Pull-outs & lazy susans || Custom organization in our IKEA kitchen

Hey guys and gals! We are neck deep in building our own custom IKEA kitchen! If you want to read all about our on-going IKEA series, start here. Today I'm going to talk about one of the ways we are taking our box IKEA kitchen and making changes to it so it's more custom and fits our specific needs. Instead of the basic insert options that IKEA offers, we decided to take it up a notch and install higher quality, more heavy duty inserts to accommodate our hard-working family. Here are two of the IKEA options that we scrapped for more industrial strength and aesthetically-pleasing … [Read more...]

The Lazy Susan Situation

Last week I showed you the new cabinets. We love LOVE them and are so thrilled with how nice they turned out. As with any custom job though, there have been a few hiccups here and there. One of the biggest hiccups that brought the renovation to a halt was the Lazy Susan situation. We have a Lazy Susan cabinet tucked in the corner behind the left pull-out spice drawer. We didn't have a Lazy Susan in our previous cabinets and I really wanted one this go-round. After the cabinets were installed I took a look at my new Lazy Susan provided by the cabinet maker: It was a big … [Read more...]