Erin McLaughlin's IKEA kitchen makeover
Style at Home's editor-in-chief, Erin McLaughlin, undergoes a stunning IKEA kitchen makeover with Croma Design's winning plan.
Focusing the energy
Once the vision was in place, the team set to work demolishing the old and bringing in the new. IKEA’s Akurum cabinets were used in long banks to give the space a high-end custom look. The magic began to happen when the high-gloss Abstrakt doors on the lower kitchen cabinets and the island met the hand-forged bronze handles from Rocky Mountain Hardware. To soften the look and add a level of warmth, the Nexus doors on the upper cabinets and the pantry cupboards were sprayed in a dove-grey colour. The addition of stainless steel Thermador appliances, including an integrated dishwasher, flush-mount refrigerator and freezer columns, wine column and incredible chef-worthy range, allows Erin to indulge her love of gourmet cooking and easy entertaining.
Many kitchen renovations incorporate drawers in the lower bank of cabinets, but Croma chose to stick with Ikea’s Akurum cabinets with high-gloss white Abstrakt doors for a visually seamless look.
Ikea’s comfortable Glenn bar stools blend nicely with the aesthetics of the space and tuck away neatly under the counter.