Traditional IKEA Kitchen
Contact: teresacooks (My Page)
Posted on Apr 29, 10
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- Cabinets: IKEA Liljestad
- Countertops: Giallo Michelangelo Zodiaq
- Backsplash: subway tile and some art deco tiles from NZ
- Fratelli Onofri stove
- Futuro Futuro hood (tulip I think)
- Dishwasher: IKEA Renlig
- Sink: IKEA Domsjo sink
- Paint: C2 Savannah
Notes:We combined the kitchen and the dining room and made a peninsula with drawers and a mixer lift (which I LOVE). The microwave is hidden in an oven cabinet and is a combination microwave convection oven. Also great. The dishwasher is the new (at the time) renlig so it integrates into the kitchen. I have a Domsjo sink, which is great except for metal kind of rubs off on it, so if you scrub a pot or cookie sheet then you have to scrub the sink with barkeeper's friend. We drilled a hole in the sink for a sprayer and installed a cover control garbage disposal with no problems. We used subway tile and some art deco tiles from NZ for the backsplash, and I have a desk that is also made from Liljestad drawers and my countertop on one end of the kitchen. I can clear it and use it when I entertain as a serving station. The countertops are giallo michelangelo zodiaq and they are beautiful and functional. I have chose a samsung fridge and a fratelli onofri stove with a futuro futuro hood.
The renlig dishwasher is great. If I were designing it I would put the silverwear holder in the front, not the side, but I still love it.
We did about 75% of the renovation ourselves (well my dad and brother's selves;). A contractor took out the wall, moved the window, the gas, the electric etc. . . and my family put in all the cabinets, and the finish plumbing etc. . . We had a tile guy for the tile. I'll actually try to put up a better picture of the porteus tiles, I love them so.