10 Amazingly Beautiful Kitchens You Won’t Believe Are IKEA

updated May 1, 2019
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There’s a reason IKEA cabinets are such a popular choice for new kitchens: they’re incredibly affordable. The cabinets are also quite versatile, lending themselves to all kinds of configurations and finishes, some of which might not look anything like anything you’ve seen in their catalog.

Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA kitchens, in envelope-pushing styles and configurations that might have you reconsidering your next kitchen remodel.

1. Totally glam

Sarah Sherman Samuels outfitted the Light Lab kitchen with IKEA cabinets, Semihandmade doors, and a Formica backsplash. The resulting look is super luxe and seemingly high-end.

2. Industrial meets marble

In this Stockholm kitchen from Entrance, cabinets with stainless steel drawers (from IKEA’s GREVSTA line) pair beautifully with a white marble countertop.

3. Custom upgrades

This kitchen from Dwell features IKEA cabinets with a number of custom upgrades. The cabinets doors were electroplated with a matte black finish, which, combined with the custom pulls, open shelving, and marble countertop, gives the kitchen a bespoke look.

4. Simple and white

This kitchen by Croma Design features IKEA cabinets paired with custom Rocky Mountain Hardware pulls (and a waterfall solid-surface counter).

5. Two-toned cabinets

This kitchen from Klikk features pulls and cabinet fronts from Superfront, which offers plenty of products for customizing your IKEA cabinets. (The two-tone look is very on trend, and perfect for those who have trouble choosing just one color.)

6. Traditional and gray

BODBYN cabinet fronts give this IKEA kitchen from Entrance a more traditional look.

7. Very minimalist

This minimally styled kitchen from Coco Lapine Design has IKEA cabinets with Superfront pulls. The black sink, black faucet, and black countertop come together beautifully.

8. A more traditional two-tone

This kitchen from The Sweetest Digs also works the two-tone look — only it feels more traditional, thanks to the decorative doors and unassuming bar pulls.

9. Green and copper

These IKEA cabinets, spotted in the kitchen of a Brooklyn townhouse from Dwell, are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green and paired with a copper faucet and knobs.

10. Shaker style

This kitchen from Chris Loves Julia makes use of IKEA cabinet bases and Semihandmade Shaker-style cabinet fronts, for a custom look at a fraction of the price.

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: Inspiring Kitchens You Won’t Believe are IKEA