Kitchen of the Week: An Ikea Kitchen, Elevated and Upgraded

We love an excellent Ikea-hack kitchen. This pleasant one involves us courtesy of London-based architects James Alder and Thom Brisco (previously of Alder Brisco, now training as James Alder Architect and Brisco Loran). Tasked with constructing an extension to a Thirties townhouse in West London for a pair with younger youngsters, they got here up with intelligent, economical options—together with choosing Ikea base cupboards and hard-wearing, no-fuss supplies.

“Previous to the rework, the tiny galley kitchen was remoted from the residing and eating areas,” explains Thom. “The shoppers hoped to see it enlarged and repositioned to turn into a focal heart of the house, the place the household may discuss their day collectively, put together meals, and overlook play and homework.”

With a lot of the price range allotted for the constructing of the eating room addition, James and Thom relied closely on Ikea for the kitchen replace, a technique that they employed prior to now to nice success (see Kitchen of the Week: A Create-Cook-Eat Space Built on a Tight Budget). Birch plywood cupboard doorways, topped with inexperienced Formica, from kitchen fabricator Farmwood entrance the Ikea cupboards for a customized look.

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