Ikea Kitchen Renovation Part 1

Before this kitchen had not been updated since the 50’s, between the linoleum floors, fake kitchen island and the box tube fluorescent lighting it was a mess. We used little touches to disguise the fact that it's an "Ikea" kitchen by retrofitting their standard stock kitchen cabinets. Don't ask me why but Ikea does not give you any other option for an upper corner cabinet than their standard angled wall cabinet. I am not a huge fan of the angled cabinet, so in all the Ikea kitchens I work on I have my contractor’s retrofit upper cabinets so the doors meet at a right angle, mirroring the base corner cabinet. Another small detail we did here was instead of relying solely on the Ikea white refrigerator panel, we added three of the Lidingo doors to the side panel to give the fridge a dressier built in look. We did the same thing with the Kitchenaid dishwasher, and used a door front as the cover panel so it blends in with the base cabinetry. Lastly since Ikea does not make a good trash can pull out (seriously how hard is this?) option, so I had the contractors retrofit a 24" base cabinet (to the left of the sink) so that you simply pull out the two doors and there is a spot for two trash cans and two recycle bins. 

Sink and Faucet: Overstock.com
Table and Chairs: Crate and Barrel
Lighting: Home Depot
WallsBenjamin Moore Gray Wisp 

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