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Stainless in the Kitchen

Stainless steel always looks clean in the kitchen and wears really well too. Stainless looks sleek and industrial in a modern kitchen and has a casual, rustic feel in a more traditional space. Check out a few of the ways we like seeing stainless steel used in the kitchen. Would you consider using stainless steel Read More

Missing Parts? IKAN Has You Covered.

There are a dizzying number of pieces that go into building an IKEA kitchen and it can often be difficult to order missing or damaged replacement parts. So what do you do if a piece essential to the installation of your new IKEA kitchen is missing or broken? Call IKAN, you’re working with an IKEA Read More

Momcillo’s Accessible, High End Kitchen

Many people think that a custom home needs a custom kitchen, but working with local architect Momcillo we proved that an IKEA kitchen with custom details is just as beautiful. Momcillo chose an IKEA kitchen, installed by IKAN, for a custom home in Cordova Bay because of its style, durability and economical price. He added Read More

White & Bright

We talked about trends earlier this week and today’s inspiration features a few of our favourites: subway tile, a marble countertop and open shelving with white cabinetry.    

Apartment Therapy’s Top 5 Kitchen Trends

We often turn to Apartment Therapy for a shot of home inspiration and couldn’t resist sharing their top five trends for the kitchen. We love all five of these trends and have been seeing many of these in the kitchens we design and install. 1. White & Wood It’s no surprise we love IKEA’s NUMERÄR Read More

Nancy & Doug’s West Coast Contemporary Kitchen

Nancy and Doug love the functionality of IKEA kitchens but were not satisfied with the door styles available when they decided to work with IKAN to renovate. To get them the look they desired we worked with a custom kitchen company to build doors exactly to their specifications and made to fit IKEA’s durable and Read More

IKEA Kitchen Event Feb 25 – March 25

If a new kitchen is on your Spring cleaning list now is the perfect time to get started. Until March 25, 2013 IKEA is holding their popular kitchen event which is your opportunity to finally purchase the new kitchen you’ve been dreaming of AND get up to 20% back in IKEA gift cards on kitchen Read More

Window View

Not everyone has the space for an outdoor herb garden so what about creating one inside by adding a glass shelf to your window frame? Not only are those happy looking herbs but talk about a great way to block out an unsightly view without compromising natural light.

A Personal Approach

Right from the beginning we knew that IKAN was different than the other kitchen installation companies in town. Not just in that we were bringing IKEA kitchens to Vancouver Island, but in how we worked with our clients. To start, we felt that in order to properly design a kitchen we needed to be in Read More

Chalkboard Fridge

    If you are considering a new IKEA kitchen and love dark colour cabinetry but have existing appliances that you can’t justify replacing, why not get creative with paint? Chalkboard paint is available in an amazing selection of colours and could be applied to a white fridge turning an eye sore into an art Read More