Ikea Kitchens

April 16, 2013 at 8:43 AM 4 comments

Hi everyone, Kate here.  I have missed all of you so much and I’ve missed my daily ritual of writing a blog.  I hope you won’t mind that I’ll be popping back in more and more.

My brother and his lovely wife are nearing completion on remodeling their home.  It is bananas beautiful and it has me dreaming of owning and putting my own stamp on a home.  Graham and I briefly toyed with the idea of stretching as far as we could financially to buy a complete and total tear down in Woodside.  We’d then live in said tear down for years until we could afford to rebuild.  When toying with this idea, we knew we’d have to give the untouched 1940’s ranch style kitchen a little face lift and I would’ve gone to Ikea in a heart beat.  If ever we do re-do a kitchen ourselves, I’m think we’ll go Ikea for cabinetry and splurge on appliances and countertops.  I would build an Ikea kitchen in a heart beat.  In fact, I just used the Ikea butcher block counters in a small kitchen facelift for a client and it turned out fabulous.

Ikea cabinets

Love the Ikea kitchen island

Sarah Richardson design – the buttery yellow really makes the Ikea furniture feel custom

via House and Home – that penny tile floor makes my day

Do you have an Ikea pieces in your kitchen?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aroundtheworldin100days  |  April 16, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    so good to have you back!! miss you. we have been dying to meet little josie.


  • 2. Kate  |  April 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Thanks for the inspiration! I’m just about to makeover my kitchen and I have been looking at Ikea options x

  • 3. Katie Waddell  |  April 16, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    I wish we had an Ikea nearby…sad! 😦 Speaking of Woodside though, my Uncle and Aunt bought a house there a few years ago and pretty much gutted the whole thing! Such a pretty and quaint town, love it there!!

  • 4. Emily Doden  |  April 16, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    You described exactly what we did when we updated our 1950s ranch house: Ikea cabinets in the kitchen, office and mudroom, nicer appliances and Corian countertops in the kitchen & mudroom and an Ikea butcher block countertop in the office. We have been very pleased with the Ikea products. Great post!


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