We finished our kitchen remodel a few months ago and one of the questions I was asked was how we organized our kitchen cabinets. So today I’m sharing a look inside our IKEA kitchen cabinets!
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We used IKEA’s SEKTION line with Semihandmade doors. I opted for mostly drawer storage with very few traditional cabinets with shelves. We have no upper cabinets in our main galley kitchen area and opted instead for two open shelves on either side of the range. I did add two upper cabinets in the wet bar for stemware storage. The IKEA cabinets have proven to be great! For anyone that is skeptical, I highly recommend them. My favorite feature of the IKEA cabinets is the drawer within the top drawer. You’ll see what I mean. Another great feature is the soft close, which is pretty standard now but after living in our outdated kitchen for two years it was a noticeable and welcome improvement.
A Look Inside our IKEA Kitchen Cabinets
After a few months of use, I’m pretty happy with the way our cabinets are organized. Let’s start with the inside of the island.
To the left of the sink, across from the fridge I have a small 12″ cabinet with a pull-out system I use for Tupperware, zip locks bags, aluminum foil, etc.
To the right of that drawer and directly next to the sink is the most used cabinet in the kitchen. It houses the flatware and dinnerware. Here you can get a good look at the drawer within a drawer.
This neat feature allows you to maximize the storage within the cabinet.
The sink cabinet has everything you would expect, cleaning supplies, etc. To the right of the sink is the trash drawer that fits two of the huge IKEA trash bins. We use one for trash and one for recycling. The hidden upper cabinet stores trash bags.
Next to the trash drawer is our microwave with one small drawer underneath. You may be surprised to see that our crockpot fits nicely in here along with the hand mixer and immersion blender. To the right of that, you see one cabinet with shelving that houses cookbooks, candles and our vitamins are on the top shelf.
On the back wall of the kitchen where the range is, we have one cabinet in between the range and the fridge. This cabinet stores spices, extra glassware and other dishes.
To the immediate left of the range is where our amazing cookware lives. The top drawer is where I keep pot holders, trivets, the spoon rest, dishtowels and additional cookware such as our lasagna pan. On the end of the back wall of the kitchen is our largest kitchen cabinet. It’s 36″ and houses serveware, platters, my Le Creuset Dutch Ovens and bakeware in the bottom drawer.
We worked in cabinets on the backside of the island and into the sides of the island as well. This cabinet houses extra coffee cups and vases and that’s about it. The double cabinets on the other side of the island don’t have anything in them. They were designed to be the dog feeding station but I decided against it. I’m sure the cabinets will come in handy eventually. It’s always nice to have more storage than you need.
Inside our IKEA Kitchen Cabinets in the Wet Bar
It is impressive how much we can fit in the wet bar cabinets. Plumbing takes up the majority of space in the sink cabinet but we’re still able to fit some bar and coffee accessories inside. The middle cabinet drawers fit a ton of stuff including many full-size liquor bottles in the bottom drawer, koozies, bar accessories and the top drawer houses our tea and espresso capsules.A mini-fridge is on the far right end of the wet bar.
There you go! A look behind the doors and inside our IKEA kitchen cabinets.
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