The holiday-ready kitchen

18 November 2016

No other part of the home sees as much action during the holidays as the kitchen. And while we wouldn’t have it any other way, we think every kitchen can benefit from a few easy tweaks and upgrades. Less stress, more fun and tons of food!

A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters. A close-up image of a wire trellis hung above a kitchen island, decorated with greenery and cookie cutters.

THE LAST THING YOU NEED during the holiday baking rush is to be darting all about the kitchen. You’ve got enough to do, right? Consider an island stocked with your most-used items and add a seasonal touch above (good news: it doubles as storage).

Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking. Shelving and storage above a kitchen counter that is ready for baking.

THIS TIME OF YEAR, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BAKING. But that can also mean lots of hot trays and dishes straight out of the oven. Avoid accidental burns by letting them cool up high on shelving that can handle the heat (bonus points go to that rail for extra storage). You’ll be left with lots of clear counter space!

LET YOUR WALLS DO SOME WORK. Just hang a couple of wire trellises and let them stash kitchen tools, holiday decorations and your favourite recipes. 

GROUP ACTIVITIES (LIKE TRUFFLE MAKING) REQUIRE LOTS OF SPACE. And huddling around the stove just won’t cut it sometimes. It’s time for some extra hobs! This induction hob gives you a whole new cooking area and makes it easy to gather around a kitchen island or trolley instead.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

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Interior designer: Ingrid Eliasson/Emma Parkinson
Digital designer: Cecilia Zabala
Copywriter: Vanessa Algotsson
Photographer: Mårten Linton
Editor: Linda Harkell