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Theresa & Ted’s Dated to Designer Kitchen

Theresa and Ted were initially unsure about installing an IKEA kitchen as they were afraid it would mean sacrificing the look and quality they desired. Once they decided to go for an IKEA kitchen they hired IKAN for their kitchen transformation and worked with our designer, Alexis, who impressed them throughout the process with her Read More

New IKEA Door Styles

We made a special trip to IKEA last week to pick up missing items for some IKAN clients in an effort to save them a two week delay, something we always offer to our clients. While visiting the store we couldn’t resist checking out IKEA’s new kitchen showroom and new door styles. Included in their Read More

DIY Concrete Countertops

Updating countertops in the kitchen, bath or laundry room can be a big expense and it’s often hard to justify replacing a laminate surface in good condition just because it’s dated. We found this really amazing DIY on Little Green Notebook to make your laminate countertops look like expensive and stylish poured concrete. According to Read More

Kitchen Inspiration: Sarah Richardson Design

We’re huge fans of designer Sarah Richardson Design at IKAN, and this kitchen she designed using IKEA cabinets and doors really caught our eye. This kitchen gets a ‘custom’ look by combining cabinet door styles – white for the uppers, grey for the lowers – and the addition of high end finishes like marble countertops, Read More

Robert & Regan’s Sleek Condo Kitchen

Robert and Regan’s Fairfield condo kitchen was in desperate need of a renovation. As is common in condos, the kitchen was tiny and in this case, closed off from the rest of their living space. We created a design that opened up a wall between the kitchen and living room and created a great peninsula Read More

IKEA Catalogue 2014

While we wait for the print edition of IKEA’s coveted annual catalogue to be released in Canada you can take a peek at the idea book online on IKEA’s US site. You must click through to get a look at IKEA Stockholm’s Sofa in luxe emerald velvet; it’s destined to be a classic!

Kitchen Updates on a Budget

If your kitchen is calling out for an update but you don’t have the budget for a full-scale reno, we have some great ideas to breath new life into your space. 1. Add Colour We’ve mentioned Emerald green cabinets and colourful countertops but by far the easiest way to add colour to your kitchen is Read More

IKEA Summer Sale

Summer is here – though the with all the rain you wouldn’t know it – and with it comes IKEA’s famous summer sale. Now is your chance to stock up on RIBBA frames (perfect for kitchen art projects) and even NEXUS cabinet doors in black-brown and birch (store selection varies, available at the Coquitlam, BC Read More

Lime Green

A while back one of our clients used lime green for the walls in their kitchen. Certainly a bold choice, but the bright colour worked with their all white, IKEA ABSTRAKT cabinetry, quartz counters and the mid-century vibe of their home. We love that they took a risk by painting their kitchen such a vibrant Read More

Graphics in the Kitchen

Now that you’ve had IKAN install your beautiful new kitchen, you have the perfect sink, countertop and tiles, what more could you need? How about some fun, graphic art? Oversized prints, posters and paintings look awesome in other rooms of the house, so if you have the wall space in your kitchen a bold graphic Read More