June 23, 2024

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Our Little Cabin Kitchen (with an IKEA hack!)

The specified kitchen area space is compact and centred all over a mid-height window (174 cm huge). Even so we had a number of criteria: we needed a sink, fridge, small freezer, a lot of foodstuff storage and a recycling space. Observe that I have not talked about a stove or oven. 

We discovered early on that installing a stove would suggest it would come to be a home in its individual correct and would have electricity / water bill implications (gaaaah!) so we made a decision we’d use the stove in the principal cottage for now. On the other hand, there are quite a few possibilities shifting ahead which include things like a gasoline barbecue, out of doors kitchen area or even a person of IKEA’s pop up stoves. We are going to see! 

Style and design

We explored many unique kitchen brands, but to be straightforward, we simply could not feel how much even the tiniest of kitchens value (have you discovered this as well?) and considering that this is our second (very little) residence, they have been all above our finances, so we experienced to get innovative alternatively! 

When you are on a restricted price range, I feel IKEA kitchens are wonderful. I’m a major fan of applying them for the fundamental principles and then pepping them up by splurging on the details like the tap, handles and worktop. This is what we did in the key cottage kitchen several years ago, and I have been so content with it! 
I also consider the cost-free IKEA kitchen area organizing provider is excellent (no, this is not sponsored by the Swedish huge, I assure!)  However, I was hoping to add a few individual touches, so I turned to my pricey pal and interior designer Helen Sturesson for advice on how to include hand-constructed cabinets and so on. And she sketched the earlier mentioned style. 

Completely ready to get a seem at the effects and obtain out more about the details? 



I would have loved a authentic stone worktop, but once more our finances didn’t quite achieve for that now. I was definitely happy to find this laminate worktop at Hornbach. A person day, possibly we’ll swap it out for genuine stone, but I like this just one for now! 
I consider a high good quality, lovely faucet is one of the most essential elements of a kitchen. It tends to make this sort of a variance to the general expertise! We opted for the CRISTINA Rubinetterie CRIKT501 underneath window kitchen mixer in brushed previous brass to match the lavatory taps. I love the complete!  


I was so joyful to obtain these Cabinet Knob Helix – with a modern industrial vibe by Beslag On the web (they have a load of stunning knobs, hooks and home furniture legs in their selection and provide during Europe).  The antique bronze matches the tap perfectly way too! 


The open up shelves had been built by hand with oak slabs from Hornbach. I have to say, despite the faff, these are my favourite portion of the kitchen area – and so handy for cups and eyeglasses and other things we use all the time. 

If we experienced mounted a stove to the suitable, we wouldn’t have been ready to have these cabinets there as we might have required to include a fan (I just wished to issue this out in circumstance you are organizing to do a little something related). Possibly in the future, if we choose to get a stove, we will have to do away with the higher proper ones (sniff, sniff!). 


An critical element – superior lights! In the higher than photograph you can capture a glimpse of the refined, Strömlinje LED mild from IKEA which is connected to the wall switch and also has a distant manage. The lights is fantastic, I have to say! 

We created 1 slip-up. And that is that I should have used a person panel as an alternative of two on the front of the fridge (decreased-centre). I obtained myself into a little bit of a pickle with doorway handles – and may well have used some photoshop trickery with this to demonstrate you how the conclusion final result will seem with the knobs! Having said that, in the extended phrase I consider I will swap the two drawer fronts out to a single unit. What do you feel? 

A handful of other issues: 

We do have a kettle (for this reason all the teapots etcetera) – it truly is just not in shot!

The extendable table and chairs are from Danish model Skovby (see my post about them right here) and the ladder – which can be moved throughout to the kitchen, was built by a neighborhood carpenter. You can obtain all the data about the wood floor and panelling (by Norrlands Trä) in my publish below. 

I hope you like our little kitchen as significantly as we do! 

If you have any concerns, please give me a shout in the reviews underneath and I might be delighted to aid. 

Have a fantastic weekend all, see you Monday!