I’m a big fan of IKEA, especially when it comes to kitchens. I’m basing this purely on aesthetics and functionality as I have never had or experienced an IKEA kitchen myself. I just love the way they look and the way they are designed to make the very best use of every available bit of space. Living in the UK, where our homes have the smallest floor space of any European country at just 76m2 for the average new build, space is definitely at a premium. I’m always amazed by the genius space saving designs that I see at IKEA and I’d love to replicate some of them in my own home, especially in my tiny kitchen. Anyway, I’m getting off track here, this isn’t a post about tiny kitchens or space saving designs. It’s a post about how fricking gorgeous the TORHAMN kitchen cabinet door fronts from IKEA are. I’ve had these on file since this time last year so I thought it was about time I shared the gorgeousness with you lovely lot.
The TORHAMN doors are made from particle board, stain resistant ash veneer and a protective coat of acrylic lacquer. Each door is unique, with varying grain patterns and shifts in colour that highlight the natural charm of wood. It brings the feeling of tradition, quality and handmade craftsmanship to your kitchen. And it has a real Scandi vibe to it.
When I designed TORHAMN I wanted to create a kitchen with a strong traditional connection. I was inspired by the Shaker style, which combines functionality with simple straightforward design and handmade craftsmanship. I used solid wood frames and ash veneer for the doors and accented them with forged handles. I also designed a glass door and FALSTERBO wall shelf and wall rail with hooks. Now you can create a complete kitchen with a sense of warmth, tradition and timeless high quality.
Designer Mikael Axelsson
Isn’t it just beautiful? I would love to have this kitchen in my own home. It just looks so natural and far more exclusive than an IKEA kitchen. What do you reckon? I’d love to hear from anyone who has an IKEA kitchen. What were your experiences of fitting it and how is it to live with?