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Let them know what you think!

Have you used IKAN? Let the rest of Victoria know how your kitchen renovation went by rating us on Houzz. While you’re there, check out our latest work. If we don’t have your project featured, please feel free to send us a before and after picture. We’d LOVE to see it and share it… if Read More

A farmhouse kitchen

This craftsman-style farmhouse is perched on a hill overlooking rolling green fields and white picket fences. The home is stunning–but the kitchen was not living up to its potential. Here is a before:And the incredible transformation: IKEA’s Hittarp beadboard cabinets set the tone for this warm and inviting kitchen, and pack it with personality. The homeowners Read More

We’ve installed 1,000 kitchens!

Wow, five years has flown by and we’ve hit a huge milestone. We have helped more than 1,000 Vancouver Island homeowners transform their kitchens. Looking back through our portfolio makes us feel incredibly lucky to have met so many wonderful people. And we’re very proud of the service and results we’re offering. Thank you, Vancouver Read More

Bodbyn for the win

Thanks to one of our past clients, a terrific Victoria couple who needed a hand overhauling their kitchen was referred to us. Check out their kitchen BEFORE: Lots of potential and beautiful light, but ready for a makeover. After a three-day installation, the cabinetry was in place and a new kitchen had taken shape. Drum Read More

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Show off with glass cabinets

Go on, be a show off. Let’s talk about the many advantages of utilizing glass cabinet doors in your kitchen design. They allow you to display your precious heirlooms and favourite glassware (or scotch).  You can customize them to give your kitchen a unique look. You can paint the back of your cabinets, like these people Read More

IKEA kitchen sale! Get 10% back

IT’S BACK! On now until April 18 is the IKEA kitchen sale! During this time you will receive $100 back in IKEA gift cards for every $1,000 you spend on kitchen purchases including your kitchen cabinets. That’s 10% back for a little shopping spree at IKEA. Think of all the interior organizers and other fun thinks you could Read More

Four tips for choosing the perfect sink

If you think about it, your sink may be the most utilized element of your kitchen, so it’s important it suits the way you cook and clean. Plus, today’s sinks are pretty! With a plethora of options out there, here are a list of things to guide you as you’re selecting a basin: Do you want a double sink? Read More

IKEA kitchen cabinets: EKESTAD

IKEA’s cabinet door, EKESTAD, gives the feel of a darker design for lovers of the dramatic kitchen. The rich dark espresso colour and alluring, subtle wood grain give more visual interest to this darker door, while the elegant edge-profile lends a customized touch to the cabinets. The EKESTAD door in frosted glass creates a nice Read More

IKEA kitchen inspiration

If you’re like us and you scour the internet for hours upon hours planning your dream kitchen, then you’ll also appreciate some of these recent blog posts featuring IKEA kitchens. First up is this incredibly lovely post by MYDOMAINE listing some of their favourite IKEA kitchens. Get ready to swoon. Second is this Apartment Therapy Read More

Victoria couple rings in New Year with RINGHULT kitchen cabinets

A young family converts the basement of their early 1930s home into a source of extra income. They started by selecting modern, white kitchen cabinets from IKEA. When every inch of space matters, as it does in most basement suites, IKAN makes sure it’s used right. For this small space, keeping it bright with white, high-gloss Ringhult Read More