IKAN roadtrip to see IKEA’s new Sektion kitchen line
We made it–baby in tow and all–to IKEA to check out their new kitchen system. It was pretty exciting for us to get a chance to all spend the day together and to see the unveiling of the new line (it is IKEA’s first new kitchen system in 20 years!).
From right: Alexis, Kyler, Dean’s son Sam, and Anne. Anne takes a break and makes herself at home–it was a long day (although this was the first kitchen we saw, actually…)Alana, one of the IKAN designers in Nanaimo, checks out the interior organizing options – drawers within drawers! They give the kitchen a clean design and when they’re open…. *sigh* it still make our hearts pitter patter.BjorketTingsrydHittarpBodbyn – grey
EdserumEkestadGrimslov-white (we love the new glass door option–check it out through the link)
LaxarbyRinghult – greyRinghult – white
Another Ringhult white kitchen, but with Jarsta (yellow) accent doors.We found him like this! Apparently the IKEA staff often find him like this 😉
Designers and installers confer in a Grimslov (medium brown birch) kitchen.Dean and baby Sam check out the hardware (Dean preassembles almost every kitchen IKAN installs at our worksite.)Kyler checks out the new dark interior cabinet box option.No food? Anne checks a fridge in a Haggeby kitchen.No food in this one, either. Kyler look in the popular Bobdyn kitchen.Anne gets a taste of how much work goes into pulling products off the shelves (and we all agree we don’t know how Kyler and the installers have the patience and energy to do this). And then some of us started to get a little sleepy… (Anne, not the baby–he did absolutely amazing!)
It was a great day, and this week our instillation crew is heading back over to learn directly from the IKEA team. We learned a lot from looking at the kitchens together, and we learned that when travelling together we rarely go hungry (there were a lot of cafeteria breaks) and we rarely answer each other’s questions with any seriousness (there were a lot of laughs).
For all the Sektion kitchens, click here.
Keep watching our blog to see Sektion kitchens as we complete them!