A black countertop, hood and double oven stand out in this radiant white traditional kitchen. Tons of cabinet space provides ample storage, and a subway tile backsplash that reaches the ceiling is a stylish addition that is easy to clean.
Instead of replacing the upper cabinets with new cabinets, the owners build open shelves using rustic pine boards and IKEA brackets. To complete the farmhouse look, they stain and seal the shelves with finishing wax.
Designer Jennifer Ryan removes the floor tile, making way for playful new flooring. The upper cabinets are replaced with open shelving and the laminate countertops replaced with IKEA butcher blocks. An overall infusion of color brings the room to life.
In the remodel of this one-bedroom flat, the kitchen and dining area were opened up to connect to the living room. The homeowner wanted an exposed brick accent wall. The solution: a rosy pink brick from Brickit that pairs handsomely with the dark wood cabinets and brass accents. Kitchen cabinets: Ikea; Hardware: Anthropologie
James Angus and Jamie Bolton used more cabinets from a kitchen renovation to serve as the base for a work station. Knife magnets from Ikea make an ideal solution for drying paint brushes. Soup cans are used to store pens and pencils.
Floating shelves have a warm wood finish that matches the lower cabinets in this contemporary kitchen renovation. The design team mixed walnut and white cabinets in the room to keep the vibe funky and young. The tile backsplash adds subtle texture, while sleek white countertops are clean and crisp. The cabinetry features Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts, a time- and cost-saving feature.
For a quick update to an existing basic wood island from Ikea, DIY blogger Dena Stormer simply painted the base and legs of her island white to match the rest of her kitchen. Then she added a vintage metal file cabinet for her recipes to the shelf below, along with retro kitchen accessories.
Create a cohesive look next to your kitchen cabinets with a trio of shelves in the same hue. Atlantan Amanda Macy Hall, who works at a design center and blogs about home decor and DIY projects, used inexpensive white shelves from IKEA to update her kitchen, before fully taking on a remodel.
The owners of this California contemporary home chose to keep the galley kitchen because it fit the character of the house. The design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry to open up the space and included a mix of walnut and white cabinets to keep the vibe funky and young. As a cost-saving and time-saving feature, the cabinets use Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts. A colorful rug pops in the neutral space.
One of Luke’s early visions for the house was a matte black kitchen. “It contrasts nicely with wood and makes the appliances blend in seamlessly,” says Luke. The cabinets and the island are from IKEA, and he got vintage green pendants from a local flea market to play up the hints of green veining in the black soapstone counters. Industrial-style counter stools from Craigslist provide the perfect place to perch with hot chocolate after playing in the snow.
As seen on Love It Or List It, Too the previous kitchen is now a powered room and storage in the newly expanded kitchen. The kitchen sits where the dining area used to be, extending into the dining/living room where the country kitchen now sits. A custom kitchen dining table extends from the Ceasarstone countertop island called Misty Carrera. The layout was inspired by the Italian kitchen where the household help would often eat at their workspace, thus the extended island and dining table. The chandelier sits over the fixed island as the dining table is bound to be moved around. The dining chairs are an eclectic collection of Eames and Ikea rattan, mismatched to give the feeling of an informal gathering where newly added guests will pull up any chair they can find. The island houses a microwave and lots of storage space and ample storage is found on the back wall where there was once the kitchen. The cabinets are stained opaque, both grey and white, with Benjamin More. The flooring found throughout stone brown red oak from Mercer. The wall color is called Milk Paint from Behr.