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Jill & Dean’s Gourmet Kitchen

Jill and Dean love to entertain and we worked closely with them to create a gourmet kitchen that could handle large parties. Before installing their IKEA kitchen we realized that to maximize space we needed to remove the wall that separated their kitchen from the living room and dining room. For this project IKAN took Read More

A System for Growth

Not long after IKAN’s launch we found ourselves with a very good problem: we were growing too quickly. We knew how to build a beautiful kitchen but figuring out how to build three in a week was going to be a challenge. With guidance from two incredible mentors, our graphic designer, Ivan Meade, and our Read More

Great Wall of China

Looking for a way to display your beautiful heirloom china or silver in the kitchen? We love this use of IKEA RAMSJO Glass Doors from floor to ceiling to create a stunning focal point on one wall. Lit from inside these cabinets add light to make a bold visual impact.

Francis’ Creative Kitchen in Fernwood

An ardent gardener and a passionate cook, Francis came to us looking for a new kitchen for her Fernwood home that would combine storage, space and style. Her old kitchen lacked flow so we worked together to design a new layout featuring IKEA ABSTRAKT doors in high gloss white and an IKEA NUMERAR butcher block Read More

Erin McLaughlin’s Stylish Kitchen

Who says stylish kitchen design needs to be custom? Style at Home editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin used IKEA ABSTRAKT doors in high gloss white in her kitchen renovation and the result is simply stunning. We can’t decide what we love more, the white cabinets against the dark wood floors or the chevron pattern, marble wall tiles.

Dennis & Sheilah’s Sidney Kitchen with a View

When we first met with Dennis and Sheilah they had just purchased a waterfront townhome in Sidney. They fell in love with the home but unfortunately it needed a complete overhaul, starting with the kitchen. With a desire to take advantage of the view, Sheilah’s vision was to extend the cabinetry from the kitchen into Read More

How it All Began

This is the story of two small town guys who met at carpentry school and had a dream of bringing well priced, stylish kitchens to Vancouver Island. Those guys were us, Anthony and Kyler, and we are IKAN Installations, Vancouver Island’s original IKEA kitchen installers. We pioneered the idea to bring IKEA kitchens to the Read More

Coming in 2013

In 2013 IKAN is going to tell its story.  Stay tuned for more in the new year!