazed on the outcomes of my IKEA kitchen. I like how open and environment friendly the area feels now and I completely adore having such a beautiful view just by looking my kitchen window. IKEA cupboards had been supreme for our design and for our funds!”
IKD’s Abstract: Opening up Trish’s kitchen to nature meant a deal with equipment placement. Additionally, designing much less cupboards for larger and extra environment friendly storage was a singular problem, however one which supplied a clear, streamlined look that works nicely for this L-shaped format. The tip result’s a extremely useful kitchen with loads of move and nice fashion.
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