A poorly designed kitchen in a 1940s Denver home receives an affordable renovation with IKEA products and DIY touches.
Tabitha Shakespeare, founder of Colorado–based fashion and lifestyle blog
Tabitha Lane, recently remodeled the 100-square-foot kitchen in her 1940s home using mainly IKEA cabinetry and appliances. Shakespeare didn’t like the look of the old space, but what really bugged her was the lack of separation between the living area and the kitchen.
|Grand Total: $7,830|
Because the original kitchen had an L-shaped plan, there was a lot of wasted counter space. The house also lacked a proper dining area, so one of Shakespeare’s goals was to find a way to include a breakfast bar in the redesigned kitchen.
“In the end I decided to gut the whole kitchen and start from scratch. I knew from the beginning that I wanted an IKEA kitchen because the pricing and storage options are unbeatable. Since it’s such a small space I wanted to make the most of it,” says Shakespeare. She sourced all the cabinetry and appliances from IKEA, and she was able to complete the remodel for just $7,830.
Shakespeare hired Denver–based firm Idea Guy Assembly & Installation to install the IKEA cabinets, and she was very pleased with their work.
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