Yesterday we visited Ikea in Round Rock to look at the kitchen cabinets. Peter found it very boring, next time we’ll put in their creche. It was down to a choice between high gloss Abstrakt white or stainless steel Rubrik. Today I attempted to design a kitchen using the Ikea kitchen planner and discovered that doing a whole kitchen in Rubrik stainless steel isn’t really possible. The choices of modular parts are just too limited. There was a nice stainless steel demo at the Ikea in Round Rock but I now believe it’s impossible to make from standard Ikea modular parts without a lot of custom stainless steel work. So I did Abstrakt high gloss white but it looked pretty dull and boring. So I tried switching to Abstract high gloss red. I think it looks good.
The counter-tops are to be Caeserstone Quartz Nougat (white with chips in it). Obviously the counter-top is supposed to extend to connect the two bits sticking out the front of the island where the stools are, but you don’t seem to be able to have a counter-top without a counter underneath it in the Ikea kitchen designer tool.