There is no patent recipe for the perfect kitchen. While one homeowner may focus entirely on white cabinets and quartz countertops, another may gravitate toward darker hues and butcher blocks. No matter what formula you follow, there are many ways to add your own secret ingredients.
Are you still following the metaphor? In this case, think of IKEA as a well-stocked pantry full of goodies that will ensure your kitchen is anything but cookie cutter. Each of these small (read: inexpensive) purchases—from new drawer handles to crockery you’ll love to display—add an extra dose of color, functionality, and enjoyment to the warmest room in your home.
Expand your storage
Not every kitchen has a gorgeous walk-in pantry. If you’re short on space, IKEA has pieces that can do heavy lifting with minimal effort. A Island Fitted with deep shelves is the perfect place to stack bulky appliances like a slow cooker or food processor while a utility vehicle can be converted into a display case for wine glasses or a rolling baking zone for storing flour, sugar and more.
Choose to be open
If closet space is at a premium, consider freeing up some space by putting your finest pieces outside. IKEA offers dozens of shelf styles – from floating wall shelves to modular units in stainless steel – So pick the one that best suits your aesthetic. Then stock up on ceramics Plate that coordinate and snag with your decor Set of pots, frying pans and saucepans that look chic hanging from hooks or a mounted wall shelf.
make it personal
Yes, we love a functional kitchen. But shouldn’t the heart of your home also have a little… heart? Think of the walls as a gallery to display your most prized treasures. Reserve one of your open shelves for glassware and ceramic pieces you’ve collected or added over the years hook to hang beloved pieces like decorative aprons, cutting boardsand other souvenirs from your travels.
You’ve been craving every single one of those how-to-make-a-photo-ready-to-do-pantry-videos, now do it yourself. IKEA is literally a one-stop shop for everything you need to organize your kitchen spice racks and utensils pots to drawer dividers and pot lid holder.
Think of the finishing touches
Consider these pieces as icing on the cake. Switch on again drawer pulls and other hardware — like a brushed stainless steel faucet with a sleek silhouette — or introducing some bold hues with a carpet area or even a few printed tea towel can make a big impact with little effort.
Want more inspiration? Browse IKEA’s kitchen gallery for more smart and stylish solutions.
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