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Thank you, 2016, from IKAN

What a year! Another year where we met amazing new clients and colleagues, and installed some kick ass kitchens. From traditional to modern and everything in between, variety was the spice of our lives here at IKAN. This year we installed our 1,000th kitchen on Vancouver Island! Our Smart car got even smarter with some nifty Read More

I’m dreamin’ of a white… kitchen

It’s a Christmas treat for us this week to see Trend’s feature of an amazing IKAN project we just completed in Qualicum. Thank you to Amy and the team for travelling up island to share this magical home with the CHEK viewers. You can see the video yourself (and you should!) HERE. This home has more storage Read More

IKEA kitchen door style feature: EDSERUM

IKEA’s EDSERUM is an affordable and classic wood door option for your kitchen. A nice middle ground between a dark and light wood, the simple shaker style is functional and refined. This door can complement other woods in your furniture or pick up warm tones from countertops, tile or accent decor. Whether you’re looking for a farmhouse, traditional, transitional, Read More

IKEA door style feature: Meet MARSTA

Meet MARSTA, A fun, laid back, hip, versatile door. The silky smooth white doors a really cool feature: the handles come with foil stickers come oak, brown, white and pink. Not a fan of those option? Grab your favourite paper or wall paper and you could use that to accent your door’s integrated handle. (Image: IKEA) We Read More

Flat panel cabinet door options

Contemporary, modern, fun, clean and oh-so-stylish, flat panel doors are a popular choice in many condos and new homes. If you love contemporary style, which embraces minimalism, then these cabinets will not only set the style tone, but they’ll serve up a big dose of function by keeping your things out-of-sight. Whether you favour the Read More

Transitional kitchen cabinet style

So you want something timeless-but-on trend and elegant-but-simple? Then you’re probably after what interior designers call Transitional Style (also known as “classic with a contemporary twist”). It’s about blending traditional and contemporary styles and incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as crisp as contemporary lines. As a result, transitional furniture designs are classic, timeless, and clean. What Read More

IKAN’s kitchen tips: Utilizing pull-out wall cabinets

You’ve probably noticed that contemporary kitchen designs include a good amount of pull-out cabinetry. Pull-out cabinets make everyday life easier: there’s no need to pull out all of your cans to get to the pasta at the back of the shelf; no more lifting the heavy items from a bottom shelf. When designed and planned Read More

7 tips for designing a family friendly kitchen

Designing a family friendly kitchen takes a bit of extra thought, but with a few tips from IKAN’s designers you can keep your design sophisticated for adults and… durable… for kids. A large island is wonderful if you have the space. It’s a great place for kids to do homework while parents make dinner and a general Read More

Go for the gold!

Inspired by our Canadian athletes? Why not go for the gold yourself and incorporate gold into your kitchen design. Our designers will be happy to help you select the perfect finishing for your IKAN kitchen. We think these golden accessories will bring bling and beauty to your kitchen.

12 secrets of a well-organized kitchen

The IKAN team has narrowed it down to 12 of our favourite ways to declutter and organize a kitchen so that you love your space. Here we go! First up, grab a big ol’ box and label it DONATION Then…from bottom to top and top to bottom, get rid of everything you don’t use. Then go Read More