Tag Archives: modern kitchen design

Custom doors for your Ikea cabinets.

29 Feb

Our house is being done on a tight budget and so getting a completely custom-made kitchen is just out of the question. We also don’t think its necessary. Ikea cabinetry is pretty well made, they use industry standard sizes and high-end hinges but they don’t offer a ton of choice in terms of the finishes. The doors, the panels and the faces are pretty much set. So what to do if you want more customization?

Enter Semihandmade these guys can custom build doors & panels to fit any Ikea base cabinets – giving you a custom look well for an inch of the price!!

Ikea base, DIY spray color on semi made doors

These panels were used in a bathroom to give a unique color twist to the cabinets.

Walnut door offering

This is something to seriously consider at if you want the look and feel of a custom kitchen but at a third of the price!

Kitchen Design Mark 2

18 Dec

A while ago, in fact maybe 6 months or so ago I posted that we started talking to Kitchen-zilla about a design for a kitchen.  As things got a little hairy over the summer (i.e. a new baby and no roof!!) we forgot all about our kitchen design in favor of focusing on the things that needed to get done that week! Now that we are prepping to build out the extension we need to get back on the kitchen trail so that we can establish the zones of the extension properly.

Jon happened to be in Denver on business which is where kitchen-zilla are based and so he popped into the showroom. We have been using this kitchen design that we found on Houzz as our ideal design and wanted to see if kitchen-zilla could get close to it.

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Kitchen – modern – kitchen –.

I love the off-set cabinets (which add tons of storage)  and the contrast between light and dark. Also the white countertops and backsplash lift the whole design and keep it very clean-looking. Our kitchen wont be quite as big  so we need to be very tight on where everything should go and make the most of the  space we do have.

Here’s what they came back with and some of my feedback on it!

I’m excited to see their take on my feedback and what they come back with next as it feels as tho we are getting close to a final design.

A Great Kitchen Design…

7 Sep

I saw this kitchen design on Houzz the other day and I was very impressed by it.  What I love is the use of double cabinets to give a small space a ton of storage. This is something we will have to seriously consider as we wont have the biggest kitchen ever and storage will be at a premium for us.

I like the contrasting colors too but I think I would want to give it more pop of color by doing something bright for the side and top cabinets as otherwise it feels a little lacking in personality. Even more impressive is that this kitchen is entirely made of Ikea cabinets using the Nexus door and the Abstrakt doors! I can see us seriously looking at Ikea again for the cabinetry as long as they have the range of styles for us.

Here’s another view…


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