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It’s official. Same exceptional kitchens, now with even MORE options to create your dream living spaces

IKAN started with the installation of IKEA kitchens and we haven’t stopped, only now our services have grown to offer a broader range of choices to include fully customized options for your home design wish list. From kitchens and bathrooms, to master closets and mudrooms, we’ve got you covered. We are delighted to offer three Read More


Introducing: UDDEVALLA

New to IKEA’s line of doors is a creative concept that melds art, entertainment and function…..the UDDEVALLA! UDDEVALLA’s blackboard finish adds flair to your space, great for play rooms, kitchens and mud rooms.  The use of recycled materials for the front, the matte black finish, and the chalk board surface allow you to write notes, draw Read More


Welcome to Our New Showroom!

We are so thrilled that after months of work… we have finally opened our doors!  Come visit us in our new showroom at, 314 Cook, in the heart of Cook Street Village, we welcome you and your dogs to come in for a visit!  Having a place to discuss design while being able to be Read More


Birch, bright & beachy

For these homeowners, wanting to reconfigure a fairly compact kitchen space, IKAN offered a solution and in-home design consultation that fit the look and budget. Working with IKAN designer Christine Pitts, the homeowners decided BJÖRKET birch cabinets offered the perfect light, warm look they were after. As stunning as they are on the outside, there is nothing Read More

Coastal calm

Coastal calm | IKAN kitchen

For a busy family, there is nothing like a spacious kitchen with room to gather and plenty of storage. So when it was time to renovate, these homeowners knew they want ceiling-height cabinets, lots of drawers, and the incredible IKEA interior organizers. There was one thing they dreamed of but almost didn’t even mention: an island. Read More

Tips for picking a kitchen blacksplash

Backsplashes are the perfect opportunity to highlight the style of your kitchen. Here are some of the ways IKAN designers or our clients have done just that! Tiling to accent the range – The perfect way to add a little punch to a focal point in your kitchen!   Crisp, clean and versatile subway tile – You can never go wrong with Read More


IKAN wins Customer Service award from HOUZZ

We’re pleased to maintain an active profile on Houzz so clients can view our work and rate our service. We’re humbled to see that we were just voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2017 award in the Customer Service category. Thank you to our clients for taking the time to leave us reviews. We greatly Read More

House & Home’s expert kitchen planning videos

House & Home magazine has launched an awesome eight-part kitchen reno video series walking homeowners through the kitchen design process. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, this guide is sure to help you. But remember, with IKAN Installations, our designers are here for you throughout the design process, from the initial in-home consultation to the Read More


Thank you, 2016, from IKAN

What a year! Another year where we met amazing new clients and colleagues, and installed some kick ass kitchens. From traditional to modern and everything in between, variety was the spice of our lives here at IKAN. This year we installed our 1,000th kitchen on Vancouver Island! Our Smart car got even smarter with some nifty Read More

white kitchen

I’m dreamin’ of a white… kitchen

It’s a Christmas treat for us this week to see Trend’s feature of an amazing IKAN project we just completed in Qualicum. Thank you to Amy and the team for travelling up island to share this magical home with the CHEK viewers. You can see the video yourself (and you should!) HERE. This home has more storage Read More