IKEA Kitchen Rework in Virginia with Semihandmade Doorways

“We began the mission with an area kitchen designer, however then discovered that our requests weren’t being prioritized.”

You’re seeking to make a daring assertion with a main kitchen rework (together with tearing down your present kitchen and establishing a brand new kitchen in one other a part of your own home), and you recognize you wish to use IKEA cupboards. However, there’s a rub. You (and your partner) work full-time and have children. Say no extra: You’ve obtained massive rework plans and no time to get it carried out!

This was the case for buyer Heather from Reston, VA, when she and her husband determined to rework their beforehand inefficient kitchen house (as half of a bigger residence rework) into a contemporary 12′ x 23′ IKEA kitchen that includes {custom} cupboards; tons of storage; an eye-catching beverage bar space and a big middle island for his or her household to get pleasure from.

Kitchen remodel "before photo" in Virginia

“We needed one thing timeless and never boring. We at all times favored the way in which white kitchens appeared however that didn’t match our aesthetic. Finally, we opted for darker, {custom} cupboards utilizing IKEA frames. As soon as we finalized the cupboard coloration, the remainder fell into place,” Heather says.

With a complete price range of $90,000 for her kitchen mission (together with $50,000 put aside for set up), Heather labored with IKD designer Albert to mix IKEA’s SEKTION kitchen system with Semihandmade’s (SHM) unfinished MDF shaker doorways (which she had custom-painted). This created a heat, eclectic house complemented by a wide range of home equipment, together with a 36″ GE induction cooktop; a Sharp drawer microwave and a GE Profile Twin Flex convection wall oven. The product lineup additionally consists of IKEA MAXIMERA drawers; honed Carrara marble counter tops; white backsplash tile from Wayfair; a Dutch door from Rustica and cupboard {hardware} and a farmhouse sink from Amazon, amongst others.

"After photo" of completed kitchen remodel in Virginia

The mission stands out for an additional purpose: The household tore down the present outdated kitchen and had IKD design a brand new kitchen floorplan that successfully flipped the unique kitchen and eating room areas. This enabled Heather to attain all her design want record objects together with a bigger eating room; extra pantry storage and a big kitchen island. Total she considers the island, the backsplash tile in addition to the Carrara marble counter tops as probably the most distinctive points of her design. By combining the IKEA complete value ($6,213) and the Further Objects record ($789), Heather’s IKEA kitchen cupboards have been accomplished for under $7,002, which enabled her kitchen rework to remain below price range as nicely.

Let’s see how Heather’s IKEA kitchen got here collectively!

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Working Collectively

Heather knew {that a} DIY mission was not possible because of their busy schedules.

“We began the mission with an area kitchen designer however then discovered that our requests weren’t being prioritized. We knew what challenges we have been dealing with and what we needed, however we wanted IKEA design specialists to assist information us and to make the ultimate plan for our contractor. Working with IKD and our contractor turned out to be an incredible match,” Heather says.

The contractor put in the cupboards as he was very conversant in IKEA merchandise. He additionally consulted typically with Albert to double examine any assumptions and ensure everybody was in settlement.

Bookshelf with semihandmade doors

A Daring Transfer

Heather tore down her outdated kitchen and arrange her new IKEA kitchen in a special facet of her residence.

“We utterly modified the footprint of our first ground, shifting the kitchen to a totally new spot. The kitchen stayed on the identical ground [but] we moved it from one facet of the primary ground to the opposite. We principally switched the eating room and kitchen. This gave us quite a lot of freedom,” she says.

Nonetheless this additionally offered some attention-grabbing design challenges. For instance, because the house is a break up mannequin, the primary ground held quite a lot of the load-bearing partitions. As soon as every thing was ripped out, she and her husband wanted to determine the place to place the footer and assist beam after which construct round it. It wasn’t till they took the partitions down that she was in a position to give Albert the precise measurements he wanted. This was essential, because the teardown left an extended, rectangular little bit of unused house, which Albert was in a position to incorporate into the format.

“It was difficult taking precise measurements. We had just a few failed makes an attempt after which ended up paying our contractor to do it for us. It’s okay for those who’re off by half an inch within the preliminary planning part, however for the ultimate design, it needs to be good,” Heather explains.

Large kitchen island after kitchen remodel

Heather additionally insisted that the fridge stay about 4 ft farther away from the cooking zone as a result of altering the orientation of the fridge meant it was seen from the lounge, which she didn’t need. She concludes that despite the fact that the fridge is farther away, it was price it to have it tucked away from the cooking space. (It retains “fridge browsers” out of her method whereas she’s cooking!)

IKEA Cupboards on Show

This IKEA kitchen offers a dynamic and dramatic design theme — which was precisely what Heather needed.

“We initially needed a white kitchen, however then I wouldn’t have been in a position to get the white Carrara marble counters, which I had my coronary heart set on. I needed one thing with a bit of little bit of drama, that was additionally basic. Darkish navy bordering on black match the invoice!” Heather says.

The IKEA higher cupboards function Semihandmade’s DIY door fronts painted with what Heather describes as near Benjamin Moore’s “Raccoon Fur” coloration. The higher cupboards are balanced all through the format, seen on the high of the fridge station after which starting once more over the vary and farmhouse sink. This creates ample storage for plates, utensils and different cookware for on a regular basis meals in addition to different dishware for entertaining friends.

The IKEA base cupboards run the perimeter of the kitchen, once more featured on the espresso station and fridge space, after which operating the surface of the dishwasher and alongside previous the farmhouse sink; previous the cooktop and ending by the oven. The bottom cupboards by the sink are complemented by the stainless-steel dishwasher (held over from the outdated kitchen); the Cararra counter tops; open wooden shelving (for cookbooks and sensible units) and the white tile backsplash. This creates a transitional to the house whereas offering loads of floor space for meal prep.

In the meantime the beverage station includes a mixture of the Semihandmade {custom} fronts, IKEA MAXIMERA drawers and doorways with the IKEA higher cupboards. This offers quite a lot of storage choices for plates, small home equipment and occasional and tea for his or her morning routine. The look is complemented by open wooden shelving (to show the couple’s favourite bottles) in addition to an undercounter wine cooler to sit back wine bottles for friends. It’s enhanced as nicely by the Carrara counter tops (with room for a espresso maker) and a farmhouse sink for simple cleanup. Different merchandise embrace: IKEA FIXA countertop assist fixtures; IKEA FORBATTRA toe kicks and an IKEA UTRUSTA hinge, amongst others. The design theme is accomplished with can lighting and ample pure gentle.

Coffee station in kitchen remodel

IKEA Pantry Designs

With a busy schedule and three children, Heather wanted additional pantry storage.

“Having extra pantry storage was considered one of our most important issues. A part of the explanation we did this rework was as a result of we needed our kitchen to develop with our energetic (and hungry!) household. The format of our outdated kitchen didn’t do this, however our new IKEA kitchen undoubtedly does,” Heather says.

Utilizing IKEA’s SEKTION kitchen system, Heather determined in opposition to having one giant pantry, opting as an alternative to create a cook dinner’s pantry with 18″ full top cupboards subsequent to the range and a snack pantry that includes two 15″ full top cupboards by the beverage station/fridge space. This answer not solely takes benefit of the 96″ ceilings, however the two separate pantries make mealtime simpler (and stress free) with a extra environment friendly, uninterrupted workflow.

Fantasy Island

The middle kitchen island represented a brand new search for Heather’s residence.

Semihandmade doors in kitchen remodel designed by IKD

“I’ve by no means had a kitchen island earlier than, and it had at all times been a dream. Sadly, our home simply didn’t appear to be an acceptable house. However with some planning a reconfiguring, we ended up with the island of my goals,” Heather says.

The island additionally options the custom-painted SHM fronts with a mix of drawers and doorways to offer good storage choices for linens, extra kitchen utensils and baking objects, like mixers. Heather requested the island be square-shaped (so individuals can take a look at one another) and filled with shops and storage. The island includes a Carrara marble high with overhang, and likewise comfortably seats three. This improves workflow because it offers a touchdown floor for plates throughout prep time and clear up.

Again orders

A difficulty that threatened to derail Heather’s IKEA kitchen mission have been provide chain delays.

“We encountered a short cupboard delay. On common, it was a three-week wait. IKEA was nice about it. We have been at all times on the look-out for an e-mail from IKEA saying {that a} cupboard piece was obtainable — we paid for it instantly! They solely maintain new stock for therefore lengthy, so it was essential to behave rapidly,” Heather says.

One answer Heather used was to drive about an hour to the Baltimore space IKEA. Right here she bought a number of items, with one cupboard discovered within the closeout part. Total she says they very engaged and energetic in ensuring that they had every thing earlier than their kitchen rework started.

Dark blue cabinets with white countertops in kitchen

Phrases of Knowledge

Heather shares some recommendation to future IKEA remodelers searching for comparable outcomes.

“Go together with your intestine, however take heed to the specialists after they strongly suggest that you simply do one thing a sure method. The foundations are there for a purpose! IKD was extremely educated and responsive. They’re good for owners who’ve sturdy opinions about how they need issues carried out however no understanding of kitchen design,” Heather explains.

As you possibly can see, Heather’s IKEA kitchen offers an incredible instance of what’s doable with IKEA cupboards. This consists of {custom} choices with out compromising operate, or your price range. Our design crew is right here for any IKEA clients seeking to accomplish comparable outcomes with their IKEA kitchen. Let’s get began now!

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