Yes, you really can have an amazing kitchen all kitted out from our favorite yellow and blue superstore. Cabinets, pulls, appliances, sink and faucet, even the countertop (although we added the waterfall detail to make it look a million times better).
My favorite things?
The enormous island. It's over twelve feet long, and done in Caesarstone, which is super easy to maintain. We chose the organic white color, which has just enough movement to be interesting, without getting too grainy, one of my least favorite looks in quartz products.
The waterfall detail at the ends, just make it look modern and custom, and from the back it isn't screaming "IKEA!", which is something that can happen very quickly if you just buy everything in one spot.
Speaking of looking like you live in a showroom, we chose birdsnest pendants from Serena and Lily for above the island and bright orange Tabouret stools from Overstock to bring some texture and color to the all white kitchen.
We also brought in some orange and pink dish towels, a large brass leaf platter to hold fruit, and a few accessories from Target to bring color into the space/actually hold things on our counters.
Plus, we had to have another Nespresso machine for my husband's daily cup o' cappuccino, so we opted for an orange one to bring the whole thing together. Here is the view "through" the kitchen to our built in dining nook.
Dining nook close up. We had the contractor build in a bench of walnut veneer (plywood), and a table with steel C-channel legs and a zinc top.
The deep drawers that just hold so much more than cabinets do. At home we also keep our dishes in lower drawers so the system works really well for us, and Ikea has drawer dividers and plate stackers that help keep everything in place.
Here is the view over the island back into our living room and out to the forest beyond.
The master bedroom, bath and closet reveals are coming next week!