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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

IKEA door style: FLADIE

Thinking of an IKEA kitchen? IKAN Installations is Vancouver Island’s trusted design and installation source for professionally installed IKEA kitchens. We feature various IKEA doors on our blog so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. This week we’re looking at the Fladie door, which is definitely not for the Read More

White and grey cabinets at home in this industrial-style Victoria condo

Victoria’s trendy Vic West neighbourhood is home to many industrial-chic condos, and this one was is need of a little makeover. The owners called in the IKAN team to install a beautiful new white and grey kitchen with a gorgeous warm hit of wood for the island’s waterfall countertop. The before:And the glorious after! IKEA’s high-gloss Read More

Minimalism in the kitchen

Keep. It. Simple. When you’re renovating your kitchen, updating it, or even just clearing out your cupboards, remember those three words. Here are some tips from the IKAN team: If you are designing your kitchen–or just shuffling things around–think about which areas you use the most and what their purposes are. A dishwasher should be near the Read More