Today IKEA releases its 2017 catalog online so you can peruse at your leisure. The theme for 2017 is "Goodbye, expectations. Hello, you!" which translates to products that help relieve external pressures and let you enjoy your family — whatever that looks like for you. I'm personally pretty excited about the new catalog, as I think it reflects what it's actually like to relax at home.
We've already talked about some of our favorite items that are new to the store, as well as the product we're most excited about for 2017. Today in honor of the official digital release, we're going to share our favorite budget kitchen items for 2017. These are the things you might not initially intend to pick up at the store, but they are worth putting in your cart — they're the little helpers that make life easier.
FLÅDIS basket; $19.99
The shape of these beautiful handwoven baskets are not new to this catalog, but they have a new design for 2017, which is quite nice. I have a couple of older IKEA baskets that sit above my kitchen cabinets and they look great in my rental kitchen and help keep things organized.
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VARDAGEN teapot; $9.99
I've always been hesitant to invest in a teapot because they are usually expensive and take up valuable kitchen space. This teapot from IKEA, however, is cheap enough to take a gamble on, and it only holds one quart. I like the elegant design as well.
GRUNDVATTNET Sink Series
- Mat, $3.99: Meal prep is easy — and clean ∏ thanks to this sink mat.
- Wash Tub, $8.99: Declutter your sink with the help of this easy wash tub.
- Chopping Board, $12.99: This chopping board is designed to cover your sink, so when you just can't look at the dirty dishes anymore, you can hide them with this board and clean them when you're ready.
- Colander, $4.99: This colander is small so it won't take up too much space while you meal prep.
VARDAGEN bowl; $2.99
I make all my salads in large metal prep IKEA bowls, and I usually serve them in there as well. This new large glass bowl is a great step up from the metal bowls.
FLISAT book display; $19.99
So this book display is technically for little kids, but I think it would be wonderful to display and store all your cooking magazines or cookbooks you want to cook out of.
VARDAGEN cake pan; $9.99
This pretty cake pan comes with two different bottoms so you can customize how you want it to look. I love the idea of making a simple white cake in this pan and topping it with homemade whipped cream and lots of berries.