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Canadian Quartz!

We adore our local quartz counter top line!  Hanstone has been in business since 1952 and is a Canadian company committed to provide excellent quality and durable counter tops to last! These quartz counter tops are made with over 90 percent natural quartz, making stone that is stronger than granite, marble and laminate.  Cost effective, Read More

New Local Cabinetry Line

We are happy to announce a new beautiful line of cabinetry to our design studio!  From Vancouver Island…. we love all the customizations that are possible with this line. We can now match many of the cabinet fronts of your new IKEA kitchen…..giving you that custom look! Another great advantage of these doors is the Read More

New Local Cabinetry Line

With our new showroom comes a new line of cabinetry!  From Vancouver this cabinetry line has over 40 door styles to chose from! The options include; stained, painted, natural, laminate and thermofoil. These new styles gives you more choice when designing your kitchen with us.  We love the new fronts and colours this brings to Read More

Introducing: UDDEVALLA

New to IKEA’s line of doors is a creative concept that melds art, entertainment and function…..the UDDEVALLA! UDDEVALLA’s blackboard finish adds flair to your space, great for play rooms, kitchens and mud rooms.  The use of recycled materials for the front, the matte black finish, and the chalk board surface allow you to write notes, draw Read More

Welcome to Our New Showroom!

We are so thrilled that after months of work… we have finally opened our doors!  Come visit us in our new showroom at, 314 Cook, in the heart of Cook Street Village, we welcome you and your dogs to come in for a visit!  Having a place to discuss design while being able to be Read More

Birch, bright & beachy

For these homeowners, wanting to reconfigure a fairly compact kitchen space, IKAN offered a solution and in-home design consultation that fit the look and budget. Working with IKAN designer Christine Pitts, the homeowners decided BJÖRKET birch cabinets offered the perfect light, warm look they were after. As stunning as they are on the outside, there is nothing Read More

Coastal calm | IKAN kitchen

For a busy family, there is nothing like a spacious kitchen with room to gather and plenty of storage. So when it was time to renovate, these homeowners knew they want ceiling-height cabinets, lots of drawers, and the incredible IKEA interior organizers. There was one thing they dreamed of but almost didn’t even mention: an island. Read More

Tips for picking a kitchen blacksplash

Backsplashes are the perfect opportunity to highlight the style of your kitchen. Here are some of the ways IKAN designers or our clients have done just that! Tiling to accent the range – The perfect way to add a little punch to a focal point in your kitchen!   Crisp, clean and versatile subway tile – You can never go wrong with Read More

IKAN wins Customer Service award from HOUZZ

We’re pleased to maintain an active profile on Houzz so clients can view our work and rate our service. We’re humbled to see that we were just voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2017 award in the Customer Service category. Thank you to our clients for taking the time to leave us reviews. We greatly Read More

House & Home’s expert kitchen planning videos

House & Home magazine has launched an awesome eight-part kitchen reno video series walking homeowners through the kitchen design process. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, this guide is sure to help you. But remember, with IKAN Installations, our designers are here for you throughout the design process, from the initial in-home consultation to the Read More