If you're dealing with organizing a small space, it's highly likely that at some point, you'll be hitting up your nearest IKEA. And thankfully, the Swedish retailer recently released a real workhorse of a system for diminutive dwellings. We're expecting to see this one thing in many a cramped kitchen very soon.
The sage advice when you're short on floor space is to maximize your walls. And the new KUNGSFORS series is definitely here to help with that.
Tiny kitchens are a particular challenge, and it's tough to fit everything you might need into the very few cabinets you get. The system is inspired by professional kitchens but adapted for home use, and brings in that industrial vibe.
Developed in collaboration with the Swedish top chef Maximillian Lundin. "A home kitchen is of course not the same as a restaurant kitchen," he says. "But there are a lot of practical things to be learnt from a restaurant kitchen. Like having utensils and ingredients easily accessible so that you have a good flow when cooking, and have plenty of space on the kitchen worktop."
Similar to the hardworking GRUNDTAL line, KUNGSFORS gets everything off the counter and onto the wall, with a system of installation rails, wooden and stainless steel shelves, storage grids, a magnetic knife holder, storage containers, hooks and magnetic clips that work for any size space and in many configurations.
Other must see releases this month include the BJÖRKSNÄS bedroom collection, a combination of Scandinavian birch and leather detailing that comes in a bed (coming in June), dresser ($249), and nightstand ($69).
IKEA's also upping their textile game, with the Inca-inspired FRANSINE cushion cover ($12.99), the VIDEBÄK flatwoven rug ($149), and the cotton/linen blend JOFRID throws ($29.99) and cushion covers ($14).