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Cleaning your IKEA cabinets and your new kitchen

Congratulations! You finally have your beautiful, dream kitchen, and of course you want to keep it in great shape. Here are the care instructions from IKEA–this information is an excerpt from their 25 Year Warranty. Our cabinet doors and drawer fronts are built to withstand everyday life in the kitchen for many years. That means, for Read More

Thetis Lake kitchen

When we look at these before and after pictures it really drives it home what a difference new cabinets can make to a small kitchen. This is a home near Thetis Lake on a beautiful, sunny street–but as you can see the kitchen was in need of more storage and a fresh look. The homeowner Read More

IKAN roadtrip to see IKEA’s new Sektion kitchen line

We made it–baby in tow and all–to IKEA to check out their new kitchen system. It was pretty exciting for us to get a chance to all spend the day together and to see the unveiling of the new line (it is IKEA’s first new kitchen system in 20 years!). From right: Alexis, Kyler, Dean’s Read More

Mt Doug sunny kitchen~ white IKEA cabinets

This may be one the busiest kitchens we’ve ever had the pleasure of working on (and you’ll never believe us from looking at the pictures, because everyone vacated to the back yard). On this particular day, the kitchen was bustling with the homeowner (who is pure sunshine in human form), her daughter, her dog, and Read More

IKEA’s new colourful open cabinets

The IKAN team took a trip to Vancouver last week to check out IKEA’s new Sektion cabinets. One of their new designs are open cabinets with interiors in vibrant colours. Check them out and tell us what you think!

Kitchen by the sea ~ walnut cabinets

Near the Pacific Ocean and right across the street from one of Victoria’s premier golf courses is a sprawling townhome. The homeowner wanted to update the tired-looking kitchen and ensure the small space had lots of storage and a custom cabinet to hide the garbage compressor. She loved the warm look of these IKEA cabinets Read More

Broadmead hilltop retreat

Nestled amongst the Garry Oaks on a hilltop in Broadmead is a beautiful townhouse with sweeping views of Saanich… and a kitchen that needed an update so it would suit its beautiful environment. The new homeowner called IKAN and collaborated with our team to completely remodel his kitchen. Now it’s a space where people enjoy lingering, cooking, and even cleaning up.  Read More

Lights, Camera, Kyler!

Kyler is making his the next step in his spokesperson career. It was only a matter of time after his modelling debut that Hollywood CHEK TV came calling. So he’s transitioning from the runway to the screen. Tune in to CHEK to see him talking about IKAN with one of our past clients and media personality, Gordie Tupper. The clips will Read More

Room for every thing

We want to take a closer look at something we are passionate about at IKAN: living within our means. By that we are referring to a few things: being economical, working with the space we have (when it can suffice), and surrounding ourselves with just the things we need. We have worked on a number Read More

Two weeks until Sektion is available at IKEA Canada

It’s almost here! Sektion, the new IKEA kitchen system, will be available to see and purchase at IKEA stores in Canada in two weeks. Here is a look at the Sektion page on IKEA’s site: Why are we so excited? First, the cabinets are designed with flexible dimensions for height, width and depth. So whatever space you have Read More