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IKEA Kitchen Reveal – Scandi-Mod Wisconsin Cabin

Welcome to our Scandinavian Fashionable cabin kitchen reveal! On this publish, I’ll be sharing the method of renovating our cabin kitchen and our expertise doing an IKEA kitchen.

IKEA Kitchen

Say whats up to our stunning Scandinavian Fashionable Wisconsin cabin kitchen that my husband and I renovated on a finances.

We couldn’t be happier with how this IKEA kitchen turned out and I’m excited to dive deeper into the entire particulars of this renovation.

The Scandi/Mod Design

The general vibe of our cabin is Scandinavian-modern with a country twist. We bought the house from homeowners of 30 years who did an incredible job preserving the pure wooden paneling within the residence. There was numerous carpet — even on the kitchen island (3,000 sq. ft. to be actual) — and an authentic kitchen that badly wanted some tender love and care.

Our purpose with this renovation was to infuse the house with Scandinavian fashionable vibes whereas protecting the true attraction (insert: wooden paneling) of the cabin.

With that in thoughts, we saved the wooden paneling on the partitions and ceiling and put in a good looking white backsplash with white paint to complete it off. As a substitute of doing white or pure wooden cupboards, we went inexperienced/gray to verify it paired properly with the wooden paneling.

The Supplies

The vast majority of the supplies used for this challenge got here from IKEA aside from only a few issues. Beneath you will see hyperlinks to all the pieces plus my opinion on the method 😀

Cupboards & {Hardware}

Hey COVID, whats up delays! When souring cupboards for this challenge, we wished to remain on a fairly tight finances, whereas managing loopy delivery delays resulting from COVID. I priced choices at Menards, BOXI, and IKEA and ended up going the IKEA route as a result of they had been priced the very best (by far) and had the quickest supply time (in order that they mentioned).

IKEA cupboards come unassembled, so it’s really a DIY challenge understanding that it’s a must to put them collectively and grasp them your self. Each Menards and BOXI got here assembled, jacking the value up.

We selected to go together with IKEA’s BODARP Matte Grey/Inexperienced Cupboards as a result of I liked the flat-panel Scandinavian vibe, plus I received my inexperienced kitchen with out having to color the cupboards and spend much more cash.

I completely love how the grey/inexperienced colour pairs with the white oak LVP flooring and the superb authentic woodworking. I feel white would have been too stark/fashionable, and I’m actually proud of this colour alternative.


The {hardware} we bought for these cupboards was additionally IKEA. At $4 a bit, these Hackas matte black cupboard pulls are really a stellar deal and supply a wonderful fashionable vibe

green/grey IKEA kitchen

Home equipment

One factor that we love about IKEA is that it’s really a one-stop-shop. Their kitchens are designed with room for traditional home equipment and we determined to buy straight from IKEA for a couple of causes.

  1. Timing: delivery was 4 weeks.
  2. Price: you actually can’t beat IKEA costs.
  3. Comfort: the truth that you possibly can order all the pieces without delay and never should bounce round from store to buy is very nice.
  4. Sale: on the time of buy, they had been having their 20% off family and friends sale, which drove the value down much more.

I’ll say that these are under no circumstances high-end home equipment. However, once more, that is our cabin kitchen and we had been in search of reasonably priced choices. Whereas we received a very nice deal on these home equipment, I’ve one huge caveat. THE DANG STICKY PLASTIC PROTECTOR.

The home equipment come wrapped in a sticky plastic protector and it’s a must to manually peel them off. It’s so arduous to take away this sticky mess, particularly from the crevasses.

This may occasionally sound foolish, however there’s nonetheless plastic caught to each equipment we bought as a result of we have to Exacto-knife it off and we haven’t gotten round to it,

Our Home equipment

Listed here are hyperlinks to every of our home equipment:

photo of microwave and stove


I lastly received my farmhouse sink everybody and let me let you know IKEA makes it very easy as a result of they solely have a couple of choices. We bought the Havsen sink and I like that it has 2 sides.

It’s solely been a couple of months since set up, however to this point so good.

As for the tap, we initially bought one from IKEA and have since upgraded it for aesthetics and high quality functions. The present one we now have is the Delta Essa Faucet in Matte Black that I received from IKEA.

black faucet

Pendant Lights

$42. Folks of the web, these pendants had been $42 — TOTAL. That’s proper, they’re $21 apiece at IKEA and you actually can’t get a greater deal than that!

I knew I wished black pendants and noticed these at IKEA and couldn’t go up the deal. The one factor I want was completely different about them, was that the within was the identical matte black as the surface as a substitute of white. However, for $42 I feel I can stay.

I wished to make an observation that along with the two pendant lights, we put in 4 recess lights for additional mild, and boy do they make a distinction. Electrical was one in all our largest line objects (see under), however undoubtedly value it.

kitchen island

Floating Cabinets

Who knew it was so arduous to search out floating cabinets! This was one of many hardest issues for me to supply as a result of I wanted a fairly particular measurement and wished white oak.

After buying and failing a couple of occasions, I lastly discovered the floating cabinets of my desires from Rejuvenation.

As a result of they’re actual 2-inch white oak cabinets, they’re undoubtedly probably the most costly objects in the entire kitchen, however completely value it.

Shelf Specs

Love these white oak floating cabinets? Listed here are the precise specs of those I received:

  • 2-inches thick
  • 24-inches large
  • 10-inches deep

PS: we hung them round 15-inches other than each other and the primary shelf was butt up towards the underside of our higher cupboards and sit proper on high of our tile.

floating shelves

Counter tops

Counter tops — the most costly line merchandise in the entire finances. On the time we bought our IKEA kitchen, they weren’t promoting/putting in their very own counter tops. I’m not certain the explanation, however I’m assuming COVID/provide chain points.

With that mentioned, we determined to supply counter tops from an area vendor (we used Development Stone Surfaces out of Eau Claire, WI). Quartz is unquestionably an improve, however I feel it’s value it long run.

I discovered a very fairly product referred to as Aldino Giallo Quartz that I fell in love with. I actually appreciated the brown/gold hues within the veining and that it was nonetheless vibrant white.

My Expertise with Development Stone:

We did have a little bit of a hiccup when it got here to working with Development Stone. The workforce that got here to measure didn’t do an incredible job and ended up measuring each the island and L counter tops incorrectly. So, when it got here to set up, nothing match.

The worst half was that the unique set up was the day earlier than Thanksgiving, leaving us with an unusable turkey day kitchen.

Development Stone ended up leaving the wrong counters put in over Thanksgiving, however we needed to wait 2 extra weeks for them to re-cut and set up. We additionally needed to uninstall and reinstall each plumbing and equipment electrical energy to take action which was a little bit of a ache.


I knew I wished to maintain the backsplash easy and white. Initially I used to be going to go together with a skinner subway tile and set it vertical, however then I got here throughout this lattice weave sample from Daltile and fell in love.

The tile was somewhat cheap and I want I might have bought sufficient to go all the best way up the ceiling, however I used to be brief by only a hair so we determined to tile simply the backsplash.

Grout: We went with a lightweight gray grout colour, however I feel white would have appeared good as nicely.

paper towel holder


  • European Mule Deer Mount: I like me a fake set of antlers and I couldn’t be happier with the European mount I discovered from Solid Horn Designs.
  • Stools: the stools pictured in these images had been bought in the summertime of 2021 from West Elm. I received them on tremendous sale ($70/2 stools to be actual) and so they now not have them. Whomp.
  • Eating Gentle Fixture: the mild fixture above our eating desk was additionally bought from West Elm. They’ve it in each matte black and gold.
  • Eating Desk: the desk I bought seats 10 individuals and known as the Mockelby desk from IKEA. For IKEA, it’s truly actually nice high quality and was decently priced at $699.
  • Eating Chairs: because it’s our cabin, I didn’t need to spend an arm and a leg on chairs. I purchased 10 IKEA Janinge chairs at $65 every.
kitchen table

IKEA Kitchen Finances – The Breakdown

Beneath you will see the breakdown of our IKEA kitchen finances by supplies and labor. I wished to make an observation that I didn’t embody 2 issues: flooring (we redid the ground in your entire home) and ceiling drywall.


  • Cupboards: $5,500
  • Home equipment: $4,500
  • {Hardware}: $150
  • Sink/Faucet: $350
  • Pendant Lights: $42
  • Counter tops (not IKEA): $6,000
  • Tile (not IKEA): $270

Complete price of supplies: $16,820


  • Demo/Cupboard Set up: $3,500
  • Equipment Set up: $560
  • Plumbing: $400
  • Electrical: $1500
  • Tile Set up: $1500

Complete price of labor: $7,460

Complete price of challenge: $24,280

I actually can’t imagine that each one of this got here in at below $25,000! AND- it might have been nearly $7,500 much less if Mark and I might have executed the work ourselves.

We all know lots of people are super-duper helpful and will have executed this kitchen for $17,000, however we determined to rent out the constructions from the very starting to hopefully make this a smoother and higher course of.

Execs & Cons of an IKEA Kitchen

Professional – Design Providers: among the finest components about doing an IKEA kitchen is their free design service. You should use their on-line planning too, however you can too go in-store along with your measurements and have an expert designer enable you to design and order your kitchen. I went in two completely different occasions and spent round 2 hours every time. It was very useful and FREE.

Professional – Value: you actually can’t beat IKEA’s costs. The whole quantity we spent on supplies was $16,820 and $6,000 of that was quartz counter tops not from IKEA. Plenty of different cupboard locations quoted me at nearly that very same worth, so it’s fabulous you will get nearly a complete kitchen for below $20k.

Con – Horrible Provide Chain Points: I’m not certain if that is all COVID-related, however we had a bummer of an expertise when it got here to delivery. Our authentic ship date was 4 weeks after the order (loopy quick) and it simply by no means confirmed up (no warning e mail or name!). I tracked it down and so they rescheduled for 4 weeks later. The order ended up coming, however solely about 3/4 of the stuff confirmed up.

I used to be backwards and forwards with customer support for hours and a few of the merchandise had been in inventory and shipped instantly, however I needed to “regulate a handful of issues” and “name the shop each week” to see if it was again in inventory. One factor, specifically, was a nook base. If you understand something about this course of, you understand it’s a must to have all cupboards put in earlier than transferring to the subsequent step — counter tops. It ended up taking 3-4 months to lastly get all the pieces we wanted and I needed to be VERY persistent.

Con – Plastic Overlaying on Home equipment: I discussed this above, however the sticky mess from the adhesive on our home equipment proper now could be very unlucky.

Con – It’s a must to put it collectively: whereas we employed this out, a con of doing an IKEA kitchen is placing collectively the entire cabinetry your self. The order is available in 1,000,000 bins and it undoubtedly wasn’t one thing we wished to tackle ourselves.

Earlier than Images

I couldn’t depart you hanging with out the epic earlier than images. As a result of is it really a kitchen reveal with out the earlier than and after images? I hope you take pleasure in the entire carpet 😀

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