How to Create a Unique Look with an IKEA Kitchen

ikea kitchen makeover winner:: march 2009 of canadian house & home

The best way to reduce the cost of a kitchen renovation is to go with store-bought cabinets. The IKEA kitchens are getting better and better every year. They are cheaper than custom build cabinets.

ikea kitchen at ids 09

At IDS 09, IKEA showcased a style I affectionate: the full wall cabinets. I like this kitchen design because it delivers the sleek modern without sacrificing on storage.

mixing kitchen series

A wonderful trick is to mix kitchen series. Here, they combines IKEA’s Nexus oak-veneer with the glossy white Abstrakt cabinets. Through the layout and the selection of materials for the backsplash and countertops, you can provide a look that seems custom-made.

organizing your kitchen with clever storage and mud room

The March 2009 of Canadian House & Home is about sleek organizing your house. One area where families need organization is certainly the kitchen. This year winner of the Kitchen Makeover contest can testify about it. They won an IKEA kitchen coupled with the expertise of senior design editor Erin Feasby.

alterning matte and glossy tiles for a backsplash

One design element that is worth stealing is the backsplash. They alternate matte and glossy glass tiles to create a sophisticated texture.

+ Images from March 2009 issue of Canadian House & Home were photographed by Mark Burstyn

  • Dave
    March 2, 2009 at 22:00

    LOVE the contrast of the clean horizontal and vertical lines of the cabinets and counters with the roundness of the faucet and stools. I cannot wait to have my own IKEA nearby!!! Visit me at ColoradoIKEA.com .

  • Michael
    February 21, 2010 at 13:56

    The last 3 pictures, are they nexus brown or nexus brown/black?

  • Michael
    February 25, 2010 at 12:59

    Thanks for the reply. Now I am wondering about the backsplash. I might just try to re-create this kitchen for our remodel.
    Thanks again.

  • Michael
    August 21, 2010 at 19:09

    Do you know where I can find this backsplash?


    • Kim Vallee
      August 21, 2010 at 22:55

      Michael, you should contact IKEA to ask them. I suppose it is a model they sell with their kitchens.

  • Helen
    October 3, 2011 at 00:08

    Would you please let me know if anyone won the HGTV/IKEA $25,000.00 Contest? Thank you!