Saturday, April 17, 2010

I love Ikea. I love their furniture styles, accessories and price point. And I love their kitchens. You can’t beat their pricing and 25 year warranty. I recently completed a small kitchen reno for a client using Ikea cabinetry and it turned out beautifully. Stay tuned!

On Sarah’s House 3 which is currently airing, Sarah Richardson installed an Ikea kitchen and painted the upper cabinets, lower cabinets and island three different colours. I thought it looked great especially the sunny yellow on the island. This country kitchen is fresh and current.




This kitchen is from Sarah’s House 2 and again she used paint to transform these Ikea cabinets. 


I think that one of the reasons why design shows choose to use Ikea cabinetry, other than their great price point, is their quick availability.

On Colin and Justin’s Home Heist, Ikea cabinetry was used more often than not. Check out their site for the unbelievable before and afters. I really don’t know how they managed to find these homes but the transformations are brilliant! This first one with Ikea cabinets painted a beautiful turquoise is my favourite.







Design Editor Cameron MacNeil’s Ikea kitchen is featured in a House and Home video:


This is the winner of Ikea’s $25,000 Kitchen Makeover contest. You can view a video at House and Home. Notice the fabric on the chairs? They used Ikea drapery panels – genius!


This is one of the finalists in House and Home’s reader design contest.


And one last simply beautiful Ikea kitchen from House and Home.


There is no excuse not to have a beautiful kitchen. Get it done now before Ontario’s HST comes in July 1st! Stay tuned for a kitchen before and after by Vanessa Francis Design.


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