Steal My Kitchen: Ultimate High/Low Mix with IKEA

published Aug 10, 2017
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This week I want to bust out my kitchen and show you what went into the mix. Above you see the original inspiration pic from nearly two years ago now, below you will see how it’s rolled out at The Stacked Barn. I’m going to lay out the key pieces of the cabinets and counters here and follow up later with all the appliances, etc when it’s done.

(Image credit: Maxwell Ryan)
(Image credit: Maxwell Ryan)

The Pieces

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IKEA SEKTION Cabinets – From $103

These are great value for the money and, I believe, a perfect foundation for my kitchen. I mixed in with non-IKEA for style and durability, but you can read all about the new Sektion line here.

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IKEA VARIERA Organizers – from $.99

These fit the SEKTION dimensions perfectly, eliminating any need to fuss with any other sizes.. They come in a number of different materials – wood and plastic – but different grades and colors too. One of the big advantages to going with IKEA is that all this stuff will fit seamlessly together.

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IKEA HEDRA Knobs – $4.99 for 2 pack

Minimal and clean. I got them in black and they remind me of Shaker pulls.

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Custom doors for IKEA cabinets! What more do I have to say? Originally inspired by Faith’s kitchen reno in 2013 (see pic above as well), this company is an awesome way to dress up your IKEA with real wood finishes.

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Carrara Marble Counter Tops

LOVE this stuff. I’ve used this in my home and documented it in others for a long time. While it’s not for everyone, it’s beautiful on the eye, more affordable than other stone tops (because people are afraid of it), and really doesn’t take a lot of maintenance. In fact, I like how it ages. I did hear a story once that no less of a movie star than Meg Ryan installed Carrara marble tops in her kitchen and immediately rubbed them down with halved tomatoes so that the acid would etch and age them instantly. Go for it, I say. Here are some great posts on this subject.