Renew your kitchen
Renew your kitchen
There are lots of ways to update your kitchen without a making a big investment. With a few simple changes you can have a whole new style, and a more functional, efficient kitchen.
Replace the cabinet doorsA total transformation without any renovation. All our door styles fit on your existing IKEA cabinet frames. Change all door and drawer fronts or only a few. Go from high-gloss to wood veneer, mix colours or combine solid doors with glass.
Switch the handlesA little thing like a knob can make a big difference in the look of your kitchen. And it’s one of the easiest things to change. The distance between the holes is the same for most IKEA handles, so they can be replaced without having to drill new holes.
Add wall panelsReplace old ceramic tiles with a new wall finish. Our wall panels are easy to wipe clean and stand up to water, heat and steam. They’re perfect for around the sink and hob, but they can also be used to add personality to other areas of your kitchen.
Change to pull-out lardersYou don’t have to empty your cabinet to get the bowl in the back. Replace your old IKEA cabinet shelves with pull-out larders or drawers. They provide a better overview and make reaching way into the back a thing of the past.
Organise the drawersAlways pulling out the corkscrew when you’re reaching for the whisk? Drawer organisers keep everything from plates to chopsticks orderly and easy-to-find.
Use clear containersOrganise your drawers and cabinets with transparent containers. They maximise space and provide a quick overview. Fit containers together sideways or stacked, and watch how unruly packages of rice, flour and beans line up and behave.
De-clutter the worktopGet more worktop-space by hanging utensils, herbs, and more on the wall. A wall-hanging system gives you more room to chop, and puts the things you use most in easy reach.
Extend your workspaceWhere should you put the mushrooms while you chop the onions? A fitted tray or chopping board over the sink gives you an extra drop-off zone and more workspace.
Add open shelvingIt’s easy to get stuck thinking about cabinet space. But adding open shelving is a way to maximises empty walls and corners, while giving the kitchen an airy feeling. Shelves and brackets can be placed almost anywhere, and the length can be varied to accommodate your space and storage needs.
Save energySwitching to energy efficient appliances is better for the planet and your pocket. For example, an energy-A rated fridge/freezer can use half the energy than one ten years older. All of our ovens, dishwashers, fridges and freezers are energy-rated A or better. But if you stick with your existing appliances, it’s still possible to use them more efficiently. Only run your dishwasher when it’s completely full and save the warmer setting for really tough jobs. If you have an electric hob, match your pot with the burner size. Using a small pot on a big burner mean a lot of heat goes straight up into the air.
Save waterChanging your current kitchen tap for a tap with a water-saving function reduces your water consumption in the kitchen by 30% without changing the water pressure.
Reduce waste (and save dinner!)Throwing everything in the same bin is old news. Recycling just one aluminium can saves enough energy to power a television set for three hours. Our waste-sorting bins make it easy to sort your trash. They can be placed under the sink, on the wall or on the floor, and they’re easy to keep clean. Just check with your city to see what can be recycled.
Cutting down on waste in the kitchen isn’t just about recycling your pasta box. It’s also about the food you cook. Starting a compost means your food scraps don’t go to waste – they pass on nutrients to your garden. And instead of throwing out the rest of dinner, why not pack it in one of our food savers and enjoy a homemade lunch at work? It’s better for the environment and tastes a lot better too.