Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ikea Kitchen Reveal- Modern Vacation House

Modern vacation house on a budget with an Ikea kitchen

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).

Modern vacation house on a budget with an Ikea kitchen

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.

Ikea kitchen customized with a waterfall quartz countertop

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.

Modern Ikea kitchen in all white modern house accented with orange stools and textured pendants

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.

Beautiful all white Ikea kitchen, built in and looks so expensive

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.

Ikea kitchen- all white with pops of color

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.

View through Ikea kitchen to 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.

Window wrapped dining nook with walnut benches and a zinc table

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.

interior organization of Ikea kitchen cabinets and drawers

Here is the view over the island back into our living room and out to the forest beyond.

Beautiful modern living room overseen from kitchen

The master bedroom, bath and closet reveals are coming next week!


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acasarella said...

How beautiful! I have total island envy. Love the "waterfall" effect.

Kristen [Playground Prepster] said...

It looks wonderful!! I'm a huge fan of the waterfall effect as well. It seems to make things seem more like a part of the room.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Gorgeous! I love the waterfall counters! That looks absolutely amazing!

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