Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kitchen cabinets... Ikea

The kitchen layout was designed by someone who wasn't going to do a lot of cooking.
The space and location of the fridge against a wall leave me with limited selection of available refrigerators that will fit.  If I want to spend $2K+ on a special fridge I can get more capacity but there is a budget to consider.  There was no place to add a dishwasher without completely getting rid of the sink cabinet because they aren't boxes, the base cabinets were built in the space and are connected to one another.  Then there is the blind corner to the right, wasted space, and those tiles are hideous, and they patched under the refrigerator with unmatched tiles.  I'm not excited about the base cabinets, so they had to go.

Ikea Sektion cabinets

Ikea has a new cabinet style this year.  It's supposed to give you more options in configuring your space and making every inch count.  They have lights inside the drawers and some really practical inserts to keep everything organized but I'll let you go to the Ikea website to investigate.  What I want to show you is the kitchen. They have a kitchen design application on their website which will let you configure your kitchen and spits out a buy list at the end.  I had a lot of fun playing.

Here is the design so far....

and the application lets you open the cabinets so you can see which you have selected and so you can remember if you have enough drawer space.  You can see below, I will have three drawers next to the sink cabinet.

I chose the simple cabinet for the sink, no bells or whistles..

The corner cabinet with the lazy susan.

A peninsula cabinet with more drawers..

The microwave cabinet with one drawer

The layout below.

I'm still playing with the app, this may not be the final once everything is said and done, i need to think about it a bit longer.

Door exploration next....


Beth S said...

Looking good! Will your access to the refrigerator be limited with the door opening next to a wall?

ELMO said...

Hopefully not, I've left about 5" between the fridge and the wall.

jstarman said...

I can't tell you what to do, but I still wish I could go back in time 10 years and tell my younger self to put drawers in any lower cabinet I could. I've found that the big "pot drawers" at least use the space that you have so you don't have to crawl on your hands and knees digging for stuff that falls off the stack or what have you. Have fun!

ELMO said...

I appreciate your input jstarman, the only other cabinet I can put drawers in is the sink drawer. I can't configure the corner cabinet any other way. Will definitely put in drawers in the other house though.