Thursday, August 8, 2013

{thursday's take two | diy mini kitchen}

Happy Thursday Designistas! For today's "take two" we want to share with you a fabulous blogger Handmade Charlotte.

We think she's pretty fabulous and are in love with her blog.

So today we want to share with you her July 8th post on creating a Mini Kitchen for under $400! Enjoy!

Build A DIY Mini Kitchen For Under $400

Build An IKEA Mini Kitchen For Under $400
Here’s a super styl­ish mini kitchen for your home office, stu­dio, guest suite, or fam­ily room. It only costs a few hun­dred dol­lars and can eas­ily be built in a day or two with the help of a friend. All it takes is a quick trip to your local IKEA store and a lit­tle elbow grease!
Build An IKEA Mini Kitchen For Under $400
The mini kitchen was the per­fect solu­tion for our craft stu­dio. Located in the loft of a barn on our prop­erty, it’s just far enough away to make it incon­ve­nient to truck it back to the house every time we wanted a cold drink or a cup of coffee.
Ready to build a mini kitchen of your own? Let’s get started!
DIY IKEA Mini Kitchen Materials List

Shop­ping List
To make things eas­ier, we put together a print­able mini kitchen shop­ping list. Sim­ply print a copy, hand it off to one of the kitchen plan­ners at your local IKEA store, and you’ll have every­thing you need for your project.
Here’s a quick check­list of the tools you’ll need:
  • Elec­tric screw­driver & screw­driver bits
  • Cir­cu­lar saw or fine-toothed hand­saw (to cut countertops)
  • Jig­saw (to cut hole for sink)
  • Hole saw (to drill hole for faucet)
  • Spirit level
  • Mea­sur­ing tape
  • C-clamps
  • Pro­tec­tive glasses
  • Pen­cil
For instal­la­tion instruc­tions, refer to the easy-to-follow kitchen instal­la­tion guide from IKEA. You can pick up a copy from your local IKEA store or down­load a PDF ver­sion from their web­site.
IKEA FIXA Drill Template - simple solution for aligning handles on cabinet drawers and doors!

While you’re at IKEA, we highly rec­om­mend pick­ing up a FIXA Drill Tem­plate ($1.99). If you’ve ever installed cab­i­nets before, you know how much of a pain it is to line up and drill the holes for the han­dles, knobs, and pulls. It can be done in a mat­ter of sec­onds with this inge­nious tool. Prob­lem solved!

Build An IKEA Mini Kitchen For Under $400
We’re absolutely in love with our new IKEA kitchen. We were actu­ally shocked by how easy it was to install and the drilling tem­plate still has us jump­ing for joy. The handy stu­dio addi­tion is a total life­saver and will be trea­sured for years to come.
If you’re any­thing like us, you’ll be won­der­ing why you didn’t pull the trig­ger on a mini kitchen years ago. Visit our IKEA Kitchen Inspi­ra­tion board on Pin­ter­est for more great ideas!

1 comment:

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