How Professional Architects Do IKEA Kitchens

published Oct 26, 2016
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If you think that only novices fall for IKEA kitchens, think again. Lauren and Kyle are professional architects in Seattle. They’re in the know about tons of high- and low-end cabinetmakers and they chose to use IKEA cabinets to give their dated kitchen a makeover.

The result is everything you’d want it to be — and more.

“We try to embrace the warm modern aesthetic — clean lines and free of clutter, but with warm materials and lots of natural light,” they told us earlier. “There are no walls that separate the kitchen from the rest of the living spaces so it was important to make it feel intentional and inviting.”

Not only is the space warm and inviting, but it’s also hella organized, with a specific space for almost everything. There’s even a pull-out pantry (their favorite feature in the kitchen) and a built-in eating area for their pup.

You obviously don’t have to be an expert to use IKEA cabinets — it’s just cool to see the pros (and their dog!) going that route.

Check out the before and after: Lauren and Kyle’s Sleek, Warm Seattle Kitchen