Right from the start, the owners of this new build knew they wanted to employ the design and installation expertise of Kyler Davalovsky from IKAN Installations to incorporate IKEA cabinetry throughout. The entrepreneurial couple with two young children wanted a sleek, modern look with high-quality finishing, family friendly storage, and office space to run their home-based businesses. “IKEA cabinetry is flat-packed with set dimensions, so it has a significant cost saving yet the quality is superb with top-of-the-line hardware and a 25-year warranty,” says Davalovsky whose company exclusively installs IKEA cabinetry. “The cost savings allowed this couple to splurge on finishing components, like the waterfall kitchen countertop.”
The kitchen also features a bar and narrow walk-through butler’s pantry, where the homeowners store appliances at the ready but out of sight from the main living areas. An integrated dishwasher and lack of upper cabinetry maintains the contemporary, European look while functional lower cabinets feature IKEA’s drawer within a drawer system.
“Accessorizing IKEA cabinetry is so much fun, and it’s easy to move things around and integrate cool new products,” says Davalovsky. Using IKEA’s vast selection of storage accessories, he says the clients can further customize their kitchen, allowing the space to flex and grow as they use it. “With our knowledge and experience, we can turn the IKEA product into a custom feel, modifying heights, depths and widths to customize the space,” says Davalovsky.
“In this project, the clients wanted floating cabinetry, so we re-engineered everything so that it could be hung.” In the yoga studio, Davalovsky and his team used PAX wardrobes customized with open shelving to give the room symmetry and a built-in look.
The upstairs landing contains a dual art station for the children, with feature cabinetry in the foyer at the bottom of the stairs, and a separate mudroom.
IKAN’s installers and designers are all in-house which allows for the design and finishing services to be built around close communication and smooth workflow. In this family home, that efficiency, combined with an imaginative use of flat-pack cabinetry, provided creative storage solutions with modern, customized style.